Another discovery! We stumbled on a delightful museum dedicated to custom, luxury Kissel automobiles built in Hartford, Wisconsin from 1906 until the depression in 1931. 35,000 cars were produced, only 150 are known to survive today. Many of those are on display.
There are other notable automobiles from the region including Nash, Hudson, as well as rare displays of Pontiacs, Studebakers, Chevrolets, Fords, and others.
There is also a huge model train display just off the lobby. Arguably the largest we have ever seen.
It was a big surprise to view the 250 ton steam locomotive #1003 built in 1913. Add a racing car exhibit and loads of period memorabilia and you have a grand venue to explore.
Bonus: It is only 3 miles from our Lake House.
Here are a few of our other favorites.
And just for giggles…
Wisconsin Automotive Museum, 147 North Rural Street, Hartford, WI 53027.