Think “Wisconsin” and you’re apt to conjour images of cows, cheese, farmland and Lambeau Field. Truth be told, there’s a lot more to “America’s Dairlyand” than beer, brats, dairy and the Packers. Wisconsin is a land of subtle beauty, tens of thousands of lakes, booming metropolitan areas, and plenty of vacation hot spots.
Located just north of Madison (the state’s capital) is Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin Dells is a major hot-spot for tourists “in the know,” as it offers a great atmosphere for a summer family vacation by providing plenty of family friendly activities. The kids can play at one of nearly a dozen water parks while Mom and Dad can enjoy adult-friendly activities that include some great night spots.
One of the more popular attractions in Wisconsin Dells is The Dells Auto Museum, which plays host to approximately 25 classic cars and a wide assortment of interesting automotive memorabilia. The Dells Auto Museum is owned and operated by a father and son duo of Dick and Lance Tarnutzer. Together, they have an impressive collection of classic cars, of which they show 25 per summer at the Dells Auto Museum.
“Well, we had 400 cars,” says Lance Tarnutzer. “Unfortunately we suffered a major fire at one of our storage facilities a few years ago, and that fire caused us to lose a lot of our favorite cars.” Lance is refering to a 1999 fire that quickly consumed a 20,000 square foot warehouse that housed nearly 100 of the Tarnutzer’s more favorite cars. The fire ravaged the collection and left a majority of the cars as nothing more than rusty lumps of vintage sheet metal.
“We lost cars like our Plymouth Superbird, some Shelbys, a GTO Judge convertible, a Buick GS Stage 1 convertible and a bunch of other irreplaceable cars,” says Dick Tarnutzer. Dick began collecting cars in the late 60’s, and has prided himself on maintaining what was once the world’s largest collection of Indianappolis 500 pace cars. “But,” he says with a strong hint of sadness, “We still have a lot of great cars, and we’re always adding a few here and there.”
The museum sits just off Highway 12, next to The Deer Park and across from Riverview Family Park (an amusement park complete with go-karts, various rides, miniature golf and more). The building is a bit rustic, but it matches its surrounding environment well. A vintage dry-cleaning delivery vehicle greets visitors as they enter the museum’s front door.
Once inside, there is a nicely appointed gift-shop, complete with various literature, posters, t-shirts, models and other automotive memorabilia. Oldies tunes play in the background, as the Dells Museum staff chats cars with like-minded enthusiasts and afficianados.
Pay a very nominal fee, and the staff will lead you through closed doors to the museum’s impressive arrangement of historic automobiles. On this visit, there are 23 vehicles parked in the museum, and each bares an informational card that tells a story about the car’s origin, price and current value.
There’s a 1986 Indianappolis 500 Pontiac Fiero pace car with less than 10,000 miles, as well as a bright white (with hugger orange interior) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Indy 500 Pace Car. A massive 1959 Ford Fairlane “Retractable” sits at the end of one aisle; a 1906 Oldsmobile rests at the other end.
“We try to circulate fresh cars into the museum each year,” says Lance Tarnutzer. “Each spring, we decide which cars we’ll show, and we move the collection around to accomodate them.” Tarnutzer is refering to the act in which volunteers and employees drive these timeless classics from just outside of Madison to the Dells. It’s quite a sight to behold as 20-some muscle cars, antiques and vintage rides parade down the Interstate each spring.
The cars are washed and detailed, the museum floor is repainted (green) and the cars are carefully parked and arranged. The entire process takes a few weekends to complete.
As mentioned earlier, there’s more to the museum than just its great showcase of highly desirable cars. Many visitors venture in to see the large memorabilia collection that includes antique gas pumps, signage and other interesting literature. And still more come to see the large antique doll collection (it’s valued at well into the six-figures).
So, the next time you’re in Wisconsin, do yourself and your family a favor and consider a vacation to Wisconsin Dells. There are plenty of waterparks, quality hotels, outstanding restaurants and even a casino, should you get the itch to try your luck. However, if you don’t feel like gambling and feel more like betting on a sure thing, take an afternoon and visit the Dells Auto Museum – you’ll be glad you did. And yes, you can buy a beer and a brat with a side of cheese at just about any restaurant in the Dells area.
