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Old 08-21-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Yeah, the Zuckers (Airplane/Naked Gun) are from Milwaukee and have been making some OK ads lately. They seem to appeal more to in-state than out-of-state for some reason (using local sports stars and coaches), so I still feel they miss the target. Wisconsinites already vacation a lot in-state.

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^ I've spent time on both the wisconsin and michigan sides being in Chicago, a lot of time. I believe there is actually a lot more tourists and vacation activity in Michigan compared to Wisconsin. Not saying one is better than the other, but the Michigan side is way more developed as a vacation/summer destination right along the lake.
Between Door/Kewaunee county and Sheboygan (one of the top golf destinations in the country) and Milwaukee metro, there clearly are more tourists drawn to the Western side of the lake than the eastern side.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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Between Door/Kewaunee county and Sheboygan (one of the top golf destinations in the country) and Milwaukee metro, there clearly are more tourists drawn to the Western side of the lake than the eastern side.
And this is clearly not true.

Who knew that Milwaukee was now a beach resort town?
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:47 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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few people here have heard of the Dells, only heard of them from taking a road trip & Amtrak trip through that area.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:49 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Yup, lots of the resorts have employees from eastern europe working because they kind hire enough locals.
Go to Yellowstone / Grand Teton National Parks. The entire staff of the park businesses are from across the world (and a few from parts of the US). There aren't many locals, and the locals that are there already have decent jobs or wouldn't interested in a seasonal job.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Wisconsin sits wedged between the 10 million Chicagolanders and some 4 million residents of the Twin Cities...they don't really have to advertise to reach those two markets. From Lake Geneva in the south to the North Woods, the state is loaded with Chicago visitors without any need to advertise.
Uhm... there are Wisconsin tourism ads in the Chicago market all the time.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:07 PM
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Uhm... there are Wisconsin tourism ads in the Chicago market all the time.
And similarly, the NYC subway / commuter trains have New Hampshire tourism ads all the time. As well as some other regional locations advertised.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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Sandusky is more well known, and growing up in Iowa I had at least heard of "The Dells", but I think the pull and knowledge is much more regional than some sort of nationwide recognition. The Dells area is great for camping and is very beautiful.

Sandusky is better known as Cedar Point Amusement Park. It attracts people from the eastern Midwest, Pennsylvania and Western NY State.

Heard of Wisconsin Dells. Never knew what it was until now.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: The City
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When I was a kid we visited the Dells a few times...before the age of waterparks. It was more about camping and boat rides and miniature golf. It is a beautiful area with great hiking, particularly in nearby Devil's Lake State Park

http://www.mountainproject.com/image...rge_3f5813.jpg
That picture is gorgeous. I really need to spend some time in the upper MW/upper GL area - MI (esp the UPI) and this look amazing
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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That picture is gorgeous. I really need to spend some time in the upper MW/upper GL area - MI (esp the UPI) and this look amazing
You'll also find views like that along the western border with Minnesota and Iowa. Particularly along the Great River Road. It's an absolutely amazing drive. Personally, I've driven it from La Crosse to Prairie du Chien.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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I wish that Wisconsin as a whole would advertise their tourist attractions more. I live in Michigan and we never hear much of anything about Wisconsin over here, but I have heard from a family member who visited the Dells that they are beautiful. Honestly, even though we live in the Great Lakes/Upper Midwest region, I don't know if I would even know about the Dells if that family member had not gone there years ago.

Wisconsin seems like such a pretty, unspoiled state, and you have the western coast of Lake Michigan. Is there anything for Wisconsin tourism akin to the Pure Michigan brand? Whoever thought that up was a genius. Tourism here is absolutely booming!


Even worse, most people in Michigan have never heard of the Great America amusement park north of Chicago.
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