Pat Bolger Realty Group
Welcome home to four seasons of exploring, adventuring, and enjoying all there is to do in Wisconsin. Who knew Wisconsin was a premier destination for lighthouses, waterfalls, caves, world class fishing, re-living (and making) history, professional sports, and the arts at their finest. Wisconsin has a knack for balancing the traditional with the cutting-edge, always seeking and finding new ways to have fun.
Wisconsin is located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline.
As of 2014, the estimated population of Wisconsin is 5,757,564.
“Wisconsin” is from an Indian word, but the origin is uncertain. It is perhaps an Algonquian Indian word that means "long river," a Chippewa/Ojibwa/Anishinabe word, "Ouisconsin," that means "grassy place," or "gathering of the waters."
The Wisconsin climate is typically continental with some modification by Lakes Michigan and Superior. The cold, snowy winters favor a variety of winter sports, and the warm summers appeal to thousands of vacationers each year.
What Wisconsin is famous for:
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because it is one of the nation's leading dairy producers, particularly famous for cheese.
Manufacturing, especially paper products, information technology (IT), and tourism are also major contributors to the state's economy.
Wisconsin holds one of the NFL’s greatest franchise - the Green Bay Packers. With a record of 13 championships and 22 Hall of Famers, the team makes their fans proud.
The state has a large number of lakes and rivers, making water recreation a very popular activity. This also makes lakefront living very desirable.
Wisconsin offers tourist destinations such as the House on the Rock near Spring Green, Circus World Museum in Baraboo, and The Dells of the Wisconsin River waterpark draw thousands of visitors annually. Festivals such as Summerfest and the EAA Oshkosh Airshow draw international attention, along with hundreds of thousands of visitors.
The distinctive Door Peninsula, which extends off the eastern coast of the state, contains one of the state's tourist destinations, Door County. Door County is a popular destination for boaters because of the large number of natural harbors, bays, and ports on the Green Bay and Lake Michigan side of the peninsula that forms the county. The area draws hundreds of thousands of visitors yearly to its quaint villages, seasonal cherry picking, and fish boils.
There is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re just visiting or are a local resident that gets to enjoy daily life in Wisconsin!