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* Whether you are looking for a scenic view from up high, or down low, Illinois has it all and can be a perfect destination for your next family vacation.
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On vacation with kids to: Wisconsin, USA.
Wisconsin is a state in the United States and is located in the Great Lakes region.
The capital of the state is Madison and the largest city is Milwaukee. Wisconsin is bordered by the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois, as well as Lake Michigan and Superior. Wisconsin's economy was originally based on farming, mining, and lumbering. In the 20th century, tourism became important. Wisconsin's landscape, largely shaped by the Wisconsin glaciations of the last Ice Age, makes the state popular for both tourism and many forms of outdoor recreation. Numerous festivals are held throughout Wisconsin to celebrate its heritage. Such festivals are world renowned, and include Festa Italiana, Bastille Days, Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day), Summerfest, Africal World Festival, Indian Summer, and many others.
Wisconsin's climate is great for growing crops with a wet season falling in spring and summer, bringing with it almost two-thirds of yearly precipitation. It brings cold snowy winters, which are what Wisconsin is well-known for.
Milwaukee is famous for its many breweries, and the Wisconsin countryside makes for a pretty scene with its rolling plains and herds of dairy cows. Nature just seems different up here, less crowded with people, more crowded with wild flora and fauna. While Wisconsin is known for its dairy farms, it is also home to large forests and thousands of lakes, including shoreline on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The Great Lakes, forests, small towns, microbrews, cheese, and a famous football team 'The Green Bay Packers', put these together, and you get Wisconsin. Dotted along 1,100 miles of scenic coastline, Wisconsin's harbor towns have been welcoming visitors to their shores for many years now. From sophisticated cities to fishing villages, Wisconsin's harbor towns feature unique outdoor recreation and beaches, shopping, museums, arts, dining and relaxing scenery.
Wisconsin can be a great destination for your vacation with the kids in both summer and winter.
In the summer, if you enjoy camping, biking, boating, hiking, picnicking or just hitting the beach, there are state parks, forest or trail waiting and there are several ethnic, food and music festivals across Wisconsin.
Wintertime activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. Wisconsin winter vacationers await a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, from the USA's largest collection of indoor waterparks to 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails.
Northern Wisconsin borders two of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, and the terrain of the Northwoods is that of pine forests. Lots of opportunities for family activities.
Central Wisconsin throws together charming small communities and busy centers of industry. Here you'll find the famous Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Black River Falls area, Lakeside Park and Green Bay.
Southern Wisconsin’s flavour is more of larger cities and primary resort areas. Wisconsin Dells attracts millions of visitors each year to its family-oriented vacation destination. The Southern Wisconsin nature consists of seven miles of the Wisconsin River, Cambrian sandstone cliffs and various tall rock formations. Wisconsin Dells has a reputation of “America’s Waterpark Capital” and offers great recreational activities for your vacation with the kids.
That's why Wisconsin has become the Midwest's family vacation playground for all seasons.
Popular cities and towns in Wisconsin:
Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in Wisconsin are: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha and Oshkosh.
Wisconsin offers lots of accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids. You can take a glance at the
accommodations section to see what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children.
Wisconsin vacations, almost everything in Wisconsin is family-friendly! In Wisconsin you'll find lodging accommodations ranging from luxurious bed and breakfasts to secluded cabins to lake-side resorts to
outstanding family hotels and motels. Many of the accommodations overlook the lakes. Check out one of the campgrounds in Wisconsin or choose a campground near the coastline. Why not choose a vacation rental Wisconsin style or one of the private vacation rental homes that are comfortable, clean, and spacious and friendly for your vacation with the kids. Lots of room for you and the family to spread out, prepare meals and wind down at the end of the day. It's all up to you, Wisconsin has a lot to offer and really suited for your vacation with the kids.
Wisconsin offers a number of amusement parks, zoos, outdoor activities, museums and other activities for children of all ages. Here we've listed some child-friendly activities and attractions.
Amusement and Theme Parks:
Bay Beach Amusement Park
Mt. Olympus Theme Park
Riverview Park & Waterworld
Waterparks and water fun:
Noah's Ark Water Park
Riverview Park & Waterworld
Henry Vilas Zoo
International Crane Foundation
Milwaukee County Zoo
Other sites and things to do with the kids in Wisconsin:
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame and Lambeau Field
Cana Island Lighthouse in Baileys Harbor
Miller Brewing Company
Harley –Davidson, Inc.
Sailing/yachting charters in Lake Superior and Lake Michigan
First Capitol Historic Site in Belmont
Historic walking tours of Ripon
Timm House in New Holstein
Wade House in Greenbush
Carr Valley Cheese Company self-guided tours
Harbor City Brewing Company
Hinchley Dairy Farm tours in Cambridge
More vacation destinations....
More usefull websites:
Wisconsin Official State Information Website
The official web site of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism