Specialty Centers & Museums
At Ariens original manufacturing facility, explore over eight decades of power equipment including tractors, snow blowers, lawnmowers, and commercial mowers and tillers. Within the museum is a full-scale replica of Henry Ariens' garage – the building where the first Ariens tiller took shape. Open by appointment only.
A unique experience for your older kids, this is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. Features 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns! As a working museum, there are many ways to experience and explore wood type. Self guided tours are available during regular business hours.
Kids get a kick out of seeing how cheese is made! This cheese museum showcases the cheese equipment that was used during the early 1900's, and features an old cheese vat, press, separator, and some old butter making equipment. Watch cheese being made "early mornings" Monday - Friday through the viewing windows and live video feed.
Located on an archeological dig site, embrace the history of the Henschel homestead by exploring Wisconsin's oldest red ochre burial site. The museum houses a collection of copper, pottery and other artifacts dating back to 8,000 B.C. The view alone may be worth the visit!
With Free admission, you and your family can join in on the interactive fun and explore the energy experience! Activities include generating your own electricity, playing computer games, exploring a model nuclear containment unit, and learning about the History of Electricty.