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TRAVEL GUIDE

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History Adventure Family Fun

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Treasure on the Mississippi

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Cassville Car Ferry Stonefield Historic Site Nelson Dewey State Park WI Great River Road Breathtaking Views • • • • • •

Hike Bike Bird Watch Boat Canoe Fish

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Hunt Resorts Motels Dining Campgrounds Boat Tours

Stonefield Historic Site Railroad Days, August 18 and 19, 2012 (608) 725-5210

Come To The River!

www.stonefieldhistoricsite.org

Cassville Tourism

P.O. Box 576, Cassville, WI 53806 casstour@chorus.net or www.cassville.org


Welcome

To Grant County, Wisconsin...

Attractions Directory ........................................................... 24

Grant County Map ................................................... 18 and 19 Hyways and Byways.............................................................. 6 Lodging Directory................................................................ 26 Outdoor Recreation .............................................................. 22 Public Boat Landings ........................................................... 20 Recreation Areas ...................................................... 21 and 23 Service Directory ................................................................. 24 Shopping Directory .............................................................. 27 Straight From The Farm .............................................. 4 and 5 Straight From The Farm Directory ........................................ 5 Veteran Memorials .............................................................. 16

Attractions .......................................................................12-15 Bicycling .............................................................................. 17 Calendar of Events ............................................................8-11 Canoeing .............................................................................. 20 Chamber Directory .............................................................. 26 Community Information ...................................................... 15 Dining Directory .................................................................. 25 Fishing.................................................................................. 21

Photo Credits: Barb Durtche, Marilyn Hauth, Ellen Koeller, Kathy Kopp, Correne Martin, Linda Parrish and Mary Sheckler. While every effort has been made to be accurate, note that all information is subject to change. Readers are encouraged to verify dates, times and other information by logging on to the Grant County website at

www.grantcountytourism.com The Grant County 2012 Travel Planner was published by the Grant, Iowa, Lafayette Shopping News in conjunction with the Grant County Tourism Council. No part of this publication may be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without the expressed written consent of the Grant County Tourism Council or the Shopping News.

Grant County Photo Contest Winners

We invited local photographers to submit photos showing the beauty of Grant County. These are the 3 winners. Congratulations to our 3 winners!

Kendra Jentz

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Elizabeth Boh

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Produce Au ctions

Produce P rodu odu uce Auction n Fennimore Produce Auction is located at 14800 County Highway T, 4 miles north of Fennimore to Highway 61 to County Highway T then ½ mile east to auction building. The auction barn offers locally grown farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and nursery stock. Fennimore Produce Auction is a wholesale produce auction supplied by growers within a 100 mile radius of Fennimore. The produce is picked fresh, just hours before the sale; the majority of items are produced on nearby Amish farms. The auction is a great market for wholesale buyers such as roadside stands, grocery stores and restaurants. Small lots are also sold to anyone interested in household consumption or canning. Auction dates change by the season running from May through October and range from once a week in the spring to three times a week during the peak growing season. For more details call Adam Brothers Auctioneers at (608) 513-9343.

Cassville Farmer’s Market: Every Saturday beginning May 5 through October 6 at Riverside Park, Cassville, WI. Homemade baked items, canned goods, home grown produce and plants. (608) 725-5400. Platteville Farmer’s Market: Saturdays and Tuesdays from May 5 through October 31. Saturdays in City Park from 7:00 a.m.-Noon. Tuesdays at Take 2 Restaurant from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (608) 348-8888 or www.platteville.com.

Cheese Production Carr Valley Cheese Located at 1675 Lincoln Avenue in Fennimore, WI is owned and operated by fourth generation Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Sid Cook. Carr Valley makes over 60 types of award winning cheese including specialty and American Artisanal blends of cow, sheep and goat milk. Carr Valley Cheese located in Fennimore processes the popular Fenn Uusto - Bread Cheese and has recently started offering several new flavors of bread cheese. Fennimore store also offers a variety of regional wines. Stop by and discover the flavor of Carr Valley Cheese. Visit www.carrvalleycheese.com.

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Straight From The Farm

Directory

Home grown vegetables, “Straight from the Farm,” taste better than anything else imaginable. In Grant County, we have a large variety of farms that offer fresh produce, products such as honey, specialty popcorn or mustards and other special one-of-a-kind items such as artwork. Some farm businesses have their own farm stands or art studios, may take orders online or can be found at the local Gluten-Free Breads farmer’s markets in Platteville, Cassville and Fennimore. Explore the agricultural history of the area by visiting the State Agricultural Museum at Stonefield Historic Site in Cassville or the barbed wire exhibit at the Passage Through Time Museum in Potosi. See how one of Wisconsin’s most well known beverages — beer — was brewed in the 1800s at the American Breweriana Museum in the Potosi Brewery. Visit one of our Cheese Factories and listen for the squeaky fresh sound a cheese curd makes. Explore the beauty and serenity of our rural area as you discover the joys of the products found “Straight from the Farm.’’

Cuba City

Highland

116 N. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-3456

16008 Pine Tree Rd., Highland, WI (608) 929-7692 or 1-800-236-5555 www.spurgeonvineyards.com

Spurgeon Vineyards and Winery

Gile Cheese

Award winning Baby Swiss, Cheddar, Colby & Monterey Jack. Winner of best cheese — 5 years in a row.

Award winning wines! Wines from Wisconsin cherries, cranberries & honey, complete our line of wines. FREE wine tasting! 10:00 am.-5:00 p.m. daily. Guided tours at noon or by appointment April-October.

Weber Processing

Hwy. 80, Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2159 Full service butcher shop & retail store. Steaks, brats, burgers, cheese & more. Complete line of wild game processing.

Fennimore

Butcher Shop

4391 Hwy. 18, Fennimore, WI (608) 822-6712 Custom processing, full service butcher shop. Brats, cheese, steaks & more!

Carr Valley Cheese

Montfort

Hwy. 18, Montfort, WI 1-800-828-8115 www.ruralroute1.com

Potosi Hickory Acres Farm, Etc. 5051 Happy Ln., Potosi, WI (608) 763-2539 Ukrainian eggs, doll cradles, apple head dolls, corn husk dolls & original paintings. Personal baking done by order only, Specializing in Gluten Free. Breads, any size cakes, pies, cookies like Mom made + FUDGE. One mile east of Cty. N, off Hwy 133.

Driftless Market

“We are the popcorn store with so much more!’’ Sample our many flavors of fudge, cheese & caramels. Also a selection of kitchenware, books, home decor, jewelry & more!

Muscoda

95 W. Main St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-2696 www.driftlessmarket.com Local & natural food & grocery, fresh produce, baked goods, deli & regional artists. Open Mon.-Sat..

Platteville Farmer’s Market

1050 Industrial Dr., Muscoda, WI (608) 739-3134 www.meistercheese.com

Gift boxes, sausage, honey, maple syrup, jellies, butters, jams & cashew brittle.

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Platteville

Rural Route 1 Popcorn

Meister Cheese Co.

1675 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI 1-888-499-3778 www.carrvalleycheese.com

Wineries

Large viewing window to see cheesemaking. We offer unique & specialty cheeses.

(608) 732-8625 www.platteville.org Homegrown & handmade from May-October on Sat. from 7:00 a.m.-noon at Platteville City Park and Tues. from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Take 2 Restaurant parking lot.

SPURGEON VINEYARDS & WINERY INE FREE W G TASTIN 5 p.m. 10 a.m.Daily

95 W. Main St., Platteville, WI www.driftlessmarket.com (608) 348-2696

www.SpurgeonVineyards.com

Dry Shiraz Proprietors’ Reserve Red Chardonnay Riesling

Wine List Semi-Sweet Blueberry Harvest Red Harvest White “The Loreley’’ White Harvest Blush Beloved

Sweet Winter Spice Sweet Mead Ruby Lady Velvet Gold Cranberry Sweet Cherry Grand Raspberry Ice Maiden

Platteville Farmers Market Homegrown and Handmade May through October

16008 Pine Tree Road, Highland, WI 53543 4 miles west of Highland on Q, then follow signs (608) 929-7692 or 1-800-236-5555

Saturday Mornings, 7:00 a.m.-Noon Platteville City Park, just off of Platteville’s Historic Main Street

Chocolate Trail • Cheese Trail • Wurst Trail • Sangria Trail Harvest Festival • Christmas Open House

Tuesday Afternoons, 3:00-7:00 p.m. Take 2 Restaurant Parking Lot, Bus. Hwy. 151, Platteville

Visit www.SpurgeonVineyards.com or call for Event Listing! Open Every Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years.

(608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

Contact Gary, (608) 732-8625

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Local, Natural and Organic Produce, Meats, Dairy, Eggs, Baked Goods and Much More! · Bulk Grains, Nuts, Dried Fruits, Teas, Herbs, Spices and More. · Gluten Free, Vegan and Fair Trade Products. · Environmentally Friendly Home, Health and Beauty Products. · Handcrafted Local Artists Work. · Healthy, Homemade Soups Featuring Local and Organic Ingredients. · GREAT SERVICE – ALL THE TIME!

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and birds kinds d bi d off all ll k i d can bbe seen, especially i lll tthe h greatt American bald eagle. The Great River Road winds through 60 miles of beautiful Grant County and its riverside communities. Stop to stretch your legs at either of our famous state parks – Nelson Dewey or Wyalusing - both of which feature trails, restroom facilities, camping and picnic areas for your enjoyment. Our unglaciated and pastoral landscapes can be investigated more closely by state-designated Rustic Roads. Some in Grant County include Scenic, Sleepy Hollow Roads and Liberty Ridge Road. The Irish Ridge Road between Potosi and Cassville will also fill you with beautiful views that won’t easily be erased from your memory. Love rural life? If you don’t mind sharing the roads during planting and harvest seasons with tractors and horse-drawn buggies, you’ve come to the right place! It’s well worth your patience to view the patchwork of fields, hardwood stands and streams that earmark our great county. Grant County is steeped in history and much of it is in evident in many of our historic downtowns. Great care has been taken to preserve a number of these historic buildings. Stop and say “hello,” whether you are staying in or passing through Grant County. We’re sure the qualities that give the Midwest its good name will be evident in the people you meet. Old churches and farms, cemeteries, breweries, one-room school houses and mines dot our landscape as monuments to our founding fathers. Museums adorn many of our towns, with stories of “days gone by” ready to be told to every willing ear.

Grantt C G County, t Wi Wisconsin, i i offers ff ff so much h iin th the h way off scenic drive time that you could be a resident and never finish discovering delightful new paths to its inner beauty. Our northern boundary is marked by the dark and ever-changing Wisconsin River. State Highway 133 and County Highway C wind alongside its undeveloped public lands. Camping is allowed on state-owned islands and shores. The lower Wisconsin River provides explorers miles of secluded backwaters, islands and sandy beaches to discover. To our west is the legendary Mississippi River. Several state and county highways take you to many boat landings and to opportunities for hiking, camping and wildlife observation. The bluffs that line our rivers and streams are adorned with a variety of tree, plant and flower species. Wildlife is abundant. Deer are especially evident during early morning and early evening times – so proceed with caution. Grant County is a bird-watching paradise

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D>:9 ;:?:>4?099 Home of the Potosi Brewery and National American Breweriana Association Museum February 18 Port of Potosi Cave Man/Woman Fundraiser at Potosi Brewery, 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI. Party in the Brewery Cave from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with pre-historic costumes and food. $25 per person. (608) 763-2042. March 17 7th Annual Port of Potosi Brewerianna Collectibles Show, 100 Hwy. 35 and 61 N., Potosi, WI. Buy, sell or trade show from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew-Thomas School. (608) 642-0321. March 31 Potosi Foundation 1852 Banquet with dinner and auction at Holiday Gardens, Potosi, WI. (608) 763-4002. June 2 Potosi Fisheree. Sign up at McCartney Corners, 8193 Hwy. 133, Cassville, WI. Entry fee. All fees awarded as prizes. Food and bait. Sponsored by Riverside Bait Shop, Potosi, WI. (608) 763-2651. August 10-12 Potosi Firemen’s Catfish Festival throughout Potosi and Tennyson, WI. Truck and tractor pull, parade, games, music, arts and crafts, garage sales and food. (608) 763-2261.

