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Beaver Dam Home to 17 Historic Murals Walldogs Certified Mural City

Gift Shop Open

Wed. - Sun., 1-4 PM During Exhibits

Nancy's Notions Sewing Expo

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

First Thursday, Friday and Saturday in May

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 Cabin Fever Fest

Corn Roast

Last Saturday of January

1st Thursday of August

The Great Beaver Paddle Festival

3rd Wednesday in August through the next Sunday

3rd Saturday in June (Saturday before

Saturday of the weekend before Labor Day Weekend

Taste of Wisconsin Father’s Day)

Beaverland Mustskis

Swan City Classic Car Show

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

The Great Beaver Paddle Festival 2nd Saturday in June www.cityofbeaverdam.com/bdcas

Dodge County Fair

2nd Saturday in June

Father’s Day

Lake Days Thursday through Saturday following Independence Day

A Day in the Park Art & Craft Fair 2nd Sunday in July

Cache & Release

Official Home of the Patriot Tour

2nd Saturday in September Nation wide tour begins and ends in Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam Pepper Festival 2nd Saturday in September

Midwest Cream Cheese Competition 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. Beaver Dam Raceway 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. 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 Dodge County Fairgrounds, just east of Beaver Dam, is home to the Dodge County Fair which is held the third week of August. ry

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

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Lake Days

Thursday through Saturday following Independence Day

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Show Dates Aug. 1 -12 Tickets $13, $18 and $20

Summer Production August 2018

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre www.BDACT.org


Table of Contents 5 Calendar of Events 8 Historical Societies and Museums 9 Arts and Entertainment 11 Beaver Dam Area

America’s Welcoming Neighbor

14 Columbus Area 17 Golf 18 Hartford Area 20 Hustisford Area 22 Outdoor Recreation 27 Watertown Area 28 Juneau Area 30 Waupun Area 32 Homegrown Goodness 33 Amish Country

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35 Randolph Area 36 Fox Lake Area 38 Horicon Area 39 Visit Horicon Marsh 40 Mayville Area 44 Antique and Thrift Stores 45 Lodging and Camping 46 Horicon Marsh Area

Official 2018 Dodge County Visitors Guide

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Published by: Capital Newspapers, Beaver Dam, WI

Director of Regional Community Publications: 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 2019 Dodge County Visitors Guide please call (920) 356-6776. Discover Dodge 127 E. Oak St. Juneau, WI 53039 (920) 386-3266 www.discoverdodgecounty.com

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Exit 134 off Hwy. 151 from the South • Exit 135 off Hwy. 151 from the North

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Stephanie Klett Secretary Wisconsin Department of Tourism

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.

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2018 - 2019

Calendar of Events MARCH MARCH 3 Horicon Marsh Nestbox Seminar

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

MARCH 3 Mayville

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

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

MARCH 10 Mayville

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

Hauser Hotshots – St. Patrick’s Day Dance, Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park St., 920-960-5318

MARCH 17 Watertown Watertown’s Irish Jig Jog 5K

april 21 Mayville

MAY 18-20 FOX LAKE

Ryan Herman & The Rhythm Playboys Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park St. 920-960-5318

www.foxlakechamber.com

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

april 22 Waupun

Earth Day at Marsh Haven Nature Center

9am - 5pm, W10145 Hwy. 49, 920-324-5818 www.marshhaven.org

april 28 columbus Arbor Day Celebration Fireman’s Park

Music In The Park Concerts

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

JUNE-AUG HORICON

Old Fashioned Block Party & Classic Car Show

www.waupunchamber.com

june 2 Mayville

watertownsharetheroad.com

may 19 Watertown City Wide Rummage Sale www.wdtimes.com

MAY 3-5 BEAVER DAM

MAY 19 FOX LAKE

Fish Tales 8th Annual Walleye Tournament

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

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

may 4 Watertown

MAY 19 HORICON

MARCH 24 Mayville

Craft beer event hosted by Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters. Preregistration is required at www.visitwatertownwi.com

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

Downtown Mayville. mayvillechamber.com

MAY 5 MAYVILLE

Memorial Day Parade

MARCH 24 Mayville

MARCH 18 FOX LAKE St. Patrick’s Day Parade

1pm. www.foxlakechamber.com

Easter Basket Hunt

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

Gary & The Ridgeland Dutchmen – Easter Dance Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street, 920-960-5318

APRIL april 7 Mayville

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

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

april 12-14 Watertown

Watertown on Tap

920-387-7900

may 10-14 Horicon Marsh

may 28 Horicon

Horicon Marsh Bird Festival

Memorial Day - Pie & Ice Cream Social

920-387-7893 horiconmarshbirdfestival.com

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

MAY 11-13 HORICON

MAY 28 WAUPUN

Satterlee Clark Historical House, Sat. 9am-5pm. Sun. 9am-3pm. 322 Winter St., 920-485-3200

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

MAY 11-12 COLUMBUS Redbud Days Celebration

7pm. 745 W. Main St., mbu.edu

City Wide Garage Sales, Prince and Princess crowned on May 12, Brat Fry on the Boulevard and other activities. 920.623.3699 columbuswichamber.com

april 14 Mayville

MAY 12 RANDOLPH

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

april 21 hartford

“Jet Setting Around the Globe” (Ladies Day Out)

10am -7pm. 7:30pm-9pm Grand Prize Drawing Learn more at www.hartfordchamber.org.

MAY 27 FOX LAKE Followed by a program in Clausen Park. www.foxlakechamber.com

The Music Man - Maranatha Baptist University Spring Musical

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

6th Annual Horicon Huk

City Wide Rummage Sale

Living History Days

City Wide Rummage Sale www.randolphwi.net

MAY 12 FOX LAKE

City Wide Rummage Sale

may 19 Mayville

WI Downtown Open House

10am - 4pm. Main Street 920-387-1167 mainstreetmayville.com

“Monsters of the Marsh”

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

Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend

5K and kids fun run. After party/brats, irish stew, music and lucky drawing for big prizes.. watertownjigjog.com

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

MAY 19 WAUPUN

City Wide Rummage Sale

may

JUNE - AUG HUSTISFORD

MAY 19 HARTFORD

april 28 Watertown

Share the Road Duathlon or 5K Run/Walk

june

Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee

Memorial Day Parade

MAY 28 HUSTISFORD

Memorial Day Parade & Celebration American Legion Post 420 with festivities downtown and at Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com. John Hustis House/ Museum is open 11am - Noon.

