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VISITORS GUIDE

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com


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920-887-8879 www.beaverdamchamber.com info@beaverdamchamber.com

Year round recreational activities

Gift Shop Open

Beaver Dam Raceway

Summer Production August 2017

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre www.BDACT.org

Featuring 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.

Wed. - Sun., 1-4 PM

Seippel Center For the Arts

Beaver Dam Area Arts Association www.bdaaa.org

For the latest updates on all events in Beaver Dam visit www.beaverdamchamber.com Lake Days

Cabin Fever Fest

Last Saturday & Sunday of January

Thursday through Saturday following Independence Day

Race Into Summer Festival

2nd Sunday in July

A Day in the Park Art & Craft Fair

Sunday of Memorial Day weekend

Corn Roast

Memorial Day Parade

1st Thursday of August

The Great Beaver Paddle Festival

3rd Wednesday in August through the next Sunday

Taste of Wisconsin

Saturday of the weekend before Labor Day Weekend

Memorial Day

Beaverland Mustskis

Enjoy free water ski shows by the award winning Beaverland Must-Skis ski team, performances just off Tahoe Park on Beaver Dam Lake from the Monday of Memorial Day weekend to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. See schedule at www.mustskis.com

2nd Saturday in June

Dodge County Fair Cache & Release

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

Swan City Classic Car Show

Beaver Dam Pepper Festival 2nd Saturday in September

Midwest Cream Cheese Competition

Father’s Day

1st Saturday in December

Holiday Parade

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. 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 16th largest lake with 6,542 acres.

The Great Beaver Paddle Festival

The Dodge County Fairgrounds, just east of Beaver Dam, is home to the Dodge County Fair which is held the third week of August.

2nd Saturday in June www.cityofbeaverdam.com/bdcas

4th Annual

Beaver Dam Pepper Festival Taste of Wisconsin

3rd Saturday in June (Saturday before Father’s Day) www.tasteofwinsconsin.net

Lake Days

Thursday through Saturday following Independence Day

September 9th, 2017 www.BeaverDamPepperFestival.com

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Worship Historical Societies and Museums Arts and Entertainment Calendar of Events Lodging and Camping Beaver Dam Area Columbus Area Golf Lakes Hartford Area Hustisford Area Outdoor Recreation Watertown Area Antique and Thrift Stores Juneau Area Waupun Area Homegrown Goodness Amish Country Randolph Area Fox Lake Area Horicon Area Visit Horicon Marsh Mayville Area Horicon Marsh Area

Official 2017 Dodge County Visitors Guide

Published by: Capital Newspapers, Beaver Dam, WI

General Manager: Jonathan Denk Graphic Design: Melissa Boehler Photos, Content, Maps:

Thank you to all the people and organizations that contributed content and resources for the development of this publication. This publication has been created and produced for Discover Dodge. Every effort has been made to provide the most current and accurate information available. Capital Newspapers, and the organizations represented, assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact Discover Dodge at 920-386-3701, with any additions or corrections. To advertise in the 2018 Dodge County Visitors Guide please call (920) 356-6776. Discover Dodge Tourism Information Center N7156 E. Plaza, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 920-386-3266 www.discoverdodgecounty.com

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Welcome to Dodge County Dodge County, 907 square miles of fun and excitement for every season! Tour the world renowned Horicon Marsh. You can also take a stroll or bicycle down the Wild Goose State Trail or boat on one of the many lakes in this area. We are also known for our wonderful county parks where you can relax, picnic, hike, canoe, camp and enjoy other activities. You will feel recharged after your time with nature. Activities abound all year! Check out our wonderful restaurants, lodging options, museums, and unique local shops. In all of your stops you will enjoy a family friendly atmosphere. You will truly love the variety of activities that await you on your visit to Dodge County! On behalf of Discover Dodge, we look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Russell Kottke Dodge County Board Chair

History of Dodge County More than 10,000 years ago, small bands of people entered what is now Dodge County on the edge of the receding glacier. As hunters and gatherers, early native Americans followed and hunted herds of large animals and gathered food stuffs. The river systems from the south were used by early inhabitants to reach the wildlife and other resources the county provided in abundance. Numerous sites within the county show evidence of the early inhabitants including stone tools, campsites and settlements, burial and effigy mounds, garden plots and paintings and carvings on rock outcrops and stones. The first white settlers were drawn for reasons of bountiful agricultural lands, with wheat, corn, oats, potatoes and apples being the primary crops. Wheat growing was later replaced with dairy farming. Before mass settlement and agricultural pursuits, Dodge County was covered mainly with forests, wetlands, prairie and oak savannas. Dodge County was created in 1836 and named in honor of Henry Dodge, then territorial governor of Wisconsin. The Town of Victory was chosen as the County Seat. The Town of Victory was later renamed City of Juneau after Paul Juneau, the son of Solomon Juneau, founder of Milwaukee. In 1845, iron ore was discovered in Mayville and an iron ore works operated there for several decades until competition from mines in the Lake Superior region closed them. Sawmills and gristmills were widely distributed over Dodge County in the 1870's. In 1875, John Jossie, came from Switzerland, developed the variety of cheese known as “Brick”, and opened the first factory in the United States to produce brick cheese. The factory operated in Watertown until 1943. Dodge is a leading county in the production of cheese, barley, alfalfa, hay and peas for canning. Industries include the manufacture of wood products, shoes, metal products, lawn care equipment, magazines, stainless steel equipment and ice fishing equipment.


Churches Come worship in Dodge County. You will be a welcome guest at any of the religious communities listed on this page. Discover more about them and participate with them in nurturing your life and building up our community.

Union-Congregational Church 125 Beaver Dam St, Waupun Church Office: 324-2801

www.uccwaupun.net Media Service 8:30 a.m.

Greetings! It is my pleasure to welcome you to Dodge County. Enjoy the charm of our small towns, the adventure of our woods and waters, and beautiful landscapes just waiting to be explored. We promise that fun with your friends and family is waiting for you. Whether it’s paddling in summer, biking in the fall or snowmobiling when the snow flies; the area’s parks, trails, and lakes offer endless opportunity for outdoor fun. Take time to discover the natural treasure of Horicon Marsh, the world’s largest freshwater cattail marsh. Wherever your travels take you, expect to find friendly people ready to lead you to comfortable accommodations, culinary gems, outdoor recreation, and festivals that are true Wisconsin originals. Use this guide as your first step in planning a getaway in Dodge County. More resources and travel information are also available at www.TravelWisconsin.com or download our Travel Wisconsin smart phone app to find the fun faster on the go. On behalf of Wisconsin’s tourism industry, we look forward to your enjoyment of our great state and exploring all we offer.

422. W. Franklin Street, Waupun Phone: 920-324-2321; Email: frchurch@powerweb.net Website: www.firstreformedwaupun.com Facebook: First Reformed Church, Waupun

Sunday Worship: 9:00 am Radio Broadcast 10:00 am Sunday – AM 1170 WFDL Children/Youth Programs – Wednesdays (Sept. – April) Awana (Grades K-5) – 6:00 pm Jr. High Youth Group – 6:00 pm Sr. High Youth Group – 7:30 pm “Seeking God – Nurturing One Another – Reaching Others for Christ”

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Stephanie Klett Secretary Wisconsin Department of Tourism www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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worship

Traditional Service & Sunday School 9:30 a.m.


Historical Societies & Museums Ashippun History Committee

museums

PO Box 206 Ashippun, WI 53003 920-474-4708 Email: info@ashippun.com www.ashippun.com

Columbus Area Historical Society

www.columbusareahistorical society.vpweb.com

Email: columbusareahistory@gmail.com

Christopher Columbus Museum 239 Whitney St. Columbus, WI 53916 920-623-1992 Open Daily 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. www.columbusantiquemall.com

Dodge Centre Historical Society

N7031 St. Rd. 26 Juneau, WI 53039 920-386-4915 Email: bernice_kuntz@att.net

Museum

187 East Oak Grove St., Juneau, WI 53039 May-October, 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fox Lake Historical Society PO Box 493 Fox Lake, WI 53933 920-296-0254

Email: frankdesigns@powerweb.net

Horicon Historical Society

PO Box 65 Horicon, WI 53032 920-485-4028 Email: hsociety@ticon.net

Hustisford Historical Society

PO Box 44 Hustisford, WI 53034 920-349-3565 Email: grulke@charter.net

Kekoskee/Williamstown Historical Society W3166 County Road Y Lomira, WI 53048 920-382-5788 (Greg Tennies) Email: info@kwhsi.org www.kwhsi.org

Lebanon Historical Society

PO Box 23 Lebanon, WI 53047 262-542-7872 Email: eraether@wi.rr.com

Museum

W4672 Ivy St., Lebanon, WI 53047 May-October, 1st Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Lomira Historical Society

PO Box 1108 Lomira, WI 53048 920-948-0188 Email: kietzerj@yahoo.com

Silver Leaf School House Work In Progress

Lost Lake-Randolph Historical Society

N7148 State Road 73 Randolph, WI 53956 920-326-3573 Email: delbiel@powerweb.net

Lost Lake-Randolph Historical Society Museum

W11827 Concord Rd., Randolph June-September, 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Mayville Historical Society

PO Box 82 Mayville, WI 53050 920-387-5787 info@mayvillehistoricalsociety.org www.mayvillehistoricalsociety.org

Neosho/Rubicon Historical Society

2nd and 4th Sundays May 22nd-October 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 115 S. Schuyler St., Neosho, WI Look for us on Facebook: Neosho Rubicon Historical Society 262-443-3583 Free Admission. Donations accepted.

Honey Acres, Inc.

N1557 HWY 67, Ashippun, WI 53003 1-800-558-7745 • 920-474-4411 Open all year Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 15 - October 30 Saturday and Sunday 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. Closed holidays

Solomon Juneau and John Schiefer Historic Homes and Reklau Log Building Hwy. 175, Milwaukee St., Main St., Theresa, WI 53091 Memorial Day June-September, Last Sunday, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Theresa Historical Society

PO Box 74 Theresa, WI 53091 920-488-2783 Email: gbeck@powerweb.net

Watertown Historical Society 919 Charles St. Watertown, WI 53094 920-261-2796

Waupun Historical Society

314 Beaver Dam St. Waupun, WI 53963 920-324-3878 Email: waupunhistorical@ powercom.net

Explorium - Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, WI 920-387-7890 • www.horiconmarsh.org Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Weekends 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Closed major holidays

Dodge County Historical Society

105 Park Ave., Beaver Dam, WI 53916 920-887-1266 Email: ksampson2@wi.rr.com www.dodgecountyhistory.com Tuesday-Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Fox Lake Depot Museum

211 Cordelia St., Fox Lake, WI 53933 May-Sept., 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Satterlee Clark House Museum 322 Winter St., Horicon, WI 53032 May-October, 4th Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Arts & Entertainment

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre

Schauer Arts and Activities Center

The Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts, managed by the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association, features six exhibits each year, including a wildlife and landscape exhibit, an area high school art exhibit, a Holiday Gift Gallery, and several other major exhibits of national, state and area artists’ works. The BDAAA offers a year-round gift shop, classes, clubs, and special programs and events.

The BDACT building provides an ideal intimate theater with excellent acoustics and two floors of work, storage, and performance space. In recent years, to accommodate our increasingly larger audiences, we present our summer musicals at the state-of-the art Beaver Dam High School auditorium.

The Schauer Center is the Kettle Moraine’s regional center for the arts—staging professional touring performances through its Performing Arts Series as well as performances by schools and its resident groups. The Schauer Center also offers classes in the visual and performing arts for all ages.

Hollenstein Wagon & Carriage Museum

Old Village Hall Museum

1605 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 920-885-3635 • www.bdaaa.org

Wisconsin Automotive Museum

147 N. Rural St., Hartford, WI 262-673-7999 • wisconsinautomuseum.com May 1 - September 30 Mon.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. Noon-5:00 p.m. October 1 - April 30 Wed.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. Noon-5:00 p.m.

John Hustis House/Museum Memorial Park, Hustisford Tours given by appointment. www.hustisford.com

219 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 920-885-6891 www.bdact.org

Bridge & German Streets, Mayville May-Oct., 2nd and 4th Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Mayville Limestone School Museum 215 N. Main St., Mayville, WI 53050 920-387-2593 Email: info@mlsm.org • www.mlsm.org May-October, 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:30-4:30 p.m.

arts & entertainment

Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts

147 N. Rural St. Hartford 262-670-0560 www.schauercenter.org

115 S. Schuyler St., Neosho April-October, 2nd and 4th Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Waupun Heritage Museum

22 S. Madison St., Waupun, WI 53963 Mar.-Nov., 1st and 3rd Sundays 1:30-4:00 p.m.

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2017 - 2018

Calendar of Events MARCH march 3-4

Vintage Shop Hop

A self-guided day of vintage shopping. Over 300 vintage shops and antique store owners in N. Illinois and S. Wisconsin will be participating. Local shops that will be participating are; On Lake Time and Grannie Annie’s in Fox Lake, and Fresh Heir and Twisted Sister in Beaver Dam.

april 22 Mayville

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen – Earth Day, Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street 920-960-5318

april 23 Waupun

Earth Day at Marsh Haven

Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Highway 49, 920-324-5818 marshhaven.com

MARCH 4 Horicon Marsh

april 23 Watertown

8:30am - 1pm. Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center N7725 State Road 28, 920-387-7893 horiconmarsh.org

920-261-6320 watertownsharetheroad.com

MARCH 4 Mayville

9am - 3pm at Columbus Fireman’s Park Craft fair, book fair, music, kid’s activities, free trees and more.

