Wisconsin is a state in the north-central region of the United States. It shares shorelines with Lake Michigan in the east and Lake Superior in the north. On land, it is bordered by Iowa to the southwest, by Illinois in the south, by Michigan in the northeast and by Minnesota to the west. Plus, it has the title of the 23rd largest state of the USA. Also, aside from Michigan it has the most extensive coastline with the Great Lakes.
Wisconsin is also known as “America’s Dairy Land,” because it is the country’s biggest producer of dairy, particularly cheese. The capital of Wisconsin is Madison. However, Milwaukee is the largest city. Milwaukee lies on Lake Michigan.
Wisconsin’s landscape is diverse. There are Northern Highlands, Western Uplands, and also a Central Plain in the state. Mountain and water sports attract hundreds of thousands of tourists to the state every year.
Tourism is one of the major sectors of the Wisconsin economy. The most popular tourist destinations in Wisconsin are the House on the Rock near Spring Green Town, Circus World Museum in Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells on the Wisconsin River. Furthermore, such festivals as Summerfest and the EAA Oshkosh Air Show are known internationally and draw hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
The northern part of the state, which used to be an industrial area, is now a very popular recreational destination. Conditions for water sports and activities are perfect in this region due to the numerous lakes and rivers. Also, the state is working to accommodate the growing interest in hunting and fishing, as another popular outdoor activity for tourists.
Door County, which is on the Door Peninsula, extends off the eastern coast of the state. This county is also a very popular tourist destination. It attracts hoards of boaters, because of the numerous naturally created harbors, bays and ports on both Green Bay and Lake Michigan.
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