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 the last thing you would want to see hanging around a gas station… but this one is A-Okay.
The cowboy vermin is a friendly face when you need to take a stop for provisions…especially when rising gas prices abound!
Or should that be yippie ki-SQUEAK?!?!
Site: Big Western Mouse with “Welcome to Wisconsin” sign Location: Road Ranger, 102 East Woody Dr., Oakdale, WI 54649, I-90/94 Exit 48 in truck stop parking lot, Oakdale, Wisconsin Cost: Free to see. Hours: Always Visible Date: August 29, 2008
Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.
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! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.