Madison Road Trip

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Gone But Not Forgotten


Update July 2017: Sadly, the owner and cook of Koreana has retired and as of July 2017 they are closed.  They will be greatly missed. Located in unprepossessing strip mall on the north side of Appleton, Koreana has the best… Continue Reading →

FAST Corporation Fiberglass Graveyard

Update May 2016: While the FAST Corp. Fiberglass graveyard is still going strong and full of lots of new and bizarre bits and bobs, the giant fiberglass eyeball is no longer in front of the building. Currently there is a… Continue Reading →

Sci Fi Cafe

Although their website declares they are in the process of relocation, signs point to this peculiar eatery not returning. A shame, really. While the food was mediocre (at best), the alien-inspired decor couldn’t be beat. Their museum/shop had a delightful… Continue Reading →

La Reau’s World of Miniatures

La Reau’s World of Miniatures was another too-late find from an old copy of Oddball Wisconsin. The place had clearly been out of business for awhile.  All was quiet and empty, and the gate was invitingly open…  I wouldn’t be… Continue Reading →

Lester Schwartz Sculptures

One of the bibles of road-tripping in southern Wisconsin is the book Oddball Wisconsin. Our copy was sadly out of date when we tried to visit the sculpture garden of Lester Schwartz near Green Lake. Not finding any signs, but… Continue Reading →