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ROCK ’N’ ROYALTY Visit the region that is rich in pop culture

Featuring: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin PLUS: Detroit, Duluth, Great River Road, I&M Canal Heritage Corridor/IL Route 66, Indianapolis, Mall of America, Springfield and Traverse City

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Along the way is where we take in the scenery. And often where we have the most fun. Sure, along the way can be the place we stop to fill up or grab a bite to eat. But in Michigan, along the way becomes the place we’ve been longing for. Because enjoying the journey is always Pure Michigan.

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OU CAN’T GET AWAY from pop culture in the Great Lakes USA. While the region may be best known for its glorious shorelines and breathtaking scenery, the buzz of pop culture is everywhere – from the stars of the music, TV and movie worlds, to the celebrities linked to food, fashion and sport. Take music. In the Great Lakes USA, you can visit the home of Motown and check out the blues capital of the world; call on the birthplace of Bob Dylan and tour Prince’s Paisley Park home/studio as well as visit the places he sang about; and rock into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and roll up to the world’s largest music festival. Many of the sites and scenery in the Great Lakes may seem familiar to the first-time visitor, which is no surprise. For years, movie-makers have been heading there, so locals have seen Harrison Ford (Presumed Innocent), Bruce Willis (Die Hard 2), Tom Hanks (Road to Perdition) and George Clooney (Up in the Air) among the many stars being filmed in their streets. Michigan’s Traverse City has its own film festival, while the TV series ER and Chicago Fire were shot in the Illinois city, and the hugely-popular Happy Days was based in Milwaukee. Fashion and clothes junkies are well catered for, with the Magnificent Mile in Chicago and Minnesota’s Mall of America both huge draws for shoppers. Detroit, too, is continuing its journey on the comeback trail with some of its unique designer boutiques gathering acclaim. There’s no chance of visitors going hungry in the Great Lakes USA, as big-city gourmet restaurants vie with traditional, all-American establishments – some on the

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legendary Route 66 – for their custom. The deep-pan pizza was created in Chicago, farm-to-table food and craft beers are everywhere in the region, and Wisconsin (America’s Dairyland) is home to a world-champion cheese. Sports fans need look no farther than the Great Lakes USA for their fill of the action – from fabulous golf courses to packed stadiums that host successful NFL teams; from World Series-winning baseball teams to ice hockey giants; and from NBA champion basketball teams to football (soccer) clubs that are gathering in popularity. So, whatever your interest, you can bet there’s something for you in the Great Lakes USA! FRONT COVER: The Prince mural in Chanhassen, Minnesota

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ILLINOIS

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HE BIRTHPLACE OF the skyscraper in 1885 and deep-dish pizza; blues capital of the world; the starting point for world-famous Route 66; the home of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States and probably the most famous – whichever way you look at it, you’re talking about Illinois. Known for its stunning architecture and magnificent museums, Chicago also offers wonderful shopping and music magic, with legendary blues clubs and fabulous festivals. Getting to grips with Chicago couldn’t be easier – whether it’s by boat, bike, bus or Segway (or along the new Riverwalk), with guided tours that give you the inside scoop on Illinois’ largest city. And for the ultimate road trip, Route 66, which begins in Chicago and runs for more than 300 miles in Illinois en route to California, not only offers a chance to drive through history but also stop off at some classic eating places and historic attractions on the way.

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The Cozy Dog is a big favourite on Route 66

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From Michelin-starred restaurants and the famous ‘Chicago dog’ to deep-dish pizza and craft beer, Illinois can tantalise your taste buds. Hit the road on Route 66 and you’ll find nostalgic diners serving home-made famous pie, fried chicken and the celebrated Cozy Dog. The demand for craft beers has boomed over the past decade, while long-standing favourites such as locally-made spirits and wine are growing in popularity too.

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Blues, jazz, classical, country or rock ’n’ roll – whatever your musical tastes, you’ll find it in Chicago. Summer has the (free) Chicago Blues Festival as well as the Chicago Jazz Festival, while Lollapalooza is a four-day blast of top-line bands. In Rockford, home of the Rock ’n’ Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick, visitors can follow the Cheap Trick Fan Trail.

