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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 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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Jelly Belly Center Tour in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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 — to take the Jelly Belly Center tour! The day was a little rainy, but we got photos of the giant bean and the the VW bug and then waited ...
๐Ÿบ World’s Largest Six-Pack of Beer in La Crosse, Wisconsin
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๐Ÿบ 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 ...
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 the Lakefront Brewery Tour! 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. Not bad.



If you arrive to the ...
Miller Brewery Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Miller Brewery Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Somehow, despite the fact that I really don't like beer, I find myself on a lot of brewery tours when traveling. 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 b) I am not the person to ask about the quality of beer! But in any case, ...
๐Ÿญ Giant Western Mouse in Oakdale, Wisconsin
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๐Ÿญ 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 ...
๐Ÿญ Mousehouse Cheesehaus in Windsor, Wisconsin
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๐Ÿญ Mousehouse Cheesehaus in Windsor, Wisconsin

If there is one thing Wisconsin is known for, it's cheese! And boy do they like to celebrate it! While I'm sure cheese shops are not unique to the state, they certainly appear everywhere possible and many stores go to the extreme to make sure that they stand out above the rest. One such shop is in Windsor, WIsconsin: Mousehouse Cheesehaus. Not only does the name kind of rock, but it has a cute little (OK ...
Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin
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Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin

Midway through the first day of our Labor Day road trip, my travel companion and I were getting pretty darn hungry. We wanted to stop at somewhere more "local." No Burger Kings or McDonald's for us. So, as we had the Worldโ€™s Largest Bicyclist and FAST: The Fiberglass Statue Factory to see in Sparta, Wisconsin, we decided to find somewhere there. When we say a local Tastee Treet we knew it was the perfect ...

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! Itโ€™s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.