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Explore Wisconsin roadside attractions and other tourist traps, restaurants, stops, and detours to add to your Wisconsin road trip itinerary.

Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with Cheese in Black River Falls, Wisconsin - roadside attractions in Wisconsin

Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with Cheese in Wisconsin

Say cheese! If there’s one type of roadside attraction you’re sure to find when road tripping through Wisconsin, it’s the giant mouse. Specifically the giant mouse with cheese, such as this big boy: the Giant Black River Crossing Oasis Mouse with cheese in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is known, after all, for its cheese and with cheese...

Giant Fiberglass Cowboy Statue in Wisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Dells Muffler Man and Roadside Attractions in Wisconsin

Giant Fiberglass Cowboy Statue in Wisconsin Dells

There’s a giant fiberglass cowboy statue in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It’s located just around the corner from the larger than life Sinclair Dinosaur and lives outside of Knuckleheads Family Entertainment Center and Buffalo Phil’s Restaurant and Arcade a theme restaurant that itself is a road trip destination: the food is delivered by train. But back to...

Giant Sinclair Dinosaur in Wisconsin Dells | Wisconsin Roadside Attractions

Giant Sinclair Dinosaur in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

There are Sinclair dinosaurs and then there are Sinclair dinosaurs. There are the ones that you happen upon at the side of the road, ones that are a welcome surprise when looking for gas. And then there are the ones you seek out, true bucket list roadside attractions. There’s the Sinclair Dinosaur in Sinclair, Wyoming (home of the oil refinery). There’s...

Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

It’s time to STEER you towards this next roadside attraction: the Big Steer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No bull, this giant steer is painted black and white and wears a bright red chef’s hat and bib. The fiberglass big cow was built by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, Wisconsin (now known as FAST Corporation) and originally stood on top of The Rafters...

Flopsy and the Bronze Fonz in Milwaukee, 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...

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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...

Brewers game at Millers Park in Milwaukee.

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...

Jelly Belly Center Tour in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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...

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 (for example, see me getting Hyderized in Hyder). 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...

Lakefront Brewery Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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...