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Increased attendance at WI historic site

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MADISON (AP) -- Attendance at a southeastern Wisconsin historical site increased by 21 percent last year.

Old World Wisconsin officials say expansion of the site's Laura Ingalls Wilder days from a single weekend into a month-long event, interactive Civil War events, cooler temperatures in July, and a family-oriented Halloween tour helped boost attendance.  School tour attendance increased by 19 percent.

Old World Wisconsin features dozens of historic buildings relocated from around the state.  The site is located just outside Eagle in southeastern Wisconsin.

It's set to re-open to the general public on May 3.

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