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Wisconsin is a state situated in the north-central United States, bordered by Lake Superior to the north, Michigan to the northeast, Lake Michigan to the east, Illinois to the south, Iowa tot he southwest, and Minnesota to the west. The name Wisconsin means 'meeting of the waters', but the state itself is known as "America's Dairyland," as it is one of the leading dairy producers in the country.

The state capital is Madison, while the largest city is Milwaukee. Other cities include Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Kenosha, Racine, and Wausau.

What to see & do

Milwaukee County Zoo - Milwaukee County Zoo is a zoo operated by the Milwaukee County Parks Commission. It covers 200 acres and is home to 1,800 animals. The zoo is known for the second birth of polar bears and siamangs in captivity, as well as for one of the largest group of bonobos in a location outside of their original habitat in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One of its most notable residents is its locally famous silverback gorilla Samson (1950-1981), who lived at the zoo for 30 years. The bones of Samson are now on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Noah's Ark Water Park - Noah's Ark is the largest water park in the United States of America. The park features 51 water slides, along with various attractions such as wave pools, lazy rivers, Noah's 4-D Dive-In Theater, a children's play area called Tadpole Bay Kiddie Kingdom, and more! Noah's Ark, located in Wisconsin Dells, opened in 1979 and is 70 acres in size. The park is open from May through September.

Tommy Bartlett's Thrill Show - The Tommy Bartlett Show, officially Tommy Bartlett's Water Ski & Jumping Boat Thrill Show, is an unusual and popular attraction involving Wisconsin showman Tommy Bartlett and a travelling group of entertainers that perform jaw-dropping stunts and acrobatics on water. Another attraction is the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory, a science centre with over 175 interactive activities for the whole family.

House on the Rock - House on the Rock is a very interesting attraction; it is a complex with architecturally unique streets, gardens, shops, and rooms, designed by Alex Jordan, Jr. There is a combination of real antiques and replicas in the House on the Rock, but guessing what's real and what was re-created is part of the fun. There are many peculiar features in the House, including automated musical instruments, the Infinity Room with over 3,000 windows, and Transportation Building.

How to get around within Wisconsin

Getting around the state without a car is easy, as many bus companies provide service within the state. The most reliable bus companies include Greyhound, Indian Trails, Jefferson Lines, Lamers Coach, and Wisconsin Coach. The state is also served by two Amtrak lines; Hiawatha operates seven daily roundtrips between Milwaukee and Chicago, while Empire Builder runs once daily from Seattle to Chicago.

How to get there

International travellers will find it easier to get into Wisconson by connecting from another state. General Mitchell International Airport, located in Milwaukee, receives flights from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, and other cities in the United States, as well as Toronto, Canada. Other airports serving various parts of Wisconsin are Austin Straubel International, Central Wisconsin Airport, Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Dane County Regional Airport, and Outagamie County Regional Airport.

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