Wisconsin State Symbols

Wisconsin State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Wisconsin Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Bordering 2 of the 5 Great Lakes, Wisconsin is well known for its pristine forests and beautiful lakes, where students can enjoy a diversity of outdoor activities. Wisconsin cheeses and breweries are highly acclaimed. The state has the distinction of having been the hideout for famous Great Depression-era gangsters such as Al Capone and John Dillinger.

In 1634, Frenchman Jean Nicolet became Wisconsin's first European explorer. The French controlled the area until 1763, when it was ceded to the British. The state's name is an English version of a French adaptation of an Indian name said to mean "the place where we live." The Wisconsin Territory was formed in 1836 and was admitted into the Union as the 30th state in 1848. With the nickname "America's Dairyland," it's no surprise that Wisconsin is one of the top producers of milk, cheese, and butter in the country. In fact, the loyal fans of the Green Bay Packers football team call themselves "cheeseheads." Milwaukee, the state's largest city, helps make Wisconsin one of the largest manufacturing states in the nation. The state capital, Madison, is home to the University of Wisconsin. The state flower of the "Badger State" is the wood violet (Viola papilionacea) and the state bird is the robin (Turdus migratorius) .

Wisconsin State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. Wisconsin has a variety of state symbols that have been adopted over the last 150 years. These symbols tell you information about its history, diversity, and people. This resource guide represents many of Wisconsin state facts such as Wisconsin state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Wisconsin, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Wisconsin State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Animal Badger
(Taxidea taxus)
Ballad "Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams"
Beverage Milk
Bird Robin
(Turdus migratorius)
Coat of Arms State Coat of Arms
Dance Polka
Dog American Water Spaniel
Domestic Animal Dairy Cow
(Bos taurus)
Fish Muskellunge
(Esox masquinongy masquinongy Mitchell)
Flag State Flag
Flower Wood Violet
(Viola papilionacea)
Fossil Trilobite
(Calymene celebra)
Fruit Cranberry
(Vaccinium macrocarpon)
Grain Corn
(Zea mays)
Insect Honeybee
(Apis mellifera)
Mineral Galena
(Lead Sulphide)
Motto Forward
Nicknames NA
Pastry Kringle
Quarter Wisconsin State Quarter
Rock Red Granite
Seal Great Seal
Soil Antigo Silt Loam
(Typic glossoboralf)
Song "On, Wisconsin"
Symbol of Peace Mourning Dove
(Zenaidura macroura corolinensis linnaus)
Tartan See More
Tree Sugar Maple
(Acer saccarum)
Waltz "The Wisconsin Waltz"
Wildlife Animal White-tailed Deer
(Odocoileus virginianus)
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