The great state of Wisconsin. Well known for a variety of reasons including culinary treats, history, natural beauty and even sports, people choose the state of Wisconsin as their ideal travel destination each and every year. Grand Vacation Club invites you to look at some great state facts, information on travel and tips to help you enjoy a visit to the Badger State.
History Of The State Of Wisconsin
Wisconsin was created in the year 1848 as the 30th state admitted to the union. First inhabited by the native Menominee, Kickapoo, Miami and Winnebago peoples, it was not until the year 1634 that the first European set foot on what is now Wisconsin today. An explorer named Jean Nicolet, a Frenchman accidentally happened on the shores of Wisconsin while searching for the Northwest Passage and claimed possession for his homeland. Not much later, Great Britain claimed this area and many more from the French during the now infamous French and Indian War.
In 1783, the British signed over this land to the newly formed U.S. government. Although Wisconsin was now a part of the U.S., people did not come to settle the land until much later. By the 1820’s the settlers began to arrive at this still wild land and years later, became the 30th state to be a part of the now United States of America.
The wildness of Wisconsin that kept many settlers from coming to the area back, then is now part of the draw to visitors from around the world. While looking for wilderness in the U.S., Wisconsin is one must see destination. Filled with state and natural areas protected from destruction and development, the natural resources in Wisconsin are definitely a major draw for tourists today. One of the most well known sports for which Wisconsin is known today is its grooms ORV and snowmobile trails with over 15,000 miles groomed specifically for this reason. In addition, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and camping are also just a few of the more popular reasons travelers visit Wisconsin each year.
- 7,446 streams and rivers
- Door County is home to 5 state parks and 250 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan
- Interstate State Park was the first state park in the state
- Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the United States
- Milwaukee is home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles
- Green Bay is Wisconsin’s oldest city
- Mercer is the Loon Capital of the World
- Milwaukee’s Summerfest is the nation’s largest music festival
Explore and Experience The Beauty Of Wisconsin With Grand Vacation Club
Grand Vacation Club encourages you to get out and explore the uniqueness and beauty of the U.S. states such as Wisconsin. Do you have a favorite state? Have you ever been to Wisconsin? What is your favorite activity? Grand Vacation Club WI welcomes your feed back. Share your experiences with us.