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Roadside Attractions in Wisconsin

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

Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin

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 World’s Largest Bicyclist and FAST: The Fiberglass Statue Factory to see in Sparta, Wisconsin, we decided to find somewhere there...

Sissy the Cow - a giant fiberglass cow - in DeForest, Wisconsin

Sissy the Cow in DeForest, Wisconsin

And speaking of large fiberglass cows (such as Bessie The Cow In Janesville, Wisconsin)… Just down the street from the Pink Elephant in Glasses tourist attraction is another large fiberglass animal: Sissy the Cow. Sissy 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...

Fiberglass Bessie the Cow in Janesville, Wisconsin

Fiberglass Bessie the Cow in Janesville, Wisconsin

What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef. What do you call a giant white and brown spotted fiberglass cow with four giant fiberglass legs? Bessie the Cow. At least, that’s what they do in Janesville, Wisconsin. Last August I took a road trip to Mount Rushmore and back. We drove through Wisconsin and the first stop of the trip was Janesville to see...

Pink Elephant in Glasses - a roadside attraction in DeForest, Wisconsin

Pink Elephant with Glasses in DeForest, Wisconsin

This fiberglass giant pink elephant with glasses, also known as “Pinky the Elephant,” (or “Pinkie the Elephant”) is a Wisconsin roadside attraction in DeForest. When I visited on my road trip to Mount Rushmore it lived outside of a Citgo Gas Station though it seems that the location is now a Shell Gas Station. Printed from a sign adjacent to...