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Southwest Wisconsin - Northwest Illinois - Northeast Iowa

• Site of Marian Apparitions for 34 years • A quiet, peaceful place of prayer and meditation • 14 beautiful grottos in park setting • A large HOUSE of PRAYER

(under construction)

GROUNDS ARE OPEN 24/7 The Information Center is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and Wednesday and Friday 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Saturday from 10:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORIGINAL 1950 APPARITIONS May 28, 29, 30; June 4, 16; August 15; October 7 Procession - 12:00 noon; Prayer Vigil - 1:00 p.m. April 7 and November 12 Prayer Vigil - 8:00 p.m.

Queen of the Holy Rosary Mediatrix of Peace Shrine.

W5703 Shrine Road, Necedah, WI 54646 1/2 mile east of Hwy. 80 on Hwy. 21 For information (608) 565-2617 Website: www.queenoftheholyrosaryshrine.org shrineinfo@queenoftheholyrosaryshrine.com adno=220466

As we embark on a new season, our commitment to strengthening our community and local businesses has never been stronger. Thank you for your continued support of our Tri-State region. If you need more information, contact the local Chamber Of Commerce who are always willing to help... BAGLEY VILLAGE CLERK 608-996-2195 www.grantcounty.org/ci/bagley BELMONT VILLAGE 608-762-5142 belmontwi.com BENTON VILLAGE 608-759-3721 www.bentonwi.us BLOOMINGTON VILLAGE CLERK 608-994-3851 www.grantcounty.org/ci/bloomington BLUE RIVER VILLAGE CLERK 608-537-2758 www.grantcounty.org/ci/blue-river BOSCOBEL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-375-2672 or 1-866-375-2672 www.boscobelwisconsin.com BROOKLYN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-455-1627 www.brooklylnareachamberofcommerce.org CASSVILLE TOURISM 608-725-5855 www.cassville.org CUBA CITY CITY HALL 608-744-2152 www.grantcounty.org/ci/cubacity DARLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-776-3067 www.darlingtonwi.org DICKEYVILLE VILLAGE CLERK 608-568-3333 www.dickeyville.com DODGEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-935-5993 www.dodgeville.com DUBUQUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 563-557-9200 www.dubuquechamber.com EVANSVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & TOURISM 608-882-5131 Facebook: evansvillecoc

FENNIMORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-822-3599 or 1-800-822-1131 www.fennimore.com FITCHBURG CHAMBER VISITOR + BUSINESS BUREAU 608-288-8284 www.fitchburgchamber.com GALENA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 815-777-9050 www.galenachamber.com GREATER RICHLAND CENTER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-649-3376 www.gorcchamber.com HAZEL GREEN VILLAGE CLERK 608-854-2953 www.villageofhazelgreen.org LANCASTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-723-2820 www.lancasterwisconsin.com LATINO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF DANE COUNTY 608-712-3522 www.lccwi.org LIVINGSTON VILLAGE CLERK 608-943-6800 www.grantcounty.org/ci/livingston MAIN STREET LANSING 563-538-9229 www.mainstreetlansing.com MCGREGOR-MARQUETTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 563-873-2186 www.mcgreg-marq.org MINERAL POINT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-987-3201 www.mineralpoint.com MONONA CHAMBER & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 563-539-8340 www.mononachamber.com MONTFORT VILLAGE CLERK 608-943-6917 www.grantcounty.org/ci/montfort

MONROE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-325-7648 www.monroechamber.org MUSCODA VILLAGE CLERK 608-739-3182 www.muscoda.com OREGON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-835-3697 www.oregonwi.com PATCH GROVE VILLAGE CLERK 608-994-2200 www.grantcounty.org/ci/patchgrove PLATTEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-348-8888 www.platteville.com POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 563-864-7104 POTOSI/TENNYSON CHAMBER 608-763-2300 www.grantcounty.org/ci/potositennyson PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-326-8555 www.prairieduchien.org SHULLSBURG CITY 608-965-4424 www.experienceshullsburg.com SPRING GREEN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-588-2054 www.springgreen.com STOUGHTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-873-7912 www.stoughtonwi.com VERONA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITORS CENTER 608-845-5777 www.veronawi.com or visitveronawi.com WOODMAN VILLAGE CLERK 608-533-3441 www.grantcounty.org/ci/woodman Summer 2021 🚘 Page 3


Rustic Road 99 Grant County

Segments of River Lane Road, Slazing Road and Brewery Hollow Road forming a loop off Hwy. 133. Length: 3.4 miles. Surface: Paved. The route reflects the region’s beer brewing history and features hills, bluffs and rolling farmlands along with various types of wildlife. The River Lane Road segment represents the only Rustic Road section that follows the Mississippi River.


Rustic Road 75 Iowa County

Portions of Ogden Road, Bromley Road, and Turnbull Road between County Trunk A and County Trunk G in the Town of Mifflin. Length: 3.7 miles. Surface: Paved. R75 resides in the “Welsh Settlement” area - so named because immigrants from Wales settled in Iowa County during the mid 1800s. The countryside is beautiful during all seasons. Wildflowers and wildlife abound.

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Rustic Road 70 Grant County

Leave the U.S. Hwy. 61 at Liberty Ridge Road; portions of Hill Road, Ridge Road, Sleepy Hollow Road, Scenic Road to County Trunk E. Length: 10.1 miles. Surface: Gravel. This rustic road meanders through the contour-stripped farms and the tree-covered hills of the Platte River Valley. Liberty Ridge Road passes by a church built in 1861 by German settlers and into the quaint community of Stitzer while the other roads pass through the rambling countryside. One of the few remaining one-room school houses in the area is located on Scenic Road.


Rustic Road 66 Lafayette County

Just off County Trunk W in the Town of Benton, follow portions of Buncombe, Kennedy, Beebe, and Ensch Roads. Length: 7.5 miles. Surface: Paved. Beautiful scenery and history distinguish this rustic road. R66 runs through the unglaciated, “driftless area” of Southwestern Wisconsin. Tree-lined roads wind through the hilly fields and farm lands. In autumn, R66 provides spectacular sights of the fall harvest and colors. An abandoned lead mine complete with tin shacks, rusted ore buckets and piles of tailings are visible from Kennedy Road. This serves as a legacy to the mining industry in Wisconsin that once produced 85% of the nation’s lead.

Background photo by Lisa Banfield


Verona, WI

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Big M

The world’s largest “M”. The Big M is constructed of 450 tons of limestone! It is traced on a hillside four miles east of Platteville. Built in 1937 by students of the Wisconsin Mining School in Platteville, the “M” measures 214 ft. wide by 241 ft high. 266 steps take you to the top for breathtaking views of the world below. More information available at www.platteville.com.


