Out of town visitors share perspective on Wisconsin
It's easy to get used to things we see every day around here in north-central Wisconsin -- so we asked some out-of-towners what they think about visiting our state.
Teams at the Junior Canoe Slalom Championships come from all over the world. They've experienced Wausau during the competition. Many we spoke with say they like the people, the scenery and even some of our local food.
"You guys deep fry cheese curds, which I thought was pretty gross to start off with but it was okay," said Erin McGilvray, who is from Australia.
"Looks like northern Europe, like Sweden or Norway with the lakes and small hills," said Harry Hengst, who is from Germany. "Everything is much larger. If you come from Germany and compare to the state, Germany is tiny compared to the state"
"People are so friendly in Wausau and in Wisconsin," said Ethan Hodson, who is from Australia. "I'd definitely come back again."
The competition runs through the weekend, wrapping up Sunday afternoon along the Wisconsin River in Wausau.