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TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
TOO MANY HUSBANDS
DICKENS IN AMERICA
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD BY TOM STOPPARD
BY BRIAN FRIEL
Adapted from his works & words BY JAMES DEVITA
ANTONY & CLEOPATRA:
An Adaptation BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ADAPTED BY KATE BUCKLEY & JAMES DEVITA
ALL MY SONS
BY ARTHUR MILLER
“One of America’s most ambitious and consistently impressive classical summer festivals.” - Terry Teachout, the Wall Street Journal
BOX OFFICE: 608-588-2361 / AMERICANPLAYERS.ORG
WELCOME W e l c o m e t o S p r i n g G r ee n a n d t h e Ri v e r V a l l e y a r e a .
On behalf of the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce and everyone in the River Valley area, I welcome you. This area is special - three amazing and diverse nationally recognized attractions - Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, American Players Theatre, and The House on the Rock - are anchored against a backdrop of extraordinary beauty. Each adds in its own way to our landscape, and each is a place you’ll want to discover. But this area is rife with other discoveries as well: shops, great food, galleries and outdoor recreation. In the pages that follow, we’ll do our best to tell you about all of them.
The Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Above all, we hope you feel welcome here. However you choose to spend your time in the River Valley, we want to do whatever we can to make your experience extraordinary. In fact, we hope you come to love it here as much as we do. Sincerely, Dawn Eno Executive Director Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce
TABLE OF CONTENTS The Spring Green Area Guide is published by the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce. 1-800-588-2042 • springgreen.com email@example.com
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WHERE ART AND N AT U R E M E E T Spring Green and the River Valley area are special. Somehow this land escaped the last great Ice Age, as well as the one before that. What you see here, and nowhere else in the Upper Midwest, is a landscape sculpted at least a half million years earlier than anything else around it. The results are breathtaking: rolling hills and bluffs that overlook the Wisconsin River Valley, and a setting infused with ageless beauty. Spring Green was founded in 1857 by Welsh, English, Norwegian and German immigrants whose industries were dairy and produce farms, lumbering and cheese production. Today, agriculture remains integral to the area economy and its residents.
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SPRING GREEN is situated in south central Wisconsin, 40 miles due west of the state’s capital city of Madison. It’s a short, scenic drive from Dubuque, Baraboo, Galena and many other destination cities.
Another tradition has grown on this land as well: a dynamic and spirited arts scene. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, American Players Theatre and The House on the Rock collectively attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. A host of artists, musicians and craftspeople who live and work in the River Valley add to the experience. But what makes the River Valley stand out is an infectious sense of community. The residents of this area are dedicated to helping their neighbors and welcoming visitors. We hope you will feel welcome and become part of the River Valley community whether you’re visiting for a day or staying here permanently.
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ATTRACTIONS T h e Ri v e r V a l l e y a r e a b o a s t s a t t r a c t i o n s t h a t m e a su r e u p – i n b e a u t y a n d o r igi n a l i t y – t o t h e c o u n t r y side t h a t su r r o u n ds i t. A n c h o r ed b y t h e o r igi n a l a n d i n s p i r a t i o n a l T a l iesi n a n d t h e fu n a n d fu n k y H o use o n t h e R o c k , t h e S p r i n g G r ee n a r e a h o l ds t h e p r o s p e c t o f e x p e r ie n c es l ike n o n e y o u ’ v e e v e r h a d b ef o r e . T a ke a n h o u r , a d a y o r a week t o e x p l o r e t h ese c a p t i v a t i n g p l a c es .
The House On The Rock began in 1945 when a man named Alex Jordan had a towering goal: to build a retreat as awe-inspiring as the view from the rock upon which the House would eventually be built. What took shape on and around Deer Shelter Rock is a truly remarkable achievement. The House was only the beginning. In the years that followed, Alex expanded his vision beyond the House and collected and built on a massive scale. In the end he had created the world-renowned attraction known as The House on the Rock.
books and sculpture. In the years that followed, he added more rooms – thirteen in all by the early 1960s. Alex never drew up any plans for the House but built directly from the ideas in his head. He was not afraid to tear down, backtrack and re-build if things were not to his liking. Jordan’s grand project began attracting attention from friends and passersby. As the number of sightseers increased, he built a staircase for them – now a 375-foot ramp through the tree tops.
ON E MAN ’ S D R E AM Geologists say this lush green valley was once covered by a huge ocean. The waters eroded the stone and left craggy rock formations towering over the valley floor. Alex first spied one such unusual outcropping of rock called Deer Shelter Rock, which by then had become a popular picnic spot, on a family outing when he was a boy. By the early 1940s he was already dreaming of building a house there. And so began his life-long endeavor. At first he built what he called a “shack”, but tore it down because he was not satisfied. He then rebuilt and called his creation “The Winter Room,” which he used as a private retreat to pursue his interests in music, 6
PLAN TO V I S I T S OON Since those early days, the world Alex Jordan created has grown far beyond the original house and into an attraction with many buildings, exhibits and collections. During the regular season, the attraction has three sections. If you are not able to visit all three sections in one day, you may return to see the remaining sections, or purchase a ticket for only one section.
In 1960, he bowed to the inevitable and opened The House on the Rock to the public, charging fifty cents for admission. The revenue was immediately reinvested in expanding the scope of his dream. What started as a simple “shack,” a sculptor’s retreat, continues to charm and fascinate thousands of visitors from around the world.
The regular season runs from March 14 to November 10, 2013, and all three sections are open. At Christmastime, the House on the Rock is transformed with the splendor and joy of the holiday season. Santa takes up residence in a big way! As you stroll through the shortened tour of exhibits, you’ll be greeted by more than 6,000 collectible Santas of all sizes and types – large, small, fancy and homespun. Christmas at The House on the Rock runs from November 14, 2013 to January 5, 2014. For rates, dates and other information, please call (608) 9353639 or visit the website at www.thehouseontherock.com.
In Section One, you’ll visit the foundation of Alex Jordan’s vision – the architecture and magnificent structures of the Original House and the Gate House. Section One also includes the Infinity Room, the Alex Jordan Center, the Japanese Garden, the Asian Garden and the Container Gardens and Pavilion. Section Two moves from the unique architecture of the House to the imaginative contents and creations of Jordan’s vision, including the Mill House, Streets of Yesterday, The Heritage of the Sea, Tribute to Nostalgia, Music of Yesterday, Spirit of Aviation, and The Carousel. Section Three focuses on Alex Jordan’s varied and eclectic collections that range from the miniature to the magnificent: the Carousel, the Organ Room, Inspiration Point, The Doll House Room, The Circus Room, The Galleries and The Doll Carousel Room.
F R A N K L LOY D W R I G H T ’S
“the greatest single building in America” - architecture critic Robert Campbell
Visit world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s personal
residence, Taliesin. Various tours offered of the 600-acre estate. Reservations recommended. Tours begin at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. May – October Also located in the Visitor Center, the Taliesin Bookstore & Gift Shop and Riverview Terrace Cafe. Unique gifts, casual dining and free Wi-Fi.
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this tour include the charming, light-filled Assembly Hall, the dramatic 5,000-squarefoot Drafting Studio, the Romeo and Juliet Windmill Tower, and the jewel-like Theater.
Taliesin House Tour
The House Tour guides you through rooms that Wright imagined and built, exploring the rich canvas he worked on every day of his life. You’ll experience the landscaped grounds, furnishings, collected objects and, of course, the building itself. From the Taliesin courtyards and gardens, you are afforded a commanding view of the beautiful valley settled by Wright’s ancestors, while the interior portion of the tour explores Taliesin’s famed living room, the garden room, loggia, bedroom, and studio.
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Estate is truly among the world’s treasures. His home, surrounded by 600 acres of rolling hills in southwestern Wisconsin, traces not only Wright’s long and fruitful career, but ranks as one of the most thorough explorations of Organic Architecture. The Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center is your gateway to all things Frank Lloyd Wright. Overlooking the scenic Wisconsin River is a Wright-designed building where you can purchase a tour, shop for the perfect gift, or enjoy a meal, all while taking in the picturesque view through windows which sweep the entire building. No amount of study, reading or web surfing can substitute for an in-person visit to Taliesin. Here you’ll breathe the fresh country air of Wright’s Wisconsin home, take in nature’s magnificent panorama, and trace the arc of Frank Lloyd Wright’s creative vision. Taliesin offers a variety of tours to fit each visitor’s level of interest and familiarity:
Hillside Studio and Theater Tour
Wright designed Hillside in 1902 for his aunts, who ran an innovative children’s boarding school based on the motto “learn by doing.” Wright’s building, as innovative as the school it housed, is situated on land cleared by his pioneering grandparents. After his aunts retired, Wright reopened their building and expanded it to accommodate a community of architects and designers ... a community that continues to live and work at Hillside to this day. Highlights of 8
Highlights Tour The Highlights Tour is a way to experience the interiors of two significant, yet distinctly different Wright-designed buildings, Hillside and Taliesin. Created for the Wright enthusiast and the casual visitor, the Highlights Tour couples the history and masterful design of two architectural landmarks into one quick-paced twohour tour. Included is a drive through the scenic Taliesin grounds past Midway Farm, Taliesin’s former farming complex.
