Wisconsin July 04, 2016
12 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In Wisconsin That Will Make You Do A Double Take
One of the coolest parts of taking a road trip through Wisconsin is seeing awesome roadside attractions. We’ve got some real head-scratchers up here. In the past, we have
profiled some of the stranger spots in Wisconsin in general. Here are 12 of the most bizarre roadside attractions in Wisconsin.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Dickeyville Grotto (Dickeyville)
You can't help but stop when you drive by this grotto. Built in the early 1920s, this building is adorned with all sorts of costume jewelry.
2. FAST: Fiberglass Statue Mold Yard (Sparta)
This is a giant graveyard of large fiberglass statues made for various businesses. Some of the statues are kinda creepy in themselves, but seeing them on their sides in the "graveyard" is a sight to see.
3. Hodag (Rhinelander)
The Hodag is a mysterious woodland creature that looks like a giant lizard with horns. Anything that gets lost or goes wrong is blamed on the Hodag.
4. Jurustic Park (Marhsfield)
This "park" has creatures that are all constructed out of metal and are amazing. These beings are supposed to be out of the "Iron Age," and you really get the feel of being in a "park."
5. World's Largest Six Pack (La Crosse)
This all started when the former Heileman Brewery built six large storage tanks. They were soon painted to look the beer cans, and when a new brewery came into town, they repainted the cans to promote their lager.
6. Sputnik Crash Site (Manitowoc)
In 1962, a Soviet satellite smacked down into Wisconsin. The place where it fell is commemorated with a plaque in town.
7. Bessie (Janesville)
Bessie has been standing watch over Janesville for some time now. She is 16 feet tall and 20 feet long.
8. Largest Ball of Twine (Lake Nebagamon)
The ball's creator started this twine ball back in 1979. The ball weighs more than 20,000 pounds.
9. World's Largest Talking Loon (Mercer)
Claire d'Loon (yes, that's her name) has been around since 1981. It weighs over 2,000 pounds and is 16 feet tall.
10. Forevertron (Sumpter)
This was once the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world. One the other side of that is a "spaceship" that will relay positive, spiritual messages that Dr. Evermor would like to share. Yes, it is really that weird.
11. Bronze Fonz (Milwaukee)
There's no surprise that a Fonz statue is here, due to this fictional character's tie to Milwaukee. It's just weird because he looks like he is related to C-3PO.
12. Green Monster (Monaco)
The Green Monster, also known as the Rhinelapus, is a tree root monster. He is a rival to the Hodag (the monster of Rhinelander, the town next door).
Have you been to any of these?