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Big River Long Rifles...........10 Casino Queen .......................9 Dousman House..................12 Eagles Landing Winery .........7 Firemen’s Association Flea Market ..........................8 Fort Crawford Museum........10 Froelich Museum .................15 Maiden Voyage Tours ......... 11 Prairie Cinema.....................13
Prairie du Chien Country Club .......................6 Prairie Fun Land ..................17 River District Hotel...............18 Shihata Orchard ....................8 Spook Cave .........................13 Sunrise Orchards ................16 St. Feriole Gardens ...............7 The Cassville Car Ferry ......17
Campgrounds (Page 27-28) Big River Campground.......................28 Scenic View Campground......................27
Spook Cave and Campground.......................28 Sports Unlimited Campground......................27
AmericInn & Suites .............. 23 Fenmore Hills Hotel ............. 26 Frontier Motel ...................... 20 Lonesome Hollow Homestead ........................ 24
Motel 6................................. 24 Prairie Motel ........................ 26 Quality Inn & Suites............. 22 River District Hotel............... 21 Waterfront Hotel .................. 19
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY Restaurants & Taverns (Page 29-35) Breitbach’s Country Dining ...... 35 Eddie’s Irish Pub ..................... 35 Fort Mulligan’s Grill Pub .......... 30 Huckleberry’s ........................... 29 Leisure Time Sports Bar & Bowl ............................. 30
Pete’s Hamburger Stand ......... 34 The Barn Restaurant ............... 29 The Crooked Oar..................... 34 White Springs Supper Club ..... 34
Services (Page 45-56) 3M............................................ 54 Dental Associates.................... 47 Design Homes, Inc .................. 46 Fillback .................................... 52 Homesteader Homes .............. 48 K9000 Dog Wash .................... 45 Peoples State Bank ................. 49
Remax Ridge’N’River Realty ..................................... 56 Supreme Graphics .................. 46 Tender Care Animal Hospital, LLC. ............................50 WI-IA Shopping News ............. 55
BP North & Piccadilly Pizza ... 40 Cabela’s................................... 44 Check’s Antiques..................... 41 Mississippi Meats .................... 38 Pickett Fence, The .................. 36 Quality Beverages ................... 37 Stark’s Sport Shop .................. 39
The Cannery, Ashley Furniture & Our Neck of the Woods.......... 39 The Funky Zebras Boutique .... 38 The Local Oven ....................... 40 Tiller’s Furniture....................... 37 Turkey River Mall .................... 43 Valley Fish & Cheese ............. 36
Local Tourist Information/ Chamber of Commerce Office ........................... 608-326-8555 Fire/Police/Rescue ............................................................... 911 Hospital................................................................. 608-357-2000 Prairie du Chien City Hall ..................................... 608-326-6406 Road Conditions ................................................800-ROAD-WIS Road Conditions in Iowa ...................................... 515-288-1047 Prairie du Chien Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center (May - Oct.) ........................... 608-326-2241 Crawford County Tourism .................................... 608-326-6658
A LOOK AT OUR PAST History of Prairie du Chien When permanent settlement began at Prairie du Chien in the early 1770s, the prairie was part of the British colony of Canada. As such, Prairie du Chien was under the governance of the British Colonial Governor in Montreal, with a lieutenant governor in residence at Mackinac. At the close of the American Revolution, all of the land south of the Great Lakes and east of the Mississippi River passed from Great Britain to the United States of America. In 1787, Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance, which set a form of government for the territory north and west of the Ohio River. In the Northwest Territory, land would be surveyed into townships, governments established, and eventually new states created. The population grew, and as Ohio worked to become a state, all the remainder of the territory was designated Indiana Territory. Prairie du Chien became part of St. Clair County. In 1800 Governor William Henry Harrison appointed the St. Clair county a government, which included a militia. Henry Munro Fisher, Bazil Giard, and Michel Labatte, all of Prairie du Chien, were made officers of the 7th Company of the Indiana Militia. More and more people moved into Indiana Territory, so in 1805 the northern portion became Michigan Territory, and the west section was formed into Illinois Territory in 1809. Prairie du Chien now was part of Illinois Territory. By this date, over 300 people lived at Prairie du Chien. For the next eight years, various residents of Prairie du Chien held offices in the militia and as justices of the peace for the Territory of Illinois. In 1818 part of the Illinois Territory became a state. Prairie du Chien and all of what would become Wisconsin were now in Michigan Territory. The Michigan Territorial Legislature created two new counties: Brown and Crawford. Crawford County was named after William Harris Crawford. He had been Secretary of War, and in 1818 was United States Secretary of the Treasury. Crawford County covered the western half of what would become Wisconsin. As the only established community in the new county, Prairie du Chien became the seat of government. When Wisconsin Territory was created in 1836, Crawford County had been decreased in size, but Prairie du Chien remained the county seat, and in 1836 a territorial courthouse was constructed. With the formation of Bad Axe County in 1851, Crawford County was reduced to its present size. Prairie du Chien is still the seat of government for Crawford County. History submitted by local historian Mary Elise Antoine For more history, please request the “History of Prairie du Chien” brochure through the Chamber of Commerce. Prairie du Chien Tourism Guide 2021
Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce and Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center, 211 S. Main Street – Between the Bridges
Welcome to the Prairie du Chien Area! The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council proudly welcomes you to Historic Prairie du Chien: a wonderful tourist destination, a great place to raise your family and the right location to start or grow your business. Prairie du Chien is a community that has placed a high value on preserving its historical landmarks and heritage, small-town charm and recreational opportunities providing the perfect setting in which to live, work and play. As the county seat for Crawford County, Prairie du Chien possesses a wealth of outdoor recreational resources, great neighborhoods, reliable industries, excellent healthcare facilities and educational opportunities. With a population just over six thousand and a regional population exceeding sixteen thousand, Prairie du Chien has a vibrant downtown, a thriving business community and many historical destinations that provide living lessons in history. The businesses of Prairie du Chien and surrounding area’s invite you to browse through the colorful pages of our tourism guide. The Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council is a vital part of promoting business, community activities, events and opportunities. Open year round, our Chamber office and Official Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center are conveniently positioned at the Gateway to Wisconsin at the Wisconsin and Iowa border, conveniently located on US Highway 18 and along the Mississippi River. Enjoy the Prairie du Chien area, our natural attractions of rolling hills and picturesque ravines and valleys, recreational opportunities, cultural offerings, great dining establishments, abundant shopping options, fine lodging and the warm, friendly service that greets you at each of our local businesses. Sincerely, Robert Moses, President/CEO Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council
Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center www.prairieduchien.org
****** Thank you to the Prairie du Chien Tourism Council for its financial support of room tax dollars, (collected by the City of Prairie du Chien and Bridgeport Township), that went toward the publication of this brochure. Disclaimer: To the best of the Chamber’s knowledge, all information in this brochure was accurate when it was printed. To avoid disappointment, we urge you to phone for confirmation prior to planning a trip around a specific attraction and/or event. www.prairieduchien.org
ATTRACTIONS BOAT RENTALS ◆ Outdoor Recreation Center Rental equipment for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, biking and disc golf. Located at Washington Street Park. Open Saturdays and Sundays, June-September noon 4 pm. Weekday rentals and group rentals available by calling 608-326-7207, Mon-Fri. (prior reservation required). Rentals subject to availability. Co-sponsored by Prairie du Chien Park & Rec Dept. and Local Boy/Cub Scouts.
CASINO ◆ Casino Queen Slots, table games, regional and headline entertainment in the Sevens Bar. The Buffet serves breakfast only on Saturdays and Sundays, with lunch, and dinner available seven days a week. The casino is also open 7 days a week, www.casinoqueen.com, 800-4-YOU-BET (800-496-8238), Hwy 18 W, Marquette, IA.
Prairie Du Chien Country Club “18 Hole Par 72 Public Golf Course”
Maple Leaf Bar & Restaurant Friday Night Fish Fry • Noon Lunches
Banquet Rooms/Outdoor Pavillion
Business Meetings/Weddings/Graduation & Christmas Parties
Located 5 Miles South of Prairie Du Chien on Hwy. 18
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Phone: (608) 326-6707
ATTRACTIONS FARMERS MARKETS ◆ Prairie du Chien Held Saturdays May through October, 8 am - 1 pm at Lucky Park, downtown Prairie du Chien, contact 608-326-0960. Markets also held at various other locations in Prairie du Chien. ◆ Ferryville, WI Held Saturdays, May 15 - October 23, at the Sugar Creek Park, Hwy 35, 608-734-9077, www.visitferryville.com. ◆ Marquette, IA Held Friday nights, May 21 - October 8 at the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, 563-873-3537.