Mayville Lions Polka Dance

Jerry Voelker & The Jolly Gents - June Dairy Month Dance, Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park Street 920-960-5318

june 2 Beaver Dam Fish ‘n Fun

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

JUNE 2 THERESA

Annual Village Wide Rummage Sale & Brat Fry

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

june 8-10 Markesan June Dairy Days

Hein Park 920-229-8057 markesanwi.com

june 9 Beaver Dam

The Great Beaver Paddle Festival

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

JUNE 14-16 horicon Jersey Street Music Festival

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

JUNE 15-17 COLUMBUS Horse & Carriage Festival

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

MAY 28 COLUMBUS

JUNE 16 BEAVER DAM

Downtown

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

Memorial Day Parade

may 29 Watertown Art Walk

Downtown www.visitwatertownwi.com

Taste of Wisconsin

JUNE 16 RANDOLPH Summer Sizzler

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

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JUNE 20 THERESA

JULY 4 Watertown

july 27-29 lebanon

AUG 25 HUSTISFORD

Food & Refreshments available at 6pm Music starting at 7pm by “River City Blaskapelle”. West Rock River St.

10am. Huge 130+ unit parade in historic downtown Watertown.

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

Riverside & Lions Parks, www.hustisford.com

JULY 4 HARTFORD

JULY 28 FOX LAKE

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

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

Community Band Concert

june 21-25 Watertown Watertown Veterans Inc presents The Moving Wall Exhibition

Featuring a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Watertown Municipal Airport watertownmilitaryshow.com

JUNE 22 WAUPUN Relay for Life

Waupun Community Center, 510 E. Spring St. www.relayforlife.com/waupunwi

JUNE 22-24 THERESA

Fireman’s Annual Picnic and Parade

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

june 23-24 Watertown Watertown Military Show

Display of historic military vehicles and airplanes. Fundraising event includes war reenactments, static vehicle display, vendor booths and memorabilia, a USO-style swing dance band, and a pancake breakfast. Watertown Municipal Airport watertownmilitaryshow.com

4th of July Parade

4th of July Fireworks & Family Festival

JULY 5-7 BEAVER DAM Beaver Dam Lake Days

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

JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 WAUPUN Concerts in the Park

Thursdays from 5:30-8:30pm in Dodge Park. www.waupunfinearts.org

JULY 7 FOX LAKE

4th of July Celebration

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

JULY 7 FOX LAKE Cemetery Walk

Riverside Memorial Park. www.foxlakechamber.com

june 23 horicon marsh

JULY 7 HUSTISFORD

Greenhead Boat Landing 920-387-7893 horiconmarsh.org

Sponsored by Lake Sinissippi Association. Held at Riverside & Lions Parks. www.lakesinissippi.org

Paddle Horicon Marsh

JUNE 23 BEAVER DAM

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Beaver Dam Raceway, N7086 Raceway Rd. www.wismotorsports.net

june 29 beaver dam Jam By The Dam

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

june 29-JULY 1 WAUPUN Celebrate Waupun

FREE festival of Music, Carnival Rides, Car Show, Kidz Zone, Waupun Firefighters Water Barrel Fights, Friday Fish Fry, & more! Fireworks on July 1 at 10pm at Juniper Hill, E. Spring St. NEW in 2018! Hispano Fest, featuring Folkloric Dancers, Live Bands, DJ, Mexican Food, & Jalapeno Eating Contest. Tanner Park (across from the Community Center) 510 E Spring St. 920-324-7900

july JULY 3 Mayville Rock’n Boom

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

july 3-7 COLUMBUS

Columbus Fourth of July Celebration.

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

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Lakefest

JULY 8 BEAVER DAM

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

Fireman’s Annual Picnic

Firefighters 17th Annual Classic Car Show

august AUG 2 BEAVER DAM Public Corn Roast

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

AUG 3-5 BURNETT

Dodge County Antique Power Show

AUG 26 THERESA

Historical Society Ice Cream Social

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

september SEPT 2 FOX LAKE Venetian Night

Sponsored by FLPO beginning at 8pm.

SEPT 3 RANDOLPH

SEPT 7-8 WAUPUN

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

Maxwell Street Day

Volksfest German Ethnic Festival

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

Traditional German food & beverages, live music and Wild Goose Run! Tanner Park, 510 E. Spring St. www.waupunvolksfest.com

AUG 4 FOX LAKE

SEPT 7-8 Watertown

Food, fun and live bands. 920-928-3470

Annual fundraiser takes place in remembrance of 9/11. Friday 6pm-close; Saturday 12pm-close. Live music, raffles, drinks, and an amazing BBQ! All proceeds to be donated. standtallrememberbbq.com

10th Annual Kuno Fest

AUG 4 WAUPUN Art & Craft Fair

Dodge Park, 518 S. Madison St. 10am-4pm. www.waupunfinearts.org

AUG 5 Watertown

Octagon House Ice Cream & Cake Social

AUG 9-12 Watertown

91m - 1pm. The car show features any year Ford Mustang, and other cars 20 years old or older. Enjoy music, food, raffles, slot car races, and outdoor vendors. 101 Hwy 16 Frontage Rd. 920-261-1800

FREE 4-day festival featuring national acts, A Taste of Watertown, carnival rides and games, craft fair, car show, roving acts, and more. Aug. 11 - Half marathon and 5K-march2november.com. Riverside Park, Labaree St. watertownriverfest.com

JULY 18-21 Watertown

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

AUG 4 Mayville

JULY 14 Watertown

Grinwald Ford’s Annual Car Show

Lion’s Annual Tractor Pull

Community Corn Carnival

Downtown Hartford 8am–8pm. www.hartfordchamber.org

Maxwell Street Day

AUG 25 THERESA

Features the engines, equipment, and tractors of yesteryear. Show also includes tractor pull, kids activities and flea market. W6505 Cty. Rd. B, Burnett 386-2577 www.dcapc.org

Civil War era music performed by the 1st Brigade Band, playing period music on antique instruments while dressed in civil war era uniforms and gowns. 1:30pm-4pm, 919 Charles St. www.octagonhousemuseum.org

JULY 11 HARTFORD

Hustisford Lions Club Venetian Night

Watertown Riverfest

Stand Tall and Remember

SEPT 8 BEAVER DAM

5th Annual Beaver Dam Pepper Festival 9am-4pm. Park Village Shopping Center lot. Hwy. 151 & Hwy. 33. www.BeaverDamPepperFestival.com

SEPT 8 HUSTISFORD Founder John’s Day

Heehaw Shows by the Husty Players. Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com John Hustis House/Museum is open 8am - 4pm.

SEPT 8 Watertown

Watertown Historical Society Antique and Art Show

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

Maxwell Street Days

AUG 10-11 WAUPUN

Columbus Fall Festival

JULY 21-22 Watertown

Parades, free live music, children’s activities. Downtown, Waupun Community Center 510 E. Spring St. (920)324-9985 www.waupuntrucknshow.com

aug 18 Markesan

Enjoy wine and food samplings at over a dozen local retail locations in historic downtown Watertown. Pre-registration is required. www.visitwatertownwi.com

Store specials, sidewalk sales, and more. www.watertownmainstreet.org

Watertown Catholic Parish Festival

Quality event with music, food, beverages, games, activities, raffles, and more! Riverside Park, Labaree St., Watertown.