Nestbox Seminar

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

Mark Jirikovec – Mayville Lions Club Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street, 920-960-5318

Share the Road Duathlon or 5k Run/Walk

april 29 columbus Arbor Day Celebration

may

MAY 20 HARTFORD

Old Fashioned Block Party & Classic Car Show

Main Street closed from 10am – 4pm to enjoy classic cars from all eras! Entertainment, food, games for kids, contests and more! www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6:30–8:30pm at Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com

may 20 Watertown Fiesta 5k

920-261-6320 fiestacultural.org

may 20-21 Watertown Watertown Military Show

Watertown Municipal Airport, 920-261-6320 watertownmilitaryshow.com

MAY 21 FOX LAKE

Fish Tales 7th Annual Walleye Tournament

8am-6:30pm 333 Beichl Avenue. www.nancysnotions.com

MAY 20 HORICON

MAY 6 MAYVILLE

Disc Golf Tournament River Bend Park. info@horiconphoenix.com

Watertown’s Irish Jig Jog 5k

9:30am/5k start, 10:30am/kids fun run start. 920-261-6320 watertownjigjog.com

MARCH 12 FOX LAKE

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade 1pm. www.foxlakechamber.com

march 24 Watertown Watertown Players presents Monkey Business Institute

Improv Comedy Troupe from Madison. 7pm showtime. The Market, 210 S Water Street 920-261-6320 watertownplayers.org

MARCH 25 Mayville

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

Hauser Hotshots – Spring Dance Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street, 920-960-5318

APRIL april 1 Mayville

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

Ryan Herman & The Rhythm Playboys – Easter Dance, Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street 920-960-5318

april 8 Mayville

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

Musical Brass, Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street 920-960-5318

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City Wide Rummage Sale 920-387-7900

MAY 5-7 HORICON

7am–3pm. 529 West State Street, Fox Lake. 920-520-0015

Race Into Summer Festival

www.randolphwi.net

Followed by a program in Clausen Park. www.foxlakechamber.com

City Wide Garage Sales, Prince and Princess crowned on May 13, Brat Fry on the Boulevard and other activities. 920.623.3699 info@columbuswichamber.com

Summer Concert Series and Farmers Market Wednesdays at Kiwanis Park, South Hubbard St. www.horiconphoenix.com

JUNE 3 HORICON MARSH Tour De Marsh

Bicycling event around and through Horicon Marsh. 8 mile guided tour or go all the way around Horicon Marsh (approximately 40 miles). 920-387-7893 or www.horiconmarsh.org

MAY 28 BEAVER DAM

MAY 13 RANDOLPH

Redbud Days Celebration

“Monsters of the Marsh”

Brian & The Mississippi Valley Dutchmen Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street 920-960-5318

MAY 28 FOX LAKE

MAY 12-13 COLUMBUS

JUNE-AUG HORICON

june 3 Mayville

Swan Park. Noon -11pm. Free music, race cars on display, vintage modified race car display. Bounce room, face painting, children’s ID, petting zoo, junior hot rod racing. www.beaverdamchamber.com 920-887-8879

City Wide Rummage Sale

Music In The Park Concerts

6th Annual Horicon Huk

Satterlee Clark Historical House, Sat. 9am-5pm. Sun. 9am-3pm. 322 Winter St. www.facebook.com/pages/ Horicon-Historical-Society 920-485-3200

Living History Days

june

www.waupunfestivals.com

Charlie Justman Band – St. Patrick’s Day Dance, Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street, 920-960-5318

MARCH 11 Watertown

Downtown 920-261-6320 watertownchamber.com

JUNE - AUG HUSTISFORD

City Wide Rummage Sale

MAY 4-6 BEAVER DAM

Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend

Art Walk

MAY 20 WAUPUN

MARCH 11 Mayville

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

may 30 Watertown

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

june 3 Beaver Dam Fish ‘n Fun

Edgewater Park on Beaver Dam Lake 920-356-1200 bdlia.org

JUNE 3 THERESA

Memorial Day Parade

Annual Village Wide Rummage Sale & Brat Fry

may 29 Horicon

june 4 Beaver Dam

10 am, 735 S Hubbard Street, 920-485-3379

Waterworks Park on Beaver Dam Lake 920-356-1200 bdlia.org

Memorial Day - Pie & Ice Cream Social

MAY 29 WAUPUN Memorial Day Parade

Brat Fry at Theresa American Legion, 101 Church St. www.villageoftheresa.com

Fishing Tournament

june 8 Mayville Music in Foster Park

Horicon Marsh Bird Festival

920-387-7893 horiconmarshbirdfestival.com

9am. Downtown, Shaler Park, 400 N. Madison St. Followed by a ceremony at Shaler Memorial Park. 920-324-7900

may 13 Mayville

MAY 29 HUSTISFORD

JUNE 9 WAUPUN

Main Street 920-387-1167 mainstreetmayville.com

American Legion Post 420 with festivities downtown and at Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com

Waupun Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. www.cityofwaupun.com

may 12-15 Horicon Marsh

WI Downtown Open House

MAY 19-21 FOX LAKE Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee www.foxlakechamber.com

Memorial Day Parade & Celebration

MAY 29 COLUMBUS Memorial Day Parade Downtown

Free live music from 6pm-8pm Foster Park, Main St., 920-387-1167 mainstreetmayville.com

Relay for Life

june 9-11 Markesan June Dairy Days

Hein Park 920-229-8057 markesanwi.com


july

june 10 Beaver Dam

The Great Beaver Paddle Festival

Waterworks Park on Beaver Dam Lake 920-356-1200 bdlia.org

JULY 1 FOX LAKE

June 12-18 hartford

Free Concerts in the Park at Riverside Park Shelter. Parade on Blackhawk Trail starting from Town Park and fireworks at dusk over the lake. www.foxlakechamber.com

2017 US Open Championship

Erin Hills Golf Club www.erinhills.com

4th of July Celebration

july 28-30 lebanon

aug 25 beaver dam

Full weekend of activities. Lebanon Fireman’s Park. www.townoflebanon.com

Entertainment TBD - held at Tahoe Park. www.facebook.com/JambytheDam/

Fireman’s Annual Picnic

august

Jam By The Dam

AUG 26 beaver dam

Beaver Dam Cache & Release

AUG 4 BEAVER DAM

12:30-6:30pm - Watermark, 209 S. Center www.beaverdamchamber.com

AUG 26 HUSTISFORD

Sponsored by Lake Sinissippi Association at Neider Park. www.lakesinissippi.org

Tower Lanes, 1660 N. Spring St. All you can eat brats and fresh sweet corn. Live music, raffles and entertainment. 5-9pm. www.beaverdamchamber.com

JUNE 17 BEAVER DAM

JULY 3 Mayville

AUG 4-6 BURNETT

Features the engines, equipment, and tractors of yesteryear. Show also includes tractor pull, kids activities, flea market, women’s center and a variety of foods. W6505 County Road B, Burnett 386-2577 www.dcapc.org

JUNE 15-17 horicon Jersey Street Music Festival

The biggest small town music festival in the world. Held at Discher Park. www.jerseystreetmusicfestival.com

JULY 1 HUSTISFORD Lakefest

Taste of Wisconsin

Rock’n Boom

12-4pm. Taste over 100 Wisconsin brewed beers & over 60 Wisconsin cheeses. Live music. 304 S. Spring St. www.tasteofwisconsin.net

Free event including baseball, live music, food, and fireworks. City Park 920-387-1167 mainstreetmayville.com

JUNE 17-18 COLUMBUS

july 3-8 COLUMBUS

Horse & Carriage Festival

Columbus Fourth of July Celebration.

Public Corn Roast

Dodge County Antique Power Show

July 3rd kicks off the celebration with music entertainment in the beer garden. July 4th enjoy the area’s largest parade beginning at noon, entertainment in the park and the day ends with a HUGE fireworks display at 9pm. 920-382-7823. www.columbus4thofjuly.net

AUG 5 Mayville

Food, fun and entertainment. Downtown. www.randolphwi.net

JULY 4 HARTFORD

9th Annual Kuno Fest

june 23 Watertown

2pm parade, free family festival after and fireworks at dusk at Veterans Park, Hartford 262-673-7002 www.hartfordchamber.org

Fireman’s Park. Horse and Carriage competition. Horse and Carriage parade through city streets. columbuscarriagefestival.org

JUNE 17 RANDOLPH Summer Sizzler

Rock the River

Outdoor movie with popcorn, refreshments, & other entertainment. N First St Parking Lot 920-261-6320 watertownchamber.com

4th of July Fireworks & Family Festival

JULY 6-8 BEAVER DAM Beaver Dam Lake Days

Jam By The Dam

Entertainment TBD - held at Tahoe Park. www.facebook.com/JambytheDam/

Tahoe Park. Live music, fireworks, Must-ski’s water ski show, family and children’s activities, food, carnival rides. www.beaverdamlakedays.com

JUNE 23-25 THERESA

JULY 6-27 WAUPUN

Full weekend of activities and food. Parade on Sunday at 11am. Theresa Fireman’s Park. www.villageoftheresa.com

Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm. www.waupunfestivals.com

june 24 Waupun

The Prick 5k Run

june 23 beaver dam

Fireman’s Annual Picnic and Parade

Purple Martin Festival

Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Highway 49, 920-324-5818 marshhaven.com

june 24 horicon marsh Horicon Marsh Paddle

Greenhead Boat Landing 920-387-7893 horiconmarsh.org

june 24 Watertown

Concerts in the Park

JULY 8 Watertown 5k trail run through beautiful Brandt Quirk Park.920-261-6320 theprick5k.com

JULY 9 BEAVER DAM

“A Day in the Park Arts & Craft Fair” Swan Park. 10am-4pm. womensaffiliate@gmail.com

JULY 12 HARTFORD Maxwell Street Day

Tour da Goose

920-261-6320 tourdagoose.com

Downtown Hartford 8am–8pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

JUNE 24 BEAVER DAM

JULY 22 Markesan

Beaver Dam Raceway, N7086 Raceway Rd. www.wismotorsports.net

Showcases home gardens, landscaping and more throughout the greater Markesan area. 920-398-2641 markesanwi.com

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

june 29-JULY 2 beaver dam Decorate the Dam Mural Festival

200 Artists. 15 Murals. 5 Days. Live music and events for the whole family! www.bddowntown.com

june 30-JULY 2 WAUPUN Celebrate Waupun

Music, fireworks, carnival & more! Tanner Park across from the Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. Fireworks at Juniper Hill, E. Spring St. on July 3. www.waupunfestivals.com

Gardenwalk

JULY 22 FOX LAKE

Firefighters 14th Annual Classic Car Show

Maxwell Street Day

Street market, live music, kids activities, and food. Main Street, 920-387-1167 mainstreetmayville.com

AUG 5 FOX LAKE Food, fun and live bands. 920-928-3470

AUG 26 THERESA

Lion’s Annual Tractor Pull

Theresa Fireman’s Park – Hwy 28 West. www.villageoftheresa.com

AUG 27 THERESA

Historical Society Ice Cream Social

Musical entertainment. Solomon Juneau House, S. Milwaukee St. (Hwy 175) 1-4:30pm. www.villageoftheresa.com

aug 31 WAUPUN

Carson and Barnes Circus

World’s Biggest Big-Top Show! Tanner Park

september SEPT 4 FOX LAKE

Dodge Park, 518 S. Madison St. 10am-4pm. www.waupunfestivals.com

Sponsored by FLPO beginning at 8pm.

Art & Craft Fair

AUG 6 Watertown

Octagon House Ice Cream Social

Civil War era music will be performed by the 1st Brigade Band, playing on antique instruments while dressed in civil war era uniforms and gowns. 1:30pm-4pm, 919 Charles Street 920-261-6320 watertownhistory.org

AUG 10-13 Watertown Watertown Riverfest

Featuring several national acts along with quality regional entertainment. A Taste of Watertown, Carnival, Craft Fair, Classic Car Show, Fireworks, Half Marathon, 5k, and much more. Riverside Park, Labaree Street 920-261-6320 watertownriverfest.com

AUG 11-12 WAUPUN Truck-N-Show

Parades, free live music, children’s activities. Tanner Park, Waupun Community Center 510 E. Spring St. 324-9985 www.waupuntrucknshow.com

Venetian Night

SEPT 4 RANDOLPH

Community Corn Carnival

Parade at 10am followed by carnival and activities at Randolph Park. www.randolphwi.net

SEPT 8-9 WAUPUN

Volksfest German Ethnic Festival

German food & beverages, live music, Volkswalk Sculpture Tour, Wild Goose Chase 5K & 10K and Youth Fun Run! FREE Admission! Tanner Park, 510 E. Spring St. www.waupunvolksfest.com

SEPT 8-9 Watertown Stand Tall and Remember

Live music, raffles, drinks, and an amazing BBQ! Marine Corp Aero Park 920-261-6678 standtallrememberbbq.com

SEPT 9 BEAVER DAM

4th Annual Beaver Dam Pepper Festival Park Village Shopping Center lot. 9am-4pm. www.BeaverDamPepperFestival.com

AUG 12 Watertown

SEPT 9 HUSTISFORD

The half marathon begins at 7:30am and 5k at 8:30am. Both finish back in Riverside Park where you can enjoy live music, beer, food & fun! 920-261-6320 march2november.com

Heehaw Shows by the Husty Players. 2pm. Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com

Watertown Riverfest Half and 5k

aug 19 Markesan Augustfest

Held at Fireman’s Park, rain or shine, at 7am. 920-319-2241

july 28 beaver dam

AUG 20 FOX LAKE

Entertainment TBD - held at Tahoe Park. www.facebook.com/JambytheDam/

Riverside & Lions Parks, www.hustisford.com

AUG 5 WAUPUN

A family-friendly event, including a FREE corn roast Hein Park 920-229-8057 markesanwi.com

Jam By The Dam

Hustisford Lions Club Venetian Night

Tunes on the Lake

Sponsored by FLPO from 1-5pm. www.foxlakechamber.com

Founder John’s Day

SEPT 9 Watertown

Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Held at the Octagon House - 9am-4pm. 919 Charles Street 920-261-6320 watertownhistory.org

SEPT 9 columbus Columbus Fall Festival

For details go to www.cityofcolumbuswi.com.

