Seymour – Home of the Hamburger


Seymour-Home of the Hamburger sign

Downtown Seymour

Seymour is a city of almost 3,500 in Outgamie County, almost the smallest city in the country. It was incorporated in 1883.  Only 2 years later, the hamburger was born at the Seymour Fair.  Food vendor Charlie Nagreen flattened a meatball and placed it between two pieces of bread to make a sandwich easy to carry around.  The idea stuck and you can find them everywhere.

We made our way to Depot Street where the museums is located.  The Seymour Community Historical Society (1975) runs and maintains these museums and events held there.  The community celebrates their famous sandwich each August with Burger Fest, complete with a parade.

The museum grounds, an assortment of rail cars are also here.  Also many informative signs.

Seymour historic train depot

To the right of the depot.

1923 Seymour Rail Car at  museum

Across is the famous “Charlie Grill”, used to cook the world’s largest hamburger.

Charlie Grill in Seymour

Charlie Grill sign

To the left of the depot is a LARGE statue of Charlie, a great place for a selfie! We of course HAD to take one with a dramatic flourish!

Selfie with Hamburger Charlie Nagreen

Charlie sign

On the base of the statue are a series of plaques with Charlieisms.

Charlie statue plaques

The corner on Depot St. also has a Veteran’s Memorial.

Seymour Veteran's Memorial

That about sums up our visit here, we stayed for about 1/2 hour and had to continue our trip home.  We hope to come back someday for their Hamburger Fest.

Seymour Banner and Water Tower

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