Wisconsin - Fast Facts & Trivia

The Milwaukee Art Museum

  • The first Ringling Brothers Circus was performed in 1884 in Baraboo.

  • Somerset is the capital of Inner Tubing.

  • Green Bay is Wisconsin's oldest city.

  • Two Rivers is the home of the sundae.

  • Wisconsin's second oldest city is Prairie du Chien.

  • The constitution of the state is the oldest of any state west of the Allegheny Mountains. It was adopted in 1848.

  • Boscobeel is the capital of Turkey.

  • The Republican Party was founded in 1854 in Ripon.

  • The Hamburg Hall of Fame is located in Seymour.

  • Monroe is the Swiss cheese capital of the world.

  • Mercer is the Loon capital of the world.

  • With an average of 2,500 artists, the Milwaukee Summerfest is the largest music festival in the country.

  • The famous Wisconsinites include: Harry Houdini, famous sorcerer and escape artist. Douglas MacArthur, commanding general of the Second World War and the Korean War. Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most famous architect. William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. Don Ameche, actor and winner of an Academy Award for his performance in "Cocoon".

  • Mount Horeb's internationally renowned mustard museum houses the world's largest collection of mustards. The museum contains more than 2,300 mustards. The museum celebrates the National Mustard Day every August.

  • The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame is in Hayward.

  • Eagle River is known as the snowmobile capital of the world.

  • Marshfield is located in the geographic center of the state and is known as Hub City.

  • Bonduel is the spelling capital of Wisconsin.

  • Muscoda is the Morel mushroom capital of Wisconsin.

  • Sauk City is Wisconsin's oldest incorporated village.

  • Prairie du Sac hosts State Cow Chip Throwing contest on Labor Day weekend.

  • Sturgeon Bay is the shipbuilding capital of the Great Lakes.

  • Sheboygan is the bratwurst capital of the world.

  • The Falls in Niagara have the same geological feature as Niagara Falls, New York.

  • Green Bay is the toilet paper capital of the world.

  • Wisconsin visitors and residents enjoy the 7,446 streams and rivers of the state. They would stretch 26,767 miles end-to-end. This is more than enough to circle the globe at the equator.

  • Wisconsin Door County has five state parks and 250 miles of coastline along Lake Michigan. These numbers represent more than any other county in the country.

  • In 1878-1879, the Wisconsin legislature approved the creation of a state park in Vilas County. The proposal was unsuccessful, and in 1897 the state finally sold two-thirds of the land for wood for $ 8 per acre.

  • In 1900, land acquisition for Wisconsin began the first state park. The park became the Interstate State Park in St. Croix Falls.

  • Devil's Lake was founded in 1911. The facility has become one of Wisconsin's oldest and most famous state parks. It leads the state parks in the presence.

  • The house on the rock was designed and built in the early 1940s. It is considered an architectural wonder and sits on a 60 foot chimney. The 14-room house is now a complex of rooms, streets, buildings and gardens over 200 hectares. The Infinity Room contains 3,264 windows.

  • The state is called the badger state.

  • In 1882, the first hydroelectric power station in the United States was built on the Fox River.

  • The first practical typewriter was designed in 1867 in Milwaukee.

  • Wausau is the ginseng capital of the world.

  • The American Birkebeiner, a 52 km long cross-country skiing race between Cable and Hayward, is the largest on the North American continent.

  • Wisconsin Snowmobile trails total 15,210 miles of signed and maintained snow highways.

  • Mount Horeb is the troll capital of the world and home to the mustard museum (see below).

  • The Flambeau River State Forest was established in the 1930s and became a legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Project Administration.

  • Noah's Ark in Wisconsin Dells is the country's largest water theme park.

  • Belleville is the unknown capital of Wisconsin.

  • Potosi is the catfish capital of the state.

  • The nation's first kindergarten was founded in 1856 in Watertown. The first students were local German-speaking young people.

  • Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.

  • Wisconsin produces more milk than any other state.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867 in Richland Center

  • The National Fresh Water Fisheries Hall of Fame at Hayward is shaped like a Muskie.

  • The original Barbie comes from Willows. Barbie's full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.

  • Bloomer is the capital of the skipping ropes of the world.

  • Milwaukee is home to Harley Davidson Motorcycles
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