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Smokey Hollow Campground

Baraboo Hills Campground

Merry Mac’s Campground

W9935 McGowan Rd • Lodi, WI 53555

E10545 Terrytown Rd. • Baraboo, WI 53913

E12995 Halweg Rd • Merrimac, WI 53561

(608) 635-4806

(608) 356-8505

(608) 493-2367

Whether you are looking for a weekend filled with activities or the quiet relaxation of a secluded campground, Smokey Hollow is the place for you and your family!

We invite you to make Baraboo Hills Campground your home away from home while you visit all the excitement of the Wisconsin Dells, natural beauty of Devil’s Lake State Park, or fun of the Circus World Museum.

Welcome to one of the BEST campgrounds in Wisconsin! Merry Mac’s Campground is a family friendly campground nestled between the South shore of Devil’s Lake and Lake Wisconsin.

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Stephanie Klett Secretary of Tourism Wisconsin Department


Welcome to Columbia County Table of Contents

Proudly Supporting the s Following Organization

6 Scenic Byway 60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . on Transportati 23 Curling Clubs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Hwy 151. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Explore WI 51. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

117 W. Cook St., PO Box Portage, WI 53901 608-745-1861


Area Cambria-Friesland erce Chamber of Comm PO Box 143, Cambria, WI 53923-0143 www.cambriafrieslandcham

Pardeeville Area ion Business Associat 53954

WI PO Box 337 • Pardeeville, 608-429-3596

Columbia County Economic Development Corporation

Where the Fun Begins

Portage Chamber of Commerce

1800 Kutzke Rd., Ste B Portage, WI 53901 608-742-6161

104 W. Cook St., Suite A Portage, WI 53901 800-474-2525 608-742-6242

Columbia County Offices

r Poynette Chambe of Commerce 625


Columbus Area ce er Chamber of Comm

53955-0 PO Box 625, Poynette, WI 608-635-2425

PO Box 362 Columbus, WI 53925 920-632-3699

reet Columbus Main St 23 128 W. James St. P.O. Box Columbus, WI 53925 920-623-5325 g www.columbusmainstreet.or


Randolph Chambe of Commerce

53956 349 Stark St., Randolph, WI 920-326-4769

Rio, Village

e Doylestown, Villag 920-992-3610

r Fall River Chambe of Commerce

PO Box 6, Fall River, WI 53932-0006 920-484-6257 www.villageoffallriver-cham


Friesland Chambe of Commerce


sin Lodi & Lake Wiscon erce Chamber of Comm 55-0043 PO Box 43, Lodi, WI 535 608-592-4412

unity Lodi Area Opport . & Development Inc (L.O.D.I.) 401 Chestnut St., Lodi, WI 608-592-4038

On the Road

e Main Street Portag 61,

Arlington, Village

PO Box 127, Friesland, WI

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207 Lincoln Ave, PO Box 105 Rio, WI 53960-0105 920-992-5454

UW – Extension Columbia County

608-742-9680 bia

Wisconsin Dells nt Business Improveme District

itor Wisconsin Dells Vis au & Convention Bure 390, 701 Superior St., PO Box 390 Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0 800-223-3557

Wyocena, Village

913, 165 East Dodge St., PO Box Wyocena, WI 53969-0913 608-429-2349

15, 24 Parks and Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Golfing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . Antiques and Galleries 22 Barn Quilts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 ts. . . . . . . . Farm Products & Marke 38 s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Event 45 Amish Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Lodging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Horicon Marsh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


n. . . . . . . . 8 Lodi and Lake Wisconsi . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . Sauk County. . . . . . 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wisconsin Dells 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rio. . . . . . . . 27 Fall River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Beaver Dam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Columbus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Randolph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Cambria Friesland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Green Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Waupun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Pardeeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Marquette County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Portage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Columbia official publication of the , 53901 This Visitor’s Guide is the WI ge, rta Po 1800 Kutzke Rd., ent/CEO County Visitor’s Bureau, sid Pre m, au ssb Nu 61, Andrew w.c Contact us at 608-742-61 iscNo om / www.TravelW www.TravelColumbiaCou Portage, WI

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Wisconsin Scenic Byway From the Empire Prairie to the Mighty Mississippi, Wisconsin’s 100-mile Scenic Byway 60 follows the graceful curves of the Lower Wisconsin River. This patch of our planet sparkles, by sunny day or starry night, with the wild beauty of nature left to its own devices for thousands and thousands of years. And nowhere so apt is Heraclitus’s adage that you can’t step into the same river twice. In constant flux, the “river of a thousand isles” continuously sculpts its

sandbars, shifts its channels, varies its flows, and repaints its colors, according to the whims of the weather gods. Here golden bluffs crop out of emerald hills and valleys that roll into rushing streams to the lively river. These waters beckon fishermen, canoeists, kayakers, and boaters. Here birdwatchers and botanists can go bananas while, chances are, an eagle is watching them.

As transcendent as the ancient driftless area landscape itself is the history encoded in its formations. Hundreds of effigy mound earthworks, still alive to the touch, stand today as spiritual gifts and messages from those who occupied this land in the deep past. The more recent settlements on the Byway route from Lodi to Prairie du Chien have tried to complement rather than conflict with the pristine quali-

ties of driftless Nature. Each has its own enticing history and contemporary flavor. They offer a rich range of camping, lodging, dining, outdoor and indoor recreation, archeological pursuits, and other learning options. They welcome both the seriously energetic and those who seek serious relaxation. They invite families to experience together this special place, the magic of which has inspired a local goal: No child left inside.


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Highway 60 Wisconsin Scenic Byway

Visit for more information, or contact:

Lodi Chamber of Commerce 102 N. Main • Lodi, WI 53555 • (608) 592-4412

Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce 421 Water St. Suite 105 Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 • (608) 643-4168


Spring Green Chamber of Commerce 259 E. Jefferson St Spring Green, WI 53588 (608) 588-2054

Colsac III Merrimac Ferry April - November Hwy 113/188 Columbia/Sauk Counties Lodi/Merrimac/Lake Wisconsin






Lodi & Lake Wisconsin Columbia County

Shop Historic Downtown Lodi Antiques - Art - Garden Quilting - Rug Hooking Jewelry - Floral - Home Decor

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Wine Bar - Ice Cream

Gibraltkar Roc I90/94


Bakery - Meat Market

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Hwy 113

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The area’s most unique gift shop! 203 PORTAGE STREET (Hwy 60), LODI

608.592.3342 An eclectic mix of Home furnisHings, Antiques, gArden Art, & gifts for Any occAsion!  •

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Lodi & Lake Wisconsin

The Legend of Susie the Duck A long time ago, (1948) a country mallard made Lodi her home. She settled in the downtown area and laid her eggs in a large masonry basket full of beautiful flowers. When her eggs hatched, she drew quite a bit of attention as locals and visitors came to observe her brood. Lodi's then police chief and his granddaughter also came to see the small fuzzy baby ducklings and their mother. The chief asked his grand-

daughter what she thought the mother duck's name should be? She replied "Susie". Susie has faithfully returned to her flower basket for years, raising many ducklings and much media attention. Through the years, many "Susies" have nested in the flower basket. Each year Lodi hosts an annual "Susie the Duck Day" celebrating the famous fowl who nests in the heart of Lodi.

SUNFALL ON MAIN Art & Antiques GArden iron seeds & PlAnts 139 s. Main st., lodi 608.592.4012

Karen Meng, APNP • Deanna Lord, PA-C • Dave Eberdt, PA-C Andrea Chao, MD • Dale Fanney, MD • Rosemarie Kennaley, MD

160 Valley Drive, Lodi



HOURS: Mon–Fri 7:30 am–5 pm Sat 8 am–noon

Accepting most commercial insurance plans and HMOs, including: Unity, Dean Care, The Alliance, Physicians Plus, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield. • 

Lodi & Lake Wisconsin The Town of Lodi Home of Susie the Duck, the friendly small town of Lodi is located in the heart of scenic southcentral Wisconsin. From Lake Wisconsin to Gibraltar Rock, the natural landscape surrounding Lodi affords breathtaking views to the hiker, cyclist, or motor tourist. While touring Lodi be sure to stop on Main Street to feed Susie the Duck who, since 1948, has made her nest in a special masonry basket built just for her and her feathered fledglings.

If you're a first-time visitor, be sure to take a ride across the Wisconsin River aboard the Colsac III, Wisconsin's only free auto ferry. You can spend the day seeing the sights, visiting attractions, enjoying Lake Wisconsin, exploring the inexhaustible natural wonders of the area, or visiting with the interesting people and return to Lodi's peaceful hotels, motels, bed-andbreakfasts, or campgrounds to relax and reflect on the day's activities.

Next, visit Lodi's quaint shops and businesses that carry everything visitors and residents could want: unique shops and restaurants, a grass airstrip, and full-service banking.

Lodi, Wisconsin, is a city that preserves a peaceful, quality lifestyle and takes pride in all that it has to offer.

FITZ’S ON THE LAKE On Beautiful Lake Wisconsin Howie & Asta Blanchar, Owners W11602 Hwy. V, Lodi, WI 53555 (608)592-3302 • Fax: (608)592-3997 Open @ 9am-Close M-F, 7am-Close Sat-Sun

Steaks • Seafood • Sandwiches • Appetizers Breakfast • Sunday Brunch • Friday Fish Fry

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Open 7 Days a Week Outdoor seating area Take out orders by boat or car Plenty of Pier parking

Sauk City

Hwy 12 Hwy. 113 3 Miles

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Fitz’s on the Lake

Merrimac Hwy. 78

Ferry Lake WI

Lodi & Lake Wisconsin Ice Age Trail 12,000 to 18,000 years ago, monstrous ice sheets, over two miles thick at their point of origin, stretched from northern Canada to cover much of Wisconsin and North America. Mounds of glacial material were deposited at the forward edge of the glacier, forming the terminal moraine.

north to Langlade County, and then meanders west through northern forests to Interstate State Park on the St Croix National Scenic Riverway. Currently, about 600 miles out of a total of about 1100 planned miles are completed statewide.

The Ice Age Trail is part of the National Park Service National Scenic Trail System. The Trail loosely follows the terminus of the glaciers from the last ice age. It traverses the state starting at Potawatomi State Park in Door County, runs southeast through the Kettle Moraines to Janesville, turns north going west of Madison, through Devil's Lake State Park,

The Lodi Valley Chapter volunteers construct and maintain trails, lead hikes and field trips, educate, and assist in land stewardship. Chapter activities include full moon hikes, periodic trail improvement days, National Trails Day activities, and special interest hikes. Chapter Coordinator: Bill Beers 608-592-2031 For more information, please visit

Looking For Something To Do? Prairie Valley Resale Store 177 S. Main, Lodi, WI

- Large Inventory of Fresh Flowers for ANY Occasion - High- style Floral, Silk Flower, & Dried Floral Arrangements - Gift Baskets Including Gourmet Fruit Baskets - Extensive Gift Line - Greeting Cards

Nancy’s Floral & Gifts

146 S. Main St., Lodi, WI 53555 • 608.592.0122

across from Bushnell Ford

We have a ! “Man Cave” “LIKE”

US ON We are a non-profit children needs organization.

Mon-Fri 10 am – 6 pm • 9 am – 2 pm


Snaking through 30 counties, the Ice Age Trail marks the southernmost edge of glaciers from the last Ice Age.

Smokey Hollow Farm

JAKE the World’s TALLEST Living Horse Poynette, WI


Barn Tours to meet Big Jake and his friends Reservations required.

Year-round gift shop featuring handmade unique gifts by WI artists, regional wines and amish confections. 608-635-2046 • N3056 Smokey Hollow Rd • Poynette I90/94 Exit 115 East to Smokey Hollow Rd., 1st farm on the left • 11

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Lodi • LODI/LAKE WISCONSIN: PO Box 43, Lodi, WI 53555 • 608-592-4412 Visit us at for complete listing of events and businesses!



JUST 35 MINUTES FROM MADISON OR WISCONSIN DELLS Motels • Restaurants Resorts • Free Ferry Skiing • Campgrounds Specialty Shops Fishing • Boat Rentals Golf • Bait & Tackle Wineries & More 2012 Events: Susie the Duck Day, Brew-B-Que, Lodi Wine Walk & Shop

Spirits & Fun With a View Great Place To Sit, Relax, Have A Drink & Watch for Bald Eagles Overlooking the Beautiful Wisconsin River


HAPPY HOUR M-F 2:00-6:00 PM

635-7220 • N5095 Hemlock St. Poynette

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Steaks • Seafood • Pasta • Salad Bar Sandwiches • Soup Desserts • Prime Rib Nightly Specials • Friday Fish Fry

W11579 Cty Hwy V, Lodi • 608-592-4796

Great Food, Best View Most Fun on the Lake! Open 7 Nights a Week!

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Thirsty Moose! Tiki Bar • Boat Dock Volley Ball • Horseshoes Live Music

Food & Spirits

Serving Sandwiches 11am - 9pm Open 7 days a week Memorial Day to Labor Day

N3135 County Rd V • 608-635-4311

The Finest in Steaks & Seafood “Fit for an oceanfront” - Wisconsin State Journal

“Friday fish “A memorable fry fun” dining experience” - Lodi Enterprise - Wisconsin State Journal 12


1.5 Miles from Ferry Crossing on Hwy. 188



Bar opens at 3 pm. Dinners served at 4 p.m. Enjoy our large outdoor patio & bar. Fresh cut steaks • Fish Specials • Friday fish fry experts Pasta • Pizza • Fish Tacos • Tequila Shrimp • Prawns Wine • Specialty Drinks & 40 Imported, Domestic and Seasonal Beers Sunday Breakfast 9am-12:30pm • Weekday $7.95 Full Dinner Deals

W12690 Hwy 188 Lodi • Open 7 days a week (May - October) 608-592-4266 •


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Lodi & Lake Wisconsin Lake Wisconsin & Merrimac Ferry Wisconsin means dark waters in a Native American language. The dark water of the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin comes from the very dark roots of the Tamarack trees which line its banks in the northern part of the state and bleed a natural dye into the river. Many varieties of fish thrive in these waters, making Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River a fisherman’s paradise. The 9,500 acre lake has 57 miles of shoreline, and the lake and river have more than 18 miles of navigable waterway with a depth that varies to a maximum of 40 feet. Boaters love to dock at the many sand bars for a swim, picnic or even to camp overnight. Tourists from all over the world come here to relax and enjoy this beautiful

area. Once a favorite hunting and fishing ground of the early tribes, it is now a popular tourist destination for camping and water sports, as well as more leisurely activities and family adventures. The Merrimac Ferry, named “Colsac” because it bridges Columbia and Sauk counties, is a highlight to experience and the only free ferry in the state. It crosses the Wisconsin River from Highway 113 in Merrimac south to the junction of Highways 188 and 113 just north of Lodi. Trip time is 10 minutes, and 15 cars (trailers too) can cross at one time. It runs 24 hours a day during the months the lake is not frozen. Top it off with a stop at a nearby restaurant or ice cream stand.

