Explore Wisconsin's Cities & Regions

From the Great Lakes to the Mighty Mississippi and the land in-between, Wisconsin is home to a vast landscape of beauty that includes woods, waters, prairies and cityscapes. In Wisconsin you’ll find small towns and back-roads filled with charming hidden gems and deep history connected to nature. Our resort communities offer a relaxing oasis while our urban cities pulse with excitement and take fun to the next level.

Northwest Region

Northwest Region

From the wild and beautiful St. Croix River to the deep waters of Lake Superior, this is the land of the adventurer. Once the domain of the lumberjack, today it's a prime destination for the family vacationer and outdoor enthusiast. Kayak the Apostle Islands, bike the trails of the Chippewa Valley or just relax and take in the pristine beauty.

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Northeast Region

Northeast Region

Shimmering lakes and waterways – thousands of them – lure the boater, the whitewater paddler, the angler, the water-skier and swimmer. Verdant forest, dappled meadows and cascading streams harbor relaxation and recreation. Vacationers revel in this unique “up-north” atmosphere.

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East Central Region

East Central Region

The communities along Lake Michigan are perennial vacation favorites with a true coastal flavor, complete with sandy beaches, towering lighthouses, a nautical ambience and a burgeoning charter fishing industry. Along the shoreline surrounding 137,000-acre Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake, you'll find town after town of friendly people, excellent museums and a rich blend of European heritage.

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Central Region

Central Region

The heart of Wisconsin pulses with the steady beat of scores of friendly communities. From the pastoral farm towns of the great sand plain to industrial centers along the Wisconsin River, the heartland of Wisconsin is a treasure of rugged natural beauty. On the river, at lake's edge or in the shadow of the state's highest peaks, our mid-state hometowns invite you to sample their cuisine, their attractions and their hospitality.

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Southwest Region

Southwest Region

Spared the leveling effects of the great glaciers that ground the rest of the state into gentler, rolling hills, here the ridges run high and the valleys deep. Bordered on the west by the Mississippi River, this was the first part of the Wisconsin Territory to be populated by Europeans. As you take in the startling natural beauty along the Great River Road, explore the chain of charming towns along the river that echo this rich heritage.

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South Central Region

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Southeast Region

Southeast Region

Milwaukee and its metro neighbors are a cosmopolitan and inspiring destination, offering world-class music, dining and shopping. Here you’ll find some of the state’s finest art museums, natural science and history museums and zoos. Unlike many cities, though, our beaches, sportfishing, sailing and biking are all part of the urban mix. Enjoy a summer season of lakeshore festivals, complemented by a winter of spectacular performing arts. For added flavor, Lake Geneva, along Wisconsin's southern border, showcases the summer mansions of wealthy Chicagoans.

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