Blue Mounds State Park

Blue Mound State Park is on the tallest hill in southern Wisconsin, about 25 miles west of Madison. The 1,153-acre park is a popular place for swimming, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing and mountain biking (both double and single track) and finding peace and solitude. The park entrance is one mile north of the intersection of Highway ID and Mounds Road.


Eagle Point Park

The 164 acre park overlooks the Mississippi River and provides spectacular views of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Native stone shelter buildings are available by reservation. Other facilities include picnic tables, barbecue grills, restrooms, six tennis courts, wading pool, viewing towers, playground equipment, horseshoe courts, band shell and more. Open May-October. (563) 589-4263. www. cityofdubuque.org.

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Fenley Recreation Area

Get away from it all and enjoy this undeveloped recreation area located west of Kieler on Bluff Hollow Road near Hazel Green, WI.. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Mississippi River while you hike the trails and watch for birds. Sometimes we find the very best things in life are free! (608) 996-2261.


Governor Dodge State Park

At 5,029 acres, Governor Dodge State Park is Wisconsin’s second largest state park and located right outside of Dodgeville, WI. . Included in the park are 270 campsites, 79 electric sites, a nature center, 3 lakes with beaches, canoeing, fishing, 28 hiking trails, 22 horse trails and 13 mountain biking trails (608) 935-2315.


Katie’s Garden/PCA

Katie’s Garden, which was developed in 2004, is known as the “Gateway to the Platteville Community Arboretum,” The garden consists of rose gardens and other flower gardens, trees, picnic tables and walkways throughout, with a beautiful gazebo serving as the centerpiece of the gardens. From proms to weddings, it creates a beautiful backdrop for some of life’s special moments. More information available at www.platteville. com. (608) 348-8888.

The "M” Platteville, WI

“Where immigrant stories come alive”

•Interactive storybook vignettes • Electronic culture stations • Build-your-journey map wall • Genealogy lab • 68-seat hearing loop enabled auditorium with on-demand video selections • Hundreds of immigrant artifacts & vintage photos


Norwegian Heritage Center

• Tues-Sat 9:30-4:30 • livsreise.org • • 608.873.7567 • Free Admission • • 277 W. Main St. Stoughton, WI • • Look for upcoming events on our website and Facebook page •

See our website or Facebook page for updated information on COVID -19 protocols and hours adno=218230

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Mineral Point Historic District

With over 500 structures, this district was the first in the state placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features an array of architectural styles including Federal, Arts & Crafts, Italianate, Victorian and Cornish stone cottages built in the 1840s. Many buildings are restored and house antique shops, artisan studios and galleries, bed and breakfasts and a variety of specialty shops.


Nelson Dewey State Park

Nelson Dewey State Park, open year round, features a breathtaking blufftop view of the Mississippi River. See Indian mounds, watch eagles in fall & winter & walk through native prairie. Camp, hike & picnic. Showers. Across the street from Stonefield Historic Site, (608) 725-5374.


O’Leary’s Lake & Recreation Area

Fishing: Bass, Northern, Pike, Catfish, Bullhead, Blue Gill & Walleye. South of Kieler, WI, 31⁄2 miles north of Dubuque Greyhound Park on Eagle Point Rd., 1st Exit, stop sign, left, follow to end.

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Pecatonica River State Recreation Trail

Maintained by the Tri-County ATVers & Snowmobile Clubs. Connects to the Cheese Country Trail at Calamine, WI which then connects to Farm Country Trails. This trail, open to bikers, hikers, snowmobilers, ATVs and horses, connects Calamine and the Village of Belmont as it winds through the beautiful river valley.


Point of Beginning Marker

Every land measurement in Wisconsin is based on a point of beginning which is commemorated on State Highway 84 south of Hazel Green.


Presidents On Parade

As you approach Cuba City’s Main Street business district, you will see the shields for each President fastened to the streetlights. There is one shield for each President with his silhouette, name and the years of service inscribed. Watch for President George W. Bush’s shield which carries his autograph as he passed through the City during his presidential campaign in 2004.

Mineral Point Historic District www.wisconsinhistory.org


Special Entrees

Broiled Chicken Breast Chicken Cordon Bleu Smothered Chicken Breast Beef Stir Fry (Cajun Available) Orange Roughy (1 or 2 - 9 oz.) Alligator (16 oz.) Broiled Salmon (8 oz.) Shrimp Stir Fry (Cajun Available) (4 Shrimp, 4 oz. Crab & 6 oz. Scallops)


Sunday: Chicken & Ribs Tuesday: All You Can Eat Shrimp Wednesday: Rib Eye (24 oz. or 16 oz.) Thursday: 1/4 or 1/2 Broasted Chicken Friday: All You Can Eat Pike Saturday: New York Strip (16 oz.)

Homemade salads, soups & desserts


T-Bone (16 oz.) New York Strip (16 oz.) Rib Eye Steak (24 oz. or 16 oz.) Regular Beef Tenderloin (12 oz.) Baby Beef Tenderloin (8 oz.) Sirloin Steak (20 oz.) Sirloin Sizzler (6 oz.) Chopped Sirloin (10 oz.) Beef Liver (with onions or bacon) Grilled Ham Steak (w/pineapple) (12 oz.) Prime Rib (16 oz.) Prime Rib (24 oz.) Blackened Cajun Prime Rib (16 oz.) Blackened Cajun Prime Rib (24 oz.) (Prime Rib Available Fri. & Sat. Only) 1/4 Broasted Chicken (All white $1 extra) 1/2 Broasted Chicken (All white $1.50 extra) Smoked Pork Chops Pork Chops (2-8 oz.) Pork Chop (1-8 oz.) Pork Filet Mignon, Bacon Wrapped (9 oz.) Barbecued Smoked Pork Ribs Chicken Fettuccine Fettuccine Alfredo Seafood Fettuccine Shrimp Fettuccine

Pork Platter (Chop, Barbecued Ribs & Smoked Pork Chop) Broasted 1/4 Chicken & Chop Broasted 1/4 Chicken & Barbecued Ribs Broasted 1/4 Chicken & Pike Broasted 1/4 Chicken & Shrimp (5 pc.) Baby Beef Tenderloin & Crab (Each 8 oz.) Baby Beef Tenderloin & Broasted Chicken Baby Beef Tenderloin & Shrimp (5 pc.) Baby Beef Tenderloin & Lobster (6 oz. Tail) Prime Rib & Shrimp (5 pc.) (Fri. & Sat. only) Ribs & Shrimp


Seafood Dinner (Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops, Pike & Stuffed Shrimp) African Lobster Shrimp (10 pc.) Alaskan King Crab (16 oz.) Scallops Shrimp & Scallops Catfish Cod (Broiled or Fried) Broiled Lemon Pepper Cod Shrimp Scampi (4 oz. each, Lobster, Scallops, Shrimp & Crab) Stuffed Shrimp with Crab Meat Frog Legs Pike Breaded Lobster & King Crab (8 oz. each) Catfish Fillet (Broiled or Fried)


