Feeling Sky-High at Doc’s Harley Davidson

When traveling, sometimes the unexpected makes a trip worth while. I think you know what I mean; I’m talking about one of those minor deviances, a short, impulsive stop, that lives in your memory for years. Between Shawano and Green Bay, right along Highway 29, such an instance occurred. At least Heidi and I had decided that Doc’s Harley-Davidson, and its rather strange array of sideshows, was the highlight of our Saturday.

I’m not a motorcycle driver, yet, like many Wiconsinites, I’m fascinated by Harley-Davidsons. So, and I’ve passed this rather large roadside attraction plenty of times, we decided to check out the dealership, and its assortment of random features.

What we found, as we strode into the bike shop, was a ginormous showroom.

It had everything, including a second showroom.

Top that off with an apparel shop,

and one could spend a ton of time, a very entertaining span, amongst this menagerie of hogs…but, wait…

Speaking of menageries, is that a boa, I mean a large predatory snake?

Or crazier yet, crocodiles…or I think they’re crocs. Someone let me know if I’m wrong.

And if that wasn’t enough, just you wait, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Yep, that’s a camel…and this is a kangaroo.

And I’m just giving you a sample of the animals at this spot. If you’re wondering how well they’re cared for, the one who was tending to them, at least that particular day, seemed very passionate and enthusiastic.

You might think that, since the zoo was such a crazy segment, I’m finished with this post; I’m not even close. If you wander back into the showroom, you’ll find a curious neon sign.

Yep, that says museum, and here’s what’s in it.

This was a promo car for the Dukes of Hazard movie.

My favorite, at least when it comes to mean looking muscle cars, would be this.

There are also motorcycles here, but the most interesting relic was this model-T.

So, we’re outta the museum now, but, like this poor Honda,

we figured we’d hang around a bit longer. This event hall, at least I’m assuming that’s what it is, is one reason why.

Besides that, if you’re into cluttered shops,

this antique store is packed with nostalgic merch.

Last but not least, we found a barbecue joint- quite reasonably priced I might add.

Its bar actually served ice cream.

Phew! That was all I remember. Actually, there were a few folk art pieces I left off, like authentic looking wooden boats. I know, crazy right? If you’re passing by this unique place, you just might want to drop in. With a motorcycle ferris wheel dominating the skyline, you simply can’t miss it.

Safe Travels!

4 responses to “Feeling Sky-High at Doc’s Harley Davidson”

  1. Wow! I will have to check that out sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Diana. If you do find yourself in Shawano, or slightly west of Green Bay, and have a few hours of free time, I do suggest it.

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  2. What a fun stop!! I loved it. Even though I’m not a motorcycle person, I would totally stop here. The Ferris Wheel with the motorcycles on it is a hoot! A visit here ending with a BBQ meal sounds like a great day. Part of the reason I love to travel so much is finding discoveries like this! Thanks for your post!

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    1. Thanks, Betty. I couldn’t agree more.

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