Interesting Facts About Wisconsin

  • 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.