Alligator Sauteed, Deep Fried or Blackened Homemade Wisconsin Cheese Curds Hot Wings (10 pc.) Onion Rings Shrimp Cocktail (8 pc.) Mini Tacos Mac & Cheese Balls Reuben Bites Tavern Mix Brew House

(608) 748-4687 1152 N. Badger Rd., Hazel Green, WI 3 Miles North of Iowa/Wisconsin Bridge off Hwys 61 & 151 on Badger Road www.countryheightssupperclubandmotel.com Hours: Tues-Thurs 4:30-8:00; Fri & Sat 4:30-9:00; Sun 4:30-8:00


Salad Bar

Combination Dinners

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Peck’s Farm Markets

If one is great, two are better! Featuring everything from a playground to animals and a great selection of produce, Peck’s Farm Market West is located at 3217 US Hwy 14 in Spring Green, WI. And a separately-owned Peck’s Farm Market East is located on 6445 US Hwy 14 in Spring Green. Both are family-friendly and guarantee smiles.


Platteville Veterans Honor Roll Memorial

Located in downtown City Park, Platteville, WI was dedicated on 11-11-11. There are a series of eight 7’ high statues representing wars from the Revolutionary, Civil War, WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and one representing women veterans that are showcased on large platforms. Names of over 3,500 area veterans are etched into granite panels of the Memorial.


Rountree Branch Trail

The Rountree Branch Trail is a 1.3-mile hiking and biking trek along the serene Rountree Branch stream from the UW-Platteville campus to Moundview Park. Easy access is found at the west side of UW-Platteville or at numerous businesses along Business Highway 151, and parking is also available at the Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center. (608) 348-8888.

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Tri-County Trails

The multi-use Tri County Trail is located in southern Wisconsin. Passing through wooded areas, prairies, marshes, and small towns on the path of a former railroad bed, the trail is extremely popular with ATV’s, dirt bikes, and motorcycles. The trail is also open to hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and those riding horses. The winter season welcomes all snowmobilers. (608) 776-5706 or email info@ tricountytrails.com


Wyalusing State Park


Platteville Murals

Where the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers meet. Wyalusing is one of Wisconsin’s oldest parks. It features Indian burial mounds and is a great place for bird watching. Wyalusing has an interpretive center and four historical markers within the park. Picnic facilities, toilets, showers, playground, recreation area, tennis courts, hiking trails, canoe trail, boat landing, fishing, nearby swimming beach, concession stand, nature center and two nature trails. (608) 996-2261.

Throughout downtown Platteville, you will find historic murals created by Tud Bowden. The murals tell the stories of the rich history of the Platteville area. Many people helped to make these murals go from concept to creation to completion.

Peck’s Farm Market, Arena, WI Facebook: Pecks Farm Market East


Driftless Lodge

Trout Streams • Canoeing • Family Reunions Bikers Welcome • Open Year Round • Unique Decor Wisconsin River • Hunting • Direct Access ATV/UTV Trails


Vacation Homes & Cabins Boscobel, WI

driftlesslodge.com • (608) 822-3950 • lodging@driftlesslodge.com • • • • • • • •

Lodging & Dining 9 Hole Golf Course Bowling World Class Trout Streams Disc Golf Course, City Outdoor Pool UTV/ATV Route Hunting, Parks, Oakwood Nature Park Visit Fennimore Historical Railroad Society Mueseum and Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum

1-800-822-1131 www.fennimore.com 850 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI


Deer Valley Lodge & Golf Stay, Splash, & Golf

401 W. Industrial Drive, Barneveld, WI Great Location Just 30 Minutes West of Madison on Hwy 18/151 608-924-1600 Lodge • 608-924-3033 Golf • TheLodge@DeerValleyLodgeWi.com



12,000 sq ft Indoor Waterpark | 62 Hotel Rooms including 14 Suites Banquet Hall & Wedding Gazebo | Meeting Space | 27 Hole Golf Course

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A Spa Day Away!

Located at the Ramada by Wyndham in Galena, WI, Indulge Day Spa & Salon offers an array of salon and spa services. It’s the perfect way to spend a day away from your normal routine. Their mission is to allow loving intention to transform your experience into a relaxed and pampered state of bliss. Check out their website at indulgedayspagalena.com and plan to take time to indulge!


Fort Crawford Museum

717 South Beaumont Road - The second Fort Crawford Hospital was first occupied in 1831, with Dr. William Beaumont as the first surgeon. Zachary Taylor, Jefferson Davis, and Chief Black Hawk are also associated with the second Fort Crawford. Some tireless DAR women bought the site in the 1920s, and in the 1930s it was reconstructed as a WPA project. Until 1995 the site was known as The Museum of Medical Progress and was owned by the State Medical Society of Wisconsin. Since 1995 the museum has been owned and operated by the non-profit Prairie du Chien Historical Society. Today it is open daily as a museum from May through October.


Pikes Peak

Iowa State Park featuring a 500-foot bluff overlooking the Upper Mississippi River opposite the Wisconsin River. It is nearly a thousand acres near McGregor, Iowa. There are hiking trails, campground and RV facilities.

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Effigy Mounds National Monument

The monument preserves more than 200 prehistoric mounds built by Native Americans. Numerous mounds are shaped like animals, including bears and birds. It is located in Allamakee County, Iowa just north of Marquette, Iowa. The visitor center located at the park entrance contains museum exhibits, an auditorium and book sales outlet. The park offers 14 miles of hiking trailers with Rangers giving guided hikes and demonstrations that are scheduled and advertised.


Hyde’s Mill

A unique and popular site is Hyde’s Mill, built by Ted Sawle, Sr. at the original site of the 1850 dam on Mill Rd. between Cty Rds. T and H near Ridgeway. Untouched by the glaciers the country lies in the unglaciated “driftless” area where rolling hills and rugged stone bluffs stand proud giving shape to a landscape of wooden hills, ravines and the cultivated mosaic of farm fields.


Yellowstone Lake State Recreation Area & Park

Features a man-made 455-acre lake with several thousand acres of land for fishing, camping, boating & swimming. Picnic areas and nearby ATV and snowmobile trails. Cty Trk. G, east of Fayette, 2 miles, 608-523-4427.