For updated information, visit

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August 12 Potosi Firemen’s Catfish Fry, 210 N. Main St., Potosi, WI. Area firemen will be frying catfish with their secret beer recipe. (608) 763-4209. August 25 3rd Annual Port of Potosi BrewFest at Potosi Brewery, 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI. Sample some of the best beer, wine and cheeses from over 35 breweries, wineries and cheese companies. Fee charged, advance save. (608) 763-4002, ext. 106. September 22 Oktoberfest 100 Bicycle Tour, Potosi Brewery, 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI. Bike Southwest Wisconsin with rides of 20, 40, 65 and 100 miles. Start and finish at the historic Potosi Brewery. (608) 763-4002, ext. 106. October 6 St. Paul Lutheran Church Harvest Festival, Waterloo Township Hall, Burton, WI. Auction, raffle and lunch. (608) 725-5569.

October 13 Fall Catfish Fry at Masonic Temple, 112 S. Main St., Potosi, WI. (608) 763-2221. October 21 3rd Annual Breweriana Show and Flea Market at Holiday Gardens parking lot, across from Potosi Brewing Co., 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Buy, sell and trade show. (608) 763-2042. October 28 St. Andrew Thomas Fall Festival, 100 Hwy. 35 and 61 N., Potosi, WI. Turkey and ham dinner, games, arts and crafts, silent auction and country store from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (608) 763-2671. November 17 4th Annual Back Home for Christmas in Potosi, WI. Throughout Potosi and Tennyson, WI. Come home for an Old Fashioned Christmas! Santa, caroling, cookie walk, door prizes, specials and treats, unique and different! (608) 763-2376. December 8 Breakfast with Santa at St. AndrewThomas School Cafeteria, 100 Hwy. 35 and 61 N., Potosi, WI. (608) 763-2929.

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Gallery Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed on Mon.

Stay One Night or Several Weeks!

Hours are subject to change for special events.

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(608) 763-2669

219 S. Main St., Potosi, WI - (608) 763-2767

Hickory Acres Farm, Etc.

Creative Customs Jason Udelhofen - (608) 778-2383

Everything Gluten Free, Breads, Cakes, Cupcakes, FUDGE, Pies, Scones, Cookies Like Mom Made! All By Order Only..Call Today!

Specializing in log homes, cabins, stairways, furniture, decks and hardwood floors for over 19 years.

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100 S. Main Street, Potosi, WI - (608) 763-2236

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January-February Gallery Feature-A Journey through Life: Works by RoseAnn Derks-Noel at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. January 8 Epiphany Prayer Service at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. January 28 and 29 Bald Eagle Days at Riverside Park Observatory and High School, 715 E. Amelia St., Cassville, WI. Outdoor viewing with staffed volunteers from 8:00 a.m.-noon. Educational programs at the High School on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.3:30 p.m. (608) 725-5855. February 3–March 30 Gallery Feature-Works of John August Swanson: The Janaan Manternach Collection at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. February 4 A Day Apart, Andrea Beacham at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. February 4 and 5 Winter Toy Train Exhibit at Rollo Jamsion Museum in Platteville, WI. Open 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. (608) 348-3301. February 11 A Morning with the Psalms, Richard Bruxvoort Colligan at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, (608) 748-4411. February 14 A Valentine Evening, music by Moldy Jam at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. February 18 Ski Busters MS Poker Run and Auction, Sand Bar Lounge and Lanes, 1110 E. Amelia St., Cassville, WI. Snowmobile Poker Run starting at 8:30 a.m. for designated Poker Run Route. Prizes throughout the day, raffle and auction starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dance. (608) 725-5428.

Port of Potosi Cave Man/Woman Fundraiser, Potosi Brewery, 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI. Party in the Brewery Cave, 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Pre-historic costumes and food. $25 per person. (608) 763-2042. February 21 Methodist Shroud Tuesday Soup Supper, 225 Congress St., Bloomington, WI. Serving from 4:30 p.m. (608) 794-2624. Febuary 24 Conservation Club Fish Fry, Cassville, WI. Deep fried fish, french fries, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert. (608) 725-5017. February 25 Cassville FFA Alumni Breakfast, Cassville High School Cafeteria, 715 E. Amelia St., Cassville, WI. Pancake & sausages served from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (608) 725-5084. February 27 Lenten Taize Prayer at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. March 5 Lenten Taize Prayer at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. March 9 Conservation Club Fish Fry, Cassville, WI. Deep fried fish, french fries, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert. (608) 725-5017. March 12 Lenten Taize Prayer at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. March 17 Port of Potosi Brewerianna Collectibles Show, 100 Hwy. 35/61 N., Potosi, WI. Buy, sell or trade show, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew-Thomas School. (608) 642-0321. March 19 Lenten Taize Prayer at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411.

2012 Brass N’ Brats Belmont School Athletic Field, Belmont, WI Tuesday, June 12, 5:00-9:00 p.m. (Rain date Wednesday, June 13)

Featuring: - Outstanding Local Bluegrass - Outstanding Local Band - Nationally Ranked Drum and Bugle Corp. - Kids’ Rides - Clowns - Concessions - Cash Prizes - Free Admission & Parking - And More!

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March 23 Conservation Club Fish Fry, Cassville, WI. Deep fried fish, french fries, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert. (608) 725-5017. March 26 Lenten Taize Prayer at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. March 28 Women of the Bible Drama, at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. March 30 St. Charles Fish Fry, St. Charles Gym, 521 E. Dewey St., Cassville, WI. Baked and deep fried fish, potato salad and all the trimmings served from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (608) 725-5173. March 30-April 1 Woman Overboard Women’ Retreat, Jeannette Bell, Trish Jones and Judy Wojcik at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. March 31 Potosi Foundation Dinner and Auction at Holiday Gardens, Potosi , WI. (608) 763-4002. April-May Gallery Feature-Seeing the Saviour: Images from the Life of Christ, CIVA Traveling Exhibit at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. April 5-7 Holy Week Retreat, Sister Mary Therese Johnson, OP at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. April 6 Conservation Club Fish Fry, Cassville, WI. Fried fish, french fries, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert. (608) 725-5017. April 9 Kids for Hunger Food Bagging RVCC Fellowship Hall, 1035 Jack Oak Rd., Cassville, WI. Two Shifts 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. (608) 725-5400. April 11 and 12 Tri-State Tourism Spring Conference at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. April 14 Celebrate You – A Morning for Women to Learn, Laugh and Lounge at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, (608) 748-4411. April 18 CPR for Life, Renee Bondi in concert at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. April 26 It’s Springtime: A Time to Refresh Body and Soul, Sister Alice Ann Byrne, OP at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411.

May 1-October 30 Doll and Toy Museum season opens at 1135 6th St., Fennimore, WI from 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., 7 days a week. (608) 822-4100. May 4 Cassville Ferry Begins Operation, Ferry Landing, Riverside Park, Cassville WI. Seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only in May, September and October. River conditions permitting. (608) 725-5180. May 4 and 5 Citywide Garage Sales in Lancaster, WI, (608) 723-2820. May 5 Gourd Art: Wild Weaving Basketry, Terri Schmitt at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. May 5 and 6 Daffodil Festival in Platteville, WI. Thousands of Daffodils in bloom all over town. (608) 348-8888. May 6 Ringin’ and Singin’ the Hits, Madison Area Concert Handbells, at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. May 11 and 12 Citywide Garage Sales in Platteville, WI. (608) 348-8888. May 12 Cassville FFA Plant Sale, Wisconsin Waters, Cassville, WI. Free Fishing Weekend, Nelson Dewey State Park. (608) 725-5374. Mother’s Day Event, Jodi Hills, at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. May 18 and 19 Citywide Garage and Sidewalk Sales in Fennimore, WI. Friday from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:00 a.m.-noon. (608) 822-3599. May 19 Hazel Green Annual Garage Sales, Hazel Green, WI. May 26-September 3 Railroad Historical Museum season opens from 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Open weekends only September and October. Miniature train rides weekends only. (608) 822-6144. May 26-October 14 Stonefield Historic Site opens in Cassville, WI. New audio tour of 1900 Village and now handicapped accessible. (608) 725-5210. May 28 Memorial Day Service at Memorial Building in Fennimore, WI with small parade at 9:00 a.m. and program following. (608) 822-3599. www.grantcountytourism.com


May 28 American Legion Post 148 Picnic at the Community Park, Bloomington/ Glen Haven, WI. Parade at 11:30 a.m. Veterans and families picnic. June-July Gallery Feature-Heritage Motherhouse Collection, at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. June 1 and 2 Women of the Bible Retreat, Anita Gutschick at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. Citywide Garage Sales in Cassville, WI. Friday from 8:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m.noon. (608) 725-5855. Fun Fest Festival held near Fennimore ball diamonds at Bronson Blvd. and Hwy. 18. (608) 822-4700. June 1-3 VFW Big Days in Montfort, WI including a walk/run, barbecue rib contest, men’s fast pitch softball tournament, red bandana ride, Panther Club bicycle race, parade and chicken barbecue. June 2 Potosi Fisheree. Sign up at McCartney Corners, 8193 Hwy. 133, Cassville, WI. Entry fee. All fees awarded as prizes. Prizes for biggest fish. Food and bait. Potosi, WI. (608) 763-2651. June 3 Visitor’s Appreciation Day at Stonefield State Historic Site and Nelson Dewey State Park in Cassville, WI. Stonefield State Historic Site, 2195 Cty. V V. Nelson Dewey State Park, 12190 Cty. V V. Reduced admission at Stonefield Historic Site and free admission at Nelson Dewey State Park all day. (608) 725-5210. June 9 Firemen’s Steak Feed at Fire Station, 1080 8th St., Fennimore, WI. Begins at 5:00 p.m., tickets available at the door. Door prizes awarded throughout the evening. 1-800-822-1131. June 16 Fly-In Breakfast at Cassville, WI. Airport with experimental aircraft. Serving pancakes and sausage from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at River Valley Community Fellowship Hall, 1035 Jack Oak Rd. (608) 725-5578. Cassville Firemen’s Picnic at Riverside Park, Cassville, WI. Barbecue chicken dinner. Serving starts at 4:00 p.m. with food, fun and games. (608) 725-5407. Gourd Art: Whimsies, Terri Schmitt at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. June 16 and 17 Art by the Stream Event in Depot Park at 800 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel, WI. Fifth annual fine arts and crafts festival from 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, (608) 375-2672.

Cassvi Fly-In Break lle’s fast June 20 Ice Cream Social held in the pavilion in WI. i Marsden M d Park, P k Fennimore, F i WI (608) 822-4100. River Valley Community Church presents Dr. Richard Allen Farmer, 1035 Jack Oak Rd., RVCC Fellowship Hall, Cassville, WI. Preaching the word through worship and song. (608) 725-5578. June 22 Rescue Squad Dance at Riverside Park, Cassville, WI. Serving food at 6:00 p.m., dance from 8:00 p.m.midnight. (608) 725-5736. June 29 Lancaster Jaycees Fireworks, Grant County Fairgrounds, 816 E. Elm St., Lancaster, WI. Rain date is July 1. July 4 Fourth of July Celebration at Legion Field, Platteville, WI. Men’s softball tournament, bean bag tournament, 5K run/walk, Jaycees beer tent, food, fireworks and live music. (608) 348-8888. Heritage Day at the Rollo Jamison Museum. Platteville, WI. Open 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Special demonstrations, music, period children’s games and food stand. (608) 348-3301. Firecracker Fun Run/Walk at Kronshage Park in Boscobel, WI. Registration from 7:30-8:45 a.m. Start time is 9:00 a.m. Two mile walk/run and 5 mile run. (608) 375-2672. Fireman’s Festival at Kronshage Park in Boscobel, WI. Huge Parade on Wisconsin Ave. at noon. Carnival, firecracker run, and softball tournaments from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. View one of Southwest Wisconsin’s largest firework displays at 9:00 p.m. (608) 375-5009. July 10 Chicken Barbecue and Community Awards held in Memorial Park, 860 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI. Serving from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Advance tickets recommended. Award ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Held rain or shine. 1-800-822-1131. July 13 Big Wheels Event at 5:00 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, WI, (608) 723-2820.