JULY 22 Markesan Gardenwalk

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

july 27 beaver dam Jam By The Dam

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

Truck-N-Show

Augustfest

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

aug 24 beaver dam Jam By The Dam

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

AUG 25 FOX LAKE Tunes on the Lake

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

SEPT 8 columbus For details go to www.cityofcolumbuswi.com.

SEPT 13 Watertown

Downtown Watertown Wine Walk

SEPT 22-23 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 www.marshhaven.org


sept 22 Watertown

oct 21 Waupun

nov 16-18 Watertown

dec 1 Mayville

Pet oriented 5k fun run or 1 mile walk, benefitting the Watertown Humane Society. www.runwalkwag.com

9am - 4pm. Visit in costume for games, scavenger hunt, cupcake decorating, and hike through the haunted woods! Go fishing in the fish pond and make a fall-themed craft to take home. Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Hwy. 49 920-324-5818 www. marshhaven.org

Store specials, swag bag with samples, coupons, and Ladies Loot for participating businesses. Sat. evening - raffles, entertainment, and more! www.watertownmainstreet.org

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

Run-Walk-Wag 5K

SEPT 23 HORICON

Autumn Art on the Marsh

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

SEPT 29 COLUMBUS Columbus ‘Odd’toberfest

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

sept 29 Watertown Run from the Cops

10K run, 5K run/walk and 1K youth run. watertownrunfromthecops.com

SEPT 29 LEBANON Fallfest

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

october oct. 5-7 ASHIPPUN

12th 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

oct 5-7 Mayville Audubon Days

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

OCT 6 hustisford Fall Harvest Festival

Downtown. www.downtownhustisford.com

OCT 7 COLUMBUS

Columbus Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

7am-1pm. Fire equipment on display. Columbus Fire Dept. Service Organization 920-623-5914

OCT 7 HARTFORD Autumn Fest

Monsters on the Marsh

oct 25 Mayville

Downtown Business Trick or Treat

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

oct 26 FOX LAKE Ghost Walk

7pm. Riverside Memorial Park. (920)210-1135 www.foxlakechamber.com

OCT 26 HUSTISFORD

Soccer Club Halloween Dance Hustisford Community Hall www.hustisford.com

oct 27 Watertown Pumpkin Palooza

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

nov 22 watertown Run Turkey Run 5k

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

NOV 23 COLUMBUS

Columbus Christmas Parade

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

NOV 24 COLUMBUS

Small Business Saturday & Wine Walk Downtown Columbus

NOV 24 RANDOLPH

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

dec 2 Watertown Holiday Parade of Homes

Five to six Watertown homes dressed in their holiday best will be open for viewing. www.watertownmainstreet.org

DEC 2 JUNEAU Parade of Trees

Juneau Public Library. Admission is free

DEC 8 FOX LAKE

Christmas December to Remember

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

OCT 27 HARTFORD

nov 24-25 Watertown

1 – 2:30pm. www.hartfordchamber.org

11am - 3pm. Four scene play set in the historic Octagon House Museum. Performances every half hour. 919 Charles St. www.octagonhousemuseum.org

Stop by Horicon City Hall and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Snacks and activities will be provided along with Horicon Lions eye screenings.

Trick or Treat

OCT 27 FOX LAKE

Spooktacular Fall Event and Citywide Trick or Treat

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

oct 28 Juneau

Pumpkin Drop Contest

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

november nov 3 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, Turner Hall, 301 S Fourth St. 1stbrigadeband.org

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

Octagon House Annual Christmas Play

nov 25 Watertown Christmas Parade of Lights

5:30pm. One of Wisconsin’s last after dark parades, full of unique floats, bands, and lots and lots of lights! Visit Santa after the parade. Downtown Watertown

NOV 27-30 WAUPUN

Avenue of Angels Christmas Celebration Parade down Main St. on Nov. 27 at 6:30pm. Entertainment, Festival of Trees, Santa and refreshments are offered Tues.-Fri. evening at Waupun City Hall Auditorium. www.waupunchamber.com

december

NOV 9-10 HARTFORD

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www.hartfordchamber.org

Downtown. Parade on Center St. at 5:30pm. Holiday open house at the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce Building. www.beaverdamchamber.com.

Holiday Open House

NOV 10 HARTFORD

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

Archeology Weekend

Two floors of crafts, collectables, and more from some of your favorite local crafters. 301 S Fourth Street 920-261-5481

Christmas Open House

DEC 8 horicon

OCT 13 FOX LAKE

oct 13-14 Horicon Marsh

Turner Hall Craft Fair

DEC 1-2 HORICON

Holiday Bazaar

Christmas Parade

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

nov 18 Watertown

It’s a Wonderful Life on Main

Main Street Trick-or Treating, crafts, sidewalk games, pumpkin lighting, and much more! www.watertownmainstreet.org

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

15th Annual Boat House Hayride

Women’s Only Weekend (WOW)

3pm. www.hartfordchamber.org

NOV 11 FOX LAKE Veterans Day Program

NOV 16-18 COLUMBUS Business Open House

Downtown Columbus. www.columbuswichamber.com

Holiday Parade

dec 1 beaver dam

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

DEC 1 HUSTISFORD Hustisford Holly Days

Milk & Cookies with Santa

dec 8-9 Waupun

Christmas at Marsh Haven

Hike, snowshoe, explore the marsh. Sleigh rides, food and beverage, crafts for the kids. Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Hwy. 49 (920) 324-5818 www.marshhaven.org

DEC 14 HARTFORD Midnight Madness

6pm-midnight. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment. www.hartfordchamber.org

DEC 15 FOX LAKE

Buffett Brunch with Santa

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

january 2019 JAN 1 HUSTISFORD Winterfest “Toilet Bowl”

Parade, Tug of War, Water Barrel Fights and Music. Hustisford Community Hall and downtown. www.hustisford.com

jan 26 beaver dam Cabin Fever Fest

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

JAN 26 mayville Rock River Bierfest

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

Visit with Santa, Tree Lighting and Caroling. Downtown, Hustisford Community Hall and Memorial Park. www.hustisford.com

nov 16-17 Markesan Homespun Holidays

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

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

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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

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 & Museum

W11827 Concord Rd., Randolph, WI 53956 920-326-3301 Email: contact-us@lostlakerandolphhistory.org www.LostLakeRandolphHistory.org June-Sept., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Mayville Historical Society

Theresa Historical Society

Neosho/Rubicon Historical Society

Watertown Historical Society and Octagon House & Museum

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

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.