GOLFING ◆ Prairie Fun Land 18 hole mini golf course, go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, trampoline basketball, video arcade, driving range, water wars, children’s bounce castle, and refreshments, open 10 am daily from Memorial Day weekend to August 31, open weekends only May, Sept. & Oct. (weather permitting), available for group parties, 608-326-0888, 515 Paquette St., (west of Culver’s), Prairie du Chien. ◆ Prairie du Chien Country Club 18 hole scenic golf course open to the public, par 72, power carts, bar & grill, 608-326-6707, Hwy 18 South, Prairie du Chien.
◆ Barnyard 9 Scenic golf course open to the public, par 21, rentals for golf clubs and carts, 608-326-2141, 32800 County Rd K, Prairie du Chien.
Open Daily 10am - 5pm Free Wine Tasting Daily Live Music in the Wine Garden June-Oct.
563-873-1905 127 North St. Marquette, IA 52158 1 mile from Prairie du Chien, WI
ATTRACTIONS HISTORIC TOURS ◆ Fort Crawford Museum The Museum is located on the Fort Crawford Military Tract. The Fort Crawford Hospital is the only remaining structure of the second Fort Crawford. At Fort Crawford, Black Hawk surrendered to the Indian Agent Joseph Street who presented him to Colonel Zachary Taylor to end the Blackhawk War. Colonel Taylor then sent Lt Jefferson Davis to escort Black Hawk to Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. The Museum consists of three buildings: The Fort Crawford Hospital, the Museum of Prairie du Chien, and the Museum Store. Featured exhibits for 2020 include: The Artesian Wells, Sanitariums, and Cigar Factories of Prairie du Chien. Permanent exhibits in the Hospital include an 1832 Wardroom, the stories of Fort Crawford, Dr. William Beaumont, Treaties signed in Prairie du Chien, the Surrender of Black Hawk, artifacts located under Beaumont Road during utility work, a pharmacy, dentist office, and many more. The Museum of Prairie du Chien contains exhibits on prominent citizens, exhibits on the railroads, clamming, and other businesses, as well as an exhibit on the Battle for Prairie du Chien during the War of 1812. Other exhibits include St. Mary’s Academy and Campion (segregated schools for men and women), an iron lung, Prairie du Chien Fire Department, a hall of Family Trees dating back around 200 years, and many more. Fort Crawford Museum is open daily from May 1– October 31, 9 am - 4 pm. Tours are self-guided, but schools and groups are encouraged to come any time during the year by making a reservation. An admission is charged. Visit our website at fortcrawfordmuseum.com, or email the Fort at email@example.com for more information. The Fort is located on the corner of Beaumont Road and Rice Street at 717 S Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. Special events include: A Pillar Restoration Dedication, Fridays at the Fort from June–August, Tour of Historic Cemeteries, Spirits of Fort Crawford in October, and Christmas at the Fort in December. We look forward to your visit.
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Bakery Barn Open Thursday-Sunday 61549 Limery Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 608-326-2785 1 mile north of Cabelas on Hwy. 35 then right on Limery Rd.
Open Daily 9am-5pm Mid August to Early November
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ATTRACTIONS ◆ Froelich (Foundation) Museum & 1890’s Village The Froelich tractor, first gasoline propelled tractor was invented here in 1892. Tour includes Froelich tractor, general store, blacksmith shop, train depot, one room school, semis, and barn event center. Open 5 days a week: Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat. May 8 - Sept. 26, and the first two weekends in October. Admission charged. 563-536-2841, www.froelichtractor.com, 24397 Froelich Rd, Froelich, IA, four miles east of Monona, IA. Large groups please call to schedule. ◆ Mississippi River Sculpture Park This park features life-sized bronze statues of historical figures from the area. Located along Bolvin St. on St. Feriole Island adjacent to the Villa Louis, this city park is open year round, free of charge. A picnic shelter is available, call 608-326-7207 for reservation, www.statuepark.org.
HORSE TRAILS ◆ La Riviere Park A 300 acre nature park located on Vineyard Coulee Road in SE Prairie du Chien. One of the region’s largest horse camps is located here. The six acre camp at 62048 Vineyard Coulee Road has water and electrical hookups on a first come first serve basis at 80 campsites. Horse camping is free. Donations are accepted. Six miles of horse trails are located in the park with access to additional trails off the park on private property. The camp and horse trails are managed by the La Riviere Riders. For additional information call 608-412-2087 or go to www.lariviereriders.com.
44th Annual P rairie Villa
June 17-20th, 2021
Blacksmithing, pottery making, glass blowing, flea market, cooking, and camp life. Follow us on Facebook • 608-391-0370
FORT CRAWFORD MUSEUM
A Blackhawk War Site, Exhibits: 1830s Military, Civil War, Railroad, Steamboats, Mississippi River and History of Prairie du Chien 717 S Beaumont Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 608-326-6960 fortcrawfordmuseum.com firstname.lastname@example.org Owned & Operated by the Prairie du Chien Historical Society
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Open Daily 9am-4pm May through October
Mississippi River Boat Tours
Nominated Tourism Attraction of 2017 & 2018 for the state of Iowa
Maiden Voyage Tours Book Online @ www.MVTours.us or call 563-880-8970
All Boarding UNDER THE MARQUETTE, IA BRIDGE
Friday & Saturday Night Sunset Cruise and Mississippi River Stories! Bring your own beverages and geared towards adults
Boarding @ 7PM Mid May - Mid August Boarding @ 6PM Mid August - 3rd week of September 2 hour cruise time
Day Time Cruises Mid May – Mid Oct
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday WILDLIFE and HISTORY TOUR Boarding @ 11:00 AM Boarding @ 3:00 PM 1-1/2 hour cruise time
Private Charters are available! CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 563-880-8970 The Maiden Voyage is a 49 passenger, Coast Guard inspected, fully licensed, unique-ONE of a KIND- Hands on Tour Boat! www.prairieduchien.org
ATTRACTIONS MARINAS ◆ Marquette Marina Open May 20 through October 11, Wednesday through Sunday. Gas, pump-out station, private slips also available. Walking distance to restaurants and the Casino Queen, 563-880-8970, Hwy. 18 W, Marquette, IA. ◆ Winneshiek Marina Open April - October, gas, pump-out station, overnight and seasonal docking, bait shop, restrooms and showers, private slips available. 3 miles north on County K. 608-326-2888.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISES ◆ Maiden Voyage Tours Maiden Voyage is one of the last small working tour boats on the Mississippi River. A 49 passenger, U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessel. Maiden Voyage Tours specialize in off the beaten path tours. Spend time in the braided stream, the most beautiful part of the river. See, hear, and learn things like no other boat tour offers. Nominated for tourist attraction of the year in 2017 and 2018 in the state of Iowa. Maiden Voyage Tours is family owned and operated. Visit the website at www.maidenvoyagetours.com. For boarding information please reference the schedule in this guide, book online at www.MVTours.us, or call 563-880-8970. Located under the bridge in Marquette, Iowa, two minutes from Prairie du Chien.
The Dousman House Built in the 1860’s, this historic landmark is now a Family owned & operated Elegant Event Center just steps away from the Mississippi River
230 N Water Street • Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 • 608-326-2012 email@example.com • thedousmanhouse.com
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ATTRACTIONS ORCHARDS ◆ Shihata’s Orchard Scenic apple orchard in the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Open mid-August through late fall. The Apple House features several apple varieties, fresh pressed cider, specialty foods, local cheese and sausages, wine and gift items. The Bakery Barn, open Thursday thru Sunday, bakes up fresh apple goodies and Apple-licious Cider Donuts. Experience the Country Fun Park, pumpkin patch, U-Pick apples, and Orchardfest (first weekend in Oct.). www.shihataorchard. com, 608-326-2785, six miles NE on Hwy 27 left on Limery or North on Hwy 35 and right on Limery. 61549 Limery Rd, Prairie du Chien.
