The summer sunset in Wisconsin.
Located in the northern central area of United States, the state of Wisconsin hosts a large number of famous landmarks. Situated in between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, the state is occupied by many interesting and beautiful geographic features. With the large cities of Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, the state also has developed, urbanized areas that play host to their own sites of interest.
The State Capitol Building
The spectacular Wisconsin State Capitol building is the tallest structure in the city of Madison and dominates the skyline. Located between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, the state capitol building plays host to the state’s legislature, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor and is a US National Historic Landmark. Construction of the building took 11 years, and was completed in 1917 at an expense of over seven million dollars. Guided tours of the building are available, with groups of 10 or more people needing to book in advance. The state capitol building is a 10-minute drive from the large University of Wisconsin campus, while the Dane County Regional Airport is eight miles away.
St. Feriole Island
Located on the east channel of the Mississippi River, the 240 acres of St. Feriole Island represent one of Wisconsin’s most naturally beautiful areas. With a colorful mix of beaches, floodplain forest and grassland, visitors come to St. Feriole Island for its fresh and tranquil beauty. A range of family activities are also available, including walking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing and picnics. The island is also an historically significant site, as it was the site of the battle of Prairie du Chien in the early 19th century. The Villa Louis Historic Site is also a popular famous landmark on the island. St. Feriole Island is easily accessed from the nearby Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport, which is just ten minutes’ drive away.
Aztalan State Park
The Aztalan State Park is one of the most popular and interesting landmark in the state of Wisconsin, with a history dating back to 900 AD. Open between May through to October, the park is a US National Historic Landmark and covers 172 acres of land adjacent to the Crawfish River. The park plays host to ancient mounds and stockdales, while a range of family activities are available, with canoeing, boating, fishing and picnics on offer. The Aztalan Museum is also accessible to visitors for a small charge per person ($3 for adults, $1 for children, free for those under the age of seven as of October 2010) The park is situated in Jefferson County, 30 miles to the east of the large city of Madison.
Lambeau Field is a large outdoor football stadium that plays host to the Green Bay Packers National Football League franchise. Located in downtown Green Bay, Lambeau Field was the first ever football stadium purpose built for the exclusive use of an NFL outfit, constructed in 1957 at a cost of $960 million. The stadium is capable of holding up to 73,128 spectators and is awash with the green and gold colors of the Packers Football franchise on a match day. While it is primarily used by the Green Bay Packers, the stadium has also hosted music concerts and snowmobile racing in the past, and it is used annually for a fourth of July fireworks celebration. On non-match days, the Lambeau Atrium can be accessed for free, with a range of activities including a visit to Curly’s Pub, the Packers Hall of Fame, the two-storey Pro Shop and a range of cafes and restaurants.