Ten fun facts about Wisconsin


Fact 1
The state of Wisconsin is home to 7,446 rivers and streams. If these waterways were put together end to end they would be able to circle the entire globe.

Fact 2
In 1900 the first state park, Interstate State Park, was formed in St. Croix Falls.

Fact 3
The largest water park in the United States is Noah’s Ark located in Wisconsin Dells in Milwaukee.


Fact 4
The first kindergarten classes in the United States were established in 1856 in Watertown. The first students to take part in the classes were German-speaking.

Fact 5
The National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is located in Hayward, Wisconsin. The building is shaped like a Muskie.

Fact 6
The largest music festival in the United States is the Milwaukee Summerfest held in Milwaukee. The event generally includes upwards of 2,500 performers.

Fact 7
Many famous individuals have come from this state including Harry Houdini, Douglas MacArthur, Frank Lloyd Wright, William H. Rehnquist, and Don Ameche.

Fact 8
Mount Horeb is home of the only Mustard Museum in the world. It contains over 2,300 types of mustard for patrons to look at and try.

Fact 9
The geographical center of this state is Marshfield. It is also commonly referred to by locals as Hub City.

Fact 10
The “Spelling Capital” of the world is considered to be Bonduel, Wisconsin.


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Short about Wisconsin
Is a state located in the north central part of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
2,286,339
Population
5,724,554
Per capita income
$27,426
Life expectancy in number of years
80.0
Statehood
May 29, 1848
Capital
Madison
Largest city
Milwaukee
Number of billionaires
9
State dance
Polka
State beverage
Milk
State bird
Northern cardinal
State mammal
Badger
State fish
Muskellunge
State tree
Sugar Maple
State flower
Wood violet

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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