(The Wisconsin Dells are located approximately 50 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin on I-90. The Dells are “open” from Memorial Day to Labor Day each summer, with some attractions like the large hotels (many complete with world-famous indoor waterparks) remaining open all year.)
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Over the past few years I’ve taken a very special interest in helping people lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Please take a moment to read Brian Flatt’s incredible story and how he burned over 12 pounds of fat in 3 weeks by Working With Nature, Not Against It.
Did You Know That Your Body Is Stuck in “Fat Mode” for 20 Hours a Day?
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In America, we’ve achieved something incredible:
Absolute freedom from the dangers of nature.
Nature’s most vicious predators are no match for humans.
But one danger still haunts us, something that’s stuck with us from the natural world that we simply can’t fight off.
In fact, it’s killing more Americans than any other cause of death.
Here’s just a glimpse as what Americans are suffering through:
● Heart attacks and strokes that put an immediate end to the life of people we love. (If you’re walking around with extra fat on your body, you never know when these illnesses will strike.)
● Back and join pain that stops you from enjoying life, keeps you stuck on the couch, and ruins your mood from the moment you get out of bed.
● Plus diabetes, liver failure, sore muscles, arthritis, and more, costing thousands of dollars in prescription medication every year.
Even children are suffering the consequences.
My Daughter Was Thin, But She Was Suffering from My Weight.
When I was overweight, I thought, “you know, it’s not so bad. I can live with this.”
But then one day, my chest started to ache, and I thought I was having a heart attack.
Just at that moment, my daughter looked up at me with the most scared look I ever saw.
I knew I couldn’t leave her behind, so I decided to look into the real causes of my weight gain.
I Was Spending 20 Hours a Day Gaining Fat, Even if I Ate 3 Meals a Day.
I was shocked when I found out that our bodies can only be in one of two states.
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And many Americans are unknowingly spending 20 hours a day stuck in the fat-gaining mode, especially if they’re overweight.
20 hours a day!
And the only time they’re actually burning fat… is when they’re asleep.
That’s when I realized that no matter how much exercise I did, no matter how healthy I was eating, it wouldn’t matter unless I could fix that problem.
I had to find a way to force my body into fat-burning mode for more than 4 hours a day.
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Your body has a natural ability to burn fat.
In fact, you can burn a surprising amount of fat in just a few weeks with the right strategies.
So what are they?
Well, the plan I made works in 3 phases, and they’re incredibly easy to follow.
Basically, here’s how it works:
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At the end of 3 weeks, I had lost over 12 pounds of fat.
I kept it up and continued to lose more.
And yes, I looked amazing.
But what really mattered wasn’t the weight loss.
I had made a change for my daughter.
I’m Going to Live to Watch My Grandchildren Grow Up.
I may not be old enough to have grandchildren yet… but now, I’m not worried that I’m going to die before my daughter is ready to have kids.
We’ve really connected again, going out to the park and playing games like we used to. I can even go shopping all day long without getting aches and pains in my back!
So I shared these strategies with some of my friends who wanted to lose a little weight, and they were shocked at the results.
In fact, some of them were losing more weight than I did… up to 23 pounds in 3 weeks!
So my friends told their friends… who told their friends… and eventually, the secret got out.
People Started Offering Me Money for My 3 Week Diet.
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That’s when I realized that I had to get this out there for anyone who wanted to start burning fat and looking their best.
(Who am I to hide this from other people?)
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The only problem… is that it costs a lot of money to do this.
I was a little overwhelmed by how much I had to pay to put together a website and package it all up in a nice little ebook.
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When I showed my website to a friend, he told me I was crazy for making my book so cheap.
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He works in marketing, so he thinks everything should be expensive. (Sorry, Dave.)
I just couldn’t do that. I really wanted people to be able to afford this book and use it to change their lives.
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Creator of The 3 Week Diet & Weight Loss Consultant