Wisconsin Tour: Old World Wisconsin
Day Two Itinerary (08.18.10):
Old World Wisconsin
All you can eat seafood buffet at OYSY Sushi & Seafood Buffet
Movie at Home: ‘North by Northwest’
The first of our day trips was to Old World Wisconsin
in Eagle, WI. A few months earlier, a tornado (a tornado in WI!?) swept right through this place and pretty much destroyed their parking lot and lots of trees. However, it completely missed any of the houses! amazing…
Old World WI is pretty much a museum of Wisconsin buildings. They were actually all taken from around the state, and brought here, where they were rebuilt or settled down into a realistic setting. It is actually a pretty big place and they have done so to keep each building its own separate settlement. It is such a neat place and maintained really well (and isn’t one of those corny attractions!) It reminded me of Shakertown back home in Lexington, Kentucky.
Old World even raises their own farm animals and makes food from their products, and does crafts just like the real settlers did back in the day. It’s really on its own really functional.
We finally took the tram that was offered after walking through the wooded areas (around a pond). We were attacked by hundreds of mosquitoes!
This is an old school house in Strawberry, where we were in the Apostle Islands!
We even tried some of the games they had in the schoolhouse building
This was one of the first churches in Milwaukee