The Chicago Jazz Festival is a musical highlight

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FUN AND AFFORDABLE MEANS ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES > FULL-THROTTLE, PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY > MORE THAN 300 WOLVES HAVE PLAYED IN THE NHL > AWARD-WINNING FIREWORKS AND PYRO SHOW PRIOR TO EVERY GAME > FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE > CREATIVE THEME NIGHTS AND CHICAGO WOLVES CHARITIES ENDEAVORS > WIDE VARIETY OF FOOD OPTIONS > CLOSE PROXIMITY TO CHICAGO

TV producer Dick Wolf has done more than most to keep Chicago on the small screen with his popular series of Chicago dramas – Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and his most-recent, Chicago Justice. The films Transformers, The Dark Knight, the Man of Steel series and The Blues Brothers, with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, were all shot in the city.

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Chicago really is a shoppers' paradise. The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue brings together towering shopping centres, intimate speciality retail shops, iconic department stores, lavish luxury boutiques and chic designer studios, all within an easy stroll. Outside the city, Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont and Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora offer a wide selection from high-fashion brands.

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If you’re a sports fan, you can’t beat Chicago, which has two baseball teams (White Sox and Cubs), an American Football team (Bears), a basketball team (Bulls), an ice hockey team (Blackhawks) and a ‘soccer’ team (Fire),

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The Magnificent Mile in Chicago is a paradise for shoppers

while Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, adjacent to its sister track, Route 66 Raceway, hosts NASCAR series races annually. And if you can't make it to a major sports team, there are many minor league options that are affordable and fun, such as Chicago Wolves ice hockey team.

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WE LCO M E TO M I N N E S OTA In Minnesota, it’s not what you see, it’s who is with you when you see it. Not what you do, but how you do it. What memories do you want to create? Head north to discover Duluth and the majesty of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Experience the city’s arts and cultural history with a visit to the birthplace of Bob Dylan. Celebrate with friends and family in Bloomington, offering more than 40 hotels all in close proximity to MSP International Airport and home to Mall of America, the largest shopping and entertainment center in the United States. Shop ‘til you drop at more than 520 stores without paying any sales tax on clothing and shoes, and experience top attractions like Nickelodeon Universe, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and FlyOver America. Whether you were a Prince fan or not, enjoy the nightclubs and music venues of Minneapolis like the star himself, as well as his own home and studio as you tour Paisley Park. From bustling downtowns to untouched wilderness, pine forests to sparkling lakes and modern-day attractions, Minnesota is the place to create unforgettable memories.

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INNESOTA MAY be the Land of 10,000 Lakes (in fact, there are nearer 12,000) but it is also the Land of 10,000 Ways to Prepare Fish. Everyone, it seems, has their own recipe. Walleye, the state fish, is found in abundance throughout those thousands of Minnesota lakes and rivers, while The Tavern on Grand in St Paul claims it sells more walleye than any other restaurant in the US. First Avenue in Minneapolis was one of Prince’s main stages to try out his new eccentric sounds. In 1983, the

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album version of the song Purple Rain was recorded there live and, later, it set the backdrop for the film’s concert footage. The North Star State – probably better known to Brits through the massive Mall of America in Bloomington – gets its name from Dakota Indian words meaning ‘sky-tinted waters’ or ‘sky-blue waters’, and with more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined, Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are a major part of what it is all about.

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Hammer Made is one of the ‘local’ stores at the Galleria Edina near Minneapolis

While Minnesota’s Mall of America is an obvious target for fashionistas, the Galleria Edina, an upper Midwest shopping destination just 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis, offers wellknown national and international brands as well as outstanding local stores such as Twill by Scott Dayton, Ampersand, Hammer Made, Melly, Fawbush’s, HOBO, Pumpz & Co and Trail Mark, among others.

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Ice fishing, a Minnesota tradition, is one of several events in Wabasha’s annual Grumpy Old Men Festival, which marks the fact the town featured in the 1993 film with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The 1996 movie Fargo mirrored the small resort towns of the Brainerd Lakes Area, which is ideal for golfing, fishing and snowmobiling. Parts of the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men and A Serious Man were also filmed in Minnesota.

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Like so many places these days, Minnesota is big on farm-to-table restaurants, with Minneapolis’s Birchwood Café (‘fresh, unique food with down-home appeal’), Brasa in Minneapolis and St Paul (‘Our kitchen is supplied with many locally-sourced products’) and former greasy-spoon the New Scenic Café in Duluth (‘elegant takes on comfort classics’) among the best.