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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For the most up to date calendar of events please visit www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com. Additional dates can be found throughout this publication.

SEPT 14 Watertown

Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk Stoll downtown as participating businesses offer a 1 oz. sample of their featured wine along with food pairings. 5:30pm-8:30pm. 920-261-6320 watertownchamber.com

SEPT 22-24 Waupun

Fall Living History Festival

Visit the encampment and learn more about Wisconsin’s history and join us for educational programs throughout the weekend. Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Highway 49 920-324-5818 marshhaven.com

OCT 14 FOX LAKE

NOV 11 FOX LAKE

dec 2 beaver dam

Ride around Fox Lake on hay wagons. 920-928-3470 www.foxlakechamber.com

American Legion, Flag Memorial at 11am. www.foxlakechamber.com

1-5:30pm at the Watermark, 209 S. Center www.beaverdamchamber.com

14th Annual Boat House Hayride

Veterans Day Program

oct 14-15 Horicon Marsh

NOV 11 HARTFORD

DEC 2 HUSTISFORD

Buckskinners encampment, atl-atl throwing, fire starting, artifacts, a drum circle, expert speakers, vendors and more! Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center - N7725 State Road 28, 920-387-7893 horiconmarsh.org

3pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Tree Lighting and Caroling. Hustisford Community Hall. Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com

Archeology Weekend

oct 19 beaver dam

Christmas Parade

NOV 17-19 COLUMBUS Business Open House

Downtown Columbus. www.columbuswichamber.com

Dodge County Women’s Expo

nov 17-18 Markesan

Discher Park, 800 North Cedar St. 40 year old Art and Craft Fair with over 100 vendors. 920-485-3200 horiconchamber.com/events

www.facebook.com/DodgeCountyWomensExpo

920-356-6776

Huge craft fair, silent auction, kids activities and more Markesan Elementary School - 100 E Vista Blvd 920-229-8057 markesanwi.com

oct 22 Waupun

nov 18-19 Watertown

SEPT 29-OCT 1 ASHIPPUN

Visit in costume for games, scavenger hunt, haunted woods, and prizes during this family friendly event at Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Hwy. 49 920-324-5818 marshhaven.com

Special shopping weekend designed especially for women. Downtown, 920-261-6320 watertownchamber.com

SEPT 24 HORICON

Autumn Art on the Marsh

10th Indian Summer Living History Event

Ashippun Town Hall. Re-enactment camps, Native American, Highlanders, Buckskinners, 4 different war camps: War of 1812, Civil War, Revolutionary War, Spanish American War, Native American Tipi Village, food, traders and it is free. Free 28’ Voyageur Canoe Rides. www.dirtykettle.com

Join us for wine tasting, retail therapy and connect with over 60 local businesses.

Monsters on the Marsh

oct 25 beaver dam

Beaver Dam Sportsman’s Expo

4-8pm at the Beaver Dam Country Club, W8884 Sunset Dr. www.beaverdamchamber.com

SEPT 30 COLUMBUS

oct 26 Mayville

Held at Columbus Fireman’s Park pavilion. 2pm - 10pm. Live polka music, German food and beverages and kids activities. 920-623-2285 wioddfellows40@yahoo.com

Business Trick or Treat, games, and costume contest 6-7pm Main Street, 920-387-1167 mainstreetmayville.com

SEPT 30 LEBANON

Soccer Club Halloween Dance

Columbus ‘Odd’toberfest

Fallfest

Held at Harnischfeger Park. Family fun activities. Wagon rides, vendors and entertainment. W3048 Crawfish Rd, Ixonia. www.dodgeparks.com

october OCT 1 COLUMBUS

Columbus Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Fire equipment on display. Columbus Fire Dept. Service Organization 920-623-5914

oct 6 Waupun

John Denver Tribute Concert

by Jim Curry and band Waupun’s Historic City Hall Auditorium (920) 324-5818 marshhaven.com

oct 6-8 Mayville Audubon Days

Weekend long fall festival Foster Park, Main Street 920-387-5776 audubondays.com

OCT 7 HARTFORD Autumn Fest

9am -3pm The day kicks off with the Pink Pumpkin Run at 9am along with shopping, artisans, crafters, food, and live music. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

oct 7 Watertown Run from the Cops

10K run, 5K run/walk and 1K youth run. 920-261-6320 watertownrunfromthecops.com

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Midwest Cream Cheese Competition

Downtown Business Trick or Treat

OCT 27 HUSTISFORD Hustisford Community Hall www.hustisford.com

oct 28 Watertown Pumpkin Palooza

Homespun Holidays

Women’s Only Weekend (WOW)

nov 19 Watertown Turner Hall Craft Fair

Airplane ride and pumpkins N6491 State Rd. 26 920-386-2402 wisconsinaviation.com

november nov 4 Watertown

First Brigade Band Harvest Ball

Held at Turner Hall. Polkas, Schottisches, Jigs, Reels, Waltzes and more will be played and the band will teach you the steps. 7pm, 301 S Fourth St. 920-261-6320 1stbrigadeband.org

NOV 10-11 HARTFORD Holiday Open House

www.downtownhartfordwi.com

Satterlee Clark Historical House, 322 Winter St. 920-485-0483.

dec 3 Watertown Holiday Parade of Homes

Five to six Watertown homes dressed in their holiday best will be open for viewing. 920-261-6320 watertownchamber.com

Parade of Trees

Juneau Public Library. Admission is free

DEC 9 FOX LAKE

Noon-6pm including parade at 5pm, as well as tree lighting, chili lunch, raffles/silent auction, bake sale and free kids activities. 920-928-3777 www.foxlakechamber.com

NOV 24 COLUMBUS

DEC 9 RANDOLPH

Parade at 6:30pm. Tree lighting ceremony follows on library lawn. 920-623-3699

Randolph Village Hall, 248 W. Stroud St. www.randolphwi.net

Columbus Christmas Parade

Santa’s Workshop

nov 25 Watertown

dec 9-10 Waupun

Parade begins at 5:30pm. Visit Santa in his house after the parade. Downtown 920-261-6320 watertownchamber.com

Nature craft sale, horse-drawn sleigh rides, family photos, cookie decorating and crafts Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Highway 49 (920) 324-5818 marshhaven.com

9am-3pm at the Randolph High School, 110 Meadowood Dr. www.randolphwi.net

Pumpkin Drop Contest

Christmas Open House

Scenic 5k run through the city streets of Watertown. Watertown, 53094 920-261-6320 therunturkeyrun.com

1 – 2:30pm. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

oct 29 Juneau

DEC 2-3 HORICON

Christmas December to Remember

Run Turkey Run 5k

NOV 25 RANDOLPH

Downtown Fox Lake, Tons of kids’ activities. www.foxlakechamber.com

Free daylong event with crafts, activities, live music, food, parade, and fireworks Main Street 920-387-1167 mainstreetmayville.com

nov 23 watertown

OCT 28 HARTFORD

Spooktacular Fall Event and Citywide Trick or Treat

It’s a Wonderful Life on Main

DEC 3 JUNEAU

Watertown Holiday Parade of Lights

OCT 28 FOX LAKE

dec 2 Mayville

Two floors of crafts, collectables, and more from some of your favorite local crafters. 301 S Fourth Street 920-261-6320 watertownchamber.com

Main Street trick-or-treating, costume parade, crafts, sidewalk games, crafts, pumpkin lighting, and more. Downtown 920-261-6320 watertownchamber.com

Trick or Treat

Visit with Santa

Holiday Bazaar

nov 25-26 Watertown

Octagon House Annual Christmas Play

Performances from 11am-3pm, with a new performance every half-hour 919 Charles St. 920-261-6320 watertownhistory.org

NOV 28 - DEC 1 WAUPUN

Avenue of Angels Christmas Celebration Parade down Main St. at 6:30pm. Entertainment, Festival of Trees, Santa and refreshments are offered Tues.-Fri. evening at Waupun City Hall Auditorium. www.waupunfestivals.com

december DEC 2 BEAVER DAM Holiday Parade

Downtown. Parade on Center St. at 5:30pm. Holiday open house at Dodge County Historical Society. www.beaverdamchamber.com.

Christmas at Marsh Haven

DEC 15 HARTFORD Midnight Madness

6pm-midnight. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment. www.downtownhartfordwi.com

DEC 16 FOX LAKE

Buffett Brunch with Santa

Festivities begin at 11am at the Boat House. 920-928-3470

january 2018 JAN 1 HUSTISFORD Winterfest “Toilet Bowl”

Hustisford Community Hall and downtown. www.hustisford.com

jan 27-28 beaver dam Cabin Fever Fest

1-4pm at Crystal Lake Park www.beaverdamchamber.com

JAN 28 mayville Rock River Bierfest

Held at the Mayville Park Pavilion. For more infor go to www.rockriverbierfest.com.


Lodging & Camping AmericInn

royal oaks inn

Arnold Jackson House

the playful goose campground

325 Seippel Blvd., Beaver Dam 920-356-9000 www.americinn.com

N7669 Indian Hills Trails, Beaver Dam 920-356-9440 www.arnoldjacksonhouse.com

quality inn & suites

815 Park Ave., Beaver Dam 920-887-7171 www.choicehotels.com

Iron Ridge Inn

129 Main St., Iron Ridge 920-387-4090 www.ironridgeinn.com

N4898 Arrowhead Trail, Juneau 414-690-3464 www.prairiehouse.info

711 Park Ave., Beaver Dam 920-887-8888 www.super8.com

Audubon Inn

glacier valley campground

N8129 Larson Rd., Cambria 920-348-5488 www.glaciervalleycampground.com

219 Industrial Dr., Columbus 920-623-8800 www.super8.com

45 N. Main St., Mayville 920-387-5858 www.auduboninn.com

Mayville Inn

701 S. Mountain Dr., Mayville 920-387-1234 www.mayvilleinn.com

River's Bend Inn B&B

Hayes Resort

W10551 Blackhawk Trail, Fox Lake 920-928-2816 www.hayesresort.com

Westphal Mansion B&B 90 S. Main St., Hartford 920-673-7938 www.westphalmansioninn.com

257 N. German St., Mayville 920-387-2224 www.riversbendinn.com

Silver springs campsites inc.

N5048 Ludwig Rd., Rio 920-992-3537 www.silverspringscamp.com

willow mill campsite N5830 Cty. Hwy. SS, Rio 800-582-0393 www.willowmillcampsite.com

• 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

www.willowmillcampsite.com

Information on camping in any of the Dodge County Parks begins on p. 26

Heritage Inn Hotel

700 E. Main St., Watertown 920-261-5700 www.heritageinnhotel.com

Holiday Inn Express

Americinn

204 Shaler Dr., Waupun 920-324-1140 www.AmericInn.com

Boarders Inn & Suites

101 Aviation Way, Watertown 920-262-1910 www.hiexpress.com

5 Gateway Dr., Waupun 920-345-2500 www.stayboarders.com

Jesse Stone B&B

Inn Town Motel

300 S. Washington St., Watertown 920-262-1918 www.bedandbreakfast.com

27 S. State St., Waupun 920-324-4211 www.theinntownmotel.com

Super 8

1730 S. Church St., Watertown 920-262-1910 www.super8.com

Have more FUN in theValley! Sandybottom pond RVandtentcamping Discgolfcourse Volleyballcourt Discgolfcourse Pavilion Minigolf Hikingtrails Horseshoes Playground Weekend activities Day passes available Renovatedbathrooms Freecleanhotshowers Conveniencestore 30,50 ampservice Dumpstation

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www.glaciervalleycampground.com

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super 8 - columbus

611 E. Walnut St., Horicon 920-485-4855 www.honeybeeinn.com

2001 S. Main St., Horicon 920-485-4744 www.playfulgoose.com

Prairie House

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Honey Bee Inn

W4419 Hwy. 33, Horicon 920-485-4489


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Downtown Beaver Dam the heart of our community

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owntown Beaver Dam has been the commercial hub of Dodge County ever since a dam was constructed to harness the water power of the Beaver Dam River in 1843. The marsh behind the dam became Beaver Dam Lake. Water powered a flour mill, a woolen mill, a cotton mill and other enterprises that raised Beaver Dam from its humble start as Grubville, as it was known to its detractors. It was also essential for brewing beer and making cheese (at Phenix Cheese, today called Kraft Foods). An early enterprise included a blacksmith shop – the first spark of a thriving metal fabrication industry which still dominates Beaver Dam’s manufacturing sector. Over the past decade merchants and city government have transformed the downtown business district into a beautiful place. The Beaver Dam River, once hidden behind and beneath downtown buildings, now flows unimpeded through the heart of the city. Changes have been made including the installation of ornamental crossings and light posts, façade improvements, other streetscape improvements and more. The process continues, with new businesses complimenting old favorites, offering a wide range of products and services for shoppers young and old.

This year will be marked by the installation of about a dozen murals on the walls of downtown buildings. The Decorate the Dam Mural Festival will take place June 28 to July. All murals are steeped in history depicting the county fair, the city library, beer/breweries, banking, education, veterans/patriotism, vintage cars/racing, churches, parks and recreation, science fiction writer Raymond Gallun, the Gould Nursery, motorcycles and more. All are invited to join in the fun with entertainment, live music, art, children’s events, while watching the murals transform the city. There will be a mix of paid and free activities. Pick up a printed schedule downtown or view the schedule at www.bddowntown.com. For more information, call the Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce at 920-887-8879 or email bddowntown@gmail.com.

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All are welcome to come and spend time in the downtown district. Seasonal attractions include the annual holiday parade, programs and recreation at The Watermark (community center) and boundless opportunities for shopping, eating, finding services and entertainment to suit many needs.

Sales • Repairs • Parts • Accessories

920-219-4027

For more information visit the Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. website at bddowntown.com.