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.

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

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

919 Charles St. Watertown, WI 53094 920-261-2796 www.watertownhistory.org Museum open - May: 12-3 pm, Sat & Sun (other by appointment) June, July & August: 12-3 pm, Every day except Tuesdays, but will be open of July 4th. September: 12-3 pm, Sat & Sun (other by appointment)

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

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

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 920-349-3302 • 920-349-3501 www.hustisford.com Tours on Memorial Day, Founder John’s Day or by appointment.

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre

Current Location: 219 N. Spring St.Beaver Dam New Location: 117 W. Maple Ave., Beaver Dam

920-885-6891 • www.bdact.org

BDACT will soon have a new home. It’s new location will be at 117 W. Maple Ave. in Beaver Dam and will be opening in October 2018. It will feature handicap entrance and lobby and elevator for all three floors. It will house 340 seats in the main auditorium, multi purpose performance and reception area plus meeting and lobby areas, a larger main stage and auditorium with up-to-date technology, orchestra pit, highly serviceable back stage, scene shop and dressing rooms.

Hollenstein Wagon & Carriage Museum

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

Schauer Arts and Activities Center

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

Old Village Hall Museum

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.

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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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 it, after being submerged by the raised water level, became Beaver Dam Lake. Water powered a flour mill, woolen mill, cotton mill and other enterprises that raised Beaver Dam from its humble beginnings. It was also essential for brewing beer and making cheese. An early enterprise included a blacksmith shop, which was the first spark of a thriving metal fabrication industry which still dominates Beaver Dam’s manufacturing sector today. 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. Rotary Riverwalk Park is the newest addition, the park covers less than an acre and has five musical instrument installations, which include drums, a xylophone and chimes. It’s a must stop for children visiting the area. Other changes have been made including the installation of ornamental crossings

More information is available at www.beaverdamchamber.com or www.bddowntown.com.

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. A total of 15 murals were installed on the walls of downtown buildings in the summer of 2017. 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, Gould Nursery, motorcycles and more.

Rotary Riverwalk Park in downtown Beaver Dam

A map is now available at several downtown locations and online with each location and a short summary of each mural’s theme. For more information call the Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce at 920-887-8879, visit bddowntown.com or email bddowntown@gmail.com. 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.

Historic murals decorate downtown Beaver Dam

VISIT

• Yarn • Supplies • Classes Focused on the beauty of natural fibers, our store offers fine yarns and accessories in a relaxing contemporary atmosphere. 112 Front St. Beaver Dam, WI 920.356.8859 www.fireflyfibers.com

something for everyone!

...within our unique, 3-level building... with tin ceilings & hardwood floors. 142 Front Street Downtown Beaver Dam Open Daily 10-5 Closed Holidays

920.887.1116

books coins depression glass stoneware jewelry dinnerware vintage tools

40+ SPECIALTY POPCORNS Kettle Corn, Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Farmstead Premium Ice Cream, Retro Candies, Locally Grown Popcorn Seeds, Popcorn Tins, Gif t Baskets, Popcorn Gif ts, Fun Popcorn Bowls and more!

CHIPPYSPOPCORN.COM 507 Madison St, Beaver Dam 920-885-CORN (2676)

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• EARTH DAY April 21st, 2018 Annual Event with a Downtown Clean-up, Tree Planting and Environmental Education.

• HOLIDAY PARADE 1st Saturday Evening in December Celebrate the Holidays with us in Downtown Beaver Dam.

• DOWNTOWN MURALS See 17 Historic Walldogs Murals located throughout the Downtown Area.

www.bddowntown.com

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Beaver Dam

something for everyone

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eaver Dam is located on the shores of Beaver Dam Lake, the 15th largest lake in Wisconsin. The community currently has 22 city parks, with many featuring public picnic areas, playground equipment and several with boat launch access to the lake. They also have two kayak/canoe launches for paddling enthusiasts, located at Waterworks Park and Derge Park on the west shore of Beaver Dam 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.

Great Beaver Paddle Festival

Taste of Wisconsin

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 is home to a number of annual events, including Cabin Fever Fest, Nancy’s Notions Sewing Exposition, the Great Beaver Paddle Festival, Taste of Wisconsin, Lake Days, A Day in the Park Craft Fair, the Dodge County Fair, Beaver Dam Pepper Festival and the Holiday Parade.

Experience Fall at

MISCHLER’S

HARLEY-DAVIDSON & BMW

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary! Your our Headquarters for HD 115th Anniversary Bikes, Apparel Appar el & Collectibles!

Cabin Fever Fest

Open for the season september 22nd

just minutes from the Horicon Marsh

OvEr 40 AttrActiOns FOr An EntirE DAy OF MEMOriEs www.waldvogelfarm.com N7416 Cty Rd I Between Beaver Dam & Horicon 1¼ miles north of Hwy 33

2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

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

2018 BMW R1200 GS

mischlershd.com • mischlersbmw.com • 920-887-8425 N8131 Kellom Rd., Beaver Dam • 151 N. & Cty. B North of Beaver Dam

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

www.schultzscheese.com


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.

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

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.

920-885-4990

hgcoffeeshop.net N7156 E Plaza Drive, Beaver Dam

Also go to www.beavercycleclub.com for the 2018 Cycle Club race schedule and Cycle Club info.

FABULOUS! DELICIOUS! DISTINCTIVE! We Shop Park Village Shopping Center... You Should Too!

September 8th, 2018 9 am – 4 pm

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Back AGAIN Chili Cook-Off

NEW this year BBQ Ribs & Catfish!!!

Held at

Local Heirloom

Park Village Shopping Center at the intersection of Hwy 151 and Hwy 33 Beaver Dam

www.BeaverDamPepperFestival.com At the intersection of Hwy 151 and Hwy 33 Beaver Dam www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Discover columbus all that it has to offer! You’re always welcome to Discover Columbus!

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olumbus is built along the Crawfish River and nestled among gently rolling hills, woodlands and is a historic town. 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, two golf courses, the Christopher Columbus Museum, the largest antique mall in Wisconsin which attracts 120,000 people annually and other quality antique and specialty shops in the Downtown Historic District.

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• Gorgeous Parks • The Crawfish River • Two Golf Courses • Modern Aquatic Center

• Beautiful Architecture • Amtrak Station (hub for the Empire Builder Line) • Nationally Recognized Schools • Prosperous Industry

So much to do... so close!

Columbus Tourism Commission • 920.623.5900 w w w. Vi s i t C o l u m b u s Wi . c o m

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discover

Columbus

For more information about our fine city visit www.VisitColumbusWi.com.

