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Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Rhinelapus

Meet the "Green Monster" of Monico, Wisconsin.
Neillsville, Wisconsin

World's Fair Wisconsin Pavilion

This odd-shaped relic from the 1964 New York World's Fair found its way back home to Wisconsin.
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Peshtigo Fire Museum

A museum devoted to the victims and the survivors of the most catastrophic fire in American history.
Baraboo, Wisconsin

International Crane Foundation

This unique zoo is the only place in the world where you can see all 15 species of crane.
Sparta, Wisconsin

Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum

Small-town museum dedicated to outer space ... and bicycles.
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Chippewa Falls Christmas Village

A town filled with hot chocolate, dazzling lights, and lots of Christmas cheer.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

The titular fictional logger only inhabits this otherwise historically focussed museum via a piece of fiberglass kitsch.
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

45th Parallel Marker

Almost half-way between the Equator and North Pole.
Phillips, Wisconsin

Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park

An oddly poignant roadside attraction celebrating American folklore.
Rhinelander, Wisconsin

The Hodag

The menacing creature had a tremendous influence on the local culture before being exposed as a hoax.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ladybug Building

The bugs crawling down the front of this office building are almost as big as a '68 VW Beetle.
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Circus World Museum

A large circus museum with summer performances.
Sparta, Wisconsin

Wegner Grotto

Homemade outdoor church and sculpture garden decorated with glass shards.
Rudolph, Wisconsin

Rudolph Grotto Gardens

Five acres of divinely inspired folk art.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Nohl House

A house and yard adorned with bizarre concrete sculptures in a Milwaukee suburb.
Plainfield, Wisconsin

Grave of Ed Gein

Eternal resting place of the grave robber and murderer who served as inspiration for many of cinema’s famous madmen.
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Sputnik IV Crash Site

A metal ring in the middle of the road marks the exact spot where the Soviet satellite crash-landed in 1962.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wizard Quest

A theme park attraction designed to turn your children into LARPers.
Sparta, Wisconsin

FAST Fiberglass Mold Graveyard

The molds of fiberglass statues make for eerie statues themselves.
North Freedom, Wisconsin

Dr. Evermor's Forevertron

"World's largest scrap metal sculpture" stands in an outsider art sculpture garden in the middle of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Safe House

A place to eat for on-the-run agents and espionage enthusiasts.
Hollandale, Wisconsin

Grandview

One Austrian's singular yard is now preserved as a folk art garden of concrete wonders.
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Cave of the Mounds

This cave holds a surprisingly colorful variety of geological oddities.