Wisconsin is the king of cheesy tourist attractions. Known as America’s dairy land, Wisconsin is famous for its cheese production and also cheesy tourist attractions. One item everyone attributes to Wisconsin is the cheese head foam hats made famous by Green Bay Packer fans.
You do not have to drive far in Wisconsin to find some type of memento for cheese. Of course everyone knows that mice love cheese, so it is no surprise to find its most adoring fan wherever a block of cheese is displayed.
The first pictures comes from the Black River Falls exit off of I-94 in the town of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. This exit is more famous for another cheesy tourist attraction, the orange moose.
The second pictures comes from the town of Fennimore, Wisconsin. I was going for an evening drive up the Kickapoo River Valley into the Driftless Region coming out of Boscobel, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, I drove south instead of north and soon found myself in Fennimore. All was not lost. I captured this cheesy tourist attraction photo.
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Love the cheesy photos – a little bit of fun with the camera…but that orange moose – yikes! My favourite is the Fennemore mouse – so cartoon like!
Anita Mac recently posted..A weekend in Rochester, NY
The orange moose is a famous landmark in Wisconsin. Many people have used it as a reference or meeting point. I am glad getting lost in Wisconsin had some use.
That is pretty cheesy! I just wrote an article about cheese in Toronto, so I guess there are a lot of cheesy towns!
Cacinda Maloney recently posted..Now that is some Cheesy Goodness: Cheesewerks of Toronto, Canada
I would have never thought of Toronto as a cheese destination. I missed this place when I was there last weekend.
I love cheesy attractions like these. Florida was full of them, though they were less literal – a giant blow-up Elvis for example.
There were a bunch of cheese shops in the Kensington Market area of Toronto. Too bad you didn’t make it over there. Super cool!
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Toronto was not my finest moment in travel; however, I have little regret. Sometimes it is fun to forget about blogging and just have fun.
I’ve always wanted one of those cheese hat! lol
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Next time I am in Wisconsin I will pick one up for you 🙂
seriously cheese stuff, Ted! but yummy!
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Not a big cheese fan myself unless it is melted on my pizza.
Imagine that – a “cheesy” tourist attraction in Wisconsin!
Jeremy Branham recently posted..The Caped Crusader, an unstoppable train, and the perfect Hollywood script
Yep, not hard to imagine. I did not even get the Mars Cheese Castle.
Love all of these “Americana” tourist attractions – let’s hope they continue to last!
Fiona recently posted..Secret Beaches of the Algarve
I am sure they will Fiona. People love their cheese.
Bwahaha! It doesn’t get any cheesier than Wisconsin!
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That is for sure FF. Wisconsin is the king of cheese.
Ted, you didn’t want to pose with the cheese?! Or the moose?! Aww maybe next time! I can definitely appreciate the cheesiness. Fun topic pick!
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Normally Lola, I travel solo. That one of the may reasons I loved RWTBEX house. So many understanding photographers.
I’m down with that giant rat or mouse. I’d like one in my front yard just for fun.
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It would be a cute front lawn design.
I used to live a mile from the Mouse House, a cheese store in Windsor WI. They have a giant mouse munching on a wedge of cheese outside their store. These attractions are literally in almost every town. It’s funny how us Wisconsinites don’t think twice when we see them.
If you see one, don’t just stop for a picture. Go inside and buy some FRESH cheese curds, you know, the kind that squeak when you eat them. They will not disappoint.
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Very true Nathan,
You get conditioned by giant items in your town. My favorite Wisconsin statue is the giant turkey in Boscobel, Wisconsin. Did you know Boscobel is the turkey capital of Wisconsin?
You know, I forgot how fun the Travel Photo Roulette was…I should get back into participating. Some great cheesy attractions there, Ted:)
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I hope I win this week, and I will hit you up to participate.
Seeing that rat or mouse holding the cheese in the last picture is enough to give me nightmares! Maybe some Wisconsin beer before the encounter would be prudent!
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Cheese looks much more appetizing melted on top of a Chicago deep dish pizza 🙂
These are amazing! I actually have to admit that I haven’t seen nearly enough of these sorts of attractions as I should in my life time. 🙂 Love things that are cheesy!
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That is not such a bad thing Erin. These cheesy items are tourist places you almost trip upon instead of seek out. I prefer more authentic destinations, but it is fun to take a little time out if one of these cheesy places is nearby just to say you went and get a funny photograph.