Fast EddiE’s BicyclE and HoBBy Emporium

108 S. Center St., Downtown Beaver Dam

Specialty Popcorns 40+ flavors, Kettle Corn Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Farmstead Ice Cream, Retro Candies, Locally Grown Popcorn Seeds, Popcorn Tins, Gift Baskets, Popcorn Gifts, Fun Popcorn Bowls and more… 507 Madison St. Beaver Dam 920-885-CORN (2676)

www.chippyspopcorn.com

Celebrating 159 Years in Business! 131 Front Street • Downtown Beaver Dam • (920) 885-6422

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Twisted Sisters

• Vintage One of a Kinds • Chalk Paints • Repurposed Furniture • Handmade & Unique Items

Open Wed.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11-3 twistedsisters@yahoo.com

112 So. Spring St. • Beaver Dam • 920.356.8984 www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Beaver Dam

something for everyone

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eaver Dam is located on shores of Beaver Dam Lake, the 15th largest lake in Wisconsin. The community currently has 20 municipal parks, with more in the development stage. Many feature public picnic areas, playground equipment and several have boat launch access to the lake. Locals and visitors enjoy golfing, hiking, biking, swimming, water skiing, boating, fishing, waterfowl hunting and other outdoor sports throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Winter brings ice fishing, snowmobiling, iceskating, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. The Beaver Dam Raceway is adjacent to the city, and the Dodge County Fairgrounds, home to seasonal events and the Dodge County Fair, is just east of Beaver Dam. There are free summer ski shows by the award winning Beaverland Must-Skis ski team June through August. Two quality golf courses provide golf enthusiasts with hours of recreation. The Beaver Dam Country Club is located just north of the city and Old Hickory Golf Club is located just east of the city.

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Cultural attractions include live, local theatrical entertainment through the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre (BDACT) and changing exhibits at the Seippel Center for the Arts. Beaver Dam is also home to the Dodge County Historical Society Museum.

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

3 miles east of Beaver Dam on State Road 33

May June July august september

Beaver Dam and the surrounding area are home to a number of annual events, including Cabin Fever Fest, Nancy’s Notions Sewing Exposition, the Taste of Wisconsin, Lake Days, A Day in the Park Craft Fair, the Dodge County Fair and the Holiday Parade, among others.

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Experience Fall at Featuring Over 125 Varieties of Cheese • Gifts, Candies, Sausage, Wines Including Wollersheim, Door County, von Stiehl & Imported • Packer & Badger Corner • Wisconsin Souvenirs and more

US Hwy. 151 South, Beaver Dam Open Daily 1-800-236-3734

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Check out upcoming events at www.beaverdamchamber.com.

Beaverland Must-Skis Enjoy free water ski shows just off Tahoe Park on Beaver Dam Lake from Memorial Day to the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. See their schedule at www.mustskis.com.

Racing Beaver Dam Raceway holds races Saturday nights on the high banked 1/3 mile track from April through September. Racing on the 1/5 mile kart track is Tuesdays from May through August. Go to www.wismotorsports. net for more information. Also go to www.beavercycleclub.com for the 2017 Cycle Club race schedule and Cycle Club info.

Gourmet Coffee Drinks smoothies Baked Goods Sandwiches Drive-thru meeting space Tourism Center

We have everything for the Harley and bmW motorcycle enthusiast!

920-885-4990

hgcoffeeshop.net N7156 E Plaza Drive, Beaver Dam

MISCHLER’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON & bmW mischlershd.com • mischlersbmw.com • 920-887-8425 N8131 Kellom Rd., Beaver Dam • 151 N. & Cty. B North of Beaver Dam

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Columbus

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olumbus is built along the Crawfish River and nestled among gently rolling hills, woodlands and prime agriculture land. Columbus is located in the southeast corner of Columbia County and presents an almost perfect portrait of the 19th century. More than 200 historically significant homes and buildings in Columbus are on the National Historic Registry. You will find that Columbus strives to preserve and promote its proud heritage. Columbus offers an impressive array of community assets; an Amtrak station that serves 17,000 passengers annually, a low-depth aquatic center for families to enjoy, two golf courses, the Christopher Columbus Museum, the Columbus Antique Mall, the largest antique mall in Wisconsin, which attracts 120,000 people annually, and other quality antique and specialty shops. Don’t leave town without dining at one of the local supper clubs or restaurants. Columbus is located on five major highway corridors, Highways 151, 16, 60, 73 and 89. In other words, we’re an easy destination to get to and enjoy.

Visit these websites for more information about our fine city www.columbuswichamber.com or www.cityofcolumbuswi.com.

Downtown Columbus, Wisconsin welcomes you! Historic Architecture Coffee Shop Art Shops Antique Shops Comic Books Food and Spirits Services Dance Studio Gift Shops

Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) Like us on Facebook: Visit Downtown Columbus

Keeping Downtown the Heart of Our Community

County Fairs Fond du Lac County Fair

Columbia County Fair

Jefferson County Fair

Green Lake County Fair

Fond du Lac | July 19-23 www.fonddulaccountyfair.com

Jefferson | July 12-16 www.jeffersoncountyfairpark.com/fair

Washington County Fair West Bend | July 25-30 www.wcfairpark.com

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Portage | July 26-30 www.columbiacofair.com

Green Lake | August 3-6

www.greenlake.uwex.edu/fair

Dodge County Fair

Beaver Dam | August 16-20 www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com


Columbus’ Celebration Calendar

April 29 - Arbor Day Celebration 9am - 3pm, Fireman’s Park - Craft fair, book fair, music, kid’s activities, free trees and more. May 12 & 13 - Red Bud Days City Wide Garage Sales, Prince and Princess crowned on May 13, Brat Fry on the Boulevard and other activities. 920.623.3699 columbuswichamber.com May 29 - Columbus Memorial Day Parade June 17 & 18 - Horse & Carriage Festival Horse and Carriage competition at Columbus Fireman’s Park columbuscarriagefestival.org July 3 – July 8 - Columbus July 4th Celebration held at Columbus Fireman’s Park. Free admission & entertainment. July 3rd kicks off the celebration with music entertainment in the beer garden. Other celebration activities include midway rides along with music, food, refreshments, games and much more! July 4th enjoy the area’s largest parade beginning at noon, entertainment in the park and a HUGE fireworks display at 9pm For a complete list of entertainment go to; columbus4thofjuly.net or www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-4th-of-July-Festival July 4 - Fire Cracker 5 run/walk Sponsored by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce columbuswichamber.com September 9 - Columbus Fall Festival www.cityofcolumbuswi.com September 30 - Oddtoberfest 2pm - 10pm. This event is held at Columbus Fireman’s Park Pavilion. Live polka music, German food and beverages plus kid’s activities. www.wioddfellows40.org

October 1 - Columbus Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 7am – 1pm at the Columbus Fire Station November 17, 18 & 19 - Holiday Open House in Downtown Columbus columbuswichamber.com November 24 - Holiday Parade Parade begins at 6:30pm with floats, music and the guest of honor, Santa. Parade goes through downtown Columbus. The official tree lighting ceremony follows at the community Christmas tree on the Columbus Public Library lawn. This event is sponsored by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and Columbus Downtown Development Corp. and the City of Columbus. columbuswichamber.com

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On The Course

in and around dodge county

GOLF THE ROCK! NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Come experience the challenging 9 hole straits and the mature wooded back nine.

2017 U.S. Open Championship comes to Erin Hills in Hartford

June 12-18

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Must present coupon. Tee times required. Offer good thru 9/30/17.

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

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Visit our website for more specials and discounts

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Beaver Dam Country Club W8884 Sunset Dr., Beaver Dam 920-885-4106 www.beaverdamcountryclub.com

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Old Hickory Golf Club W7596 St. Rd. 33, Beaver Dam 920-887-7179 www.oldhickorycc.com Columbus country club 301 Ingalsbe St., Columbus 920-623-5880 Kestrel ridge golf club 900 Avalon Rd., Columbus 920-623-GOLF (4653) Fox Lake Golf Club N10500 Indian Point Rd. Fox Lake • 920-928-2508 www.foxlakegolfclub.com erin hills Golf Club 7169 Cty. Hwy. O, Hartford 262-670-8600 www.erinhills.com horicon Hills Golf club 3000 S. Main St., Horicon 920-643-2000 www.horiconhillsgolf.com

The Golf Club at Camelot W192 St. Rd. 67, Lomira 920-269-4949 www.golfcamelot.com Mayville Golf Course 325 S. German St., Mayville 920-387-2999 www.mayvillegolfcourse.com Watertown Country Club 1340 N Water St., Watertown 920-261-5009 www.watertowncc.com Windwood Of Watertown W5710 County Trunk CW Watertown 920-262-9091

Horicon 920-643-2000 horiconhillsgolf.com

Camelot 920-269-4949 golfcamelot.com

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Call for tee times (920) 885-6614 Highway 33 just North of Beaver Dam

Rock River Country Club 700 County Park Rd., Waupun 920-324-2621 www.golfrrcc.com

FOX LAKE GOLF CLUB

2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills in Hartford During the week of June 12-18, the United States Golf Association (USGA) will conduct the 117th U.S. Open Championship on the grand stage of Erin Hills and in the State of Wisconsin for the first time. The championship will welcome the world’s greatest players. Erin Hills will be the sixth public-access course to the host the championship.

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On The Water lakes in dodge county Beaver Dam Lake

Lake Size: 6,542 Acres Maximum Depth: 11 Ft.

Lake Sinissippi

Lake Sinissippi is a haven for wildlife. The fisheries consist of northern pike, walleye, catfish and carp. A variety of waterfowl are either residents or visitors to the lake every year. American white pelicans, sandhill cranes, blue herons, Canada geese, eagles and others provide great opportunities for bird watching. Each season brings new activities and opportunities. The Lake Sinissippi Ski Club offers “Learn to Ski” programs every summer. The LSA 4th of July Lakefest and the Venetian Nite lighted boat parade in August highlight the summer events. Water skiing, swimming, wave runners, pontooning, kayaking, and canoeing are activities enjoyed all summer long. There are many places to explore with nine islands, backwaters and feeder creeks. Winter brings ice racing, snowmobiling and skiing to the snow covered ice. Lake Sinissippi is a wildlife haven with easy access for all boaters. Lake Size: 2,855 Acres Maximum Depth: 8 Ft.

Fox Lake

The City of Fox Lake is located on the southeast shore of the lake where a city park with a boat landing provides recreational access. A town park with a boat landing provides access on the north side of the lake. Fox Lake is heavily used for boating, water skiing, and fishing. Fox Lake drains toward Beaver Dam Lake via Mill Creek.

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As the 16th largest lake in Wisconsin, Beaver Dam Lake is the home of a variety of wildlife and fun events all year round. There are five city parks and one county park, as well as six boat landings making for easy access. The lake is well suited for non-motorized vessels like kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards (rentals available at Waterworks Park) and with 6,542 acres there is plenty of room for pontoon boats, water skiers, fishing boats and wave runners. Winter brings the snowmobilers, skiers and ice fishermen. The lake is home to a variety of fish, including northern pike, walleye, bass, catfish, bullhead and a variety of pan fish. Events in and around the lake include fish tournaments, kids Fish ‘n Fun, Lake Days celebration and The Great Beaver Paddle Festival as well as being home to the nationally recognized Beaverland Must-Ski Water Shows.

Lake Size: 2,625 Acres Maximum Depth: 22 Ft.

Lake Emily

Lake Emily is a shallow, fertile lake located in the extreme northwest corner of Dodge County. The lake provides a quality fishery primarily of perch, bluegills, largemouth bass, and northern pike and receives heavy usage year round. Much of the lakeshore is developed with cottages and homes, except for the west side which is still undeveloped. A town-owned boat landing provides good fishing and boating access on the southern end of the lake. Lake Size: 268 Acres Maximum Depth: 17 Ft.

Lost Lake

Lost Lake is located in west-central Dodge County. The lake is popular for fishing. Much of the shoreline consists of marshy areas. Boat ramps exist on the north and south sides of the lake as extensions of the town roads. Lake Size: 245 Acres Maximum Depth: 11 Ft.

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plus an outdoor Summer Farmer’s Market and indoor Fall Farmer’s Market. But it doesn’t stop there! The holidays start with the annual Christmas Parade that welcomes visits with Santa to Hartford. And don’t miss Downtown Midnight Madness for great holiday shopping! Shop in Hartford’s historic downtown with a combination of specialty shops and restaurants that offer a unique shopping and dining experience, or shop major retailers located along Sumner St.(Hwy 60) and South on Hwy 83.


Hartford

W E ’ RE A L L HEART Explore over 700 acres of year-round nature and wildlife at the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest or over 800 acres of parks and green space in the city park system including a disc golf course, geocache treasures, and a public outdoor pool with a waterslide and wading pool. New in July 2016 is the Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center with lazy river, two person raft ride and high speed water slides. Tour Wisconsin’s largest auto museum. The Wisconsin Auto Museum that features the largest assembled group of Kissel luxury automobiles. With more than 100 cars in total, as well as the 1003 Steam Locomotive, a 250-ton operating steam locomotive, the museum is also home to a huge fully functional Lionel train layout to delight fans of all ages. Discover the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame. The Short Track Hall of Fame honors the greats of 60 years of racing and commemorates this very real slice of Wisconsin History with restored vintage race cars, Hall of

Fame plaques, history of area racing, and a large collection of photographs and memorabilia. Experience world-class performances at the Schauer Arts Center, climb to the heights of nearby Holy Hill—the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, or celebrate with charm and elegance at the Chandelier Ballroom. Hartford truly has something for everyone! For more information on our area go to www.Hartfordchamber.org or downtownhartfordwi.com.

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Hustisford c o m e v i s i t u s . Y o u ' ll b e g l a d y o u d i d !