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Steaks, Calamari, Homemade Pizza, $1.00 Shots,Homemade Potato Skins, Party Rooms, Live Music, NEW Gameroom, Pool, Darts, Pinball, Attached Motel, Banquet Rooms Available, Daily Drink & Food Specials, All-You-Can-Eat Wings, Everyday All Day Open daily @ 5:30 am

Parks & Recreation Dekorra Public Hunting Ground

242 acres, all state-owned. 8 miles northwest of Poynette off Hwy. V just west of Interstate 90/94.

Duck Creek Public Hunting Grounds

159 acres, all state-owned. Four miles west of Wyocena on Hwy. G, south side of G, section 21 town of Springvale.

Fall River Dam and Lazy Lake Fall River

French Creek Wildlife Area

3,176 acres, all state-owned. 6 miles northeast of Portage on Hwy. F. in the towns of Fort Winnebago and Marcellon in Columbia County and town of Buffalo in Marquette County.

Gibraltar Rock - Highlands

Lodi, North on Hwy 113, West on Cty Hwy V.

Goose Pond Sanctuary 643 acres, waterfowl refuge and largest tall-grass prairie restoration in Wisconsin

W7468 Prairie Lane, Arlington, WI 53911

Grassy Lake Wildlife Area 695 acres, all state-owned. 3 miles southeast of Rio to Hwy. 16. Take Erdman Road or Fischer Road off Hwy. 16.

Hampden Wetland Public Hunting Grounds 227 acres, all state-owned. Take Hwy. 60, 6 miles west from Columbus to Hwy. A, then south on A 4 miles to Arnold Road.

Hinkson Creek Fishery Area

3 miles west from Poynette on Hwy. CS, then north on Hwy. J 3/4 mile to Kent Road. Go 1 mile east on Kent Rd. to Branton Rd., then north.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Portage and Lodi areas

Jennings Creek Wildlife Area

530 acres, all state-owned. Head north out of Rio on Hwy. SS 2 miles to Jennings Road, then east on Jennings less than 2 miles to Ludwig Road, then continue to Jennings Creek.

Lake Wisconsin

10,000 acres (16 sq. miles) 57 mile shoreline Summer/Winter

Lodi Marsh Wildlife Area 1,207 acres (1,070 owned, 137 leased). 2 miles southwest of Lodi on Hwy. Y.

MacKenzie Environmental Center and Wildlife State Game Farm

Park Lake and Spring Lake


Peter Helland Wildlife Area

2,997 acres, all state-owned. 6 miles east of Pardeeville on Hwy. P

Pine Island Wildlife Area

5,043 acres, all state-owned. Pheasants - Hiking - 200 Nature Just west of Portage on Levee Road off Hwy. 33. Tracks - Wildlife Exhibits - Forest 250 acres - Educational Center - Fire Tower - Buffalo Rocky Run Creek

Mud Lake Wildlife Area 2,139 acres, all state-owned. South of Rio 1 mile on Hwy. C, then west on Drake Road 1 mile.

Paradise Marsh Wildlife Area

1,496 acres, all state-owned. Go south of Randolph 1 mile to Hwy. 73 to Hwy. G. Go west on G 3 miles to wildlife area.

Fishery Area

710 acres, all state-owned. From Rio, take Hwy. B west 6 miles to Dunning road, then north 1/2 mile to access point.

Rowan Creek Fishery Area

629 acres, all state-owned.

MacKenzie Environmental Education Center

"Experience the best in outdoor education."

The MacKenzie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is one of the most diverse environmental education centers in Wisconsin. Encompassing 250 acres, the center has a variety of habitat types including prairie and forestland. MEEC is an excellent place to visit and learn more about the natural world through hands-on outdoor experiences, family outings, hiking and picnics. Located just 25 miles north of Madison, MEEC is readily accessible to people of all ages in south-central Wisconsin.


GROUNDS AND TRAILS Dawn until Dusk WILDLIFE EXHIBIT AND MUSEUMS November to April Monday through Friday 8am-4pm First full weekend of May through last full weekend of October Daily 8am-4pm • 15

Sauk County Sauk County enjoys one of the most beautiful locations in all of Wisconsin. The county is crowned by the Baraboo Bluffs, designated as a "National Natural Landmark" by the U.S. Department of Interior. Sauk County has three state parks, Devil’s Lake, Mirror Lake and Natural Bridge and is bordered by Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River. People come from all over the nation to camp, hike, fish, boat, ski and golf in Sauk County. And then…..some people are lucky to live here year-round.




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Devil's Lake Devil’s Lake State Park is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin and situated along the Ice Age Trail and is visited by more than 1.2 million people per year! With spectacular views from 500 foot cliffs, miles of hiking trails, swimming areas including 2 large sandy beaches, hundreds of campsites, mountain bike trails, cross country ski trails, great climbs and so much more, it’s no wonder why Devil’s Lake is Wisconsin’s premiere natural vacation destination! • 17

Wisconsin Dells Dells Attractions (in Columbia County) Chalet Lanes

H.H. Bennett Studio & History Center

740 Elm Street, Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-8727

215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells (608) 253-3523

Dells 4D Fx Theatre

Ripleys Believe It Or Not

119 Broadway St. Downtown Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-2184

119 Broadway St. Wisconsin Dells (608) 254 - 2184

Dells Boat Tours 11 Broadway St., Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-6555

ter! Family Fun CPelanyland Large Picnic &

Wizard Quest

105 Broadway St., Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-2184

Complimentary Wine Tasting Gift Shop Micromenu Complimentary Fawn Creek Winery Logo Glass with purchase of a bottle of wine. Limit 2. Must present this ad.

At intersection of Hwy. 12-16-13-23 254-7500 225 Pioneer Drive, WI Dells, WI


Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30; Sat. 8-2; Closed Sunday

W h o le s a le S to r e Open to the Public!

We have all your party needs! We carry restaurant quality foods at wholesale prices!

Food sampling every Friday & Saturday.

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NEW HOURS: April 1- Nov. 30: Daily 11am-5pm (Memorial Day - Labor Day: Fri & Sat 11am-7pm) Dec. 1 - March 31: Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

3619 13th Ave., Wisconsin Dells (608) 253-4400


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OPEN YEAR ‘ROUND No Sitting Fee. 7 Stages. 223 Broadway, Wis, Dells, WI • 608-253-2999

Wisconsin Dells About the Dells Wisconsin Dells attracts more than 2.5 million visitors annually, making it the Midwest's number one family vacation destination. Wisconsin Dells has also been recognized as "America's Waterpark Capital," with over 18 million gallons of water to be found in area waterparks, resorts and pools. With more than 90 attractions, Wisconsin Dells attracts visitors with a variety of interests. Some guests get away for a scenic tour of the Wisconsin River, championship golf and fine dining. Others seek the excitement and action of thrilling live shows, extreme rides, waterparks, gokarts, mini golf and historic attractions. Whatever experience you're looking for, it awaits in Wisconsin Dells. For more information about Wisconsin Dells or to request a free Wisconsin Dells Travel and Attraction Guide call 1-800-223-3557.

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Quality Leather Handbags, Backpacks, Luggage, Clothing, & Much More!

513 Broadway, Downtown WI Dells

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Gentlemen’s Club 608.254.8708

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Dining (920) 623-4818

Authentic Mexican Cuisine WE DELIVER 608-742-7779 Delivery Area: 5 mile radius

2653 New Pinery Rd, Portage, WI 608-745-6776 121 E. Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 608-234-6142

Steaks, Calamari, Homemade Pizza, $1.00 Shots, Homemade Potato Skins, Party Rooms, Live Music, NEW Gameroom, Pool, Darts, Pinball, Attached Motel, Banquet Rooms Available, Daily Drink & Food Specials, All-You-Can-Eat Wings, Everyday All Day Open daily @ 5:30 am

N1470 Hwy 113 Lodi, Wi 53555 Outdoor Dining Available


All American Breakfast

126 S. Ludington St. Columbus, WI

A Classic WI Supper Club Since 1954

Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-1:30pm Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-9:30pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm Sunday 4:30pm-8:30pm

The latest fine dining destination is closer than you think. Come enjoy our menu of Steak, Seafood, Chicken, Pasta, Saturday Prime Rib, Sunday Brunch & more!


Chicken, Rib & Seafood Buffet 3 miles South of Portage on Hwy 51 & 16 Phone (608)742.6333 Bar open @ 4pm • Dining @ 4:30pm Saturday’s @ 5pm

Sat & Sun: 7am–11am

Bud’s Pizza & Restaurant Try our Famous Chicken, Homemade Pizzas & 15 varieties of wings!

1505 New Pinery Rd. Portage • 608.742.5300 Open Daily 11 am - 9am 235 W. Pleasant St. Portage, WI Just 7 miles from Cascade Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area

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Portage: 401 E. Wisconsin St. 608-742-8829 Baraboo: 422 Pine St. 608-356-9500 Sauk City: 805 Phillips Blvd 608-643-4343

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You’re a Stranger Here only Once.

147 N. Main St., Pardeeville, WI 608-429-3868 • Open 10am - 2:30am

PORTAGE COUNTRY CLUB 18 Holes of Challenging Golf, located on the shores of beautiful Swan Lake



152 W. James St. • Downtown Columbus 920-350-0252

W2164 Hwy 60, Columbus,WI 920-623-3113


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Great Food, Best View Most Fun on the Lake! Hwy. 73 • 2 mi. South of Randolph Wed-Thurs 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm Sun 10:30am-2pm and 4pm-9pm

• Open to the Public

• Bar/Lounge

• Driving Range

• Club Rentals

Call now for a tee time and hear our golf specials Located 5 minutes East of Portage on Hwy. 33 (608) 742-5121 or (608) 335-2142

Thursday-Monday Serving 4:30 till 9:00 Bar Menu til close


Foursome w/cart WEEKDAY - $110 Foursome w/cart WEEKEND - $120 Twosome w/cart ANYTIME - $65

Steaks • Seafood • Pasta Salad Bar • Sandwiches • Soup Desserts • Prime Rib Nightly Specials • Friday Fish Fry Open 7 Nights a Week! W11579 Cty Hwy V, Lodi 608-592-4796

Breakfast & Lunch

GOLF THE ROCK! NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Come experience the challenging 9 hole straits and the mature wooded back nine.

2 for the Price of 1 Green fee Requires Cart Rental Mon. - Wed. All Day Fri. - Sun. after Noon

Must present coupon. Tee times required.

Columbus Country Club

301 Ingalsbe, Columbus (Next to Fireman’s Park)

920.623.5880 Over 75 years old. Our course has over 1,000 mature trees with small greens.

• 9 Hole Golf Course • 37 Par • Driving Range • Friday Night Fish Fry • Regular Menu • Bar & Lounge Area

• Driving Range and Rolled Greens • Pro Shop & Bar • Banquet Facilities • Open Dining Friday Evenings

Daily & Weekly Specials

700 Cty. Park Rd., Waupun, WI For Tee Times Call

Mon-Sat 5am-2pm & Friday Fish Fry 5am-7pm 920.326.3535

201 Dix St., Columbus

DOWNTOWN RANDOLPH - Serving the Randolph Area For Over 25 Years -

(920) 324-2621 Visit our website for more specials and discounts

at Saddle Ridge

Challenging 9 Holes Excellent Condition 2.5 miles E of Portage on Hwy 33

608-742-2181 ProshoP • restaurant • Bar • 21



Antiques Mall of Portage

Judy’s Antiques

Artistic Expressions

Antique Mall of Wisconsin Dells

Main Street - Mercantile

Cottage House Primitives

Antiques Shoppe’s of Columbus-Mall Annex

My Gang Antique Mall

128 W. Cook St., Portage (608) 742-2400

720 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-2422

141 E. James St., Columbus (920) 623-2669

Arts Antiques Collectibles

E10445 Xanadu Rd., Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-7229

Carousel Antiques

132 East James St., Columbus (920) 623-5309

Columbus Antiques Mall & Christopher Columbus Museum “Wisconsin’s Largest Antique Mall” 239 Whitney St., Columbus (920) 623-1992 Open Everyday 8:15am - 4pm

N9099 CTH CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2226

117 W. Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-1861

14 W. Munroe St., Wisconsin Dells (608) 253-2029

Oak St. Antique Mall

725 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-4200

Pardeeville Antique Mall 103 Industrial Dr., Pardeeville (608) 429-9393 Open daily 10-5

Seward’s Folly

100 East Seward St., Poynette (608) 635-4785

531 Broadway Wisconsin Dells (608) 235-8380

120 S. Main, Lodi (608) 592-7474 Folk Art & Antiques, 18th Century Furniture, Historic Textiles.

Drury Gallery

301 E. Cook St., Portage (608) 742-5655

Hand Blown Glass

34 Broadway Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-7054

The Mercantile

117 W. Cook St, Downtown Portage (608) 745-5768

The Nesting Shops

105 S. Main, Lodi (608) 592-4000 Three Creative Shops in ONE location

Roger's Gifts & Gallery

Days Gone By Antique Mall

205 DeWitt St., Hwy 51, Portage (608) 742-8788

729-731 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-6788


139 S. Main, Lodi (608) 592-4012 Antiques, Art, Gifts. Located in historic bank building.

Dusty Attic

Hwy 33, 108 Front St. Downtown Beaver Dam

Three Bats In The Belfry

203 Portage St., Lodi (608) 592-3342 Antiques, Garden Decor and much more. Located in historic church.

Barn Quilts What are Barn Quilts?

Each barn “quilt” is actually an 8’ X 8’ quilt square painted on plywood and mounted on the side of a barn or other farm structure. A Barn Quilt Committee works with people interested in having a barn quilt to choose a quilt design, decide on a location, and assist in creating and installing the barn quilt.

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West James Gallery Two local examples include: Lapacek’s Orchard LLC N1959 Kroncke Road, Poynette Becky & Marvin Gutzman Family W3616 County Old B, Rio Prairie HCE Club & Welsh Prairie Livewires 4-H Club

128 West James St., Columbus (920) 623-5325

Transportation Amtrak Stations 359 N. Ludington St., Columbus (920) 623-3831 400 W. Oneida St., Portage (608) 742-1744 100 La Crosse St., Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-7706

Portage Municipal Airport 1011 Silver Lake Dr. (608) 742-3300

Greyhound Bus Travel Mart Inc. 611 Frontage Rd. Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-5077

Check out the map on pages 36-37

Curling Arlington Curling Club 207 Pierce St., P.O. Box 224 Arlington, WI 53911 (608) 635-4013

Lodi Curling Club 704 Fair St., Lodi, WI 53555 (608) 592-7372

Pardeeville Curling Club 203 Second St., P.O. Box 442 Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 429-2000

Portage Curling Club 107 Albert St., Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3237

Poynette Curling Club 216 East Hudson St Poynette, WI 53955 (608) 635-7100 • 23

Outdoor Recreation BIKING


Columbia County invites you to explore our diverse roadways! Choose between straight, winding, hilly, rustic or a combination of these conditions, for an enjoyable bicycling experience.