The tour begins at the Frank Lloyd Wright® Visitor Center, the only free-standing restaurant designed by Wright. From there, the tour moves to Unity Chapel, built for Wright’s maternal family, where Wright’s gravesite is located. Next, the tour takes you to Hillside, the school that Wright designed for his aunts. At Hillside, you’ll explore the Assembly Hall, Fellowship Dining Room, Drafting Studio, the Theater and gallery space. A country walk takes you past the Romeo and Juliet Windmill Tower, the oldest design on the estate. Next, you’ll get a close-up look at Tan-y-deri, the home Wright built for his sister Jane Porter, and Midway Barns en route to the house itself. Two hours into the tour, you’ll be served light refreshments on Mr. Wright’s Terrace before enjoying an exterior tour of his home. Finally, you’ll spend a delightful hour inside Taliesin. Comfortable walking shoes are a must for this tour, since it includes a mile-and-a-half hike from one end of the estate to the other, with few places to sit down. Tours are available May through October. Reservations are highly recommended. Call (608)588-7900 or (877) 588-7900 or visit www.taliesinpreservation.org for more information. Taliesin® and Frank Lloyd Wright® are registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Photograph: © Gwen Schwanke, courtesy of Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
ARCHITECTURAL DRIVING TOUR FEATURING WORK DESIGNED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND OTHER TALIESIN ARCHITECTS The Spring Green area is a treasure trove of architecture designed or influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Besides the buildings designed by Wright himself, the River Valley
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*1. Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1953): Originally designed as a restaurant. Tours of the Taliesin estate begin here. 2. U nity Chapel (J.L. Silsbee, 1886): The Lloyd Jones family chapel. Silsbee’s apprentice, Frank Lloyd Wright, did the interior delineations.
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4. W intergreen (Paul Wagner, with original concept developed by W.W. Peters, 1989): A conference center with majestic 360-degree views on a hilltop. *5. W yoming Valley Grammar School (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1956): This two-room public elementary school was in large part donated by Wright as a memorial to his mother. *6. S cenic Overlook Pedestrian Bridge (James Charles Montooth, 1992): A bridge over Highway 23, it offers a great view of the House on the Rock’s Infinity Room.
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3. A ldebaran Farm was the ancestral home of Wright’s Uncle James, later modified by William Wesley Peters. Call 773-334-4924 for lodging reservations.
*7. T he House on the Rock Resort (James Charles Montooth, 1989 with addition, E. Thomas Casey, 1992): Hotel and resort. *8. S pring Valley Inn (Joseph Fabris, 1988): Reception area, bar and inn.
*9. Usonian Inn, (J.C. Caraway, 1948): An 11-unit motel on 3 beautiful acres.
*10. S t. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (William Wesley Peters, 1989): The church features 8” x 18” leaded glass altar windows designed by Susan Jacobs Lockhart. *11. S pring Green Area Chamber of Commerce (William Wesley Peters, 1975): Originally a drive-up bank facility, it is now the Chamber of Commerce Office.
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*12. B MO Harris Bank (William Wesley Peters, 1970). *13. Riteway Plaza (James Charles Montooth, 1995): Originally a Phillips station, limestone overhangs glass windows on the inside. *14. R ound Barn Motel and Banquet Room (Jim Pfefferkorn, 1973 & 1979). 15. S eth Peterson Cottage (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1958): In Mirror Lake, WI, it is Wright’s smallest design at 880 sq. ft. Restored and available for overnight lodging. Call 608-254-6551 for rentals or 608-254-6051 for tours.
T he buildings marked with an asterisk (*) are open for viewing during business hours.
AMERICAN PL AYERS
Located on 110 rolling, wooded acres four miles south of Spring Green, American Players Theatre is one of the most popular outdoor classical theater companies in the nation, with an audience numbering over 100,000 each season. Shakespeare is the foundation of APT’s repertoire, with other classics filling out the balance of the season.
Buckley and James DeVita), Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel and Dickens in America, from his Works and Words by James DeVita. APT’s season runs June 8 - October 20. For tickets and more information, call (608)588-2361 or visit americanplayers.org.
The 1148-seat mainstage theater is nestled in a natural acoustical bowl outdoors under the stars. The atmosphere at APT is informal; patrons picnic on the grounds before the show then make their way up the winding path to the theater at the top of the hill. A shuttle bus is available for those who prefer to ride. The Touchstone, APT’s 200-seat indoor theatre complements the outdoor experience with plays more suited to an intimate, indoor setting. The 2013 season Up the Hill includes Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hamlet; Too Many Husbands by W. Somerset Maugham, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard and All My Sons by Arthur Miller. The Touchstone Theatre features Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (adapted by Kate 10
PERFORMING ARTS T h e p e r f o r m i n g a r t s a r e a b u n d a n t i n t h e Ri v e r V a l l e y A r e a . I n a ddi t i o n t o A m e r i c a n P l a y e r s T h e a t r e , g r o u p s o f a l l si z es a n d dis c i p l i n es e n r i c h t h e a r e a wi t h d a n c e , m usi c a n d t h e a t e r t h r o ug h o u t t h e y e a r . Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Chamber music with a bang. More bang for your Bach. What Bach would be doing if he were more fun and less dead. However you describe what they do, Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society always, always features great music played with joy, creativity, spontaneity, and with a technique that’s second to none. Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society is aimed at people who are curious, open-minded, and up for anything. People who want to have serious fun. See calendar of events for details and visit www.bachdancinganddynamite.org. River Valley Players Established in 1972, River Valley Players is the community theater association for the River Valley area. RVP’s primary goal is to provide high-quality productions, both classical and contemporary, produced and performed by area residents. The group also sponsors theater-related events such as classes and workshops in acting and stagecraft, and assists the River Valley High School in producing their annual musical. RVP is a volunteer organization and is open to anyone of any age who would like to be involved either on-stage or behind the scenes. www.rivervalleyplayers.org The Rural Musician’s Forum Rural Musician’s Forum produces Monday night summer concerts at Unity Chapel, the River Valley-area building that launched Frank Lloyd Wright’s career. Drawing from the artistic resources of the River Valley area and nearby environs, the summer series is augmented by RMF’s seasonal concerts, ^kdMPU|~Ç|NTUñNNQ==ULNNLNN==NQWRT==m~ÖÉ=N performances and educational workshops held in other local
venues. It also sponsors the Wyoming Valley Church hymn sings. For more information and schedule of concerts, visit www.springgreenarts.org. The Sh*tty Barn World-class music in an unpretentious venue where audience and performer share an intimate, integrated and sh*tty experience. May through October-ish. Mostly Wednesdays. Schedule and tickets available at www.shittybarnsessions.com, photos and self-aggrandizing minutiae at www.facebook.com/ barnsessions. Follow on Twitter @barnsessions. Come and listen with us – it’s weird, but not scary. Spring Into Motion School of Dance Spring Into Motion provides professional dance instruction in tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet, precision pom and musical theater. SIM students perform throughout the River Valley at festivals and community events. See calendar of events for details and visit www.springintomotion.com. The White Church THEATRE Project Nestled in the Wyoming Valley, just south of Spring Green, sits a 1902 Methodist church now the residency of the London-based Theatre de l’Ange Fou and International School of Corporeal Mime. Led by directors Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum, the Theatre has created many original plays and adaptations, ranging from duets to large ensemble work. In July-August, The White Church THEATRE Project will be offering workshop performances, lectures and films. For details, visit www.angefou.co.uk.
