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Local Care National Recognition SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Baraboo is a leader in rural health care in south central Wisconsin, and is once again among the best in the nation for providing consistent, outstanding patient care. • National Top 100 SafeCare Hospitals THREETIME WINNER • Women’s Choice Award – America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care THREE-TIME WINNER • American Heart Association Gold Plus QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TWO-TIME WINNER

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Executive Director director@baraboochamber.com

Kelsey McDermott

Digital Marketing and Member Relations Coordinator memberrelations@ baraboochamber.com

Sandy Gavin

Office and Operations Coordinator events@baraboochamber.com


Towns & Associates, Inc. 126 Water Street Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-8757 info@townsandassociates.com townsandassociates.com

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Krystle Naab



Sales Coordinator Jacklyn Ewerdt

Senior Copy Editor Kyle Jacobson

Additional Staff Sandy Carlson, Lori Czajka, Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher, Barbara Wilson


Mike Johnsen—Edited by Bill Johnsen. Compliments of Johnsen Insurance.

Additional Photographs The Aldo Leopold Foundation, Yenti Eilertson, Mike Heath, Bill Johnsen, E.G. Mayne, Ochsner Park and Zoo, Matt Pasteris, Steph Shanks, Skillet Creek Media, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Travel Wisconsin, Barbara Wilson

BARABOO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTER 600 W Chestnut St • PO Box 442 Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-8333 • 800-Baraboo (227-2266) baraboo.com

HOURS: Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Extended hours seasonally, please inquire. Vestibule open during business hours.

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Welcome to the 2018 edition of explore BARABOO! Whether visiting for the first time or making the Baraboo area your new home, the purpose of this publication is to welcome, educate and highlight our exciting and breathtaking community! Baraboo is located in the “Driftless Region” of the Upper Midwest. Our location, in this amazing geographical phenomenon, coupled with our proximity to larger metropolitan areas gives us a wealth of opportunities to offer you. From our natural gifts to the people who call it home, Baraboo will not disappoint. Founded in the early 19th century, Baraboo is said to be tied to an 18th Century French Canadian fur trader named Francois Barbeau. In 1846 Baraboo became the Sauk County seat, and a few years later became home to the Ringling family, whose brothers grew up and formed the Ringling Bros. Circus. The Ringling family chose to use Baraboo as their winter headquarters for a number of years, and with this rich history, Baraboo later became the home to Circus World. In addition, Baraboo is the home of the International Clown Hall of Fame, the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the International Crane Foundation. If being outdoors is your scene, Baraboo has you (un)covered! Located next to Wisconsin’s most popular state park – Devil’s Lake – and a few short minutes from Mirror Lake State Park, you can take advantage of these immaculately maintained and respected gems of our community. Or you may choose to take a trip down the Baraboo River, once the backbone of industry, now one of the longest stretches of open river in the county. In addition to outdoor pursuits, Baraboo hosts many fairs, festivals, concerts, performances and art tours, bringing fun and frivolity to the community throughout the year. You will see a glimpse of our annual events in this publication under “Calendar of Events,” and for a full dynamic schedule of events visit baraboo.com. Treasuring the past and looking to the future is clearly evident with our vibrant and engaged schools, a local University of Wisconsin Colleges campus and healthy and diverse array of industries and businesses. All in all, Baraboo is a great place to visit or make your new home! We hope that you will find the 2018 explore BARABOO! a useful tool to start your exploration of Baraboo.


Bobbie Boettcher Executive Director Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce

Photograph by Barbara Wilson

We love our community and know you will too.

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There are dozens of theories as to how the Baraboo River was named, but the earliest known reference is that a French Canadian fur trader operated a winter trading post at its mouth in the mid-18th century. The complete story of this fur trader can be found in the book A Man Called Baraboo, by local author M. Richard Tully. In the 19th century, Baraboo became the headquarters of several circuses, including the Ringling Bros. Circus, and thus became known as Circus City. Baraboo is home to Circus World, the former headquarters and winter home of the Ringling Bros. Circus and now the largest facility preserving circus artifacts and ephemera in the United States. The Al. Ringling Theatre, an active landmark in the city, opened its doors in November 1915 and has been operating continuously ever since. Several Ringling homes still exist, including the Al. Ringling Mansion, located downtown.

The Al. Ringling Theatre, an active landmark in the city, opened its doors in November 1915. 6 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

Beautiful sunset captured at Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin’s largest state park.

Photograph by Yenti Eilertson

The nearby Baraboo Hills are designated one of the “Last Great Places” by the Nature Conservancy because of unique rocks, plants and animals. Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin’s largest state park, contains large areas of the Baraboo Hills. The hills near Baraboo were created by glacial action. Just a short drive outside of Baraboo will lead to several picturesque communities, which add much to the Baraboo area. North Freedom, located just eight miles west of Baraboo, is home to the MidContinent Railway Museum, a unique attraction to the area featuring rides on restored operating steam engines and an extensive museum. Driving a little farther west, between Baraboo and Reedsburg, brings travelers to the Village of Rock Springs. The Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue and Education Center provides a safe place and comfortable home for abused, neglected and unwanted big cats and educates visitors about these extraordinary animals. During the summer months in Rock Springs, Friday evenings bring visitors from far and wide for music, food and classic cars at weekly fundraisers for the Big Cat Rescue Center.

Photograph by Skillet Creek Media

Merrimac features the free Merrimac Ferry, a functional regional crossing and a tourist attraction. It is the state’s only free ferry, as well as the only ferry left on the state trunk highway network. The ferry is close to the head of Lake Wisconsin as well as regional recreation areas, including Devil’s Lake and Wisconsin Dells. explore BARABOO 2018 ! 7



April 14, 2018 Join over 2,000 volunteers spanning the Upper Midwest for the 2018 Annual Midwest Crane Count as we monitor the return of sandhill and whooping cranes to their northern breeding grounds. 608-356-9462 • cranecount.org TITANIC DINNER

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April 14, 2018 Visit the Al. Ringling Mansion for a oneof-a-kind, first-class experience as you dine on the White Star Line “Queen of the Ocean” Titanic. The evening includes multicourse dinner, live quartet, artifacts and props from the Titanic, interactive actors and more! For more information, call 608-448-7455. INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION SEASON OPENING

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April 16, 2018 ICF opens for the season daily from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Learn about the cranes and ICF’s global conservation programs on a guided tour with a naturalist. Enjoy exploring our nature trails, visit our unique gift shop and discover our interactive exhibits. 608-356-9462 • savingcranes.org DOWNTOWN BARABOO SPRING WINE WALK

