By Michael Vecchio
Widely known as “America’s Dairyland,” and celebrated for its long history of cheese production, Wisconsin is America’s 20th most populous state. In addition, Wisconsin’s record of welcoming various immigrants throughout the 19th and 20th centuries means that today it is the home of various ethnic groups which all contribute to its diverse cultural allure. While major cities attract the most attention, Wisconsin’s small towns have plenty to offer, each boasting its own charming history and beautiful natural landscapes. From Great Lake border towns to immigrant-founded communities, Wisconsin’s small towns are wonderful gems that represent the best of America.
With a population of around 1,000, the town of Elkhart Lake, in Sheboygan County, offers visitors and residents alike splendid lake panoramas and exciting motorsport races. Home to the Road America raceway, hosting car races since the 1950s, racing enthusiasts will love Elkhart Lake. Some of the best in IndyCar, NASCAR, and GT history have all raced in the town. In addition, there are a number of interesting museums including the Elkhart Lake Depot Museum and Henschel’s Indian Museum. Camping, swimming, and boating are always fun activities to partake in on the beautiful lake water and surrounding area.