Season 2013 Directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum Theatre de l’Ange Fou and International School of Corporeal Mime, London
Experience the multi-faceted world of Physical Theatre, a leap into transformation and dream. The Theatre de l’Ange Fou is bringing new life to the landmark Wyoming Valley Church. SUMMER SCHOOL, WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES, LECTURES, FILMS … FOR MORE INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING: email@example.com
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MUSIC, THEATRE AND DANCE CAL E N D AR O F E V E NT S May 1 Sh*tty Barn 8 Sh*tty Barn (7:00 PM) 15 Sh*tty Barn (7:00 PM) 22 Sh*tty Barn
Sessions: S. Carey (7:00 PM) Sessions: Adam Faucett/Dillon Hodges Sessions: Jeffrey Foucault and Cold Satellite Sessions: Count This Penny (7:00 PM)
June 5 Sh*tty Barn Sessions : Walter Salas-Humara/Woldbridge Bros (7:00 PM) 8 American Players Theatre: First performances - Molly Sweeney (3:00 PM), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (8:00 PM) 10 Rural Musicians Forum: Dubuque Chamber Ensemble (7:30 PM) 12 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Czarbles/Control (7:00 PM) 15 American Players Theatre: Opening -- Molly Sweeney (3:00 PM) 15 American Players Theatre: Opening -- The Two Gentlemen of Verona (8:00 PM) 16 Bach Dancing & Dynamite Socitey: Follow Suit (2:30 PM) and Lost In The Shuffle (6:30 PM) 19 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Kelly Hogan (7:00 PM) 23 Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society: Stacked Deck (2:30 PM) and Put Your Cards On The Table (6:30 PM) 24 Rural Musicians Forum: Flamenco! Guitar and Dance (7:30 PM) 22 American Players Theatre: Opening -- Too Many Husbands (8:00 PM) 26 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Mark “Porkchop” Holder (7:00 PM) 29 American Players Theatre: Opening -- Dickens in America (3:00 PM) 29 American Players Theatre: Opening -- Hamlet (8:00 PM) 30 Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society: Poker Face (2:30 PM) and Play The Hand You’ve Been Dealt (6:30PM)
23 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Syd Straw/Nick Brown (7:00 PM) 24 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: FairShare CSA w/ Juniper Tar, Dead Pigeons, Peter Mulvey (5:00 PM) 25 Rural Musicians Forum: Music in the Fields (6:00 PM) 27 Sh*tty Barn: The Pines (7:00 PM) September 11 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: El Valiente (7:00 PM) 18 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: David Olney and Sergio Webb (7:00 PM) 25 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Pieta Brown and the Sawdust Collective (7:00 PM) FOR A COMPLETE LISTING VISIT WWW.SPRINGGREEN.COM
July 8-14 Spring Into Motion: Peter Pan at The Gard Theatre 15 Rural Musicians Forum: Red, Hot and Cole - Cole Porter Songbook (7:30 PM) 17 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Christopher Paul Stelling/Dietrich Gosser (7:00 PM) 26 The White Church Theatre Project: Intensive Summer School Presentation (7:00 PM) 24 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Hello Death/Double Ewes (7:00 PM) 29 Rural Musicians Forum: Adam Dachman, pianist, composer and author (7:30 PM) 31 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: PHOX/Sleepy Lesbos (7:00 PM) August 7 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Whitney Mann/Corey Hart (7:00 PM) 9 The White Church Theatre Project: Intensive Summer School Presentation (7:00 PM) 10 American Players Theatre: Opening -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (8:00 PM) 14 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Dana Falconberry (7:00 PM) 17 American Players Theatre: Opening -- Antony and Cleopatra (3:00 PM) 17 American Players Theatre: Opening -- All My Sons (8:00 PM) 21 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Charlie Parr (7:00 PM) 22 Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Freedy Johnston/Kevin Bowe and The Okemah Prophets (7:00 PM)
Sh*tty Barn Sessions: Nath Dresser Photo by Carissa Dixon 1-800-588-2042
VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS TH E R I V E R VALL E Y ’ S S C E N I C CO U NTRY O F F E R S A N U RT U R I N G E NV I RONM E NT F OR ART I S T S AN D CRA F T S P E OPL E THAT i n s p i r e S t h ei r W OR K . TH E I R CR E AT I V I TY HA S G I V E N R I S E TO F ANTA S T I C E V E NT S , U N I Q U E G ALL E R I E S AN D S T U D I O S HOP S O F F E R I N G ALL K I N D S O F ART F OR D I S PLAY AN D S AL E .
Jewlery artist Wayne Farra Photo by Maya Madden
Each year, downtown Spring Green hosts more than 200 local, regional and national artists for the Spring Green Arts and Crafts Fair. The annual event transforms the town’s main thoroughfare with block after block of arts and crafts of all mediums. Food and entertainment round out the festivities held on the last full weekend of June (this year, June 29-30). For more, visit www.springgreenartfair.com. At the other end of summer in the River Valley, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in one of the area’s biggest and most adventurous events, the Fall Art Tour. Scheduled for the third weekend of October (this year, October 18-20), the tour combines fall color with visits to artists’ studios tucked away in the scenic hills and byways of area communities, including Baraboo, Spring Green, Dodgeville and Mineral Point. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to peek behind the scenes, talk with artists and purchase a masterpiece. Whether you plan a leisurely day trip or devote the entire threeday weekend to this self-paced, well-mapped tour, you’re sure to enjoy some of the most exciting art – and finest scenery – in southwest Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.fallarttour.com. In addition to these two unique events be sure to visit the galleries, listed on the following page, throughout the year.
WYOM I NG VAL L EY SCHOO L CU LTURAL ARTS C E N T ER 6306 State Highway 23, Spring Green WI 53588 (Building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956)
• Art Exhibits • Small Weddings/Receptions • Workshops & Classes • Play/Music rehearsals • Performances • Lectures • Meetings • Children’s Birthday Parties
Visitors welcome Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays or by appointment • Group tours by request Donation Requested: $5 per person
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Pamela Stefansson, Director — 608-588-2544 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Green Area Arts Coalition For the latest informaiton on arts and cultural events in the Spring Green area, visit springgreenarts.org The online arts and cultural events calendar is sponsored by the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition, an organization dedicated to nourishing the creative spirit of the community and increasing the level of support for artists and arts and cultural organizations so they may grow and thrive.
GALLERIES Dennis Alfred Phillips - Designer, (608)239-5974. 136 S. Albany St., Spring Green. In fashion there is a niche market known as “Art to Wear.” Dennis’ one-of-a-kind and limited-edition clothing and accessories are created from merino wool, silk, alpaca and other luxury fibers. Custom orders available. www.alfredarttowear.com Jura Silverman Gallery, Wisconsin Artists Showcase, (608)588-7049. 143 South Washington St., Spring Green. Fine arts and crafts; prints & handmade paper by Jura Silverman. Located in a restored cheese warehouse. Custom orders welcomed. E-mail: email@example.com. No Rules Jewelry, (608)588-7509. 120 South Albany St., Spring Green. Jewelry made by owners Wayne Farra and Maya Madden, as well as art jewelry, pottery, glass, prints, leather, fiber and whimsy made by over 70 local, regional and American artists. Located in Albany Courtyard, with 5 other exciting shops. Open all year, call or email for hours: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ringbrothers, (608)588-7399. E4829 Hwy. 14 Spring Green. National award-winning and world-renowned car builders, Ringbrothers breathes new life into your treasured classics. High-caliber billet aluminum parts designed by Ringbrothers can be found on classic cars shown around the world. No project is too small for redefining the classics. www.ringbrothers.com
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Area cyclists highly recommend the rides illustrated on the map to the right. These rides, one easier and one more challenging, show off the beauty and landscape of the River Valley For turn-byturn directions, visit www.springgreen. com/things-to-do/recreation.
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For a map of bicycling conditions, visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website at www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/ bike-foot/countymaps.htm.
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The Pine River Bike Trail, between Lone Rock and Richland Center, is laid on an abandoned rail bed. The trail gives riders the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful river bluffs without riding over them. Parking and access is available in Lone Rock, Gotham and Richland Center. The trail is free and open to the public; motorized vehicles are not allowed. For more information, call (608)647-6205.
There are many wonderful bike routes in the Spring Green area. A marked bike lane runs all the way from Hillside School (just south of the Wisconsin River on Hwy. 23) to Dodgeville, and the Military Ridge Bike Trail is also accessible from Spring Green by following Hwy. 23 south to County Hwy. Z.
To Dodgeville & Governor Dodge State Park
To Military Ridge Bike Trail
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HIKING From state parks to nature preserves, the Spring Green area offers hikes through the woods, prairies and wetlands where you’ll witness all types of flora and fauna. The following are a few places to begin:
A v o c a P r a i r ie For wildflower and native plant enthusiasts, and for those who like their recreation on the wild side, an outing to this 970-acre wet-mesic prairie is highly recommended. Located in the Avoca Unit of the Riverway, seven miles west of the Lone Rock bridge on Hwy. 133, the Avoca Prairie is the largest tall grass prairie east of the Mississippi. It is probably the only place in the eastern U.S. where, no matter where you stand, you only see natural prairie-savanna features. We recommend that you check in with the ranger station at Tower Hill State Park before heading out to the prairie.
F e r r y B l uff Located off Highway 60, four miles southwest of Sauk City, Ferry Bluff has a spectacular and historical view of the river and surrounding topography. To the north and east you can see the Baraboo Hills, containing some of the oldest rock in North America. On a clear day you can spot the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mounds, thirteen miles to the south.
RECREATION AL ACTIVITIES Cave of the Mounds - National Natural Landmark, (608)437-3038. Located only minutes from Spring Green, off U.S. Highways 18/151. Discover buried treasure – Discover Fun. Guided tours daily. Open year-round. Fun for all ages. Park grounds available for events. Visitors also enjoy the Gemstone Mine, Fossil Dig, Butterfly Gardens, amazing Rock/Gift Shop, hiking/biking trails, snack bar and picnic area. www.caveofthemounds.com. Cedar Grove Cheese, (608)546-5284. (800)200-6020. Just north of Spring Green in Plain (see ad below for directions). Tour historic factory and cheese store, started in 1879. Enjoy fresh curds, specialty and organic cheeses. Visit the “Living Machine” innovative water treatment system. Morning tours. www.cedargrovecheese.com. Saint Anne’s Chapel, built a half century ago on top of the high, wooded hill west of the present day St. Luke’s Church in Plain, is open at all times. A strenuous climb takes you past the 14 stations of the Way of the Cross leading from St. Luke’s through the cemetery and winding up the hill to the chapel. A short distance down the hill from St. Anne’s Chapel is a replica of the Lourdes Grotto. There are benches along the path to allow for breaks.