May 4, 2018 Join Downtown Baraboo merchants for a wine tasting tour along with delicious food, entertainment, in-store promotions and a leisurely stroll around

Enjoy wine tasting, food and fun with your friends downtown at the Wine Walk. Photograph by Steph Shanks

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downtown with your friends! Tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. one month prior to the event date at Bekah Kate’s. downtownbaraboo.com 20TH ANNUAL SPRING SWAP MEET & AUCTION

May 4–6, 2018 Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club, gas engines, tractors, farm primitives, collectibles, tools, cars, trucks, parts and more. Auction (absolute/no reserves) Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Food available on grounds. Free admission and free parking. badgersteamandgas.com SPRING FAIR ON THE SQUARE

May 12, 2018 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Rain or shine. Admission is free. Over 150 artists and crafters, “Eat Street” food court, farmers’ market, kids’ entertainment and bounce houses and live music and performances. Check website for more information about the fair or becoming a vendor. downtownbaraboo.com MOTHER’S DAY AT INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION


May 12-13, 2018 Mom gets in FREE on Mother’s Day. Treat your mom to a relaxing day in nature with guided tours and nature hikes. Visit savingcranes.org or call 608-356-9462 to learn more about our on-site and online opportunities throughout the year. MOTHER’S DAY AT MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM

May 13, 2018 Show your mom how special she is with a first-class experience at Mid-Continent Railway Museum. In addition to our regularly scheduled coach trains, brunch trains are offered. 800-930-1385 • mid-continent.org Departures at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required.

April 1st - Oct 31st Open daily 11AM-4PM Guided tours every hour on the hour. Off season by appointment only.

Admission: $20 Children: $5

623 Broadway Street Baraboo, WI 53913

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Photograph by Bill Johnsen

The big top tent celebrates 60 years this summer at Circus World, with “Doo-Wop Big Top” a live 1950s inspired show.


May 18-20, 2018 You’ll be Rockin’ and Rollin’ this summer with the “Doo-Wop Big Top”– Circus World’s live 1950s-inspired circus show. See elephants, unicycles, pigs, juggling, dogs, tigers, trapeze, clowns and magic under a real big top tent. But there’s more... • Wild and Wondrous “Nothing but Nonsense” vaudeville-styled Comedy Show • “Shake, Rattle, & Roll” music show • Kids’ World Circus • Exhilarating New Exhibits • Wagon Restoration Projects We bring the colorful world of the circus alive for children of all ages! Experience the world’s largest collection of breathtaking circus parade wagons... the real deal. Rolling back the clock 10 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

to the rockin’ 1950s, when Circus World first opened to the public. It’s an awesome value Daddy-o, and you can only see it in Baraboo! FLYWAYS WATERFOWL EXPERIENCE SEASON OPENING

May 19, 2018 Experience the world of wild waterfowl when you visit this modern and unique birding museum. Try your skill in the Laser Arcade and challenge your friends to see who can score the highest in the large screen Mallard Mania, skeet and marksmanship training games. Find that extra special gift for the birding enthusiast in the Flyways Gallery gift shop. Open seasonally mid-May through mid-December. Call for information. Visit duckmuseum.com or call 608-225-7732 for more information.


May 26, 2018 Free admission for all veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families. Arrive at 9:00 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. program honoring all branches of the military. Patrioticthemed circus wagons, military and veteran guest speakers, vocalists and more for this half-hour program. Help us honor these brave men, women and families while spending a fun-filled day at Circus World. PUBLIC ALDO LEOPOLD SHACK AND FARM TOURS

Beginning May 26, 2018 Guided public tours of the Leopold Shack and Farm, the Leopold Center’s most popular tour offering, are given on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through October. Tours last approximately two hours and are led by knowledgeable guides. SOUTHERN WISCONSIN ATHS TRUCK EXPO & SHOW

June 1–2, 2018 Annual Truck Expo & Show hosted by the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society at the Sauk County Fairgrounds. All trucks welcome: old, new, working and show trucks! Free parking, free admission and no entry fee. Concessions and camping available on grounds. For more information, call Tim Blum at 608-963-8849 or John Pate at 608-963-0874. 39TH ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ & SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

June 1–3, 2018 Event is held at the North Freedom Village Park. Softball games, 5K run/walk, music and refreshments throughout the weekend. Proceeds are used for the purchase and upkeep of equipment. villageofnorthfreedom.com explore BARABOO 2018 ! 11

Photograph by Bill Johnsen

The Riverwalk runs through Lower Ochsner Park with a footbridge across the river to Attridge Park.

June 2, 2018 At the Sauk County Fairgrounds. Start time is 4:00 p.m. Proceeds raised will be used to continue restoration and improvements of the historic grandstand at the fairgrounds. saukcountyfair.com CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION AT DURWARD’S GLEN

June 3, 2018 This is the 105th year that the feast of Corpus Christi has been celebrated at Durward’s Glen. The Eucharistic procession will start at the hilltop and include Knights of Columbus in full dress, flower girls, candles, incense, local musicians, flags, the crucifix and the Blessed Sacrament carried under the decorative canopy. A picnic style lunch will be served afterward (freewill offering). 12 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com


June 3, 2018 35th annual Zoo Crew Day at Ochsner Park and Zoo. Annual fundraiser for the Zoo with food and refreshments, children’s games and activities, live music, arts/crafts fair, animal demonstrations and more! Come out and support our local zoo with a fun-filled day of food and activities. cityofbaraboo.com Photograph provided by Ochsner Park and Zoo



June 10, 2018 The annual event features over 30 exceptional chefs, vintners and brewmasters from the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries and bakeries in the Madison, Baraboo, Prairie du Sac and Lake Delton/ Wisconsin Dells area. Over 600 friends come together to sample creative culinary creations and down delicious drinks. Submit your bid on spectacular silent auctions of fine art, jewelry, electronics, delightful framed prints from Circus World’s photo collection, spa packages and more. Live jazz, chef awards, a free martini bar and the best of the big top circus performance round out a festive evening of friends, food and fun to celebrate and benefit Wisconsin’s national treasure—Circus World. circusworldbaraboo.org


June 12, 2018 This is a great opportunity for you to entertain clients or potential clients, or for you and your staff to enjoy an afternoon of golf with fellow Chamber members and community members and end with a nice evening of delicious food and other activities. Location and details to be announced. baraboo.com ARTJUNE

June 16, 2018 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The ArtJune arts festival (formerly the Summer Art Classic held in August) will showcase fine art sculptures, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber art and more on the park-like Sauk County courthouse square in Baraboo. Rain or shine, explore original creative work available for purchase in this lovely setting. As in the past, the festival includes musical entertainment, poetry and food.

