Authentic Wisconsin

Wisconsin Made Products and Distinctively Wisconsin Places and Events


Famous Wisconsinites

Official symbols of the State of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Facts & Symbols


Wisconsin Made Products

Bees & Blossoms.

Bees & Blossoms

Lake Wingra Photo Blog.

Lake Wingra Photo Blog

Wisconsin Wildflowers.

Wisconsin Wildflowers


Lake Wingra Haiku.
Daily Haiku

Lake Wingra on January 13, 2021.

Kayaks by Wingra Boathouse on January 5, 2021.


Lake Wingra in Madison Wisconsin on December 23, 2019.

Winter in Wisconsin

From Lake Superior to Lake Geneva – from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River – Wisconsin offers a variety of Winter activities including ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and more...

Ice fishermen tip-up on Lake Wingra on February 22, 2020.

Ice fishermen on Lake Wingra on December 22, 2019.

Above: Lake Wingra in December.

In the Press

Wisconsin winter for beginners: What to wear, do and not do by Chelsey Lewis - Nov. 16, 2020 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
With the coronavirus pandemic limiting activities across the state, the thought of four cold, dark months (or more) spent inside is daunting.

But you don't have to suffer through winter in Wisconsin. With the right preparation and knowledge, you can actually enjoy the season outside — and you don’t need to spend a fortune on new clothing or gear to do so.
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36 Hours in Milwaukee. by Robert Simonson - Oct. 10, 2019 NYT
Welcome to this small town in big-city clothing, where bobbleheads, ice-cream cocktails and Frank Lloyd Wright are on your weekend itinerary.
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Milwaukee named as 1 of 10 places to travel before everyone else does - Nov. 8, 2019 WSJ
The secret is out: Milwaukee is a hot spot to visit in 2020. Or at least one national publication has declared it so. The Wall Street Journal named Wisconsin's biggest city ...
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