What's New in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin has always had a penchant for attracting national-level events, creating new attractions and expanding old favorites. In fact, there are so many fun things to do throughout the state, Wisconsin could be described as the origin of fun. Whether your ideal getaway is to be entertained, learn something new, get active or just reconnect with family and friends, you'll find something new to experience in Wisconsin this year. Here is a sampling of some top picks to help you discover your own fun.

Attractions and exhibits

* Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures, the largest temporary exhibit ever produced by the Milwaukee Public Museum, brings together archaeological objects and manuscripts to tell a story 2,000 years in the making. Witness actual Dead Sea Scrolls and other early biblical artifacts to learn how transmission of these early writings has shaped the beliefs of Judaism and Christianity and influenced aspects of Islam. This limited engagement runs through June 6. (888) 700-9069; www.mpm.edu.

* Vietnam Veterans and their families and supporters are invited to LZ Lambeau, a special welcome home celebration to be held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on May 20-23. This touching event will include several days of concerts, reunions and exhibits, including The Moving Wall, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event kicks off with a motorcycle rally on May 21 starting in La Crosse and ending at the "landing zone" of Lambeau Field. lzlambeau.org.

New and noteworthy events

* The PGA Championship and its historic Wanamaker Trophy will return to Whistling Straits for the 92nd PGA Championship on Aug. 9-15. Be a part of history as the world's premiere players once again test their skills on one of the most challenging venues in golf set along the shores of Lake Michigan. Tickets are now on sale for this major championship featuring golf's greatest. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early as demand for the 2004 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits was unprecedented. What's new with the event? Each ticketed adult will be allowed four junior admissions (17 and younger) to the PGA Championship at no additional charge -- a great family experience at a $60 value. (800) 618-5535; www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2010.

If you're a Betty Boop fan, don't miss the official Betty Boop Festival Wisconsin to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on Aug. 6-8. The festival marks the anniversary of Betty Boop's animation debut on Aug. 9, 1930, and honors the lifelong achievements of Grim Natwick, a Wisconsin Rapids native and Betty's original top animator at Fleischer Studios. …