New Glarus, Wisconsin: Swiss Center of North America

The official center of all things Swiss on the North American continent is in a little Wisconsin town. Visitors Center exhibit, and the Swiss Village is nearby.

Address:
507 Durst Rd, New Glarus, WI
Directions:
West edge of town. On the west side of Durst Rd just north of its intersection with Hwy 39/6th Ave.
Hours:
M-F 9-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
608-527-6565
Admission:
Free
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Swiss Center sign.

Swiss Center of North America

New Glarus has been recognized as "America's Little Switzerland" by none other than the country of Switzerland! The Swiss Canton of Glarus funded the establishment of the only Swiss Center in North America to be headquartered in New Glarus. Opened in 2003, near the Swiss Historical Village, the small center contains Swiss-American artifacts and information, and promotes "the commerce, heritage and contributions of the Swiss in North America."

[Wayne and Karen Brown, 04/20/2013]

We'll include it for its claim, but that sign makes them look like a health insurance company. Swiss-Americans are more creative than this! Where's the big Swiss Army knife with cartoon eyes, or the giant wedge of Swiss cheese sitting on a bulls-eye?


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