Open Everyday 9-5:30 May-October
10 MILES WEST OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN ON HWY 18
563.539.4114 • www.spookcave.com Last tour of the day goes into cave at 5pm
◆ Sunrise Orchards, offering 22 varieties of apples, legendary apple cider donuts, award-winning apple cider, apple cider slush, apple butter, gift boxes, corn salsa, cheeses, meats, free weekend events. Fun for the whole family! 48340 Hwy 171, Gays Mills, WI, 608-735-4645. Take Highway 27 to Highway 171, or Highway 18 to Highway 60 and turn left on Highway 171. www.sunriseapples.com.
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www.PrairieCinema.com Prairie du Chien, WI www.prairieduchien.org
• Open 365 days per year pop! pop! • Crisp, clear, digital projection and surround sound in all 6 auditoriums • All 6 auditoriums have 3D capability • Online ticketing available at www.PrairieCinema.com • Gift Cards available at the theater or online POPCORN and accepted at both The Prairie Cinema and The Elkader Cinema
ATTRACTIONS RECREATION ◆ Bear Foot Bay Located inside Country Inn & Suites, the water park includes body slide, waterfall spa, activity pool with water basketball, children’s pool with water geysers, and kid’s slide. Daily individual and group passes available. Call for hours and rates 608-326-5700, 1801 Cabela’s Lane, Prairie du Chien. ◆ Leisure Time Sports Bar & Bowl Bowling alley, 10 lanes, automatic scoring, bumpers for kids, video arcade, sports bar and grill, open daily at 11 a.m., 1618 S Marquette Road, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2782. ◆ Hoffman Hall Recreation Center City operated facility with a gymnasium and heated Olympic-size indoor swimming pool. Facility rental available. Leisure activities and group fitness classes offered daily including newly upgraded tennis and Pickle Ball courts. 608-326-7207, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 1600 S. Wacouta, Prairie du Chien. ◆ Driftless Area Wetlands Centre Located on Hwy 18 on the west side of Marquette, IA. The Wetland Centre’s mission is “to provide a unique learning experience that connects people to the natural world and empowers them to positively impact their local environments.” The Centre features a wetland available for exploring and environmental science class work, a native prairie, bird and mammal mounted displays, a rock and fossil display, and a Mississippi River fish aquarium. Monthly and seasonal programs run throughout the year as well as a weekly farmer’s market that runs from May to October on Fridays, Free admittance. 563-873-3537, www.driftlessareawetlandcentre.com. ◆ Outdoor Recreation Center Rental equipment for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, biking and disc golf. Located at Washington Street Park. Open Saturdays and Sundays, JuneSeptember noon - 4 pm. Weekday rentals and group rentals available by calling 608-326-7207, Mon-Fri. (prior reservation required). Rentals subject to availability. Co-sponsored by Prairie du Chien Park & Rec Dept. and Local Boy/Cub Scouts. ◆ Wacouta Aquatic Park & Fort Fun Zero-depth outdoor swimming pool. Open mid-June-mid August. Waterslide, city operated, picnic area, Fort Fun playground, volleyball courts, and horseshoe pits, 608-326-8071, 1401 E Wells, Prairie du Chien. Prairie du Chien Tourism Guide 2021
ATTRACTIONS ◆ Prairie Fun Land 18 hole mini golf course, go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, trampoline basketball, video arcade, driving range, water wars, children’s bounce castle, and refreshments, open 10 a.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Open weekends only May, September & October (weather permitting), available for group parties, 608-326-0888, 515 Paquette St. (west of Culver’s), Prairie du Chien. ◆ Prairie du Chien Skateboard Park Located next to Wacouta Aquatic Park, is free and open during park hours to skateboards, rollerblades, and BMX bikes. It has multiple challenging units and is one of few skateboard parks in a 60 mile radius with all ability levels. For more information e-mail email@example.com or call 608-326-7207, 1401 E Wells, Prairie du Chien. ◆ Rotary Disc Golf Course 18 hole course, located on St Feriole Island, is free and open to the public. All holes are par 3; however, there are many challenges and hazards. The scenic beauty adds to this great course that caters to beginners and experts. Disc golf rentals are available by calling 608-326-7207. ◆ Spook Cave & Campground Underground guided boat tours tell about the discovery and development of the cave. View stalactites and other natural formations. Tours are from 9 am - 5:30 pm daily, May through October. Group rates available. Also available: camping, cabins, lake swimming and fishing. For more information visit the web site www.spookcave.com or call 563-873-2144. Spook Cave is located 10 miles West of Prairie du Chien in Iowa, on Hwy 18, then turn onto Spook Cave Rd. Froelich 1890s Village Museum 24397 Froelich Rd, Froelich, IA
Home to John Froelich’s 1892 invention of the first successful gasoline propelled Tractor forerunner to John Deere. Family friendly tours! www.froelichtractor.com Tours include the 1891 General Store & Post Oﬃce, 1866 One Room School, Blacksmith Shop, Railroad Depot, Vintage Barn, Warehouse, Froelich Tractor Replicas, Semi Building and Educational video. Open Sun, Mon, Thur, Fri & Sat, May 8 - Sept 26, 2021 Large groups please call ahead. #563-536-2841
Sept 25 & 26, 2021 bring your family to enjoy old-time demonstrations, hit & miss engines, a variety of tractors, Sat: Tractor Ride, Museum tours both days, Sat: Food for sale in the barn, Sun: Breakfast in the Barn Sun: Kids Pedal Pull, Kids Fun Activities Both Days! Sun: BIG RAFFLE Drawing 3pm @ www.froelichtractor.com
Located 4 miles east of Monona on Hwy 18 & 52
A family owned orchard, with 21 varieties of delicious apples and fun for the whole family! • Apple cider donuts | Apple cider • Caramel apples | Candy | Pumpkin logs • Apple butter | Corn Salsa | Applesauce • Cheeses | Meats | Honey| Jams | Cookies • Pies | Wild Rice | Gift Shop | Apple Gift Boxes • Sunrise Express Model Train • Dog Walk Park | Apple Packing TV • Sunrise Family Park Playground
48340 State Hwy. 171 | Gays Mills, WI 54631 Phone: 608-735-4645 OPEN DAILY August 16 -October –9am-5pm November-December 23–9am-4pm www.SunriseApples.com –Online StoreOpen24/7 Follow Our Blog: SunriseApples.com/blog Prairie du Chien Tourism Guide 2021
SHOPPING SHOPPING ◆ Ashley Furniture Store Open 10 am - 6 pm, Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm Sundays, 608-326-0040, located on Hwy 35 N (Marquette Rd) in Prairie du Chien. ◆ Computer Support Plus Verizon Authorized Dealer, 37493 US Highway 18, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-7587. ◆ U.S. Cellular 37885 Selch Road, Suite 117, Prairie du Chien, WI, 608-326-7016. ◆ AT&T Authorized Retailer 32 Riverside Sq., Suite 50, Prairie du Chien, WI, 608-380-1009. ◆ The Cannery Over 30,000 sq. ft. of primitives, home decor, specialty foods, and unique hard to find gift items displayed in a historic building, which in 1912 was the home of the Prairie du Chien City Canning Company. Open daily 9 am - 5 pm, 608-326-6518. The Produce Patch, women’s casual wear, 608-326-6516. These two stores are located on Hwy 35 N (Marquette Rd) in Prairie du Chien.
The Cassville Car Ferry A Fun Way To Cross the Mississippi
◆ Quality Beverages Party headquarters for a variety of liquor, beer, wine & cheese, fresh cheese curds on Friday, walk-in beer & wine caves, open daily at 9 am, 37461 Hwy 18 South, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-7777.
