Interesting Facts About Wisconsin

Enjoy these interesting facts about Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Facts

- Wausau is the Ginseng Capital of the World.

- Mount Horeb is the Troll Capital of the World and home to the Mustard Museum (see below.)

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

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

- The American Birkebeiner, a 52K cross-country ski race between Cable and Hayward, is the largest on the North American continent.

- Wisconsin snowmobile trails total 15,210 miles of signed and groomed snow highways.

- The National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward is shaped like a Muskie.

- Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States.

- The first Ringling Brothers Circus was staged in Baraboo in 1884.

- Somerset is the Inner Tubing Capital of the World.

- Mercer is the Loon Capital of the World.

- Wisconsin produces more milk than any other state.

- The Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour.

- Monroe is the Swiss Cheese Capital of the World.

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

- Bloomer is the Jump Rope Capital of the World.

- Milwaukee is home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

- Two Rivers is the home of the ice cream sundae.

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

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

- Boscobeel is the Turkey Capital of the state.

- The Republican Party was founded in Ripon in 1854.

- Green Bay is Wisconsin's oldest city.

- Belleville is the Unidentified Flying Object Capital of Wisconsin.

- Potosi is the Catfish Capital of the state.

- The nation's first kindergarten was established in Watertown in 1856. Its first students were local German-speaking youngsters.

- With an average of 2,500 performers, Milwaukee's Summerfest is the nation's largest music festival.