Columbia County offers excellent hunting opportunities! Whether hunting with a gun, bow, or a camera, there are plenty of opportunities to capture white-tail deer, wild turkeys, water fowl, and small game.


Columbia County is home to FISHING a large variety of winter sport- The bountiful waterways ing activities. Come explore in the county feature the possibilities of winter fun! fish ranging from River • Snowmobiling is available Sturgeon to Bluegill and Crappie. Whether you on miles of well marked, groomed snowmobile trails. prefer lakes, streams, or rivers, Columbia County can • Come check out the skiing meet your fishing needs. at Cascade Mountain! • For the hardy - don’t forget ice fishing on the many lakes in the area.

Columbia County Association of Snowmobile Clubs

Arlington Prairie Drifters

Randolph Trail Busters

Camper County Snow Riders

Rocky Run Riders

Rio Area

www.orgsites. com/wi/rockyrunrider

Columbus Fall River Sno-Blazers

Doyleston Area

The quality snowmobiling trails of Columbia County are the result of the hard work and dedication of members of the area’s many snowmobile clubs.

www.orgsites. com/wi/snoblazers

The Moonlighters Snowmobile Club

New Haven Sno-Streakers

Wisconsin Dells Area 24 •

Randolph Area


Winnebago Ridge Runners

Yellow Thunder Snowmobile Club Lodi Area

Historic Indian Agency House

Camping Little Bluff Little BluffBluf



920-992-5157 N4003 Traut Rd., Rio

Indoor Swimming Pool Fishing Lake No License Required 18 Hole Adventure Mini-golf Fox River Paddling Trips Swimming Beach with Water Toys Theme Weekends & Activities Rentals: Row, Kayak, Paddle, Canoe Game Room

New 1.2 mile Nature Trail opens this May at Historic Indian Agency House. Site open Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm; Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm. First and third Tuesdays of the month, Wisconsin residents walk the trail FREE (with your Wisconsin driver's license, Wisconsin Student ID Card or an electric bill or other invoice that includes your Wisconsin address. Must be 12 years or older, or accompanied by an adult.) Trail maps are available on site, and can be viewed anytime at

For reservations call: 608-429-2425 or E-mail: or Write: W6560 County G, Pardeeville, WI 53954

Restaurant & Snack Bar

One mile West of Hwy 22 at Wyocena on County Hwy G

Four Playgrounds

Wilderness Campground

Log Cabin Rentals Craft & Convenience Store Bark Park BMX Course RC Track

“Where Lifelong Memories Are Made”

N1499 State Hwy 22 Montello, WI 53949 Phone: 608.297.2002 Heated Pool Swimming Beach Weekend Entertainment Giant Lake Toys

Silver Springs Campsites (920) 992-3537 N5048 Ludwig Rd., Rio


W6445 Haynes Rd Pardeeville, WI 53954 608-429-3244 • 25

Rio is a small, friendly community... Rich in history, heritage and filled with outdoor activities. COME EXPLORE AND ENJOY!

RIO – Camping


Phone 920-992-3537 Reservations Only 877-992-3538 N5048 Ludwig Rd., Rio, WI 53960 • Heated Pool • Sandy Beach • 10 Acre Lake • Fishing • Boat Rentals • Water Toys • Basketball Court & Volleyball Court • Horseshoe Pits • Rec Hall • Playground •Activities Most Weekends • Modern Restrooms • Coin Showers • Laundry Rooms • Office/Store/Grill • Pay Phones • 6 Cabins • 300 Campsites • Overnight Camping • Seasonal Rentals • Large Group Areas • Wifi • ATM • Hiking Trails

Camp 5 Nights Pay For 4! Reservations Suggested We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER email:

GROCERY • MEAT • DELI • DAIRY • BAKERY • PRODUCE LIQUOR • WINE • BEER WISCONSIN CHEESE • GIFT BOXES • WE SHIP For flavor, freshness and satisfaction, you can’t beat traditional smoked meats from Johnson’s Sausage Shoppe.

Wholesale • Retail • Catering

Homemade fresh smoked meat & sausages brats, cheese, specialty products

“Best Jerky Ever”

Full Service Meat Market OPEN 7 days a week

• Rubs • Retail Beef Cuts • Retail Pork Cuts • Retail Turkey • Retail Lamb Cuts • Brats & Sausage • Specialty Products • Cheese • Buffalo • Elk • Year Round Wild Game Processing • Professionally Skinned • Boneless Cut • Vacuum Packed • Sharp Frozen

• Family Campground • Site Rentals • One Cabin Rental • Large Heated Pool • Convenient Store • Planned Activities • Game Room & Activity Center • 2 Playgrounds • Horseshoe Pits • Boat Rental • Fishing from Shore Only

N5830 Cty. Hwy SS • Rio, WI 53960

May 1 - Oct. 1 • Call for Reservations • 800.582.0393 WiFi Available • Credit Cards Accepted

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416 Hwy 16, Rio, WI

920.992.6328 (meat) or 888.992.meat Store Hours: Open 7-Days a Week 7am-9pm

State Inspected Slaughter Facility


{ 2012 Calendar of Events

Individuals ■ Families ■ Business Just visiting or coming to stay,

Fall River Welcomes You!

July 19-22

Brayton Park

"Beaner" Softball Tournament Fall River Fire Dept. July or August

May 19 -October 20 Savanna Oaks

Farm, Flea & Fabulous Finds Open Air Market Every Sat. 8am - 12:30 June 1 & June 2

Village Park

Village Wide Garage Sale and Brat Fry June 16

October 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27

FALL RIVER Chamber of Commerce

Concert In The Park September 15

for more information about Fall River

Savanna Oaks

Sorghum Festival

Fall River Chamber

P.O. Box 6, Fall River, WI 53932 phone: 920-484-6099

Fall River Chamber

Savanna Oaks

Chamber of Horrors Haunted House

Outdoor Summer Concert “The Britins”

or visit us at

These Industries are proud to be a part of the Fall River Community...

671 South Main St. • Fall River (920) 484-3700 •

Randolph I-90 Hwy. 51 I-94 Portage To Minneapolis

Hwy. 73

Hwy. 16 Fall River


Hwy. 60

Beaver Dam

Hwy. 16/60


Columbus Hwy. 89

Sun Prairie Madison

Waterloo I-94 To Milwaukee

Hwy. 151 I-90 To Chicago

181 Quality Court • Fall River 920-484-5808 •

250 Swarthout Road • Fall River 920-484-6401 • • 27

Hwy 151 Fox Lake

To Portage


To Fond du Lac


Columbus 151 Speedway W2140 Krause Rd., Columbus (920) 623-4393


Columbus Antiques Mall & Christopher Columbus Museum “Wisconsin’s Largest Antique Mall” 239 Whitney St., Columbus (920) 623-1992 Open Everyday 8:15am - 4pm


151 Fall River

Columbus City Hall 1892


105 N. Dickason Blvd. (920) 623-5900


Farmers and Merchants Union Bank 73

“Jewel Box” by Louis Sullivan 159 W. James St., Columbus (920) 623-4000


To Madison Charter Raceway Hwy 33 & 151, Beaver Dam

Dodge County Fairgrounds


Just East of Beaver Dam on Hwy 33 28 •

Museum, Fall River Local History Savanna Oaks Cultural Center in Fall River (608) 742-6682


WISCONSIN Year round recreational activities Cabin Fever Fest

Swan City Classic Car Show

Last Sunday of January (4th or 5th Sunday)

Father’s Day

Home & Business Expo

Lake Days

4th Weekend of April

Midwest Cream Cheese Competition

Thursday through Sunday following Independence Day

4th Saturday of April

A Day in the Park Craft Fair

Nancy’s Notions Sewing Exposition

2nd Sunday in July

1st weekend in May

Dodge County Fair

Race Into Summer Festival

3rd Wednesday in August through the next Sunday

Memorial Day Parade

3rd or 4th Tuesday of August (Tuesday after County Fair)

Taste of Wisconsin

Holiday Parade

Sunday of Memorial Day weekend

Corn Roast

Memorial Day

3rd Saturday in June (Saturday before Father’s Day)

1st Saturday in December

Experience the arts year round at the Seippel Center for the Arts or catch a live theatrical production at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre. History enthusiasts will enjoy the Dodge County Historical Museum in downtown Beaver Dam.

Midwest Cream Cheese Competition

Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend

Races Every Saturday Night All Summer

Enjoy golfing, hiking, biking, and other outdoor sports throughout the spring, summer and autumn. There is water skiing, boating and fishing on Beaver Dam Lake, Wisconsin’s 15th largest lake with 6,542 square acres.

Beaver Dam Raceway provides racing enthusiasts with exciting dirt track racing action that includes sprint cars, midgets, late models and more. Racing is held every Saturday, May through October, beginning at 6:30 PM.

Dodge County Fair Every August

The Dodge County Fairgrounds, just east of Beaver Dam, is home to the Dodge County Fair which is held the third week of August. Free water ski shows provided by the Beaverland MustSkis ski team, who perform just off Tahoe Park on Beaver Dam Lake most Sunday evenings and some Friday nights from the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

FREE Waterski Shows Sundays in Summer • 29

COLUMBUS, WI An Almost Perfect Portrait of the Late 19th Century

Nestled among gently rolling hills, woodlands and the Crawfish River is Columbus, a community that presents an almost perfect portrait of the late 19th century with more than 200 century-old commercial and residential buildings

On June 16-17, Columbus will celebrate its many contributions to the Union effort during the Civil War as part of the nation’s multi-year observance of the war’s sesquicentennial with an event of historic proportions. The entire town will be transformed into what it was in 1864 when Columbus’ own James Lewis was Governor. The centerpiece of the weekend will be the annual Columbus Horse & Carriage Festival competition. Imagine drivers in period clothes, beautiful horses and restored historic carriages. You needn’t be a Civil War buff to enjoy this event, but there’s every chance you will walk away wanting to hear more stories. ★ Civil War Encampment and Reenactment ★ Lunch and Breakfast with Abe Lincoln ★ Civil War Parade ★ Tours of Historic Buildings ★ Civil War Era Cotillion and Fashion Show ★ Columbus Horse and Carriage Festival ★ Taste of Columbus Dinner at Fireman’s Park Pavilion When visiting Columbus, make a point to stop in the state’s largest antique mall, or stroll through one of the area’s horse and carriage specialty shops. Don’t leave town without dining at one of our supper clubs or enjoying an artisan beer at our local microbrewery. Columbus is in the southeast corner of Columbia County, located on five major highway corridors, Highways 151, 16, 60, 73 and 89. We’re also one of the few communities in Wisconsin offering Amtrak service. In other words, we’re an easy destination to get to and enjoy.

We love to live in the past.

Columbus Visitors Center • Downtown Chamber Office • 920.623.3699 • 920.623.5325 w w w. c o l u m b u s w i c h a m b e r. c o m w w w. c i t y o f c o l u m b u s w i . c o m 30 •


Columbus Calendar of Events 2012 May 11 & 12

Columbus City Wide Garage Sale


Just Us Girls! Event

May 12

Red Bud Day - Downtown Columbus


Public Enemies Event

June 16-17

Columbus Horse & Carriage Festival

October 6

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Columbus Senior Center Fall Festival - Dickason Blvd. Autumn Iron

Honoring Columbus’ contribution to the Civil War.

June 19

Columbus Senior Center’s Senior Fair & Brat Fry

October 6

July 3-7

Columbus 4th of July Celebration

November 16-18 Holiday Open House - Downtown Columbus

Columbus Fireman’s Park

July 4 a.m.

Firecracker 5 Mile Run

November 23

July 4 Noon


July 4 Dusk


July 14

Thunder Run Motorcycle Rally 1-2:30 p.m.

Holiday Light Parade - 6:30 p.m. through downtown with Santa lighting the tree.

Early December Breakfast with Santa Columbus Country Club


Columbus Main Street Holiday Home Tour

A Classic Wisconsin Supper Club Since 1954

Check out Columbus!

“Wisconsin’s Largest Antique Mall”

(920) 623-4818

Downtown Columbus


Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-1:30pm


Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-9:30pm Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm Sunday 4:30pm-8:30pm Complete Menu Available for Carryout

Enter everyday 8:15 am - 4 pm. 82,000 sq. ft., 222 dealers, 444 booths, 3rd floor furniture, lounge. Christopher Columbus Museum, “World Class Exhibit.” 2000 quality souvenirs in 80 displays. Tour buses are always welcome.

239 Whitney St., Columbus

(920) 623-1992

Excellence. Delivered.

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See you along the way.


• Indoor Pool • Whirlpool Meeti • Complimentary Continental • Busin ng RooM: ess Meetings Breakfast • Reunions • Birthday Parties • Whirlpool Rooms • Anniversaries • Mini-Fridge & Microwave • High Speed Wireless Internet



Minutes from the Amtrak Station and Area Attractions.

W2164 Hwy 60, Columbus,WI

Super 8 - Columbus

Serving 4:30 til 9:00


219 Industrial Dr., Columbus • 920-623-8800

Bar Menu til close

Toll-Free Reservations 1-800-800-8000

Open Thursday - Monday

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TUESDAY, JULY 3 Whiplash 7:30-11:30pm WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

FOOD & FAMILY FUN All music will be held at the Entertainment Garden in Fireman’s Park

JULY 4 - 7

Mr. Eds Magical Midway



Preferred 1130 Park Ave. Columbus, WI (920) 623-4058 (920) 210-2121

Direct Line: Cell:


Broker Associate

Parade at Noon

Vintage Red 2:00-6:00pm Cross County Junction 6:30-11:30pm at Dusk Rain Date - Sat. July 7


FRIDAY, JULY 6 Bad Habitz 7:30-11:30pm SATURDAY, JULY 7 Jessie Walker 1:00-4:00pm SaveThe Day 7:30-11:30pm

Fireman’s Park Park Ave. Columbus, WI For A Complete List Of Entertainment Visit Our Website!

Columbus Country Club 301 INGALSBEE ST., COLUMBUS


(by Columbus Fireman’s Park)

• 9 Hole Golf Course • 37 Par • Driving Range • Golf Club Rentals • Friday Night Fish Fry • Regular Menu • Bar and Lounge Area


This course is over 75 years old. It has over 1,000 mature trees with small greens.

OPEN TO PUBLIC • (920) 623-5880

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J.D. Powers 2011 Award

Columbus Columbus Downtown

50% OFF

Welcomes You




• Historic Architecture

• Food and Spirits

• Antique Shops

• Filming Site of “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp

• Specialty Stores

Columbia • Artisans

with the purchase of any beverage

Must present coupon at time of purchase.

