Yes, its true… summer is upon us. For the Steampunk, summer can be a terrible time if one lacks a flair for the creative with one’s wardrobe. And the bugs are pretty much awful for anyone, regardless of their subculture affiliation. But the summer is also the time for cookouts, outdoor adventuring, and vacations.
There’s nothing quite as American as a road trip. A co-worker of mine from a different country expressed his confusion towards out national obsession with hopping in our cars and driving to some far away location saying, “Why would you drive on your vacation? You are so tired once you get there.” Since I agreed with his sentiment, I wasn’t able to give a very good answer as to why Americans love to do this, which I’m afraid disappointed him.
Nevertheless, if you are looking to take the car (or perhaps the airship) for a spin, I would like to recommend a location for your traveling destination, Forevertron in North Freedom, Wisconsin, where you will witness such wonders as:
That is part of the world’s largest scrap metal sculpture in the world standing 50 ft. (15,2 m.) high and 120 ft. (36,5 m.) wide. It is a huge collection of scrap metal being turned into Steampunk art! Fantastic!
If you are interested in visiting Forevertron, here’s the vital information needed for a trip:
Address: US 12, North Freedom, WI
Directions: On U.S. 12, about five miles south of Baraboo, behind Delaney’s Surplus, across the highway from the Badger Army Ammunition Plant.
Hours: M, Th, Fri, Sa 9 am – 5 pm, Su Noon – 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Dr. Evermor and his son are working on new projects for Forevertron, so if you’ve been before, now is a great time to revisit the park. There’s likely something you haven’t seen before waiting to be marveled at!
If you want to see more pictures of Fovereverton, please click here. And for a video walk through of the park, please click here for a series of YouTube videos for your amusement.