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ith more than two hundred century old homes and commercial buildings, a walk around Columbus takes you back in time. The Farmers and Merchants Union Bank, built in 1919 is camera ready and a remarkable example of architect Louis Sullivan’s work. Stroll through the largest Antique Mall in Wisconsin and you will be amazed at what you find. Grab a cup of coffee and something to eat at one of our coffee shops or dine at one of our supper clubs or restaurants. Shop at one of our cute retail shops and maybe make some art while you are at it! You can come to Columbus Wisconsin, by automobile, bike, air, and we are a short distance from many places in the US by Amtrak Train. We await your visit to Columbus Wisconsin!

Columbus

JULY 4th

Wisconsin’s Largest Antique Mall 200 DEALERS 78,000 sq. ft. over 400 booths! • • • •

Antiques Collectibles Used Books Largest Selection of Glassware in the Midwest • 3rd Floor Furniture

Celebrate Freedom

July 3 - July 7 ★ ★ ★

Free Admission Live Music • Carnival Food & Drinks Family Fun

Wednesday, July 4

Parade at Noon Live Music • Entertainers

FIREWORKS!

Columbus Fireman’s Park www.Columbus4thofJuly.net

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MUSEUM “World ClAss exhibit”

2000 Quality Souvenirs from 1893 Chicago’s World’s Fair Open 362 Days a Year • 8:00am - 4pm

239 Whitney St., Columbus (920) 623-1992 Phone & Fax

Tour buses are always welcome

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

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Customer AppreCiAtion Week March 5-11, 2018

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Keeping Downtown the Heart of Our Community

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www.columbusantiquemall.com www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Columbus’ Celebration Calendar

Oddtoberfest

April 28 - Arbor Day Celebration

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

May 11 & 12 - Red Bud Days City Wide Garage Sales, Prince and Princess crowned on May 12, Brat Fry on the Boulevard and other activities. 920.623.3699 columbuswichamber.com May 28 - Columbus Memorial Day Parade June 15 - 17 - Horse & Carriage Festival Horse and Carriage competition at Columbus Fireman’s Park columbuscarriagefestival.org July 3 – July 7 - 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

Columbus 4th of July Parade

4th of July Fireworks

July 4 - Fire Cracker 5 run/walk Sponsored by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce columbuswichamber.com September 8 - Columbus Fall Festival www.cityofcolumbuswi.com September 29 - 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 7 - Columbus Fire Department Pancake Breakfast 7am – 1pm at the Columbus Fire Station November 16, 17 & 18 - Holiday Open House in Downtown Columbus columbuswichamber.com November 23 - 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 November 24 - Small Business Saturday and Wine Walk Early December - Breakfast with Santa Early December - Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Columbus Small Business Saturday and Wine Walk

County Fairs Fond du Lac County Fair

Columbia County Fair

July 18-22

July 25-29

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Chamber of Commerce WISCONSIN

www.fonddulaccountyfair.com

Jefferson County Fair Jefferson

July 11-15

www.jeffersoncountyfairpark.com/fair

Washington County Fair

www.columbuswichamber.com www.ColumbusWiChamber.com

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West Bend

July 24-29

www.wcfairpark.com

Portage

www.columbiacofair.com

Green Lake County Fair Green Lake

August 2-5 www.greenlake.uwex.edu/fair

Dodge County Fair Beaver Dam

August 15-19

www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com


On The Course in and around dodge county

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

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Windwood Of Watertown W5710 County Trunk CW Watertown 920-262-9091 windwoodofwatertown.com

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

(expires 11-1-18)

18 Hole Scenic Course Available for Outings, Weddings, Parties, Meetings, etc. ■ New Members & Green Fees Players Welcome ■ Serving Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Evenings starting in May ■ Friday Fish Fry, Prime Rib, Fresh Salad Bar & More! ■ ■

Make Your Tee Time Online or Call 920.928.2508 www.foxlakegolfclub.com N10500 Indian Point Rd., Fox Lake

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

Wednesdays Only Unlimited Holes with Cart

golf

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

FOX LAKE GOLF CLUB

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

$25 fOr 18 HOLES With Cart

Mon. - Wed. All Day, Fri. - Sun. after Noon

700 Cty. Park Rd., Waupun, WI

Must present coupon. Tee times required. Offer good thru 9/30/18.

For Tee Times Call

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

Visit our website for more specials and discounts

(920) 324-2621 www.golfrrcc.com

A GreAt DAy of Golf is PAr for the Course.

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

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www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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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.

AN EXPERIENCE

UNLIKE ANY OTHER...

• World-class performances • Fine arts education for all ages & levels • Regional art exhibits • Facility rentals for special occasions & meetings

SchauerCenter.org | 262-670-0560

Open Mon-Sat at 11:30 am | 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford

Westphal Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast Experience old world elegance and gracious hospitality

Pamelas Corner Boutique

Nestled in The Westphal Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast. Gifts • Antiques • Art • Baby & Ladies Apparel Vintage • Shabby Chic • Tea • Soaps • Chocolates

Welcome to Hartford’s premier historic bed and breakfast. The mansion offers 8 antique appointed suites, each with private attached baths. A unique stay experience.

262-673-7938 90 South Main St., Hartford, WI 53027

Open All Year. Boutique Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11-5; Fri., 11-8 • westphalmansioninn.com

Antiques - Collectibles - Giftware Gently used Home and Garden Décor & Stained Glass

Inspirational Gifts, Cards, Books & More! • Baptisms • Inspirational Gifts • First Communions • Greeting Cards • Confirmations • Books • Weddings • Jewelry, Scarves • Memorials & Accessories • We carry Ginger Snaps! (Interchangeable fashion jewelry and snaps)

Lift your spirits and brighten your day! Stop In! Gift Shop Open 7 days a Week! 42 N. Main St. Hartford, WI.

262-397-8689

Cycling ✹ Scooters ✹ Disc Golf ✹ Skateboards Ski ✹ Snowboards ✹ Snow Shoes Accessories & Apparel

Stained Glass Repairs and Supplies Vintage Lamp Restoration Supplies CLASSES AVAILABLE Stained Glass - Chair Caning Doll Repair - Painting Parties Call for class schedules and shop hours. 108 Branch Street Hartford, WI • 262-709-6198 • Like us on Facebook! • www.henpickedantiques.com

20 W. Sumner St. HARTFORD

Sales ✹ Service ✹ Repair ✹ Rentals

262.673.7303

ExpeditionSupply.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 1,126, 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

Independently Owned Community Bank

“Serving the community for over 100 years”

200 S. Lake Street in Hustisford

920-349-3241

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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), Essential Elements Boutique & Home (featuring fab fashions & gifts), Roeseler Flooring (your one stop shop for all your flooring needs) or stop in at Once In a Blue Moon for a sandwich, pizza or delicious ice cream treats. 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 boat or kayak 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 on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday nights 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 on May 28 from 11:00 a.m. - Noon and September 8 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, June through July and the first Tuesday in August in Memorial Park. Come visit us. You’ll be glad you did!

