You’ll Never Want To Leave The Little Switzerland Of Wisconsin

One of the very best things about Wisconsin is our rich history of different people settling here as the US was being formed. Our location between Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and the Mississippi River and our climate and geography that reminded people of home drew people from all over Europe who were looking to escape hardship at home and build a new life in America. Their traces and history can be seen in places all across the state.

In New Glarus, a small town outside of Madison, the Swiss heritage is so strong that the Swiss Center of North America is headquartered there. The town has fully embraced its roots and you can see the Swiss influences in the architecture, the food and more. They’re more than 4,000 miles away from Switzerland, but New Glarus is truly America’s “Little Switzerland.”

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