Wisconsin’s location in the Midwest makes it a uniquely beautiful state. With multiple Great Lakes bordering the state, deep forests, caverns, and waterfalls, it is a stunningly beautiful state with a lot to offer. Beyond the nature, there are many great towns and cities most Americans are unaware of in this Midwest gem of a state. While most people have heard of Milwaukee and Madison, many small, lesser-known towns, like Osceola, Kaukona, and Janesville, warrant exploration.
Mount Horeb is a small village just east of Dodgeville. Home to about 7,800 residents, it is a community with an interesting vibe and a fun look. Troll statues and themes decorate many businesses and areas along the main street, and the town is called the “troll capital of the world,” with the town using trolls to celebrate its Norwegian heritage. It is a safe and pleasant community. Platteville is a small city home to around 12,000 residents. It is known as the site of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, giving it a young and fun population. It has a vibrant community with various bars, taverns, and great restaurants.
De Pere is a Wisconsin city south of Green Bay and northeast of Oshkosh, home to over 25,000 residents. It is filled with galleries, parks, shops, and more. It has a rich history dating back to the 1600s when French settlers visited and fished it. It is still a great fishing spot today. Paris is a small Wisconsin town directly to the east of Kenosha. It is a quiet community home to roughly 1,700; it is a peaceful town surrounded by fields and meadows and is only a short drive from Kenosha.
Lastly, we have Menomonee Falls, Racine, and Waukesha. Menomonee Falls is a thriving village of about 40,000, part of the Greater Milwaukee Area. It consistently ranks amongst the safest cities in Wisconsin and was listed on Money.com’s best small towns in America. It has a natural waterfall nearby that the town gets its name from.
Racine is a town north of Kenosha and south of Milwaukee. It is located along the shores of Lake Michigan, making it a popular spot for boaters. It is a bustling city home to almost 80,000 residents. Many of these residents are Danish, and you can find some delicious Danish eats in this city, along with many other great restaurants and shops. Waukesha is another large city in the Milwaukee area. With over 70,000 residents, this city has a lot to offer, with great eats, shopping, and attractions. It has been ranked amongst the most livable cities in the state, with low poverty rates and great homes.