Travel day and a visit to the National Mustard Museum

 Monday morning (7/10) after a somewhat stormy night we woke to another travel day after just one night in Oakdale. But the rain was gone and the sun was shining so things were looking up.

 Check in at our next stop was 12 and it was only 80 miles down the road so we were dragging our feet so we didn’t get there too early. We were only down a little over ¼ tank of fuel but I even took advantage of a fuel station right next door in the name of killing time before jumping in the freeway and heading out.

 We rolled into our new home in DeForest Wisconsin at 11:45 and after getting set up headed out to Camping World to pick up a new adjustable water pressure regulator for our hose but wouldn’t you know it, they were out. Another example of why we like to shop online at Amazon whenever possible.

 Then we decided to head towards the National Mustard Museum in Middleton. YES, a Mustard Museum!!!

 Why visit a Mustard Museum? Well why not, is a better question.

 The museum is downstairs and hosts 5,676 mustards from all 50 states and more than 70 countries as well as the Gibbons Collection of mustard pots, antique tins & jars and vintage advertisements.

Every state is represented with mustard

Every state is represented with mustard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And believe it or not the guy that started the whole thing (Barry) left his job as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin to open the museum. Now that’s a huge risk but it seems to be working for him because it has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the game show Jeopardy and To Tell the Truth, as well as countless features on other national television and radio shows, and in major newspapers everywhere.

Mustard pots

Mustard pots

A wall of mustard from around the world

A wall of mustard from around the world

 We probably spent 45 minutes in the museum before going upstairs to check out the store. And don’t ask me why I didn’t get any pictures other than the tasting booth but I guess we were just too busy tasting and shopping LOL!!!

Time for a fast game but she took FOREVER to make a move so I left.

Time for a fast game but she took FOREVER to make a move so I left.

Mustard jars from around the world

Mustard jars from around the world

 We bought a couple jars of mustard and then headed home for some dinner and chilled the rest of the evening.

Step right up and sample anything you want!!

Step right up and sample anything you want!!

 I’m still trying to get my head around how we will do our next update on our visit to the House on the Rock so stay tuned.  

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4 Responses to Travel day and a visit to the National Mustard Museum

  1. Alright, now you’ve done it. You’ll have to go and see the Kool-Aid museum in Hastings, NE now!

  2. colibabas says:

    I see a theme here. A corn museum and a mustard museum…what’s next? Who would have thunk there were that many types of mustard. Safe travels!

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