Keeping Downtown the Heart of Our Community

152 W. James St. • Downtown Columbus

Columbus Main Street

128 W. James St., Columbus • (920) 623-5325

Custom Upholstery

152 W. James St. • Downtown Columbus • 920-350-0252 •

on site, and a large selection of vintage style fabrics

24 Flavors $1.00 Cones Featuring Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

CAROUSEL ANTIQUES & UPHOLSTERY M, T, F, Sat. 10-5, 132 W. James St., Columbus • 920-623-5309

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128 W. James Street Downtown Columbus 920.623.5325 Open Tues. - Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-4

W & Sun. Noon-4

Over 80 Vendors! Wood Crafts Jewelry • Purses Ceramics • Gift Baskets Seasonal Items

125 N. Ludington • Downtown Columbus Family owned and operated for 3 generations

SHARROW DRUGS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK We’re Here For Your Healthcare Needs


20% OFF any 1 gift item (in-stock)

SHARROW DRUGS, COLUMBUS Offer expires March 2013

Downtown Columbus • (920) 623-2700 Mon.-Fri. 8:00-6:30 • Sat. 8:00-3:00 • Sun. 9:30-12:30 • 33

Farm Products & Produce Columbia County Local Food Producers Amberson’s Acres

Creek Bed Farm LLC

N4107 Hwy 146, Fall River Open mid-July for blueberries & late August for raspberries. Call Leona: (920) 484-3904

W4821 State Rd 16, Rio Seasonal produce Open Daily 8 am – 7 pm, July 15 – Oct. 31

N2760 Mountford Rd, Poynette Dry-aged Holstein, antibiotic and hormone-free, all natural beef: Whole, ½, or ¼ Also Deforest, Portage & Sun Prairie farmer’s markets. Open Mon-Sat, 8 am – 8 pm (608) 635-2667

Bednarek’s Bison

Emerald Meadows Farm

W5465 Losinski Road, Princeton (920) 295-3557 Selling variety of bison meat at the Portage and Lodi farmers markets

Englewood Grass-fed Beef

Bahr’s Produce Stand

Circle J Southdowns N1747 Harvey Dr, Rio (920) 253-5473 Grass-fed, grain-finished lamb Delivery available in Madison area; pickup at farm or Sassy Cow

Country Bumpkin Farm Market E9745 County Road P, Wisconsin Dells Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, vegetables & more, U-Pick/We Pick Open Daily 10 am - 6 pm, April – Oct (608) 254-2311 or (cell) (608) 254-2311

W1547 Hwy K, Columbus Organic vegetables, raspberries, and flowers May – Nov Call for availability (920) 623-2296

grass-fed, grass finished, no hormones or antibiotics; W1414 Co Rd Z, Fall River, WI 53932; (920) 382-4469; englewoodgrassfed

Flyte Family Farms Culver’s parking lot on Hwy 51N, and Murph’s Chop Shop, Hwy 16W, Portage Seasonal produce: sweet corn, melons, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins & more Daily 10 am – 6 pm June 1 – Oct 31 (715) 228-2304

Columbia County Annex 120 W Conant Street, Box 567 Portage, WI 53901-0567 608-742-9680 •

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Fountain Prairie Inn & Farms W1901 Hwy 16, Fall River Highland Beef & Berkshire Pork; Bed & Breakfast year-round John & Dorothy Priske (920) 484-3618 or (866) 883-4775

Greek Acres Grass-fed lamb, goat, & Highland beef N6491 Co Rd B, Cambria (920) 348-6089

Hidden Valley Mushroom Farm S270 Birchwood Rd, Wisconsin Dells Button, crimini, oyster, portobello, & shitake varieties; certified organic Available year-round (608) 253-6804

Jenkins Family Farms Organic beef; organic vegetables N9220 Fenske Rd, Dalton (608) 279-2879

Kohn’s Kountry Market N1803 Kohn Rd., Lodi/ Farm Stand on Hwy 60 Asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, & seasonal produce Daily 10 am– 7 pm, April – Nov (608) 592-3570

Lapacek’s Orchard N1959 Kroncke Rd, Poynette 36 types of apples, cider, honey, squash, plums, pumpkins, caramel apples, raspberries & more Family-friendly activities Mon-Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm Aug 15 - Thanksgiving (608) 635-4780

Larson Rabbitry W12342 Hurckman Rd, Columbus (920) 344-2499

Luna Circle Farms CSA 20 weekly deliveries of organic produce N2765 Severson Rd, Rio 920-992-6413

Nehmer’s Greenhouse

Karen & Mike’s Wisconsin Grown Garlic

W11785 Ninabuck Rd, Columbus Seasonal produce Daily 10 am – 7 pm, Apr 30 -Oct 31 (920) 623-3356

On-line sales only

Paine Family Farm

Ken’s Produce Stand at BP station, Pardeeville Sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers and seasonal produce Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm Mid-July to Mid-Sept.

N893 Kranz Rd, Columbus Grass-fed beef, variety of cuts Call Bill & Laura Paine to visit (920) 623-4407

Farm Products & Produce Columbia County Local Food Producers Pease’s Produce 179 S. Washington, Wyocena Seasonal produce Daily 9 am – 6 pm, July 15 – Oct 31

Plahnt Sense Farm 538 N. Main Street, Fall River Seasonal produce and herbs Call for availability (920) 484-3874

Preuss Farm Market W8222 Hwy JV, Poynette Produce, sweet corn, tomatoes, and pumpkins Mon – Sat 11 am – 6 pm, July - Oct (608) 635-8505

Price’s Strawberries and Produce N7556 Hwy 44, Pardeeville Strawberries, asparagus, seasonal veggies, cut flowers; call for availability (608) 429-2750

Priske’s Asparagus Farm W5639 Hwy 16, Rio Great Asparagus! Daily 9 am – 6 pm, May – June (920) 992-3330

Rainbow Hill Farm Grass-fed/grass finished beef: cuts or, 20# sampler box Pastured pork: whole, ½, ¼, cuts, 20# sampler box N4754 Co Rd V, Poynette (608) 279-1886 rainbowhillfarm@

S&S Wildflowers/Produce Seasonal produce, daily 9 am – 6 pm W4401 Hwy 33, Pardeeville (608) 429-1398

Sassy Cow Creamery W4192 Bristol Rd, Columbus rBGH-free milk, organic or traditional milk, ice cream, butter, other local products (608) 445-2010

Salemville Cheese Cooperative W4481 County Road GG, Cambria Manufactures Bleu & Gorgonzola cheese; other cheeses and butter in store (920) 394-3433

Schroeder Fresh Produce retail, wholesale, and farm to school; W5234 King Rd, Rio WI 53960; (608) 697-3787; www.

Tangerine 201 DeWitt St, Portage Drop-off point for Luna Circle CSA Mon - Fri 9 am – 6 pm, Sat 9 am– 2 pm (608) 742-1043

Farmer's Markets Portage Farmers’ Market:

• Thursdays, 12 - 6 pm • Commerce Plaza, corner of 33 & 16

Lodi Valley Farmers’ Market:

• Fridays, 2 - 6 pm • 902 N. Main St., next to Koltes Hardware • For more info email

Poynette Area Farmers’ Market:

• Saturdays, 8 - 11 am • Pauquette Park, South Main St, near City Hall

Fall River Area Farm & Flea Market

• Saturdays, 8 am – 12:30 pm • Savannah Oaks, at the corner of Hwy. 16 and Poser Rd.

Columbus Farmers’ Market

Columbus Farmers’ Market

• Sponsored by Columbus Main Street Organization • 3 – 6 pm Wednesdays, Downtown Columbus • May 5 -Oct 27

Cambria Farmers’ Market

• Tuesdays, 4 – 7 pm • Tarrant Park, East Edgewater Street (Hwy P) • Contact Barb (920) 348-5592 or JoElle (920) 348-6587 joelledeboer@

Wisconsin Dells Farmer's Market

• June-Oct • Sundays, 9 am – 1 pm • W15344 Waubeek Rd, WI Dells • Contact Sarah Lloyd (920) 210-7335 or sarah_lloyd@

• Sundays, 9 am – 1 pm • Julie’s Java House, 419 N Ludington, next to Amtrak

Young Earth Farm Certified organic produce CSA shares (on-farm pickup) W11544 Co Rd CF, Randolph (920) 326-5724 • 35



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Calender of Events Additional events can be found on community pages throughout this guide Apr 6-28, Portage Exhibition by Portage and Montello High School

The students of Portage and Montello High Schools present an exhibition of their art at the Drury Gallery at the Portage Center for the Arts. The exhibit is presented April 6 through April 28, 2012, with an opening party April 13 from 4 - 6 p.m. www.

APR 7, POYNETTE Maple Syrup Festival

Enjoy learning about the MacKenzie Center's sugar bush and how Native American, Pioneers, and today's volunteers make syrup. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, horse drawn wagon rides, and more! Event is free, concession stand, breakfast, and raffles at additional cost. For more information please call 608-635-8105.8:00 AM - 2:00 PM MacKenzie Environmental Education Center; W7303 County Road CS & Q; Poynette, WI 53955....just 15 miles south of Portage. $7 for breakfast; otherwise event is free

Apr 14, Lodi

Antique Appraisal Fair Lodi Historical Society

Apr 21, Portage Girl Scout Workshop

"Wisconsin's Native Peoples" Indian Agency House Reservations required

Apr, 21 Lodi

Grade Boat Club Spring Info Night

Apr 27, Beaver Dam

Midwest Cream Cheese Competition

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Heritage Village Shops Free demonstrations for the public. 5th annual competition featuring three recipe contests using cream cheese: Ultimate Cheesecake Recipe Contest, Greatest Cream Cheese Dip Recipe Contest and the Best New Cream Cheese Recipe Contest. Opportunity to taste all contest entries. Host Organization: Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce (920) 887-8879

APR 27-28, LODI

Spring Citywide Garage Sales


Valley Farmers' Market Opens

Every Friday 2 PM -6 PM through October


Ladies Shopping & Dining Night Out

Shop and dine out tonight with your family and friends in Portage. This event will feature extended shopping hours at many

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businesses, special sales for this night only and dinner specials. Reserve the date and join us for a fun night out in Portage. For a $5 registration fee, the first 250 ladies will receive a shopping tote bag, flower, a passport to the event and a chance to win Portage Green Gift Certificates. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MAY 3 – OCT, PORTAGE Farmers Market

Farmers Market featuring home grown produce items, homemade items, and handcrafted items. Every Thursday, 12 PM -6 PM , May -Oct. Commerce Plaza, Corner of Cook and Wisconsin St. across from Portage Theatres. Gil at 608-742-5054


'Full Circle, A Retrospective' exhibit by Patricia Hable Zastrow

You are invited to join us for a fabric painting exhibit, 'Full Circle, A Retrospective' by Patricia Hable Zastrow. The gallery will run from May 4 -31 with an opening reception on May 4 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Drury Gallery at the Portage Center for the Arts 301 E. Cook Street www.

MAY 12, COLUMBUS Redbud Festival

MAY 12, RANDOLPH Village Wide Garage Sale

May 5, Portage Girl Scout Workshop

"The Juliette/Juliette Connection”Indian Agency House Reservations required


Spring Citywide Garage Sales

May 15 – Oct 2, Portage

Annual Mem. Day weekend parade, glow parade, rummage sale, Adult beverage BINGO, tie-dye, recipe & plant swap and seasonal showcase, Seasonal Golf cart show! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Special 2012-Only "Hard Hat" Restoration Tours

Don’t miss your chance to see a preservation project up close. New 1.2 mile Nature Trail unveiled. Site open M-F 10am to 4pm; Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm Historic Indian Agency House

May 15 – Oct 15, Portage Historic Indian Agency House Nature Trail Tuesdays

First and third Tuesdays of the month, Wisconsin residents walk the trail FREE (with your Wisconsin driver's license, Wisconsin Student ID Card or an electric bill or other invoice that includes your Wisconsin address. Must be 12 years or older, or accompanied by an adult.) Historic Indian Agency House

MAY 18-20, LODI

Homecoming Weekend! FREE camping for Armed Forces, Police, Firemen & EMT services with ID. Write letters to the troops, Karaoke, make camo t-shirts!

Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

St. Mary's Best Fest 2012


Annual Leopold Center Family Day

This is a free, family-friendly event held annually at the Leopold Center. The event features hands-on activities for kids and families from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM INSTRUCTORS: A wide variety of nature craft artists, environmental educators, Leopold Foundation staff and volunteers. NOTE: Program will run rain or shine. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM www. Aldo Leopold Legacy Center E13701 Levee Road (Rustic Road 49)


Wisconsin Dells Automotion Festival


Veterinary Hospital - Second Chance Fund's 3rd Annual Doggie Dash

May 11-12, Columbus

Columbus City Wide Garage Sale

May 11-13, Lodi

Aliens are Out of this World!

Airbrush tattoos, alien costume contest, glow in the dark mini golf! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Historic Indian Agency House Nature Trail Community Reception

May 27-30,Lodi

Carnival rides, raffle, walk/run, food, free entertainment, bake sale, book sale, craft sale, and fun! St. Mary's School and Church grounds

8:00 AM Registration and 10:00 the event begins the Pardeeville High School

May 26, Portage

Lodi Optimist’s Mother’s Day Run/Walk

FREE waffles & coffee for Mom Sunday. Mothers & daughters FREE Spa, Saturday 24pm, ugliest dress contests!! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Pardeeville Student Council Cancer Run-Walk

May 13, Lodi


May 5, Pardeeville

City Wide Rummage and Garage Sales

Experience Our NEW 1.2 Mile Nature Trail for FREE! Help celebrate the opening of our newest site addition.

May 4-6, Lodi Mother’s Day Bliss!


Hundreds of smokin' hot classic cars in the heart of Wisconsin Dells! Automotion 2012 classic car show features a swap meet, car corral, evening car cruise, raffle and activities for the kids. Spectator admission is free! 1411 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Noah's Ark Waterpark. For more information call (800) 22-DELLS.

May 20 Portage

Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters Opening Event of the 2012 season 608-742-2949

Red, White and Blue Weekend!

MAY 28, PARDEEVILLE Memorial Day Program

at the Am. Legion Park at 10 AM

JUN 1 - 3, PORTAGE Canal Days

Saturday Parade at 11am Saturday / Sunday Main Street Portage Third Annual Softball Tournament at Veteran’s Memorial Field -Historical Re-enactors Guild encampment free camp open house. Historic encampment near the Indian Agency House and tours of the Historic Indian Agency House and Fort Winnebago Surgeon's Quarters. Sunday, 1pm at Riverside Park 100 Paddlers Marquette/Joliet Canoe Rides on Wisconsin River. Sunday, 2pm Canoe & kayak races on canal, a short portage and river to Hookers Resort For more information: Contact Gil Meisgeier, 742-5054. 608-742-5054


It’s Everyone’s Birthday Bash!

