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Areas of Interest (see map for locations)

2 The Wisconsin River Levee, located along the

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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.

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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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Columbia County Wisconsin Visitor's Guide 2012  

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

Columbia County Wisconsin Visitor's Guide 2012  

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

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