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Milwaukee, located in the state of Wisconsin, is a vibrant city known for its rich history, diverse culture, and stunning Lake Michigan shoreline. As Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee offers a blend of urban amenities and Midwestern charm. The city has a strong industrial heritage, once being a hub for brewing and manufacturing, which is reflected in its many historic buildings and neighborhoods.
Milwaukee is renowned for its arts and cultural scene, boasting world-class museums like the Milwaukee Art Museum, a dynamic music scene with a history deeply rooted in jazz and blues, and a thriving theater community. The city's festivals are a highlight, with the annual Summerfest attracting music lovers from around the country.
Sports enthusiasts can cheer for the Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (MLB). Culinary delights are abundant, with a focus on bratwursts, cheese, and craft beer. Milwaukee's warm and welcoming atmosphere, combined with its cultural offerings, make it a unique and enjoyable destination for residents and visitors alike.
Fun Wisconsin Facts...
1.) More than 25 billion gallons of milk is produced in Wisconsin each year.
2.) Naturally, 2.5 billion pounds of Wisconsin cheese is produced each year as well. (You'll get your fill in Milwaukee!)
3.) And nearly 21 million gallons of ice cream are consumed by Wisconsinites each year.
4.) Wisconsin is a leading producer of ginseng in the United States.
5.) The Fox River is one of the few rivers in the nation that flows north.
6.) The largest experimental aviation event in the world is the EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI.
7.) The Sweet Corn Festival in Sun Prairie, WI, is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
8.) The first circus in the U.S. was held in Delavan, WI.
9.) Sheboygan, WI, is known as the Bratwurst Capital of the World!
10.) More that 800,000 deer roam Wisconsin’s woods.
11.) Almost 1/3 of all Americans live within a 500-mile radius of Wisconsin.
12.) Door County, WI, has more shoreline than any other county in the U.S. at over 250 miles.
13.) If all of the hunters on opening day of deer season in Wisconsin were grouped together, they would comprise the sixth largest army in the world.
14.) Barbie hails from the fictional town of Willows, WI.
15.) Although Warrens, WI, only has 400 residents, it draws more than 100,000 visitors each September for the world’s largest cranberry festival. Wisconsin produces 60% of the nation’s cranberries!
16.) Wisconsin’s state symbol, the badger, doesn’t refer to the animal but instead to the 1820s lead miners who traveled for work and dug tunnels to sleep in and keep warm – much like a badger.
17.) The most snowfall ever recorded in one season in Wisconsin happened between 1996 and 1997, when the town of Hurley received over 295 inches – almost 25 feet! No wonder the Northwoods are so ideal for snowmobiling.
18.) Limburger – the world's single foulest-smelling cheese – is made only produced in Monroe, WI. (Don’t worry, we promise this will not be in the All-Delegate bags!)