Wisconsin

Flopsy’s Day Off
Wisconsin

Flopsy’s Day Off

I had a hard decision to make when I left on my 'round the world trip. Do I take my beloved jackalope, and Silly America's mascot, Flopsy? Or, do I leave him behind? In the end I decided that Flopsy would be better off at home. On road trips he mostly stays in the car except to come out to see roadside attractions and the like. But traveling through Europe he'd have to endure time in my backpack and ...
Safe House : Milwaukee Spy-Themed Restaurant
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Safe House : Milwaukee Spy-Themed Restaurant

You're in Milwaukee and walking down a nondescript alley. You come across a plaque for an importer/exporter business. It's something you wouldn't normally pay attention to, but for some reason you are drawn to check it out. So you open the door and peak inside. A woman greets you and opens the red velvet rope to let you into a small waiting area. She asks you for the password. No sure ...
Brewers Game at Miller Park
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Brewers Game at Miller Park

After the Jelly Belly Factory Tour on Saturday, we took off for destination number 2: Miller Park! We were taking in a Brewers pre-season game (with tickets behind home plate for only $10, why not?) I really like Miller Park. Why? They have a dome. And on a rainy chilly day like Saturday that dome made the game awesome. I got a hot dog (of course) and cheese curds instead of my usual ...
Jelly Belly Center Tour
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Jelly Belly Center Tour

Saturday morning I was picked up bright and early and we shuffled off to Wisconsin. We had a full day ahead of Milwaukee-area goodness and I couldn't wait! Our first stop was Pleasant Prairie and the home of everyone's favorite jelly bean: the Jelly Belly! The day was a little rainy, but we got photos of the giant bean and the the VW bug and then waited in line. Once inside we hopped on a ...
Sneak Peek of the Week
Wisconsin

Sneak Peek of the Week

I spent Saturday in Milwaukee Wisconsin with some friends. We hit up the Jelly Belly Tour, saw a pre-season Brewers game, and stopped at a very special restaurant for dinner! More to come throughout the week, but for now here's a sneak peek! ...
? World’s Largest Six-Pack of Beer in La Crosse, Wisconsin
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? World’s Largest Six-Pack of Beer in La Crosse, Wisconsin

I'm a lightweight when it comes to drinking. It doesn't take much to get me drunk. One beer and I'm tipsy. But I have a few friends who can drink a lot of beer. And by a lot of beer I mean a lot of beer. But even they probably couldn't drink all the alcohol that is contained in this roadside attraction: The World's Largest Six-Pack of Beer in La Crosse, Wisconsin! What is extra special about these ...
Virtual Tour – Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Virtual Tour – Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you can't make it to Milwaukee to take a tour of the Lakefront Brewery, they have provided some great videos on their website that give you a "virtual tour" of, well, the tour! Check them out now, and plan on stopping by the next time you're in Milwaukee! For more videos, visit the Lakefront Brewery Website! Site: Lakefront Brewery Tour Location: 1872 N. Commerce Street, ...
Lakefront Brewery Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Lakefront Brewery Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you're looking for a less "corporate" brewery tour in Milwaukee, look no further than Lakefront Brewery! Unlike the free Miller Brewery Tour, the Lakefront Brewery Tour costs money ($6), but includes a souvenir pint glass with their logo on it, four pours of beer, and a coupon to get a free beer at a neighborhood bar. If you arrive to the tour early, they have pizza available for purchase too. It ...
Miller Brewery Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wisconsin

Miller Brewery Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

It's BEER WEEK at Silly America! So anyone under 21, cover your eyes! Somehow, despite the fact that I really don't like beer, I find myself on a lot of brewery tours when travelling. It's mostly because I have friends who like beer way more than I do. I apologize that these won't be the most thorough of reviews because a) they were all from a bit while ago and I didn't take proper notes at the time and ...
? Giant Western Mouse in Oakdale, Wisconsin
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? Giant Western Mouse in Oakdale, Wisconsin

Welcome to Wisconsin! Cheese shops aren't always the only cheesy destinations that feature giant mice roadside attractions! At a truck stop parking lot in Oakdale, Wisconsin, you can find another big rodent! This giant Western mouse wears blue jeans, a red shirt, a yellow bandana, cowboy boots, and a cowboy hat. He holds up a sign welcoming all passersby to the state of Wisconsin. Normally a mouse might be ...