Wisconsin - Rough Guides

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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As many cows as humans call Wisconsin home. About four million of each eat to their hearts’ content in this rich, rolling farmland, which has a higher proportion of overweight people than any other state. However, America’s self-proclaimed “Dairyland” is more than just one giant pasture. Beyond the massive red barns and silvery silos lie endless pine forests, some 15,000 sky-blue lakes, postcard-pretty valleys and dramatic bluffs. The state, whose Ojibway name means “gathering of the waters,” is bordered by Lake Michigan to the east, Lake Superior in the north and, to the west, the Mississippi and St Croix rivers. Only the southern boundary, with Illinois, is dry. The history of Wisconsin exemplifies the standard formula for westward expansion. This eTrail is a chapter excerpted from the book "The Rough Guide to USA." It is packed with information on this state including history, getting there and getting around, major cities and regions, and what to do and where to stay when you get there.
The Rough Guide to USA

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The Rough Guide to USA

by Samantha Cook, Tim Perry, and Greg Ward (Rough Guides)

As many cows as humans call Wisconsin home. About four million of each eat to their hearts’ content in this rich, rolling farmland, which has a higher proportion of overweight people than any other state. However, America’s self-proclaimed “Dairyland” is more than just one giant pasture. Beyond the massive red barns and silvery silos lie endless pine forests, some 15,000 sky-blue lakes, postcard-pretty valleys and dramatic bluffs. The state, whose Ojibway name means “gathering of the waters,” is bordered by Lake Michigan to the east, Lake Superior in the north and, to the west, the Mississippi and St Croix rivers. Only the southern boundary, with Illinois, is dry. The history of Wisconsin exemplifies the standard formula for westward expansion.

This eTrail is a chapter excerpted from the book "The Rough Guide to USA." It is packed with information on this state including history, getting there and getting around, major cities and regions, and what to do and where to stay when you get there.

©  Samantha Cook, Tim Perry, and Greg Ward/Rough Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Milwaukee
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for accommodations, dining, and activities is provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Wisconsin - Rough Guides

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