Wisconsin is its own little world. The state's mass is ginormous but there is a lot of unoccupied land and many many lakes. America's dairyland also has its own uniqueness compared to the rest of the country.

Wisconsin is great for tourism and it's a place many Illinoisans escape to in the winter. In fact, when you hear someone from Illinois is headed up to the lake it's most likely in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin road sign
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"It's a Wisconsin Thing"

There are certain things you can always count on in Wisconsin. Although you may find similarities in neighboring states, the list below screams WISCONSIN, ay.

BILLBOARDS

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There are a lot of billboards for cheese, fireworks, and adult novelty stores.

A PLETHORA OF LIQUOR STORES

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There is no shortage of liquor stores in Wisconsin, there should never be trouble finding one nearby.

CHURCHES NEXT TO BARS

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No matter how small a town in Wisconsin is there will always be more than one bar and at least one church, sometimes they share the same building like in De Pere. (Hey, Jesus turned water into wine.)

SUNDAY POTLUCKS

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A good smalltown Wisconsin bar will have a potluck on Sundays, maybe not every Sunday but they do happen.

CULVER'S ON EVERY CORNER

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You should have no trouble finding a Culver's in Wisconsin seeing as that is where the chain originated and the home of the restaurant's corporate headquarters.

SIDEWALKS THAT MYSTERIOUSLY END

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Sometimes, in Wisconsin, you'll be walking along a sidewalk and it will mysteriously end and then start over a few houses away.

SUPPER CLUBS

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Supper clubs are never a bad idea and Wisconsin wouldn't be Wisconsin without supper clubs.

MEAT RAFFLES

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Meat raffles are another thing that trickled from Wisconsin into its neighboring states. It doesn't only have to be a weekend thing either.

KWIK TRIP

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Need a bag of ice, beer, or a quit bite, look for a Kwik Trip. Just open your eyes and you're likely to find one.

PULL-TABS

Yes, Dani, pull-tabs are life... in Wisconsin.

THE MECCA FOR DIVE BARS

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You're bound to find a good dive bar, like King's Korner in La Crosse. I hear the owners are the best.

TRUCKS ON YOUR BUMPER

Front Truck Grill
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Yes, you'll find big trucks in Wisconsin. Oftentimes these trucks will appear out of thin air and be closer to your bumper than if you were in a Nascar race.

YELLOW LIGHT AHEAD

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It never fails in Wisconsin; you're light turns green and the immediate next light is turning yellow.

SILENT TVs IN THE BAR

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It's not a rarety to find a rural bar in Wisconsin with TVs on but without volume. Why are they always on Game Show Network?

MORE BILLBOARDS

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The closer you get to Wisconsin Dells the more billboards you're going to see. There is no specific shape or size either.

Outrageous Burgers & Bloody Marys at This Wisconsin Pub and Grill

If a tasty burger and a giant Bloody Mary sound like a perfect meal, this popular Wisconsin pub and grill is a bit of Heaven on Earth. You better bring friends!

Amazing Southern Wisconsin Restaurants Featured on the Food Network

Wouldn't it be the absolute best if tomorrow started with someone saying to you, "you are fantastic on so many levels." How's that sound?