The Badger State
Map of U.S. showing location of Wisconsin


CAPITAL: Madison

STATEHOOD: 1848; 30th state

ATTRACTIONS: Lake Mendota, National Historic Cheesemaking Museum

FUN FACT: Miners used to dig tunnels in the hillsides and lived in them to keep warm. This reminded people of badgers, earning the state its nickname.

Wisconsin state flag
State Flower: wood violet; State Bird: yellowhammer; State Animal: badger; State Quarter



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Photos: Juergen Priewe, Dreamstime (flag); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); Richard Mcmillin, Dreamstime (wood violet); Brian Guest, Shutterstock (robin); Susan Robinson, Dreamstime (badger)

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