Ferry Bluff is a spring nesting site for Cooper’s Hawks. Winter visits are not allowed, however good winter viewing of Ferry Bluff is possible from Conservation Road just northwest of Mazomanie.
S PR I N G G R E E N PR E S E RV E Located off Jones Road, two miles from Spring Green, the Spring Green Preserve has been called the “Wisconsin Desert,” with a variety of cacti, sand dunes and dry grasses. It is an area where forest meets bluff and bluff levels off into plains and dunes. The preserve’s self-guided trail allows you to learn as you go. At the trailhead, you will find a pamphlet containing information corresponding to each of a series of numbered markers along the trail.
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OUTDOOR SPORT ACTIVITIES T h e L o we r W is c o n si n Ri v e r
Traveling on the Lower Wisconsin River near Spring Green is ideal for those who like to take in the sights at a leisurely pace. River currents range from three to five miles per hour upstream of Spring Green and only one to two miles per hour downstream. There are no rapids, falls or portages along the entire 92.3 miles. Two-thirds of river-users are on the 25-mile stretch between Prairie du Sac and Spring Green. There are numerous canoe landings in the River Valley area, including those at Tower Hill State Park, Peck’s Landing, Lone Rock (just east of the Hwy. 130 bridge) and Arena (South Bank).
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CANOES, TUBES, & KAYAK RENTAL: Wisconsin Riverside Resort: (608)588-2826, S13220 Shifflet Road, Spring Green. Enjoy a leisurely day tubing, canoeing or kayaking down the beautiful Wisconsin River! Wisconsin Riverside Resort has been offering tube, canoe and kayak trips on the Wisconsin River for many years. Trips can last from ½ hour to 4 days. Stopping on sandbars along the way can make these trips last as long as you’d like. After your trip, stop in at Shifflet’s Bar and Riverside Grille for a cold beverage and hearty meal. www.wiriverside.com HUNT CLUBS: Cedar Valley Preserve, (608)583-3570, 3731 Dolan Road, Spring Green. A five-star upland bird hunt club. Relax in an 8000 square foot lodge after hunting large fields with great bird cover. They have an archery-only white tail deer membership and duck hunting in the fall. www.cedarvalleypreserve.com
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RV and Tent Sites Big Rig & Riverside Sites Cabins Swim Pool and Splash Pad Laundry, Showers Shuffleboard, Volleyball
Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials Steaks, Seafood, Appetizers and Sandwiches Frequent Entertainment Patio overlooking the River Local Beers, Wines, and Specialty drinks
THE RIVER ROOM
400 Person Banquet Hall
CANOE, TUBE OR KAYAK TRIPS Spend the day on the Wisconsin River! Trips from 1 hour to 4 days.
Both the main channel and backwaters of the Wisconsin River offer great fishing. In the main channel you’ll find walleye, auger, catfish, smallmouth bass and northern pike, among others. In the sloughs and bayous, there are bluegill, bullhead, crappie and largemouth bass. There is also good fishing to be had on area streams and lakes. Be aware of regulations, including size limits and protected species. Fines are hefty. For more information, contact the Wisconsin DNR office at (608)935-3368 or visit dnr.wi.gov.
There are several public hunting grounds and private hunt clubs in the Spring Green area. In the autumn, many hunters travel to the area for deer hunting, but other game includes coyote, wild turkey, quail, pheasant, and more. For specific areas and hunting/ trapping seasons, see the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website at dnr.wi.gov.
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5808 County Hwy. C • Spring Green Tower Hill is a complete natural recreation experience that also offers a fascinating glimpse of Wisconsin history. Hike to the top of the bluff where an old shot tower and smelter house have been reconstructed and an exhibit explains the shot-making operation. The park also has 11 campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and a canoe landing.
G o v e r n o r D o dge S t a t e P a r k
4175 Highway 23 • Dodgeville Located eight miles south of Spring Green, this park is one of Wisconsin’s largest, with 5,270 scenic acres of hills, bluffs and deep valleys, plus two lakes and a waterfall. The park offers hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobile trails, horse trails, camping, picnic areas, swimming, boating and fishing. Hunting is available in-season with proper permits.
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S7995 White Mounds Drive • Hillpoint At 1,100 acres, White Mound is the largest park in Sauk County, and features 104-acre White Mound Lake. Facilities are available for camping, hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, hunting, swimming, snowmobiling and horseback riding. The entrance fee is $4.00 per day or $20.00 per year.
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North Park - Daley Street Features a baseball diamond, tennis courts, playground, picnic shelters, and a public outdoor pool. Spring Green Dog Park - Shifflet Road Fenced 3-acre off-leash play area for dogs. Free and open to the public.
GOLF The House on the Rock Resort 400 Springs Drive, Spring Green - houseontherock.com A 27-hole meticulously maintained course in an incomparable natural setting. The 18-hole course (6500 yards, par 72), designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. was named one of the country’s best by Golf Digest. The “North Nine” (3262 yards, par 36), designed by Andy North and Roger Packard, features some of the most spectacular views of any course in the state. Both courses rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. Spring Green Municipal Golf Course Hwy. 23 South, Spring Green A nine-hole (2,866 yard, par 36) golf course that has operated since 1925 (Frank Lloyd Wright was an original member). Reasonable daily rates available. Westbrook Hills Hwy. 23, Plain A nine-hole course located among the hills of Plain. Reasonable daily rates available.
South Park - Carpenter Lane Features baseball diamonds, picnic shelter, playground and skateboard park.
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SHOPS 43/90 North Earth Gifts, (608)588-3313. 128 Albany Street, Spring Green. A “do not miss!” The name marks the global location of latitude and longitude. A serene haven from the cares of the world. Fountains, candles, soft music, gifts, stone and symbolic jewelry, natural fiber clothing, décor. Southwest Wisconsin’s most complete book and gift source for conscious living. Birthday Town participant. www.northearth.com Albany Street Shops, (608)588-3313. ALBANY STREET SHOPS • TEA ROOM • CAFE Albany Street, Spring Green. Seven creative shops located across the street from the Spring Green General Store, just off Jefferson St. on the edge of downtown. Experience stylish to eclectic shopping while strolling amidst a lively and colorful garden setting. Cafe and Tea Room. Please see ad on page 20. Arcadia Bookstore, (608)588-7638. 102 East Jefferson, Spring Green. The kind of independent bookstore you’ll wish was in every town. Featuring literary fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, theater, art & architecture, cookbooks and any other book a booklover might love. Open into the evenings, with locally-sourced meals and snacks, coffee, espresso, beer and wine. Located in the heart of downtown Spring Green. www.readinutopia.com
Pamela’s Fine Jewelry, (608)588-2134. 150 West Jefferson, Spring Green. Fine brands, Skagen, Hot Diamonds, hand made and custom-designed jewelry. Wedding planning, accessories, formal wear, engagement rings and wedding bands. Panacea, (608) 588-2288. 248 E. Jefferson, Spring Green. An interesting mix of body care products, kitchen gadgets, home décor, jewelry and health care supplements all displayed in a beautiful 1850’s vintage home. Spring Green General Store, (608)588-7070. 137 South Albany, Spring Green (one block west of Hwy 23 in a converted cheese warehouse). A “new fashioned” General Store, offering an inspired selection of women’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, cards, toys and gifts. Relax in the cafe with a cappuccino, explore the retail store, or stock up on your gourmet groceries. Also the home of BobFest and BeatleFest. Open seven days year round. Find them on Facebook or visit the web site: SpringGreenGeneralStore.com Spring Green Pharmacy, (608)588-2541. 208 E. Jefferson, Spring Green. Prescriptions, cosmetics, gifts, Hallmark greeting cards, Russell Stover chocolates and more. On the web at: www.SpringGreenRX.com.
The Country Sampler, (608)588-2510. 133 East Jefferson, Spring Green. Celebrating 25 years of excellence and awarded a top 10 Quilt Shop Status in the USA and Canada. Known for reproduction quilt fabrics, our own “Worn & Loved” fabric line and patterns, custom quilt kits, cross stitch, folk art and home decor. Need a getaway? Visit our 2nd Story Retreat Space. www.sgcountrysampler.com
Taliesin Bookstore, (608)588-7900. 5607 Highway C, Spring Green. Located within the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, Taliesin Bookstore features unique books on Wright, interior design and gardening. Also features furniture, lighting, jewelry and gifts. Open daily May 1 – October 31 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM. April and November Saturdays & Sundays only 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. www.taliesinpreservation.org
The Shops at American Players Theatre, (608)588-7401. 5950 Golf Course Road, Spring Green. Fine gifts from the whimsical to the fanciful to the practical. For more information visit our website: www.americanplayers.org.