Pikes Peak State Park near McGregor, Iowa. www.iowadnr.gov


Auto, Truck, Tractor, Skid Steer, Trailer, 4-Wheeler, Rims

Anything At All, Just Give Us A Call! ACE L P T S E B E TH LEAK! A E K A T O T Tire Sales & Service

Dewey’s Tire Repair 6934 Hwy. 81 W. Platteville, WI Shop: (608) 348-5456 Cell: (608) 778-0625 www.deweystirerepair.net Duane Schuler, Owner adno=216043

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Cheese Country Recreation Trail

47 Miles of abandoned railroad grade extending from Mineral Point, Iowa County to Darlington, Lafayette County, and 17 miles of the Pecatonica grade trail. Tri Co Trail Commission 800 Clay Street, Darlington, WI 608-776-5706. www. tricountytrails.com


Tri-County Trails

The multi-use trail is located in southern Wisconsin. Passing through wooded areas, prairies, marshes, and small towns on the path of the former railroad bed, the trail is extremely popular with ATV’s, dirt bikes, and motorcycles. The trail is also open to hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and those riding horses. The trail welcomes all snowmobilers. Call 608-776-5706 or email info to: tricountytrails.com


Badger Mine & Museum

Located in Shullsburg, WI, visitors can learn more about this region’s mining history. You can descend into the mine and walk through the ore drift, and see displays of mining, farm and home artifacts. Call 608-965-4860 or visit www.badgermineandmuseum.com

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Lafayette County Historical Society

The museum operates two museums in Darlington. The former Carnegie Library houses the archived, and numerous exhibits. Open daily 1-4 p.m. year-round.


Gravity Hill

At Gravity Hill, your car, when stopped and shifted into neutral will begin rolling up-hill. It is caused by the large deposits of zinc and lead and ore in the ground or the empty hole underground where they were mined? Is it an optical illusion? To find out, drive south from Shullsburg on County Trunk U beyond the intersection with Rennick Road. Watch for traffic and if all is clear, stop at the bottom just before the road starts up the wooded hill-side and near the farm field gate on the right. Place your gear shift lever in neutral, release the brake, and guess which way you will travel.


Village School House Museum

Take a step back in time at this 1851 School House Museum located in Benton, WI. The museum houses class pictures, old books, snapshots, desks, newspapers and memorabilia contributed from alumni. The museum is located on Catherine Street across from St. Patrick’s Church. 608-759-3441.

UTV Riding in many area towns has become a very popular pastime.

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Mazzuchelli Grave Site

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 237 E. Main St., Benton, WI, (608) 759-5431 or 759-5182. Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli was a missionary priest who served SW Wisconsin from 1835-1864. His accomplishments include designing 25 churches, creating 8 school districts including a men’s college and 2 female academies and establishing the Dominican Sister Teaching Order. His grave site and rectory are adjacent to St. Patrick Catholic Church. The rectory is open on a daily basis, as weather permits, with varying hours. The grave site may be visited year-round. Fr. Mazzuchelli is a candidate for sainthood.


Platteville’s Dog Park & Leash Trail

Platteville’s Dog Park is a community effort with all activities and maintenance dependent upon community volunteers and donations. For information on workdays and dog park rules, visit plattevillearboretum.org/dog-park


New Diggings General Store

One of the best places to find live music on the weekends is at New Diggings General Store, located in a small village with one other tavern and a church. Guest rooms are also available for rent. For reservations visit www.newdiggs.com or call (608) 965-3231.

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Pecatonica River Trails Park

Located near historic downtown Darlington, WI on the Pecatonica River and the Cheese Country recreation trail, this picturesque campground is a must in your summer getaway planning. The 32 campsites are first come, first served so come early to enjoy the area. Within walking distance to shopping too. Call (608) 776-4970 or visit us online at www.darlingtonwi.org.


Stone Cottage

Built in 1837 by the Rev. Samuel Mitchell, a soldier during the American Revolutionary War under General Washington and present during the surrender of Cornwallis in Yorktown. Historians consider the cottage a gem like no other in Wisconsin with its walls of dolomite Galena limestone.


Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Award-winning All-American rose gardens, annual and perennial flowers, Seed Savers display gardens, grasses, wildflowers, cacti, ground covers, ornamentals, trees and shrubs. Walters dwarf conifer collection and the nation’s largest hosta glade. Visit the garden, gift shop, viewing porch, and library. Handicapped transportation available (prior reservation). 3800 Arboretum Drive, off West 32nd Street (in Marshall Park), (563)556-2100.

New DiggingsGeneral Store Facebook: New Diggings General Store & Inn


Lafayette County Historical Society Museum & Archives Open Monday thru Saturday 1-4 p.m. 525 Main Street, Darlington, WI lafayettehistorical@centurylink.net

(608) 776-8340

Historical Exhibits 14 Original Kammerude Paintings Civil War • Medical • Agricultural • Parson Bros. Circus & More! Depot Museum/Tourist Information Center Open June, July & August • Call for Hours South Washington St., Darlington, WI

Daily Specials • Homemade Soups • Best Homemade Pizza!


Main Street Benton, WI 608-759-4000


8 Room Guest House, Sleeps Up To 10 www.greenriverguesthouse.com


Open Tues.-Sun. Kitchen opens at 11 a.m.


Come Stay and Relax Green River Guest House, LLC

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Sponsored by Darlington Community Fund

Friday Night: Fish Specials w/All-You-Can-Eat Soup & Salad Bar Friday and Saturday Night Deliveries

Cozy Log Cabin Wine Bar & Tasting Room Overlooking Picturesque Vineyards & State Park

W8170 Pilz Rd, Browntown, WI 53522 Winter (Sept – May) Wed–Sat 11am–7pm and Sun 12–5pm Summer (June – Aug) open 7 days a week – 11am–7pm hawksmillwinery.com | (608) 966-HAWK (4295)

Inviting Wine Bar, Tasting Room & Gift Shop In the Heart of America’s Little Switzerland

500 First St, New Glarus, WI 53574 Open February – December For hours visit, hawksmillwinehaus.com | (608) 636-2202 Follow Us on Facebook for Our Events adno=217393

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Hawk’s Mill Winery

It’s all about the experience. We offer wine tastings daily, plus beer and soft drinks. Tours available by appointment. Check our Facebook page for events like our Pizza on the Pavillion! Located at W8170 Pilz Rd., Browntown, WI, 608-966-4295.


Wolf Creek Campground

Located directly on the ATV Trail, County Hwy K, Gratiot, WI • Water/Electric Sites. Tent sites along with modern shower/restroom facilities on-site.


Presidential Caboose

Located on Cuba City’s Main Street. This visitors center is open June-October, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A beautiful Gazebo, completely restored caboose and additional vintage railroad cars.


Pec Time Tubing

Open seasonally Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Located in Argyle, WI.


