Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

Oddball Wisconsin A Guide to Some Really Strange Places Chatty Belle the World s Largest Talking Cow The Mendota Monster Apostles on Parade The UFO Capital of the World Romeo the clown stomping elephant Car washing octopi Other travel guides suggest the

  • Title: Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
  • Author: Jerome Pohlen
  • ISBN: 9781556523762
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chatty Belle, the World s Largest Talking Cow The Mendota Monster Apostles on Parade The UFO Capital of the World Romeo, the clown stomping elephant Car washing octopi Other travel guides suggest the same old scenic driving tours, homey bed and breakfasts, and the best fall foliage Oddball Wisconsin offers offbeat travel destinations and little known historical tidbiChatty Belle, the World s Largest Talking Cow The Mendota Monster Apostles on Parade The UFO Capital of the World Romeo, the clown stomping elephant Car washing octopi Other travel guides suggest the same old scenic driving tours, homey bed and breakfasts, and the best fall foliage Oddball Wisconsin offers offbeat travel destinations and little known historical tidbits Where was Liberace born What is a hodag and where do you catch one Who invented the hamburger And will a Polka Hall of Fame ever be built This is the guide to the real Wisconsin, birthplace of the snowmobile, the typewriter, and the ice cream sundae, home to Jimmy the Groundhog and home of the Rudolph Grotto and Wonder Cave the state where people proudly wear the moniker cheesehead.

    One thought on “Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places”

    1. I loved this book! Ran through it in one shot. It's amazing how many of these oddities that I have visited! It must be that I am an oddity myself. :) (Please don't respond to that!) Actually, geocaching has brought me to many of these locations. Most unique locations like this have a geocache associated with them.One of the perks is that the author gives maps that show you where these "unique" locations are to be found in proximity to one another. A road trip would be possible. Best of the place [...]

    2. This is a well-written, well-organized little guide. It's kind of superfluous, though, because you really couldn't plan a trip out of this book alone. Honestly, a lot of the things listed aren't worth visiting (Jeffrey Dahmer's old apartment, which is now just an empty lot? A haunted Lutheran church?), or aren't worth making a special trip for (lots of "World's Largest"s). It's a cute book, though, and a nice gift for someone moving to a new state.

    3. This book was a lot of fun. I'm convinced that Wisconsin has a double dose if oddity, and I hsve seen an impressive number of these attractions. I grew up near the Kohler area, and I'm proud that the Kohler Foundation was behind the preservation of so many of these gems. On my wish list: the assorted grottoes and the Prairie Moon Gardens.

    4. I loved Oddball Minnesota. And now that I'm back in Wisconsin, I really enjoyed Oddball Wisconsin. A fun, quirky read about places and things to see around Wisconsin. I now have a new list of places to visit.

    5. Some places are no longer there, but it was a great read for finding something to do when I had one or two days off in a row.

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