Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to 400 Really Strange Places [NOOK Book]

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Updated and even stranger, this new edition boasts more than 400 unique destinations for tourists looking for attractions off the beaten path. Bizarre locations and landmarks include Chainsaw Gordy’s Garden of Saws, Smokey Bear’s head, the World’s Largest Soup Kettle, the Toilet Bowl Parade, and the world’s only upside-down White House. This book offers fascinating and little-known historical tidbits and answers burning questions such as Where was Liberace born? What is a hodag, and where do you catch one? ...

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Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to 400 Really Strange Places

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Overview

Updated and even stranger, this new edition boasts more than 400 unique destinations for tourists looking for attractions off the beaten path. Bizarre locations and landmarks include Chainsaw Gordy’s Garden of Saws, Smokey Bear’s head, the World’s Largest Soup Kettle, the Toilet Bowl Parade, and the world’s only upside-down White House. This book offers fascinating and little-known historical tidbits and answers burning questions such as Where was Liberace born? What is a hodag, and where do you catch one? Who invented the hamburger? and Will a Polka Hall of Fame ever be built? This is the real guide to Wisconsin, birthplace of the snowmobile, the typewriter, and the ice cream sundae. The address, phone number, hours, cost, directions, and website of each oddity accompany its description.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"If you use this . . . guide for your family summer vacation you might want to change your name to Griswold." —Portage Daily Register

"Tells you how to see such gems as...the Hamburger Hall of Fame in Seymour." —Associated Press

"This in not your parents' travel book, but in the new millennium, all guides will be written like this." —Chuck Shepherd, News of the Weird

"[Pohlen's] prose makes reading the Oddball guides a delight." —Salt Lake Tribune

"Any red-blooded, proud, and honest Wisconsinite will find these well-researched chapters funny, fascinating, and useful" —City Pages

"The oddest and most enjoyable travel book that I have ever read" —The Prescott Journal

"Proves that no matter how cold it gets, Wisconsin residents have a sense of humor." —Arlington Heights Daily Herald

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613746691
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Series: Oddball Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 478,926
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Jerome Pohlen is an editor and travel writer whose travel writing has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Readers Digest, and TimeOut Chicago. He is the author of the Oddball series and Progressive Nation. He has been a regular contributor on travel and culture for the 848 Show on WBEZ, Chicago's NPR affliate. He lives in Chicago.
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