Virtual Travel – Wisconsin

You are in Wisconsin doncha know. Our state tours are coming to an end but there is plenty to see and do in Wisconsin, and beyond.

 

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State Capitol

1947     1953     1966

 

 

Madison is the State Capital. The Capitol building dates from 1917.

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State Symbols

State Dance – It seems nearly every state has square dancing as the state dance, but not Wisconsin. Let’s play the Beer Barrel Polka

 

State Pastry – Kringle

 

 

Madison is a pretty city situated between two lakes. The state animal, and nickname for the University of Wisconsin sports teams are the Badgers.

 

 

 

 

Towns and Cities

1940     1967     1972     1983     1997     2001    2003    2008     2017

 

Milwaukee – Wisconsin’s largest city is a Lake Michigan port city. There are a number of museums and parks along the lakeshore.

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Racine is a smaller port city near the Illinois border.

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Ashland is located in northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior.

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Cultures

1948     1958     1969     1987

Government State Wisconsin 1948

 

 

The Northern Great Lakes visitor center celebrates life on the Great Lakes.

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The German culture thrives throughout the state. Beer, brats and cheeseheads! (photos from the internet)

Bavarian Bierhaus | © VISIT Milwaukee

look at that cute cheesehead!"-a packers fan #greenBAE #greenbay ...

 

 

 

Wisconsin Roads and Attractions

1970     1971     1973     1976     2006     2010     2011     2012     2013

 

Government State Wisconsin 2006

 

 

Wisconsin Dells – A popular tourist attraction in south central Wisconsin. While there is natural scenery there is an abundance of man made attractions. (photos from the internet)

Trips on a Tank: Wisconsin

Facts | Wisconsin Dells | Media Information

 

 

Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee

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Wingspread – A Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece in Racine.

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House on the Rock is located in Spring Green. This amazingly quirky structure was built as a result of a feud between a man named Alex Jordan and Frank Lloyd Wright. When Wright told him he wasn’t qualified to build a crate, Jordan set out to build this home.

Many question if this story is true or not, but regardless this place is like nowhere else. It is filled with automated musical instruments, strange collections, circus features including a massive carousel, and many other collections. The highlight is the ‘Infinity Room’, cantilevered out over the valley below.

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Racine, WI – September 2014 – Frank Lloyd Wright House – Wingspread

Racine, Wisconsin is the home of Johnson Wax, where in 1936 famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright design a new administration building for the company. This building has many of FLW’s features, but in a change from the prairie style he had been doing has numerous curved Cherokee Red bricks that created the sweeping curves of the interior and exterior.

It remains to this day one of the his most noteworthy buildings.

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The owner of the company, Herbert Johnson, was so impressed he commission Frank to build him a home at the edge of Racine.

The 14,000 square foot home is set in the neighborhood of Wind Point, near Lake Michigan.

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The living room is the center of the home, with four wings extending from this base.

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As with most FLW homes there is a close integration of exterior and interior, with numerous patios and porches.

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Another classic FLW feature was built in furniture.

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Used today as a retreat and conference center for SC Johnson, Wingspread is one of the finest examples of FLW architecture I have seen.

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