50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Wisconsin State to Know Story

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Introduction

50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Wisconsin State to Know Story

There are many interesting and fun facts about Wisconsin state to learn, including historical, weird...

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Wisconsin Fun Facts

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It was the 30th state

To start this list of fun Wisconsin facts, you should learn when it joined the...

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The Circus World Museum has hosted live performances since 1867

Visiting the circus used to be a tradition for families all over America. Not many...

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The ice cream sundae might have been invented here

Ice cream sundaes are a staple dessert around the country, but they have their roots...

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It's called the "Badger State"

Most people know that Wisconsin is called "America's Dairyland," but it's also known as the...

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Christopher Latham Sholes invented the typewriter

Though Christopher Latham Sholes was originally from Pennsylvania, he created his most famous invention in...

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Oshkosh hosts the largest experimental aviation event

Every year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, thousands of airplane enthusiasts gather for the annual EAA AirVenture...

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The Green Bay Packers are fan-owned

In 1923, just a few years after the team was founded, the Green Bay Packers...

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The first Harley Davidson was built in Milwaukee

One of the least-known, interesting Wisconsin facts is that the Harley-Davidson company was founded in...

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This state produces the most cheese

Wisconsin is often called "America's Dairyland." That nickname comes from the state's dairy production. Each...

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Children chose the state bird

Between 1926 and 1927, state legislation set out to name the official Wisconsin state bird...

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Madison is an important biking city

With more bikes than cars in the city, Madison is considered one of the most...

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There are a lot of water parks

Midwesterners are very familiar with Wisconsin Dells, in part because it's the unofficial "Waterpark Capital...

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The Milwaukee Public Museum is over 150 years old

The Milwaukee Public Museum was first chartered in 1882, and two years later, it was...

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Door County is compared to Cape Cod

With 300 miles of coast, the Door County peninsula has more shoreline than any other...

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It's the birthplace of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

A list of fun facts about Wisconsin wouldn't be complete without mentioning Frank Lloyd Wright...

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Interesting Facts About Wisconsin

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Lake Michigan touches the state

Wisconsin touches two of the five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. Altogether, this...

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Devil's Lake State Park formed 100,000 years ago

Devil's Lake is Wisconsin's most-visited state park. Its rock formations make it a popular spot...

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has changed

The Wisconsin Supreme Court was founded in 1848 and served as the state's "last resort...

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Wisconsin River is the state's longest

The Wisconsin River is 430 miles long and is a main tributary of the Mississippi...

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The state's elevation has a 1370-foot range

Since Wisconsin's landscape was formed by glaciers, it's not a particularly hilly state. However, it...

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There are a lot of ghost stories in the state

It's nearly impossible to go somewhere in the US that doesn't have local ghost stories...

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Stevens Point was voted "best place to live"

One of the most interesting facts about Wisconsin is that it has desirable places to...

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The state's flag has historic roots

The current iteration of the state flag of Wisconsin may have been designed in 1981...

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Wisconsin's name is a translation

As you've read, Wisconsin is named after the Wisconsin River, the state's longest waterway. However...

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There's a Wisconsin "Niagara Falls"

Though overshadowed by the cascade shared by Canada and New York, Wisconsin has its own...

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The Fox River is unique

Generally, rivers are formed to "help" water make its way back to the sea. In...

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Orson Welles was a Wisconsinite

Orson Welles is one of the most beloved and respected figures in cinema history. His...

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Wisconsin addresses are grid-based

If you look at a Wisconsin address, you might be confused by how long they...

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Many cities have international names

An interesting fact about Wisconsin that you probably didn't know has to do with the...

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The state motto is one word

If you look at the Wisconsin state seal, you'll encounter one of many amusing and...

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Cool Facts About Wisconsin

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Mt. Horeb is the troll capital

Since many people who call Wisconsin home have Scandinavian roots, traditions from northern Europe have...

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There's a Hamburger Hall of Fame

Seymour, Wisconsin is a small, quiet town. However, this little place has a potentially large...

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The House on the Rock is a marvel

Today, the House on the Rock is a tourist attraction that's full of eclectic and...

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The Barbie doll is from Wisconsin

The Barbie doll made its debut at the 1959 Toy Fair in New York. To...

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Milwaukee has the largest music festival

Wisconsin might not be the first place you think of when you hear "music festival,...

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Wisconsin History Facts

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French explorer Jean Nicolet was the first European in Wisconsin

A list of Wisconsin history facts should pay homage to the first settlers in the...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was born here

Laura Ingalls Wilder's books and the subsequent television series have shaped children's minds for decades...

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The Wisconsin Historical Society is the USA's oldest

The Wisconsin Historical Society is responsible for researching, interpreting, and preserving the state's history. Its...

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There have been five capitols

In its history as a state, Wisconsin has operated its government out of five different...

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Some of the original Native American tribes still remain

Currently, there are 11 officially recognized Native American tribes that live within Wisconsin's borders. Four...

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Weird Facts About Wisconsin

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Green Bay was the toilet paper capital

In 1920, Green Bay became famous for an unconventional reason. Around the globe, it became...

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Sputnik landed in Wisconsin

In 1960, Russia launched the Sputnik IV satellite. After two weeks, it was supposed to...

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Temperatures dip way below zero

You don't need to brush up on Wisconsin facts about the state to know it...

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You can surf in Sheboygan

You can fish, swim, and sail in Wisconsin's bodies of water, but you probably didn't...

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Wisconsin's size is average

Wisconsin is often considered an unassuming, average state. Its middle-of-the-road reputation is best reflected by...

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Random Facts About Wisconsin

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A lot of cranberries grow here

Wisconsin isn't just the nation's leading cheese producer, it's also the state that grows the...

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The state banned margarine

Margarine is a butter substitute spread that is made from either animal or plant fats...

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Houdini lived in Appleton

Before he became the famed magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini went by the name...

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A Wisconsin Senator created Earth Day

In 1970, environmental issues weren't the widespread concerns they are today. In an attempt to...

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The town of Cable hosts cross-country skiing races

To end this list of random facts, we have an interesting fact about Wisconsin culture...

Conclusion

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