Thunder Bay Falls


Henry Vilas Zoo

This most majestic waterfall is a cascading spillway that comes from Lake Galena, which is a 220-acre reservoir, and it is possible to see at any time of the year. Located in the northwest corner of the state at 248-268 Thunder Bay Rd., Galena, IL

Free admission. Fully accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Vilas is a beautiful zoo featuring exhibits and attractions for the whole family. Open daily all year (except some holidays) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located at 702 S. Randall Avenue, (608) 2664732. www.henryvilaszoo.gov HOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE

Antiques ~ Military Items Vintage ~ Crafts ~ Collectibles Steve & Shannon Allbaugh 408 S. Main Street, Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-AGED (2433) Closed Mondays adno=215901

“Small town smiles, Big town flavors” “We welcome your family” Open 7 Days a week! Mon-Thurs 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. Daily Specials


202 W. WATER STREET • SHULLSBURG • 608.965.3226


Tuesday: Burger Baskets Thursday: Kids Eat FREE w/Adult Purchase Friday: Seafood Specials Bus /RV Parking

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• Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Within walking distance to restaurants, bars & shopping • Easy access to ATV/UTV Trails • Underground Parking for your vehicle, motorcycle or even ATV/UTV!

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769 W. Liberty St. • P.O. Box 37 • Belmont, WI 53510 Phone: (608) 762-6957 • Toll Free: 1-866-825-4858 Fax: (608) 762-5949


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Grant River Recreation Area

Absolutely breathtaking sunsets over the Mississippi await you at this clean and mostly peaceful park (with the exception of a train or two). Great place for families, large area perfect for rollerblading or bike riding. Showers, electricity, water, playgrounds. The river offers you catfish. Ideal for bird watching.


Fennimore Doll And Toy Museum

Showcasing dolls and toys from many eras in delightful displays. Established in 1991, the museum incorporates heirlooms both on loan or owned by the museum. A visit to the museum is like taking a walk down memory lane. Check for hours. (608) 822-7920, www. dollandtoymuseum.com


Fennimore Railroad Museum

Features a shiny, black 1907 Davenport 2-60 narrow gauge steam engine in front of the museum honoring the “Dinky,” a train line which ran between Fennimore & Woodman. The museum features train memorabilia & a miniature train available for rides on scheduled days. Check for open hours.. 610 Lincoln Avenue, (608) 822-6144 or (608) 822-6253.

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Grant County Courthouse

Built in 1902, is an historic copper-domed county courthouse building located at 126 West Main Street in Lancaster, WI. Designed by Armand D. Koch in the Classical Revival style, it was built of red sandstone. On October 19, 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Patterned after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The Courthouse is also the site of the first Civil War monument in the United States.


Rustic Barn Campground

Near the beautiful bluffs of the Mississippi River and conveniently located for the tri-state area... where there are endless activities and attractions. Located at 3854 Dry Hollow Rd., Kieler, WI. Call (608) 568.7797 or visit www. rusticbarnpark.com


Trail Art by Bill Mitchell

Installed in the Winter of 2020, the Platteville Community Arboretum trail features “Funnel Vision” and “Crispr”. Mr. Mitchell’s art is focused on site specific installations with natural materials in the landscape. These are just two more elements of surprise that one will discover on this widely popular trail.

Fennimore Railroad Museum


Shady Maple



Where Plants & Friendships Grow

604-8673 Alvin 604-5299 Dorothy

Open Mon. - Thurs. & Sat. 8am-6pm Fri. 8am-8pm Closed Sunday


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Flower & Vegetable Bedding Plants Hanging Baskets Planters Annuals | Perennials Tropicals |Clematis

Fruit Trees, Maple Trees, Flowering Trees & Shrubs

• Locally sourced & hand pattied beef

• Voted best pizza in Iowa county BAR & GRILL (608) 987-4309 • Follow us on Facebook 140 HIGH ST, for daily specials! MINERAL POINT adno=216492


• Fun variety of brews on tap Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. No Sunday Sales Four miles south of Platteville, 1 mile from intersection of Hwy 80 & 81.

762 Patch Road, Platteville, WI 53818

Take a Daytrip to Boscobel Beautiful scenery and river! Canoeing Camping Permanment Camp Sites New Boat Landing and Dock

Muscoda Chamber of Commerce PO Box 587, Muscoda, WI Find us on Facebook


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Sinnipee Valley Vineyard and Winery

Located 2½ miles west of Kieler, WI in the Sinnipee Valley, featuring tasting room and vineyard tours. Tours available by appointment. Call (608) 568-3212 for more information.


Dickeyville Grotto

Visit the Dickeyville Grotto, a tourist attraction built in 1925 by Rev. Mathias Wernerus, a Catholic priest. His handiwork in stone is dedicated to love of God and love of country and consists of a main Grotto and several shrines in a garden setting of beautiful floral displays. Tours daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m. JuneAugust. A gift shop on the grounds is open daily from April- November, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It is handicap accessible with restrooms and picnic tables. Admission is free but donations appreciated. (608) 568-3119.


Galena History Museum

Home of a wonderful collection of artifacts that tell the rich story of Galena: General/ President U.S. Grant, Civil War, lead mining, steamboating, and so much more! Located at 211 South Bench Street, visit www.galenahistory.org for additional information.

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Sinsinawa Mound


A.D. German Warehouse


Potosi Veterans Memorial

Home and headquarters for the Dominican Sisters, founded in 1847 by Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP. the Mound, the highest point in Grant County, includes historic buildings, an exquisite chapel with windows designed by one of the Sisters, beautiful grounds, and a Center where people come for meetings, retreats, concerts, and programs. All are welcome to visit Sinsinawa Mound. www. sinsinawa.org

The A.D. German Warehouse, said to have been designed in 1915 by Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in Richland Center where Wright was born in 1867. This building is one of Wright’s architectural gems listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Wisconsin, (NRHP 1974). It is the only warehouse designed by Wright and was built during the period of 1911-1924 which also included the famous Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and Midway Gardens in Chicago. www.adgermanwarehouse.org

Located at the Potosi Area Fire and Rescue Building Grounds, 210 N. Main St. Dedicated in 2005, this is a lasting memorial to all Potosi area veterans who served in the Armed Forces. Veteran’s Memorial in Hickory Hill Park.

Grotto - Dickeyville, WI



6-12 Person Cabin Rentals

Stay One Night or Several Weeks!

Steph's Sweet Treats is also home to Sprinkled with Style boutique.


16 SEASONAL SITES AVAILABLE! Morel Mushroom Festival held annually the weekend after Mother’s Day! Located on the Scenic Lower Wisconsin River Muscoda, WI. Just south of the intersection of state Highways 60 & 80 along highway 60 Scenic Bypass


133 N Iowa St, Dodgeville, WI 53533 (608) 574-2769 www.stephsweetreats.com • Camping • Fishing • Disposal Station • Public Boat Landings • Canoeing • Hovercrafts • Snowmobiling • Picnic Grounds with Shelters • Public Swimming Pool • Tennis Courts • Ball Diamonds • ATV/UTV Accessible • 45 Electric Campsites • Tent Camping Area • Bath House with Pay Showers • Scenic Walkway • Prairie Grasses


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Sweets and shopping all in one place!