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June 16–17, 2018 Free laser games for all dads and family members! Bring dad to Flyways Waterfowl Experience and treat him to a fun activity that he’ll really love! Over Father’s Day weekend, we invite all fathers, father figures and their family members to enjoy a free round of laser games in the Flyways Arcade. The Arcade features sophisticated software programs allowing users to show off their skills at marksmanship. Visit duckmuseum.com or call 608-225-7732 for information. A ROUND WITH AGRACE GOLF OUTING

June 19, 2018 A charitable golf outing to benefit local patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses. Invite your friends or clients and join us for a summer getaway day in the Dells at Trappers Turn Golf Club to support Agrace’s mission of compassionate care. Trappers Turn Golf Club, 2955 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells. For more information, contact Lindsay Huebner at 608-327-7239 or lindsay.huebner@agrace.org, or visit agrace.org/events 14 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

Photograph by Bill Johnsen

Food, family and fun at the Sauk County Fairgrounds.


June 22, 2018 Taste fabulous microbrews and other specialty beers as you wander through Downtown Baraboo. Participating merchants will each offer two unique beers for you to sample. Tickets go on sale at Bekah Kate’s starting one month before the date of the event. downtownbaraboo.com 34TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACT AND ANTIQUE SHOW

June 23–24, 2018 Old and contemporary Native American items for sale as well as antique stone, copper artifacts, beadwork, textiles, baskets, jewelry, pottery, fossils, Civil War, antique guns, swords, knives, preColumbian antique decoys and ethnic art and Eskimo artifacts. Free admission and parking. Trailer hookups available. Contact John Welsch at 920-923-3842. SAUK COUNTY FAIR

July 9–15, 2018 Come to the Sauk County Fair for some food, family and fun! Live entertainment, animals, project displays, midway rides, tractor pulls and so much more! Free walkin gate. Grandstand admission varies. Fair office: 608-356-8707. saukcountyfair.com


July 14, 2018 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. A night honoring the Durward family’s Scottish roots. Enjoy live music from Scotland and Ireland, including a piper. Openair concert. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a bottle of wine. Food and refreshments available for purchase. Food stands open at 6:00 p.m. Free event. Donations warmly welcomed. BARABOO’S BIG TOP PARADE & CIRCUS CELEBRATION

July 21, 2018 If you’re looking for a cornucopia of colossal fun, mark your calendars now for the parade on Saturday, July 21 in scenic Downtown Baraboo. The celebration will commemorate Baraboo’s stupendous circus heritage as the historic home of the worldfamous Ringling Bros. Circus. Saturday

will be brimming with concerts, children’s activities, an antique and artisan fair and more. The “center ring of entertainment,” however, is the Big Top Parade, which will step off at 11:00 a.m. featuring over 75 traditional circus parade units and circus-themed entries created by community groups and businesses. bigtopparade.com BADGER STEAM & GAS ENGINE CLUB

August 17–19, 2018 The 55th annual show features cast iron seats and implements. Take a step back in time and visit one of the Midwest’s largest antique shows featuring antique tractors; steam engines; live field and other demonstrations; displays of antique cars, trucks and snowmobiles; models/ miniatures; woodworking; and print shops. Food is available on the grounds with a huge flea market for the treasure hunters. badgersteamandgas.com

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Fermentation Fest—A Live Culture Convergence—is an annual celebration of food, farming and fermentation. 9TH ANNUAL DOGGY DIP


August 18, 2018 The Campbell Park Swimming Pool will be open for dogs to get wet 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Baraboo Dog Park. Fee required. 608-356-2760 • cityofbaraboo.com /parksandrecreation

September 16, 2018 The Devil’s Challenge Triathlon closes out the 2018 WI Tri Series. This scenic sprint triathlon in the middle of September is the perfect way to finish up your racing season. After a 1/4-mile swim in Devil’s Lake, challenge yourself with a 15-mile bike ride through the beautiful Baraboo bluffs and a 5K run through the quiet park roads of Devil’s Lake State Park. For more information, visit on-road .devilschallengetri.com


Labor Day Weekend Women’s over-30 softball tournament is held annually on Labor Day Weekend at Pierce Park in Baraboo. This is a funfilled weekend with all proceeds going to local support groups, individuals, research and scholarships. For more information or to play, volunteer or donate raffle/auction items: baraboobreastsavers@gmail.com

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U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE DUCK STAMP ART TOUR September 22–October 7, 2018 Flyways Waterfowl Experience holds this annual nationwide art exhibit, which is open to the public on the weekends. All

visitors are encouraged to come see the beautiful artwork created by nationally renowned wildlife artists. Flyways Waterfowl Experience will open any weekday upon request for all visitors! Art teachers are encouraged to bring in their students. Please call 608-225-7732 to schedule an appointment. FALL FAIR ON THE SQUARE

October 13, 2018 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Over 150 crafters and artisans, “Eat Street” food court, farmers’ market, kids’ entertainment/bounce houses, live music and performances. downtownbaraboo.com FALL ART TOUR

October 19–21, 2018 Meet 45 area artists and watch them at work on this self-guided driving tour through Baraboo, Spring Green, Dodgeville and Mineral Point. Artists include potters, weavers, glassblowers, woodworkers, painters, jewelers, quilters, photographers and sculptors. Meet the artists, experience our work spaces and watch as we create unique works of art. A wide variety of high-quality artwork is available for purchase in every price range. We are proud to be celebrating our 25th anniversary as one of the most popular art events in the Midwest. Whether this is your first time on the fall art tour or if you’ve visited our studios every year for the past two decades, we look forward to spending this special weekend in October with you. 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

TRAIN RIDES RIDE! Aboard century-old railroad passenger cars SEE! Displays and restored railway equipment EXPLORE! Our gift shop in an 1894 railroad depot

Plan Your Visit

Open 7 Days a Week: June 2 - Sept. 3 Open Weekends: May 12 - May 28 & Sept. 8 - Oct. 21 Three Departures Daily: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

2018 Special Events

Snow Train™. Train™................... 10-11 Snow ..................... Feb. Feb. 10-11 Stars & & Stripes Stripes Spcl..June Spcl ..June 30-July 30-Jul. 11 Stars Vintage Railcar Tours. Tours.....Sept. 29-30 Vintage ..Sept. 29-30 Autumn Color™. Color™...........Oct. 12-13-14 Autumn ........ Oct. 12-13-14 Pumpkin Special™...........Oct. Special™ ......... Oct. 20-21 20-21 Pumpkin Santa Express™................ Express™...............Nov. 24-25 Santa Nov. 24-25 plus

Dinner Train, BBQ Train, Pizza Train and other onboard dining rides Departure times vary during offered on select dates! special events


Located in North Freedom, WI 8 miles west of Baraboo 608-522-4261 or 800-930-1385 MidContinent.org


October 20–21, 2018 What better way to pick out your Halloween pumpkin than riding the Pumpkin Special. Take a 55-minute train ride to the pumpkin patch and pick out your own pumpkin. Large selection of small, medium and large pumpkins. Price of pumpkins not included in train fare. midcontinent.org explore BARABOO 2018 ! 17

Train rides with Old Saint Nick on the Santa Express at the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum.