Laancaster’s

Parade Fennimore’s

July 19 the Night on the Square, On th he Square, Downtown Lan-caster, WI, (608) 723-2820. 20. July 19-22 Blakes Prairie Fair at Bloomington mington Fairgrounds in Bloomington, WI. (608) 996-2798. July 20 Walk in the Vineyard on Friday at Bauer-Kearns Winery in Platteville, WI. Wine tasting, fishing and games. (608) 348-8888. July 20-28 Hometown Festival Week in Platteville, WI. (608) 348-8888. July 21 Lions and Lioness Day in the Park, Riverside Park, Cassville, WI. Bean bag tournament at 12:00 p.m. Chicken barbecue starting at 4:00 p.m. with music and concessions. (608) 794-2155. Hometown Hog Roast at Pizzeria Uno’s Back Bar in Plattevile, WI. Authentic hog roast, beer garden, live music and more. (608) 348-8888. Gourd Art: Making Gourd Masks, Terri Schmitt at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, (608) 748-4411.

Car Show

July 22 Ice Cream Social at Stone Cottage, Platteville, WI. Old fashioned ice cream social and flea market. (608) 348-8888. July 23 Monday Night at the Movies at the Avalon and Millennium Cinema in Platteville, WI. Matinee prices all evening. (608) 348-8888. July 24 Southwest Health Center’s Strawberry Festival at Legion Field in Platteville, WI. Strawberries, food, fun and children’s activities. (608) 348-8888. July 26 Party in the Park at City Park, Platteville, WI. Celebration of volunteers. (608) 348-8888. July 27 Deals and Steals Day, Lancaster, WI at 7:00 a.m. (608) 723-2820. July 28 Festival of the Arts at City Park in Platteville, WI. Live music, crafters, flea market, vendors and children’s activities. (608) 348-8888.

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July 28 continued Southwest Wisconsin Tractor and Equipment Ride 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Vogel’s building, corner of 4th and Washington Sts., Fennimore, WI. Travel to Cheers II in Preston, WI where tractors and equipment will be on display, food and beverages available and travel back to Fennimore starting at 2:00 p.m. (608) 778-7910. August 4 and 5 Sewing & Quilting Expo at UW-Platteville Campus. Featuring over 100 handson workshops and how-to classes, more than 20 vendors with high-quality products and supplies, fabric resale room, sewing machine donation drop-off, scissors and shears sharpening and more! (608) 342-1314. August 4 American Legion Tonnage Tournament, Riverside Park, Cassville, WI. Registration from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Riverside Park Boat Landing. Weigh-in at 3:00 p.m. at the Lion’s Shelter, Riverside Park. (608) 725-5394. August 5 and 6 Muskets and Memories-Civil War Heritage Reenactment and GAR Heritage Encampment at Kronshage Park, Boscobel, WI. Costume ball held at the historic Boscobel Hotel on Wisconsin Ave. Children’s activities, living history presentations, military camps and battles with 1,000 participants. (608) 872-2274. August 10 Bloomington’s Shopping Spree Downtown Bloomington, WI. (608) 994-2676. Chamber of Commerce Fashion Show and Business Showcase at 860 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI. (608) 822-3599.

August 10-12 Potosi Firemen’s Catfish Festival throughout Potosi and Tennyson, WI. Truck and tractor pull, parade, games, music, arts, crafts, garage sales and food. (608) 763-2261. August 18 and 19 Stonefield’s Railroad Days at Stonefield State Historic Site, 2195 Cty. VV, Cassville, WI. “All Aboard” and take a trip back in time when trains were the main source of transportation for both people and goods. The day will feature activities and displays related to railroading, music, story telling and a bank robbery. Visit the Stonefield Depot, hop up into the caboose, view model-railroading trains and stop at the “End of the Line” Hobo Camp and more. (608) 725-5210. August 12 Potosi Firemen’s Catfish Fry, 210 N. Main St., Potosi, WI. Area firemen will be frying catfish with their secret beer recipe. (608) 763-4209. August 12-19 Grant County Fair at the Fairgrounds, 816 E. Elm St., Lancaster, WI. (608) 723-2820. August 24 and 25 Community Fair at High School, 510 7th St., Fennimore, WI with 4-H and FFA exhibits of livestock and crafts. Friday night dog show starts at 5:00 p.m. Saturday fair from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (608) 822-3245. August 25 3rd Annual Port of Potosi BrewFest at Potosi Brewery, 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI. Sample some of the best beer, wine and cheeses from over 35 breweries, wineries and cheese companies. Fee charged, save on advance. (608) 763-4002, ext. 106.

Muskets & Memories

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20th Annual Civil War Era Reenactment & GAR Heritage Encampment

A living history event for the entire family! Contact M. Leifheit at (608) 872-2274 cirushwk@mwt.net

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August 26 Country Music Jamboree at Boscobel Bowl and Banquet, Boscobel, WI from 11:45 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Featuring six country bands, door prizes, and more. (608) 375-4698. September 1 Cassville Car Cruise, Riverside Park, Cassville, WI. Cars will meet at Menards parking lot in Platteville, WI at 1:00 p.m. and leave at 2:00 p.m., then from Platteville to Cassville. Hog roast, food and refreshments at Riverside Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Live music from 8:00 a.m.-midnight. (608) 725-5647. September 4 Fennimore Railroad Museum begins fall hours from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Weekends only SeptemberOctober 30. September 7-9 Historic Reenactment at Mound View Park in Platteville, WI. Historic reenactment with military demonstrations, storytelling, period food and music, tradesmen bring the essence of early 1800s. (608) 348-8888. September 7-9 Dairy Days Celebration at Legion Field in Platteville, WI. Food, live music, entertainment, parade, amusement rides, arts, crafts, tractor pulls and more. (608) 348-8888. September 8 Cassville Park Preservation Party at Riverside Park, Cassville, WI. Food, music and refreshments starting at 4:00 p.m. Donations go to the Park Preservation Fund. (608) 725-5175. Gourd Art: Making Jewelry From Naturals, Terri Schmitt at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. Drumming Retreat, Bill Kehl at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. September 8 and 9 St. Mary’s Fall Festival at 531 Congress St., Bloomington, WI. (608) 994-2526. September 9 St. Francis de Sales Famous Fall Festival. 2720 N. Main St., Hazel Green, WI. Charcoal chicken dinner, raffle, games, bingo, children’s games and other activities. All day event. (608) 854-2392.

September 16 St. Charles Fall Festival, 521 E. Dewey St., Cassville WI. Family style barbecue chicken dinner from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Carryouts available, cake walk, craft and produce rooms, raffles, silent auction, games, food, refreshments, afternoon and evening bingo. Family fun for all. (608) 725-5595. September 22 Oktoberfest 100 Bicycle Tour Potosi Brewery, 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI. Bike the driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin with rides of 20, 40, 65, and 100 miles. Start and finish at the Historic Potosi Brewery. (608) 763-4002, ext.106. September 28 Stonefield’s Horse-drawn Days at Stonefield Historic Site, 2195 Cty. V V, Cassville, WI. Step back into time, before tractors when horses did all the work. Farmers used horses to plow the fields, harvest the crops, haul goods into town and transport people. Horsedrawn days will help you relive the way of life through a variety of activites. Popular and prolific Wisconsin Historical Society Press author, Jerry Apps will discuss these good old days. There will also be the old time harvesting of sugar cane including cutting, pressing and cooking it into sorghum. (608) 725-5210. September 30 Annual Heritage Day at the Fennimore Railroad Museum from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Display of antique tractors and farm equipment, hit and miss engines, classic cars. (608) 822-3446. Brat Stand and Pedal Tractor Pull at Doll and Toy Museum, 1135 6th St., Fennimore, WI from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (608) 822-7920. FFA Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 a.m.-noon at Legion Annex, 860 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI. (608) 822-3245, ext. 3205. FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show and Sale from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Fennimore Memorial Building, 860 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI. Show, sell and trade. (608) 822-7806. October-November Gallery Feature-22nd Annual Quilt Show at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI. (608) 748-4411. www.grantcountytourism.com


October 4-7 Driftless Area Film Festival. Viewings will be at the Avalon in Platteville, Spring Green, Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Lancaster, Boscobel and Viroqua, WI. A viewing of independent films. (608) 348.8888. October 6 Firemen’s Dance at Fire Station, 1080 8th St., Fennimore, WI at 5:00 p.m. United Methodist Church Annual Hog Roast, 1610 19th St., Hazel Green, WI. Roasted pork and beef, baked potatoes, corn, rolls, homemade pies, applesauce, cranberries and bake sale. Craft booth opens at 3:00 p.m. Dinner served at 4:30.-7:30 p.m. (608) 854-2742. Harvest Festival Parade, downtown Lancaster at 1:00 p.m. (608) 723-2820. Vesperman Farm Corn Maze Opens, 8149 Stage Rd., Lancaster, WI at 10:00 a.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church Harvest Festival, Waterloo Township Hall, Burton, WI. Auction, raffle and lunch. (608) 725-5569. October 13 Doll Tea Party at Doll and Toy Museum, Fennimore, WI. (608) 822-3466. Fall Catfish Fry at Masonic Temple, 112 S. Main St., Potosi, WI. Catfish fried by the members. (608) 763-2221. October 20 Stonefield’s Safe and Spooky Halloween at Stonefield Village, 2195 Cty. V V, Cassville, WI. Little ghosts and goblins enjoy an evening at Stonefield Village, which turns into a spooky and scary setting for young and old alike from 3:00-8:00 p.m. The village is decorated by local organizations and treats are provided for the youngsters by Cassville businesses. (608) 725-5210. October 21 Annual Breweriana Show and Flea Market at Holiday Gardens parking lot, across from Potosi Brewing Co, 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Buy, sell, trade show. (608) 763-2042. October 28 Sts. Andrew Thomas Fall Festival, 100 Hwy. 35/61 N., Potosi, WI.Turkey and ham dinner, games, arts, crafts, silent auction and country store from 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. (608) 763-2671. November 3 Holiday Craft Sale, Lancaster High School. 806 E. Elm St., Lancaster, WI. (608) 723-2820.

Platteville’s Center For T UW-P he Arts November 6 Hazel Green United Methodist Church Election Day Pasty and Chicken ’n Biscuit Supper, 1610 19th St., Hazel Green, WI from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Menu includess pasty or chicken ’n biscuit, coleslaw, baked beans, salads and cake. (608) 854-2742. November 16 and 17 Business Holiday Open House in Platteville, WI. Start of Santa Bucks Promotion. Double Santa Bucks all weekend! (608) 348-8888. November 16-18 Transition Retreat, Sister Mary Therese Johnson, OP at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI, (608) 748-4411. November 17 4th Annual Back Home for Christmas throughout Potosi and Tennyson, WI. Come home for an Old Fashioned Christmas! Santa, caroling, cookie walk, door prizes, specials, treats — unique and different! (608) 763-2376. November 23 Free Movie for Kids and Santa Arrives at the historic Avalon Cinema in downtown Platteville, WI. Community tree-lighting in City Park. Carolers, hot cocoa and cookies. (608) 348-8888. Lights of Remembrance, Canal St., Bloomington, WI. November 23 and 24 Alumni Basketball Tournament at High School, Cassville, WI. Annual get together of former CHS students coming back home to showcase their basketball skills. (608) 725-5768. November 1 Ladies on the Move Shopping Promotion. More details at www.fennimore.com or (608) 822-3599. November 24 Christmas Creations Craft Show at Memorial Building, 860 Lincoln Ave., and the Fennimore Elementary School Gym, Fennimore, WI. Featuring handmade craft items from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (608) 822-6497.

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Free Classic Movie and Christmas Carolers at the historic Avalon Cinema and Christmas carolers on Main St., 48 8888 Platteville, WI. (608) 348-8888. November 25 Unity Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa at 6:00 p.m. Tree lighting and recognition at 6:30 p.m. at Dwight Parker Library, 925 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI. Program and refreshments follow at Memorial building. November 25-December 4 Christmas Tree Walk at Doll and Toy Museum, 1135 6th St., Fennimore, WI. (608) 822-4100. December Gallery Feature Nativities Around the World at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI. (608) 748-4411. December 1 Christmas in Boscobel, Santa Claus comes to town from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Parade of lights at 4:30 p.m. on Wisconsin Ave., kick off of The Festival of Trees. (608) 375-2672. Hazel Green United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar, 1610 19th St., Hazel Green, WI, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Annual Holiday Bazaar-Sweet Street Stroll includes many homemade candies and cookies, crafts items, fruitcakes and bake sale, serving homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast and homemade vegetable soup for lunch, used but good Christmas items. (608) 854-2742. Hometown Heartfelt Holiday, Lancaster, WI, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Christmas in Cassville, WI. Parade of homes, decorating contests, horse and wagon rides, musical programs, vendors, refreshments, fireworks and holiday open houses at Cassville Businesses. (608) 725-5855. Grief Retreat, Sister Mary Hopkins, OP at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI. (608) 748-4411.

