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Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  48 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Chatty Belle, the World's Largest Talking Cow. The Mendota Monster. Apostles on Parade. The UFO Capital of the World. Romeo, the clown-stomping elephant. Car-washing octopi. Other travel guides suggest the same old scenic driving tours, homey bed-and-breakfasts, and the best fall foliage—Oddball Wisconsin offers offbeat travel destinations and little-known historical tidbi ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Chicago Review Press
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Kelly Jahn
Jun 12, 2013 Kelly Jahn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Ran through it in one shot. It's amazing how many of these oddities that I have visited! It must be that I am an oddity myself. :) (Please don't respond to that!) Actually, geocaching has brought me to many of these locations. Most unique locations like this have a geocache associated with them.

One of the perks is that the author gives maps that show you where these "unique" locations are to be found in proximity to one another. A road trip would be possible.

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Julie
Aug 29, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
Some places are no longer there, but it was a great read for finding something to do when I had one or two days off in a row.
Sarah
Jun 09, 2011 Sarah rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011
This is a well-written, well-organized little guide. It's kind of superfluous, though, because you really couldn't plan a trip out of this book alone. Honestly, a lot of the things listed aren't worth visiting (Jeffrey Dahmer's old apartment, which is now just an empty lot? A haunted Lutheran church?), or aren't worth making a special trip for (lots of "World's Largest"s). It's a cute book, though, and a nice gift for someone moving to a new state.
Chris
May 03, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a lot of fun. I'm convinced that Wisconsin has a double dose if oddity, and I hsve seen an impressive number of these attractions. I grew up near the Kohler area, and I'm proud that the Kohler Foundation was behind the preservation of so many of these gems. On my wish list: the assorted grottoes and the Prairie Moon Gardens.
Kelly
Sep 01, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, library, 2013
I loved Oddball Minnesota. And now that I'm back in Wisconsin, I really enjoyed Oddball Wisconsin. A fun, quirky read about places and things to see around Wisconsin. I now have a new list of places to visit.
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