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Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, WI 53119
+1 262-594-6301
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History Comes Alive!

The Interpreters at the homesteads make history come alive! The homes are recreated with authentic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
262DianeV2014
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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A Foot in te past

If you like to live history then Old World Winsconsin is an ideal place. I have already been twice... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
saxenaapurva19
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Aurora, Illinois
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Old World Wisconsin is a fun way to experience the lives of immigrants to the Midwest in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Visit one of the ten working farmsteads and chat with the farmer or farm wife. Gather eggs, help in the kitchen or wood shop at the new "Life on the Farm" experience at the Koepsell Farm. Check out the 12 heirloom gardens and heritage breeds of chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, horses and oxen. Wander from farmstead to farmstead on foot or hop a tram--at a little under 600 acres you'll want to plan on at least half a day to explore everything. You can enjoy a snack or a light meal at the Clausing Barn Cafe. Old World Wisconsin is also a special place for a one-of-a-kind wedding, meeting or reunion. Or, learn even more about 19th-century life at a special workshop, day camp or school tour.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“living history” (12 reviews)
“general store” (12 reviews)
“german area” (3 reviews)
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W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, WI 53119
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+1 262-594-6301
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Interpreters at the homesteads make history come alive! The homes are recreated with authentic furnishings and realistic tools are used to demonstrate the way work would have been done. The gardens are beautiful and the fences in the German area are truly unique at...More

Thank 262DianeV2014
oww2017, First Impressions Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Old World Wisconsin. We appreciate the detailed comments.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you like to live history then Old World Winsconsin is an ideal place. I have already been twice to this place and feel like Ica go many more time. Spread in more than 600 acres in rural Winsconsin , it is an ideal getaway...More

Thank saxenaapurva19
oww2017, First Impressions Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Old World Wisconsin.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you would like to see what it was like living in the late 1800s and early 1900s, you must visit his place. It is a rather large piece of property that is divided into seven small villages, each representing a different nationality. I took...More

Thank Edie S
oww2017, First Impressions Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review and description of Old World Wisconsin.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

This place gives you a view of how it was to live on a farm in Wisconsin during past periods and has different ethnic community farmhouses which illustrate the differences and similarities. There is a tram which can take you from site to site and...More

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oww2017, First Impressions Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for your review of Old World Wisconsin.

Reviewed 18 August 2017

This was pretty cool; the people were dressed in 'period' clothing, and they were very serious about helping us see how life was back then. The blacksmith demonstration was especially interesting to me. You can walk the entire grounds, or you can hop on one...More

Thank Randy S
oww2017, First Impressions Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for your review of Old World Wisconsin. We're glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

It was fun to see how things were back in the day. Not sure a return trip is needed right away but it was a good experience and I am glad we did it. Fun for the kids to see as well, help them appreciate...More

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oww2017, First Impressions Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for visiting Old World Wisconsin. We're glad that you and your children enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We drove up from Chicago after hearing about this historical Wisconsin site. It is about 80 miles, a beautiful drive if you take the state highways. There are recreation of German, Norwegian, Danish, Finish farms of the 1860-1880'. Each farm has an intrepretor who explains...More

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Traveling from Milwaukee to Monroe, and saw a sign on the side of the highway. No rush to get to Monroe, so we stopped in. First, lunch at the old barn snack bar. Of course I ordered the fried cheese curds. They were great. Sandwiches...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Old World Wisconsin was delightful! We spent three hours there (not including lunch) and didn't even make it to the German section. The tram system works very well and the guides were very interesting. There was also plenty of green space for the kids to...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Old world WI is an outdoor history museum of WI pioneers. Parking is free and tickets can be purchased in the gift shop. It was about 20$ pp but a free tram ride all over the area is included in your ticket. It was great...More

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oww2017, First Impressions Coordinator at Old World Wisconsin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your review of Old World Wisconsin. We're glad that you enjoyed your day with us and are encouraging others to come visit.

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Kathy C
19 June 2017|
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Response from oww2017 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting Old World Wisconsin. We are open rain or shine. Since we are an outdoor facility, we do suggest that you come prepared if the forecast is calling for rain.
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HAZELoftheNORTH
30 August 2016|
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Response from Lyonlady | Reviewed this property |
Hazel, I am not sure about the changing tables because I wasn't looking for one. We walked from the visitors center to the village. The path is not paved so not sure how a stroller would do. The day we went began with sun... More
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Tina G
19 July 2015|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
Tina: As Old World Wisconsin is historically accurate, the roads are not paved and buildings are original--so doorways are widths built long ago. As mentioned above, there are trams that navigate the entire site but they do... More
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