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.


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August 11

Hustisford Community Hall

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Polka Dance 1pm - 5pm Music by “Carol & The Keynotes”

Hustisford Calendar of Events

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

2nd & 4th Tuesday Night

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6:30 - 10:30pm Open Jam with Nite Trax Food served from 5pm - 8pm Hustisford Community Hall

January & February - Sundays Sinissippi Ice Racing

Lake Sinissippi by Sinissippi Lake Pub

sinissippiracing@yahoo.com

January & February - Sundays

Wisconsin Auto Group Ice Trails Lake Sinissippi by Neider Park Boat Landing www.w-a-g.org

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Polka Dance 1pm - 5pm Music by “Twin Lakes Trio” Hustisford Community Hall

March 18

Polka Dance 1pm - 5pm Music by “Ray Konkol Band” Hustisford Community Hall

May through October

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Polka Dance 1pm - 5pm Music by “The Music Connection” Hustisford Community Hall

May 19

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

May 28

Memorial Day Parade & Celebration American Legion Post 420 Downtown Hustisford & Memorial Park www.hustisford.com

John Hustis House/Museum is open 11am - Noon

June through August

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

July 7

Lakefest sponsored by the Lake Sinissippi Association Riverside & Lions Parks

April 7

www.lakesinissippi.org

Hustisford Community Hall www.thehustyplayers.com

National Might Out

Annual Talent Showcase

August 7

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Downtown Hustisford www.downtownhustisford.com

3rd Annual Fledgling Festival Hustisford Community Hall www.thehustyplayers.com

August 11

Pig Roast serving at 4pm Hustisford Community Hall

Cabin Rentals on Lake Sinissippi 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

Polka Dance 1pm - 5pm Music by “Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen”

August 25

Hustisford Lions Club Venetian Night Riverside & Lions Parks

January 1, 2018

Winterfest (Toilet Bowl) Parade, Tug of War, Water Barrel Fights & Music Downtown Hustisford and

Hustisford Community Hall www.hustisford.com

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September 8

Founder John’s Day Hee Haw Show by the Husty Players Memorial Park www.hustisford.com John Hustis House/Museum is open 8am - 4pm

October 6

Fall Harvest Festival Downtown Hustisford

www.downtownhustisford.com

October 26

Soccer Club Halloween Dance Hustisford Community Hall

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

Hustisford, WI 53034

(Showroom located 1 mile North of Hustisford)

www.hustisford.com

October 27

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

December 1

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

December 1

Ha Ha Holiday Show 7pm presented by The Husty Players Hustisford Community Hall www.thehustyplayers.com

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

Historic Hall available for rent 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 www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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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.

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

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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 Sinissippi

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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outdoor recreation

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.


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Watertown

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hether you enjoy history, outdoor adventure, indoor activities, great food, or an excellent shopping experience, Watertown is the place for you.

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 which are open to from May-Oct. with guided tours. Don’t miss the Octagon House Ice Cream Social with 1st Brigade Band Concert held every August, and the Antique and Art Show held in September. Nine walking/driving tour brochures guide you through historic neighborhoods, commercial districts, highlighting historical architecture, ghost signs and murals, and local haunting legends. The brochures are available through the Chamber of Commerce.

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, a 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. If golf is on the agenda, visit Windwood of Watertown, a public golf course, which appeals to a variety of skill levels. For indoor activities, bowl a few frames at Watertown Bowl, catch a movie at Towne Cinema, get creative at Set-Apart-Art, or have some fun at Skate Express Family Roller Rink. Visitors may also take a coffee class at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, learning how to roast, grind, and brew the perfect cup of coffee.

ART, ANTIQUES, & SHOPPING GALORE! Our 9-block historic downtown makes for a memorable shopping experience whether you fancy boutiques, antiques, art, jewelry, (fine or artisan), music, or anything in between!

The Watertown Farmers Market is held in Riverside Park every Tuesday (May - mid-Nov.) 7am to 12pm, with a 2nd weekly Farmers Market held each Thursday (August - Oct.), in the parking lot of the Watertown Public Library on Water St. from 3-6pm.

DINING

Try one of the “Best 101 Burgers in America” at Zweig’s Grill or favor a true Wisconsin dining experience at Elias Inn or Donny’s Girl, both excellent supper club choices! Other choices for dining in Watertown include: Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub, Amados, El Mariachi, Two Sisters Café, Sake House Japanese Restaurant, and so many more. Many offer excellent facilities for groups and parties. Specialty coffee shops are always a favorite and offer more than just coffee, including jewelry, books, coffee accessories, and fresh ingredient menu items. Get your first cup at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Tribeca Gallery Café and Books, or Latte Donatte. To complete your dining experience, a stop at Watertown’s iconic Mullen’s Dairy Bar is a must!

enjoys the privilege of being home base for The 1st Brigade Band, a nationally known Civil War era band which plays 19th century music on period instruments.

MAJOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Each year, Watertown is host to over 50 public 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 over a dozen local restaurants on site. 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. Watertown has many fall and winter events including Pumpkin Palooza, Women’s Only Weekend, the Holiday Parade of Homes, Christmas Parade of Lights, visits with Santa and so much more! For more information go to www.watertowntourism.com.

“DISCOVER” The Fun of Boating

Music and Theater

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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 farmer’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.

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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 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.

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Waupun B EYOND E X P ECTATIONS

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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-ofthe-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 also 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

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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 April 21 - Al Stewart performance

with Janet Planet. Al Stewart rose to stardom in the 1960’s and 1970’s as parrt of the British Folk Revival scene. He is best known for his hit songs “Year of the Cat” and Time Passages”. Janet Planet Trio will open the show.

May 12 - Missoula Children’s

Theatre - Waupun Area children cast in two performances of “The Little Mermaid”. All Waupun area children between kindergarten and 12th grade are encouraged to audition on Monday, May 7 at 4:00 pm. at the Waupun City Hall Auditorium. Come see this fun, full-length original musical production.

October 12 & 13 - Annual Fall Play “Drinking Habits 2” performed by our very own Waupun Community Players. This is a warm and silly sequel to “Drinking Habits”. October 20 - John McEuen, founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, is bringing his band to Waupun for an eveing of songs and stories of his life on the road. McEuen has been performing continually since 1964. He has produced over 40 albums of which 5 were gold albums and 4 were platinum.

