Wisconsin is a midwestern U.S. state with coastlines on 2 Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior) and an interior of forests and farms. Milwaukee, the largest city, is known for the Milwaukee Public Museum, with its numerous re-created international villages, and the Harley-Davidson Museum, displaying classic motorcycles. Several beer companies are based in Milwaukee, and many offer brewery tours.
State Capital: Madison.
Wisconsin was admitted to the union on 29th May 1848 as the 30th state. As one of the north central states, Wisconsin is bordered by the western part of Lake Superior and Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the north, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east and Iowa and Minnesota to the west and south west.
The name "Wisconsin" is an Anglicized version of French rendering of an Algonquin name, Meskousing which translates to "this stream of red stone" in reference to the Wisconsin River. The state capital of Wisconsin is Madison.
Over 12 000 years ago, the area is currently known as Wisconsin now was covered by huge glaciers. At the Wisconsin Glacial State when the ice started to melt, scenic physical features were created including the plains, drumlins, eskers and the low lying areas which became lakes.
Wisconsin's economy is diversified with 3 major industries concentrated in different regions. Wisconsin's southeastern industrial belt extends from the state line from Lake Michigan from Kenosha to Milwaukee.
Wisconsin's largest city is the most important factor that enables Wisconsin to become one of the largest manufacturing states in the United States.
In the southern two-thirds of Wisconsin, climate, topography and soil conditions help facilitate dairy agriculture and this makes Wisconsin the top producer of cheese, milk, and butter in the US.
In the sparsely populated north, forests and lakes are abundant and this helps drives the tourism and recreational industries.
The Main Cities in Wisconsin
Below are the largest cities in the state of Wisconsin and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Milwaukee - 594,833
2. Madison - 233,209
3. Green Bay - 104,057
4. Kenosha - 99,218
5. Racine - 78,860
6. Appleton - 72,623
7. Waukesha - 70,718
8. Oshkosh - 66,083
9. Eau Claire - 65,883
10. Renton - 63,575
Famous Landmarks in Wisconsin
Below are some of Wisconsin’s most visited landmarks:
-Visit Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most famous American architects, and pioneer of what he called "organic architecture," in which buildings were designed to harmonize with their environment.
Tallest Buildings in Wisconsin
Below are the tallest buildings in Wisconsin:
-The U.S. Bank Center in Milwaukee is the tallest building in Wisconsin at 42 stories and 601 feet tall. It opened in 1973 and is famous for nesting Peregrine falcons on the 41st floor. Since the program launched, 67 Falcons have been successfully fledged by the building.
1.U.S. Bank Centre (46 stories; 601 feet)
2. 100 East Wisconsin (37 stories; 549 feet)
3. University Club Tower (36 stories; 446 feet)
4. Milwaukee Centre (28 stories; 426 feet)
5. 411 East Wisconsin Centre (30 stories; 408 feet)
6. Northwestern Mutual North Tower (19 stories; 395 feet)
7. Kilbourn Tower (33 stories; 380 feet)
8. Milwaukee City Hall (15 stories; 353 feet)
9. The Moderne(31 stories; 348 feet)
10. The Potawatomi Casino Hotel(21 stories; 307 feet)
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