Cupcake decorating, Piñata party, Karaoke, glow in the dark mini golf. Spring plant swap! Smokey Hollow Campground 608635-4806

June 2, Portage

Divine Savior Healthcare Run/Walk

The family-friendly Run/Walk offers 5K and 1-mile courses. Race begins at 09:00 AM. All runners will receive a timing chip which must be picked up on race morning, so please plan accordingly. Race day registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for race day registrants. Visit www.dshealthcare for race fees and details.

June 2, Portage

Downtown Walking Tour

Spend the morning learning about Historic Downtown Portage. The guided tour starts at the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce office at 10am every OTHER Saturday this summer.

JUN 2, JUL 7, AUG 4 SEPT 1 , PORTAGE City Flea Market & CityWide Rummage Sales

2012 Portage City Flea Market featuring Crafts, Produce, Antiques, Collectibles, Rummage Sale Items 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Indoor/outdoor, so we'll be there rain or shine! City-Wide Rummage Sales will take place each month coinciding with the flea market weekend

June TBD, Lodi

Lodi/Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce IDOL Competition

June 1-3, Waupun

Celebrate Waupun Festival

Tanner Park, across from the Community Center 324-7900

June 5, Lodi Cruisin’ Tuesdays

Ever Tuesday all summer at All Stop Travel Plaza Hwy 60 and I-90/94


JUN 8-10, LODI

Beach Blanket Weekend!

Hula Hoop, Limbo & music at the beach. Make your own flower lei! Recipe & Plant swap Smokey Hollow Campground 608635-4806

JUN 9-10, WISCONSIN DELLS Taste of Wisconsin Dells.

Samples from 20 Dells area restaurants, beer tent , family variety stage performances, inflatable rides, arts and crafts show, classic Corvette parade, book sale, 3 on 3 basketball tourney and new this year the Riverfest Triatholon. . Downtown Wisconsin Dells. For more information call (800) 22-DELLS

Community Wellness Walks



Sat 9 AM - 4 PM , Sun 9 AM - 3 PM , admission free. Part of Taste of Wisconsin Dells, food, music, Bowman House tours, tractor show, Corvette Parade, collector car show, children's activities, micro brew tasting, library book sale, breakfast and lunch on grounds at park, sidewalk sales, free shuttle. Historic Bowman Park, Downtown at 714 Broadway. For more information call (608) 586-4184.

Walk along with us... Meet at Riverside Park in Portage and walk along the Levee Path. After your stroll, enjoy a concert at the park shelter. 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Every Wednesday all summer

Concerts at the Portage

Free Concerts at Riverside Park (between Associated Bank and Tamarack along the Levee) - concerts start every Wed at 6:30 PM . Bring your chairs and blankets and listen to the sounds of music during the summer. You can bring your own picnic dinner or order carry-out from a local restaurant. Desserts will be served by local non-profit groups. Special Event Aug 31st, 7pm, Chandler Park, Pardeeville

JUN 7 - AUG 8, PARDEEVILLE Band Concerts and Pie & Ice Cream

Start time 7:00 PM and Every Thursday from the above dates Place Angie Williams Cox Library Lawn

Jun 8 – 9, Portage Art that Blooms 2012

The Drury Gallery will be transformed into a fantasy land for flower lovers with our 4th annual Art that Blooms exhibit featuring an array of art by area artists who are paired with fresh floral arrangements inspired by the artwork and created by area floral artists. In addition we will again have poems and/or reflections inspired by the art which are written by area writers. We are inviting the writers to read their work for us in the Zona Gale Theatre. Portage Center for the Arts 301 E. Cook Street

JUNE 9-10, WISCONSIN DELLS Dells Riverfest.

Race your kayak in a 2K loop race from Drinker's Landing to Romance Cliff Beach and back, or watch hundreds of kayaks race up and down the river from the river front or from a comfortable indoor viewing area at the Mt. Olympus Santorini Village (formerly RiverWalk Hotel). Race your body in a 5K run from Drinker's Landing through Camp Wawbeek. Race your bike in a 10K loop from Drinker's Landing through the beautiful rural landscapes of Dells Country. Or enter the Dells Riverfest Triathlon and do all three. Kayak/Bike/Walking Tours If relaxing is more your style than racing, we invite you to take a kayak, bike or walking tour instead. You can take a guided kayak tour around Blackhawk Island, or walk or bike along the race courses in self-guided tours through the best of Dells Country. Riverfest is sponsored by the Stewards of the Dells of the Wisconsin River.

Arts & Crafts Fair at Taste of Wisconsin Dells.

JUN 12 – AUG 21, FRIESLAND Friesland Band Concerts and Pie Social

Every Tuesday evening at 7:45 PM , Friesland Shelter in Downtown Friesland. Cty Hwy EF, just north of Hwy 33

Jun 15 - 17, COLUMBUS Columbus Carriage Classic

Honoring Columbus’ contribution to the Civil War


June 16, Pardeeville MotoStatic 2012

Chandler Park 10 am to 7 pm Antique and classic vehicles and boats, brats, burgers, chicken sandwiches and homemade pies, LIVE music, pontoon lake tours, scavenger hunt for kids 12 and under, Lake Edge Golf challenge sponsored by the Pardeeville Lions Club and assisted by the Pardeeville Cruse In. For more Information: Dick 608-697-0347, Robb 608-220-5906 or Gary 609-617-7719. Facebook@ Motostatic2012 Driver's Fee -$10.00, Spectators- FREE

JUN 16, WISCONSIN DELLS Waterslide-athon

As the #1 family destination in the country, according to, we believe it's vital to come together as a community and do something to help families in need. We didn't have to look far. The Ronald McDonald House® in Madison, Wisconsin is just a stone's throw from Wisconsin Dells. So again this summer, we will be supporting the House through the 6th Annual Wisconsin Dells Waterslide-athon - a perfect fit for "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®"

Jun 16, Portage

Flag Day Celebration 2012, Luncheon and Speaker

Author Lee Somerville of Vintage Wisconsin Gardens will present, along with an outdoor catered lunch.

Calender of Events JUN 17 - 19, LODI Redneck Weekend!

Giant Radio Flyer, FREE waffles & coffee for Dad Sunday! Redneck invention & outfit contest, ugliest tie competition, Armpit serenading contest!. Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

June 19, Columbus Columbus Senior Center’s Senior Fair and Brat Fry


Arm yourself against the water wars wagon! Tie-dye and painting! Build a volcano on the beach! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806


Cruzin Portage- Cruise Night

Flash back to the days of car-hops and poodle skirts at the the days when we went to the Drive-In restaurant to see the latest customs and street rods. A & W Drive-In Come join us in a nostalgic 15-mile ride through beautiful Columbia County. 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


5th Annual Cruzin Portage Car & Truck Show Veterans Memorial Field

Jun 26, Portage

2012 Speaker Series: Saving the Structures of Our Past

The Importance and Impact of Historic Preservation Installment 1 (HIAH Restoration General Contractor & Preservation Architect Peter Rott)Portage and 19th Century Military Engagements 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Historic Indian Agency House

JUL 3-7, COLUMBUS 4th of July Celebration


Salute to America!

Celebrate w/ a patriotic glow parade, glow in the dark mini golf. Karaoke, tie dye! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

JUL 4, FRIESLAND Fireworks At dusk

July 4, Pardeeville 4th of July events

JUL 4, Downtown Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells 4th of July Celebrations.

Do some dining and shopping downtown before you settle into your lawn chairs at the Wisconsin Dells Municipal Pool for fireworks on the 4th of July. The Municipal Pool is on Veterans Drive behind the post office. On site refreshments. over 1,300 Fireworks at dusk.

Jul 6-8, Lodi Santa’s coming!!

Giant Radio Flyer! Ugliest holiday sweater contest, decorate cookies, adult and kids gift exchange! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

July 7, Lodi

48th Annual Art in the Park


Chamber of Commerce Mallards Baseball Night

Jun 29-Jul 1, Lodi

July 7, Pardeeville

Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Start time is 8:00 AM


Sand County Fine Arts Festival

Medieval Times! Catapult Competition, Jousting

Concert in the Park & Independence Day Celebration

Miss America is coming to Portage during our Independence Day Celebration! She will be part of the parade that will take place in Historic Downtown at 4pm. The Concert in the Park follows beginning at 6:30pm in which the Chamber of Commerce brings the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra to play at Pauquette Park. That evening at dusk we will have a breathtaking display of fireworks set off over the Wisconsin River. Members of the UW Marching Band will perform in the parade and at the park. For specific details visit or call 608-7426242. Celebrate with us in Portage!

Pardeeville Triathlon 2012 @ Chandler Park.

July 7, Portage

This juried exhibition is open to all artists that produce their own original artwork both amateur and professional. All mediums, styles, experimental and mixed techniques and creative schools of thought are welcome. This is a fine arts exhibit and all work displayed should be for sale. Market Square in Downtown Portage 9am -5pm For more information including artist's application please visit: or www. or call 608- 7455768 • 39

Calender of Events visit for the most current list of events July 7, Portage

Portage Rotary Club Craft Brew and Wine Festival

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Market Square during the Arts Festival. Sample 15 different varieties of Wisconsin craft brew and fine wine. Tickets are $25 to taste during the event or single glasses are available to purchase. Ticket price includes Rotary collectible glass. *Must be 21 to purchase ticket. Market Square (Corner of Hwy 33 and Adams Street)

JUL 12-15, LODI

147th Lodi Agricultural Fair

Music, raffles, food, softball, demolition derby, tractor/truck pull, exhibits, horse pull, carnival rides. The Lodi Ag Fair offers something for everyone!

July 13, Portage

Historic Indian Agency House HandsOn History Children’s Workshop

“Ho-Chunk Basket Weaving, Session 1” Fee required. Reservations encouraged. Call Director Destinee Udelhoven at 608-7426362 with any questions. Historic Indian Agency House

Jul 13-15, Lodi Chocolate Mania!

Pudding wrestling, chocolate desert contest, make ice cream, dunk oreo’s and cake balls.. Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

JUL 13-14, PORTAGE American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Portage

JUL 14-15, PORTAGE Garden Tractor Show

Kiddie Pedal Pulls, Garden Tractor Pulls, Toy Show, Flea Market and more! Veterans Memorial Field Bret Esse: 608-697-3690

July 14, Portage

Historic Indian Agency House HandsOn History Children’s Workshop

“Ho-Chunk Basket Weaving, Session 2” Fee required. Reservations encouraged. Call Director Destinee Udelhoven at 608-7426362 with any questions. Historic Indian Agency House

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Optimist Pig Roast

AUG TBA, CAMBRIA Cambria Park Days

Softball tournaments, Food, Bingo, Kids Games, family activities, Friday Fiesta Night, Parade on Saturday, and chicken BBQ, and Live music For more information call the village office at (920)348-5443.

AUG 2-5, GREEN LAKE Green Lake county fair

AUG. 3-5, LODI Vegas High Roller!

Aug 4, Portage

Arm you site against the water wagon! Karaoke! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Appraisal Fair at Commerce Plaza. Sidewalk Sales throughout downtown. Flea Market at Commerce Plaza from 7am-3pm.



16th Annual Otsego Day

Antique tractor car show and shine 12-4 PM Kids games, bake sale, bingo (1 PM and 6 PM =food pantry donation to play), food, refreshments, raffles, dunk tank, karaoke, DJ To register antique tractors and cars, and for more info please contact Harlan at 608-235-9835

July 21, Portage

MDA Freedom Ride Comes To Portage

Come see thousands of motorcycles roll into Historic Downtown Portage, while they raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 1pm

July 25 – 29, Portage Columbia County Fair

Wed - Motocross, Thur - Tractor Truck pull, Fri - Lawn Mower Races, Sat - Demo Derby, Sun - Catch a Pig

Pedal tractor pulls, carnival games, airbrush tattoos, watermelon seed spitting contest,! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Just Us Girls! Event


JUL 20-22, LODI

Marquette County Fair

July 14, Columbus

July TBA, Columbus




YMCA "Duck-A-Thon” Mini Triathlon

Texas Hold’em, blackjack tourney, candy bar bingo, 2nd annual poker run!Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Relay For Life is a community event to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals to fight back against a disease that takes too much from too many. The Community is welcome to enjoy music, food, fun, entertainment and activities. Opening Ceremony-6 PM Luminaria Ceremony (candlelight vigil)-9 PM Closing Ceremony-9 AM

Thunder Run Motorcycle Rally


Speaker Series- "A Call to Arms"

Portage and 19th Century Military Engagements 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Historic Indian Agency House Topic: Black Hawk War

JUL 27-29, LODI

S.H. Country Western Carnival!

Jul 31, Portage 2012 Speaker Series

Saving the Structures of Our Past: The Importance and Impact of Historic Preservation Installment 2 (Chief Architect of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Mike Jackson) Indian Agency House

Antique Appraisal Fair, Super Sidewalk Sales & Flea Market

AUG TBA, ARLINGTON Arlington Firemen’s Fest

The Arlington Fire Department Festival with truck & tractor pulls, softball and volleyball tournaments

AUG TBA, DOYLESTOWN Doylestown Fireman’s Picnic

Baseball tournaments Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday parade at 11:30 AM, Followed by a chicken bbq, music, bingo, and a tractor pull at Village Park. For more info contact Steve Langsdorf at 920-992-3648

Aug 10-11, Waupun Waupun Truck-N-Show

Downtown Waupun/Waupun Community Center 920-324-9985

AUG 10-12, HARMONY GROVE 41st Annual Brat & Beer Fest

AUG 10-12, LODI Time Warp Weekend!

Dress for the decades ’50-‘90’s. Snakes Alive! Susie The Duck Day in Lodi, Saturday! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

AUG 11, Portage

Kiwanis Bike to Read - Bike Ride Fundraiser

Please join the Portage Kiwanis Club on August 11, 2012 in their Metric Century "Ride to Read" fundraiser pedaling through scenic Amish country with 4 routes available. The proceeds of this fundraiser will be used to purchase books for KIDS. Pre-Registration $20. After Aug. 4, 2012 and the day of the ride $25. Includes refreshment stops in route, detailed route map, complimentary gift and SAG wagon if needed. All proceeds will be used to purchase and distribute children’s books. Routes on low traffic roads through Columbia, Marquette and Green Lake Counties. Four route options of 15, 30, 45

and 62 miles (metric century) travel through scenic and historic Amish countryside. Start location at Beautiful Riverside Park – 300 East Wisconsin St. Portage.

Aug 11, Portage

Hands-On History Children’s Workshop “They Lived in WHAT?!" Pioneer Housing Workshop. Reservations and participation fee required.Indian Agency House


Susie the Duck Day

Rotary Parade – Lodi Library Run/Walk

AUG 15-19, BEAVER DAM Dodge County Fair

AUG 17, PORTAGE Kids Aquathon

Silver Lake Beach Call Myrna 742-4888


Be prepared to get soaked, and face the big water gun! Karaoke and airbrush tattoos !Smokey Hollow Campground 608-6354806

AUG 18, PORTAGE Silver Lake Triathlon

Kid's Aquathon on Friday night Adult Triathlon on Saturday Silver Lake Beach Call Myrna at 608-742-4888


Zona Gale Celebrates Friendship Village Self guided tours Contact Jeff Grothman: 608-742-2228 (daytime) 608-7422946(evening)

Aug 24-26, Lodi

Pirate & Princess Weekend!

