We went up to Old World Wisconsin on the 24th of June because they were having a Swedish festival and I thought it would be fun to see the Swedish dances-around a maypole. But we saw none of the Swedish festival. When we got there, they had just gone to lunch and when we got back from seeing all the sites, the festival was done. Oh well! We had a nice time at Old World Wisconsin although it was a tad hot!
Old World Wisconsin is broken down into little villages by ethnicity. I believe they said that all of the buildings were brought to this historic site from other places in Wisconsin but all the buildings were original. We started in the German area because they have an experience the farm exhibit. We were told that there were animals you could touch which is why we started there but it didn't seem that we could touch the animals. The first thing N2 got to do was grind grain. They thought that was fun!
The distance between villages was quite large so they have trams running that takes you from one village to the next. Even between the farms there was a little distance. We explored all the farms in the German area.
After that we visited the blacksmith but N2 were really tired and hot by that point so we didn't stay long. We grabbed the tram back to the visitor's center and headed home. It was a fun place to visit and I think it would be fun to go to an old fashioned baseball game there!
Disclaimer: It appears that I take more pictures of Natalie and that probably is the truth. When Noah sees a camera, he immediately turns his head away and will not turn it back until the camera is safely put away and there is no chance that he will get his picture taken again. Natalie is very willing to smile for the camera most of the time.