Old World Wisconsin
Bob Washburn (whiterabbit@IW.EDWPUB.COM)
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 14:03:22 -0600
Thank you to all who responded to my request for lodging suggestions at Old
For those who asked: Old World Wisconsin is facility run by the Wisconsin
Historical Department. It is located in the rolling hills left by a
glacier in Southeastern Wisconsin. They have gathered buildings typical of
the early settlers and arranged them into typical villages throughout the
area. One village might be typical of the Norwegian settlers, the next
typical of Swiss settlers. In the summer you walk from village to village
through the rolling hills. In the Winter time you can cross country ski
from village to village. Some of the buildings are open with stoves, hot
chocolate, hot cider, and/or hot coffee.
A great activity for Scouts, history and physical activity. Get them on
cross county skis for a couple of hours and the ride home is real quiet.
According to the Wisconsin Tourism Admission is $4 adult $2 child. Ski
rental concessionaire isn't contracted yet but rates are typically $15.
Winter hours are 9 - 4 on Saturday and Sundays only beginning on January 1.
For more info http://tourism.state.wi.us
* Bob Washburn P.E., Director of Facilities Management
* Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
* firstname.lastname@example.org (618) 692-2560 fax (618) 692-2595
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