Build a card board boat & sail across the pond! Hunt for buried treasure, paint a project! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

AUG 24-25, PORTAGE Taste of Portage Market Fair

Come enjoy 2 days of family fun at this event, now celebrating 20 years Food Court, Cruise night, car show, art and craft show, fun for the kids, live music

Aug 25, Columbus Public Enemies Event

Aug 28, Portage 2012 Speaker Series

Saving the Structures of Our Past: The Importance and Impact of Historic Preservation Installment 3 - Mark Buechel, Wisconsin Historical Society Senior Preservation Architect. Indian Agency House

Aug 31, Pardeeville

Pardeeville Car & Truck Show Concert

Enjoy the music of Late 4 Dinner on Friday night before the Annual Car and Truck Show starts on Saturday. Sponsored in part by the Columbia County Visitor’s Bureau

AUG 31-Sept 3, Lodi Light up Labor Day!

Blinky parade, glow in the dark mini golf. Seasonal Showcase, recipe & fall plant swap! Smokey Hollow Campground 608635-4806

SEP 1, PARDEEVILLE Annual Car Show

Chandler Park 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Registration ends at Noon.

SEP 3, RANDOLPH Randolph Korn Karnival

Food, Parade, Rides, Games, Free Corn (editors note – as of press time event was tentative)

Sep 7-9, Lodi Hero's Weekend!

Watch sports on the big screen, karaoke, tie dye! Smokey Hollow Campground 608635-4806


Fall Citywide Garage Sales

Sept 7-8 Waupun

Volksfest German Ethnic Festival

Under the Big Tent in Downtown Waupun 920-324-2610


4th Annual Living History Weekend

The Historic Indian Agency House is hosting their 4th annual living history event

Sep 9, Portage

6th Annual Columbia County Alzheimer's Walk

The Walk takes place on Sunday, September 9, 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Park, E. Wisconsin Street, Portage. Enjoy entertainment, food, awards, prizes, a commemorative program and an optional walk. Register as a team or as individuals online at support.alzwisc. org/columbia or sign up at the event. All funds raised stay in Wisconsin. For more information, contact Carol Olson at 742.9055 or

SEP 10, PARDEEVILLE Watermelon Festival

Pardeeville Annual Watermelon Fest. Sept.8th 2012 at Chandler Park from 10:00 AM to 5:00 Free Watermelon, and Watermelon events, Seed spiting and Eating, and Carving, Refreshments and games for the kids. At good family event. www.

Sep 14-16, Lodi Smokey Hollow-een!

Costume contest, trick-or-treating, haunted pavilion & wagon rides Magic pumpkin patch! . Smokey Hollow Campground 608635-4806


Wisconsin Dells Wo-Zha-Wa Days

A festive celebration of autumn, Wo-ZhaWa Days is filled with free family activities, including an arts and crafts fair, antique flea market, Maxwell Street Days, live entertainment and a 75-unit parade. Visitors are also invited to participate in a street

carnival with refreshment concessions and the Wo-Zha-Wa Run. Downtown Wisconsin Dells and Bowman Park.

Sept 15, Lodi

Free Community Pig Roast

Lodi First Presbyterian Church

SEP 15, FALL RIVER Sorghum Fest

Calender of Events

SEP 21-23, LODI

Oct 31, Lodi

Just in case you missed last weekend! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Smokey Holloween 2!

Sept 25, Portage 2012 Speaker Series

Saving the Structures of Our Past: The Importance and Impact of Historic Preservation Installment 4 – Jen Davel, Wisconsin Historical Society Senior Preservation Architect. Indian Agency House

Sept 28-30, Lodi Year End Celebration!

Pot luck with staff, guess & seasonals! Smokey Hollow Campground 608-635-4806

Lodi Downtown Trick-or-Treating


Activate Lodi Health and Wellness Fair

Nov 16-18, Columbus Holiday Open House Downtown Columbus

NOV 16, LODI Lodi Wine Walk

NOV 17-18, LODI Holiday Open House Christmas by the Creek



One of the largest craft fairs in the area with all the proceeds benefiting high school clubs and organizations, and fund scholarships Randolph High School


Oct 6, Portage

Girl Scouts 100th Birthday Party

Crafts, Cake and More! Individuals and troops welcome; reservations required.

Holiday Bazaar


Columbus Holiday Light Parade

Dickason Blvd. 9a.m.–2p.m.

6:30pm through the downtown with Santa lighting the tree afterwards.

Oct TBA, Columbus


Oct 6, Columbus

Columbus Senior Center Fall Festival

Autumn Iron

OCT 6,12,13,19,20,26,27, FALL RIVER Chamber of Commerce "Chamber of Horrors Haunted House"

OCT 13 - 14, WISCONSIN DELLS Autumn Harvest Festival

Featuring plenty of entertainment, arts & crafts, hayrides, live music, fun fall events, great food and so much more! Decorate a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow or visit the farmer's market. Celebrate autumn and all of its glorious colors! Festival includes Wisconsin Dells On Tap, featuring more than 25 Breweries from around Wisconsin. Many activities are free some have a minimal fee. Free spectator admission. All activities located in Downtown Wisconsin Dells.. For more information call 1-800-22-DELLS.

Oct 27, Portage

Halloween at the Portage Theatre

Spend the day at the Portage Theatres and have some Halloween Fun! Bring a nonperishable food item for the Food Pantry to participate. There will be a costume contest and sidewalk parade leaving from St. Mary parking lot (behind the theatre). Call 608742-6678 or visit

Santa Fly-In

Come help welcome Santa as he arrives at the Portage Airport at 10am

NOV 23 - 24, PORTAGE

Portage Theatres Free Kid's Movie

Free movie with a non-perishable food item donation Movies time are 9:30am and 10:30am


Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Enjoy a beautiful parade with all floats in lights. Lineup will be between 4 and 5PM in the area of Pauquette Park. The parade will proceed down Conant Street turn right onto Wisconsin, left onto Cook Street and follow to Adams Street, where it will end. Tree Lighting follows in Commerce Plaza. Complimentary "Treats on the Street" warm refreshments and sweet treats. Purchase a bowl of chili at the Presbyterian Church Chili Dump at the Plaza. . Contact Gil at 742-5054 or 608-334-4207 or Craig Ratz at 742-2172 for additional information

NOV 24, PORTAGE Santa's Living Reindeer

Have your photo taken with Santa and his reindeer next to the gigantic tree at Commerce Plaza. Complimentary treats, too.

Dec TBA, Columbus Breakfast with Santa at the Columbus Country Club begins at 8am

December TBA, Columbus Columbus Main Street Holiday Home Tour


The Gale Singers Christmas Concert 4 PM at the Portage Center for the Arts 608-742-5655


Cookie Walk & Cash for Cookies

Purchase a cookie box filled with coupons for $5 at the Chamber office, receive a map, then collect a cookie at various participating businesses throughout Portage. Plus, get in on the Ca$h for Cookie$ promotion! 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Historic Indian Agency House Kiddie Christmas

Participants at this free event will make oldfashioned Christmas ornaments to decorate the Agency House tree and to take home. All goodies and activity materials will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis; doors open promptly at 4:00. Although this event is free as always, donations will be gratefully accepted. 4pm-6pm


Historic Indian Agency House ''Christmas at the Kinzies''

Join us on Thursday, December 6 as the Historic Indian Agency House once again rings in the Portage holidays with a nostalgic celebration of the season. 6pm-9pm


Historic Living Windows

Dozens of decorated Shoppe windows in charming, vintage vignettes depicting holiday seasons of old. Street performers, bands, complimentary Treats on the Streets. Main Street Portage: 608-745-1861


Breakfast with Santa at Culver's

Join us for Breakfast with Santa at Culver’s in Portage. There is no fee for breakfast, but we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. Tickets are needed to attend this event and it is limited to the first 200 people. You can pick up your tickets at the Chamber office. Santa will be happy to pose with you for photographs. Please feel free to bring your cameras. Breakfast seating is at 8 AM and then again at 9 AM . Culver’s of Portage, 2733 New Pinery Road • 41

A Great Place to Grow with Places to Shop!


Join Us... Calendar of Events Citywide Garage Sale

May 12th

Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 24th

Santa’s Workshop

Check website for date

visit us online at sponsored by Randolph Chamber of Commerce

elcome to Randolph, a traditional, small town community located about an hour north of Madison, bound by two counties, Dodge and Columbia and within 5 miles of fishing and recreational lakes, which include Beaver Dam Lake and Fox Lake. The village has a strong agricultural economic support from the many farmers in the area. It is proud of that heritage. Randolph offers peaceful residential neighborhoods, quality schools (public and parochial), a variety of churches and recreational opportunities, with a beautiful park and a pool. Randolph’s economic development committee is here to meet the needs of existing business and industries, and can accommodate and provide financial incentives for new industries seeking to relocate or expand in its growing business park.







Breakfast & Lunch

Daily & Weekly Specials

DOWNTOWN RANDOLPH - Serving the Randolph Area For Over 25 Years -

• Specializing in homemade pies, soups & breads • Thursday is Pie Day • Friday Fish Fry 11am-7pm • Catering services available

Monday-Saturday 5am-2pm & Friday Fish Fry 5am-7pm

Heaven Scent


920-324-2200 See us for all your banking needs. Large enough to serve you, small enough to know you... Member Federal Reserve Wed-Thurs 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm Sun 10:30am-2pm and 4pm-9pm Closed Mon. & Tues.



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Feil’s SupperClub Hwy. 73 (2 miles S. of Randolph) • 920.326.5544

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Supper Club

East Shore of Beautiful Lake Emily, Located 7 miles Northeast of Randolph on Highway A, Left off Highway 33

In Business since 1968 this historic site is over 150 years old. A written history and postcard is available.

Over 40 Entrees

Including Steaks, Seafood, BBQ Ribs, Roast Duck, Prime Rib

Melissa Lucarelli, M.D. • Teresa Wiersma, NP Linda Mulder, PA-C 504 S. High Street (Hwy 73), Randolph

Children’s Menu


with family atmoshpere


Include: Friday Fish (All you can eat) Tues/Wed/Thurs Broasted Chicken (All you can eat)

Nightly Specials

Christian Resource Center Your store for travel games, books, gifts, music, DVD’s, cards and more! 620 Williams Street • Randolph

Located 1 block off of 73 on the north side of Randolph

920-326-BOOK (2665)

Open Mon-Fri 9-5 • Sat 9-1 • Closed Sundays

Enjoy a cocktail or dinner on our patio overlooking Lake Emily.

New Martini Menu

Planning a special occasion?

We have party packages to meet all of your needs Serving Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday 4:30pm-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:30pm-10:00pm; Sunday 11:30am-9:00pm(closed Mondays)

Phone: (920) 928-3348 For Reservations or Private Parties

Formerly The Bridge

W11146 Cty. Rd. G • Beaver Dam WI 53916

Located on Beaver Dam Lake

Featuring • A Huge Deck • Many Summer & Winter Activities • Boat Launch • 3 Bdrm Year-Round Cottage Rental

• A Small Campground with Facilities • Serving Homemade Pizza, Burgers and a Variety of Sandwiches & Appetizers

Paul & Kathy Martin, Owners

920-326-5121 •

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Cambria-Friesland Area Events 2012

The Friesland Band - Old Fashioned Concerts & Pie Socials every Tuesday starting June 12th thru Aug. 21st at 7:45pm.

MARCH 31 Kiwanis Egg Hunt Cambria Tarrant Park JUNE-OCT Farmers Market Tuesdays-Cambria Tarrant Park MAY 31-JUNE 3 June Ball Tourney Cambria Tarrant Park JUNE 2 Cambria Villagewide Garage Sales JULY 4 Fireworks Downtown Friesland JULY 14 Kiwanis Pea & Bean Sale Cambria Tarrant Park

AUG 1-5 Park Days Ball Tourney Cambria Tarrant Park AUG 3 Park Days Fiesta Night Cambria Tarrant Park AUG 4 Park Days Parade & Festivities Cambria Tarrant Park AUG 11 Kiwanis Corn & Bean Sale Cambria Tarrant Park OCT 6 Cambria Cultural Extravaganza Downtown Cambria OCT 19-20 & 26-27 Cambria EMS & Fire Haunted House NOV 10 & DEC 8 Craft Fair Cambria-Friesland School

sponsored by CambriaFriesland Chamber of Commerce

40 Years, One Passion...


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Du - al Gas, Inc.

LP Gas Supplier of Residential & Agricultural Grill Camper Small Tank Refills

920-348-5143 or 1-800-543-5334 Friesland, Wisconsin 106 W. Edgewater Street • Cambria • 920-348-6090 • 1-800-636-6090

cabinets & countertops bedroom sets • entertainment centers • dining sets • computer stations • •

Custom Built Cabinets & Furniture

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Visit Columbia County for a leisurely visit to the Amish community. Experience the simple life first hand as you tour the Amish community. Including Amish owned and Amish Heritage businesses selling authentic Amish goods.

Amish Adventure

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3 Metal Buildings

12 Mast Buggy Shop

3 Sunshine Jam Shop

3 Wayside Repair

1 CVS Windows

13 Otto's Produce

4 Hillside Hardware

4 A&E Foods

2 Fairview Doors, Shoes & Boots

14 Mishler's Country Store

5 Townline Greenhouse

5 All About Quilting

3 Weaver Cabinets

16 Jr. Miller Chair Shop

1 Weaver Harness Shop

1 Sandhill Cabinets

4 Miller's GreenHaus

17 Maple Lane Furniture

2 Maple Grove Cabinets

2 Bentwood Rockers

5 Miller Small Engine

18 Hershberger Sawmill

6 Mast Bent & Dent

19 Ledlow's Kountry Korner

7 Lilac Wood Shop

20 Countryside

8 Schmucker Canvas Shop 9 Katies Carpet Shop

15 Pleasant View Bakery

Welding & Repair

21 Hill Top Repair

3 Yoder Millwork

3 Salemville Cheese Factory

4 Whitetail Ridge Woodworking

4 Salemville Green House

5 D&L Metal Buildings

5 Candy Shop

6 Oven Fresh Bakery

6 Chair Shop

7 Miller Cabinet Shop

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8 Funbaggs Bar & Grill

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Amish Adventure

Amish Communities The Amish communities of Wisconsin are centered in three general areas: in the northeastern part of the state south and east of the city of Eau Claire; in the southeast region stretching from Whitewater down to Beloit; and in the south-central region, including our very own counties of Columbia, Green Lake, Marquette and Sauk.

or along a lonely lane, hook-and-eye closures on clothing instead of buttons, and small one-room schoolhouses.