Reservations: 608-739-2924

www.muscoda.com General Info: 608-739-3182 cljohnson@wppienergy.org Summer 2021 🚘 Page 25


Pier Natural Bridge Park

Pier Natural Bridge Park is located along Hwy. 80 North, at Rockbridge in Richland County. The site has a very unusual geological feature - a half-mile long “finger” of blocked and layered sandstone rising nearly 60 feet above the flood plain of two merging valleys. This narrow finger is topped by tall pines and covered with green shrubs. The West Branch of the Pine River meets with the Main Branch underneath this rock formation, which forms a Natural Bridge. www.parkscommission.co.richland.wi.us/ county-parks/pier-natural-bridge-park


Ride the Bike Trails

Some of the most family-friendly bike trails in South-Central Wisconsin are along former railroads. These include the Badger State Trail, which starts in Illinois, and the Military Ridge State Trail, which starts near Dodgeville. The two, which feature a variety of picturesque settings, meet on the edge of Madison, and they continue through the city with the Capital City State Trail.


Pine River Recreation Trails

The Pine River Recreation Trail is a 15mile bike trail constructed on an abandoned railroad bed. The scenic trail follows the Pine River from Richland Center to Lone Rock. Ride over 15 bridges with spans up to 240 feet. The trail is for walking, biking, and snowmobiling.

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Ocooch Living History Gardens

The gardens, located on Orange Street in Richland Center, are composed of low maintenance plants including hostas, iris, tree peonies, poppies, tulips, daffodils and daylilies, creating a long blooming season. This was created to be a botany garden of the highest aesthetic value, including two water features. Interpretive signage is included to educate visitors on the natural and Native American culture of the area.


Visit Paoli


Richland Center Depot

This idyllic unincorporated hamlet has transitioned from a small mill town into a haven for artists and kayakers, with its restored buildings and boutiques. It has a century-old church, a brewery, two art galleries, shops for chocolate, cheese and wine and a whole lot of charm. www.discoverpaoli.com/things-to-do

The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Passenger Depot was built in 1909. It now serves as the Richland Center Visitor Center and the Greater Richland Area Chamber of Commerce. The Visitor Center offers information regarding, local and area attractions, local events, lodging, restaurants, state maps, city maps, county maps, and information on local ATV/ UTV routes. Visit www.richlandcentertourism. com

Bike Trail - Platteville


55 full hook-up RV Park Sites Office, Store & gathering area

Quaint store offers a variety of camping supplies, unique items & crafts.

(800) 331-1467 RiverboatTwilight.com


www.rusticbarnrvpark.com Phone #608-568-7797 Follow us on Facebook Rustic Barn Campground and RV Park 3854 Dry Hollow Road, Kieler, WI 53812


2-Day Cruise Departs LeClaire, IA 1-Day Cruise Departs Dubuque, IA 1.5 Hour Cruise Departs LeClaire, IA


Enjoy Scenic Rides In America’s Little Switzerland

Badger State Trail Sugar River State Trail New Glarus Woods State Park Trailside Coffee House Train Depot/Visitor Center

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Town of Stevenson Museum

Take a step back in time! This antique museum is located in beautiful Richland County. Displaying a General Store, Post Office, Fire Station, John Deere Dealership, Radio Room, Ford Dealership, Barber Shop, Doctor’s Office, Vintage Automobiles, O Gauge Train, and much more! Tour reservations are required. www. townofstevenson.com


Maquoketa Caves State Park

Newly opened to the public following last year’s Covid closure, visitors are invited back this season. The Park Technician suggests visiting mid-week or outside the peak window of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors who enter the cave are required to attend a short program on white nose syndrome in bats and how to prevent its spread. Visitors are asked to observe social distancing as much as possible.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens

In the heart of Madison is a nonprofitrun veritable museum of flora with 16 acres of indoor and outdoor landscapes. Established in 1952, it’s a favorite spot for weddings and educational events, and it’s open year-round thanks to its 50-foot-high, glass-enclosed Bolz Conservatory, but the best time to be there is when the butterflies are in bloom in midsummer.

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Check out the Mustard Museum

If you’re from Wisconsin, you’ve gotta like brats. And if you eat brats, you’ve gotta like mustard. If you like mustard, you’ve gotta check out the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, which boasts more than 6,000 different kinds of mustard from more than 70 countries. It sells a bunch of mustards in its store, as well.


Mt. Horeb Skatepark


Check out the Lakes

Located at 119 Telemark Parkway in Mt. Horeb, the full cement skatepark features euro gap, handrail, banks, hubbas, camel hump, stairs, ledges and flatbar. It’s a great place to enjoy the outdoors with lots of amenities nearby.

There are lakes everywhere in Wisconsin, but the Madison area is built on five lakes known as the Yahara chain, and each has its own personality. Chief among them is Lake Mendota, which is known for great boating in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. If you head to the University of Wisconsin’s student union, you’ll find great partying on the lake’s edge, and if you head a mile west, you can reach a milelong peninsula known as Picnic Point that is so skinny at the edge it will make you feel as if you’re walking on the water. ding two water features. Interpretive signage is included to educate visitors on the natural and Native American culture of the area.

Maquoketa Caves State Park www.iowadnr.gov


Pecatonica River

First Come - First Served - No Reservations


Near Historic Downtown Darlington, WI

Pecatonica River Cheese Country Recreation Trail 32 campsites: 30 electric sites, $25/night and 2 non-electric sites, $15/night Sites include fire ring, picnic tables, restrooms, showers, RV dump station, playground equipment, canoe launch, handicapped fishing pier.


CITY SERVICE BREWING 404 Main St. | DARLINGTON, WI 608 482 5212 Open Thursday-Sunday


Vintage, antiques, -retro, car parts & memorabilia.

Tasting Room Hours: Thurs. 4-9 p.m.; Fri., 4-10 p.m. Sat. Noon-10 p.m. & Sun. Noon- 5 p.m.

Something For Everyone!

Handcrafted beers & sodas and guest beers.

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Your Underground Adventure Awaits! Open Daily 10-5 May-October Mine Tours, Train Rides & Self-Guided Museum Tours

Check Out Our Museum Store Online!

Year-Round Online Programs & Virtual Tours


www. mining.jamison.m us e um


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Richland Center City Arboretum

The Arboretum was established in 2003 with matching funds from an Urban Forest DNR Grant. At that time, 134 trees of 71 different species were planted. Since then, the Arboretum has been expanded to include 200 trees and over 100 shrubs. It is designed for self-guided tours 7 days a week. Each tree is labeled with a brief explanation. The Arboretum is located off Highway 14 near the City’s original location of the WasteWater Treatment plant next to the Pine River.


Miner Hill Trails Park/Tower Hill

The 50 acre Miner Hill Bluff overlooks the City of Richland Center from its east side. The bluff features several trails that take hikers to five scenic overlooks, wooded areas, open meadows, and to an old quarry site. There are trail heads on Court Street, Pearl Street, and Ithaca Road/N, all with limited parking. All trail overlooks are railed and the trail itself is complete with trail signs and detailed informational maps.