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Open 10AM Daily Memorial Day to Aug. 29 Weekends only May and September
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www.prairiefunland.com 515 Paquette St., Prairie du Chien, WI
SHOPPING ◆ Nelson True Value Lawn care and garden needs, various hardware, home , and outdoor projects, party rentals also available, open daily at 7 am, except Sundays at 9 am, 125 North Marquette Road, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2491. ◆ McGregor-Marquette Left Bank Shop and Gallery Sales and display of art by local artists. Open May through October. Located at 158 Main St, McGregor, IA. www.mmcenterforthearts.weebly.com. ◆ Mississippi Meats Prairie du Chien’s fresh meat destination. Full service meat department and deli. Select grocery products. Open Monday - Saturday, 8 am - 6 pm. 700 East Blackhawk Road, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-MEAT. ◆ Downtown Prairie du Chien Various businesses are located in historic downtown on Blackhawk Avenue. Some of these retail businesses include: The Local Oven Bakery, local ingredients & products, 608-326-0960; The Pickett Fence, quilting, framing, gifts, candy store, 608-326-4593; Sports World, premier dealer for custom clothing, team gear and accessories, 608-326-5118; Stark’s Sport Shop, Wisconsin cheese, 300 wines, sporting equipment, 608-326-2478; The Planted Tree, original art, handcrafted gifts and home decor, 608-326-8733; Panka Shoe Store, quality shoes, 608-326-8112; Rockweiler Appliance & TV, rockweilerappltv.com, 608-326-8788; The Sweet Tooth, variety of candies and ice cream, 608-379-0380; and Dependable Solutions, computer service and consulting, 608-326-4324.
River District Hotel Proud Sponsor of The Mueller Carriage Tour
Downtown PDC 608-326-7878
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SHOPPING ◆ Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly Groceries, fresh produce, meats, beer, wine & liquor, deli, bakery, and more, 608-326-5111, Hwy 18 South (Riverside Square), Prairie du Chien. ◆ Valley Fish & Cheese Market Finest in hickory smoked fish and shrimp; homemade bolognas and sausages; beef, pork, turtle, alligator, and catfish jerky; variety of Wisconsin cheeses, many hard to find specialty items, complete line of seafood and fresh fish; open daily at 9 am, March 1 December 31, 608-326-4719, 304 S. Prairie St, Prairie du Chien. ◆ Walmart Super Center Hwy 18 South, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2408.
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- Motorcyclist, ATV and Boaters Paradise
ATTRACTIONS SCENIC SITES ◆ Lynxville Lock & Dam #9 Impounds largest federally managed pool on the Mississippi River known as Lake Winneshiek. Pool area is spring and fall migration stopover for thousands of ducks and Tundra Swans. Over 6,000 lockages annually. An observation deck is on site. Wisconsin DNR/Crawford County boat landing one mile south. A popular spot for fishing and viewing eagles, 608-874-4311, Hwy 35 N, Lynxville, WI. ◆ St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens Prairie du Chien’s most picturesque and serene garden area emphasizes the natural beauty within the Memorial Gardens. The gardens consist of ten acres of a various perennial and annual flowers that adorn the pocket parks, multiple walking paths, memorials, and over 50 species of historical trees. Also included are the Children’s Active Gardens, the Shade Gardens, and the Patio Garden. The area hosts numerous events including weddings and receptions, garden parties, plant sales, annual first grade Arbor Day ceremony, and Oktoberfest. Free self-guided tours. Group tours offered for a nominal fee. Located at 200 N 4th St on St. Feriole Island. For more information call 608-326-7207. ◆ The Trail of Presidents Planting of 22 oak trees for every United States President that lived in or has visited Prairie du Chien. The oak tree is America’s national tree. The trail is located on the north end of St. Feriole Island beginning at the end of 4th Street. ◆ River View Park Observation Deck View the Mississippi River, bluffs, barges, birds and trains. Located on Highway 35 North on the Great River Road, Ferryville, WI.
The Frontier Motel
Marquette, IA • (563) 873-3497 www.thefrontiermotel.com
• On the Mississippi River, by the Bridge • Next to Riverboat Casino and Marina • Competitive Rates • Very Clean (AAA) • Heated Outdoor POOL • Fast Wi-Fi • Rooms With A Scenic View • Ample Parking • Pet Friendly Prairie du Chien Tourism Guide 2021
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Downtown PDC 608-326-7878 www.riverdistricthotel.com adno=215121
ATTRACTIONS THEATER ◆ Prairie Cinema Six-screen all-digital, 3D capable movie theater. Matinees and evening shows daily; open 365 days a year. Hwy 35 South, Prairie du Chien. For features and show times visit www.PrairieCinema.com, or call toll-free 1-855-My-Flick (855-693-5425).
WINERY ◆ Eagles Landing Winery Free wine tasting daily, January through December from 10 am - 5 pm, 127 North St, Marquette, IA. “Marquette Maid” wines are produced locally, gift shop, group tours welcome, 563-873-1905, www.eagleslandingwinery.com. Special events are held throughout the year at the winery. See the calendar of events section in this guide.
Hwy. 18, 35 S. Prairie du Chien, WI 608-326-4777 • www.choicehotels.com Prairie du Chien Tourism Guide 2021
• FREE WIFI • Indoor Pool • Indoor Hot Tub • Fitness Center • Romantic Whirlpool Suites • Unique Themed Suites • Close to Restaurants and Shopping • All Rooms have a Refrigerator, Microwave and Coffee Maker • Free Local Calls • Complimentary Breakfast
ATTRACTIONS PARKS ◆ Effigy Mounds National Monument The monument is located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa, off Highway 76 and is open year round. Effigy Mounds National Monument was established in 1949 to preserve outstanding examples of earthworks created by the ancestors of modern day American Indian tribes. More than 1,000 years ago, these people began constructing large earthen mounds in the shapes of mammals, birds and other animals. The monument contains 2,526 acres with 206 mounds, of which 31 are effigies. The visitor center contains museum exhibits and a book sales outlet. Visitors may hike among the mounds, see spectacular views from bluffs along the Mississippi River, and experience more than 100 acres of prairie by venturing onto several miles of hiking trails. In the summer months, ranger-led programs are often available. Inquire at the Visitor Center for schedules and availability, 563-873-3491, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146. www.nps.gov/efmo.
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ATTRACTIONS ◆ Lawler Park Located on the west side of St. Feriole Island, features gardens, picnicking, playgrounds, and a river walk with interpretive markers detailing the many layers of Prairie du Chien history. The park is named for railroad tycoon, businessman, and philanthropist John Lawler, best known for building an innovative pontoon railroad bridge. Picnic shelters may be reserved by calling the City Park and Rec Department at 608-326-7207.
Lodging A beautiful, modern and secluded 4-bedroom home on 122 acres, near the famous Gays Mills apple orchards. A fully state inspected and licensed vacation rental house.
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ATTRACTIONS ◆ La Riviere Park La Riviere Park is a 300 acre nature park located on Vineyard Coulee Road in SE Prairie du Chien. The park is managed for its natural beauty, wild plants, and wildlife. There are 6 miles of nature/hiking trails, 6 miles of horse trails that link to trails on adjacent private property, a 6 acre horse camp with electrical hookups and water, and 3 primitive walk-in campsites in the park. All camping is free. The barn on this former working farm is now a picnic shelter. In the picnic area is a new shelter with access to water and flushing toilets. Reservations for special events at either shelter can be made by calling the Prairie du Chien City Hall at 608-326-7207. You can also enjoy a picnic under a large elm tree in the picnic area. An archery range, managed by the Prairie Rod and Gun Club, is located off Wildernest Road. Winter activity includes snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding. Wildlife abounds in this nature park. Everything from jumping mice to deer and wild turkeys can be seen here. Pocket gopher mounds can be seen in prairie habitat. Bath houses provide roosting and nesting at two locations. The park is a statewide and regionally known birding area where birders can enjoy birding activity, especially the fall and spring migrations. Food-producing plantings provide food for birds and other animals. A bird blind along the Bird Bath Trail allows for easy viewing of birds coming for water at a bird bath. Two chimney swift towers provide nesting sites for the swifts. Nesting birds, including the Scarlet Tanager, Pileated Woodpecker, and Carolina Wren can be seen in the woodlands. Birds of note that have been seen at the park recently include the Yellow-breasted Chat, Mockingbird, and Henslow Sparrow. In late March and April the American Woodcock conducts its “Timberdoodle Dance”, a courtship display that is easily observed at sunset. Prairie du Chien has been a Wisconsin Bird City since 2013. The habitat management practices in place at the park is one of the reasons the city received this designation. Native prairie remnants and plantings cover over 40 acres of the park. These prairies contain populations of prickly-pear cactus, prairie milkweed (which is a Wisconsin threatened species), and the somewhat rare poppy mallow along with a variety of other flowering plants and grasses. Hardwood forests contain many of the common woodland plants, but showy orchids, shooting stars, and trillium can also be seen. www.prairieduchien.org
ATTRACTIONS ◆ Mount Hosmer A 25 acre, wooded city park atop a majestic bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at Lansing, Iowa. Spectacular views of the river and its backwaters as well as vistas of three states can be seen from two overlooks. The bridge at Lansing, 30 miles north of the Marquette-Jolliet Bridge in Prairie du Chien, is the northern gateway to Crawford County. ◆ Nelson Dewey State Park Located across from Stonefield Village in Cassville, WI. Part of the original estate of Wisconsin’s first governor, Nelson Dewey. Features a panoramic overlook of the Mississippi River. Indian mounds, camping, hiking, picnicking, playground, bird and wildlife observation area. Weekend and holiday tours of the home and grounds. Park information call 608-725-5374, camping reservations call 888-947-2757.