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Visitors to Minnesota are spoiled for choice when it comes to sport. The NFL’s Minnesota Vikings’ home is the new US Bank Stadium, host of the 2018 Super Bowl; basketball fans are catered for with the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves; ice hockey’s Minnesota Wild play in the NHL; and St Paul has Minnesota United, a Major League Soccer franchise.

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If anyone stayed close to his roots it was rock legend Prince. Born in Minneapolis, he still chose to live in the state (in Chanhassen, south-west of Minneapolis) after he became world famous. Paisley Park, his private estate and studio complex, is now open for visits; a new wall mural celebrates his life; and a Prince tour looks at where he played, bought CDs and records, and wrote about.

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ILMS, FASHION AND FOOTBALL – that just about sums up modern-day Michigan. Take films, for example. The list of movies made in Michigan is a long one – from the legal drama Presumed Innocent with Harrison Ford and Bruce Willis’s all-action Die Hard 2 in the 1990s to Tom Hanks’ 2002 crime thriller Road to Perdition, George Clooney’s 2009 drama Up in the Air and the Transformer series. When it comes to fashion, one of the reasons for Detroit’s current nickname as the 'Comeback City' is the growth of the clothing industry, with Detroit Denim – which started off in founder Eric Yelsma’s garage and now has a flagship store in the city’s fashionable Rivertown area – a prime example. And the Detroit Lions have, as the state’s only NFL team and one of the league’s oldest franchises, been pulling in the crowds as the Lions (they were previously called the Portsmouth Spartans) since 1934.

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Michigan is consistently named among the best places in the US to play golf. Championship courses take in woods, farmlands, hills, valleys and incredible views. With more than 650 public courses, golf is available at every level and, with long summer daylight stretching into the late evening hours, there’s plenty of time to get in extra rounds at twilight prices. Michigan's Treetops Resort is one of the state's top courses

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Bolstered by the Great Lakes and nurtured by the glacier-rich soil, Michigan is a brewers’ paradise. The craftbeer craze sweeping the state makes it fifth in the US for the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs. And a Michigan wine-tasting trip (the state has with more than 100 wineries), paired with fresh, local ingredients found in local cuisine, is a treat not to be missed.

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Detroit will be forever associated with Motown but the city has a history of jazz, too, with the city staging the world’s largest free jazz festival every year in September. The Detroit Jazz Festival, which was launched in 1980, takes place on five stages, with 100 acts appearing over four days. Past performers include Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny and George Benson.

Rebel Nell jewellery sales help empower disadvantaged women in Detroit

Detroit jewellery company Rebel Nell was started with the sole purpose of employing disadvantaged women in the city, working with local homeless shelters to help the women to change their lives. Scraps of graffiti that have fallen off walls are turned into unique pieces of jewellery – from bracelets and cufflinks to earrings and pendants – which they now sell across the States.

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The Traverse City Film Festival, founded by documentary film-maker Michael Moore, is one of the largest film festivals in the Midwest, with an emphasis on foreign films, American independents and documentaries. A highlight is watching classic movies, free, on a giant screen overlooking Grand Traverse Bay or from the largest sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes, with a projector, screen, and popcorn in tow!

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DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALL RIGHT Because of the Minnesota heritage of American icon Bob Dylan (he was born in Duluth and lived in Minnesota until his high-school days), there are many Dylan links around. In Duluth, the twoDuluth has many links mile-long Bob Dylan Way takes in part with Bob Dylan, including of the formerly-named US Highway 61, the Bob Dylan Way which Dylan referred to in the Highway 61 Revisited album. There’s also a Dylan exhibit at Fitger’s Brewery, while the city stages an annual Duluth Dylan Festival and has Dylan-themed manhole covers. visitduluth.com

MUSIC DETROIT, MICHIGAN

LIVING FOR THE CITY Motown started as a record company in Detroit in 1960 and – with recordings by the Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder, among others – played an important role in the racial integration of popular music. The original Hitsville studio has been transformed into the Motown Museum, which houses artefacts from the Motown era, and allows visitors to step back in time into the exact setting where a string of famous Motown hits were made. visitdetroit.com

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SODA STREAM INTO HISTORY The family-run Lagomarcino’s store, located in Moline on the banks of the Mississippi River, was opened as a café and fruit stand (‘The finest in chocolates since 1908’) and has been a big favourite with locals and visitors for more than a century now. Its Main Street soda fountain, mahogany booths, glass table-tops and stained-glass lamps are all reminders of the past, while its home-made chocolate fudge sauce and legendary phosphate sodas still delight customers of all ages. greatriverroad-illinois.org

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First American city to be named a city of design by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Detroit has always had a legacy of cultural and creative industries. The billions recently invested in downtown have fueled resurgence in housing, restaurants, hotels and retail. Throughout The D, discover upscale malls, walkable downtowns and premium outlet centers, which all add up to make Detroit quite the fashionable place.