The Flower Shop and Earth Choice Goods, (608)588-7163. 101 E. Jefferson, Spring Green. Locally crafted one-of-a-kind greeting cards, balloons, plants, and an assortment of fresh cut flowers are always available at The Flower Shop, while emphasis on consumer choice and fair trade products are found at Earth Choice Goods. Find household standards amongst seasonal offerings of organic bug spray and sunscreen, organic cotton tees, sunglasses, straw and cloth hats, and flip flops made from sustainable rubber trees. Open 7 days a week.
Jura Silverman Gallery, Wisconsin Artist Showcase, (608)588-7049. 143 South Washington, Spring Green. Showcasing fine arts and crafts; highlighting prints & handmade paper by Jura Silverman. Framing and art consulting services available. Custom orders welcomed. In a restored cheese warehouse. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nina’s Department & Variety Store, (608)588-2366. 143 East Jefferson, Spring Green. Since 1916 Nina’s has delighted residents and visitors with its eclectic mix of clothing, gifts, toys and essentials for the home. Located in a historic downtown building, Nina’s offers contemporary casual clothing for men & women. In its own alcove, there is a complete yarn shop featuring natural fibers. Call for hours. The Opal Man, (608)588-9317. 137 South Winsted Street, Spring Green. Home of exquisite opals and opal jewelry from around the world. Professional opal cutting, polishing, jewelry appraisal and repair services. Located in a historical site in Spring Green. The only exclusive opal store in the US. SPRINGGREEN.COM
Driftless Depot Market & Deli, (608)628-1001. 140 South Winsted Street/State Hwy 23 & the RR tracks, Spring Green. This food lover’s store offers conscientiously sourced, quality, organic locally farmed food and international gourmet specialties for all occasions. Fresh in-season produce. Meats and fish. Delicious deli daily and dinners by request. Espresso. Wine by the glass. Beer. Gelato. Unique pantry items. Sandwiches & soups daily. Custom picnic baskets for your next outing. Relaxing indoor and outdoor seating. Gifts by local artists. Discover what’s in season! Open 7 AM – 8 PM Monday-Friday, 7 AM – 6 PM Saturday, 7 AM – 5 PM Sunday. www.driftlessdepot.com
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RESTAURANTS & GROCERY The Kitchen at Arcadia Books, (608)588-3923. 102 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green. Locally-sourced and freshly prepared meals, picnic fixings, snacks, and other artisan foodstuffs, plus coffee, espresso, beer and wine, all available for eat-in or carry-out, inside Spring Green’s independent bookstore. Also offering full-service catering for weddings, corporate events, family reunions and more. Open into the evenings, on Jefferson Street in the heart of downtown Spring Green. www.readinutopia.com Arthur’s, (608)588-2521. Hwy. 14, Spring Green. Arthur’s is your place for steaks & seafood. Now serving Certified Black Angus Beef – top of the line. Full menu available with the best salad bar in town. Call for reservations. www.kauldine.com Bird of Paradise Tea, (608)588-7509. 120 South Albany Street, Spring Green. We sell tea! Choose from over 70 whole leaf artisan teas. Also tea pots, accessories and knowledgeable staff to help you. Our new tea room offers an oasis to enjoy hot or iced tea, tea lattes, fresh baked treats and pie on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Open seasonally, 7 days/week. Winter hours mostly Thursday through Sunday. Call for hours update. www.birdofparadisetea.com Culver’s Frozen Custard, (608)588-2305, E4919 Hwy. 14, Spring Green. Family restaurant featuring Butterburgers that are juicy, fresh, never frozen, lean ground chuck burgers which are made to order. Top your meal off with frozen custard, a smooth, creamy premium ice cream, dish or cone, shakes, malts and sundaes. email@example.com Driftless Depot Market & Deli, (608)628-1001. 140 South Winsted Street/State Hwy. 23 & the railroad tracks, Spring Green. Mindfully-sourced, quality, organic, and locally farmed foods. International gourmet specialties, sandwiches and soups, custom dinners upon request, espresso, wine, microbrew, gelato, custom picnic baskets, gift baskets and local artists’ creations. Discover what’s in season! Open 7 AM - 8 PM Monday-Friday, 7 AM - 6 PM Saturday, 7 AM - 5 PM Sunday. www.driftlessdepot.com
Riverview Terrace Café, (608)588-7900. 5607 Highway C, Spring Green. Located within the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, which was designed by Wright to take advantage of exquisite views of the Wisconsin River. Relax and enjoy a casual lunch or an intimate dinner featuring local, organic ingredients. Lunch served daily May 1 – October 31 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Dinners served during summer months Tuesday-Saturday from 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Call for reservations. www.taliesinpreservation.org The Shed, (608)588-9049. 123 North Lexington Street, Spring Green. Food and spirits. Open at 10:30 AM, Lunch and dinner. Local nights on Thursdays. Breakfast Sunday at 8:00 AM. Homemade soup & pies. Comfortable atmosphere and affordable prices. Spring Green General Store, (608)588-7070. 137 South Albany Street, Spring Green (one block west of Hwy. 23 in a converted cheese warehouse). “Food for the Soul.” An original cafe that offers a constantly evolving menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and multi-ethnic foods. Creative homestyle cooking with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Weekday continental breakfast (including egg sandwiches) and lunch specials. Weekend full breakfast menu served until noon. Open seven days a week. Full menu served until half hour before closing. For more information, find us on Facebook or visit our website: SpringGreenGeneralStore.com Spring Valley Inn, (608)588-7828. Hwy. 14 and Co. Hwy. C, Spring Green. Pat’s Place serves hot and cold Italian entrees. Al fresco dining is available on the fountain patio by a stone fire pit. Wisconsin Riverside Resort, (608)588-2826. S13220 Shifflet Road, Spring Green. Bar and grill overlooking the Wisconsin River. Friday fish fry. www.wiriverside.com
The Grandview Restaurant, (608)588-7000. Located within The House on the Rock Resort. Specializes in contemporary American cuisine. It’s a feast for all your appetites – superb food, a marvelous view and a dining room that takes its inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright. The Old Feed Mill, (608)795-4909 or (888)345-4909. 114 Cramer Street, one block off Hwy. 14, Mazomanie. Visit the exquisitely restored 1857 mill for old-fashioned favorites that warm the spirit and gourmet specialties that
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Riteway Plaza, (608)588-9377. E4905 Hwy 14, Spring Green. Pizza Pit for pickup or free delivery. Convenience store open 5 AM - 11 PM, 7 days a week. Pizza hours: 10 AM - 9 PM.
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Freddy Valentine’s Public House, (608)588-0220 134 W. Jefferson Street, Spring Green. Freddy Valentine’s is a unique and exciting new restaurant located in the historic State Bank of Spring Green building. Open 7 days a week, Freddy’s has an eclectic made-from-scratch menu, daily specials, plus a full bar with a wide array of wines, micro beers and well-crafted cocktails. www.freddyvalentines.com
delight the palate – lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Open 11 AM - 8 PM Tues. – Thur., 11 AM - 9 PM Fri. & Sat., 10 AM - 8 PM Sun. Open 7 days a week June, July, and August!
Visit your local Culver’s restaurant today: Culver’s of Spring Green E4919 U.S. Hwy 14 Spring Green, WI 53588 (608) 588-2305
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Cedarberry Inn, (608)643-6625, (800)342-6625. 855 Phillips Blvd., Sauk City. www.cedarberryinn.com
Indoor pool heated to 89˚. Expanded Continental Breakfast. Whirlpool suites, king & queen rooms. Open year-round.
The House on the Rock Inn, (888) 935-3960, 3591 Hwy. 23, Dodgeville. www.thehouseontherock.com
Amazing indoor water play area, same ambiance as The House on the Rock! Open year-round.
The House on the Rock Resort, (800)822-7774, (608)588-7000. 400 Springs Dr., Spring Green. www.thehouseontherock.com
All-suite luxury resort with 27-hole championship golf, fitness/aquatics center, two restaurants and much more. Wi-Fi. Open year-round.
The Spring Green Motel, LLC, (608)588-2141. Corner of Rainbow Rd. and Hwy. 14, Spring Green. www.springgreenmotel.net
Clean, comfortable and affordable. Continental breakfast, microwave & refrigerator. Laundry facilities. Wireless internet. Off-season and weekly rates. Open year-round.
Spring Valley Inn, (608)588-7828. Hwy. 14 & Co. Hwy. C, Spring Green. www.springvalleyinn.com
Meeting & reception rooms; health club, lounge, food service, complimentary hot breakfast, gift shop, visitor information. Free wireless internet.
Usonian Inn, (608)588-2323. E5116 US Hwy. 14, Spring Green. www.usonianinn.homestead.com
Spring Green’s original Taliesin-inspired motel now listed on National and State Historic Register; rooms with fridge, coffee makers, Free Wi-Fi, sustainable practices; wine & beer shop in the lobby. Open Year-round.
Hill Street B & B, (608)588-7751. 353 Hill St.,
Queen Anne Victorian home in a quiet, residential Spring Green; close to downtown. Full breakfast, homemade pastries. Free interenet.
Spring Green. www.hillstreetbb.com
Parkview B & B, (608)524-4333. 211 N. Park, Reedsburg. www.parkviewbb.com
Queen Anne Victorian in an historic district, 1 block from downtown; wake-up coffee & full homemade breakfasts. Open year-round.
