Speaking of large fiberglass cows (such as Bessie The Cow In Janesville, Wisconsin)… Just down the street from the Pinkie the Pink Elephant in Glasses tourist attraction is another large fiberglass animal: Sissy the Cow at Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet in DeForest, Wisconsin.
Sissy cow is a two-ton black and white Holstein that stands at 19 feet tall by 20 feet long and lives outside of Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet in DeForest, Wisconsin. The statue was erected in 1969 and named Sissy after the store’s first owner: Lucille (Sis) Ehlenbach.
HOLY COW that is one big bovine!
While this Wisconsin roadside attraction used to let out some rather loud moos, and does have the remains of a speaker in her gullet, alas the speaker system no longer works and she no longer can make any sounds. I guess it’s a good thing though, because who could imagine how large of a “moo” a cow of this size would belt out. It would be an UDDERly amazing sound, I’m sure!
What are you waiting for? Get a moo-ve on and head to DeForest, Wisconsin and Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet to see one of the best large fiberglass animals in America, Sissy the Cow, on your next Wisconsin road trip!
Love BIG cows? Check out Salem Sue: the world’s largest holstein cow!
Giant Fiberglass Sissy the Cow in 2008
I first visited Sissie the Cow and Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet in 2008 on a road trip through Wisconsin. Here are photos of the big cow from way back then!
Sissy the Cow — Large Fiberglass Cow
Location: Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet, 4879 W North St, DeForest, WI 53532
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Visible at all hours. The cheese shop is open all year round, 7 days a week. Opens at 8am, closing times vary by season. (closed on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.)
Date: August 2008, August 2019