Location of the state of Wisconsin in the United States of America

This is a list of the state symbols of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.


Type Symbol Year Image
Flag The flag of Wisconsin 1863
The flag of Wisconsin
Motto "Forward" 1851
Statue of "Forward"
Nicknames Badger State, America's Dairyland[1]
Seal The Seal of Wisconsin 1881
The seal of Wisconsin


Type Symbol Year Image
Animal Badger
Taxidea taxus
A badger, the state animal of Wisconsin
Bird American robin
Turdus migratorius
A robin, the state bird of Wisconsin
Domestic animal Dairy cow
Bos taurus
A dairy cow, the state domestic animal of Wisconsin
Dog American Water Spaniel 1985
An American water spaniel, the state dog of Wisconsin
Fish Muskellunge
Esox masquinongy
Muskellunge USFWS.jpg
Flower Wood violet
Viola sororia
Viola sororia in Wisconsin.jpg
Fruit Cranberry
Vaccinium macrocarpon
Cranberries, the state fruit of Wisconsin
Grain Corn
Zea mays
Corn, the state grain of Wisconsin
Insect Western honey bee
Apis mellifera
A honey bee, the state insect of Wisconsin
Tree Sugar maple
Acer saccharum
A sugar maple, the state tree of Wisconsin
Wildlife animal White-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
A white-tailed deer, the state wildlife animal of Wisconsin


Type Symbol Year Image
Fossil Trilobite
Calymene celebra
Trilobite, the state fossil of Wisconsin
Mineral Galena 1971
Galena, the state mineral of Wiscosin
Rock Granite 1971
Red granite, the state rock of Wisconsin
Soil Antigo (soil) 1983
Antigo Silt Loam, the state soil of Wisconsin


Type Symbol Year Image
Ballad "Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams" 2001
Beverage Milk 1987
Milk, the state beverage of Wisconsin
Dance Polka 1993
Pastry Kringle[2] 2013
Kringle from Racine, Wisconsin
Slogan America's Dairyland[3] 1940
Song "On, Wisconsin!" 1959
The UW Marching Band performs at halftime
Symbol of peace Mourning dove
Zenaidura macroura carolinensis
A mourning dove, Wisconsin
Tartan Wisconsin tartan[4][5] 2007
Wisconsin state tartan.png
Waltz "The Wisconsin Waltz" 2001


  1. ^ Dornfeld, Margaret; Hantula, Richard (2010). Wisconsin: It's my state!. Marshall Cavendish. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-60870-062-2.
  2. ^ Alison Bauter. "Sweet taste of victory: Kringle now official state pastry". July 6, 2013. Accessed January 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". Wisconsin Historical Society. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  4. ^ Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, ed. (2011). "Wisconsin State Symbols" (PDF). State of Wisconsin 2011-2012 Blue Book. Madison: Wisconsin Legislature Joint Committee on Legislative Organization. p. 952.
  5. ^ "Tartan Details - the Scottish Register of Tartans".