Old World Wisconsin is the largest outdoor ethnic living history museum in the United States. It is open everyday May through October and it consists of different ethnic groups like German, Finnish, Danish, Polish, African American, Norwegian and there is a typical Wisconsin Village. Visiting the museum can be confusing since it is so large.
If you are particularly interested in a special area then you should start out your tour in that area. Then you are sure to see it and you can take as much time there as you like. Old World Wisconsin is very large and it is easy to find that you get tired on a tour. Many people are interested I the German area so they start their tour there. Take the tram from the visitor center and stay on it all the way to the German area.
Once in the German area you have three German farms to visit and one Polish. The German farms are large with big barns for the time period and animals, gardens and fields to see along with the German homes.
The German area has pigs, chickens and cows to see. Spinning flax is a big part of the Shultz farm but so is cooking. You can find wonderful kitchens in all the German homes so you know that food was important to them.
The barns are large and can hold many different animals in them. The animals were the livelihood of these people and they depended on them for living a good life. They sold the products that they made from them like wool, meat and hides. Crops were also a big part of the farm and you will see rye, corn and flax growing in the fields.
As you visit the German area take your time and see it since it is very interesting. Once you are done you can hike to Norwegian or get back on the tram and go to another area like the African American or the Village.
There is a lot of walking at Old World Wisconsin so wear good shoes and plan to walk far distances. You can walk all over the museum or you can take a ride on the tram to different areas. The park has gravel roads that create a lot of dust so plan on getting dirty as you visit. Watch the weather and wear clothes appropriate for what ever it is on the day you visit. You can carry your own water but there is plenty of water fountains and restrooms in the museum. You can find out more at http://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org/.