Pine River Richland County

Local volunteers and organizations have been busy cleaning and improving the Pine River and recreational trails to make it a fabulous outdoor experience! There are several ports along the Pine River to begin your canoeing or kayaking adventure. The Rockbridge (northern) stretch of river is a wooded area with many amazing rock outcroppings, deep pools, and Grade A Trout Fishing. The Richland Center portion is a slower part of the river where you can see the town from a whole different angle. This is a great place for learning to kayak. Handicapped accessible ports are also located along the route. Page 30 🚘 Summer 2021


See the Trollway

Mount Horeb’s claim to fame is its trolls, so much so that it’s chamber of commerce’s website is trollway.com. This Norwegianthemed village has a ton of specialty shops and one-of-a-kind restaurants, including the wellknown Grumpy Troll, but what really sets it apart for tourists is the 30-plus troll statutes mostly along the main drag through town.


1st Purple Heart City, Richland County Veterans Memorial & American Legion Flag Park

Richland Center holds the honor as the 1st Purple Heart City in the nation. Located on Hwy 14 West, the Veterans Memorial honors all the local brave men and women who served. The American Legion Flag Park is a sight to see, with all flags maintained by the local American Legion members.


Ocooch Mountain Recreational Trails

New recreational trails were created for yearround use on the City land located near the Armory, at 1350 Peebles Drive, Richland Center. Mountain biking and hiking take center stage during the warmer months. Parking is available in the Armory lot near the trailhead. Maps are available at www. ci.richland-center. wi.us/wp-content/ uploads/2020/02/ OMRT-Map.pdf

The Trollway in Mount Horeb



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Kieler (608) 568-3106

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Platteville (608) 348-2727

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Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin & Visitor Center

Taliesin Preservation, Inc. was created to preserve the buildings, artifacts, landscape, and legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin. Tour available but advance bookings are strongly recommended. Call (877) 588-7900 or visit www.taliesinpreservation.org.


Hike along the Ice AgeTrail

The Ice Age Trail, which delineates where the glaciers stopped in the last Ice Age, is more than 1,000 miles long and stretches across the entire state. But Dane County has been systematically linking its segments together for years and has an extensive network that’s maintained by volunteers. Usually high up on ridges, it offers some great views.


Cassville Ferry

Take a ride on the Cassville Car Ferry and visualize Nelson Dewey’s first trip across the Mississippi In 1836! He would become Wisconsin’s first governor. Today it is still a fun way to cross the Mississippi and connects Iowa to the Great River Road. Covid-19 restrictions can be reviewed at www.cassville.org/ferry/

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The Dickeyville Grotto


National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

The Grotto is a series of grottos and shrines in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. It is located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 151 & 35. Most of the site’s concrete structures are covered in shells, stones, tiles, wood, glass, gems and geodes donated by area parishioners. Tours available. www.dickeyvillegrotto.com

Working riverboats, freshwater aquariums, a wetland nature trail, Barge Theatre, touch pools, live animals and living history presentations celebrate the colorful history of America’s most powerful waterway. Open daily with group rates available. Port of Dubuque, 350 East Third Street, Dubuque, IA. Call 1-800-226-3369 or access the website at www.americasriver.com.


Tyrol Basin

A ski and snowboard area located near Mt. Horeb, WI, Tyrol Basin features year-round activities from an 18-hole disc golf course when the sun shines to snow skiing and tubing when the snow flies. Basin BBQ’s are held every Thursday and Friday from 4-9 p.m. For more information on events and activities, visit tyrolbasin.com or call 608-437-4135.

Car Ferry in Cassville


Featuring a Variety of Flavored Popcorns Homemade and Bulk Candy 65 West Main St. Platteville


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Your favorite local bakery since 1928!



6729 N. Water St. | Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 348-4653

154 Iowa St., Dodgeville, WI (608) 935-3812


Try our delicious Friday Night Fish Fry! Bar & Grill open Thurs-Sat 11am to 8pm adno=217514

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The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

A real 1845 underground mine, outdoor mine train, and impressive exhibit galleries celebrate the Driftless Area landscape and its colorful history of how Upper Mississippi Valley District lead and zinc mining led to the establishment of Wisconsin as the Badger State. Explore how daily life changed from pioneering days through the golden age of the early 20th century through the personal collections of Rollo Jamison, who preserved everyday objects of rural life – including horse-powered vehicles, mechanical musical instruments, and local Native American tools thirteen thousand years old! Open daily May through October. Call (608) 348-3301 or visit www.mining.jamison.museum to book tours.


Thunder Bay Falls

Tucked away in the countryside of the gorgeous resort town of Galena, Thunder Bay Falls is a large waterfall you’ll definitely want to see. 233 Thunder Bay Rd, Galena, IL.


Potosi Brewery & National Brewery Museum

This landmark brewery features a pub serving food, craft beers, plus exhibits on transportation & brewing. All profits go to charity. Located at 209 S Main Street in Potosi, WI. Call (608) 7634002 or visit potosibrewery.com

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Gays Mills Orchard

The Gays Mills area is the center of the largest and most concentrated apple orchard area in the Midwest. Historic Log Cabin Park is also located in Gays Mills. These are reconstructed log buildings sponsored by the Crawford County Historical Society. Relocated buildings illustrate the techniques of our pioneer ancestors. (608) 735-4810. www.gaysmills.org/ apples


Mound View Park & Campground

A favorite of Platteville locals, Mound View Park is located on the corner of Madison Street and County B. There are seven campsites with electricity, water, flush toilets, showers, playground, and a fun circular activity track for walkers and bikers. (608) 348-2313. www. platteville.org/recreation


House On The Rock

A unique place where imagination and dreams truly come to life. You’ll see exhibits found nowhere else in the world. The House itself is built atop Deer Shelter Rock. The 14room house is the original structure of what is now a complex of many buildings, displaying everything from the antique to the amazing. 5754 Hwy. 23, Spring Green, WI, (608) 9353639. www.thehouseontherock.com.

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Come watch cheese being made via our viewing windows!

Open Daily: Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Sat & Sun 9 am - 5 pm 210 W. Water St. I Shullsburg, WI 53586 I 608-965-3855 Order Online at: www.ShullsburgCheeseStore.com


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Boscobel Depot Museum


Farmers Markets

Housed in a community-restored railroad depot, the museum is filled with donated and loaned items for viewing. Call 608725-5180 or Facebook: Boscobel Depot Heritage Museum.

Many communities host a Farmers’ Market on summer and fall weekends. You’ll find fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, craft items and so much more! Shop local and stimulate the local economy.


