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Email from Todd Pierce of Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Subject: Discover America--Wisconsin visit
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 16:29:54

Greetings from Wisconsin!

Governor Thompson is in the process of finalizing the state budget for the next two years, and unable to respond to you personally by the October 3rd deadline. He asked me to respond to you directly.

Obviously, it is next to impossible to get the flavor of the Badger State in just five stops, but, these are some you should definitely consider:

1) Madison--State Capitol. When you stop in to see the capitol, please visit our Travel Information Center to gather maps and materials to help you get from place to place on the rest of you trip through the state. It is located two blocks west of the Capitol on the corner of West Washington Ave. and Fairchild street, you can't miss it.

2) Milwaukee--Largest city. Home of Miller Brewing, Harley-Davidson, and Summerfest (one of the largest music festivals in the nation). Coincidentally your visit overlaps the days Summerfest is being held and would be well worth a stop.

3) Door County--Shoreline of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Several small towns populate the penninsula and are home to numerous shops, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. Door County is consistently one of Wisconsin's most popular destinations.

4) Bayfield/Apostle Islands--"Best Small Town in the Midwest" (contest held by Chicago Tribune). This little town rests on the shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin's "Northwoods". Close by is the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a cluster of islands in Lake Superior reachable only by ferry--full of natural beauty.

5) LaCrosse/Prairie du Chien--Mississippi River Towns. Getting a glimpse of the Great River is a must when visiting Wisconsin. An invaluable natural resource, it is also of major economic and historical importance to Wisconsin and the rest of the states that share its shoreline.

These are just a few stops we thought you might enjoy on your trip. However, there is so much to see and do in Wisconsin that we encourage you to stop along the way and enjoy the people and places that make our state great.

Good luck and safe travels.


Todd Pierce
Wisconsin Department of Tourism

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