Silver Star, (608)935-7297. 3852 Limmex Hill Rd., Spring Green. www.silverstarinn.com
Contemporary log inn in a country setting. Hiking trail, scenic panoramas. Fireplace, full delicious breakfast. Open year-round.
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Cedar Valley Preserve, (608)583-3570. 3731 Dolan Rd., Spring Green. www.cedarvalleypreserve.com
Rustic elegance in a unique, private, 8,000 sq. ft. lodge nestled in the heart of the River Valley. Full kitchen, laundry, five full baths. Sleeps 13. Walking, hiking, and riding trails on 585 acres. Hunting packages available.
Hilltop: A Gathering Place, (608)588-2251 (summer) or (480)488-4438 (winter). 6447 Hilltop Rd., Spring Green. www.hilltopspringgreen.com
Masterful architecture surrounded by beautiful acreage. Rustic yet elegant facilities include living rooms, kitchen & dining room, dormitorystyle sleeping accommodations, shower rooms, indoor & outdoor gathering spaces. Relax. Rejoice. Renew.
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Ten cozy guest rooms, tranquility, DESCRIPTION comfort, fine art nature, relaxation, and extended Historic site on hospitality, the Wisconsin River. you at our Hikingawait and nature trails. Primitive sites.quiet country inn.
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White Mound County Park, (608)546-5011 S7995 White Mound, Hillpoint.
Lake; swim, fish, boat ramp. Trails: nature, horse, cross-country ski & snowmobile. Shelters.
Wisconsin Riverside Resort, (608)588-2826 S13220 Shifflet Rd., Spring Green. www.wiriverside.com
Located on the banks of the Wisconsin River. Canoe, tube & kayak trips. RV(full hookup) & tent camping, swim pool & splash pad, bar & grill, propane, Wi-Fi and camp store.
Governor Dodge State Park, (608)935-2315 4175 Wisconsin 23, Dodgeville.
Located just north of Dodgeville; camp, hike, bike, ski, ride horses, swim and fish.
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CAMPGROUNDS 3852 Limmex Hill Rd. hummingbirds have gone for Tower Hill State Park, (608)588-2116. 5808 15 years! Spring Green, WI County Rd. C, Spring Green. 53588 www.silverstarinn.com
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WEDDINGS & EVENTS Arthur’s, (608)588-2521. Hwy. 14, Spring Green. We specialize in wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers with seating up to 300. Audio/visual equipment available. Friendly, efficient, courteous staff. Outdoor patio with waterfall available. Wide variety of menu options to choose from. You can trust our staff to make your special day extra special! Call Lisa at (608)604-6590. Cedar Valley Preserve, (608)583-3570. 3731 Dolan Rd., Spring Green. A unique country setting destination wedding location. Indoor/outdoor facilities available for 150 people or less. 8,000 sq. ft. lodge facility. www.cedarvalleypreserve.com DynaMeudt Designs, (608)341-8040. 957 State Road, Avoca. Full service photography and design studio located 15 miles from Spring Green. Wedding photography, photobooths and engagement sessions. Compelete design and printing services available. Specializing in unique and offbeat weddings. Also a legal ordained minister available to perform ceremonies. www.dynameudt.com Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, (608)588-7900. 5607 Highway C, Spring Green. Designed by world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to take advantage of the spectacular view of the Wisconsin River. The Visitor Center is available for meetings, seminars and receptions for up to 85 people. www.taliesinpreservation.org. Hilltop: A Gathering Place, summer: (608)588-2251 or winter: (480)488-4438. 6447 Hilltop Rd., Spring Green. Masterful architecture surrounded by beautiful acreage offering rustic yet elegant facilities for your wedding, workshop or private party. Wedding and reception sites, outdoor venues with indoor contingencies. Seasonally available June - September. Relax. Rejoice. Renew. The House on the Rock Resort, (608)588-7000. Off Cty. C, Spring Green. With its beautiful surroundings, the Resort offers two facilities for one unforgettable day. The Wintergreen sits on a bluff and has spectacular views of the Wisconsin River, and can accommodate 250. The Resort itself has reception facilities for 110. The Little Brown Church, (608)356-8421 (eve). Hwy. 130, Bear Valley. Historic church built in 1875. Seats 150. Fee. The Old Feed Mill, (888)345-4909. 114 Cramer St., Mazomanie. Beautiful authentic surroundings, friendly service and great home cooking awaits at The Old Feed Mill. With its ample parking and close proximity to dozens of lodging options
on the west side of Madison or in Spring Green, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding, reception and special gatherings. www.oldfeedmill.com Our Lady of Loreto Church Museum, (608)643-2030. 1880 restored. Seats 100 comfortably – non-denominational. Pamela’s Fine Jewelry/ Dream Day Essentials, (608)588-2134. 150 W. Jefferson Street, Spring Green. Full line of formal wear, wedding attendant gifts, invitations, unity candles, and wedding rings and jewelry. Silver Star, (608)935-7297. 3852 Limmex Hill Road, Spring Green. This unique inn is nestled on 340 scenic acres and offers the very best in food, quality, and atmosphere. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers or any special gatherings are made extraordinary with good planning and attention to detail. Wedding cakes and ceremony sites are available. We can serve 30 to 100 guests. Spring Valley Inn, (608)588-7828. Corner of Hwy. 14 & Cty. C. Our conference/banquet room sits in a wooded area with a beautiful fireplace and outdoor patio to entertain up to 200 guests. Bring your favorite caterer for your wedding, class reunion, graduation or large birthday party. Sugarland, (608)759-4909 8637 Linley Rd., Arena. Sugarland, one of Southern Wisconsin’s most enchanting garden wedding sites, is a restored country farmhouse and Barn on 12 beautifully landscaped acres with a cascading fountain and a meandering stream, nestled in a magnificent grove of tall oak and pine trees. Sugarland is situated in a major southern Wisconsin tourism area, close to the Wisconsin River and 10 minutes from Spring Green. Arrange a visit to discover for yourself what a romantic wedding site we offer. The Flower Shop, (608)588-7163. 101 E. Jefferson Street. A part of the historic Post Block building established in 1894. Let us help design your perfect day! Stunning flower arrangements for the entire wedding party, altar arrangements, and reception. We work with your venue and wedding planner, or we’re happy to offer suggestions to get you started in identifying your own unique design. We’re your all-occasion floral designers to include funerals, milestones or special events, and corporate gatherings. theflowershop101@ymail. com. Open 7 days a week! Unity Chapel, (608)588-9078. 1886 Historic site. Seats 100. Meeting house of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ancestors. Fee.
Services B a n ks The People’s Community Bank, (608) 588-7959. 166 S. Lexington Street, Spring Green. (608) 546-2810. 1065 Main Street, Plain. (608) 753-2325. 614 Hwy. 14, Arena. (608) 795-2120. 222 W. Commercial Street, Mazomanie. (608) 924-4611. 101 S. Jones Street, Barneveld. Royal Bank, (608) 583-5711. 252 S. Oak Street, Lone Rock. (608) 588-7787. 165 S. Lexington Street, Spring Green. Chambers of Commerce Mineral Point, (888) 764-6894. www.mineralpoint.com. Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce, (608) 588-2054 or (800) 588-2042 259. E. Jefferson, Spring Green. www.springgreen.com. C h u r c h es Christ Lutheran Church, (608)588-2481. 237 E. Daley St. Spring Green. All are welcome to Sunday morning services 10:00 AM September-May and 9:00 AM June-August. www.christlutheransg.org Spring Green Community Church, (608) 588-2442. 151 E. Bossard, Spring Green. Invites you to find personal faith in Jesus Christ, growth in your faith, and discover a new you. www.sgcommunitychurch.org. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, (608) 588-2028. 129 W. Daley Street, Spring Green. St. Luke’s Catholic Church, (608) 546-2482. 1240 Nachreiner Ave., Plain. www.stlukecatholicchurchplain.catholicweb.com.
Spring Green Health Mart, (608) 588-2541. 208 E. Jefferson St., Spring Green. Village Family Dental, (608) 588-2122. 240 W. Jefferson St., Spring Green. Re a l E s t a t e Century 21 Affiliated, (608) 588-7021. 550 Sunrise Dr. Spring Green. Fax (608) 588-2688. www.century21affiliated.com S CHOOL S River Valley School District, (608) 588-2551. 660 W. Daley St., Spring Green. C o m m u n i t y Offi c es & P o l i c e Village of Arena, (608) 753-2133. 345 West Street, Arena, 53503. www.villageofarena.net Post Office: (608) 753-2404. Police: (608) 753-2297. Village of Lone Rock, Box 338, Lone Rock, 53556. Post Office: (608)583-4991. Library: (608) 583-2034. Village of Plain, (608) 546-2047, 1015 Cedar St., Plain, 53577. www.plainwi.goveoffice2.com Fax: (608) 546-2007. Post Office: (608) 546-3731. Kraemer Community Library: (608) 546-4201. Town of Spring Green, www.tn.springgreen.wi.gov Village of Spring Green, (608) 588-2335. 154 North Lexington St, Spring Green, 53588. www.vi.springgreen.wi.gov Post Office (608) 588-2066. Spring Green Community Library: (608) 588-2276. Police: (608) 588-2125, Emergency: 911. Town of Wyoming, www.iowacountyedc.org/2790.html
C o n t r a c t o r s / Bui l di n g S e r v i c es Hottmann Plumbing, (608) 588-7183. 269 Hoxie Court, Spring Green. Kraemer Brothers General Contractors, (608) 546-2411. 925 Park Ave., Plain. www.kraemerbrothers.com.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Y E A R - R O U N D : S PR I N G G R E E n -
J U LY 1 2 - 1 3 C I TY W I D E G ARA G E S AL E & S I D E W AL K S AL E S Visit dozens of garage sales at homes all over Spring Green, and stop at local merchants who will have great deals on sidewalk sales downtown.
f i r s t f r i day s a f t er f i v e On the first Friday of the month, expect the unexpected. The shops and galleries are open until 8 PM, and you will be treated to a variety of special events, showcases and activities.