Spurgeon Vineyards


Camp Randall

Located a short drive north of Highland, Spurgeon Vineyards is located in a rural setting and features vineyard tours, a tasting room and a gift shop. Tours are available by appointment. For updated events, visit www. spurgeonvineyards.com or call (800) 236-5555.

What’s now best known as a sports and concert venue, once served to train more than 70,000 troops headed off to fight in the Civil War. An arch marking the historical significance of the location was dedicated in 1912. It includes plaques commemorating Wisconsin regiments that trained there and another with the reminder “Lest We Forget.”


Swindler’s Ridge Museum

Located at 18 West Main Street in Benton, Swindlers’ Ridge Museum is open Friday through Monday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum features a large collection of area artifacts. Benton’s mining history is evident in the collection as well. (608) 759-5182. www.lafayettecountywi.org


Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Center

(lifs-rye-sa) translates to “Life’s Journey.” Located at 277 W Main in Stoughton, WI, Livsreise shares the generational journey, encompassing not only the physical journey Norwegian emigrants traveled, but also the continued journey as generations embrace their Norwegian Heritage in Stoughton and across the nation.Celebrate and discover Stoughton’s enduring Norwegian identity. Reopening July 1st and reservations are required. Check the website for schedules and updates. www.livsreise.org or call 608-873-7567.


Water Street District in Shullsburg WI

Forty-four 19th Century homes and commercial buildings have been designed as a National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided walking tours are available. Open 10-5 Daily Closed for Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas

Specializing In

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Only 13 Miles North of Galena, IL

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Antiques, Vintage, Primitives, Folk Art, Breweriana, Furniture, Jewelry, Hand-Crafted & Up-Cycled Items, Glassware, Collectibles & So Much More!! Now Featuring Sky Parlor Primitives


OPEN: Mon-Fri, 9-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-5


Over 35 Local Dealers Offering:

1314 Canal St., Black Earth (608) 767-3447 or (608) 231-4445

Online Auctions | Vendor Spaces Available

Shop, Visit or Come to Sell 608-604-5149

25333 Jackson Street • Boaz, WI 53581 Open Thursday - Saturday 11-6; Sunday 11-4 Like us on Facebook!


Antiques | Collectibles | Handcrafted Items




• Water/Electric Sites • Tent Sites • Modern Shower/Restroom Facility On Site

Located directly on the ATV trail!

County Hwy K, Gratiot, WI 53541

New memberships & sponsors are welcomed. See website for membership form. Check out our website or Facebook page for trail updates http://www.tricountyatv.org


Come ride with us!

2021 EVENTS **Bring on the Bacon & Cheese Days - June 12 & 13 **Way Cool Wine Days - July 17 & 18 **Wurst-Wine Weekend EVER - August 14 & 15 Harvest Festival - September 25 & 26 **Halloween Party - October 30 & 31 Christmas Open House - November 20 & 21 **Requires reservations for the event.

For details 608-929-7692

Free Wine Tasting Every Day Twenty Wines Available for Sampling 16008 Pine Tree Rd. | Highland, WI | 608-929-7692

www.SpurgeonVineyards.com Open Daily 10-5 Except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day


Spurgeon Winery

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If you take any photos of the areas represented in this publication, we would love to see them! They may be published in future DAYTRIPPER publications! Email your photos to ellen.koeller@thmedia.com with a brief description, location of the photo and name of the photographer. Page 38 🚘 Summer 2021


1549 Bluff Road | Hazel Green, WI | 608-748-5480 www.coconutcoveresort.com

Your Daycation


Day Passes Available Riverfront Bar & Grill Multiple Bars (Inside, Poolside & Beachside)

Indoor & Outdoor Dining Area with Spectacular Views Huge Inflatable Aqua Park 13 Acre Lake & Huge Sand Beach

Playgrounds & Jump Pad Convenience Store & Arcade Kayaks & Paddle Boards for Rent Cabins & Camping Sites for Rent

Whitetail Bluff Campground & Resort is the ideal destination for family friendly camping & relaxing outdoor fun. We are located southeast of Cassville, WI on the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi River. We accommodate everything from the largest 5th wheel to small pop-ups. Whether you stay in YOUR camper or OUR cabin... Whitetail Bluff is your place for FUN!

 Pool and Swim Pond w/Large Beach  Multiple Playgrounds/Jump Pad  Sand Volleyball/Basketball/Gaga Pit  Wooded Hiking Trails

 Shower House/Laundry  Convenience Store  Cabins for Rental Available


 Day Passes Available  159 Campsites (Seasonal and Overnights)  Clubhouse/Bar & Restaurant Onsite

8973 Irish Ridge Rd., Cassville, WI | 608-725-5577 | www.whitetailbluffcamp.net Summer 2021 🚘 Page 39


Schreiner Park & Oakwood Park Disc Golf Courses

For disc golf enthusiasts, Schreiner Park is located in Lancaster, WI, and features a 9-hold disc golf course. Oakwood Park is located in Fennimore, WI and features an 18hold course.

Whispering Bluffs Winery

Nestled on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in Potosi, WI, Whispering Bluffs Winery offers wine tasting along with gourmet chocolates and cheeses in a beautifully restored winery building. The land where the vineyard is planted is part of the “ Driftless Region” of S.W. Wisconsin. www.whisperingbluffswinery. com

Friday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (815) 845-1011 406 Franklin St., Scales Mound, IL 61075



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The Driftless and surrounding area feature many challenging golf courses. Choose from courses in Barneveld, Blanchardville, Cuba City, Darlington, Edgerton, Evansville, Fennimore, Galena, Kieler, Lancaster, Madison, Mineral Point, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Platteville, Prairie du Chien, Richland Center, Spring Green, Stoughton & Verona.


Badger Huts

Located on the National Register of Historic Places, Badger Huts can be found in Potosi, WI. A hiking trail reaches the site of the remains of an early mining shelter where the miners lived while digging out the lead of Southwest Wisconsin. Inquire at St. John’s Mine for directions to the Badger Huts.


Dubuque Museum Of Art

Located at 7th and Locust Streets. Established in 1874, the Dubuque Museum of Art is Iowa’s oldest cultural institution. Intimate museum showcasing 20th Century American Art with an emphasis on the Midwest region. Visit the website at www.dbqart.org for current exhibits and event information. (563) 557-1851.


Eagle Habitat

A large population of bald eagles make southwest Wisconsin their home year-round. Any time of the year is eagle-watching time but the best viewing opportunities are in the winter months. The wooded Mississippi River bluffs, the open water, and the public lands provide an ideal habitat for eagles, as well as other wildlife and plant species. Look skyward and watch for the majestic eagles.

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story starts with Norwegian heritage, but has grown to include so much more. Explore boutique shopping, locally owned restaurants, the Norwegian Heritage Center, and the Stoughton Opera House. DRIVING DISTANCE IN MILES Madison










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