• Family Reunions, Wedding Parties Motorcycle Groups, and Pets Welcome!
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Prairie Motel Quiet nights, Comfortable rooms • Rooms Adj. - Family Rooms In-room coffee • Free local phone calls • Special amenities Restaurant & lounge adjacent • Free high speed internet All rooms have refrigerators & microwaves
Additional discount on week days
Hwy. 18 & 35 South • 1616 S. Marquette Rd. Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
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ATTRACTIONS ◆ Pikes Peak State Park One of Iowa’s most beautiful state parks located on the highest bluff of the Mississippi River. Popular scenic overlook. A favorite spot of photographers who take majestic shots of two great rivers in any season or weather. Also contains 70 campsites, picnic grounds, waterfall, hiking and nature trails. Named for Lt. Zebulon Pike, army surveyor of the Mississippi in 1805 who suggested a fort be built on this site. Free admission to park. 32264 Pikes Peak Road, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2341. ◆ “Upper Miss” Refuge The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge provides many opportunities to hunt, fish, camp, watch wildlife or enjoy a lazy afternoon. Highlights in the Prairie du Chien area include the Sturgeon Slough Hiking Trail, (one mile trail) accessed from the rest stop located on Highway 18 between Prairie du Chien and Marquette. Displays and information at the District Office located at 470 Cliffhaven Road, Prairie du Chien. 608-326-0515.
Scenic View Campground 420 Old Sixteen Rd. Waterville, IA 563-535-7347 Located on the Yellow River
• Tenting to Full Hook-up • Seasonal Sites Available • Rental Units available
Visit our website www.scenicviewcamp.com - OR -
Give us a call to make reservations!
Enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking or tubing on the river!
Camping, boating, golfing, dining, swimming and mini golfing Open from April 15th to October 15th
9 holes, 3 par golf course and cart rentals. Open Seasonal April-November 32750 Cty Rd K, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 Phone 608-326-2141 for more information for Camping or Golfing!
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ATTRACTIONS ◆ St. Feriole Island Located on the west side of Prairie du Chien and is accessed via Blackhawk Ave. or Washington St. Site of the earliest Euro-American settlement on the Upper Mississippi, the Island evolved into the City’s colorful Fourth Ward. Persistent flooding in the 1960’s and 70’s prompted relocation of more than 100 homes and businesses, resulting in the Island becoming a public park. Today it features numerous historic sites, event venues, and recreational opportunities including the Villa Louis Historic Site, Mississippi River Sculpture Park, Lawler Park, St. Feriole Island Garden, The Trail of Presidents, Disc Golf Course, and St. Feriole Island Ball Park. The Island hosts many special events throughout the season including the Prairie Villa Rendezvous, Prairie Dog Blues Fest, Villa Louis Carriage Classic, and Oktoberfest. St. Feriole Island is an ideal destination for walking, biking, picnicking, birdwatching and boating. To reserve park shelters contact the Prairie du Chien Park & Rec Department, 608-326-7207.
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ATTRACTIONS ◆ Wacouta Aquatic Park & Fort Fun A residential park featuring an outdoor swimming pool complete with waterslide and Fort Fun playground, picnic area, volleyball courts, and horseshoe pits. A perfect spot for the entire family. Pool opens second week in June through third week in August. 1401 E. Wells, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-8071. ◆ Yellow River State Forest One of the nation’s most picturesque regions, with 8,500 acres of timbered hills and valleys. North of Marquette, Iowa, 729 State Forest Rd., Harpers Ferry, IA, just off Highway 76. Biking trails, hiking trails, equestrian trails, plus many miles of snowmobile and cross-country ski trails. Stocked trout streams and marsh areas. Picnic and camping areas. Open for hunting and fishing. Open year round. Groups welcome. 563-586-2254.
Restaurants & Taverns
Best Pizza & Chicken In Town!
1916 S. Marquette Rd. • Prairie du Chien, WI
608-326-5488 • www.huckspdc.com Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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ATTRACTIONS ◆ Washington Street Park Located at the Washington Street entrance of St. Feriole Island, N. Main Street, features handicapped accessible fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, hiking trail, and Outdoor Recreation Center. Contact the Prairie du Chien Park & Rec Department for more information, 608-326-7207. ◆ Wyalusing State Park Located ten miles south of Prairie du Chien, 13081 State Park Ln., high atop the Wisconsin bluffs. Features views of the historic junction of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers where the first Europeans, Marquette and Joliet, landed in 1673. The park, established in 1917, now encompasses 2,628 acres. Wyalusing is a Munsee-Delaware Indian word meaning “home of the warrior.” Park amenities: 109 family campsites, indoor group camping Photo by R. Paske facilities, picnic facilities, 22 miles of hiking and nature trails, scenic overlooks, many opportunities for bird watching, a concession with canoe and kayak rentals, bicycle paths, and cross-country skiing trails. Open year round, 608-996-2261.
Restaurants & Taverns Open Daily at 11AM • 608-326-2782
Broasted Chicken 7 Days a week • Homemade Lunch Specials Monday through Friday • Taco Tuesday’s All Day & Night • Friday Night Fish Fry Great Pizza’s, Burgers and Much More! Check us out on Facebook 1618 S Marquee Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
You’ll Love Our Handbreaded Cheese Curds!
• Pasta • Sandwiches • Steaks & Seafood
Fri. Night: All You Can Eat Fish Fri. & Sat.: Prime Rib Next To River District Hotel 608-326-0639
Carryouts Available! Menu available at www.fortmulligans.com
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MAY Prairie du Chien Area 2021 Events Events are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm 1-800-732-1673 or check our web site at www.prairieduchien.org for additions and latest updates. May: Refer to the attractions listing in the front of this guide for daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmers markets, and more. May: Banding of Hummingbirds. (Date to be determined), Wyalusing State Park, call for more information. 608-996-2261. May 1: Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. Opens for the 2021 season. Open 9 am – 4 pm daily. Admission charge. May 1 - 31: “New Artists Exhibits”. Spring into 2021, featuring our new artists. The Left Bank Shop and Gallery, 158 Main Street McGregor, IA. 563-329-2010. May 5 – Oct 27: Gays Mills Farmer’s Market. Located at Lions Shelter Park, every Wednesday 1 pm – 5 pm. Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4341.
Restaurants & Taverns Pete’s Hamburger Stand
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
CELEBRATING 112 YEARS Serving Since 1909
Located across from Stark’s Sport Shop
Open End of April until Mid October • Friday-Saturday-Sunday
32319 County K Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 3 miles north on County K • 608-326-2711
Nestled between the bluffs on the Mississippi River! Delicious food and friendly atmosphere with an amazing view! Feel at home at The Crooked Oar. Dine in or carry out. Daily Food Specials • Friday Night Fish Fry Saturday Night Prime Rib • Happy Hour 3-6
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has Returned! Family Dining & Entertainment 30165 Klein Brewery Road | McGregor, IA 52157 (563) 873-9642 adno=218196 Prairie du Chien Tourism Guide 2021
MAY May 8: International Spring Bird Migration Hike. Sugar Creek Bluff. Meet at Ferryville’s Village Hall at 7:30 am for treats and information. 8 am hike at Sugar Creek Bluff. Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Ferryville host this hike lead by expert birders of the region. Easy hike. 608-734-9077 / VisitFerryville.com. May 8: World Migratory Bird Day. Bird Walks held at La Riviere Park. Meet at the park barn prior to 8 am. Wear appropriate clothing and foot gear. Binoculars and bird identification book recommended. 62036 Vineyard Coulee Rd, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2718. Bird walk continued at Effigy Mounds National Monument at 10 am, Hwy 76, N. of Marquette, IA. 563-873-3491. May 8-9: Spring Festival / FolkFest / Antique Tractor Pull. Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4379.