Photograph provided by Travel Wisconsin


October 27, 2018 A family-friendly Halloween event that includes trick-or-treating activities for children and more! Some activities may have a nominal fee. Sauk County Fairgrounds. Concessions available on the grounds. baraboo.com ICF CLOSES FOR THE SEASON

October 31, 2018 Stay in touch with the International Crane Foundation year-round. Sign up for our email newsletter and follow us on Facebook. Visit our website to learn more about our on-site and online opportunities throughout the year. 608-356-9462 • savingcranes.org COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CRAFT FAIR

November 3, 2018 Annual fall craft and vendor fair featuring handcrafted items, home-based

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businesses, student crafts, baked goods and much more. Free and open to the public. 608-448-2191 • barabooccs.com DOWNTOWN BARABOO WINTER WINE WALK

November 16, 2018 Join Downtown Baraboo merchants for a wine tasting tour along with delicious food, entertainment, in-store promotions and a leisurely stroll around downtown with your friends! Tickets go on sale at Bekah Kate’s starting 9:00 a.m. one month prior to the event. downtownbaraboo.com DOWNTOWN BARABOO CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE

November 17, 2018 6:00 p.m. start time. See glittering lighted floats, reindeer and equestrian units, marching bands and novelty units. After the parade, children and families are

invited to visit with Santa on the theatre stage and have their pictures taken. For parade tips, a map of the parade route and float application, visit our website. downtownbaraboo.com DOWNTOWN BARABOO BLACK FRIDAY

November 23, 2018 Shop Downtown Baraboo for once-a-year, unheard-of sales, from 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. only! Visit downtownbaraboo.com on Wednesday, November 22 to see a listing of specific shop promotions. SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 24, 2018 Support your local, independently owned businesses as you discover Downtown Baraboo. Downtown Baraboo is home to many coffee shops, specialty retail shops, antique stores and art galleries. Visit with Santa, take a free horse and carriage ride and enjoy our historic downtown. downtownbaraboo.com THE VERY MERRY HOLIDAY FAIR

December 7–8, 2018 60 area artisans/craftsmen, authors and purveyors of good things to eat. Artisan quality gifts and goods. Held in the historic Baraboo Arts Banquet Hall on Water Street in conjunction with many other holiday events going on in Baraboo during this weekend in December. theverymerryholidayfair.com DURWARD’S GLEN CHRISTMAS EVE MASS

December 24, 2018 Join us in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at Durward’s Glen for Christmas Eve Mass at 11:00 p.m. Bring a plate of cookies to share at the social after mass. 608-356-8113 • durwardsglen.org

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Photograph by Barbara Wilson

Before April 15 and after October 31, 2018, by appointment only. April 15–October 31, 2018, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on the hour. Every day, 7 days a week. This spectacular red stone mansion was built in 1905 as the home of legendary circus showman, Al. Ringling. Al. was the eldest of the five famous Ringling brothers. The Ringling Bros. Circus was at its peak when the mansion was built. History comes alive with a guided tour of this spectacular 18,000-square-foot sandstone mansion boasting 7 fireplaces, 14 chandeliers and 65 stained-glass windows! See Ringling family furniture, artwork and artifacts. 608-448-7455. ALDO LEOPOLD GUIDED TOUR

Photograph provided by the Aldo Leopold Foundation

Saturdays, May 25–October 20, 2018 Come hear stories about the incredible land restoration initiated here by Aldo Leopold and his family, visit the inside of the famous Shack and stroll along restored prairie, woods and river trails with our guide. Reservations are recommended at 608-355-0279. CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE

Thursdays, June–August Enjoy music on the lawn of the Sauk County Courthouse in historic Downtown Baraboo. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the free entertainment beginning at 7:00 p.m. There is something for everyone: blues, jazz, classical, big band and much, much more! Visit downtownbaraboo.com for a complete concert schedule. Photograph by Bill Johnsen

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Select Saturdays during the Summer Reminisce with music from a bygone era and dance on the hardwood floors of the historic North Shore Chateau. $10 cover charge and Wisconsin State Park vehicle sticker is required. devilslakewisconsin.com DEVIL’S LAKE FISH FRY

Fridays, Memorial Day weekend— Labor Day weekend Enjoy a traditional Wisconsin fish fry on the shore of Devil’s Lake. Menu prices apply and Wisconsin State Park sticker is required. Serving 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. DEVIL’S LAKE MUSIC IN THE PARK

Last Sunday of the month during the summer Join us on the lake for an evening of free entertainment. Outdoor concert along the north shore of the lake. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy! In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the Chateau. Wisconsin State Park sticker is required. devilslakewisconsin.com DOWNTOWN BARABOO FARMERS’ MARKET

Wednesdays and Saturdays May–October 7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Only Wisconsinproduced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, eggs, bakery items, flowers, plants, preserves, maple syrup, honey, herbs and herbal products offered directly from the people that make or grow them. Located in historic Downtown Baraboo on Oak Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. DOWNTOWN BARABOO SUNDAY MARKET

Sundays, May 27–October 28, 2018 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. The Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market includes antiques, collectibles, crafts, produce and more. On the courthouse square on Oak Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Rain or shine. downtownbaraboo.com explore BARABOO 2018 ! 21


Your favorite barnyard friends from Havens Petting Farm at the Ski-Hi Fruit Farm.

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May 19–October 28, 2018 Self-guided or guided tours (with advance notice) during operating hours and by appointment. Experience the world of wild waterfowl when you visit this modern museum containing world-class natural-sciences exhibits, videos, interactive touch screens and nature shows in the Duck Blind Theater. Beautiful waterfowl dioramas, art, U.S. conservation history exhibits and antique and contemporary duck calls and decoys can be seen in this unique birding museum. Try your skill in the Laser Arcade and challenge your friends to see who can score the highest in the large screen Mallard Mania, skeet and marksmanship training games. Find that extra-special gift for the birding enthusiast in the Flyways Gallery Gift Shop, open seasonally mid-May through mid-December. Visit duckmuseum.com or call 608-225-7732 for more information.