December 2 28th Annual Christmas Walk at Southwestern High School Gym, 1105 Maple St., Hazel Green, WI. Craft fair, food vendors and Santa’s workshop from 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. Parade at 1:00 p.m. Breakfast at the St. Francis de Sales Hall, pancakes, hash browns, Weber sausage, eggs and more, 8:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. (608) 854-2360. Advent Breakfast at St. Charles School, 5321 E. Dewey St., Cassville, WI. Breakfast served from 8:00 a.m.-Noon, Santa’s workshop, raffle and a visit from Santa. (608) 725-5173. Remembering Service at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI. (608) 748-4411. December 2-23 Christmas at the Rollo Jamison Museum in Platteville, WI. Victorian Christmas tree, train and toy exhibits. Closed December 24 and 25. (608) 348-3301. December 3 Taize Prayer Service at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI. (608) 748-4411. December 6 Christmas Shopping Spree downtown Bloomington, WI. (608) 994-2676. December 8 Santa at the Grant County Courthouse in Lancaster, WI. Breakfast with Santa at Sts. Andrew Thomas School Cafeteria, 100 Hwy. 35 and 61 N. in Potosi, WI. (608) 763-2929. December 10 Taize Prayer Service at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI. (608) 748-4411. December 17 Taize Prayer Service at Sinsinawa Mound, 585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI. (608) 748-4411.

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Boscobel Boscob bell Boscobel Depot Museum 800 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel, WI 53805 (608) 375-2672 boscocc@mwt.net Boscobel Hotel 1005 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel, WI 53805 (608) 375-4164 State and national registers of historic places. 1863 home of the Gideon’s Bible. Tours by appointment. GAR/Civil War Museum 102 Mary St., Boscobel, WI 53805 dcruckson@juno.com Open during community events. Grand Army Of The Republic Hall 102 May St., Boscobel, WI 53805 (608) 375-5257 Civil War Museum. Tours by appointment.

Railroad Depot 800 Block, Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel, WI 53805 (608) 375-2672 A restored depot and museum. Rock School 207 Buchanan St., Boscobel, WI 53805 National Register Of Historic Places.

Cassville Cassville Car Ferry Riverside Park, Cassville, WI 53806 (608) 725-5180 www.cassville.org Memorial Day to Labor Day, 7 days a week; May, September and October, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Nelson Dewey State Park Cty. V V, Cassville, WI 53806 (608) 725-5374 Wooded campsites, showers, picnic areas, hiking, bird watching. Open year-round. Park fee.

Riverside Park Prime St., Cassville WI 53806 (608) 725-5180 (reservations) Located along the banks of the Mississippi offering shelters, picnic and play areas and wildlife observation deck. Launching and docking facilities. Cassville Bluffs Natural Area Roe Unit Hwy. 133, Cassville, WI 53806 (608) 784-3606 www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org 244 acres of bluff lands, lowlands forest and prairies. Owned by the Mississippi Conservancy and Wisconsin DNR. Open to the public for hiking, wildlife observation, cross-country skiing and hunting. Stonefield Historic Site Hwy. V V, Cassville, WI 53806 (608) 725-5210 www.stonefieldhistoricsite.org Experience Rural Wisconsin Life in 1900. Visit the State Agricultural Museum, the Governor Nelson Dewey home site and the 1900 Village. Open May 23-October 11, 7 days a week. Upper Mississippi River Adventures LLC 105 W. Amelia St., Cassville, WI 53806 (608) 725-5600 www.cassville.org Natural encounters, ecological and pleasure tours.

Cuba City Parade Of Presidents Main St., Cuba City, WI 53807 Flags and shields for each of our Presidents line Cuba City’s Main Street. Restored Chicago Northwestern Caboose Main St., Cuba City, WI 53807 An old depot site. Veteran’s Memorial 1 block east of Downtown Cuba City, WI 53807 World class memorial to all veterans.

Dickeyville Dickeyville Grotto Hwy. 35 N., Dickeyville, WI 53808 (608) 568-3119 A religious and patriotic shrine built around 1925 by Father Mattias Wernerus. Open yearround. Call for group tour. (608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

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Fennimore Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum and Gift Shoppe 1135 6th St., Fennimore, WI 53809 (608) 822-4100 www.fennimore.com/dolltoy Visitors take a walk down memory lane by viewing displays of doll and toy collections from the 1800s to the present. The museum offers something to please boys and girls of all ages “Every Toy Has a Story to Tell,” we’d love to share our stories with you. Open seven days a week May-October, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Fee. Closed holidays. Group tours welcome, call ahead so we may better serve you. Fennimore Historical Society Railroad Museum 610 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI 53809 (608) 822-6144 or 1-800-822-1131 www.fennimore.com/railmuseum Open daily Memorial DayLabor Day from 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. Weekends only September and October. The museum displays memorabilia and photos of narrow gauge railroad from days gone by. 1907 Davenport 2-6-0 engine sits next to a Historical marker. Miniature train rides offered on 15'' gauge 4-4-0 steam locomotive weekends only MayOctober. Donations suggested to tour museum. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Bronson Ave., Fennimore, WI 53809 (608) 822-3262 or 1-800-362-3322 www.swtc.edu Trout Streams www.dnr.state.wi.us./fish http://www.fennimore.com/ fishing.htm Fennimore boasts more than 100 miles of trout streams within a 10 mile radius. Dwight Parker Library 925 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI 53809 (608) 822-6294 National Register of Historic Places. Archives of Fennimore Times late 1800’s – Genealogy information. www.grantcountytourism.com


Hickory Grove Golf Course 31⁄2 miles north of Fennimore, WI 53809 (608) 822-3314 Oakwood Nature Park East on Hwy. 18, turn North on Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809 http://www.fennimore.com /fennparks.html. 45 acre nature park has 31⁄2 miles of walking trails.

Hazel Green

Hazel Green Opera House 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, WI 53811 (608) 759-4425 www.mhtc.net/~hgoperahouse Built in 1891 and on the National Register of Historic Places. Fever River Marionettes. Performances are seasonal. Point Of Beginnings Historical Marker Hwy. 80 south of Hazel Green, WI 53811 Lucius Lyons began his land survey of Wisconsin here in 1832.

Highland

Spurgeon Vineyards and Winery 16008 Pine Tree Rd., Highland, WI 53543 (608) 929-7692 or 1-800-236-5555

Lancaster

City Hall 206 S. Madison St., Lancaster, WI 53813 (608) 723-4246 National Register of Historic Places. “We built better than we knew”

THE GROTTO

Dickeyville’ G rotto Cunningham Museum 129 E. Maple St., Lancaster, WI 53813 (608) 723-4925 Cunningham Museum is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Other times by appointment. Grant County Courthouse (1902) 130 W. Maple St., Lancaster, WI 53813 The octagon copper and glass dome sparkles over downtown Lancaster. Open during business hours. Self guided tour information available. The first Civil War Monument (1867) ever erected in Wisconsin stands on the northeast corner of the square. Civil War Display – GAR Room in Courthouse Franz Rohrback Mural – Courthouse dome (interior) First Civil War Monument in the Nation – Courthouse Square Soldier Boy Fountain – Courthouse Square Nelson Dewey Statue – Courthouse Square Veterans Monument – Courthouse Square

BOSCOBEL DEPOT HERITAGE MUSEUM

A Beautiful Experience Hwys. 151, 35 & 61 Dickeyville, WI

305 W. Main St., Dickeyville, WI 53808 (608) 568-3119 www.dickeyvillegrotto.com

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Apr. 1-Oct. 31 • 9:00 a.m. daily Handicap Accessible & Picnic Area FREE TOuRs Tour Buses Welcome

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Turn of the Century Railroad and Early Rural American Walk-Through Museum

608.375.2672

The Builder: Rev. Mathias Wenerus

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’s Hazel Green e s u o H Opera Majestic View Dairies, LLC 5532 Commercial Rd., Lancaster, WI 53813 (608) 723-2808 Established in 1999 this 1,100 cow dairy farm milks 900 cows with 28 employees. Tours by appointment only. Lancaster Municipal Golf Course E. Lincoln Ave., Lancaster, WI 53813 The municipal golf course is located off of Lincoln Avenue across from Memorial Park. This eighteen-hole golf course provides golfers with a fantastic recreational opportunity. First available tee time is 7:00 a.m. See website for additional information at www.lancasterwisconsin.com Nelson Dewey’s Home 147 W. Hickory St., Lancaster, WI 53813 Tom Rose Mural “Farmyard” (1940) painted during the New Deal Era under a government subsidized art program. Nelson Dewey Gravesite and Episcopal Church 300 Block of S. Jefferson St., Lancaster, WI 53813 The gravesite of Wisconsin’s first Governor is located 11⁄2 blocks off the square. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Five mi. west of Lancaster on Hwy. 35., Slabtown Rd., Lancaster, WI 53813 One of the first AfricanAmerican settlements in Wisconsin. Tombstones from the Shepard and Green families can be viewed in this scenic ridge top cemetery located near their former farms.

Cassville’s C ar Ferry Schreiner Memorial Library 113 W. Elm St., Lancaster, WI 53813 (608) 723-7304 The first library in Grant County was originally the home of George Ryland. He donated the land to create the Schreiner Memorial Library in 1957.

Montfort

Wind Powered Electrical Generating Facility East of Hwy. 18, Montfort, WI 53569 Alternative energy source.

Muscoda

Eagle Cave 16320 Cavern Ln., Blue River, WI 53518 Effigy Mounds Contact Lower River Wisconsin Riverway Board for information at (608) 739-3188. Ellis Nelson’s Sculptures East Catherine St., Muscoda, WI 53573 The yard surrounding Ellis Nelson’s rural Muscoda studio is filled with a myriad of art pieces ranging from a large metal dinosaur to smaller pieces like the curvedwinged metal bats that appear to be flying overhead. For more information, call the Village of Muscoda at (608) 739-3182. Ho-Chunk Bison Farms Hwy. 60, Muscoda, WI 53573 The farm practices organic agriculture, and restoring native grass and the prairie. Tours are given, please call ahead for arrangements. www.grantcountytourism.com


Attractions

Platteville

Katie’s Garden/ Platteville Community Arboretum 275 W. Bus. Hwy., 151, Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 348-8888 Located along the Rountree Branch stream with its wooded rock bluff rising up along the Rountree Bike/Pedestrian Trail which winds from the University campus and along a mile corridor adourned with woodland gardens, native prairie and flower gardens. Mitchell Rountree Stone Cottage Jewett and Lancaster Sts., Platteville, WI 53818 Built in 1837 by one of Platteville’s earliest settlers. Open Saturday and Sunday, noon-4:00 p.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day. Operated by the Grant County Historical Society. Mining Museum 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI 53818 The Mining Museum traces the development of lead and zinc mining in the Upper Mississippi Valley through models, dioramas, artifacts and photographs. Tour includes a walk down into the Bevans Lead Mine and a train ride around the museum in ore cars which pulled a 1931 mine locomotive. There are 90 steps into the mine where it is 52 degrees year-round.

Platteville Community Arboretum (608) 778-1131 www.plattevillearboretum.org Community-based arboretum for the purposes of education, recreation, conservation, and the encouragement of cooperation within Platteville. Rollo Jamison Museum 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 348-3301 Rollo Jamison Museum has a collection of over 20,000 items including everything from arrowheads to farm implements. In the making since Rollo Jamison, born in Beetown, WI in 1819, found his first arrowhead as a boy on the family farm. Open daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., MayOctober. Changing Galleries open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., November-April. Group tours year-round by appointment. Rountree Gallery 385 E. Main St., Platteville, WI 53818 Features work by area artists, on the second floor of the Mining Museum Building. Free admission. Open 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. The World’s Largest “M” 9 miles from Platteville, off Cty. Rd. B A landmark in Southwest Wisconsin, residents and visitors alike climb the Big “M” year-round.