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ome visit picturesque Hustisford, population 1,121, located on historic and beautiful Lake Sinissippi and the Rock River. We’re located midway between Milwaukee and Madison, just a short distance south of the world renowned Horicon Marsh. Enjoy our small town atmosphere and charm. Visit The Mercantile (a modern day general store with a selection of fine wines, liqueurs, and one of a kind gifts), Mike’s Hardware (an old time hardware store with memorabilia from the past), Impact By Dzine (custom apparel, banners, signs, souvenirs and print shop), Nature Made Heaven Scent

Soap (homemade soaps), Rock River Salon & Tanning (hair care & tanning salon), Robin’s Countryside Gardens (garden center and gift shop), Pawtique (handmade fleece blankets for humans & animals and also Terra essential oils & oil products), Essential Elements Boutique & Home (featuring fab fashions & gifts) and Roeseler Flooring (your one stop shop for all your flooring needs). Enjoy our hospitality and fine dining at Lake St. Inn, Days Gone By, Teddy’s, Joan’s Country Cookin’ or Sinissippi Lake Pub. Relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Lake Sinissippi from the deck of Sinissippi Lake Pub. Launch your

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Custom Apparel, Embroidery, Signs, Banners, Graphics, Wedding Invitations, Promotional Products, Web Design, Collegiate Wear, Personalized Gifts, Printing Independently Owned Community Bank

Craig & Alicia Hough 113 S. Lake St. Hustisford, WI 53034 Phone (920) 285-0730

Visit us on the web at: www.impactbydzine.com Email: sales@impactbydzine.com

Historic Hall available for rent “Serving the community for over 100 years”

200 S. Lake Street in Hustisford

920-349-3241

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Newly renovated upstairs w/bar & beautiful lighting

Hustisford Community Hall 316 E Tweedy St., Hustisford

Booking information contact Jessica Hopfinger 920-342-0584 • jessicahopfinger@gmail.com


Hustisford Calendar of Events boat at Neider Park and see firsthand the splendor of Lake Sinissippi. Come to the Hustisford Community Hall for Open Jam Sessions with the Nite Trax band held every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 10:30 with food served from 5:00 to 8:00. Visit the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings 7:00 a.m. to noon from late May through October. Tour the John Hustis House/Museum, open from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays, June through September. Enjoy Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, June through August in Memorial Park. A kiosk with local information is located in Memorial Park at the intersection of W. Juneau St. and N. Ridge St. or check us out at www.hustisford.com for more information.

Every Tuesday Night

6:30 - 10:30pm Open Jam with Nite Trax Hustisford Community Hall

January & February - Sundays Sinissippi Ice Racing

Lake Sinissippi by Sinissippi Lake Pub

sinissippiracing@yahoo.com

January & February - Sundays

May 29

October 7

Fall Harvest Festival Memorial Day Parade & Celebration American Legion Post 420 • Downtown Hustisford Downtown Hustisford & Memorial Park • www.hustisford.com www.downtownhustisford.com

June through August

Music in the Park Concerts Every 2nd & 4th Tuesdays • 6:30 - 8:30pm Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

April 8

2nd Annual Fledgling Festival Hustisford Community Hall www.thehustyplayers.com

May through October

Hustisford Farmers Market Every Saturday from 7am - noon Corner of S. Hustis St. & W. Griffith St. www.hustisford.com

May 20

Husty Players Brat Fry 10am - 2pm Leroy Meats, Horicon

Robin’ s Countryside

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robinscountrysidegardens.com

mon tues thurs fri 9-5 • sat 8-4 • sun 10-4

3 miles east of Hustisfor Hustisford • 920.349.3030

“Thriller” presented by The Husty Players • 7:30pm & 9:30pm Downtown Hustisford www.thehustyplayers.com

June Dairy Days Downtown Hustisford www.hustisford.com

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July 1

Hustisford Holly Days - Visit with Santa, Tree Lighting & Caroling Hustisford Community Hall and Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

August 26

Ha Ha Holiday Show presented by The Husty Players Hustisford Community Hall

Lakefest sponsored by the Lake Sinissippi Association Neider Park www.lakesinissippi.org Hustisford Lions Club Venetian Night Riverside & Lions Parks

December 2

www.thehustyplayers.com

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January 1, 2018

September 9

Downtown Hustisford and

Winterfest (Toilet Bowl)

Founder John’s Day Hee Haw Show by the Husty Players Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

Hustisford Community Hall www.hustisford.com

Midwest Guest House Let Nature Be The Backdrop Bald eagles, great blue heron, and deer are your neighbors when you visit the Prairie House on scenic Lake Sinissippi. Hosting Vacations and Retreats with old-fashioned hospitality and gracious amenities since 2006.

Gardens

Over 5000 sq. ft to explore and love! Annuals and Perennials Garden Accents, Gifts & Sculpture Seasonal Decor Country Curtains

www.hustisford.com

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Wisconsin Auto Group Ice Trails June through September Lake Sinissippi by Neider Park Boat Landing John Hustis House/Museum www.w-a-g.org Tours given on the 1st & 3rd Sundays 1:30 - 3:30pm April 1 Memorial Park www.hustisford.com 2nd Annual Talent Showcase Hustisford Community Hall www.thehustyplayers.com

October 27

Soccer Club Halloween Dance Hustisford Community Hall

Prairie House Features • 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Prairie Style Home • Panoramic views of prairie, lake & woods • Gourmet Kitchen

The MercanTile “a Modern day General STore”

• Rec room with pool table & ping pong • Steinway Grand Piano • High speed wireless internet, cable TV, CD/DVD/Stereo • Observation deck and screened cedar porch

New, VinTaGe & Handmade Items One-of-a-Kind GIfts & JeweLRY sampLe Wine & Liqueurs while you shop

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Open Wednesday thru sunday 109 s. Lake st. • dOWntOWn hustisfOrd 920.349.3533

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Hustisford

On The River Canoeing and Kayaking

N4741 Co. Rd. E P.O. Box 404

Hustisford, WI 53034

(Showroom located 1 mile North of Hustisford)

Dodge County offers several excellent paddling opportunities. Horicon Marsh offers winding channels, open water and expansive wetlands to explore. Canoe and kayak rentals are available in the City of Horicon. Enjoy some paddle time on Beaver Dam Lake! Kayak, canoe and stand-up paddle boards are available to rent from the boat building at Waterworks Park. The gentle current you’ll find on the Rock and Crawfish rivers make them ideal for paddling. One of the most popular launches is Harnischfeger Park on the Rock River. Paddlers can travel upstream for 17 miles to Hustisford or downstream 25 miles to Watertown. Astico Park is a favorite launching point for paddling excursions on the scenic Crawfish River.

Experienced sales and service: carpet, vinyl, laminates, hardwoods and ceramics in. “We install What We sell”

Ross & Pam Roeseler, Owners

920-349-3109 roeselerflooring@hotmail.com

Mike’s Hardware

Small town service. When you need help, stop at Mike’s!

Rock River Canoeing and Kayak Routes Rock River in Wisconsin

Harnischfeger Park to Hustisford

From: To: Federal area of Horicon Marsh closed to canoeing

Harnischfeger Park County Road O = 1 mile County Road MM = 6 miles State Road 60 = 16 miles Hustisford Lions Park = 17 miles

A—Horicon B—Hustisford C—Harnischfeger Park D—Watertown

106 Lake Street, Hustisford

920-349-3600

Cabin Rentals on Lake Sinissippi

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Visit these websites for more information about renting a cabin on Beautiful Lake Sinissippi. www.homeaway.com www.vacaguru.com www.vrbo.com www.lakehouse.com www.lakeplace.com www.cyberrentals.com/lake-sinissippi

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Dams * Dam locations south of Watertown not identified

Caution! The shallow and narrow character of the Rock River in some locations, makes it susceptible to occasional blockages from tree falls. Short portages to get around the blockages may be necessary especially during periods of low water levels. Report any blockage areas to Dodge County Parks Central Office - (920) 386-3700 x1 or staff at the Park. *A topographic map for better navigation is available on the website at www.dodgeparks.com and at Harnischfeger Park launch area.*

Harnischfeger Park to Watertown

From: To:

Harnischfeger Park Highview Road = 1 mile County Road CW = 5 miles Kanow Park (Landing) = 10 miles Hwy 16/Wayside = 11 miles Rockvale Road = 12 miles County Road F = 14 miles County Road P = 19 miles Willow St. Landing = 27 miles

Please respect the River’s neighbors. Most of the lands adjacent to the river are privately owned - to avoid trespassing , only disembark at public parks, landings or road crossings.


On The Trails Auto Tours

The glaciers that once covered Dodge County have sculpted a landscape ideal for auto touring. Several scenic overlooks around the Horicon Marsh allow you to view the wetland’s wildlife. Follow the brown signs that mark the route of the Horicon Marsh Parkway, a 50-mile auto tour that encircles the Horicon Marsh and follows state and county highways through Burnett, Kekoskee, Horicon, Mayville and Waupun. The Parkway is easily accessible from U.S. Highway 151 or State Highway 41 by following State Highway 33 to access the south end of the Fish end & Wildlife Service Parkway or Highway 49 to access the north of the Parkway.

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Dodge County opens 20 miles of ATV trails from Dec. 1 through Mar. 31. Riding is only permitted during that time when the county has officially declared the trail open. The ATV trail can be opened if there is sufficient ground freeze or snowbase to prevent damage to the trail surface. The trails are primarily located on the surfaced areas of Wild Goose State Trail and the designated ATV trail routes through Burnett and East Waupun. The ATV trail runs from the parking lot at Hwy. 60 north to Hwy. 49. Check www.co.dodge.wi.us.com for trail openings.

Hike/Bike Spur Open Seasonally Marsh Woods Grasslands

Dodge County ATV Trail Wild Goose State Trail

Wild Goose State Trail Wild Goose State Trail links the City of Juneau - "Gateway to the Wild Goose Trail" and the City of Fond du Lac. This 34 mile compacted limestone trail on an abandoned railroad grade traverses oak woodlots, fertile farm fields, prairie remnants and sparkling streams as it runs through the rural country sides of Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties and skirts the western edge of the internationally known Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife, scenery and level surface provide safe, easy and enjoyable biking and hiking for all ages. Parking and trail access available at the southern trail head at Hwy 60 and the northern trail head on Rolling Meadows Drive in Fond du Lac and numerous points between. County and private campgrounds located nearby. A separate horse trail tread runs from Hwy 60. The trail can be opened for snowmobile and ATV use in winter.

Coming In 2017... Gold Star Memorial Trail

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Watertown

Opportunity Runs Through It

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hether you are attracted to our unique outdoor features and activities, including the beautiful Rock River basin, the fine arts, or the historic locations, Watertown is the place for you. Opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors abound here. But, it’s much more than that. We are the perfect destination no matter what you find exciting and invigorating.

OUR RICH HERITAGE

History enthusiasts will delight in Watertown’s rich heritage and historical sites, including the Octagon House Museum and America’s First Kindergarten. The locations are open to visitors from May through October with guided tours. Don’t miss the Octagon House Ice Cream Social with 1st Brigade Band Concert held every August. Nine walking/driving tour brochures guide you through historic neighborhoods and commercial districts, highlighting historical architecture, ghost signs and murals, and local haunting legends. Brochures and commemorative postcards are available through the Chamber of Commerce. The Dodge-Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society offers assistance for beginners and experienced family history researchers.

TIME FOR SOME FUN!

A city for all seasons, Watertown offers an abundance of outdoor recreation. Kayakers will enjoy paddling the Rock River Trail. Watertown’s ample park system is sure to impress visitors with 22 parks covering over 263 acres. Wooded walking trails, 21 hole Frisbee golf course, skate park, fishing areas, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, ice skating, cross country skiing, and playgrounds are among the many amenities offered. Don’t miss the Watertown Aquatic Center, featuring water slides and other wet and wild activities for all ages.

MAJOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

If golf is on the agenda, Windwood of Watertown is a public golf course, which includes outstanding amenities and appeals to a variety of skill levels. If indoor activities are called for, bowl a few frames at Watertown Bowl, catch a movie at Towne Cinema, or have some fun at Skate Express Family Roller Rink. Visitors may also take a coffee class on select dates at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, learning how to roast, grind, and brew the perfect cup of coffee.

Each year, Watertown is host to many major events and festivals. Riverfest, a FREE four-day music festival is held annually in August. It features nationally known entertainers, a carnival, classic car show, craft show, fireworks, and the popular “Taste of Watertown” food pavilion. Watertown’s beauty lends a great backdrop for the many races the city hosts. Participate in a 5k, 10k, or half marathon, bike through the countryside in Tour da Goose, or run/bike/run in the Share the Road Duathlon. The views won’t disappoint!

ART, ANTIQUES, & SHOPPING GALORE! Our downtown boasts something for everyone, making it a memorable shopping experience whether you fancy crafts, antiques, art, jewelry (fine or artisan), music, or anything in between!

The city is home to two Farmer’s Markets. Watertown Farmer’s Market is held in Riverside Park every Tuesday from May through mid-November from 7am to 12pm, and Garden Tales Farmer’s Market is held each Thursday (August through October), in the parking lot of the Watertown Public Library on Water St. from 3:00-6:00pm.

Watertown has many fall and winter events including Pumpkin Palooza, Women’s Only Weekend, the Holiday Parade of Homes, Holiday Parade of Lights, visits with Santa and so much more! Visit our online calendar for details on even more events throughout the year.

For more information go to www.watertowntourism.com.

DINING

Watertown has a wide variety of restaurants to satisfy any taste. Try one of the “Best 101 Burgers in America” at Zwieg’s Grill. Or perhaps you favor a true Wisconsin dining experience at Elias Inn or Donny’s Girl, both excellent supper club choices! Be sure to visit Tribeca GalleryCafe & Books to browse the art and shop for books while you get a bite to eat. A trip to Watertown wouldn’t be complete without visiting Mullen’s Dairy Bar!

