Wisconsin is a family traveler’s dream — beautiful scenery, great food and an endless list of things to see and do. With some of the country’s wackiest roadside attractions, it’s a great place to take a family road trip to discover some of the best Americana around. Check out our handy list for some of the quirkiest stops to make on your next trip.
See Goats Grazing on Rooftops
Sister Bay is home to Al Johnson’s, a Swedish restaurant known for goats grazing on its grass-covered roof. Enjoy the whole Scandinavian experience, from staff dressed in Swedish-themed uniforms to traditional foods like Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, but the goats on the roof make it a must-stop roadside attraction.
Visit the House with a Rock in It
In 1995, a giant boulder rolled down a hill and landed in a house in Fountain City along the Mississippi River, turning it into a classic piece of roadside Americana now known as Rock in House.
Explore Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park
Located in Sumpter off of U.S. Highway 12, this outdoor sculpture park is a fun oddity created from the mind and hands of a salvage artist named Thomas Every, better known as Dr. Evermor. This outdoor gallery is home to hundreds of unique sculptures crafted from discarded metal, including many animals (like a 17-foot-tall spider) and creatures straight out of the artist’s imagination, like the most well-known piece, the 50-foot-high and 120-foot-wide “Forevertron.”
Visit the Bobblehead Hall of Fame
If you’re driving through Milwaukee, don’t forget to stop at this fun museum, where you can see bobblehead versions of all your favorites, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the cast of Duck Dynasty to your favorite athletes. You can even order your own customized bobblehead.
See the World’s Largest Everything (almost)
Wisconsin is home to a lot of the “world’s largest” attractions, making for a fun stop to see something interesting while stretching your legs. From the world’s largest fish, a giant fiberglass musky in the town of Hayward, to the world’s largest penny in Woodruff, driving through Wisconsin gives you plenty of quirky photo ops along the way.
It’s not too early to plan holiday family travel, and those bound for the Grand Canyon region might want to consider booking tickets now for Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel’s popular Polar Express. Tickets are going fast!
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Family travelers spending time in Riviera Maya, Mexico, cannot miss Xel-Há, a park offering an extensive list of activities, all surrounded by the pure natural beauty of the region. The beginning of fall marks the perfect time to visit the park, with more than 20 unique experiences.
Qatar may not seem like your typical wintertime family travel destination. After all, you won’t find many snow-capped peaks or ski resorts in the world’s desert nations, but the country’s newest winter attraction will make sure you have so much fun you won’t even think about snow. From roller coasters and merry-go-rounds to cotton candy and ice cream, there will be something for everyone at this nightly, winter-themed entertainment park.
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