I've lived in Madison for over four years, and while I've driven to nearby Devil's Lake dozens of times, I had never stopped at nearby Dr. Evermor's. That all changed when I got together with some friends, including a CouchSurfer from Chicago, to have a tea party at the Forevertron.
Many people had told me that the Forevertron was an interesting place, but I had no idea how amazing it would be. We sat around a table in a gazebo on a cool fall day with thermos's full of hot tea and were greeted by Lady Evermor, the proprietor or the establishment. She was extremely friendly and regaled us with stories of the sculptures that were scattered throughout the park. The highlight was the Forevertron, which a Victorian inventor named Dr. Evermor built to launch himself into the heavens. He even made a telescope so skeptics could observe the launching. There were also hundreds of scrap metal sculptures that showed the creative genius of Dr. Evermor. The park is a must-see attraction for anyone who is artistically inclined or just enjoys a good story.
Here's the park's official website: http://worldofdrevermor.com
We also made a brief stop in Natural Bridge State Park, which featured – you guessed it – a natural bridge. Hunters' gunshots rattled our ears to make the walk to the bridge more interesting, and we left with no casualties.