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Antiques, Thrift Stores and Auction Houses Beaver Dam Antique Mall

142 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-1116

Bullfrogs & Butterflies

106 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 356-1759 www.bullfrogsandbutterflies.biz

Crosswalk Antiques 124 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-9586

Dusty Attic

108 Front St., Beaver Dam

Goodwill Stores

130 Frances Ln., Beaver Dam (920) 885-3109 www.goodwill.org

shopping

Here's The Thing

114 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 296-2240

St. Vincent DePaul Society 123 & 125 Dodge Dr., Beaver Dam (920) 885-6971 svdpusa.org

Tree City Antiques 126 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 885-5593

Twisted Sisters

112 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam (920) 356-8984

Antique Shoppes of Columbus 141 W James St., Columbus (920) 623-2669

Carousel Antiques 132 W. James St., Columbus (920) 623-5309

Columbus antique Mall

239 Whitney St., Columbus (920) 623-1992 www.columbusantiquemall.com

St. Vincent DePaul Society 110 Meister Dr., Columbus (920) 623-2004

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Granny Annie’s

303 W. State St., Fox Lake (920)210-1135

On Lake Time

211 W. State St., Fox Lake (920)520-0202

Old Crow

223 State St., Fox Lake

The curiosity shop 225 State St., Fox Lake

the yellow rose 213 State St., Fox Lake

willoughby's antiques

215 State St., Fox Lake

St. Vincent DePaul Society

31 South Main St., Hartford (262) 673-6980 • svdpusa.org

The Gathering of Hartford

326 W. Prospect St., Hartford (262) 673-3772

Bethesda Thrift Shop 620 Washington St., Horicon (920) 485-4113 bethesdalutherancommunities.org

Westside Tattoo and Treasures

301 East Lake St., Horicon (414) 659-8803

Mercantile

109 S. Lake St., Hustisford (920) 349-3533

Mayville Vintage Marketplace 102 S. Main St., Mayville

Mayville Vintage Marketplace Annex 40 S. Main Street (920) 889-1184, (920) 960-1965 mayvillevintagemarketplace.com

Sweet Ginger Vintage 26 S. Main St., Mayville (920) 579-0367 sweetgingervintage.com

american collections

Clara’s Antiques

Simply thrift

St. Vincent DePaul Society

100 E. Main St., Watertown (920) 262-2007 www.clarasantiques.com

133 Stark St., Randolph (920) 319-3660 151 Stark St Randolph simply-thrift.com

1181 N. 4th St., Watertown (920) 261-2691 • svdpusa.org

smart shop

349 Stark St., Randolph

Trader Tom's

Bethesda Thrift Store

800 S. Montgomery St., Watertown (920) 261-7030 bethesdalutherancommunities.org

101 E Main St., Watertown

Bargains Galore Thrift Store

810 W. Main St., Waupun (920) 324-8677 www.bgthriftstore@sbcglobal.net

Indoor Estate/Antique AuctionS Every Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 - 8:30pm N3486 Hwy 26 • Clyman

Join us for fast paced, fun Weekly auctions featuring antiques, collectibles, coins, jewelry, vases, tools, toys & so much more! See website for Estate Sales!

Premium Estate Services

In Home Estate Sales-Auctions-Personal Property Appraisals • (920) 696-3100 estatesales.org/company/5197 • Trent Nehls, Auctioneer #2916-52 Directions: Hwy J west off of Hwy 26, immediate right on frontage road. Look for signs. Consignments welcome! Buyers for high end pieces, jewelry, old toys, military, rarities!


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he City of Juneau, settled in 1845 and the Dodge County Seat, is a rural community which has numerous historical buildings and sites for the history buff and amateur alike.

Community events in Juneau include a citywide rummage sale and a farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market that is held from May to October. The city also offers many recreational opportunities. The Wild Goose State Trail runs directly through the city, offering hiking and bicycling. Stop for refreshments at one of the local restaurants. A park, just adjacent to the Wild Goose State trail, is a fine place to rest, camp or take a shower. The park is located north of Center Street or south of Home Road (also County DF). The southern end of the thirty-four mile nature trail starts just four miles south of Juneau on Highway 60. A separate horseback-riding trail runs alongside the trail for fourteen miles from Hwy 60 north to Minnesota Junction. In the winter, snowmobilers and ATV riders can enjoy the scenic route.

For more information go to www.cityofjuneau.net or www.juneauwi.org.

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ong known as the “Wild Goose Center of Wisconsin”, you’ll find Waupun nestled on the southern branch of the Rock River. Small town charm and a strong sense of community abound and beckon you to enjoy the unexpected things Waupun has to offer. The area is known for its rich agricultural land and an array of outdoor recreational opportunities that include the northern access points of the Horicon Marsh. Whether birding or simply learning, nature lovers will delight in a stop at Marsh Haven Nature Center. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, swimming, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. A new aquatic center, state-of-the-art baseball complex, indoor virtual golf, bowling, and an 18-hole golf course are just some of the amenities that you can enjoy during your stay. Whether you are seeking recreation or other personal enrichment opportunities, Waupun has something for you. Home to the largest collection of outdoor sculptures in the United States, Waupun has earned the designation of “The City of Sculpture.” Plan to see the world-renowned “End of the Trail” sculpture by James Earle Fraser during your visit and participate in a walking or auto tour around the city to view the full gallery. Regular live events bring both music and theatre venues to Waupun’s Historic City Hall Auditorium, a building known for its old-world charm and incredible acoustics. With a growing Fine Arts Community, you’ll find classes and art displays to satisfy your creative side. A variety of shops and dining options are available to complement your visit. Celebrate Waupun, a free family festival, kicks off our annual Festivals season in July. This celebration of community draws visitors both near and far to enjoy three

days of fun and entertainment. The annual Truck ‘n Show, one of the largest truck shows in the country, salutes the trucking industry and features the Lights of Night Convoy. The season wraps up with Volksfest, a festival for all ages, featuring traditional German food and beverage, and live music and dancing.

Historic Waupun City Hall Auditorium Event Schedule Feb. 11 - Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonk - Music and lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. April 8 - John Sebastian Lead singer for “The Lovin’ Spoonful” with songs: “Do You Believe in Magic?”; “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice”; “Nashville Cats” and many more. April 22 - Missoula Children’s

Theatre - Waupun Area children cast in two performances of “Alice in Wonderland”.

Sept. 9 - “Unspoken” One of the hottest rising Christian rock bands! With opening act David Dunn.

Comedy and Western. Back by popular demand!

Dec. 9 - Christmas Concert - Waupun’s Historic City Hall is host to this annual event.

TANNER PARK WAUPUN, WI

Outdoor Gallery of Art

Waupun WI Info & Events

Nov. 18 - “Rider’s in the Sky”

June 30 - July 2, 2017

City of Sculpture

Visit www.waupunfestivals.com for a tour map and history of each sculpture in the collection.

October 14 - Blast from the Past 60’s Dance. Two of the area’s most popular 1960’s rock & roll dance bands, the Ricochettes and Rob and the Rest will recreate an “American Bandstand” style party and dance.

For details and a full list of events, visit www.WaupunFestivals.com or connect with us on Facebook at Waupun WI Info & Events.

Waupun, Wisconsin A timeless legacy viewable only in Waupun, this collection of bronze sculptures was donated by Clarence Shaler to the City of Waupun and includes the world-renowned End of the Trail sculpture among others.

October 6 - John Denver Tribute

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FREE ADMISSION | CONCESSIONS | FIREWORKS June 30

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ROAD TRIP

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DOCK DOGS

Premier Canine Aquatics Competition

CAR SHOW • KIDZ ZONE • FIREWORKS SHOW • TEEN ZONE CALKINS MIDWAYS • SPECIAL NIGHTLY FEATURED DINNERS

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For more information go to www.cityofwaupun.org or www.waupunchamber.com.

Call us! 920-748-2601 toll free 800-782-9632

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Away from Home? Have an urgent care need?

Family medicine Fond du Lac Regional Clinic 608 W. Brown Street, Waupun (920) 324-6801 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekdays

Urgent care ServiceS Emergency Department Waupun Memorial Hospital 620 W. Brown Street, Waupun (920) 324-5581 24/7

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Homegrown Goodness Berries Kirschbaum's Strawberry Acres N5802 US Highway 151 Beaver Dam (920) 887-7530

www.kirschbaums-strawberries.com

Golz Orchard W5961 St. Rd. 49, Waupun (920) 324-5308 Pieper's Fruit Farm W2423 State Road 49 Brownsville (920) 583-3056

Pieper's Fruit Farm W2423 State Road 49 Brownsville (920) 583-3056

Tom Dooley Orchard W5759 St. Rd. 49, Waupun (920) 324-3664

Zastrow's Strawberries W2364 Cty. Rd. Y, Mayville (920) 387-3696

PUMPKIN PATCHES

www.zastrowsstrawberries.com

HONEY Honey Acres N1557 St. Rd. 67, Ashippun (800) 558-7745 www.honeyacres.com

Jeanne Malterer W3507 County Road R Iron Ridge (920) 349-8853 Marshview Honey and Alpaca Farm W4343 Wild Goose Rd., Waupun (920) 517-8156 Melvin Saeger W6140 State Rd. 33, Juneau (920) 386-2063

ORCHARDS Columbus Discovery Orchard W11888 Behan Rd., Columbus Sept. - Oct. columbusdiscoveryorchard.com

Horicon Kiwanis Park S. Hubbard St., Horicon (920) 485-3200 Wednesdays, June - Oct 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Park Cheese Co. Inc. W6521 County Road F Brownsville (920) 583-3401

Fall River Savanna Oaks

Schultz’s Cheese Haus N6312 Hwy 151 South, Beaver Dam (920) 885-3734

920-484-6257 Saturdays, May - Oct 8:30 a.m. – noon

Horicon Winter Farmer’s Market American Legion Post #157 735 S. Hubbard St., Horicon

www.oldfash.com

Hoekstra’s Market & Greenhouse, LLC N10348 Cty. Hwy. A Fox Lake (920) 928-2398 Tietz Family Farm Market W4500 Cty. Rd. CW Watertown (920) 206-0940 www.tietzfamilyfarms.com

Waldvogel's Farm N7416 Cty. Rd. I, Juneau (920) 885-9590 www.waldvogelfarm.com

Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese 1173 N. Fourth St., Watertown (920) 261-6363

Widmer's Cheese Cellars 214 W. Henni St., Theresa (920) 488-2503

FARM/FLEA MARKETS

Beaver Dam Tower West Parking Lot 200 S. Center St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-8262 Saturdays, May - Sept 8:00 a.m. - noon River Market 2nd Saturday of month May-September 8:00 a.m. - noon

Hartford Indoor Farmer’s Market Link Building 33 N. Main St., Hartford Saturdays, Nov 12 - Dec 17 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Beaver Dam 1645 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-3106 Weds./Sat., Mid-May - Oct 8:00 a.m. - noon Restaurant

Horicon Bethesda Mall 620 Washington St., Horicon Thursdays, May – Fall 8:00 a.m. - noon

www.horiconphoenix.com

2nd Wed. of the month Nov thru March Hustisford Hustis St., Hustisford (920) 349-3188 Saturdays, May - Oct 7:00 a.m. - noon Juneau Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot Juneau (920) 386-3359 Fridays, May - Oct 8:00 a.m. – noon Watertown Riverside Park, Watertown (920) 261-6320 Tuesdays, May - Nov 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Watertown Library Parking Lot 100 S. Water St., Watertown Thursdays, August – Oct 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Waupun Tanner Park 510 E. Spring St., Waupun (920) 324-7915 Thursdays, May - Oct 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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

Breakfast • Daily Lunch • Dinner Specials! Friday Fish Fry • Famous Broasted Chicken • ICE • SODA • BEER/LIQUOR • LOTTERY • PIZZA • SNACKS • ICE CREAM • GAS • OIL • DIESEL • VIDEO RENTAL • DAIRY ITEMS • ATM Repair

WRECKER SERVICE EMERGENCY REPAIRS

June 9 - 11

Parade June 10th at 7 pm

Augustfest Corn Roast August 19

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Hartford 147 N. Rural St., Hartford Hartford Recreation Center parking lot (262) 673-7193 Saturdays, May - Nov 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

www.widmerscheese.com

June Dairy Days Festival

Craft Fair, Silent Auction & Kids Zone November 17 & 18

Fox Lake Flea Market Main St., Fox Lake (262) 353-1704 Saturdays, April - Oct 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

www.specialcheese.com

A community with rich heritage and friendly people.

Homespun Holidays

Hwy. 16 across from Village of Fall River

Specialty Cheese Company 430 N. Main St., Reeseville (920) 927-3888

www.eberlesproduce.com

www.kraemercheese.com

Columbus 409 N. Ludington St. Columbus (920) 623-5540 Sundays, June - Oct 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

www.schultzscheese.com

Eberle's Produce W5548 St. Rd. 33, Horicon (920) 485-2702

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Old Fashioned Foods Cheese Factory & Outlet 331 S. Main St. Mayville, WI 53050 920-387-7924.

Email: markesanchamber@gmail.com Website: www.MarkesanWI.com Follow us on Facebook

WAYSIDE AMOCO RESTAURANT & REPAIR Hwy 44 & 73 • Markesan, WI Repair • 920-398-3722 ~ Restaurant • 920-398-3484


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3 Avoid rapid acceleration or unnecessary vehicle noises when passing or near a horse and buggy, loud noises may startle the horse as well. Following a few simple tips as a motorist will help make our roadways safer.