Generally, all the Amish in south-central Wisconsin are Old Order Amish, with no tractors in the fields, few telephones except at an occasional shop

Once into the interior of Amish country, it is impossible to get anywhere quickly! Please slow down and show courtesy

One can find several Amish businesses, or businesses supporting Amish heritage, along many routes in the area. Most of these roads are very old and follow the "lay of the land", and were constructed using routes in existence in the 1700's and 1800's.

to horse-drawn wagons and buggies – we want everyone to remain safe. Besides, scenery is always more enjoyable when viewed at a slower pace. You will wind along bluff tops, down alongside rushing creeks and through uplands dotted with farms and country churches. The lodging and food choices here are fewer but perfectly fine; ranging from country inns to family motels to cabins. Enjoy a quiet drive through Amish country and discover a simpler time and an area rich in heritage.

Quality Handcrafted

Markesan Wi

Victorian Tea House

Experience a True Victorian Tea Party Seven courses will be served with a British Flair

 Enjoy the flavored Tea of the Day • Delicious Homemade Desserts   Tours of the House and Gardens   We accomodate a minimum of 15 guests up to 50  Reservations are a MUST • Call 920-398-8023 or Email:

“Enjoy a Cup of Tea because the best is yet to be”

Furniture & Crafts

Lilac Woodshop Amish Country • Amish Built Furniture • Amish Quality

• Hand Crafted Oak & Cherry Furniture

• Dining, Living & Bedroom Sets on Display

• Large Selection of Oak Crafts • Laser Engraved Gifts • Custom Orders W1996 Barry Road • Dalton, WI • 608-617-2662 Open 9-5 Monday-Thursday • 8-8 Friday • 8-5 Saturday •

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Amish Adventure

MARQUETTE COUNTY This area is home to one of the largest Amish settlements in Wisconsin, centered around the communities of Kingston and Dalton. The Kingston/Dalton settlement was founded in 1977 and has grown to 9 congregations today.

Fox Lake, WI


Serving...5am-10pm Open 7 Days a week

Breakfast • Daily Lunch • Dinner Specials! Friday Fish Fry • Famous Broasted Chicken


Hayes Resort BAR • FOOD • COTTAGES

(920) 928-2616 or (888) 300-9856 – Best View on Fox Lake – Come see why we’ve been here 36 years!



Repair • 920-398-3722 ~ Restaurant • 920-398-3484 • 47

Amish Adventure Home of Little Green Lake… where the “Big Muskies Hang Out”

rich heritage and pride in our grand community of friendly and helpful people BY THE LAKE EVENT: May 19 JUNE DAIRY DAYS: June 8, 9 & 10 AUGUSTFEST: August 10 20TH ANNUAL HERITAGE DAYS: September 16 for a complete list of events see our website

Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 327 Markesan, WI 53946

920-398-8023 Avoid the Crowds, Save Some Money ~ Join the Kingston House Family

Lunch Specials Serving Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-1:30 Featuring Plate Specials & Sandwich of the week

Evening Sandwich Specials Serving Wednesday & Thursday Evenings 4:30-9:00pm



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Still Serving for over 50 years, Our World Famous Friday Night Seafood Buffet • Saturday Night Prime Rib Buffet Kingston • Hwy 44 920-394-3011

Highway 44, Markesan, WI 53946

• 920-398-2621 • Open Daily 6am-9pm

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STOP IN AND SEE US FOR ALL YOUR AUTO PARTS AND HARDWARE NEEDS! We Sell: Paint, Fasteners, Housewares, Sporting Goods, Oil & Grease, New & Rebuilt Auto Parts, Exhaust, Farm Equipment Parts, Plumbing, Electrical, Lawn & Garden, Hand & Power Tools, and we have a Rental Department. We Also: Cut Keys, Rekey Locks, Make Hydraulic Hoses, Repair Window Screens & Storms.



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Auto Parts Specialists

7 N. Bridge Street • 398-2305 • Mon-Fri 7:30-6:00; Sat 7:30-5:00

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W3350 Main Street • Manchester, WI


Amish Adventure Amish in Wisconsin Wisconsin is a state which saw Amish arrive relatively late compared to other states associated with the Plain People. Though the first Amish only began to settle in Wisconsin in the early 1900s, the Wisconsin Amish presence has grown to become the fourth-largest in North America. In terms of Amish population, Wisconsin trails only Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, states which first experienced Amish settlement 50-100 years, or more, earlier.

A bit of Irish tradition on the shore of Green Lake

In Wisconsin, Amish have found an environment conducive to settlement. Relatively few Amish settled in Wisconsin before the 1960s, however the number has steadily increased every decade since then.

Reilly’s offers a wonderful view of one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful lakes. Come enjoy our famous fish fry or the best Reuben around.

As long as Wisconsin offers affordable farmland and relatively isolated communities in which to settle, Amish are likely to continue to thrive in the Badger State.

We feature Guinness on tap as well as • Convenience store and gift shop • Full liquor store with walk-in beer cooler • Locally grown produce • Outdoor seating • Family-friendly kids section • Meet our leprechaun and see his house!

ALL IN GOOD TASTE 725 W. Main Street in Princeton 920-295-0344 •

16 Flavors of CEDAR CREST Ice Cream “hand dipped” European style breads made by RENARDS fresh daily WISCONSIN CHEESES Fre Wood Carving Tools Cheesecsuhrd Party Items & Gift Shop on s “Life is Good” Clothing Weekends! Women’s Accessories

A great day trip! Visit N4111 Lake Shore Dr., Markesan, WI 53946

Phone : (920) 295-0656 • email :

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Summer Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm


Wisconsin’s Largest Outdoor Weekly Flea Market Several Seasonal Art & Craft Fairs Historic Fox River Canoeing, Fishing, Cycling, Camping Quaint shops with unique merchandise

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Comfortable restaurants with sumptuous menus Excellent lodging opportunities Your destination for antiques and collectibles Minutes away from Green Lake, Lake Puckaway & White Lake Near Amish country

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Green Lake Green Lake offers simple pleasures when it’s time to relax, play hard and rejuvenate. It’s spectacular natural surroundings can be enjoyed while biking, hiking, fishing, boating, camping or many other favorite outdoor activities. The area offers unique lodging and dining experiences, outstanding live music along with affordable award winning golf courses.

Explore in our direction.

Action Marina

On The Water ALL NEW!

“Home of Green Lake Action Rentals”

The Finest Equipment at the Best Rates

Green Lake | Berlin | Markesan | Princeton | Ripon 920.294.1050 | P.O. Box 639 | Green Lake, WI 54941 See what’s happening in Green Lake Country!




• Waverunners • Pontoons • Fishing Boats • Ski Boats • Jet Boats • Kayaks/Canoes • Bicycles • Mopeds

• Tubes • Skis • Ice • Soft Serve Ice Cream • Soda • Life Vests

• Regular and Premium Gasoline

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We Rent Fun!


Lodging Invites you to stay with us!

Heaven Scent

Whether it’s business, pleasure or both!


Bed & Breakfast

Super 8 Motel - Portage


3000 New Pinery Rd. Portage, WI • I-90/94 Exit Hwy 78 to Hwy 51N Resort Hotel & Conference Center 2701 Cty. Rd. CX Portage 608-742-2200 Conveniently located off I-39 at exit 92 resorthotelconferencecenter Newly Remodeled Guest Rooms • Specialty Suites with Whirlpool Tubs • Meeting Rooms • Business center • Banquet facilities • Free High Speed Internet • Fitness center • Indoor Heated Pool, Sauna And Hot Tub • Refrigerators and Microwaves are in All Guest Rooms

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Inn & Farms Bed & Breakfast  Dry-Aged Highland Beef  Pork

Columbus (920) 623-8800 1 (800) 800-8000 219 Industrial Dr. Columbus, WI 53925 • Indoor Pool/Whirlpool • Free Continental Breakfast • Pets Allowed • Guest Laundry • Free Satellite TV, Encore, ESPN

920-484-3618 W1901 State Rd. 16 Fall River, WI 53932

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Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Celebrate Waupun!

Waupun Truck n Show August 10 – 11 Volksfest. September 7 – 8

Waupun "The City of Sculpture" Waupun is home to one of the largest collections of outdoor sculptures in the United States, including the world

The Truck n Show is one of the nation’s largest truck shows and includes a magnificent display of lights during the Friday night, Lights of the Night convoy. Volksfest takes place in September and is the place to be if you enjoy polka, good food, beer and fun people. With free admission and non-stop music, Volksfest is the place to be!

renown, "End of the Trail", by James Earle Fraser. The city’s wonderful collection was donated by Clarence Shaler, a business man and lover of the arts. Visitors will definitely see why Waupun is known as "The City of Sculpture".


Under the Big Tent in Downtown Waupun



Behind Jud Sons Bowling Alley

German Ethnic Festival

Since 1994

FRIDAY & SATURDAY • SEPTEMBER 7 & 8 Traditional German Food and Beverages Live music and dancing Friday:10:00am - 11:00pm • Saturday: 7:30am - 11:00pm Saturday: 7:00 am • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Music! For more information: 920-324-2610 •

Waupun, Wisconsin City of Sculpture

Situated only 3 miles from the beautiful Horicon Marsh



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Pardeeville HISTORY OF PARDEEVILLE Pardeeville, a village of 1800 people, founded by John Pardee in the mid 1800s is located 35 miles north of Madison, on Highway 22. Many of Pardeeville's assets include Chandler Park, which is surrounded by beautiful Park Lake, the Angie Williams Cox Library, and the Columbia County Historical Museum. Pardeeville Antique Mall is also a point of interest. Enjoy our Watermelon Festival at Chandler Park the first Saturday after Labor Day. Free admission. Pardeeville is

For reservations call: 608-429-2425 or E-mail: or Write: W6560 County G Pardeeville, WI 53954

surrounded by many campgrounds, farm markets and a large Amish Settlement to the north, that offers many places for the visitor to shop. For the sports enthusiast, there is water skiing, fishing and swimming on Park Lake; snowmobiling, cross country skiing and curling in the winter. Pardeeville has a very good school system, and eight churches in the village and surrounding area. For all four seasons, Pardeeville is a great place to live or visit.

Pardeeville Car & Truck Show

Saturday, September 1, 2012 Chandler Park


Friday, August 31, 2012

Pardeeville Village Hall 608-429-3121.

Swimming Pool with Sandy Beach Sand Volleyball Court Video Gameroom Fishing in Duck Creek Large Shady Campsites Weekend Activities “Du Duck Inn Grill & Bar” (full liquor bar & grill)

“Camping Cabins”

One mile West of Hwy 22 at Wyocena on County Hwy G

Pardeeville Wisconsin

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You’re a Stranger Here only Once.

147 N. Main St., Pardeeville, WI 608-429-3868 Open 10am - 2:30am



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Portage Canal - originally developed in the 1820s and 1830s to connect the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.



It's all about the journey

EXPLORE 51 A&W Drive In 717 E. Wisconsin Street (Highway 51)





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& Snowboard Area 1 The MacKenzie is located two W10441 Cascade MountainCenter Road NS

For more east information miles of call Poynette on Highway CS. 1-800-992-2SKI or 608-742-SNOW, Visitors enjoy 280 acres of nature-based or visit experiences including hiking the themed LAKE nature trails, three different museums, COLUMBIAnative U Wisconsin wildlife exhibits and more.

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Highway 51 is the ribbon that ties the north and south, creating a link between the people of Highway 51, and a pathway for travelers to explore the many cultures, cuisines and nostalgia of mid-America. You’ll discover a wealth of little known facts, fun things to do and interesting sights to see. From the historic to the quirky, you’ll find plenty of ways to turn your drive into a journey. Click your mouse before you turn the key! Be sure to check out



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Proud to be an Independent Retail Pharmacy FOUR BIA COLUM Y COUNT NS LOCATIO

Pardeeville Hometown Pharmacy 135 N. Main Street · 608-429-2325 Hours: M-F 9am-6pm | Sat. 9am-3pm

Poynette Hometown Pharmacy

317 N. Hwy 51 · 608-635-9456 Hours: M-F 9am-6pm | Sat. 9am - 12:00pm

Randolph Hometown Pharmacy

107 N. High Street · 608-326-5242 Hours: M-F 9am-5:30pm | Sat. 9am-1pm

Rio Hometown Pharmacy

208 Lincoln Avenue 920-992-3369 Pharmacy · 920-992-3335 Gift Hours: M-F 9am-6pm | Sat. 9am-2pm • 55

1 Located just outside Westfield, visitors will find Prairie Nursery. Since 1972, the nursery has grown from an experiment in wildflower propagation, to a retail and wholesale source respected nationwide for hundreds of species of native plants and seed. 2 MH Ranch, Inc., a mere 7 miles east of Westfield is home to miniature horses. Stop in for a tour of their facility. 3 Westfield has many unique stores and shops. From picking up great deals at the Brakebush Outlet Store, to shopping for Amish crafts. Westfield has it all!



4 Home to a prosperous Amish community, Montello displays the traditional goods and wares of these proud people in more than two dozen old-world stores that pepper the shopping district. While downtown, visit the Granite Park Waterfall and historic buildings.

WILDERNESS CAMPGROUND “Where Lifelong Memories Are Made” N1499 State Hwy 22 • Montello, WI 53949 Phone: 608.297.2002 Jumping Pillow, Heated Pool, Swimming Beach, Planned Activities, Volleyball and Basketball, Baseball Diamond, Playgrounds, Giant Lake Toys, Clean Shower/Restroom Facilities, Arcade/Pavilion, Weekend Entertainment, Friday Night Fish Fry, Snack Bar, Small Convenience Store and Much More....

5 BisonRidge Ranch is situated near the shores of Buffalo Lake. According to Ho- Chunk tribal legend, over 150 years ago the last buffalo seen alive in Central Wisconsin was run into Buffalo Lake and drown. Today at BisonRidge Ranch, nearly 300 bison roam the land near this historic lake. 6 O'Mally & Foss Greenhouse. Make sure to visit one of the most popular greenhouseses , and an annual pilgrimmage for thousands who want to see the largest selection of annual and perennial flowers in Wisconsin.

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• Chicken Tenders • Wings • Nuggets • Fillets • Seafood • Cheeses • Pastries and more!

• Extended Continental Breakfast


• Free HIGH SPEED INTERNET • Fax & Copy Service Available



OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Mon–Sat 9am–5pm Sunday 10am–4pm


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Unique Home & Garden Gifts

18 Greenhouses - Garden OGift Store 51 SEE FOR CENTRAL WISCONSIN” “A MUST

39 Over 3000 Hanging Baskets


Largest Flower/Tree/Shrub Selection in the Area! N3290 Hwy 22 • 2 Miles South of Montello (608) 297-2266 • • 57

Areas of Interest (see map for locations)

2 The Wisconsin River Levee, located along the



river and Highway 51, offers a great walking/ biking trail that branches into the Ice Age National Trail. Both are great ways to enjoy the area’s breath-taking scenery.