December 8 - Christmas Concert at Historic City Hall. More details to follow at www.waupunfestivals.com

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


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

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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

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

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

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

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

www.oldfash.com

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

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

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

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

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

www.schultzscheese.com

www.eberlesproduce.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

CHEESE

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

www.specialcheese.com

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

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

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

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

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 City Hall Main and S. Forest St., Waupun Saturdays, June-Sept. 8:00 a.m. - noon

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Parade June 9th at 7 pm

Augustfest August 18

Please visit us online for more information.

www.horiconphoenix.com

www.kraemercheese.com

June Dairy Days

November 16 - 17

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.

www.widmerscheese.com

A community with rich heritage and friendly people.

Homespun Holidays

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.

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

MarkesanWI.com facebook.com/Markesan markesanchamber@gmail.com

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


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20 - Hillside Hardware & Greenhouse 21 - Otto’s Produce & Greenhouse 22 - Maple Lane Furniture 23 - Hill Top Repair 24 - Shady Lane Furniture 25 - Maple Grove Cabinets 26 - Weaver Harness Shop 27 - Oven Fresh Bakery 28 - Miller Cabinet Shop 29 - Whitetail Ridge Woodworking 30 - D&L Metal Buildings 31 - Sandhill Cabinets 32 - Tiny Acres Greenhouse 33 - D&E Sharpening 34 - Salemville Cheese Factory 35 - Salemville Greenhouse 36 - Sunrise Buggy Shop

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Safe Driving Tips The Amish community includes Marquette, Columbia, and Green Lake Counties. When traveling in the area many motorists are not aware of how to drive when they come upon a horse and buggy. In an effort to increase the safety of all those who use the roadways in this area, here are some safe driving tips.

1 Dim your headlamps when you meet a horse and buggy at night. 2 Give a wide berth when passing a horse and buggy. 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.

There are many small Amish businesses just a short drive from Dodge County. The Markesan and Kingston/Dalton Historical Societies can provide visitors with in-depth information on where these settlers came from, their traditions and customs and how they have integrated into their neighboring communities, as well as what trades they are known for (woodworking, baking, cheese making, greenhouses to name a few).

Hand Crafted Oak & Cherry Furniture Dining, Living & Bedroom Sets on Display Dining Large Selection of Oak Crafts Custom Orders

Large Assortment of Handcrafted Wooden Toys!

Hours MON-WED: 9-5, FRI & SAT 8-5 • Closed THU & SUN VISIT OUR STORE! Amish Handcrafted Quality

W1996 Barry Road • Dalton, WI

www.lilacfurnituregallery.com • 608-617-2662

Amish Built Furniture | Amish Quality www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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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 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.

For more information go to www.randolphwi.net.

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!

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

Covenant Christian Resource Center

Gifts-Wall art-Books-Music 620 Williams St Randolph, WI 53956 920-326-2665 Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 Sat 9-1/9-3 (Nov-Dec)

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Feil’s Supper Club Weekly Specials • Wednesday & Sunday All You Can Eat Broasted Chicken • Thursday & Saturday Prime Rib • Friday Fish Fry • Sunday Brunch • Germanfest Buffet Last Sunday of each month • 12 German & craft beers on tap

Check our Website and Facebook for weekly and monthly specials

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on any purchase over $30 or more One coupon per person

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

4:30 - 9:00 p.m. 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Use a QR reader on your smart phone to access our location Sunday dinner 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Open for Lunch Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on a Google map. Bar opens 10:00 a.m.

To learn more: www.feilssupperclub.com www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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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. To complete your visit, dine at one of our local restaurants, which offer a variety of choices from burgers and pizza to steak and seafood. 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.

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

Unexpected Home Decor

DAILY SPECIALS

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

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

(920) 928-3470

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

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Todd, Gail, Tim, Ann, Taylor 305 W. State St., Fox Lake, WI 53933

(920) 928-2548

sold@nehlsrealty.com www.nehlsrealty.com

• Painted Furniture with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Line • Handcrafted Gifts and Home Decor by Local Artists & Vendors • Natural Essential Oil Soaps, Lotions & Sunscreens 211 W State Street Fox Lake, WI 53933 920-520-0202

Open Thur - Sat 10-5 & Sun 11-3


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.

Prime Steakhouse on Beautiful Fox Lake

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Annuals • Perennials • 1,000’s of Hanging Baskets Vegetable Plants and So Much More! FArM FreSH ProduCe Starting Mid June Sweet Corn • Tomatoes Melons • Cucumbers & More

Friday Night Fish Fry Steaks - Seafood Pasta Year Round Cottage Rentals N10604 Chief Kuno Trail Fox Lake 920.928.2576

Visit Us Spring, Summer and Fall

OPEN Thursday thru Monday OPEN Tuesdays starting April 1

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

theshoresoffoxlake.com

N10348 Co. Hwy A Fox Lake, WI 53933 1/2Mile N. of Hwy 33 on Hwy A between Randolph & Fox Lake

See us on

Glen & Sheri Hoekstra 920-928-2398 or 888-435-6689 www.hoekstras.net

FOX LAKE

Redevelopment Authority

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

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 www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Horicon

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

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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. You will find gifts, hardware, farm-fresh produce and more. Enjoy the outdoors in Horicon. Activities include hiking, biking, auto and boat tours, fishing, boating, paddling, snowmobiling, hunting and golf. Journey to a Wetland of International Importance and the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States! Over 250 wildlife species call the Horicon Marsh home. Horicon’s aquatic center, the Saterlee Clark Historical Museum, public library, 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. Summer concerts along with a farmers market are held in Kiwanis Park every Wednesday from June through August. Horicon’s Jersey Street Music Festival, a multi-genre musical celebration featuring some of the best new local, regional and international talent gathered together in one phenomenal weekend of free music is held every June. It is a guaranteed weekend of fun, food and the best music anywhere. If you’re ready for fun, Horicon is ready for you!

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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May 11 September 23

Steak Fry

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We ship cheese & sausage products & gift boxes!

December 1

Autumn Art Chamber on the Chicago Marsh Christmas Bus

For More Details check out

www.horiconchamber.com

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

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

Over 100 varieties of homade sausage & over 100 cheeses from local cheese makers Our smoke meats and sausages have won numerous awards including ing in Open ake x o F L 018 g2 Sprin

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Complete venison and wild game processing, making the finest in venison sausage products


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 Boat Tours Tours

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 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

Birding Birding Adventure Adventure · Sightseeing Sightseeing Tour Tour Canoe & Kayak rentals · Sunset Cruise Gift Shop...and more!

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center N7725 Highway 28, Horicon

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

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The Audubon Inn, Mayville

October 5-7 2018

Live Music All Weekend Bed Races Petting Zoo 5K Run/Walk Crafts for Kids Games for Kids

Market Place Parade Youth Dance Duck Raffle Events and times subject to change

www.audubondays.com

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.