Locate the Amish businesses below by finding their correlating number on the map. 1- Pine Lumber 2 - Bontrager Cabinets 3 - Metal Buildings 4 - CVS Buildings 5 - Kingston Custom Cabinets 6 - Happy Hollow Bakery 7 - Weaver Cabinets 8 - Katie’s Carpet Shop 9 - Schrocks Sawmill 10 - Miller Greenhaus 11 - Millers Small Engine 12 - Miller Cabinet 13 - Mast Buggy Shop 14 - Mast Bend & Dent 15 - Sloping Acres Greenhouse 16 - Mishler’s Country Store 17 - Pleasant View Bakery 18 - Jr. Miller Chair Shop 19 - Miller Harness Shop 20 - Millers Bent & Dent 21 - Yoder Candy 22 - Townline Greenhouse

23 - Sunshine Jam Shop & Greenhouse 24 - Hillside Hardware & Greenhouse 25 - Otto’s Produce & Greenhouse 26 - Hershberger Sawmill 27 - Maple Lane Furniture 28 - Hill Top Repair 29 - Shady Lane Furniture 30 - Maple Grove Cabinets 31 - Weaver Harness Shop 32 - Oven Fresh Bakery 33 - Miller Cabinet Shop 34 - Whitetail Ridge Woodworking 35 - D&L Metal Buildings 36 - Sandhill Cabinets 37 - Tiny Acres Greenhouse 38 - D&E Sharpening 39 - Salemville Cheese Factory 40 - Salemville Greenhouse 41 - Sunrise Buggy Shop

42 - Grand River Greenhouse 43 - Mullet Furniture Finishing 44 - Wayside Repair 45 - L&L Furniture Shop 46 - Chair Shop 47 - Pine Grove Greenhouse 48 - A&E Bulk Foods 49 - GreenhouseGary Swanke 50 - BP Lumber 51- Pride Originals 52 - Rugs 53 - Bakery 54 - Lilac Furniture Gallery 55 - South & Main 56 - Bull Pen 57 - Ms. Bouvi’es Vintage Market 58 - Butterfly Antiques

W 1996 Barry Road • Dalton WI 53926 lilacwoodshop@yahoo.com lilacfurnituregallery.com 608-617-2662

Quality Handcrafted Furniture and Crafts in Oak and Cherry Hours MON-WED: 9-5, FRI-SAT 8-5 • Closed THU & SUN Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. —Psalm 5:8

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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. 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 features a book and gift store, a resale store, plumbing, heating and electrical shop, auto mechanics, gas and convenience stores, a large grocery store, beauty salons, a tanning salon, and more. There are also home based businesses such as embroidery, screen printing and printing. Your visit wouldn’t be complete without stopping at Feil’s Supper Club, the area’s best place to celebrate authentic German gemütlichkeit. Raise a glass of one of their German tap beers or sample a skillfully-brewed Wisconsin craft beer. You’ll find new friends in the beautiful outdoor Biergarten, gathered around a cozy Bavarian fire pit. And be sure to put the last Sunday of each month on your calendar for their special German Fest Buffet. Randolph is also the host of the famous FFA Alumni Community Corn Carnival, which is held on Labor Day every year. The fun starts bright and early with the FFA breakfast and is followed by the parade. And there is more fun to be had at the park, where you will find great food, kids games, bingo, great music and more. Come to the park hungry! There is PLENTY OF FREE SWEET CORN FOR EVERYONE!

For more information go to www.randolphwi.net.

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Check our Website and Facebook for weekly and monthly specials

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920-326-5544 N8743 HWY 73 Randolph, WI 53956 Bar opens 4:00 p.m. Wed - Thurs Fri - Sat Sunday brunch Sunday dinner

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To learn more: www.feilssupperclub.com

920 326-4769 • www.randolphwi.net P.O. Box 66 Randolph WI, 53956

Use a QR reader on your smart phone to access our location on a Google map.

Full Service Florist ~ Willow Tree Collectibles ~ Statuary and Plaques ~ Fun Signs ~ Gifts for all occasions and so much more!!! We rent Tuxedos.

920-398-2641 We Deliver!

29 S Bridge Street, Markesan www.floristinmarkesanwi.com Hours: M-F 8-5pm; Sat. 8-noon

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Fox Lake one of wisconsin’s “best kept secrets”

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hile you may hear a fish tale or two, Fox Lake has a unique experience to offer all those who find themselves here for a day, or for a lifetime.

From the ripple of a wave to the roar of a snowmobile, the lake has many activities for all interests in all seasons. Our resorts and lakeside community continually host fishing events, ice races, and guided or rented boat tours. If one day just isn’t enough time to enjoy the repose of the lake atmosphere, rent a cabin on the water and let the crickets serenade you to sleep. While visiting our lake community, be sure to venture downtown. Freckled with personality, Fox Lake emits a warm reception to the inquisitive visitor. Try your hand at a round of golf on our pristine 18-hole course, or stop in for ice cream at our nostalgic Drive In. Peruse our vintage and specialty shops, or take a dip in our aquatic center designed for young and old alike. For the refined palette, we offer fine dining at several area restaurants. Fox Lake is a city rich in history. Knowledge of the history and archaeology of Fox Lake was enriched in 1983 when the Fox Lake Inland Lake Rehabilitation and Protection District installed a sewer system. Workers uncovered one of Wisconsin’s largest archaeological discoveries on Elmwood Island in Fox Lake.The details of the dig and artifacts were painstakingly catalogued and preserved. The Fox Lake Historical Museum, in the old train depot, displays the findings from the archaeological dig as well as other local history.

Fox Lake Redevelopment authority The Fox Lake Redevelopment Authority can assist your industrial or commercial business relocation to Fox Lake. The RDA has financial incentives, land and technical resources available to assist your business with the relocation process. Our industrial park has full-service lots available that range in sizes from 1 to 20 acres. Contact the City Administrator for an application for financial assistance, land availability or additional information.

248 E. State St. • Fox Lake • 920-928-6288

www.cityoffoxlake.org cityadmin@cityoffoxlake.org

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Specializing in Residential & Waterfront

BAIT & LIQUOR LLC Large selection of fishing lures and equipment, beer, wine and liquor! • PONTOON & FISHING BOAT RENTALS • GAS YOUR BOAT FROM OUR PIER • HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES • FISHING SUPPLIES

www.foxlakefishtales.com Open 7 Days a Week • 529 W. State St. • Fox Lake, WI • 920-520-0015


For more information about our area and special events, please stop in at our Chamber office at 305 W. State Street (inside Nehls Realty), call us at 920-928-3777 or go to www.FoxLakeChamber.com.

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211 W State Street Fox Lake, WI 53933 920-520-0202 Open Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat 10-5 Winter Open Thur-Fri-Sat 10-5

Annuals • Perrennials • 1,000’s of Hanging Baskets Vegetable Plants and So Much More! FArM FreSH ProduCe

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Monday - All You Can Eat Wings Tuesday - All You Can Eat Spaghetti Wednesday - Burgers, Fries, Hot Dogs and Chicken Sandwiches Thursday - Tacos Friday - Fish Fry Live Music Outside Patio Dining Sat. Nights! Including Full Tiki Bar!

Cottage For Rent • Boat Launch Boat Rentals • Year-Round Lake Access

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Over 30 years of serving Fox Lake and surrounding areas. Specializing in Lake Homes, Farms & Residential

Friday Night Fish Fry Steaks - Seafood Pasta

Year Round Cottage Rentals N10604 Chief Kuno Trail Fox Lake 920.928.2576 Closed Wednesdays

Todd, Gail, Tim, Ann, Taylor

N10575 Chief Kuno Tr., Fox Lake, WI 53933 www.boathousepubandeatery.com

Enjoy our historic Fox Lake & The Shores “Wall of History” Pictorial Display

305 W. State St., Fox Lake, WI 53933

Open Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am - Close • Monday 3:00 pm - Close

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njoy great food, friendly service and good company in Horicon. Whether you’re looking for a great meal or an evening’s entertainment, you’ll find it in Horicon. Horicon offers several shops and retailers. Find gifts, hardware, farm-fresh produce and more. Horicon is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include hiking, biking, auto tours, fishing, boating, paddling, swimming, hunting and golf. Our aquatic center, museum, public library, boat tours, fitness club and bowling alley are all waiting to entertain you! We also have five beautiful parks to picnic and play in. The disc golf course at River Bend Park offers an inexpensive way to spend time outdoors with family and friends. If you’re ready for fun, Horicon is ready for you!

For more information go to www.horiconchamber.com, www.cityhoriconwi.us or www.horiconmarsh.org.

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920-485-3200 • writeus@horiconchamber.com •

85 Washington St., Horicon, WI 53032 920-485-2554 fax 920-485-0885 www.leroymeats.com

We ship cheese & sausage products & gift boxes! Over 100 varieties of homade sausage & over 100 cheeses from local cheese makers Our smoke meats and sausages have won numerous awards including

“Best in Wisconsin”

Complete venison and wild game processing, making the finest in venison sausage products Breakfast • Everyone’s Favorite Subs • Party Subs & Platters

Two 140 ft. Water Slides Umbrella Spray & Water Curtain in the Kids Area! Chaise Lounge Chairs & Grass Area Zero-Depth to 12.5 Feet

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Visit Horicon Marsh Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the contiguous United States with over 33,000 acres of wetland.

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et outdoors and experience the wildlife and many seasons of natural beauty at Horicon Marsh. The marsh provides habitat for endangered species and is a critical rest stop for thousands of migrating ducks and Canada geese. Because of its importance to wildlife, Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations, is a “Globally Important Bird Area” and is a unit of the Ice Age Scientific Reserve. It has also been designated as one the “Seven Natural Wonders of Wisconsin” and is often referred to as the “Little Everglades of the North.” Located in southeast Wisconsin, this vast wetland is only a one hour drive from Milwaukee and Madison. While the marsh in renowned for its migrant flocks of Canada geese, it is also home to more than 300 resident and migratory bird species which have been sighted

over the years. Due to its international significance, scientists from around the world have traveled here for professional training to improve conservation programs in their own countries. The Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area comprises 11,000 acres of the marsh while the northern 22,000 acres is part of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge was established as a breeding habitat for the Redhead Duck. Besides the over 300 bird species, other wildlife that live on the marsh are muskrats, red foxes, coyotes, turtles, frogs, bats, fish, deer, beaver, raccoons, river otters, mink and much more. New to the marsh is the release of whooping cranes. These were reintroduced in 2011. The chicks were trained by a crane-costumed biologist and left to freely migrate on their own. They returned to the refuge in 2012 and also utilized other local wetlands.

Within the marsh there are hiking and bicycling trails, driving trails, two boardwalks, fishing piers, boat launches and canoe/kayak trails. Geocaching is enjoyed on the southern end of the marsh. Of course birding, photography, hiking, hunting, site seeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and fishing are popular activities on the marsh as well. Horicon Marsh has a unique and important story to tell. The geologic features of the area, created by our last ice age, were instrumental in providing resources for wildlife and humans alike. The human history of Horicon Marsh is rich with culture and story; however it is one of tragedy and restoration. The wildlife present today at Horicon Marsh are the result of geologic and human activities, including modern-day wildlife management. To view a movie about the history of the marsh or to see the new “Explorium”, visitors can visit Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center on

Hwy 28 between Mayville and Horicon. Public naturalist talks and hikes are given at both Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center and Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center throughout the year and are free and open to the public. These talks focus on a variety of topics related to the geology, history, wildlife and management of Horicon Marsh. It helps the visitor understand the delicate natural relationship that exists at the 33,000 acre marsh. Visitors should stop at Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center or Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center for maps and information about the marsh. Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center also has other area visitor information and maps available. There are various restrictions on certain areas of the marsh so visitors should stop for information at one of the visitor centers.

Horicon Marsh Boat Tours at Blue Heron Landing

Visit for a day or spend the weekend at Horicon Marsh! Experience the Horicon Marsh Explorium View the “Horicon Marsh Story” Movie Shop the Flyway Gift Shop Get Active by Hiking, Bicycling, Geocaching, Snowshoeing Photograph the Wildlife and Landscape Calling all Birders with a Variety of Marsh Birds and Migrations Canoe or Kayak on the Canoe Trail

Birding Adventure ○ Sightseeing Tour Canoe & Kayak Rentals ○ Sunset Cruise Gift Shop…and more!

GET yOUR GROUP TOGETHER Group tours available - contact us to make arrangements. Facility rental available for business or educational use. For more information about activities and special events go to

www.horiconmarsh.org

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon

Located between Mayville and Horicon HOURS – Weekdays: 9am-5pm – Weekends: 10am-5pm

Travel Green Certified

horiconmarsh.com ○ 920-485-4663 www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Mayville EN J OY. ..STRO LL...EX PLORE

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ayville is located on the Rock River in Dodge County, the historic “Gateway to the Horicon Marsh”. Enjoy this sportsman and naturalist’s paradise where fishing, hunting and birding, exploring and hiking are all leisure activities throughout the area, including the renowned Horicon Marsh and Indian effigy mounds. Explore the past as you visit the Mayville Limestone School Museum and the Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Museum, rich in historic artifacts, photography and memorabilia from the ironworks of our years gone by and our surprising local industrial enterprises in the city of today. Browse Mayville's Historic Downtown or the West side. Both offer a blend of unique shops, services, restaurants and inns. Experience our community by attending our festivals and celebrations throughout the year. From celebrating our Nation’s Independence at Rock ‘N Boom to the annual fall migration of Canada Greese at Audubon Days there is always plenty of family fun! Audubon Days kicks off on Friday with the Bed Races that are held downtown and a Beer and Wine tasting. The weekend event line-up includes: The Audubon Days Run and Walk, Metric Century Bike Tour, The Audubon Arts and Crafts Gallery, a car show, gigantic parade, food court, kid’s events, live bands, entertainment and much more! Festivities are held in City Park along the river with a full bloom of fall color. It does not get better than that!

The Tag aquatic & Fitness Center in Mayville...is a “Place for Everyone”

Full Aquatic Center with Lap Lanes • Current Channel & Tube Slide Silver&Fit • State of the Art Fitness Center • Silver Sneaker Facility Elevated 1/14 mile Walking/Running Track • Gymnasium/Rental Rooms Fitness & Water Classes • Swimming Lessons • Park & Recreation Group Exercise Room • Party Rooms • Indoor Cycling Studio Short & long term memberships

10 visit punch cards Daily fees available

With the expansion NEW 24 Hour Fitness Access for Active Membership (18 and older)

Full Swing golf Simulator and Simulated Shooting Range with Clay Shooting & Big game/Waterfowl Hunting A golf simulator is a system of hardware and software components that track club and ball launch, speed, ball-flight and direction at the speed of light. It then simulates what the ball would have done in the real world in a virtual golf environment. The Shooting Range lets you experience a new fun way to compete with each other on a shooting range or an exotic hunting ground. Increase your gun ability, target swing and accuracy through this state of the art simulator

1700 Breckenridge St., Mayville, WI • 920-387-7988 • www.mayvilletagcenter.com

The Audubon Inn is a boutique full service hotel on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1896.

