Copper Culture State Park near Oconto contains a 2,000-year-old Indian burial ground.
The Green Bay Packers, the last remaining publicly-owned pro sports team, have won more NFL titles and retained their team name longer than any other in history (since 1919).
The University of Wisconsin Badgers is the only Big 10 team ever to win back-to-back Rose Bowls (1999 & 2000). The Badgers also won the Rose Bowl in 1994.
The Ringling Brothers put on their first circus performance in 1884 in Baraboo.
Six-time NBA Most Valuable Player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1969-1974.
Actor Tony Shalhoub grew up in Green Bay. Shalhoub is known for his star role in the TV series Monk.
The father of modern environmental ethics, wildlife management and wilderness preservation, Aldo Leopold honed his land ethic in a worn-out Wisconsin farm which the family restored to a forest of dreams.
American and international history is sprinkled with people with Wisconsin ties, including Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Georgia O'Keefe, Orson Welles, Harry Houdini, Liberace, Gene Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Chris Farley and Jane Kaczmarek.