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Kohler, population 2,000, packs a lot of cultural punch for such a tiny burgh. Here are some of the area’s more notable museums and institutions:
1. The three-story Kohler Design Center, known affectionately at “the toilet museum,” showcases innovative kitchen, bath and room designs from throughout the company’s history. Admission is free.
2. The John Michael Kohler Art Center in nearby Sheboygan presents rotating exhibitions of contemporary paintings, installations and sculpture in 12 galleries. But its most famous works are a series of stunning mosaic urinals in the museum bathroom.
3. The Sheboygan County Historical Museum, housed in a stately mansion built for Judge David Taylor in 1850, is worth a look for its rotating exhibitions that could cover anything from circus history to Native American history.
4. Also in Sheboygan, the Above & Beyond Children's Museum, entertains kids with rotating interactive exhibits, special events, and kids’ games and crafts.
5. If you’re heading through Milwaukee on your way to or from the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, the Milwaukee Art Museum is well worth a visit for its gorgeous sailboat-like Calatrava-designed architecture alone.