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(563) 552-2220 563 Balltown Rd Balltown, IA www.breitbachscountrydining.com
800 S. Marquette Rd. Prairie du Chien, WI 608-326-6625 www.prairieduchien.org
Extensive Menu... • Pizza • Wraps • Burgers • Sandwiches • Salads Featuring 12 different specialty tap beers including Guinness & Harp • Big Screen TV’s
Open daily at 11 am
MAY May 8-September 26: Froelich (Foundation) Museum & 1890’s Village. The Froelich tractor, first gasoline propelled tractor was invented here in 1892. Tour includes Froelich tractor, general store, blacksmith shop, train depot, one room school, semis, & barn event center. Open Sun. 11am - 5pm; Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10am - 5pm, May 8-26, and the first two weekends in October. Admission charge. Large groups please all to schedule. 563-536-2841, www.froelichtractor.com, 24397 Froelich Rd, Froelich, IA, four miles east of Monona. May 14-15: Rummage Along the River. 8 am – 4 pm. 70 mile garage sale full of antiques and bargains. Hwy 35-Stoddard, Genoa, Bad Axe Neighborhood, Victory, De Soto, Ferryville, Lynxville, Seneca, Mt. Sterling, WI. 608-734-9077 / Rummagealongtheriver.com. May 15-October 30: Farmers Market, every Saturday, Sugar Creek Park, Hwy 35, Ferryville, WI. 608-734-9077 / VisitFerryville.com.
100 W. Blackhawk Ave., Prairie du Chien, WI 608.326.4593 Hours: M-S 10-5; Sunday 12-4 www.pickettfencequiltshop.com
Quilt Shop • Candy Store Be Inspired By Our Abundance Of Samples! 3000+ Bolts To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing & 70+ Delicious Bulk Chocolates For You To Enjoy!
Facebook Live Events
‘After Hours At The Pickett Fence’
Tuesday Evenings 7 p.m.
1 Block east of the Info. Center on Hwy. 18 Prairie du Chien, WI • 608-326-4719
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MAY-JUNE Mid May - Mid October (Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 am and 3 pm): Mississippi River Tours. Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours, 2 hour river cruise leaving the Marquette riverfront. Book online at www.MVTours.us or call 563-880-8970. Located under the bridge in Marquette, Iowa, two minutes from Prairie du Chien. May 29-31: Flea Market under the Bridge, food stand, Marquette, IA. 563-873-3735. June: Refer to the attractions listing in the front of this guide for daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmers markets, and more. June 4 – August 2: “My Way or the Highway”. A show of work inspired by this theme. The Left Bank Shop and Gallery, 158 Main Street, McGregor, IA. 563-329-2010. June 5 - August 13 (Friday & Saturdays): Sunset Cruise & Mississippi River Stories. Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours at 7 pm, leaving McGregor’s riverfront. 563-880-8970. June 5: Crawford County Drive Thru Dairy Breakfast. Steger Farms located at 60724 Irish Ridge Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. 6 am - 10 am. 608-326-8555.
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• Coldest Beer in Town • Walk-in Beer & Wine Caves • Huge Wine Selection • Many Varieties of Cheese • Fresh Cheese Curds Every Thursday!
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The Area's Only Growler Filling Station 37461 Hwy. 18, Prairie du Chien • 608-326-7777
"A WHOLE CITY BLOCK'S WORTH OF FINE FURNITURE AND MATTRESSES"
Open Monday-Friday • 10am-5:30pm Saturday • 10am-4pm | Closed Sundays & Holidays FREE Local Delivery 608-326-8516
520 East Taylor St., Prairie du Chien, WI On the corner of Taylor St. & Marquette Rd. www.prairieduchien.org
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JUNE June 5: Live Music The People. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. June 5: Fun Run / Walk 1½ & 3 mile loop. Registration 9 am, run / walk 10 am. Family friendly event. Wyalusing State Park, 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, WI. 608-996-2261. June 5-6: Wisconsin’s Free Fun Weekend. State residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy free fishing, free admission to state parks and trails, and free ATV riding on public trails. June 9: Chautauqua Summer Series. Larry Scheckel-“Murder in Wisconsin: The Clara Olson Murder in 1926”. Begins at 6:30 pm. Refreshments. Ferryville Village Hall. 608-734-9018 / VisitFerryville.com. June 10-August 5 (Thursday Evenings): Free Summer “Concerts in the Park” series. Held each Thursday evening on the banks of the Mississippi River at Lawler Park’s South Gazebo, Prairie du Chien, from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and snacks. Sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Park & Rec. 608-326-7207.
Shopping Open Monday-Saturday 8 AM-5 PM
NEW LADIES BOUTIQUE The Funky Zebras
700 E Blackhawk Rd., Prairie du Chien, WI • 608-326-MEAT!
Prairie du Chien’s Fresh Meat Destination!
Full Service Meat Department & Deli! Select Grocery Products
108 E Blackhawk•Prairie du Chien
MONDAY-FRIDAY 11AM-5PM; SATURDAY 10AM-3PM
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JUNE June 12: Live Music The Bruce Bearinger Band. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. June 12-13: Joie de Vivre! Formal dedication and opening of the St. Germain dit Gauthier House. French-Canadian music, dancing, food and activities. Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Sunday 10 am – 3 pm. St. Feriole Island Park. Free. Donations appreciated. June 17-20: Annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous. Fur Trading era environment recreating life as it was in 1840’s when Prairie du Chien was the hub of the fur trading. Largest re-enactment in the Midwest and open to the public, free admission, St. Feriole Island along the Mississippi River. Prairie du Chien Fire Association Buffalo Burger Stand serving real buffalo. For camping participant registration information call 563-391-0370 or mail request to: Big River Long Rifles, PO Box 184, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.
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The Cannery & Our Neck of the Woods Over 30,000 sq. ft. of country, primitive and rustic décor. Open 7 Days A Week! 9am - 5pm 608-326-6518 • 300 N. Marquette Rd. • Prairie du Chien, WI
Open 7 Days A Week
Hours: Mon. - Sun. 10 AM - 5 PM
219 N. Marquette Rd. • Prairie du Chien, WI
JUNE June 18-20: Flea Market with over 200 vendors. St. Feriole Island along the Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien. For vendor registration to the flea market write: Prairie du Chien Fire Association, 720 E. Blackhawk Avenue, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821, or call 608-379-4551 and leave your name and complete mailing address for registration to be mailed. June 19: “Pies-A-Plenty”. Annual fundraising auction of homemade pies. Pie Auction at the Rendezvous at 4 pm. Jaycee Shelter, St. Feriole Island. Sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Historical Society/Fort Crawford Museum. For more information call 608-326-6960. June 19: Live Music Matt & Laurel Duo. 1 pm - 4 pm. Free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. June 19-20: Soldiers Grove Dairy Days. Carnival, tournaments, live music, dancing, tractor pull, food, and more. Soldiers Grove, WI, 608-624-3264.
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JUNE June 25: “Shakespeare in the Park” public performance. Workshop begins 5:30 pm, performance 7 p.m. Wyalusing State Park. 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, WI. 608-996-2261. June 25: “Fridays at the Fort”. Free program for families and children beginning at 1:30 pm. Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-6960. Call for details. June 26: Live Music Scott Wilcox. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. June 26: Annual Lazy River Beer & Wine Festival. A premier wine & beer tasting event featuring handcrafted wine from Iowa wineries and handcrafted beer from breweries, food vendors, live music throughout the day. Marquette riverfront, 2 pm – 6 pm. Must be 21 to attend. For tickets call 800-896-0910. June 26: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s Street Theatre. The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts, saloon girls and more. 1 pm. 563-873-2387.