The Mining Museum & Rollo Jamison Museum Open Daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. May-October Self-Guided Galleries Open Mon.-Fri., November-April 405 E. Main Street P.O. Box 780 Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 348-3301 museums@platteville.org www.mining.jamison.museum/

Tour The 1845 Lead Mine & Ride The 1931 Mine Train (608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

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University of Wisconsin Platteville 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818 A liberal arts college with nationally renowned majors in Engineering, Agriculture and Education. Rountree Hall is the site of the first School of Mining to be built in the United States in 1866. The Wisconsin Room on the UW-P campus is the archival source for the area and is open to the public. The Nohr Gallery features art exhibits and collections. University of WisconsinPlatteville. Center For The Arts 700 W. Main St., Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 342-1298 Box Office Features international music and theater performances throughout the academic school year and the Heartland Festival during June and July which features a variety of theater including musicals, comedies and children’s theater.

Potosi

Badger Hut Trail S. Main St., Potosi, WI 53820 Located next to St. Thomas Catholic Church. Well preserved examples of how the lead miners lived during the lead mining days. There are several Badger Huts along the trail. These were shelters for the miners, that were covered over with tree branches to protect the miners. Potosi Main Street Main St., Potosi, WI 53820 Potosi has the longest main street in the world without a crossing intersection.

Mound Sinsinawa’s Center and Retreat British Hollow Smelting Furnace Hippy Hollow Rd., Potosi, WI 53820 One mile N. of Potosi this Historical Marker is a 200-foot underground chimney. Last of its kind in the lead region. Grant River Recreation Area Located 2 miles south of Potosi/Tennyson, along Mississippi River off Hwy. 133, Potosi, WI 53820 1-800-645-0248 www.missriver.org Open from mid April until late October, the recreation area has 73 campsites. Barges on the Mississippi pass peacefully by, with the silence interrupted by an occasional train. Water, dump station, restrooms, showers, playgrounds, boat dock, fishing, shelters and picnic areas. For reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or reserve online at www.reserveusa.com. Hickory Hill Park Located on Park St., just off of East St. or Hwy. 133, Potosi, WI 53820 This is a quiet, peaceful park, which offers picnicing, a playground, sand volleyball, horseshoeing, basketball, hiking and VFW Memorial. Old Irish Cemetery The cemetery is located near the Badger Hut Trail. Civil War Veterans are buried there. Gravestones date back to 1838. Passage Thru Time Museum 104 N. Main St., Potosi, WI 53820 (608) 763-2745 See the history of this early mining community. Extensive genealogy available. www.grantcountytourism.com


Contact Your Local Chamber For More Information

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Bagley Village Clerk

Muscoda Village Clerk

(608) 996-2195 www.grantcounty.org/ci/bagley

(608) 739-3182 www.muscoda.com

Bloomington Village Clerk

Nelson Dewey State Park

(608) 994-3851 www.grantcounty.org/ci/bloomington

Blue River Village Clerk County’s Enjoy Grant Courses Golf Potosi Brewery 209 S. Main St., Potosi, WI 53820 (608) 763-4002 www.potosibrewery.com Restored brewery, now includes the Great River Road Interpretive Center, Potosi Brewing Company Transportation Museum, Gift Shop, Potosi Brewing Co. Restaurant and Brew Pub and the National Brewerianna Association (ABA) Museum. Potosi Point Hwy. 133, Potosi, WI 53820 Boat ramp. Experience the Mississippi without a boat. National wildlife refuge visited by 270 species of birds. New viewing platform gives you the feeling of being out on the Mississippi River, without being in a boat. Veterans Memorial At the Potosi Area Fire and Rescue Building Grounds, 210 N. Main St., Potosi, WI 53820 Dedicated in 2005, this is a lasting memorial to all Potosi area veterans who served in the Armed Forces.

Sinsinawa

Sinsinawa Mound and Retreat Center Cty. Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824 (608) 748-4411 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, and a Center where groups and individuals come for meetings, retreats, concerts and programs. Two exhibits include “Tracing a Journey,” the story of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, and “Telling Our Story,” early days at the Mound and of the Sisters, open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery is open Mon.-Sat. from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays January-March) featuring baked goods, unique gifts, books, home décor items and more. (608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

(608) 537-2758 www.grantcounty.org/ci/blueriver

Boscobel Chamber of Commerce

(608) 725-5374 www.cassville.org/nelsondewey.html

Patch Grove Village Clerk (608) 994-2200 www.grantcounty.org/ci/patchgrove

(608) 375-2672 or 1-866-375-2672 www.boscobelwisconsin.com

Cassville Tourism (608) 725-5855 www.cassville.org

Cuba City City Hall (608) 744-2152 www.grantcounty.org/ci/cubacity

Dickeyville Village Clerk (608) 568-3333 www.dickeyville.com

Fennimore Chamber of Commerce (608) 822-3599 or 1-800-822-1131 www.fennimore.com

Platteville Chamber of Commerce (608) 348-8888 www.platteville.com or

Potosi Village Clerk (608) 763-2261 www.grantcounty.org/ci/potositennyson

Stonefield Historic Site

Grant County Economic Development Corporation

(608) 725-5210 www.stonefieldhistoricsite.org

(608) 822-3501 www.grantcounty.org

University of WI Extension, Grant County

Hazel Green Village Clerk (608) 854-2953 www.villageofhazelgreen.org

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce (608) 723-2820 www.lancasterwisconsin.com

Livingston Village Clerk

(608) 723-2125 www.grantcounty.org

WI Department of Natural Resources (608) 935-3368 www.dnr.wi.gov

WI Genealogy Links (608) 943-6800 www.grantcounty.org/ci/livingston http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/wisconsin/ Lower WI State Riverway Board

Woodman Village Clerk

1-800-221-3792 http://lwr.state.wi.us

(608) 533-3441 www.grantcounty.org/ci/woodman

Montfort Village Clerk

Wyalusing State Park

(608) 943-6917 www.grantcounty.org/ci/montfort

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FENNIMORE MEMORIAL PARK located at Lincoln Avenue and 8th Street was the site of a ground breaking ceremony in September 2011. The new memorial will consist of a polished China black granite title stone honoring Fennimore area servicemen and women. Ten additional stones will have names of servicemen and women etched in appropriate stones designating each war honoring who served within each timeframe. Landscaping and foundations for the memorial are in place. The title stone is ordered and will be installed in 2012. Granite benches, flag poles and flower beds will offer a peaceful vita for local residents and travelers passing through Fennimore. Members of the American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion continue fundraising to cover the cost of the memorial. Donations may be made at Fennimore American Bank or by calling (608) 822-3983.

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VETERANS HONOR ROLL MEMORIAL located in downtown City Park, Platteville, WI was dedicated on 11-1111. This beautiful memorial will be completed in the spring of 2012. A formal ribbon cutting will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. There are a series of eight 7' high statues representing wars from the Revolutionary, Civil War, WWI, WWII, 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..

VETERANS V VE TERA RANS M MEMORIAL EM at the Potosi Area Fire and Rescue Building Grounds, 210 N. Main St., Potosi, WI 53820. 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, in Potosi. www.grantcountytourism.com


Whetherr you enjoy a simple ride along one of Grant County’s many streams and rivers or rushing through tree trees and creeks riding a mountain bike, southwest Wisconsin’s Grant County is a biker’s paradise!

Events Potosi Brewery Bike Tour. For 2012 this road bike event falls on September 24. The Potosi Brewery is the start/stop location for this ride. All proceeds go to benefit the Brewery and its museums. The tour offers lengths of approximately 20, 40, 65 and 100 miles. Visit www.potosibrewery.com. Blockhouse Roll. This mountain bike event typically falls on the last weekend of September/first weekend of October. The event is run by the Chain Reaction Bicycling Club and takes place at the Mark and Denee Hirsch farm south of Platteville. Visit www.chainreactioncycling.org

are approximately 11 miles of single-track trails. Each lap has over 1,000 vertical feet of climbing and 2 stream crossings. You must be a member of the Chain Reaction Bike Club or you can purchase a oneday membership ($5.00) to ride. Membership forms are available at Momentum Bikes, 2076 Airport Rd., south of Platteville off of Cty. Rd. D. The Chain Reaction Bike Club also hosts a mountain bike race in early October.

Road Bike Rides

There are many road bike group rides in Grant County. Monday and Thursday nights you can ride from Lancaster. Contact randy@ tricorinsurance.com for information or (608) 723-6441. Saturday mornMountain Bike Rides There are primarily 2 locations for true off-road, single track moun- ings you can ride the “Coffee Ride� in Platteville from April through tain biking in Grant County. One is the Fritz Farm or “50 Acre Wood� October. This is a slower paced, casual ride. Contact tim@momentum and the other is the Hirsch Farm or simply “The Farm.� The Fritz Farm bikes.com or (608) 348-6888. is open to ride any time. The owners are Bruce and Sue Fritz, bfritz@triThe Rountree Branch Trail corinsurance.com or (608) 778-3344. Located off of Cty. B on Red Dog This trail winds from the UW-Platteville along the Rountree Branch Rd. by the Platte River. The entrance is a red gate located approximately of the Little Platte River for 1.3 miles. You’ll find woodland gardens, 1.5 miles up Red Dog Rd. on the left hand side. Look for a chain ring rocky tree-covered bluffs and conveniently located dining and lodging zip tied to the gate. Each year the UW-Platteville cycling team hosts a along the trail. Parking is available. (608) 348-8888. mountain bike time trial race in the spring. Check CRBC’s website for Local Club Information race information. Chain Reaction Bicycle Club is an extremely active bike club with The Hirsch Farm is Grant County’s mountain biking Mecca. The members from Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. CRBC’s website is www. owners are Mark and Denee Hirsch, (608) 348-5599. On Tuesday chainreactioncycling.org. You can check here for local rides, contact nights from 5:30 until dark, mountain bikes get together to ride. There information and detailed maps of bike routes in the Tri-State area.

The Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the commercial interests of the Lancaster, Wisconsin area and to promote the community it serves.

Lancaster Events May 4 & 5 City Wide Garage Sale July 13 Big Wheels July 19 Night On The Square July 27 Deals & Steals Day October 6 Harvest Festival Parade November 17 Opening Retailers Weekend Sale Sat., December 1 Hometown Heartfelt Holiday Sat., December 8 Santa at the Courthouse

206 S. Madison Street, P.O. Box 292, Lancaster, WI phone: (608) 723-2820 fax: (608) 723-7409 CHAMBER LANCASTERWISCONSINCOMsWWWLANCASTERWISCONSINCOM (608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

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Welcome Center

Wisconsin Begins Here!

NOTE: SOME SMALL PRIVATE PARCELS OF LAND MIGHT BE SHOWN AS PUBLIC. Every effort has been made to make this map as accurate as possible; however, land boundaries and features on this map may change. The cartographer, publisher and all others who provided information for this map assume no liability, whatsoever, for any use to which this map may be put.

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Grant G ran antt County C unty Co ty offers offf ff wonderful ffer wondder wo erffull opportunities port po r niit itie to iti t canoe, kayak kaayakk or tube kaya tubb onn one off its it scenic ennic waterways. wat at wa Rich Richh with itth history, ith histtor hi ory abundant bund bu ndant d t in in wildlife ildl il dlif dl ife andd serene, the rivers of Grant County await with adventure for the whole family. Along the mighty Mississippi or the somewhat tricky Wisconsin, there are frequent islands or other places for the canoer to stop and camp. The Grant, Little Platte, Big Platte and Wisconsin abound with bends and rapids to challenge the canoer or kayaker. The rapids in the two smaller rivers are all Class 1 and are suitable for beginners and family groups. 100’s of miles of streams and nature. The Grant River empties into the mighty Mississippi River, up river from Potosi.

