Major Landforms of Wisconsin

Curious about the geologic history of Wisconsin’s widely varied landscapes? Our new story map will take you on an interactive photo tour that describes how some of the most notable areas in the state were formed!

Screenshot of story map showing photo tiles of the various locations discussed in the story map on the left. On the right side is a map of Wisconsin with location markers and multi-colored shading to correspond with the locations listed on the left side. The image links to the story map.
Learn about Wisconsin’s landforms in this story map.

These areas include:

  • Gogebic and Trap Ranges
  • The Midcontinent Rift and the Dalles of the St. Croix
  • Blue Hills
  • Margin of the Northern Ice Lobes
  • The Wisconsin Dells, Central Sands, and Glacial Lake Wisconsin
  • Baraboo Hills
  • Northern Highlands
  • Lower Wisconsin River Valley
  • Blue Mounds
  • Kettle Moraine
  • Green Bay and Fox River Lowland
  • Marginal Ridge of the Green Bay Lobe
  • Drumlins of the Southern Green Bay Lobe
  • Niagara Escarpment
  • Driftless Area

Explore the story map