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  • Art Preserve: Museum of Visionaries

    Art Preserve: Museum of Visionaries

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin

    Art museum preserves the complete works of untrained outsider artists who filled their houses, barns, and apartments with their home-made creations. Opened in June 2021.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

    National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

    Hayward, Wisconsin

    There is much to see here, but what you'll remember most vividly is the world's largest fish, a 45-foot tall fiberglass muskie with an observation deck in its toothy maw.

  • JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

    JFK's World's Largest Ball of Twine

    Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin

    The King of All Dump People rolls a big one.

  • Forevertron

    Forevertron

    North Freedom, Wisconsin

    Tom Every, aka "Dr. Evermor," constructed a science fiction landscape from old carburetors and discarded power house machines.

  • Fred Smith's Concrete Park

    Fred Smith's Concrete Park

    Phillips, Wisconsin

    Folk art army sculpted from discarded beer bottles and concrete.

  • House on the Rock

    House on the Rock

    Spring Green, Wisconsin

    This amazing place has little to do with a house (or a rock) but a lot to do with music machines, a giant cannon, a sea monster, and excesses of everything.

  • Moccasin Bar

    Moccasin Bar

    Hayward, Wisconsin

    Where everybody knows your name -- especially if you caught and stuffed the world record fish hanging on the wall. Goofy stuffed woodland creature dioramas as well.

  • Nick Engelbert's Grandview

    Nick Engelbert's Grandview

    Hollandale, Wisconsin

    Dairy farmer Nick Engelbert filled his front yard with home-built statues, including a Viking in a Longboat and Snow White wearing a scallop shell bra.

  • Jurustic Park

    Jurustic Park

    Marshfield, Wisconsin

    Amateur paleontologist and artist Clyde Wynia filled his property with extinct metal creatures from Marshfield's Iron Age.

  • Bronze Fonz

    Bronze Fonz

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    1970s TV icon "The Fonz" and his fictional connection to Milwaukee are celebrated with Milwaukee's most popular statue. Restored to full bronze-ness in March 2022.

  • National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

    National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Phil Sklar and Brad Novak's army of 10,000+ wobblers is the largest in the world.

  • Virgin Mary Appeared Here

    Virgin Mary Appeared Here

    Necedah, Wisconsin

    Statues of Lincoln, Washington, and Jesus stand together at the Mediatrix of Peace Shrine. Mary, Mother of God, visited in 1950..

  • Home of the Hodag

    Home of the Hodag

    Rhinelander, Wisconsin

    A lumber town makes hay with a beloved local monster.

  • Rudolph Grotto and Wonder Cave

    Rudolph Grotto and Wonder Cave

    Rudolph, Wisconsin

    Father Philip Wagner and his helper Edmund Rybicki spent 20 years building a cave filled with Catholic religious shrines.

  • F.A.S.T.: Fiberglass Statue Mold Yard

    F.A.S.T.: Fiberglass Statue Mold Yard

    Sparta, Wisconsin

    Where big fiberglass statues come from, and where you can always wander the Mold Field and see the latest creations.

  • Wisconsin Dells

    Wisconsin Dells

    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    The Dells are a wonder of nature -- but most folks come here for the over-the-top attractions.

  • Prairie Moon

    Prairie Moon

    Cochrane, Wisconsin

    For 25 years retired farmer Herman Rusch built odd sculptures around his similarly odd museum in an old dance pavilion. It's folk art -- and it's been preserved.

  • Statue of Romeo, The Killer Elephant

    Statue of Romeo, The Killer Elephant

    Delavan, Wisconsin

    A pugnacious pachyderm with five human kills to his credit, but the town still loves him.

  • Dickeyville Grotto

    Dickeyville Grotto

    Dickeyville, Wisconsin

    Rocks and found junk were fashioned into an elaborate religious grotto by a priest on a Mission from God. Washington, Lincoln, and Christopher Columbus make cameo appearances.

  • Don Q Inn

    Don Q Inn

    Dodgeville, Wisconsin

    Crazier-than-most fantasy room motel. Bathe in a cheese vat or soak in a hot tub on the moon. Underground tunnel leads to restaurant. Giant airplane on the lawn.

  • National Dairy Shrine Visitor's Center

    National Dairy Shrine Visitor's Center

    Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

    The history of dairy farming revealed, including a display about vital parachute drops of bull semen.

  • The Rock in the House

    The Rock in the House

    Fountain City, Wisconsin

    The hazards of living downhill from boulders couldn't be presented more clearly.

  • World's Largest Six Pack, and the King of Beer

    World's Largest Six Pack, and the King of Beer

    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Brewery with a monstrous sixer and a statue of the King of Beer.

  • Sputnik Crashed Here

    Sputnik Crashed Here

    Manitowoc, Wisconsin

    Sidewalk plaque and a circle in the street mark where a Soviet satellite smacked down. Replica of the space junk is displayed a few steps away.

  • World's Largest Talking Loon

    World's Largest Talking Loon

    Mercer, Wisconsin

    Known as "Claire d'Loon," the World's Largest Talking Loon talks at the push of a button, but only in loon sounds.

  • Easter Island Head

    Easter Island Head

    New Berlin, Wisconsin

    14-foot-tall cement plaster tiki head made to look like stone, and tough enough to survive Wisconsin winters.

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