We offer:

• 16 elegant guestrooms with modern amenities • Signature destination restaurant, NOLA North Grille • Spa services available in The Spa Room or your guest room • Close proximity to internationally renowned Horicon Marsh • Movies and sporting events onsite at 20-seat Le Petite Theater • Seasonal outdoor dining in our private courtyard

Coming in 2017 our in-house microbrewery

NOLA North Grille brings an authentic New Orleans inspired dining experience to Wisconsin. Open daily for dinner and brunch on Sunday. NOLA North Grille is the perfect venue for weddings, private parties and business retreats. 45 North Main St., Mayville, WI • 920-387-5858 • www.auduboninn.com

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Mayville EN J OY. ..STRO LL...EX PLORE Take a step back in time with us and imagine it is the turn of the Twentieth Century in Mayville. Stroll through Mayville’s historic streets and explore our history by following our Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour. Copies of the complete guide can be found at www.mainstreetmayville.com or at the Main Street Mayville Office of Mayville Chamber of Commerce Office (48 N. Main Street). Return to Mayville, where natural beauty, historical sites and friendly people await you throughout the year. Hours: Mon - Fri. 7:30am-8pm Sat 8am-5:30pm Sun 9am-4pm

1020 Horicon Street Mayville 387-2068

www.mayvilletruevalue.com

Mayville’s Most Unique Shopping Experience! At Your Service... • • • • • • • • • •

Hunting/Fishing Licenses True Value Rental Keys Cut Copy and Fax Propane Tank Exchange UPS Shipping Glass and Plexi Glass Screen and Window Repair Custom Paint Shop Lawn & Garden Center

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D&L ResaLe & LiquiDation LLC We Buy @ Consign Merchandise At Seneca, we believe that everyone deserves year-round access to great-tasting food that’s also great for you.

www.senecafoods.com PO Box 27 500 S. Clark St., Mayville 920-387-2500 Think globally, grow locally. We’re proud to say,

We feed the world.

Tools Guitars Model Cars Electronics Fishing Antiques Jewelry Bow Hunting Fishing Pole Bow And Arrows Model Car 42 south Main street, Mayville, Wi

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Fresh Burgers & Chicken Homemade Soups Daily Specials Friday Night Fish Fry Mon-Thurs Lunch 11 am - 2 pm • Dinner 4:30 pm -9 pm Fri., Sat. & Sun 11 am -9 pm

30 Main St.Village of Kekoskee

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with Unique Diverse Gift Shop Seasonal Greenhouse

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2017 Saturday Afternoon Polka Dances • 1:00 - 5:00 PM Sponsored by: The Mayville Lions Club & Friends of the Mayville Public Library

Mayville Park Pavilion

Historical landmark beautiful dance floor overlooking the Rock River - it’s a destination for your enjoyment!

NO CARRY-INS

475 Park Street Mayville, WI

Feb. 11, 2017......Carol & The Keynotes - Valentine’s Day Dance

Admission Adults $10 Students under 18 $5

Sponsored by RH Equipment, Mayville

“Handicap Accessible” Food & Beverages Available Thank you for supporting our events and sponsors, all proceeds go to the organizations to benefit their local projects. This page sponsored by

920-387-3356

Feb. 25, 2017......Julida Boys - Winter Dance

Supported by Myrhum-Patten-Miller-Kietzer Funeral & Cremation Service, Wood Sampler, Iron Ridge Inn Motel, Old Fashioned Cheese, Garage Door Specialist and The Pub.

920-387-5210

Certified Public Accountants Tax Return Preparation and Accounting Services 14 N. Main Street Mayville WI, 53050

March 4, 2017......Mark Jirikovec Mayville Lion’s Club 63rd Anniversary

Sponsored by Horicon Bank of Mayville and Town & Country Construction, Inc.

March 11, 2017......Charlie Justman Band (70th Anniversary) - St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Supported Luedtke Lumber, Chris Neu-Coldwell Banker, Batzler Trucking, American Family Insurance-Horicon, and Curt Nitschke

March 25, 2017......Hauser Hotshots - Spring Dance Supported by the Mayville Inn, Midwestern Shooters Supply, The Schmitt Group CPA-Mayville, The Hietpas Group CPA-Mayville, Kolk’s Auto Repair, LLC, and The PUB

April 1, 2017......Ryan Herman & The Rhythm Playboys - Easter Dance

Sponsored by Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant of Mayville (2016 Business of the Year)

April 8, 2017......Musical Brass

Sponsored by The Friends of Mayville Public Library and Supported by Eclipse Audio & Video LLC, Ultimate Impressions Concrete, LLC, Bernhard Plumbing, Inc. Ernie Von Schledorn Lomira Inc., and The PUB

April 22, 2017......Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen - Earth Day

Supported by Steve’s Auto Body, Lakeview Electric, Inc., Barnes Chiropractic Clinic, Tab Products, Mayville Car Wash, Mayville Savings, Wendy’s Embroidery, WXRO Barn Show, and Curt Nitschke

June 3, 2017......Brian & The Mississippi Valley Dutchmen - June Dairy Month

Supported by KM Tours and River’s Bend Inn Bed & Breakfast, Jon Jacobs Company, Schlaefer Optometrists, PTLC, Cliff’s Inc., Miller Tool & Die, and The Pub

For more information, please see the flyer, or call Donna Gudex-Kamrath at 920-960-5318. www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Horicon Marsh Area e xp e r i e n c e i t

Get outdoors this year and experience the wildlife and many seasons of natural beauty at Horicon Marsh. The Horicon Marsh Parkway is a 50-mile auto tour route that follows state and county roadways around the marsh, passing through or near many local communities. There are also roads, hiking and biking trails throughout the property, and a canoe trail accessing the waters of the marsh.

Spring marks the return of mallard ducks, coots, herons, egrets, sandhill cranes, purple martins, warblers, and numerous others. A “chorus” of frogs is sure to be heard throughout the marsh signaling that warmer weather is here. The Horicon Marsh Bird Festival is held annually in May and offers many opportunities to view and photograph spring migrants and resident wildlife.

Summer brings nesting season and warmer weather for hiking and bi-

cycling around the marsh to view an array of bird species with their young. American white pelicans nest abundantly on the marsh during the summer and may be seen feeding in large groups – “herding” fish into shallower water for easier dining. Several fishing piers are also available at the marsh and make great places to spend relaxing summer afternoons.

Fall is well known for the mass migration of birds (and visitors!) to the marsh - Canada geese, as well as thousands of ducks of many different species – mallards, wood ducks, pintails, wigeon, redheads, bufflehead, and ruddy ducks; as well as impressive numbers of staging sandhill cranes. Opportunities also exist to view whooping cranes.

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Although closed for waterfowl hunting, the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge is open for deer and small game hunting seasons in the fall. However there is waterfowl hunting in the State Wildlife Area. Many educational programs and events are held marsh-wide throughout the season.

Winter is characterized as a frozen but peaceful time on the marsh and

is also a good season for wildlife viewing. Eagles, owls, several species of hawks, muskrats, foxes and other wildlife, or evidence of, such as tracks or feathers, may be sighted when the entire marsh is open to snowshoeing, hiking, and cross country skiing (Dec. 1- Mar 15). Snowy owls are a notable species to watch for during the winter months.

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Photo by: Rich Armstrong Open weekdays 9am-5pm and weekends 10am-5pm except major holidays. www.horiconmarsh.org for more information and pricing.

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“We offer the finest in handmade chocolates, chocolate novelties, gourmet popcorns, and many other unique hard to find candies. We also feature a casual dining menu, Cedar Crest ice cream, kids novelties, Wisconsin wines and much more” - Joel

RetAil SAleS: W. Henni Henni St •• P.O. P.O. box Box 127 127 ••theresa, Theresa,WI 214 W. Wi 53091-0127 53091-0127

10am-4pm Mon-Sat 7am-5pm •• Sun (June-Oct.) (June-Oct.) 10am-4pm Watch cheese being made from tOuRS by ReSeRVAtiOn

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Gourmet Chocolates, Novelty Candies, Wisconsin Wines, Wisconsin Craft Beers, Wisconsin Gourmet Foods and so much more! Tours by Reservations

101 North Milwaukee Street ~ Theresa, WI 53091 ~ 920-488-9269 OPEN 7 Days A Week ~ Call for Hours


Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekends 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. With the exception of major holidays. Winter Weekend Hours 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Restrooms available to the public from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. year round. www.horiconmarsh.org The Wildlife Education Program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and management. DNR educators rely on the diverse wildlife to develop a wide range of educational programs aimed at introducing and sharing our native wildlife with a broad audience. Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center serves as both a destination and gateway for visitors to Horicon Marsh as well as providing for year-round educational opportunities. More than 500,000 people visit Horicon Marsh annually to observe wildlife in a natural setting, creating a huge demand for interpretive services. The facility has an auditorium, two classrooms, the Flyway Gift Shop, public viewing area, wildlife displays, a Children’s Discovery Area and other building amenities. Visitors may borrow binoculars, field guides, educational backpacks and snowshoes at no cost. Visit the new “Explorium”, where you will have the opportunity to travel through time. Long before Horicon Marsh achieved international status as an important bird and wildlife area and a destination for outdoor recreation, glaciers carved a basin where a wetland would one day form. Today, guests of Horicon Marsh’s “Explorium” can get a glimpse of life at Horicon Marsh thousands of years before European settlement and witness how the current wetland came to be. Videos and interactive displays greet guests at every turn, encouraging audiences of any age to learn more about the history and ecology of Horicon Marsh. A wooly mammoth replica that children are free to touch and climb represents wildlife that roamed the land during the Ice Age. Relics from the age of European settlement as well as modern hunting and trapping equipment illustrate the marsh’s popularity as a waterfowl hunting site. Games encourage visitors to learn about wildlife identification. An airboat simulator gives visitors a thrilling perspective on the management and conservation activities currently occurring on the marsh before heading out to enjoy it for themselves.

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office & Visitor Center

W4279 Headquarters Rd., Mayville Hours: Weekdays 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. With exception of Federal Holidays September 6 – November 2 Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. www.fws.gov/refuge/horicon The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is located on the east side of the marsh just off Highway Z and offers exhibits on marsh history and wildlife; shopping for nature books and clothing in the Coot's Corner Gift Shop; and views of marsh wildlife. A large multi-purpose room is available to the public to reserve for business meetings. Educational programs on various topics of natural and cultural history are offered year-round for the public. For more information call 920-387-2658 or visit www.fws.gov/refuge/horicon.

Marsh Haven

W10145 State Hwy 49, Waupun Hours: Weekdays Noon - 4:00 p.m. Weekends 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open Mid April to Late November www.marshhaven.com Marsh Haven Nature Center is located at the north end of the Horicon Marsh, just 3.5 miles east of Waupun on Highway 49. The center features displays and exhibits that help depict the history and wildlife of Horicon Marsh. In addition, they also have an Art Gallery where a diverse collection of wildlife art, and beautiful wildlife photography is on display; a classroom/meeting room with full kitchen access for your teaching and meetings needs; outdoor amphitheater and indoor theater with large television and screen; bunkhouse/lodge for overnight adventures, and the only observation tower, campfire and camping accommodations on the Horicon Marsh. Marsh Haven Nature Center offers unique environmental education programs with a focus on experiential, hands-on learning.

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Marsh Haven Nature Center Three miles east of Waupun on Highway 49 On the north end of the Horicon Marsh

Museum Displays, Hiking Trails, Gift Shop, Educational Programs, & Special Events

www.marshhaven.com 920.324.5818 or 920.318.9518 A non-profit, volunteer-supported nature center where nature is appreciated, conserved, and celebrated!

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Relaxing Choice for Business or Pleasure • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool • Complimentary Continental Breakfast • High Speed Internet

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• Whirlpool Rooms with King Bed

sunday BRunch Full Menu eveRy day:

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Steaks, Seafood, Chicken, Pizzas

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Salad bar and homeade soup served with all dinners and buffets

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Enjoy your favorite cocktail or wine selection with your dinner

• Pool Membership/Open Swim

Banquet Room Seating 20-150

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Iron Ridge Inn Restaurant 131 S. Main Street, Iron Ridge, WI 53035 920-387-3348

Iron Ridge Inn Motel

129 S. Main Street, Iron Ridge, WI 53035 920-387-4090 or 877-387-4090

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Beaver Dam Community Hospital BDCH Medical Clinics BDCH Medical Staff Continuing Care Facilities - Eagle’s Wings - Hillside Manor - Remembrance Home - Stone Terrace Independent Living Apartment Complex BDCH Pharmacy Vita Park Building -Orthopedics & Sports Medicine -Surgical Specialists

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Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Hospital Care Hospitalist Program Birthing Unit

Pharmacy • Free home delivery within Beaver Dam city limits • Synced medication refills • Medication management

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Aesthetic Laser Center Cancer Care Massage & Wellness Occupational Health (HealthWORKS)

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Outpatient Care Outpatient Surgery Pain Management Rehabilitation Services Sleep Center Wound Care

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Assisted Living Memory Care Home Care and Hospice Long Term Care Nursing Home Senior Apartments

Chiropractic Family Medicine General Surgery Internal Medicine OB/GYN Orthopedics & Sports Medicine • Urology • Walk-In Care

Excellence. Delivered. You have our word on it. www.bdch.com • 920-887-7181

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