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ON TRACK FOR PETROLHEAD PARADISE Hit the road from Chicago along Route 66, the famous ‘Mother Road’, and it won’t just be you burning rubber in the I&M Canal National Heritage Area. The town of Joliet is an absolute must for petrolheads, with three thrilling 'real-America' racing experiences. The stars of NASCAR compete at Chicagoland Speedway; drag racing is the main attraction at Route 66 Raceway; and monster-truck battles and demolition derbies draw crowds to the Dirt Oval 66. While in the area, have a down-home meal at the famous White Fence Farm in Romeoville. heritagecorridorcvb.com

FASHION MALL OF AMERICA, MINNESOTA

STORES WITH DESIGNS ON LOOKING GOOD The largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America – the Mall of America, with 520 stores – is getting even bigger, with 50 to 75 new shops on the cards. Located in Bloomington, near Minneapolis-St Paul, the store’s latest additions are a two-storey Zara, a flagship Anthropologie, the first Minnesota location for Toms (it donates an item for charity for every one purchased) and a Mona Williams, with its up-and coming European lines and designer vintage clothing. mallofamerica.com

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GRAB A DATE AND SEE THE STARS Pick up your popcorn, grab a Coke and head for the movies – for if there’s one thing that you can say is truly American, it’s the drive-in movie theatre. There aren’t too many around these days, but the Route 66 Twin Drive-In on Route 66, which opened in 1948 as the Green Meadows Drive-In Theatre, is still operating and now offers two screens, with nightly showings throughout the summer. visitspringfieldillinois.com

Springfield’s Route 66 Drive-In on Route 66 has nightly showings throughout the summer

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Joliet has three thrilling, ‘real-America’ experiences to choose from

Minnesota’s Mall of America has 520 stores, with 50 to 75 more on the cards

SPORT TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN

HEAD OUTDOORS FOR THE SOUND OF SILENCE Traverse City is one of the top US destinations for ‘silent sport’ – where the only sound you make is the rustle of footprints, the swish of skis or the splash of a paddle boat slicing through the water. A fourseason paradise for outdoor sport, it’s an area that offers hiking, paddling, birdwatching, fishing, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, with the lure of quiet woodland, massive sand dunes, rushing streams and serene rivers, and acres of forest and parkland. traversecity.com

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Hiking near Traverse City is one of the region’s ‘silent sports’

IN THE ZONE FOR FUN AND GAMES The new Sports Legends Experience, opening in the spring of 2018 next to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (the world’s largest children’s museum), will encourage kids and families to enjoy sport in an interactive way. The $36-million, 7.5-acre site will have 14 zones, including an 18-hole Pete Dyedesigned golf course, a Tree of Life made up of sports equipment that kids can climb on, nine basketball hoop zones and a mini NFL football field. visitindy.com

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F THERE’S ONE STATE in America that will have you rockin’ and rollin’ – and reelin’ – it’s Ohio. For not only is it the home of the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum but it’s also the location of Cedar Point, the amusement park with the most rides in the world. The Hall of Fame in Cleveland goes back to the roots of rock ’n’ roll and races through the years in a musical trip that you won’t find anywhere else in the States. And, among

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its 70 rides, Cedar Point in Sandusky – the ‘Roller Coaster Capital of the World’ – features Valravn the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster, where riders experience free-fall with a 90-degree drop. The Buckeye State is also the birthplace of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and home to some of the world’s top zoos, including The Wilds, a highy-acclaimed, 10,000-acre a private, non-profit conservation centre.

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Costume Couture is the highlight of Columbus’s two-night HighBall Halloween

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Clothes-conscious Columbus (it is the No 3 US fashion destination behind NYC and LA and stages an annual Fashion Week) hits the heights during HighBall Halloween. A two-night event, it comprises a street party, live art, stage performances and, the highlight, Costume Couture, when eight teams of designers from the local fashion scene compete to dazzle audiences with their creations.

