Neillsville, Wisconsin: Chatty Belle, Talking Cow Team Field Report

1201 Division St., Neillsville, WI
Just east of town on US 10 (Division St.).
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Chatty Belle, Talking Cow

Larger-than-life fiberglass rendering of a milk producer, with audio system. Next to WI's 1964 NY World's Fair pavilion. Report...

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Neillsville, Wisconsin - Chatty Belle, Talking Cow
Chatty Belle, Talking Cow:

For a quarter, Chatty Belle will tell you about her history and the origins of the adjacent building.

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Chatty Belle, Talking Cow

Chatty Belle definitely still talks if you put in a quarter! I was just there last week.

[Heather, 11/17/2021]
Chatty Belle, Talking Cow

Chatty Belle is chatty again. Put a quarter in the box and a female voice will tell you about the adjacent building, its World's Fair history, and its current uses. She no longer mentions her son Bullet. The woman in the gift shop said Bullet has grown up and "gone off to college."

[AmyC, 10/17/2018]

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Chatty Belle, World's Largest Talking Cow

I am the person who named Chatty Belle. Back in 1966 there was a contest, and the person who named the cow in the contest won 100 pounds of butter and a trip through the Grassland Dairy Cheese Factory. It was a big "doing" back then and I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in the 1st grade in Loyal, Wisconsin, and because it was such a big event the teacher had a radio going because they were going to announce who won. They said my name, and I started crying because I thought the "trip" through the cheese factory was a trip far away and I would have to leave mom and dad!

When the contest started, my mom got my sister a form and she put down "Buttercup" as the cow's name. Well, I wanted to be in the contest too, and put up a stink until mom went and got a form for me. My mom and I thought up the name together. Since the cow talked, Mom said "Chatty" and I thought that cows wore bells so we came up with Chatty Belle. I'm sure it was more my mom than me who thought up this name, but I was the one who was on the contest form so I got all the recognition.

[Jody (Hartl) Miller, 06/25/2005]

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