Memorial Day–Labor Day at 5:30 p.m. Come and follow in the footsteps of the Ringling Brothers and see the legacy they left behind. Easy walking tour with three rest stops. Call to book a walk. Cost is $8 per person. This tour is also available as a rickshaw ride at $20 for two people. Call 608-963-2821 for details. MID-CONTINENT DINING TRAINS

Dining on a train is an instant mood maker— relaxation, romance, reminiscence. All onboard dining trains make use of our vintage First Class cars built in 1914 and 1929. Some of the rides include themed refreshment options, including wine, beer, burgers, BBQ and tacos. For more details and schedules, visit midcontinent.org or call 608-522-4261.


May–October Enjoy a ride around historic Downtown Baraboo. Tours are only $20 for as many people as you can fit in cab. Call to book your tour.  We also offer Haunted Rides, Churches of Baraboo and much more by appointment. Call 608-963-2821 to book your ride. TIMBAVATI WILDLIFE PARK

VIP private tours daily year-round, 9:00 a.m. only. Behind-the-scenes guided educational experience. Allows supervised interaction with about 15 different species. The tour’s duration runs about 1.5–2 hours. Accommodates up to a party of five (Additional guests are welcome for additional fees). Advance reservations of 24 hours required. timbavatiwildlifepark.com

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and its Watershed Sources include: UW–Extension Environmental Resources Center and Skillet Creek Media

Baraboo River Paddling

Beautiful summer day along the Baraboo River. Photograph by Barbara Wilson

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The Baraboo River at most times is a slow, shallow river with areas of shallow rapids. Under normal conditions the Baraboo is a fairly easy river to paddle by canoe or kayak. If the water is too low, you can find yourself getting hung up often and needing to get out and walk around shallows, but at other times, when the water levels are higher, the river can be quite swift and should not be paddled by anyone other than experienced paddlers. At all times, it is important to be alert to changing conditions and aware that the current can be quite strong in places. There are sections of Class I rapids in the Baraboo city limits area. Most land along the river is privately owned. Respect private property rights along the banks. No camping is allowed along the river, but public and private campgrounds are available nearby.

ACCESS POINTS AND PARKING • County Road DD, just south of State Highway 136 bridge in Rock Springs • Fireman’s Park in North Freedom • Giese Park on Hatchery Road (via State Highway 136 or Lover’s Lane) • Haskins Park in West Baraboo • Attridge Park in Baraboo • Statz Park in Baraboo, Glenville Landing at State Highway 113

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AL. RINGLING MANSION BED & BREAKFAST 623 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-448-7455 ringlingmansion.com INN AT WAWANISSEE POINT E13609 Tower Rd, Baraboo 608-355-9899 innatwawanisseepoint.com RINGLING HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 201 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-4229 ringlinghousebnb.com

DURWARD’S GLEN RESORT W11876 McLeisch Rd, Baraboo 608-356-8113 durwardsglen.org FOX HILL RV PARK & CAMPGROUND E11371 N Reedsburg Rd, Baraboo 608-356-5890 or 888-236-9445 foxhillrvpark.com GRANNY’S COTTAGE Neuman Rd, Baraboo 608-963-1372 vrbo.com/399570 RUSTIC RIDGE LOG CABIN LODGING E13981 County Rd DL, Merrimac 608-493-2440 rusticridgecabins.com SPRING BROOK RESORT & GOLF COURSE 242 Lake Shore Dr, Wisconsin Dells 608-254-1460 spring-brook.com

ENJOY! Your Stay in the Baraboo area!

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Best Western - Baraboo Inn

608-356-1100 bestwestern.com/barabooinn

Campus Inn Motel

608-356-8366 campusinnmotel.com

Clarion Hotel and Convention Center 608-356-6422 clarionhotel.com

Devil’s Head Resort

608-493-2251 devilsheadresort.com

Hilton Garden Inn

608-253-1100 wisconsindells.hgi.com

Ho-Chunk Hotel

800-446-5550 ho-chunkgaming.com/wisconsindells

Thunderbird Motor Inn

608-356-7757 thunderbirdmotorinn.net

Willowood Inn

608-356-5474 willowoodinn.com

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BAKER’S SUNSET BAY RESORT 921 Canyon Rd, Wisconsin Dells 608-254-8406 sunsetbayresort.com

HO-CHUNK S3214 County Rd BD, Baraboo 800-746-2486 ho-chunkgaming.com

BARABOO ARTS BANQUET & CONVENTION CENTER 323 Water St, Baraboo 608-393-9564 baraboobanquet.com

PIZZA RANCH 916 Gateway Dr, Baraboo 608-448-2215 pizzaranch.com

BEST WESTERN BARABOO INN 725 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-1100 bestwestern.com/barabooinn CLARION HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER 626 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-6422 clarionhotel.com DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT S6330 Bluff Rd, Merrimac 800-472-6670 devilsheadresort.com

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SAUK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 700 Washington Ave, Baraboo 608-356-8707 saukcountyfair.com SPRING BROOK & GOLF COURSE 242 Lake Shore Dr, Wisconsin Dells 800-254-1460 spring-brook.com THUNDERBIRD LANES 1117 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-9111 baraboolanes.com WILD ROSE RANCH LLC E12311 County Rd W, Baraboo 608-772-3403 wildroseranchofbaraboo.com

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 Weddings  Anniversaries  Birthdays  Bridal and Baby Showers  Meetings  Holiday Parties  And More!

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campground Baraboo Hills Campground


Dell Boo Campground dellboo.com

Devil’s Lake State Park


Double K-D Ranch Campground doublekdranch.com

Fox Hill RV Park & Campground foxhillrvpark.com

Hocak Hoiyusa Chi’ Nuk RV Park ho-chunkgaming.com

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Jody Breunig Mortgage Banking Officer NMLS #553066

Ryan Boebel Business Banking Officer

Kim Rabska Personal Banking Officer

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Enjoy Downtown Baraboo

Come visit our historic courthouse square, where you will find a potpourri of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, cafĂŠs and the incomparable Al. Ringling Theatre.

Map by Bananaboat Advertising Graphics, Baraboo

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th 6 Anniversary


CELEBRATION Photograph by Mike Heath

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages!