J u ly 2 2 - 2 4 : A r c h i t e c t u r e C a m p f o r K ids I I This intermediate architecture day camp is designed for middle and high school students. It introduces participants to the principles of organic architecture, the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright, and digital computer drafting using Sketch-Up. Registration is required. For more information, Call: (608)588-7090, ext. 230 email: chamblen@ taliesinpreservation.org
M ay - F i r s t t h ur s day o f O C T O B E R ( TH U R S D AY S ) : LOCAL N I G HT AT TH E S H E D Featuring local food, local beer and local entertainment. Held in the Post House Garden and the Shed Beer Garden. Weather permitting.
A u g u s t 1 7 : S p r i n g G r ee n C a r S h o w Charming downtown Spring Green becomes a huge showcase for prized automobiles. Classic Cars, Hot Rods, unique show cars and trucks – all types and models fill the streets. Fun for the whole family, and kids are welcome to vote for their favorite!
M ay 3 - 4 : T a s t e o f S p r i n g G r ee n : A L o c a l F o o d F es t Throughout Spring Green, merchants will be showcasing the best from local River Valley producers, growers and manufacturers of food and drink. Featuring everything from beer, raw foods, and cheese to vegetables, beef, BBQ sauce and more! Pick up a map at any participating merchant, nibble your way around the great shops in the village. FREE and open to the public. M ay 2 6 : B o b F es t An outdoor music festival celebrating the songs of Bob Dylan, held in the backyard of the Spring Green General Store. More than eight hours of live music, a special menu in the cafe & local beers on tap. This is a free event, but please do not bring carry-ins. For more information, visit their website www.springgreengeneralstore.com. J une 1 0 - 1 2 , J une 1 7 - 1 9 or J u ly 8 - 1 0 : A r c h i t e c t u r e C a m p f o r K ids I This architecture day camp for students in 5th through 10th grades will introduce participants to the principles of organic architecture, and the work and life of Frank Lloyd Wright. Registration is required. For more information, Call: (608)588-7090, ext. 230 email: firstname.lastname@example.org J une 2 9 - 3 0 : S p r i n g G r ee n A rt s & C r a f t s Fa i r Spring Green’s Jefferson Street will fill with more than 200 artists from all over the country. The Fair is free and open to the public from 9 AM - 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM 4 PM on Sunday. Take a leisurely four-block stroll where you will find creative works to view, enjoy and purchase! Aside from the artwork, there are special exhibits, live entertainment, and children’s activities.
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T h e Bi r t h d a y T o w n Come to Spring Green on your birthday, visit the shops and we will shower you with special discounts. Watch for the yellow “The Birthday Town” logo on participating merchants’ doors (25+ participating merchants to date), stop in, show them a photo ID to verify that it’s your birthday, and you will receive a card, a registration sticker and your first discount. Then shop the rest of downtown for more specials on your special day.
A u g u s t 1 8 : 4 Pe t e S a ke - D AY i n t h e p a r k Celebrate life, and the spirit of community at this benefit for community members in need. Spend a day at North Park, filled with activities, entertainment, food and refreshments for the whole family. “When you see a need, fill it!” For more information, please visit www.4petesake.com. S E P T E M B E R 2 : B E ATL E F E S T An outdoor music festival at the Spring Green General Store celebrating the music of the Beatles. Live music, Furthermore Beer on tap, and a special menu available 11 AM - 7 PM, no cover charge. For more information, visit their website www.springgreengeneralstore.com. O c t ober 1 8 - 2 0 : F a l l A r t T o u r Combine spectacular fall color with visits to artists’ studios tucked away along the scenic byways of Southwestern Wisconsin. Dozens of area artists open their doors and demonstrate their techniques. Plan a leisurely day or devote the entire three-day weekend to this self-paced, well-mapped tour. fallarttour.com. N o v ember 1 : S O U N D O F S PR I N G G R E E N Stroll from store to store and listen to live music at every stop. Nearly a dozen musical acts of all varieties liven up this autumn Friday night in the village. D ecember 7 : S p r i n g G r ee n C o u n t r y C h r is t m a s Join us for a festive Saturday in the Village featuring dozens of events all around town, including the Holiday Craft Fair, Quilt Show, Breakfast with Santa, Cookie Walk, Book and Bake Sale, and much more. Horse-drawn wagon rides and the lighted Post House Garden. The Carol of Fire, a spectacular fireworks show, rounds out the day as evening approaches. Visit springgreen.com for a complete listing of events.
AREA COMMUNITIES TH E R E AR E se v e r a l c o m m u n i t ies t h a t m a ke u p t h e g r e a t e r Ri v e r V a l l e y a r e a . E a c h is w o r t h a c l o se r l o o k a n d e a c h is a n a d v e n t u r e o f i t s o w n . Plain
Location: 7 miles west of Spring Green on Highway 14 Lone Rock is named for its most famous landmark, a tall finger of sandstone on the north bank of the Wisconsin River. The village features scenic parks and recreation, including fishing, hunting, canoeing and the Pine River Bike Trail. For more, visit villageoflonerock.com
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Location: 8 miles east of Spring Green on Highway 14 The village of Arena has been dubbed “The Gateway to the River Valley” and is a great place to begin your adventure. The village includes a public boat landing, canoe rentals and fishing guide services. While in town, grab a bite at Grandma Mary’s Cafe, shop for fresh bread and spices at Herbs, Spices and More, cheese at Arena Cheese and fresh produce at Heck’s Marketplace. For more, visit arenawi. com.
Shopping in Plain is convenient with a downtown cheese store, floral and gift shop, hardware store, meat market, supermarket and salon. For more, visit plainwi.govoffice2.com.
Location: 7 miles north of Spring Green on Highway 23. The village of Plain is small but has a big impact. St. Luke’s Catholic Church, one of the largest and most beautiful in southwestern Wisconsin, overlooks the village. Nearby is St. Anne’s Shrine, a 60-year-old chapel at the top of a hillside path lined with the Stations of the Cross. The Municipal Park is home to many community events, and has a playground, pavilion for large gatherings, a ball diamond, tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool. The Westbrook Hills Golf Course is located nearby.
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18. Old Franklin Township Historical Society 19. Bettinger House B & B 20. The Kraemer Company 21. Green Technology Training and Enterprise Center 22. Nachreiner Auto Care 23. White Mound County Park 24. K raemer Community Library 25. Kraemer Brothers, Inc. 26. Berry Electric & Welding 27. Franklin Township Hall 28. N achreiner Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 29. J ason Schluter Construction & Nick Heiser Trucking and Excavating 30. C edar Grove Cheese Factory 31. Ederer’s Dairy Supply 32. River Valley Vet Clinic 33. Classic Charms B & B 34. Dental Office 35. E dward Kraemer & Sons, Inc.
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Location: 15 miles east of Spring Green on Highway 14 Mazomanie is a mix of history, nature, art and community spirit. The Downtown Historic District is a unique collection of renovated storefronts, restaurants, shops and galleries with 32 buildings listed on the National Historic Register. For more, visit mazomaniechamber. com or call (608)795-2789.
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Location: 25 miles south of Spring Green, via Highway 23 and US 151. The first city in Wisconsin located on the National Register of Historic Places is home to renowned art studios and galleries, antique and specialty shops and charming lodging and dining establishments. While there, also visit Pendarvis State Historical Site, Orchard Lawn, the Mineral Point Railroad Depot and the Mineral Point Opera House. For more, visit mineralpoint.com or call (888)764-6894. M a y we a l s o sugges t: Wisconsin River Road - Hwy 60 from Lodi to Prairie Du Chien From the Empire Prairie to the Mighty Mississippi, Wisconsin’s Scenic Byway, the Lower BYWAY Wisconsin River Road flows STATE HWY as gracefully as its river. The State Highway 60 route begins at the town of Lodi and ends, 100 miles west, at Prairie du Chien, capturing along the way the ancient beauty of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. In effect a natural preserve from pre-glacial periods, this sunny stretch of wilderness and history is complemented by engaging little river towns often visible from the road. The Byway’s scenery, its range of outdoor and indoor amenities and its intriguing atmosphere offer everyone an experience to remember. WISCONSIN
Visit artist galleries and studios and explore charming small town shops. See a show at the Mineral Point Opera House. Step back in time with a tour of historic sites. Savor a taste of locally grown food, try a glass or two of handcrafted beer and sample Cornish pasty.
