9 Signs You're Never Too Far From Wisconsin...

One of my closest friends and a lifelong Wisconsinite, was recently exiled from his homeland. While enjoying a new latitude, he was constantly reminded of Wisconsin. Wherever he went he would find contributions from the people and exports…

Wisconsin Snowmobiling by the Numbers

Let's start with a confession; I don’t own a snowmobile, but I usually get out one or two times a year with friends and co-workers. So why am I writing an article about snowmobiling in Wisconsin? Well a few years ago, I worked on an episode…
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association

12 Uniquely Wisconsin Holiday Gift Ideas

It happens every year: You get stuck buying for those notoriously impossible-to-impress relatives. I feel your pain, disheartened shopper, I really do. That is why the Discover Wisconsin crew has done the research for you and compiled our list…
Chain of Lakes by AJ Marz

10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Wisconsin

1. Wisconsin is modest about its lakes. Minnesota's official motto may be the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", but Wisconsin is not one to brag. The lake count comes in somewhere over 15,000, but the Wisconsin DNR modestly publishes a listing of 16,692…
Kenosha by Phil Koch

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kenosha

While filming in Kenosha last summer, our crew discovered this city is all about unexpected fun. But that's not all we learned. The locals taught us a few things about "K-Town," too... It hasn't always been "Kenosha." The Potawotomi first…

30 Days on the Road with Discover Wisconsin

“You must travel an awful lot!” That’s what most of our viewers say upon meeting us in person, and they’re absolutely right. Buckle up and join us during a month on the road with Discover Wisconsin.
Oktoberfest

20 Oktoberfest Celebrations in Wisconsin

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A German History of Wisconsin Compelled to leave their homeland due to crop failures and periodic epidemics, German immigrants settled the rich prairies and wooded lands of Wisconsin. The abundance of cheap farmland and a similar climate…
Wisconsin's Northwoods

What "Up North" Means To Me

It’s Friday afternoon in a typical Wisconsin workplace, and you and your co-workers are discussing weekend plans. Someone says they’re going “up north,” and immediately, everyone has a general sense of what that means. It doesn’t matter…
Christmas Tree

[INFOGRAPHIC] Longest-Running Travel TV Show in U.S.

This month marks not only the premiere of our 400th episode (Ahem...watch "A Northwoods Neighborhood" this weekend. Check our broadcast guide.) but it also marks Discover Wisconsin's 28th birthday! (*Sigh* We don't feel a day over 20...) What…
Christmas Tree

Wisconsin's #1 Christmastime Tradition

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Wisconsin families love a good tradition. For many it’s the annual pilgrimage to Deer Camp. Or it’s opening day tailgating at Miller Park. Traditions abound in this state—especially around the holidays—which is why this year, I decided…