“Baraboo will come to life in grand circus proportions on July 21”

Mark July 21, 2018, on your calendars, as Baraboo commemorates its monumental circus heritage by hosting the 6th Annual Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration...Shake, Rattle, & Roll! In honor of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Circus World. The Big Top Parade features over 75 circus and community entries. It will begin at 11:00 a.m., traveling around the historic downtown courthouse square. Other familyfriendly events are scheduled in the city to take place pre and post parade.

Photograph by Mike Heath

“Baraboo will come to life in grand circus proportions on July 21,” says Nanci Caflish, event co-chair and board member of the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration. “We have assembled a whirlwind day of fun for all ages to celebrate our community’s unique circus heritage. The excitement will come to a head when the Big Top Parade steps off on Saturday morning. Young and old will be enthralled by the antique circus wagons, marching bands, horses and other animals, and of course–the cavalcade of clowns!” 38 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

“In 1884, five brothers from Baraboo, the Ringlings, put together the most stupendous circus ever known to man,” explains Scott O’Donnell, Executive Director of Circus World. “This was a time before the internet, motion pictures and television, even a time before reliable radio. How did people across America see these magnificent creatures, daredevil feats and performers from around the globe? It was only through the advent of the American circus, including and especially Baraboo’s very own Ringling Bros. Circus. Also from Baraboo were the Ringling’s first cousins, the Gollmars, who had a magnificent circus of their own, and their first cousins, the Moellers, who created the whimsical, majestic circus wagons that were part of the Ringling circus and circuses all across America. The Ringling Brothers and their extended family really encapsulated the American dream and changed American history and American culture forever.” After catching the parade, stay downtown to enjoy more live entertainment at the Circus Palooza station, which will be featuring live music and food, or cruise down “Eat Street”

and taste the delectable treats of other food vendors. Then top off your afternoon by heading down to Baraboo’s treasured Circus World to catch one of their two big top performances. This complete day’s package will leave you amazed and in awe of the splendor of all that Baraboo provides. In 2016, the Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration was recognized among the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association. Recognition on this list highlights the Parade for its value to tour groups and individual travelers from around the world. In 2017, the event brought in more than thirty thousand spectators and parade enthusiasts!

For more information about Baraboo’s Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration, contact the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce at 608-356-8333. Visit bigtopparade.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #bigtopparade.

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623 Broadway St • Baraboo 608-448-7455 • ringlingmansion.com

Magnificent views along the bluffs at Devil’s Lake State Park

This spectacular red stone mansion was built in 1905 as the home of legendary circus showman Al. Ringling. It is currently open for guided tours. Visitors will see original furnishings, amazing hand-carved woodwork, leaded glass, ornate murals and hand-decorated ceilings. AL. RINGLING THEATRE

136 4th Ave • Baraboo 608-356-8864 • alringling.com

America’s Prettiest Playhouse! The American Theatre Historical Society says it was “The envy of Broadway.” THE ALDO LEOPOLD LEGACY CENTER An educational facility with a mission to inspire an ethical relationship between people and land through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Leopold is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), in which he sets forth his most enduring idea, a concept he termed the “land ethic”—a moral basis for how people relate to the natural world. BARABOO BLUFF WINERY E9120 TERRYTOWN RD • BARABOO

608-522-3429 • baraboobluffwinery.com

The area’s newest winery—where you come for the wine and stay for the view! BARABOO TOURS

410 14th Ave • Baraboo 608-963-2821 • barabootours.com

Offering a variety of tours around Baraboo from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Visit our website for descriptions and schedule. CARR VALLEY CHEESE

E3797 County Rd G • LaValle 608-986-2781 • carrvalleycheese.com

Carr Valley Cheese Company is over 100 years old and privately owned and operated. 40 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

Photograph by Barbara Wilson

E13701 Levee Rd • Baraboo 608-355-0279 • aldoleopold.org

America’s Prettiest Playhouse! The American Theatre Historical Society says it was “The envy of Broadway.” AL.RINGLING THEATRE

Photograph by Bill Johnsen

At the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center you can take a tour of the building, explore the exhibits and trails and see the historic Leopold Shack.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, it remains one of Wisconsin’s traditional cheese plants, famous for making cheese the old-fashioned way. Great cheese is made early; visit the factory before 10:30 a.m. for the best viewing. CIRCUS WORLD

550 Water St • Baraboo 866-693-1500 • circusworldbaraboo.org Located in Baraboo at the National Landmark Site where the Ringling Bros. Circus began and ascended to be the world’s greatest outdoor amusement enterprise. A full day of live shows, tours, restored circus wagons, rides, musical concerts and colorful new exhibits. DEVIL’S LAKE STATE PARK

S5975 Park Rd • Baraboo 608-356-8301 dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/devilslake

Photograph provided by Travel Wisconsin

Offering magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails and more. Devil’s Lake is a beautiful yearround park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail. explore BARABOO 2018 ! 41


300 Water St • Baraboo 608-356-4536 • driftlessglen.com

Tours go through the entire production area, from grains and mash to the fermentation tanks and process stills, all ending with a leisurely tasting of spirits. Also featured is an array of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. The full-service restaurant highlights many local and fresh ingredients. FAWN CREEK WINERY

3919 13th Ave • Wisconsin Dells 608-253-4400 • fawncreekwinery.com Come enjoy a glass of our fine wine while savoring the peace and quiet of the woods on our outdoor deck overlooking the seven-acre vineyard. FLYWAYS WATERFOWL EXPERIENCE

S5780 State Hwy 123 • Baraboo 608-356-0084 • duckmuseum.com

Let Flyways introduce you to all the North American migratory waterfowl. Teach your kids about wildlife and habitat management. See world-class exhibits housing more than 60 ducks, geese and swans. HO-CHUNK GAMING

S3214 County Rd BD • Baraboo 800-746-2486 • ho-chunkgaming.com

Enjoy bingo, slots, blackjack, craps, roulette, various table games, video and live poker and off-track betting as well as exciting promotions for cash, vehicles and trips. The hotel and conference center offers many options for special events and over 300 first-class guest rooms and suites plus four restaurants on-site providing a wide variety of dining options. INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION

E11376 Shady Lane Rd • Baraboo 608-356-9462 • savingcranes.org

World headquarters located just outside of Baraboo. ICF works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds and flyways on which they depend.

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Sulcata tortoises are the third-largest species of tortoise in the world.

Photograph by Barbara Wilson

Relax, unwind and come visit us for free at the Ochsner Park and Zoo!