For more information visit www.mineralpoint.com or call 888.764.6894 for a free visitor guide.
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RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES Pe r h a p s y o u ’ v e m a de y o u r w a y t o t h e Ri v e r V a l l e y f o r o n e o f o u r “ m a i n a t t r a c t i o n s ” – A m e r i c a n P l a y e r s T h e a t r e , T a l iesi n o r T h e H o use o n t h e R o c k . W h i l e y o u ’ r e h e r e , i m m e r se y o u r se l f i n t h is s p e c i a l a r e a a n d ge t t o k n o w s o m e O F t h e V a l l e y ’ s h idde n ge m s . T h ese a r e j us t a few s a m p l es … c h e c k o u r we b si t e f o r m o r e ! Real Store, Real Books One of the newest additions to downtown Spring Green, Arcadia Books is a place where you’ll want to spend quality time. It’s cozy, friendly, and has an extraordinary selection of books, from classics to bestsellers. No wonder Terry Teachout from the Wall Street Journal called it “the kind of store about which book lovers dream.” The Kitchen at Arcadia Books serves up coffee and espresso, wine and beer, salads, sandwiches and other tasty treats. Art, Art, more Art The River Valley is a hotbed of arts in all its forms. In addition to the two major arts events that bookend the summer - the Spring Green Art Fair in June and the Fall Art Tour in October - And here’s a gallery not to be missed. Jura Silverman Gallery and Wisconsin Artists Showcase features the work of more than 50 of Wisconsin’s finest artists in a restored 1900s rural Wisconsin Cheese Warehouse. You’ll see art in all media – painting, sculpture, pottery, and more – not to mention a printmaking studio and frame shop on premises. An Afternoon on Albany Street Park your car and enjoy a leisurely stroll and an afternoon filled with discovery. Start with a satisfying lunch at the General Store, a hangout for APT actors, local authors, organic farmers and artists. Then cross the street to browse seven little shops, finding treasures at every turn. Find gifts, natural body care products, jewelry and more at the aptly named Panacea, a serene haven of peaceful shopping at 43/90 North Earth and original clothing and accessories of woven and hand-loomed knit fabrics at Dennis Alfred Phillips Art to Wear. Take a break in the parklike setting of Albany Courtyard, and enjoy iced tea and homemade pie at Bird of Paradise Tea and Chocolate. Let’s Talk about Jewelry It’s fair to say that jewelry could be named the official accessory of Spring Green, since the village boasts a trio of shops devoted to it (not to mention the numerous other
galleries and shops that feature jewelry). At No Rules Jewelry in the Albany Street Shops, shop for something special, affordable and made by an American artist. Jewelry rules, but you’ll also find unique treasures such as pottery, glass, prints and paintings. Pamela’s Fine Jewelry, in downtown Spring Green, is a full-service jewelry store featuring a wide variety of styles and a pleasant staff. The Opal Man on Winsted Street in Spring Green is the only store in North America that specializes in opals and opal jewelry. Located in a refurbished 1920s gas station, this store is a must-see for any jewelry lover. A Foodie’s Dream Driftless Depot Café and Market is the type of store where foodies love to spend some time. On one side, the café offers excellent coffee (and real farm-fresh cream!), espresso, wine and beer by the glass, deli and bakery items. The market features locally farmed food, international gourmet specialties and unique pantry items. Driftless Depot is known throughout the area for conscientiously sourced, high-quality, organic fresh foods. While you’re there, pick up a custom picnic basket for your next outing. Quilters! Do Not Miss This! The Country Sampler on Jefferson Street in Spring Green, has been named one of the country’s Top 10 quilt stores. It’s known for reproduction quilt fabrics, custom quilt kits, cross stitch and more. Even the non-quilter will love the sumptuous fabrics, rustic elegance and friendly staff. Next door is the yarn shop at Nina’s, located in the back of Nina’s Department and Variety Store. Serious knitters and crocheters will find one of the largest selections of natural fiber yarn, accessories and books in southwest Wisconsin. Going with the Flow Schedule your kayak, canoe, or tube rental with Wisconsin Riverside Resort and enjoy a great morning on the Wisconsin River. Be sure to bring your sunscreen along. Stay and enjoy the views of the river while enjoying a great burger from the grill.
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Activities Hiking a Desert in the Midwest Hike the Spring Green Nature Conservancy just outside of town. Climb up the bluff and take in the view of the valley. This is often referred to as the Spring Green Desert. Keep an eye out for some interesting vegetation that grows here like prickly pear cacti and succulents. Thursday Night going Local Visiting us on Thursday night is a real treat – Local Night in the Post House Garden. Enjoy local entertainment while enjoying a drink and dinner from The Shed. This is a local favorite that we love to share with all! Feel welcome and get a great idea of what our community is all about.
S tay connected : LOCAL W I - F I ACC E S S Arcadia Books, 102 East Jefferson Bird of Paradise Tea, 120 South Albany Driftless Depot, 140 South Winsted Street Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, 5607 Highway C
The Shed, 123 North Lexington Street Spring Green General Store, 137 South Albany Spring Green Community Library, 230 East Monroe Street Spring Green Chamber of Commerce, 259 East Jefferson Street Wisconsin Riverside Resort, S13220 Shifflet Road
LOCAL A . T. M . ACC E S S BMO Harris Bank, 209 East Jefferson Street Riteway Plaza, E 4905 Highway 14 The People’s Community Bank, 166 South Lexington Street
The Shed, 123 North Lexington Street Wisconsin Riverside Resort, S13220 Shifflet Road
S U G G E S T E D I T I N E RAR I E S Mix and match on your own or contact us for more ideas at (800)588-2042 or email@example.com. Friday NIGHT 5:00 to 8:00 pm First Friday of the month – experience First Friday after Five 6:00 pm Dinner at The Grandview Restaurant at the House on the Rock Resort 8:00 pm Take in a play at American Players Theatre or listen to a band at Arthur’s. THE “do-IT-ALL” Saturday Breakfast at The Spring Green General Store Tour the House on the Rock Lunch at The Riverview Terrace Café at The Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center Highlights Tour at Taliesin Browse shops and galleries downtown Spring Green Dinner at Freddy Valentine’s Public House Take in a play at American Players Theatre Back into town to The Shed
A Leisurely Saturday 8:30 am 9:30 am 11:00 am
Breakfast at The Hayloft Cafe Head towards Plain to the Cedar Grove Cheese Factory Browse shops and galleries downtown Spring Green
Lunch at The Spring Green General Store Take a bike ride (see page 16 for routes) Taliesin’s Hillside Studio Tour Dinner at The Riverview Terrace Café at The Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center Take in a play at American Players Theatre
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Brunch at Arthur’s Pick up picnic items at The Driftless Depot and visit the shops downtown Canoe the Wisconsin River House Tour, Taliesin Dinner at The Wisconsin Riverside Resort Take in a play at American Players Theatre
A Weekday in the Valley 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm
Breakfast at Driftless Depot Visit Tower Hill State Park Browse downtown Spring Green or Golf at the House on the Rock Resort Lunch at The Kitchen at Arcadia Books Tour The House on the Rock Dinner at The Old Feed Mill Thursdays: Local Night (weather permitting) or dinner at The Shed Wednesdays: Open grill at The Sh*tty Barn. Music starts at 7 pm. Select Mondays: Rural Musicians Forum Concert
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Jura Community Silverman State Bank Gallery
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ALBANY STREET SHOPS: 43/90 North Earth Bear Creek Massage Dennis Alfred Phillips
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You Must See It to Believe It This attraction is one of the coolest and strangest places on earth. Intriguing collections; eclectic displays. Just too wondrous for words.
So Much To Experience • The Infinity Room extending an unsupported length of 218 feet and soaring 156 feet above the valley floor. • The World’s Largest Carousel featuring 269 handcrafted animals, 20,000 lights and 182 chandeliers. • An Enormous Sea Creature longer than the Statue of Liberty is tall. • The Streets of Yesterday providing a stroll down a 19th century street. • A Japanese Garden including 14 foot quadruple waterfalls cascading into a garden pond. • The Alex Jordan Center which showcases the history and legacy of Alex Jordan • And much more!
The house on The Rock also FeaTuRes: The ResoRT
situated just eight miles north of the Attraction in the scenic rolling hills of the Wisconsin River Valley, the Resort features spacious two-room suites, 27 holes of championship golf, fine dining, indoor and outdoor pools and a relaxing spa.
Located in Dodgeville just seven miles from the Attraction, the Inn is perfect for family excursions. Amenities include a choice of room configurations, exercise room, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a play pool featuring a 45-foot submarine.
Stay, tour and Save PackageS are available. For more inFormation call 1-800-822-7774
1-608-935-3639 w w w. t he hous e ont he roc k. c om 5754 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI 53588