Easy Access To Our Most Popular Resources Wisconsin and Mississippi River — Boat Landings and Recreational Areas Mississippi River Banfield Bridge: Indian Creek Rd., off Hwy. 61, DICKEYVILLE. Glen Haven: Also known as the Chase Creek on the west end of town, across the railroad tracks, GLEN HAVEN. Grant River Recreation Area: Left off Hwy. 133 on River Lane Rd. 2 miles, POTOSI. McCartney: Off Hwy. 133 between CASSVILLE and POTOSI at the west end of Cty. N. O’Leary’s Lake: Eagle Point Rd., off Hwy. 61, KIELER. Potosi Point: Off Hwy. 133 at the south end of POTOSI. Riverside Park Boat Landing: Off Hwy. 133 on to Crawford St., CASSVILLE. Wyalusing: Off Cty. X in the town of WYALUSING. Wisconsin River Blue River: Cty. T at the Wisconsin River Bridge north of BLUE RIVER. DNR/Muscoda Access: Turn West on River Rd. at the South end of Hwy. 80 Bridge, 3 blocks, MUSCODA. Floyd Von Haden Recreation Area: Cty. 61 at the Wisconsin River Bridge north of BOSCOBEL. Millville: Off Cty. C, west of MILLVILLE. Victora Riverside Park: Turn East on River Rd. at the South end of Hwy. 80 Bridge, 2 blocks, MUSCODA. Woodman: Off Hwy. 133, 21⁄2 miles west of WOODMAN. For more detailed information on public boat landings and recreation areas within Grant County, please check out the Department of Natural Resources website at www.dnr.state.wi.us

RENTALS/OUTFITTERS: Bullseye Sports (608) 348-5656 — 45 W. Main St., Platteville Eagles Roost Resort (608) 725-5553 — 1034 Jack Oak Rd., Cassville Grant River Canoe Rental (608) 794-2342 — 7961 W. Cty. U, Beetown Grant River Tubin’ Co. 608-763-4021 — Potosi,WI — www.grantriver.com River Of Lakes 132A Packer Dr., Bagley — www.riveroflakes.com River View Hills Canoe Rental (608) 739-3472 — 24678 Hwy. 60, Muscoda Schleicher’s Landing (608) 725-5216 — 7110 Closing Dam Rd., Cassville Wisconsin River Outings (866) 41-CANOE — 715 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel www.86641canoe.com Wyalusing State Park Concession (608) 996-2333 — 13081 State Park Ln., Bagley

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Fishing and Rec Areas Nothing tastes better than fresh caught fish that you’ve pulled from the river yourself. Especially when it’s caught in the natural beauty that is Grant County. The Lower Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers form 110 miles of river frontage on the northern and western boundaries of Grant County. Some of the Midwest’s premier fishing spots are found in Grant County. The combination of steep cliffs, rolling hills and valleys with numerous streams and rivers flowing through the county’s heartland make this one of the Midwest’s richest wildlife opportunities. The Mississippi River is known for its excellent pan fish, large & smallmouth bass, walleye, northern, sauger and all species of catfish. This major American waterway has provided travelers with reliable transportation and settlers livelihood for many generations. On the ever-changing Wisconsin River, anglers vie for northern, blue gills, smallmouth bass, catfish, walleye, sturgeon and sauger. Some of Midwest’s premier fishing spots are found in Grant County. Whether your preference is viewing, hunting or fishing, the rugged terrain provides ample cover to witness the beauty of Grant County wildlife.

DESIGNATED DNR GRANT COUNTY TROUT STREAMS The trout streams located in central and northern Grant County offer some of the finest fishing in the Midwest. Many of the trout streams have fishing easements, that provide easy access to lunker rainbow, brook and brown trout. Many of the streams in this area are catch and release. No matter what you’re fishing for, Grant County provides you the opportunity to fill your creel or livewell and create lasting memories.

SMALLMOUTH BASS STREAMS Big Platte River Cty. E, Livingston to Mississippi Grant River Hwy. 35/81 to Mississippi River

Big Green River St. Hwy. 133 upstream to Cty. T, Fennimore

Little Platte River Platteville to Mississippi River

Big Spring River Upstream from Pine Tree Rd., Muscoda Borah Creek Upstream and downstream from Bluff Rd., Lancaster Castle Rock Creek and Spring Church Rd. downstream to first Cty. Q Bridge, Castle Rock

Rattlesnake Creek Hwy. 133 to Grant River Exact hunting season dates and regulations can be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at (608) 935-3368 or visit

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Castle Rock Creek Upstream from Witek Rd., Castle Rock

A Trout Stamp and Fishing License are required to fish in the State of Wisconsin.

Crooked Creek Upstream from St. Hwy. 133, Boscobel Doc Smith Branch Downstream from Everson, Fennimore Klondykes Off Hwy. 61 to Cty. K Travel 21⁄2 miles north on Cty. K, Lancaster Legget and Newell Creeks Southwest of Fennimore Little Grant River Cty. A upstream to Minor Rd., Bloomington Little Platte River Upstream from St. Hwy. 80, Arthur (608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

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Upper Mi M Mississippi ssissippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge Potosi Point Potosi, WI (608) 763-2261 New viewing platform gives you the feeling of being out on the Mississippi River, without being in a boat. You may view Herons, Egrets, Ducks, Pelicans, Tundra Swans, Yellow Headed Blackbirds and Bank Swallows. Wyalusing State Park Wyalusing Walnut Forest State Natural Area (608) 996-2261 Red-Shouldered Hawk, Kentucky and Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-Breasted Chat, Turkey Vultures and Whip-Poor-Wills.

Bird Watching Bagley Bottoms Boat Landing Bagley, WI (608) 935-3368 Yellow-crowned Nigh Herons, Pileated Woodpeckers and American Egrets. Cassville Bluffs Natural Area - Roe Unit Hwy. 133, Cassville, WI (608) 784-3606 www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org 244 acres of bluff lands, lowlands forest and prairies. Owned by the Mississippi Conservancy and Wisconsin DNR. Open to the public for hiking, wildlife observation, cross-country skiing and hunting. Cassville Burton Lake Access (608) 725-5855 Closing Dam Rd. Glen Haven, WI Grant River Recreation Area Potosi, WI (608) 763-2261 Eagles, Ducks including Teal, Wood Duck, Canvas Back, Widgeon, Mallard and Ruddy. Nelson Dewey State Park Dewey Heights Prairie State Natural Area Cassville, WI (608) 725-5374 or (608) 725-5855 Eagles (November through March), Carolina Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Cerulean Warbler, Vireos and other Songbirds.

Cross Country Skiing Over 7 miles of groomed trails are available at Wyalusing State Park at 13342 Cty. Hwy. CC, south of Prairie du Chien, WI. Toilets and water are available and a park sticker is required.

Golfing Grant County is fortunate to offer numerous golf courses. Courses are located in Kieler, Cuba City, Fennimore, Platteville, Lancaster and Boscobel. For more information contact the local chamber or community contact.

Hiking Trails Nelson Dewey State Park 12190 Cty. VV, Cassville, WI (608) 725-5374

Snowmobiling Grant County offers 370 miles of public funded trails which are maintained and groomed by the Grant County Snowmobile Association. GCSA consists of 12 clubs across the county. GCSA also prints the Grant County Snowmobile trail map. Maps are available at Grant County Chamber Offices and Grant County Extension Office in Lancaster, (608) 822-2125. Contact Lloyd Runde who serves as the Grant County Snowmobile Director at (608) 723-7492 or ldrunde@hotmail.com. Runde also sells trail passes. For trail conditions for snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing check online www.travelwisconsin.com/snow_ report.aspx

State Parks Wyalusing State Park Located just south of Prairie du Chien, WI at 13081 State Park Ln., Bagley, WI (608) 996-2261 Open year-round, 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., unless a registered camper. Check out the website provided by the Friends of Wyalusing State Park at www.wyalusing.org Nelson Dewey State Park Located one mile north of Cassville, WI, on Cty. VV (608) 725-5374 Open year-round, 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., unless a registered camper. For more information visit www.cassville.org/nelsondewey.html

Swimming Many of our communities enjoy the privilege of a municipal swimming pool. Check your area’s local chamber or community contact for the pool nearest you.

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Experience Rural Wisconsin Life In 1900 At Stonefield Historic Site Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin’s first governor farmed this land. He had high hopes for this pastoral stretch of land nestled between the Mississippi River and the spectacular limestone bluffs that tower above it. He called his beloved riverside agricultural estate Stonefield. While his farming enterprise faded into history, the name he gave it lives on at a historic site that pays homage to Dewey and the history of agriculture in Wisconsin. Return to Stonefield’s historic roots on a guided tour of Governor Nelson Dewey’s home site, offering a sweeping vista overlooking a re-created 1900 rural farming village beside the Mississippi River. Visit a 1900 farmstead and stroll quiet village streets lined with thirty historic shops and businesses. Explore the State Agricultural Museum, which tells the story of Wisconsin’s agriculture from before farm mechanization, through the rise and fall of wheat farming and the advent of the dairy industry, and into the 20th century. See Wisconsin’s largest collection of historic farm implements ranging from incredibly detailed miniature McCormick patent models to full-size tractors, reapers and threshing machines. The museum’s extensive exhibits include an Allis-Chalmers Model U tractor, the first rubber tire tractor produced, and the 1896 McCormick Auto-mower, the oldest existing tractor in North America. Step inside Governor Dewey’s historic 1870 stone barn and peruse the museum shop’s full line of books, note cards, candies, arts-and-crafts items and other souvenirs harking back to Wisconsin’s agricultural heyday. Stonefield is one of the newest Great River Road Interpretive Centers and features a new exhibit, “River Connections,’’ which tells the story of the site’s connections to the Mississippi River.

Grant River Recreation Area The Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area is a class A campground located two miles south of Potosi/Tennyson, WI, along the Mississippi River off Hwy. 133. Barges on the mighty Mississippi pass peacefully by with the silence interrupted by an occasional train. Open from mid-April until late October, the recreation area has 73 campsites-63 with electricity. Water, dump station, restrooms and showers are available. The Grant River Recreation Area also has such amenities as playgrounds, boat dock, fishing, covered shelters, picnic areas and interpretive programs periodically on weekends making it a popular family getaway.

Stonefield Historic Site is located one mile north of Cassville, WI on Cty. VV Open 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily, May 29-October 10. For more information, contact the Site office at (608) 725-5210 Or write us at: Stonefield Historic Site P.O. Box 125, Cassville, WI 53806-9999 www.stonefieldhistoricsite.org toll free: 1-866-944-7483 Quality Products, Outstanding Service...We’re Not Happy, ’Til You’re Happy!

Close to nearby attractions such as St. John’s Mine, Potosi Brewery, Potosi Museum, Passage Thru Time Museum in Potosi and Stonefield Village in Cassville. To make reservations call toll free 1-877-444-6777 or reserve online at www.reserveusa.com For more information on the Grant River Recreation Area call 1-800-645-0248 or visit www.recreation.gov

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This historic area has become the site of one of Wisconsin’s greatest archeological finds ever. The banks of the river revealed a large burial site. It belonged to the Woodland Indians who lived here 1000 years ago. Found at this site were copper instruments and jewelry. The Woodland Indians came to this region from the shores of Lake Michigan. Grant River Recreation area is connected to the site. The Corps of Engineers Park Rangers protect this area under Title 36 Federal Regulations. No digging or ground disturbance is allowed.

Over 200 Campers To See! Cabin Fever Weekend - February 3, 4 & 5 Open House - March 30 & 31 & April 1, 2012 PALOMINO – CHEROKEE – V-CROSS – SURVEYOR – TRACER – LACROSSE CRUSADER – SALEM – WILDCAT – SANDPIPER – CEDAR CREEK – XLR

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Belmont

Fennimore

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Belmont Brass & Brats

Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum & Gift Shoppe

American Family Insurance

Tue., June 14, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Belmont High School, Belmont, WI

1135 6th St., Fennimore, WI (608) 822-4100 www.fennimore.com/dolltoy

A day filled with music (nationally ranked Drum & Bugle Corp), kid’s rides, orchestra, concessions, prizes & more. Join us for the fun!

Boscobel

1051⁄2 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2754 www.jeremywhiteagency.com

Display of doll & toy collections from the 1800s to the present. Open 7 days a week, May-October, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fennimore Historic Society Railroad Museum 610 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI (608) 822-6144 www.fennimore.com/railmuseum

Boscobel Depot Heritage Museum Boscobel, WI (608) 375-2672 www.boscobelwisconsin.com Turn of the century railroad & early rural American walk-through museum. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri.

Platteville

Muskets & Memories

405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-3301

Sat. & Sun., August 4 & 5 Boscobel, WI www.musketsandmemories.net 20 year anniversary - annual Civil War era reenactment & GAR Heritage Encampment.