E8948 Museum Rd • North Freedom 800-930-1385 • midcontinent.org

An outdoor, living museum and operating railroad recreating the small-town/shortline way of life during the “Golden Age of Railroading,” spanning the years 1880–1916, with operating trains, educational exhibits and displays. Take a 7-mile, 55-minute round-trip ride through a rustic, rural setting in restored 1915 steel coaches. OCHSNER PARK AND ZOO

903 Park St • Baraboo 608-355-2760 cityofbaraboo.com/parksandrecreation

This quaint zoo is located in the heart of Baraboo and is host to over 15 species of animals. Ochsner Park and Zoo is open year-round and offers ample parking, picnic areas, playground and special events throughout the year. One of the few free municipal zoos in the state. PALACE THEATER

564 S Wisconsin Dells Pkwy Wisconsin Dells 608-253-4000 • dellspalace.com Photographs provided by Ochsner Park and Zoo

The Palace Theater is a state-of-the-art theater destination producing classic Broadway musicals and bringing to life your favorite Disney classics!

906 State Hwy 136, Baraboo


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Photograph by Bill Johnsen


531 4th Ave • Baraboo 608-356-1001 • saukcountyhistory.org

Located in the carefully preserved Van Orden Mansion. Thousands of artifacts relating to the history of Sauk County are displayed on two floors of the mansion. In addition to the museum, the SCHS has a new research facility, the History Center, which supports a research library with an extensive collection of pictures, documents and memorabilia relating to Sauk County and its inhabitants. TIMBAVATI WILDLIFE PARK

2220 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy Wisconsin Dells • 608-253-2391 timbavatiwildlifepark.com

Be entertained on 15 acres with 55 species and over 200 animals and exhibits to enjoy! Consider bringing a lunch or snack basket and enjoy spending the entire day at Timbavati Wildlife Park.

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305 Pine St • Rock Springs 608-524-5466 • wisconsinbigcats.org

Providing a safe place and a comfortable home for abused, neglected and unwanted big cats, including lions, tigers and leopards. Offering a variety of tours and learning experiences for all ages. Some tours require advance reservations. WISCONSIN OPRY

E10964 Moon Rd • Baraboo 608-254-7951 • wisconsinopry.com

Enjoy a home-cooked meal, toe-tapping music and a scenic hayride with the Dickinson family. Visit website or call for a complete schedule.

ENJOY! Baraboo Area Attractions!



Devil’s Lake has both warm- and cold-

water fisheries. Each year, the DNR stocks the lake with brown trout. Browns are taken mainly on small minnows or spinners off the steeply dropping east and west shores. You will also find walleye, which are stocked, and northern pike. Easy access fishing is available along the south shore of the lake, where it is possible to fish just off the sidewalk. Please note that powerboats are not allowed on Devil’s Lake. Fish at Devil’s Lake include trout, common carp, northern pike, white sucker, bullhead, catfish, white bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, green sunfish, pumpkinseed, bluegill, crappie, walleye, yellow perch, iowa darter and johnny darter (the trout and carp are not native). devilslakewisconsin.com | 608-356-8301

Mirror Lake is a 139-acre lake with

a maximum depth of 19 feet. The lake has three public boat landings. To use the landing within the park you will need a Wisconsin State Park sticker. Mirror Lake is entirely no wake, so boaters should be aware of the regulations specific to this lake. This is not a lake for jet skis, but is a premier lake for kayaks and canoes. Fish include panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike and walleye. The lake’s water clarity is low. mirrorlakewisconsin.com | 608-254-2333

Lake Wisconsin is a 7,197-acre lake

with a maximum depth of 24 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Some public landings include Summer Oaks County Park, Moon Valley and Palisade Street in the Village of Merrimac. Please be advised that if this is your first time on Lake Wisconsin you should use caution. Shallow spots with snags, the Merrimac car ferry cables and the low sections of the railway bridge are all potential hazards. Fish include panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, trout, walleye and catfish. The lake’s water clarity is low.

Photograph by Barbara Wilson

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Seeley Lake is a 52-acre lake with a

maximum depth of 10 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include panfish, largemouth bass and northern pike. dnr.wi.gov/lakes | 608-635-8122

Lake Delton is a 249-acre lake with a

maximum depth of 16 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Lake Delton is very popular for powerboats, jet skis and fishing. The lake also shares the water with Dells Ducks and can be hazardous during busy summer days—use caution. Fish include panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye and catfish. dnr.wi.gov/lakes | 608-635-8122

The nice thing about Gallus Slough is that it is a good early ice fishing spot and continues to produce fish throughout the ice season. The slough is no deeper than five

Photograph by Matt Pasteris

located just north of and across Highways 78 and 113 from Lake Wisconsin. The slough is connected to the lake by a narrow waterway that runs under Highway 78 at Moon Valley. During the open-water season, access to Gallus Slough by boat is from this waterway and the boat landing at Moon Valley. During ice fishing season, the best access is from Highway 113, which runs north to Devil’s Lake State Park. Park your vehicle along Highway 113 and pull your sled and equipment through the farm field 1/4 mile to the water. There’s always a good path to the water even if there’s snow on the ground. Anglers walking and pulling sleds and ATV traffic keep the walking easy.

Photograph by E.G. Mayne

Gallus Slough is a 20-acre body of water

Sunset on Lake Wisconsin.


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feet at its deepest spot and is quite weedy, with milfoil being the dominant weed. Bluegills are the most common species of fish that you’ll catch, with crappies a close second. Most bluegills run 7–9 inches and the crappies are in the 10–12 inch range. The weeds provide cover and help the slough’s food chain flourish. dnr.wi.gov/lakes | 608-635-8122

The Baraboo River flows about 100

miles from its headwaters, near Hillsboro, to its confluence with the Wisconsin River, south of Portage. Access can be obtained at numerous locations, including Rock Springs, North Freedom at Fireman’s Park, Giese Park on Hatchery Road, several parks within the City of Baraboo and at the Glenville Landing. Reports of crappies, bluegills and channel catfish are common. Northern pike and walleye are being caught throughout the river. Smallmouth bass fishing along the rapids through the City of Baraboo is a regular occurrence. dnr.wi.gov | 608-635-8122

Rock formations carved into Cambrian sandstone along the Dells corridor of the Wisconsin River.

The Wisconsin River is the longest

river in Wisconsin, at over 430 miles, and is known for outstanding walleye fishing. The Wisconsin River begins near Lac Vieux Desert and flows southwest into the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. The spring walleye run on the Wisconsin River is legendary, and you can catch over 50 in a day, with great catches coming below dams. When the water warms after the spring runs, you can catch a large number of smallmouth bass. The rocky banks of the Wisconsin River provide ideal habitat for smallmouth bass.

