List of Wisconsin state symbols

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

Insignia[edit]

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 (unofficial) License plate with nickname
Seal The Seal of Wisconsin 1881 The seal of Wisconsin

Species[edit]

Type Symbol Year Image
Animal Badger
Taxidea taxus
1957 A badger, the state animal of Wisconsin
Bird American robin
Turdus migratorius
1949 A robin, the state bird of Wisconsin
Domestic animal Dairy cow
Bos taurus
1971 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
1955 Muskellunge USFWS.jpg
Flower Wood violet
Viola sororia
1909 Viola sororia in Wisconsin.jpg
Fruit Cranberry
Vaccinium macrocarpon
2003 Cranberries, the state fruit of Wisconsin
Grain Maize
Zea mays
1989 Corn, the state grain of Wisconsin
Insect Western honey bee
Apis mellifera
1977 A honey bee, the state insect of Wisconsin
Tree Sugar maple
Acer saccharum
1949 A sugar maple, the state tree of Wisconsin
Wildlife animal White-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
1957 A white-tailed deer, the state wildlife animal of Wisconsin

Geology[edit]

Type Symbol Year Image
Fossil Trilobite
Calymene celebra
1985 Trilobite, the state fossil of Wisconsin
Mineral Galena 1971 Galena, the state mineral of Wisconsin
Rock Granite 1971 Red granite, the state rock of Wisconsin
Soil Antigo (soil) 1983 Antigo Silt Loam, the state soil of Wisconsin

Culture[edit]

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[1] 2013 Kringle from Racine, Wisconsin
Song "On, Wisconsin!" 1959 The UW Marching Band performs at halftime
Symbol of peace Mourning dove
Zenaidura macroura carolinensis
1971 A mourning dove, Wisconsin's symbol of peace
Tartan Wisconsin tartan[2][3] 2007
Waltz "The Wisconsin Waltz" 2001

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