10 S. Main St. Mayville, WI 53050 call @ 920-387-5776 info@mayvillechamber.com Visit our website for the e-addition of “Make It Mayville” www.mayvillechamber.com


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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 • Silver Sneaker Facility • Optum State of the Art Fitness Center Elevated 1/14 mile Walking/Running Track • Gymnasium/Rental Rooms Fitness & Water Classes • Swimming Lessons • Park & Recreation

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 NOLA North Grille brings an authentic New Orleans inspired dining experience to Wisconsin. NOLA North Grille is the perfect venue for weddings, private parties and business retreats. Visit our website for information about dining hours, daily specials, Thursday Seafood Boils, and our Grand Sunday Brunch buffet. 45 North Main St., Mayville, WI • 920-387-5858 • www.auduboninn.com

Group Exercise Room • Party Rooms • Indoor Cycling Studio Short & long term memberships

10 visit punch cards Daily fees available

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

www.DiscoverDodgeCounty.com

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Mayville EN J OY...STROLL...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.

The Village Flower Shoppe

HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week 2pm-6pm

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39 S. Main Street, Mayville, WI

920-387-9903

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Check out our virtual tour on Google maps

thevillageflowershoppemayville.com

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12 oz. Margarita 2 for $6.00 32 oz. Draft Beer $3.50 Mexican Beer $2.50 Domestic Beer $2.00

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Fajitas • Seafood Enchiladas • Vegetarian Burritos • Quesadillas Steak • Chicken • Tacos

Natural Medicines • Eatery Vitamin & Herbs Organic Produce • Beer & Wine Natural Foods • Skin Care Products Open Tues. & Wed. 10-6 Thurs. & Fri. 11-8 Sat. 9-2

Private Whirlpool Rooms • Deluxe Rooms & Suites • European Bar Free Continental Breakfast • Free High Speed Internet

Mayville Inn 35 S. Main Street, Mayville, WI • 920-387-9899 42 ❘ Dodge County Visitors Guide 2018

For Reservations, Please call 920-387-1234 Or book your room on our website at www.mayvilleinn.com


Experience Horicon Marsh Today!

Iron rIdge Inn restaurant & Motel

RestauRant

Fine Dining

Family owned since 1972

Open

Monday through Saturday 4:30pm Sunday 10am-2pm

Tuesday specIal:

Prime Rib, Chicken and Ribs Buffet

• Frozen Custard • Burgers • Homemade Pizza and Wings • Homemade Soups plus more

The STand 920-387-9999

OPen 7 dayS a Week

Giant Custard Cookies

Monday-Thursday 4 pm- 9 pm • Friday 11 am – 9 pm Saturday 1 pm – 9 pm • Sunday 1 pm – 8 pm

• Indoor Pool and Whirlpool • Complimentary Continental Breakfast • High Speed Internet

FRIday specIal:

• Whirlpool Rooms with King Bed

sunday BRunch Full Menu eveRy day:

• Refrigerator and Microwave in

Prime Rib & Fish Buffet

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Relaxing Choice for Business or Pleasure

Every Room

Steaks, Seafood, Chicken, Pizzas

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Salad bar and homeade soup served with all dinners and buffets

• Extended Stay and Corporate Rates

Enjoy your favorite cocktail or wine selection with your dinner

• Pool Membership/Open Swim

Banquet Room Seating 20-150

www.ironridgeinn.com

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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Antiques & Thrift Stores 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

shopping

Goodwill Stores

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

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

Pamela’s Corner Boutique

90 S. Main St. Hartford (Nestled in the Westphal Mansion Inn B&B) (262) 673-7938 westphalmansioninn.com

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

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

american collections

133 Stark St., Randolph (920) 319-3660

Simply thrift

151 Stark St Randolph simply-thrift.com

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

smart shop

Mayville Vintage Marketplace

Bethesda Thrift Store

102 S. Main St., Mayville

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

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

Clara’s Antiques

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

St. Vincent DePaul Society

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

Trader Tom's

101 E Main St., Watertown

Bargains Galore Thrift Store

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

blue heron antiques 309 E. Main St., Waupun (920) 579-7775 Visit us on Facebook.

roadside relics

425 East Main St., Waupun (847) 477-7154 Visit us on Facebook.


Lodging & Camping AmericInn

Honey Bee Inn

Arnold Jackson House

royal oaks inn

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

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

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

W4419 Hwy. 33, Horicon 920-485-4489

Information on camping in any of the Dodge County Parks begins on p. 24

willow mill campsite

quality inn & suites

the playful goose campground 2001 S. Main St., Horicon 920-485-4744 www.playfulgoose.com

Iron Ridge Inn

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

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

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

Super 8 Hotel

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

Prairie House

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

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

Audubon Inn

super 8 - columbus

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

Hayes Resort

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

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

Mayville Inn

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

River's Bend Inn B&B 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

• 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

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

Heritage Inn Hotel

Americinn

Holiday Inn Express

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

lodging

glacier valley campground

Super 8

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

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

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. 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. - Mar.). Snowy owls are a notable species to watch for during the winter months.

Summer brings nesting season

and warmer weather for hiking and bicycling 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.

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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. Restrooms available to the public from 6:00 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 “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.

Head to Horicon Marsh Discover the New Explorium its hibits M useum Quality Exhib Muse and ays ctiv Int Intera e Displays

Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Office & Visitor Center

W4279 Headquarters Rd., Mayville 920-387-2658 Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. April-November: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (plus Sundays in October). Open July 4, Labor Day and Columbus Day. (Closed all other federal holidays). The visitor center will be open one Saturday per month during the winter months: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, and Mar. 3, 2018. 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 920-324-5818 Hours: Weekdays Noon - 4:00 p.m. Weekends 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open Mid April to Mid Dec. 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. Visitors often see numerous bird species, including a well-established Purple Martin colony. Wildlife may be seen while wandering through the woodland, prairie, or wetland trails on our 46-acres.
 Marsh Haven Nature Center also offers a bunkhouse and camping area for overnight group stays, a picnic shelter and campfire area, observation tower, a classroom, and indoor theater for presentations. Visit our museum displays and exhibits to learn more about the history and wildlife of the Horicon Marsh area. Displays include Glacier, Native American, Pioneer, Bird Gallery, Wetland, and Woodland.
The Nature Nook Children’s Area offers our young visitors a hands-on area to learn and explore. Crawl in the wolf den or visit with our animals in the Critter Corner.
 Marsh Haven Nature Center offers nature education for all ages. Youth are invited to participate in EARTHcamp and daycamp programs that focus on hands-on active learning. Fall brings a Fall Living History Festival with historical re-enactors and an encampment.
 Educational programs are offered for school groups, bus tours, organizations, daycares, homeschool families, and the public. Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge programs are available.
 Educational programs for adults include nature journaling, wildlife, nature art, marsh history, and wild birds of prey.

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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.

rockriverretreatwi.com Horicon Marsh WI 53032

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