Oldest Authentic Antique Shop! Celebrating (over) 50 Years in Business! Buying & Selling Antiques & Estates! 608-326-6014 115 S Dousman St. • Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 www.checksantiques.com adno=215032 www.prairieduchien.org
JULY July: Refer to the attractions listing in the front of this guide for daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmers markets, and more. July (Thursday Evenings): Free Summer “Concerts in the Park” series. Held each Thursday evening on the banks of the Mississippi River at Lawler Park’s South Gazebo, Prairie du Chien, from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and snacks. Sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Park & Rec. 608-326-7207. July (Friday & Saturdays): Sunset Cruise & Mississippi River Stories. Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours at 7 pm, leaving Marquette riverfront. 563-880-8970. July 2-4: Stump Dodger Bash. Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4379. July 2-4: Arts and Craft Festival. Triangle Park, McGregor, Iowa. 563-873-2186. July 3: Live Music CrossCut. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. July 3-5: Flea Market Under the Bridge. Parade Saturday at 1 pm with live music, food stand, and fireworks at dusk; flea market all three days, Marquette, IA. 563-873-3735. July 3: Emma Big Bear & Winnebago History Day Celebration. Sponsored by the Emma Big Bear Foundation. 11 am - 3 pm. Experts on hand, 100-seat attendee capacity and a large exhibit hall of several collectors’ acquisitions of EBB artifacts, baskets, photos, resource materials, paintings, beaded jewelry, etc. Marquette Community Room in Marquette, IA. 563-880-9190.
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JULY July 4: 4th of July Celebration. Eastman, WI. 608-874-4361. July 4: 4th of July Celebration. Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4341. July 9: “Fridays at the Fort”. Free program for families and children beginning at 1:30 pm. Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-6960. July 10: Live Music Acoustic Republic. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. July 14: Chautauqua Summer Series. Dan Jackson-- “Dragonflies and Damselflies”. Begins at 6:30 pm. Refreshments. Ferryville Village Hall. 608-734-9018 / VisitFerryville.com. July 14: Went to a Garden Party. Taste and tour of St. Feriole Memorial Gardens. Business After 5 / Chamber of Commerce. 5 pm - dusk, public invited. 608-326-8602. July 16: “Fridays at the Fort”. Free program for families and children beginning at 1:30 pm. Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-6960. July 17: Live Music by The Bruce Bearinger Band. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905.
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JULY July 17: Great River Annual Car Show & Cruise. McGregor, IA. 563-873-2258 or 563-873-2186. July 23: “Fridays at the Fort”. Free program for families and children beginning at 1:30 pm. Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-6960. July 24: Live Music The People. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. July 24: River Bluff Daze. Antique Tractor Pull at noon, huge Farmers Market in the park. Fireworks at dusk…all free. Ferryville Village Hall and Sugar Creek Park. 608-734-9077 / VisitFerryville.com. July 24: River Bluff Daze Nature Hike. Meet at Ferryville boat landing for treats and information at 8:30 am Ferryville, WI. Hike is led by birding and plant experts. 608-734-9018 / VisitFerryville.com. July 24: Dino Day, for all ages! Learn about prehistoric Northeast Iowa through hands-on educational activities and displays. Activities include a fossil dig, make your own fossil, sizing up the dinosaurs, ask a geologist, and more. Driftless Area Wetlands Centre. 9 am - noon, Marquette, IA. 563-873-3537. July 25: Ice Cream Social to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Prairie du Chien Historical Society. 2:30 pm – 4:30 p.m. Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-6960. Free. Donations appreciated.
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JULY July 30: “Canoe with a Voyageur”. 1:30 pm. Learn about the French Fur Trade and help paddle a Montreal Canoe on the Marais de St. Friole. St. Germain dit Gauthier House, St. Feriole Island Park. “Fridays at the Fort”. Free program for families and children. 608-326-6960. July 30-31: Prairie Dog Blues Festival. Two stages in a park-like setting, international, national and regional blues bands performing. Camping on site. Event shuttle runs to motels in town. Food and beverage stands, various vendors with hand-made products. 608-326-0085. www.prairiedogblues.com. Online ticket/camping orders begin May 1. Ticket hotline opens June 1, 888-567-1567, St. Feriole Island along the Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien.
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JULY - AUGUST July 31: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s Street Theatre. The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts, saloon girls and more. Free show 1 pm. 563-873-2387. July 31: Live Music Johnnie Walker. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. August: Refer to the attractions listing in the front of this guide for daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmers markets, and more. August: Banding of Hummingbirds, (Date to be determined), Wyalusing State Park, 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, WI. Call for more information. 608-996-2261. August 6 – October 4: “A Day in the Life”, a show of work inspired by this theme. The Left Bank Shop and Gallery, 158 Main Street McGregor, IA. 563-329-2010. August 6: “Paint a Pony and Ride in a Carriage.” 1:30 pm. St. Germain dit Gauthier House, St. Feriole Island Park. “Fridays at the Fort”. Program for families and children. Donation to offset cost appreciated. August 7: Live Music Beau Timmerman. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905.
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AUGUST August 7: Smokey Bear’s 77th Birthday Bash. Help Smokey celebrate his birthday, parade through Wisconsin Ridge Campground. Various other activities and refreshments. Event begins at 6 pm. Wyalusing State Park. 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, WI. 608-996-2261. August 11: Chautauqua Summer Series, Bob O’Connor – “Mrs. Slater… Veil of Secrecy – The Missing Lincoln Conspirator”. Begins at 6:30 pm. Refreshments. Ferryville Village Hall. 608-734-9018 / VisitFerryville.com. August 11-15: Crazy Days in Prairie du Chien. Take advantage of fantastic bargains as the merchants in Prairie du Chien get crazy with prices! August 13: “Tea at the Fort”. Fine teas and delicate treats with “historic personages.” 1:30 pm at Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. Reservations limited and required. Admission charge. 608-326-6960. August 14: Live Music Matt & Laurel Duo. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. August 16: Opening Day at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 5 pm. Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com.
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AUGUST - SEPTEMBER August 20-September 10 (Friday & Saturdays): Sunset Cruise & Mississippi River Stories. Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours at 6 pm, leaving McGregor’s riverfront. 563-880-8970. August 21: Live Music The Bruce Bearinger Band. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. August 26-29: Crawford County Fair, Gays Mills, WI. 608-412-4748. August 28: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s Street Theatre. The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts, saloon girls and more. Free show 1 pm. 563-873-2387. August 28: Live Music Acoustic Republic. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. September: Refer to the attractions listing in the front of this guide for daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmers markets, and more. September 4: Live Music Beau Timmerman. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905.
SEPTEMBER September 4-6: Flea Market under the Bridge, food stand, Marquette, IA. 563-873-3736. September 4-6: Labor Day Sale at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 5 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. September 10-12: Annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic. Midwest’s most elegant and lavishly appointed equine sport driving event. Some of the region’s finest horses and over 100 new and restored carriages compete in a variety of arena and cross-country events. Learn how this event descends from the Dousman era when the Villa Louis was known as the Artesian Stock Farm and was home to one of the Midwest’s finest racehorse farms. Tickets required, Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole, Island, Prairie du Chien, www.carriageclassic.com. 608-326-2721. September 10-12: Donut Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 5 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. September 11: Live Music Kelsey Miles. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905.
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SEPTEMBER September 16-19: Prairie du Chien City-Wide Garage Sales. Maps available two days prior at the WisconsinIowa Shopping News. 405 N. Marquette Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-2457. September 17: “PdC UnCorked”, a wine tasting event. Limited tickets available. 5:30 pm 8:30 pm. Contact Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce for more information. 608-326-8555. September 17-19: HoneyCrisp Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 5 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. September 18: The Bruce Bearinger Band. 1 pm - 4 pm, free wine tasting. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905. September 18: Railroad Days. Telegraphy demonstrations. Hole in the Sock Gang shootout, children’s rides, caricature drawings, food, and raffle. Marquette, IA. 563-873-1200. September 18: Fall Fest Mega Market. Music and food at Ferryville Sugar Creek Park, 9 am - 3 pm. 608-734-9077 / VisitFerryville.com. September 18-19: Driftless Area Art Festival. Celebrating the visual, performing and culinary arts. Free admission. Beauford T. Anderson Memorial Park, Soldiers Grove, WI. 608-624-3600. September 24-26: Gays Mills Apple Festival. 9 am – 5 pm. Parade, carnival, arts & crafts, food, music, flea markets. Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4341. September 25: Apple Fest, It’s apple season! Sample our Spiced Apple & Carmel Apple Wine! Live Music - The Getaway City Band, 1 pm - 4 pm. Free Wine Tasting Daily. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA. 563-873-1905.