Cassville Stonefield Historic Site Cty. Rd. VV, Cassville, WI (608) 725-5210 Museum store of agricultural books & gift items.

Cuba City Cole Acres Golf Course & Supper Club 7617 Cty. Hwy. J, Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2476 www.coleacres.com

Mining Museum & Rollo Jamison Museum

Creative Customs

101 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-3535

Potosi, WI (608) 778-2383

Hair styles for the whole family, tanning & manicures.

Specializing in log homes, hardwood floors, decks, stairways, furniture & more for over 19 years. You imagine it, we do it!

122 N. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2111 www.cubacityfamilydental.com Complete family dentistry - general & cosmetic. See us at our new location...summer of 2012.

Storage units in a variety of sizes to accommodate your needs. Safe, well-lit & close to town.

Haudenshield Funeral Home

755 W. Main St., Platteville, WI (608) 342-1298 or 1-877-727-1CFA uwplatt.edu/arts/cfa/series

Sedgwick Realty 100 N. Main St., Potosi, WI (608) 763-2221 www.sedgwickrealty.com Serving your real estate needs for 30 years!

Tennyson-Potosi Community Bank 338 Hwy. 61 S., Potosi, WI (608) 763-3600 www.bentonbank.com Internet banking, ATMs & great personal hometown service.

Platteville

See our website for performances in 2012.

Cuba City, WI & Kieler, WI (608) 744-2400 www.haudenshieldfuneralhome.com

Potosi

Four generations serving the tri-state area since 1919.

Grant River Tubin’ Co.

Munyons Auto Service

P.O. Box 500 11 Means Dr., Platteville, WI (608) 348-2374 or 1-800-236-2537

302 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-8422

Delivered to your door, FREE every Tues. Call us for your advertising or printing needs.

Platteville Dental

Sinsinawa

Complete auto service. BP gas, Cooper tires. Serving SW Wisconsin since 1971.

Sinsinawa Mound Bakery

Rose Bud’s Day Care

585 Cty. Rd. Z, Sinsinawa, WI (608) 748-4411 www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter

405 E. Webster St., Cuba City, WI (608) 778-8168

(608) 763-4021 www.grantriver.com Fun for all ages/swimmers and non-swimmers. Reservations encouraged.

Includes historic buildings, an exquisite Golf course & supper club. chapel and a Center where for retreats, concerts and programs. Two exhibits include “Tracing a Journey,” the story of Father Dickeyville Grotto Samuel Mazzuchelli and “Telling Our Story,” Hwy. 35 N., Dickeyville, WI early days at the Mound, open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Sinsinawa Book & (608) 568-3119 A religious and patriotic shrine built around Gift Gallery is open Mon.-Sat. from 10:00 1925 by Father Mattias Wernerus, a Catholic a.m.-5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays Januarypriest. Open year-round. Call for group tour. March) featuring baked goods, unique gifts, books, home décor items and more.

Dickeyville

Platteville United Methodist Church

Providing a fun-loving, educational atmosphere for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Fennimore Citizen’s Bank-Fennimore 1275 10th St., Fennimore, WI (608) 822-3248 www.citizensbanking.com

Grant, Iowa, Lafayette Shopping News

1270 N. Water St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-2393 www.plattevilledental.com Office of Dr. Joseph Jacquinot. We are a full service family dental practice. Come visit our modern dental office & let our caring staff treat you to a high quality of care in a great atmosphere.

United Methodist Church 1065 Lancaster St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-9508 www.plattevilleumc.org

Any denomination is welcome! 8:30 a.m.-Traditional Service. Complete banking with personal attention & 9:45 a.m.-Sunday School for all ages. 11:00 a.m.-Contemporary Service. outstanding commercial capabilities.

Providing All Aspects of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry The Clear Alternative to Braces

You and your family are always welcome!

Platteville

8:30 a.m.—Traditional Service 9:45 a.m.—Sunday School for all ages 11:00 a.m.—Contemporary Service

Dental

Brenda Whitford 1065 Lancaster St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-9508 plattevilleumc.org (608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

Potosi

Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2801

UW-P Center for the Arts

Instructional fly fishing. Tributary spring stealhead. Seminars & programs. Custom fly tying. SW WI trout.

Banfield’s Beauty Bar

Droessler Mini-Storage

Tour the 1845 lead mine & ride the 1931 mine train. Also, self-guided galleries.

P.O. Box 43, Fennimore, WI (608) 822-3005

We strive to be the most trusted & service driven agency within the area we serve.

Cuba City Family Dental

Open 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day. Weekends only SeptemberOctober. Miniature train rides on weekends only. Memorabilia & photos.

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Dr. Joseph Jacquinot 1270 N. Water Street Platteville, WI

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Chicago’s Best

11008 Hwy. 133, Cassville, WI (608) 725-5514

95 N. Second St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-3373 www.chicagosbestuwp.com

Full menu available, soups & salad bar, steaks, prime rib, seafood, pasta & more!

Cuba City Cole Acres Golf Course & Supper Club 7617 Cty. Hwy. J, Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2476 www.coleacres.com Decorated in a golf course theme with daily specials & dinner served on Fri. & Sat. nights. Fish, chicken, steaks & ribs. Available for parties of any type.

Dead End Tap 109 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2708

Katina’s Kitchen 6 am-1 pm 205 W. Main Street

Open 6:00 a.m. Full service family restaurant offering daily specials, salad bar, Fri. fish & chicken buffet. Sat. & Sun. breakfast buffet.

Open 6 a.m.

375 E. Bus. Hwy. 151, Platteville, WI (608) 348-9993 www.culvers.com

Dairy Queen

Hwy. 80, Cuba City, WI (608) 744-8887

Corner Bus. Hwy. 151 and 80/81, Platteville, WI (608) 348-8560 Hot Eats, Cool Treats. Drive-thru, icecream cakes, salads, Grill Burgers, MooLattes, waffle bowls, chicken, Arctic Rush, Blizzards, sundaes, shakes & more.

119 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-3424 Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 7 days a week. Homemade goodness.

Dickeyville

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Nick’s Cafe

Dine-In - Carryout Free Deliveries - Full Service Bar Open Sunday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Pizza Hut

Noon lunches, homemade pizzas with a friendly atmosphere. Closed Sun.

(608) 348-3041

Culver’s

Elmo Club

Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2331

(608) 568-9965 katinaskitchen@yahoo.com Available for private parties

65 E. Bus. Hwy. 151, Platteville, WI (608) 348-3041

Restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Take-out is available. Open 7 days a week. Handicap accessible.

Hindu’s Corner Bar

Breakfast All Day Lunch at 11 am

Country Kitchen

Noon lunch & daily specials. Homemade soups & chili.

Celebrating 29 years in business. Live music each Fri. Open Wed.-Sun. at 5:00 p.m. with nightly specials. Prime Rib on Fri., Sat. & Sun.

Dickeyville, WI

Sandwiches, salads, Chicago style pizza, full service bar, dine-in, carryout & free delivery. Open Sun.-Thurs., 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

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Your hometown Pizza Hut. Pizza, pasta & salad bar & buffet, Mon.-Fri., 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Delivery, dine-in & carryout. Open 7 days a week.

Pizzeria Uno’s 155 W. Bus. Hwy. 151, Platteville, WI (608) 348-7808 Nightly specials, domestic beer & great pizza!

Katina’s Kitchen 205 W. Main St., Dickeyville, WI (608) 568-9965 Open 6:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. Breakfast all day with lunch starting at 11:00 a.m. Available for private parties.

Fennimore

Red N Deb’s Bar & Grill 60 E. Mineral St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-9149

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Daily lunch specials, taco Sun., big burgers, steak, fish & chicken sandwiches & a large selection of appetizers.

Potosi

The Silent Woman 1096 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI (608) 822-3782 www.thesilentwoman.com Restaurant, hotel, bar & lounge. Banquet rooms with seating for up to 250 people.

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Potosi Inn 102 N. Main St., Potosi, WI (608) 763-2269 Food, drink & lodging. Char-broiled steak & full menu. Premium spirits & beers. Nightly rentals available.

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Lunch Buffet Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Call 608.348.8888 For More Information Or Submit Photos Online At www.grantcountytourism.com (608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

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Fennimore F i Fenmore Hills Motel 5821 Hwy. 18 W., Fennimore, WI (608) 822-3281

Stay and Play

King size affordable rooms, in-room sauna and whirlpools. Golf, fishing & hunting.

Fenway House Hotel 1096 Lincoln Ave., Fennimore, WI (608) 822-3782 www.thesilentwoman.com Restaurant, hotel, bar & lounge. Banquet rooms with seating for up to 250 people.

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Green River Guest House 5814 Hwy. 18 W., Fennimore, WI (608) 988-4319 www.greenriverguesthouse.com Four room guest house set in a scenic, driftless area. Sleeps 1-4 people.

Platteville

Stay and Play in Platteville!

Country Inn & Suites 630 S. Water St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-7373 or 1-800-456-4000 Forty-nine room motel with free wireless high speed internet, continental “plus’’ breakfast, swimming pool, whirlpool, complimentary cookies, fruits & coffee 24 hours.

100 Hwy. 80-81, Platteville, WI (608) 348-8800 Deluxe suites, cable TV, movie channels, free continental breakfast, free wireless internet. Within walking distance to restaurants.

The Dorsey, LLC 130 N. Hickory St., Platteville, WI (608) 348-9229 www.thedorsey.com A quaint & cozy Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast taking you back in time to when life was less hectic. Step back in history to the Victorian age. Email: thedorsey@hotmail.com

Potosi Pine Point Lodge 219 S. Main St., Potosi, WI (608) 763-2158 Fully furnished secluded cabin rentals. Available year-round. Daily & weekend rates.

Potosi Inn 102 N. Main St., Potosi, WI (608) 763-2269 Nightly rentals available.

Please support these businesses that have made this publication possible. “I Love This Country’’

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Boscobel

Fennimore

Boscobel Chamber

Fennimore Chamber

Boscobel, WI (608) 375-2672 www.boscobelwisconsin.com

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

Come enjoy, relax & stay a little longer.

Cassville

630 S. Water St., Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 348-7373 or 1-800-596-2375

Cassville Tourism P.O. Box 576, Cassville, WI www.cassville.org

Something For Everyone.

Visit our Car Ferry, Stonefield Historic Site, Nelson Dewey State Park, the Great River Road and our breathtaking views. A real...treasure on the Mississippi.

Delivered To You Every Tuesday. FREE!

Cuba City Cuba City Chamber 108 N. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-1234 www.cubacity.org

For Results You Can Trust

Cuba City adopted the name “City of Presidents’’ in 1976. We offer a variety of businesses from award winning cheeses to antiques & gift stores. Enjoy our parks, golf course & restaurants. A great place to visit & to call home.

11 Means Drive - P.O. Box 500 Platteville, WI 53818-0500 Phone: (608) 348-2374 or 1-800-236-2537 Fax: (608) 348-3388 www.yourshoppingnews.com

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Take a closer look at all Fennimore has to offer! “The city on the move!’’

Lancaster Lancaster Chamber P.O. Box 292, 206 S. Madison St., Lancaster, WI (608) 723-2820 www.lancasterwisconsin.com Lancaster...“Where you belong.’’

Muscoda Muscoda Chamber Muscoda, WI (608) 739-4234 www.muscoda.com Relax & enjoy our beautiful hills & valleys. Annual morel mushroom festival is the weekend after Mother’s Day.

Potosi Potosi-Tennyson Chamber P.O. Box 11, Potosi, WI (608) 763-2539 or (608) 763-2261 www.potosiwisconsin.com Enjoy your visit & contact us for more information pertaining to Potosi.

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Casey’s General Store

Exit 26 off Hwy. 151, Belmont, WI 1-866-825-4858 or (608) 762-6957

1155 12th St., Fennimore, WI (608) 822-4757

Tent campers, truck campers, travel trailers, fifth wheels & toy haulers. Sales, service, parts & accessories. “We’re not happy, ’til you’re happy!’’

A convenience store & a whole lot more!

Cuba City Antiques Unlimited 104 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2102 Furniture. glass, linens, dishes, jewelry, pottery, vintage clothing, quilts, Christmas and post cards. Call for seasonal hours.

C & J’s General Store 117 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-8444 From gifts to hardware you’ll find it all. Areas largest selection of Valspar paint. Check out the doggy gourmet area.

