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Truly a great Mom & Pop exhibit. It's awesome

We like to find off-the-wall attractions when we travel and this one fits the bill. Keep an eye... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Neal B
Germantown, Wisconsin
Just Do It!

We stopped at this on a whim while passing through town and had a blast. They ask that you call... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Amie S
Watertown, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

We like to find off-the-wall attractions when we travel and this one fits the bill. Keep an eye out for the signs because it's on a small country road in the 'burbs. As in pulled into the driveway, the owner/creator and his wife came out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this on a whim while passing through town and had a blast. They ask that you call ahead; we called in the morning and got an 11 am appointment. This was actually really fun. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amie S
Reviewed 30 July 2018

It's a little off of the beaten path, just 20 minutes or so off of I-69, this started out as a baseball covered with a coat of paint. And, this family has just kept painting another coat of paint on a regular basis and soon...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank coltswin
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Never has painting a 6,050 pound baseball been so exhilerating! Step right up, folks, grab a long-handled paint roller and, under the benign guidance of Mike and Glenda add a layer of paint (I chose peach, bein' from Georgia!) to this HUGE project! You'll be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linda T
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This was a fun place to visit. Mr. Carmichael welcomed us warmly and told us the history of the ball. We also got to paint the next layer!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We were driving to Mt. Rushmore from central Ohio, and read about this place on Atlas Obscura. Mike and his wife are friendly hosts and provided a lot of interesting info about all the layers of paint and people who have visited. You will be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Helen711
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on our way through. Mr. Carmichael was very hospitable. Our group all got paint rollers and painted. We received certificates showing we had been a part of history. We also got to sign his walls. Seems a little cheesy at first but it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Maren R
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Great stop to check out the worlds largest ball of paint!!! We even got to paint a layer of paint! Worth the stop, owner was very nice!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank danamarie31
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Oh how fun. We made an appointment to add a layer. We picked orange, we had a great time, it felt good to be a kid again, you get a official certificate when your done. Hard to believe is over 5000 pounds now.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Penny F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A small group of us stopped to see the ball of paint and add our layer. We got to choose our color, and the paint rollers were on long sticks to help us from getting paint all over ourselves. It still wouldn't hurt to wear...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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