3 Portage Canal. The canal in its current

location was dug by hand from 1849 to 1851 and then improved after the Civil War by the Army Corps of Engineers. Its peak use was in 1908 for recreational boat traffic.

4 Stop and shop at The Mercantile located at 117 West Cook Street.

Tracy Kapp Owner / Pet Groomer

Precious Paws Boa

608-697-5712 rding & Grooming, LLC

N415 3rd Avenue

Dog Boarding Dog & Cat Grooming

Portage, WI 53901

5 Portage Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center

6 The Museum At The Portage is located at

the corner of West Franklin and MacFarlane Road. The Portage Historical Society works to continually honor the rich history of Portage, the third oldest settlement in Wisconsin.

7 Fort Winnebago Surgeons’ Quarters, located

at W8687 Hwy 33 E, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Surgeons’ Quarters is the only remaining building of the Historical Fort Winnebago.

8 One of Wisconsin’s earliest houses, the

Indian Agency House, is located on Agency House Road. It was built in 1832 by the US Government as a residence for the Indian Agent to the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago).

9 The Portage Downtown Retail District

was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and was designated a Main Street Community in 2003. Historic Downtown Portage has a variety of items for all shoppers.

10 American Legion State Headquarters and

Museum, located at 2930 American Legion Drive, was built in 2001 and houses a museum full of plaques, statues, uniforms, medals, photos, and documents from the history of Wisconsin’s American Legion.

11 Cascade Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area

offers winter fun for all ages. Visit the site for an amazing view of the entire area.

12 Portage World War II History Museum.

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The mission of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin is to provide service to veterans, their families and their communities.



Portage Canal - originally developed in the 1820s and 1830s to connect the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.



51 A&W Drive In 717 E. Wisconsin Street (Highway 51)

8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday


The American Legion is a non-profit ’ veteran s service organization. Your contributions are tax-deductable.



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Visit our newly updated website at:


Cascade Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area W10441 Cascade Mountain Road For more information call 1-800-992-2SKI or 608-742-SNOW, or visit



The Museum is open to the public during regular business hours

The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin 2930 American Legion Dr. PO Box 388 Portage, WI 53901 608 - 745 - 1090




(Located between Wal-Mart and Goodwill)


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Museum at the Portage Former home of Author/Playwright

Historical Portage

Zona Gale

Permanent & Seasonal Exhibits open april, May, September & october Thursday - Saturday 1pm - 4pm June, July & august Tuesday - Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Free Admission 804 MacFarlane, Portage • (608) 742-6682 •

Portage Canal The land lying between the Fox River and the Wisconsin River was known as in the early days as a "portage." A portage is the act of transporting boats and supplies from one waterway to another. It is unique as it is part of a natural watershed or is called a "continental divide." The Fox River flows from South to North emptying into Lake Michigan - St. Lawrence - Atlantic and the Wisconsin

River flows from North to South emptying into the Mississippi - Gulf of Mexico. The Indians called the "portage" Wau-wauo-nah, now more commonly known as "Wauona" which means "the place where one takes up his canoe and carries it on his back." The one and four-tenths mile trail through this marshy area was very difficult. Sometimes during high water boats could paddle from one river to the other. In 1828,

Fort Winnebago Historical Site

Surgeons Quarters & Garrison School Built about 1828 on the fort site by the US Army, this log house was used as barracks and the sutler’s store until 1834, when it became living quarters for the Army’s surgeons. This is the last remaining building of Fort Winnebago. Many original items from the Fort and original furnishing from the Territorial Days are on display. It is also the site of Garrison School, used continuously from 1850 - 1960. Phone: (608)742-2949, Email: • Web:

the U.S. Department of Army sent soldiers to erect a fort at the Portage, to protect the white settlers and to keep the Indians in order. The Indians were charging tolls to "portage" across their land and the white settlers did not want to pay. There was a need for a better means of transportation.


at Ft. Winnebago

1832 National Register-listed workplace and home of Federal Indian Agent John Kinzie, Jr. and his adventurous wife Juliette. Experience their story: one couple’s exciting frontier adventure juxtaposed with the sobering reality of the Winnebago’s forever-altered way of life. Next to the Ice Age Trail and Historic NEW 1.2 mile Nature Trail Portage Canal. Don’t miss our special Hard Hat Restoration Tours, only in 2012!

Phone: (608)742-6362, Web:

Located just East of Portage along Highway 33. Open May 15th – October 15th. 7 days a week. Monday through Saturday: 10 – 4 & Sunday: 11 – 4. Guided tours available. 60 •

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Located in the historic Portage Center for the Arts, our intimate Zona Gale Theatre seats 280 people with a thrust stage. Home to our Performing Arts Concert Series, Gale Singers Community Choir as well as the Zona Gale Young People’s Theatre, it is also a regular location for Portage Area Community Theatre productions.

The Drury Gallery offers free monthly exhibits by local and regional artists from September through May each year offering patrons an up close experience with the visual arts. An opening reception is held at the beginning of each exhibit.

The Center’s Zone Gale Young People’s Theatre offers summer workshops for youth & one or two full scale productions each year.

September 2012 in the Drury Gallery “A Rural Alphabet” featuring Colored Pencil artwork by Monica T. Jagel and Poetry by Joanne Adragna Shird

Youth Theatre Summer Workshop


by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottsfeld


H is for honey

The Portage Center for the Arts is dedicated to the cultural growth and enhancement of those living in Portage and the surrounding area. It’s mission is to promote and foster the arts by providing a community venue for the visual arts, performing arts, and arts education. The Center seeks to achieve it’s mission by developing alliances between itself and arts educators, artists, children, youth and the supporters of the arts.

301 E. Cook St. • On Hwy 33 in Downtown Portage 608-742-5655 Visit us at:

3013 Cty Hwy CX • Portage, WI

608.742.7141 • 800.542.7141



The latest fine dining destination is closer than you think. Come enjoy our menu of Steak, Seafood, Chicken, Pasta, Saturday Prime Rib, Sunday Brunch & more!

Pauquette Park This 8.8-acre park is the most picturesque park in Portage. It is located at the west entrance of Portage at West Conant Street and Highway 33. This park bears the name of Pierre Pauquette, a famous fur trader - translator for the French and Indians. Pauquette operated a ferry from 18281857 and a marker is located near the "Pauquette Park" sign on the north side of the bridge.

Preuss ImPlement

FRIDAY Chicken, Rib & Seafood Buffet

3 miles South of Portage on Hwy 51 & 16 Phone (608)742.6333 Bar open @ 4pm • Dining @ 4:30pm • Saturday’s @ 5pm

Kids Ski Free!

Jim Preuss • Hwy 51 & P • Portage •742-5525

at Cascade Mountain

That's right! Kids 12 and under can ski free at Cascade Mountain when accompanied by a paid adult.Visit our website for more great deals, like mini-vacation packages, overnight water park stays and group rates.

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Society Hill This residential district of 138 buildings was home to the city's early prominent citizens. Many of the buildings are made of yellow Portage brick and were constructed between 1870 and 1910. Society Hill contains the homes of two Pulitzer Prize winners; playwright Zona Gale and historian Jackson Turner. Society Hill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.


Located in Downtown Portage

Missy Plus Size

Smart Woman 608-742-5733

Fancy Pants 608-742-5711

Wilz DRug

The Welcome Home is where...

Home HealtH CaRe See Us For All Your Home Health Care & Prescription Needs

140 E. Cook St. Portage, WI • 742-3545

Formal Wear Rentals by

AlterAtions for Men & WoMen for all occasions!

Tailoring and Tuxes

210 W. Wisconsin • 742-3257

Mon, Wed-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-3, Tues & Sun by appt.

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• Sergers, Sewing & Embroidery Machines • Notions • Books/Patterns • Fabric • Classes • Repair for most makes/models ®

Believe in Your Creativity •

DOWNTOWN Concerts at the Portage Every Wednesday in the Summer

117 W. Cook St., Downtown Portage Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 9am-3pm

608-745-5768 An eclectic mix of local art, WI products, toys, jewelry & sports memorabilia! Gifts for ALL OCCASIONS!

Lodge & Country Decor Shop us for unique gifts


Jewelry & Accessories Park Import Linens Bean Pod Soy Candles

Specialty Wine Glasses & Wine Bottle Holders


Hwy 51 Downtown Portage


Unique – Precious Stunning – Amazing Moving – Timeless – Priceless


...Just Like She Is.

Open 7 days a Week.

128 W. Cook St.

Downtown Portage (608)742-2400

3 Levels & Over 8000 sq. ft. to Browse

Something for everyone! M, T, W, F: 10-5; Th: 10-6; Sat: 9-3

608.745.3330 • 123 West Cook Street, Portage, WI and 608.834.4100 • 211 East Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI

2010 Tourism Award Winner!

ClaSSeS NoW availaBle

Hunting & Fishing Headquarters!

Stop in for a class schedule! • Several Classes

• We offer excellent Children’s Birthday Parties • Make your own jewelry for special occasions or gifts 1000’s of beads in different colors, sizes & styles!

Open Daily!





D.W. Sports Center 125 W. Cook, Portage • 742-7745 • 65

Recreation for all Seasons • Community Events Museums • Beautiful Walking Trails

Towing & Recovery Services: Heavy Duty Towing & Recovery Light Duty Towing & Recovery


Conveniently located off of I-39-Exit 92 B. 2727 New Pinery Rd. • Portage




Road Side Assistance Available Out of State Towing Ice/Water Recovery Winchouts Accidents Door Unlocks Jumpstarts

Camping? Forget Something?

Fuel/Gas Delivery

Don’t buy new, check us out first! Nice selection of Clean & Used Camping Supplies!

Tire Changes

Pots/Pans • Dishes • toasters & small aPPliances • Blankets Pillows • PuDgy-Pie makers & more!

St. Vincent de Paul Society

1311 W. Wisconsin St., Portage • 742-5513 Hours: Mon - Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-8, Sat 9-5

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

2653 New Pinery Rd, Portage 608-745-6776 66 •

Load Transfers Secured Lot RV Tows & Repairs Shop Repairs

Blystones Towing & Repair 24 Hour Towing 1201 W. State Hwy 33 Portage 608-742-4228

Farmer's Markets Every Thursday, May – Oct.

2.5 miles E of Portage on Hwy 33

608-742-2181 at Saddle Ridge

Challenging 9 holes Excellent Condition Open to the Public Season Rates Available Relax in our Clubhouse or on our outdoor patio overlooking the course

ProshoP • restaurant • Bar


Toll Free 1-877-214-1603

Downtown Montello 608.297.2922

The Purpose of the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation is to foster and encourage activities in the county that result in constructive economic development and/or result in an improved quality of life.

For more information contact: Nancy R. Elsing, Executive Director Carmen Griffith, Administrative Assistant 1800 Kutzke Rd. Suite B, Portage WI 53901 1-608-742-6161 FAX 1-608-742-3582 • 67



Best Selection of Fine Wines in the Area. Great Selection of Craft Beers.



Everything you need for your next party or get-together. “Serving the area for over 32 years”

Daley’s Beverage Mart 1623 New Pinery Rd., Portage 742-4651




Pizza & Restaurant

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• Full Service Restaurant • Delivery

• Drive-Thru • Carry-Out • Full Bar

Try our Famous Chicken, Homemade Pizzas & 15 varieties of wings!

1505 New Pinery Rd. Portage • 608.742.5300

Under New Ownership FridayNight FishFry• Full ServiceBar Check outourSalad Bar • SundayBreakfast Buffet


2503 W. Wisconsin St. • Portage, WI • 608-742-8208

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8 Bold Flavors 2 Delicious Flavors! Portage: 401 E. Wisconsin St. • 608-742-8829 Baraboo: 422 Pine St. • 608-356-9500 Sauk City: 805 Phillips Blvd • 608-643-4343

Jewelry Shops • Sports Memorabilia • Framing Shop • Gift Shops • Children's Toy Shop • Antique Shops • Bead Shop • Coin Shop • Eye Glass Clinic • Mexican Grocery • Auto Parts • Embroidery Shop • Re-sale Shops • Spas • Pubs • Tattoo Shop • Clock Shop • Tourist rest area • WI river observation point • Fish & boat-2 access ramps to WI river




Downtown has it all

where all good things come together

to Stevens Point

Just 40 minutes north of Madison & 15 minutes from Wisconsin Dells boo ra

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Sports Memorabilia Shop • Framing Shop • 3 Gift Shops • Childrens Toy Shop • Organic Food Store • Floral Shop • Sew n Vac shop • Banks • Seven-Screen Theater • Doggie Spa Grooming • WI only Canal with Restored canal lock system Barbers • Beauty Salons • Law Firms • Dentists • Optometrist • Photo Studio • Auto repair shops • Filling stations • Music instructors • Video production Co.

Pottery Shop • Prom Shop • World War II Museum • Alteration shop • Accountants Tuxedo Shop • Badger popcorn and ice cream shop • Restaurants • Pawn Shop Realtors • Insurance Brokers • Title Cos. • Public Library • Fraternal Orgs



Bead Shop • Antique Shops • Coin Shop • Pottery Shop Hunting & Fishing Sports Shop • Investment Firms • Drug Store Women's Clothing (missy-petites-plus sizes) • Furniture store • Archery range to Madison Hiking/biking Trails • Historic Water Front & Historic Retail District on National Register

Extraordinary Care Extraor Divine Savior Healthcare – 608-742-4131

Our team of medical professionals is here to provide you extraordinary care in our state-of-the-art facilty.

For more information on our services, providers and events, please visit Pleased to provide: • Family Medicine • Obstetrics/Birthing Center • Gynecology • Pediatrics • Sports Medicine • Rehabilitation Services • Physical Medicine • Occupational Medicine • General Surgery • Orthopedic Surgery • Podiatry

• Pulmonology • Sleep Medicine • Advanced Diagnostics • Audiology • Dialysis & Infusion Therapy • Extended Residential Care at Tivoli • Community Health • Emergency Services • Urgent Care • Home Care

2817 New Pinery Road | Portage, WI 53901 |

Resort Hotel & Conference Center 2701 Cty. Rd. CX Portage • 608-742-2200 Conveniently located off I-39 at exit 92

Newly Remodeled Guest Rooms • Specialty Suites with Whirlpool Tubs • Meeting Rooms • Business center •

Banquet facilities • Free High Speed Internet • Fitness center • Indoor Heated Pool, Sauna And Hot Tub • Refrigerators and Microwaves are in All Guest Rooms

Invites you to stay with us! Whether it’s business, pleasure or both!

Columbia County Wisconsin Visitor's Guide 2012  
Columbia County Wisconsin Visitor's Guide 2012  

Where the Fun Begins in right here in south-central WI. From the Wisc Dells, to Lake WI, to the Amish Farms, to historic Col...