Pine Ridge Fabric 5480 Pine Rd., Fennimore, WI (608) 822-3561 A wide selection of fabrics. Open Tues.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m.-noon; closed Sun. & Mon.

Fulton, IL Great River Road Antiques 23080 Waller Rd., Fulton, IL (815) 589-3355 Antique mall open daily year-round, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Flea market open weekends, April-October, 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Free admission. 50+ dealers.

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Cuba City Greenhouse

Banowetz Antiques

420 S. Washington St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2345 www.cubacitygreenhouse.com

123 McKinsey St., Maquoketa, IA (563) 652-2359

Complete floral & gift shop. Full service florist with fresh & silk flowers. Willow Tree collectibles. Seasonal perennials & annuals in our greenhouse.

Kwik Trip 212 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-3699 Gas, hot food, pizza, no-fee ATM, coffee, sandwiches & more! Open 24 hours.

The ultimate antiquing experience! 150+ dealers, 50,000 sq. ft. of quality antiques. Eastern Iowa’s best & largest!

Platteville Scott Implement 166 Mine Rd., off Hwy. 80, Platteville, WI (608) 348-6565 www.scottimplement.com

108 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (563) 599-5882

Featuring New Holland, Allis Chalmers, Massey Ferguson equipment. Simplicity lawn mowers, Stihl chainsaws & lawn trimming. Deal where the dealin’s done. Six miles south of Platteville on Hwy. 80.

Home decor, purses, wreaths, table runners, seasonal items, candles & more!

Potosi

Thompson’s IGA

Potosi Pine Point Station

Primitive Star

213 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2213 www.thompsonsiga.com

Boscobel Community Contacts: City Hall, (608) 375-5001 Chamber of Commerce, (608) 375-2672 Boscobel Developers, (608) 391-0647 City Web Site: www.chamber@boscobelwisconsin.com Boscobel Chamber: chamber@boscobelwisconsin.com Economic Development Coordinator: ray@saint.com or (608) 391-0647

100 S. Main St., Potosi, WI (608) 763-2238

Your hometown grocer, deli, bakery, liquor, flowers & more!

Gas, groceries, bait, frozen meats, beer & more!

Tin Lantern Antiques

Princess Potosa Gallery

118 Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-3634

196 S. Main St., Potosi, WI (608) 763-2669 www.princesspotosagallery.com

Antiques, old house salvage, collectibles, furniture and more. Call for seasonal hours.

Come enjoy, relax and stay a little longer

Boscobel (Municipal) Utilities “Public Powerful’’ 1006 Wisconsin Avenue, Boscobel, WI 53805 (608) 375-5002 mreynolds@wppisys.org

Featuring fine works by local artists.

River Inn Banquet Facility (608) 375-8000

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Sands Motel (608) 375-4167

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In 1976, Cuba City adopted the name of “City of Presidents.â€? Large shields showing the silhouettes of each president are displayed on the street light poles of Main Street. Our water tower is painted the colors of the national ag. In 2007, our schools won the Blue Ribbon School Award, awarded by the Department of Education, which is a ďŹ ve year award. Our Presidential Courtyard is a nice place to have a picnic. Dedicated to the history of Cuba City and the railroad which served it from 1874 to 1978. Our caboose displays our history and important events. Stop by our four parks equipped to accommodate almost any event. We offer award winning meat and cheese stores, 3 antique malls, 3 specialty oral and gift stores, 3 restaurants, 4 pubs, a golf course and swimming pool and area supper clubs. We are in the heart of the Tri-State area, within 30 minutes of the attractions of Galena, IL, Dubuque, IA and Platteville, WI.

The City of Presidents

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Rose Bud’s Day Care Child care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old

405 E. Webster St. Cuba City, WI Your Deer & Meat Processing Specialists! Over 100 Years of Fine Quality Meats! Visit our Retail Store North on Hwy. 80, Cuba City, WI

Antiques

Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wed. & Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (608) 774-2159

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Serving SW Wisconsin Since 1971

108 SOUTH MAIN ST., CUBA CITY, WI 563-599-5882 Wed. 4-8 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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May: Tri-State Daffodil Festival: Seven communities participating. Cuba City will feature our annual city wide garage sales. June 16-17: Dairy Days - Our annual 2 day event celebrating our community. Live music Saturday Night, Brews Brothers June 16-17: Tri-State Truck and Tractor Pull June: United Methodist Church Strawberry Social

August: St. Rose Annual Auction August: Cuba City Fireman’s Dance August: Cuba City Softball Tournament September: United Methodist Church Pasty Supper October: Annual Fire Department Breakfast October: Faith Lutheran Fall Supper October: Annual Cuba City Toy Show November: St. Rose Turkey Supper December: Home for the Holiday’s Annual Event

Please check our website for current information...

CUBA CITY

Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services

DENTISTRY

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Four Generations Serving The Tri-State Area Since 1919 (608) 744-2400 Richard D. and Jillian Krueger, Directors — www.haudenshieldfuneralhome.com

General & Cosmetic Dentistry For All Seasons

122 N. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2111 www.cubacityfamilydental.com Dr. Matt Andrews, DDS & Dr. Bob Schroeder, DDS

Cty. H East Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2801

Watch for our new location at S. Jackson Street in summer of 2012

Jeremy C. White American Family Securities, LLC 1051⁄2 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2745 jwhit2@amfam.com

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We strive to be the most trusted and service driven agency within the area we serve.

Cole Acres Golf & Supper Club 7617 Cty. Hwy. J, Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2476 www.coleacres.com Jay McQuade, manager

From Gifts To Hardware, You’ll Find It All At...

Banfield’s Beauty Bar

117 S. Main St., Cuba City, WI Carmen & Joe Wiezorek (608) 744-8444 Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. & Sat. 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hair Styling For

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(608) 744-8887

(608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

116 N. Main St., Cuba City, WI - (608) 744-3456

Open for Dinner Wednesday-Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & Sun. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Closed on Sun. January-April

Live Music on Fridays

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608.822.3005

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What’s Happening in May 1 –October 30: Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum open 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., 7 days a week. 608.822.4100. May 18 and 19: Fennimore Citywide Garage & Sidewalk Sales. Friday 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m.-Noon. 608.822.3599. May 26: Fennimore Railroad Historical Museum Opens Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Train rides weekends only. 608.822.6144. May 28: Memorial Day Service. Parade at 9:00 a.m., program following at Fennimore Memorial Building. 608.822.3599. June 1 and 2: Fun Fest Community Festival near Fennimore ball diamonds. 608.822.4700. June 9: Annual Firemen’s Steak Feed at Fire Station at 5:00 p.m. Door prizes throughout the evening. 1.800.822.1131. June 20: Ice Cream Social in Marsden Park with rain location at St. Peter Lutheran Church. 608.822.4100.

June 30: Home and Garden Tour from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Held rain or shine. 608.822.6643. July 10: Chicken BBQ and Community Awards at Memorial Park, 4:30-7:00 p.m. Awards at 6:30 p.m. 1.800.822.1131. July 28: Tractor and Equipment Ride. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Vogel’s building. Travel to Cheers II in Preston. Back to Fennimore at 2:00 p.m. 608.778.7910. August 8: Chamber of Commerce Fashion Show and Business Showcase, 860 Lincoln Avenue. 608.822.3599. August 24-25: Community Fair at Fennimore High School. Friday dog show at 5:00 p.m. Saturday fair 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 608.822.3245. September 4: Fennimore Railroad Museum begins fall hours, 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m., weekends only SeptemberOctober 30. 608.822.6144. September 30: Heritage Day at Fennimore Railroad Museum 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 608.822.3446.

September 30: Brats and Pedal Tractor Pull at Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 608.822.7920. September 30: FFA Pancake Breakfast, 7:00 a.m.-Noon at Legion Annex. 608.822.3245. September 30: Farm Toy Show and Sale, 9:00 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fennimore Memorial Building. 608.822.7806. October 13: Doll Tea Party at Doll & Toy Museum. 608.822.3466. October 6: Fireman’s Dance at Fire Station 5:00 p.m. November 24: Craft Show, Memorial Building and Elementary School Gym, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 608.822.6497. November 25-December 4: Christmas Tree Walk at Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum. 608.822.4100. November 25: Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa at 6:00 p.m. Tree lighting/recognition, 6:30 p.m. at Dwight Parker Library. Program to follow at Fennimore Memorial building.

Fennimore Railroad Museum

A Scenic Country Setting In Affordable Luxury!

Open Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day Weekends Only Sept-Oct. Donations Appreciated Miniature Train Rides on Weekends Only $1.00

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Fenmore Hills Motel

1675 Lincoln Avenue Fennimore, WI 1.888.499.3778 carrvalleycheese.com

(608) 348-8888 or 1-800-822-1131

Green River Guest House, LLC 4 Room Guest House www.greenriverguesthouse.com

5821 Hwy. 18 West Fennimore, WI 53809 (608) 822-3281

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CITIZENSBANKING.COM 608.822.3248

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Museum 1135 6th Street, Fennimore, WI

(608) 822-3561

Open Daily May-October, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Adults, $3.00; Students, $1.50 and Children under 5, Free

(2 miles west of Fennimore on Hwy. 18, left on Pine Rd., ďŹ rst farm on right)

Group Tours Available Air Conditioned/Handicap Accessible/Parking

Tues.- Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-Noon; Closed Sun. & Mon.

dolltoy@fennimore.com 608.822.4100 www.dollandtoymuseum.com

5480 Pine Rd., Fennimore

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Take A Closer Look At All Fennimore Has To Offer!

Fennimore Historical Railroad Society Museum

Welcome to Fennimore, Wisconsin - scenic beauty, history, nature, fun and relaxation await you. Fennimore is strategically located at the crossroads of Hwy. 61 and 18 in southwest Wisconsin. Missed by the glaciers that defined the Midwest thousands of years ago, the Fennimore area presents a striking contrast to the rest of the state. The countryside is surrounded by hills and valleys in what is often referred to as the driftless region. These wooded ridges and farmland valleys delight outdoor enthusiasts. The Fennimore area boasts more than 100 miles of world-class trout streams along with an outstanding habitat for deer and small game. Other recreational opportunities include a nearby golf course, community walking trails, parks and outdoor municipal swimming pool or just relax with a leisurely drive meandering through rustic roads. Visit Fennimore’s two museums, shop a variety of businesses and enjoy the hospitality of our local restaurants, taverns, pubs and fast food establishments. A wide range of lodging options include motels, hotel, cabin and guest house. Remember the time when friends and neighbors took time to say hello and share a smile? If that is what you are looking for, we’d like to share it with you. We invite you to visit Fennimore for a day or stay for a lifetime.

Southwest Technical College

www.fennimore.com

Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

Travel • Relocation • Business Information Call 1-800-822-1131 or visit www.fennimore.com Fennimore Chamber and Fennimore Industrial and Economic Development Corp. Offices 850 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 53809

“The City On The Move!’’ Southwest Technical College (SWTC) is a comprehensive technical college which offers excellent educational opportunities, a broad array of support services and a student-friendly atmosphere. SWTC’s classrooms, shops and labs are equipped with the latest technology and skills to prepare students to succeed for current and future careers. Visit www.swtc.edu. SWTC’s campus is located adjacent to Fennimore Industrial Park. Fennimore Industrial and Economic Development Corporation members work closely with SWTC to assist business and industry with customized training to meet their individual business needs. Dragonfly Photo - Barb Durtche


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University of Wisconsin Platteville Shopping on Historic Main Street UW-P Center for the Arts Family Aquatic Center Rollo Jamison Museum Camping - Lodging www.platteville.com World’s Largest “M’’ Fine Arts - Theatres Rountree Gallery Biking - Golfing Mining Museum Hiking - Fishing Katie’s Garden Parks - Dining Stone Cottage

Hwy. 151, Exit 18 Platteville, WI

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra 2/3/2012

Soweto Gospel Choir 3/13/2012

The Water Coolers 2/13/2012

Vieux Farka Touré & Idan Raichel Quartet 4/17/2012

The Hunt Family 2/29/2012

Ricky Nelson Remembered 5/1/2012

uwplatt.edu/arts/cfa/series | 877.727.1CFA | 608.342.1298 | 755 W Main St

Official 2012 Grant County Wisconsin Travel Planner  

This is the official publication of the Grant County Wisconsin Tourism Council.

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