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The Ohio State Reformatory – a chateau-styled prison in Mansfield dating back to 1896 and closed in 1990 – featured prominently in the multi-award-winning film The Shawshank Redemption, which starred Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. Tours in the area include visits to the 14 sites used in the film as well as ghost walks, hunts and behind-the-scenes tales about the prison.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland is a ‘must visit’ for all music fans. Opened in 1995, it has ‘inducted’ everyone from Abba to ZZ Top into the Hall of Fame and contains exhibitions on rock ’n’ roll’s roots, Motown and the British Invasion, as well as regularly staging live concerts.

The Ohio State Reformatory featured in The Shawshank Redemption

With several regular NFL games a year in the UK now, interest in American Football has never been higher, so a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton – the birthplace of the game – is a must for any Ohio visitor, to catch up on the history of the sport and recap on every Super Bowl to date.

Cincinnati’s Findlay Market is the oldest continuallyoperated public market in Ohio

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The colourful, vibrant Findlay Market in Cincinnati – Ohio’s oldest continuallyoperated public market – has been running since 1855. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it is a Cincinnati institution that encourages local food production and community involvement, as well as staging various events, from BBQ and Blues to seasonal food festivals and free market tours.

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City Center is just minutes away Stay on Chicago’s North Shore The most beautiful area outside of Chicago’s city center can be found twenty minutes north along Lake Michigan. Gardens, museums, shopping, restaurants and affordable first-class hotels are located on Chicago’s North Shore, connected via transport on the city’s famed elevated trains.

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HEY’RE REAL WORLD BEATERS in Wisconsin – and not just the football team. For while the NFL’s Green Bay Packers are the most-decorated gridiron team in the world, Milwaukee has a museum dedicated to the world’s most-famous bike – the Harley-Davidson – and used to be called the ‘beer capital of the world’. The state also lived up to its nickname, America’s Dairyland, when, in 2016, for the first time since 1988, a cheese made in the United States (by the Emmi

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Roth USA company in Monroe) came out tops at the World Championship Cheese Contest. Cheese may be king in Wisconsin (the state produces a quarter of the nation’s cheese), but beer is popular, too. In the past, some of the world’s biggest brewers operated out of Milwaukee but, even today, an ever-expanding list of new brewers keeps the thirsty inhabitants happy, while in July each year, Milwaukee, the City of Festivals, stages Brewfest, when it welcomes more than 100 breweries.

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The 11-day Summerfest is said to be ‘the world’s largest music festival’

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Supper Clubs have been an iconic Wisconsin tradition for nearly 100 years. Some stories say they were created in the 1920s as Prohibition roadhouses where gangsters stopped while moving moonshine. Nowadays, they are ideal places to find a timeless brandy Old Fashioned, munch on the pre-dinner relish tray, and prepare for oversized portions of home-style food.

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An Old Fashioned is a big favourite in Wisconsin supper clubs

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Visitors can tour the Packers' Hall of Fame

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Lambeau Field is the home of the Green Bay Packers, who have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, and four Super Bowl titles. Visitors to Lambeau can take a stadium tour and visit the Packers’ Hall of Fame. The new Titletown District, scheduled to open nearby in autumn 2017, will be a 34-acre entertainment district.

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The hugely-successful 1970/80 TV series Happy Days was based in 1950s Milwaukee and featured pop-culture icon Arthur Fonzarelli, ‘the Fonz’, as one of the show’s main characters. The Bronze Fonz statue, located on Milwaukee’s downtown Riverwalk, pays tribute to the city’s ties with the hit show. The Fonz is a popular spot to take a selfie!

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Reckoned to be ‘the world’s largest music festival’, Summerfest runs for 11 days at the Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. More than 800 acts playing on 11 stages showcase alternative, rock, country, R&B, pop, reggae and more. Past headliners and performers include Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Sting, Peter Gabriel and the Kings of Leon.

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Frank Lloyd Wright, widely regarded as America’s greatest architect, even had a Wright-inspired clothes collection during a recent New York Fashion Week. Wisconsin, where Wright spent most of his life, is rich in the public buildings and private residences he created, including his own estate, Taliesin. The new Frank Lloyd Wright Trail features several of the architect’s mostrenowned structures.

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