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER September 25: Annual Harvest Festival. Pumpkin carving begins at 3 pm, walk will begin at Peterson Shelter, 6 pm. Wyalusing State Park. 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, WI. 608-996-2261. September 25: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s Street Theatre. The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts, saloon girls and more. Free show 1 pm. 563-873-2387. September 25-26: Froelich Museum Fall-Der-All Celebration. Two day celebration of old-time demonstrations, tractors, engines, museum tours and kids activities, Saturday tractor ride at 9:30 am. Sunday Breakfast in the barn from 8 am - 1 pm. 24397 Froelich Road, Froelich, IA 52157 four miles east of Monona, IA. 563-536-2841. October: Refer to the attractions listing in the front of this guide for daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmers markets, and more. October 1 - Mid October: Fall Foliage Mississippi River Tours. Open Boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours Wednesday - Sunday Wildlife & History Tour, boarding at 11 am and 3 pm for a 2 hour cruise. Boarding in Marquette, IA, under the bridge. Book online @www.MVTours.us or call 563-880-8970.
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OCTOBER October 2: “Visiting Our Ancestors”. Annual tours of historic cemeteries in Prairie du Chien and visit with historic personages. Tours begin at 10 am & 1 pm. Limited space. Admission charged. Reservations recommended. 608-326-6960. October 2: GRRRR, Great River Road Race. 8:00 am, 5k - 10k and kids run, Pikes Peak State Park, McGregor, IA. 563-873-2186. October 2-3: Shihata’s Orchard Fest. Visit the Apple House with 13 varieties of apples, jams & jellies, award winning cider, pumpkins, Wisconsin wine, cheese and sausage. Weekend outing of family fun with wagon rides in the orchard, U-pick apple, Country Fun Park, and The Pumpkin Patch. Free samples of many Apple House products, six miles north of Prairie du Chien on Hwy 27, left on Limery Road. 608-326-2785. October 2-3: Flea Market under the Bridge. Food stand. Marquette, IA. 563-873-3736. October 2-3: Froelich 1890’s Village Museum Tours. Home of first gas propelled tractor - 1892, open Saturday 10 am- 5 pm and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm, admission charge, 24397 Froelich Road, McGregor, IA, (four miles east of Monona, IA) 563-536-2841. October 2-3: Cheese Curd Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 5 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. October 8 – December 24: “Happy Holidays”, a show of work inspired by this theme. The Left Bank Shop and Gallery, 158 Main Street McGregor, IA. 563-329-2010. October 9-10: Caramel Apple Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 5 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. October 9-10: Flea Market under the Bridge, food stand. Marquette, IA. 563-873-3736. www.prairieduchien.org
OCTOBER October 9-10: Froelich 1890’s Village Museum Tours. Home of first gas propelled tractor – 1892. Open Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. Admission charge. 24397 Froelich Road, McGregor, IA, (four miles east of Monona, IA) 563-536-2841. October 15-16: The Haunted Halls of Terror. St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien. 7 pm - 10:30 pm each night. Sponsored by Scream Extreme, www.HallsofTerrorpdc.com. October 15-16: Oktoberfest. Celebration to show the German Heritage of the area, 11 am - 5:30 pm, German food, drink, games, music and more. Parade held at 10 am in downtown Prairie du Chien. Celebration held at St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-7207. October 16-17: Potatorama Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 5 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. October 22-23: The Haunted Halls of Terror. St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien. 7 pm - 10:30 pm each night. Sponsored by Scream Extreme, www.HallsofTerrorpdc.com. October 23-24: BOGO Number 2 Grade Apples at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 5 pm. Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. October 30: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880 Street Theatre. The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts and saloon girls, free show 1 pm. 563-873-2387.
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OCTOBER October 30: “Spirits of Early Prairie du Chien”. Meet men and women who lived in Prairie du Chien when there were three villages on the prairie. 6 pm – 8 pm. Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-6960. Admission charge, reservations appreciated. October 30-31: Trick-or-Treat at Sunrise Orchards. Come out to Sunrise Orchards in costume for some Trick-or-Treating! 9 am - 5 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. October 29-30-31: The Haunted Halls of Terror. St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, WI. 7 pm - 10:30 pm each night. Sponsored by Scream Extreme, www.HallsofTerrorpdc.com.
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NOVEMBER November: Refer to the attractions listing in the front of this guide for daily activities. November 6-7: EverCrisp Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am – 4 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. November 11-12: Veteran’s Day Sale Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am – 4 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www. sunriseapples.com. November 13: Fall Bird Migration Day. Riverview Park (Observation deck) 9am – 11am, Ferryville, WI. Birding experts from the Audubon Society. Spotting scopes at the Observation Area in the heart of Ferryville. 608-734-9077 / VisitFerryville.com. November 13-14: Cider Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 4 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. November 19-21: Pre-Thanksgiving Sale Weekend at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 4 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. November 19-28: Deer Hunter Special at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 4 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com.
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NOVEMBER November 20: Holiday Craft & Gift Fair. Largest craft fair in the tri-state area, over 50 vendors, music throughout the day. 9 am - 2 pm, Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-7207. November 25: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Three mile run / walk, 8 am, Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-7207. November 26-27: Black Friday & Small Business Saturday, Marquette & McGregor, IA and Prairie du Chien, WI. November 26-28: Black Friday Sale at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 4 pm. Friday check out the great deals on Sunrise Orchard’s apples, specialty food products, and gifts! Discounts on selected items, see store for details. Take advantage of the savings! Enjoy creating your own holiday gift baskets with our apples, specialty food products, cheeses, and gifts. Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. November 29: Cyber Monday Sale at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 4 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. November 29: Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa, Christmas Carols & Treats. 6 pm – 7 pm. Ferryville, WI. 608-734-9018 / VisitFerryville.com.
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DECEMBER December: Refer to the attractions listing in the front of this guide for daily activities. December 3: Holiday Parade. Downtown Prairie du Chien along Blackhawk Ave beginning at 5:30 pm, holiday lighting program at St. Feriole Gardens following parade. 608-326-8555. December 4-5: Christmas Celebration & Craft Sale at Sunrise Orchards. Ho! Ho! Ho! Come visit Santa, from 11 am - 3 pm. Free cookies, coffee, and apple cider provided by Santa. Enjoy holiday music, an Arts and Crafts sale by local vendors, and a kid’s coloring contest with a chance to win a Sunrise Orchard’s gift certificate! Create your own holiday gift baskets with our apples, specialty food products and cheeses. Open 9 am - 4 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. December 11: “Christmas at the Fort”. Annual sale of homemade cookies and candies. Begins at 9 am. Fort Crawford Museum. 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-6960. December 15: Community Chili Dinner at Sunrise Orchards. 4 pm – 6:30 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. December 15-23: Customer Appreciation Days at Sunshine Orchards. Nothing says “thank you” like a special event dedicated to you, our customers! We’re pleased to invite you to our Customer Appreciation Dinner and Shopping Event. Thank you to all our customers for contributing to a successful year! Here’s to a FREE dinner-on us! Enjoy a chili dinner along with apple cider, coffee, and cookies. We’ll stay open later this evening for your last-minute shopping! We can’t wait to see you there! 4 pm - 6:30 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com. December 23: Last Day of the Season at Sunrise Orchards. 9 am - 4 pm, Sunrise Orchards, 48340 State Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI. 608-735-4645, www.sunriseapples.com.
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DECEMBER-JANUARY December 27-31: Carp Fest. Week-long family related activities including illuminated sledding hill, torchlight ski/hike, skating party, bowling, snow bowl football, ice fishing, Hoffman Hall Dollar Days, and more. For a list of activities contact the City Park & Rec., Prairie du Chien, WI. 608-326-7207. January 2, 2022: “Bonne Annee”. 1 pm – 3 pm. Celebrate the French-Canadian New Year’s traditions of visiting, music, food and gifts for children. St. Germain dit Gauthier House, St. Feriole Island Park. Bring a gift for another. 608-326-6960.
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