Clinton, Wisconsin: Pickup Truck in Tree

Mark Madson lofted up his 1959 Chevy pickup truck as a tree house for his son in 1994.

8729 East Little Ln., Clinton, WI
Six miles east of Beloit on the north side of Hwy 43 at the number 6 Clinton exit. Visible from road. Private property. No trespassing!
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Pickup Truck in a Tree

The driveway leading to the tree has signs posted that read, "TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT," and "NO ESCAPE," and "PREPARE TO DIE," among others. We were not shot and we did escape, but potential visitors should be warned.

[Justin C., 12/19/2020]
Pickup Truck In Tree

I want to add that this attraction is owned by the Little Limestone Company.

[Liz, 07/11/2019]

Mark Madson, "The Wisconsin Mad Man," originally saved the twin trees that support the pickup truck from being bulldozed by the Little Limestone Company.

Pickup Truck in Tree

There are signs along the roadside identifying no trespassing and that cameras are present. We went anyway.

[Brandy Ketchum, 05/03/2015]

Truck in the Tree.

Pickup Truck in Tree

I put the truck in the tree in my front yard in 1994. There are many more great pictures of it and other things I have done at

It is located 6 miles East of Beloit on the north side of Hi Way 43 at the number 6 Clinton exit. It is a 1959 Chevy pickup truck that I put 30 feet up in the tree as a tree house for my son Luke. It has been featured on "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" as a romantic getaway, every year before Valentine's Day.

[Mark Madson, 02/09/2010]

Mark has written a book, Creations of the Wisconsin Mad Man, providing insight into his "Upside Down and Backwards" philosophy.

Pickup truck in a tree.

Pickup Truck in Tree

This pick up is mounted in a tree along I-43 because....well because. There is also a V-8 weathervane on a pole, and a ground level Ford Econoline sitting at a 45 degree angle in the same neighborhood.

[Bruce, 08/03/2004]

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