Photograph by Matt Pasteris

You can also catch big muskies after they spawn in May below the dam, and the fishing can continue to be good through fall. The backwaters of the Wisconsin River are popular spots to catch northern pike, crappie and bluegills. dnr.wi.gov | 608-635-8122

The quiet beauty of Mirror Lake.




PROVIDING LEADERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY VITALITY ACCESS TO REFERRAL DATABASES Including the names and addresses of the several thousands of individuals who call for tourism information each year and the hundreds of individuals who request newcomer information (available for a small fee). ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATION Via the Chamber’s memberships in other organizations, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (state chamber), Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau and Circle Wisconsin. These memberships give the local members information and promotion ability via their local chamber, saving them the expense of joining. ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES Including cost-saving, co-op opportunities during the year at the local and regional levels.

BUSINESS COMMUNITY / CIVIC LEADERSHIP Including proactive planning on events that affect the future of the area and advocacy for the business community. BUSINESS REFERRALS Provided by Chamber staff to individuals who contact the Chamber. In most cases, individuals are referred to members only, not non-members. BUSINESS SEMINARS Covering a variety of topics. DISCOUNTS ON MAILINGS Through use of the Chamber’s bulk permit. EXPORT DOCUMENTATION APPROVAL Providing members the convenience of having their documentation completed locally. INCLUSION ON THE CHAMBER WEB PAGE & SOCIAL MEDIA SITES With opportunity to share your company information with anyone around the world.

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MARKETING THE AREA TO PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES Via newcomer packets and our web page with valuable information about living in Baraboo.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Via events like Business After 5, Wake Up Baraboo, golf outing, crab boil and committee meetings. NEWSLETTERS & WEEKLY E-BLASTS Highlighting activities of the Chamber and member businesses and providing information of use to our members. PROFESSIONAL FULL-TIME OFFICE STAFF To address the concerns of the area communities and the membership. TOURISM PROMOTION Including the production and distribution of a tourism guide and other promotional venues, including the Chamber’s web page, events and the Visitor Center. A VOICE IN LOCAL MEDIA Providing members with the opportunity to have their concerns voiced via the Chamber to local media.

Oak Park® Place Live Life. Live Well. Enjoy a worry-free lifestyle, compassionate care, and peace of mind in a community focused on meeting individual care needs. Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care

Learn more! Call 608.355.4111 or email baraboosales@oakparkplace.com to schedule a tour today.



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Baraboo School District

The School District of Baraboo is dedicated to being the best educational community by supporting the maximum growth of each student, enabling each to succeed in and contribute positively to a continuously evolving world. Call or visit to learn about the award-winning public schools. baraboo.k12.wi.us | 608-355-3950 BARABOO AREA PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Community Christian School

CCS is a nondenominational school located in a beautiful rural setting at Fairfield Campus just outside of Baraboo. It was founded by a group of parents who desired to have another alternative in the community for their children to be well-educated in a strong Christian setting with high educational standards. barabooccs.com | 608-448-2191

St. John’s Lutheran School

St. John’s Lutheran School exists as an extension of the church to assist parents with their God-commanded responsibility to train their children in the truths of scripture. stjohnsbaraboo.org | 608-355-3860

St. Joseph Catholic School

Many stewardship activities are available for the children to participate in where they learn about serving the kingdom of God as Jesus did. Our community projects encompass senior friends, Thanksgiving

food pantry baskets, valentines for veterans, Christmas giving tree and Haiti missions. stjosephbaraboo.org | 608-356-3083 COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

Madison College

Madison College continues its tradition of educational excellence by providing the career and college transfer programs that will help you gain career success today and in the future. At Madison College, you can build a foundation for a bachelor’s degree, explore a new career, introduce yourself to a new trade or hobby or upgrade your professional skills. Choose from more than 140 programs in growing fields like healthcare, information technology, biotechnology and renewable energy. madisoncollege.edu | 800-322-6282

University of Wisconsin–Baraboo / Sauk County

UW–Baraboo/Sauk County is proud to be your local UW campus! As part of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, we offer the foundation coursework for over 200 majors along with a wide range of collaborative, noncredit and special programs. At UW–Baraboo/Sauk County, you get all the benefits of a small liberal arts college along with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin System. Take some time to explore our website and learn more about us, or stop by and pay us a visit! We think you’ll like what you see. baraboo.uwc.edu | 608-355-5200

Shelly Cibulka 608-355-0494

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Baraboo Public Library

In 1903, Baraboo Public Library opened at 230 4th Avenue. Previous to 1903, the library was housed in a room at the City Building. The library was chartered by the State of Wisconsin in 1895. Hours: Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. baraboopubliclibrary.org | 608-356-6166

UW–Extension Sauk County

Purpose to which we commit: we teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities. Vision of what we want to become: a thriving, well-known and sought-out educational resource that reflects the rich diversity of the state. Values we strive to live by. sauk.uwex.edu | 608-355-3250

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SERVICES All churches are located in Baraboo.

Photograph provided by St. Joseph Catholic Church

CHURCH OF GOD 150 Shaw St • 608-356-6545 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 416 Ash St • 608-356-5945 Worship Service 9:15 a.m.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 813 Iroquois Cir • 608-356-2052 Sunday Service 9:00 a.m.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 615 Broadway St • 608-356-3991 Sunday Worship Service 9:00 a.m.

DURWARD’S GLEN W1186 McLeisch Rd • 608-356-8113 Mass every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.

FREEDOM IN CHRIST ASSEMBLY 409 4th St • 608-356-9008 Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship Service 6:30 p.m.

EMANUEL UNITED METHODIST 101 14th St • 608-356-8246 Sunday Worship Service 9:00 a.m. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1800 Crawford St • 608-356-3774 Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Worship 6:00 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 131 6th Ave • 608-356-4300 Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. 52 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

HOPE THROUGH CHRIST MINISTRIES 620 South Pkwy • 608-434-7599 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship Service 7:00 p.m. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESS E10966 Hatchery Rd • 608-356-4288 LIVING HOPE CHURCH S3963 County Rd BD • 608-356-7979 Worship Service 10:00 a.m.

NEW LIFE ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1919 Elizabeth St • 608-356-3367 Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. “ONE” LIFE ASSEMBLY 1000 11th St • 608-356-8977 Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Evening Praise Service 6:00 p.m. OPEN DOOR BAPTIST CHURCH 1007 Washington Ave • 608-356-6677 Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:00 p.m. OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 1120 Draper St • 608-356-9792 Worship Service Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 624 East St • 608-355-3870 Sunday Service 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Monday at 6:30 p.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 300 2nd St • 608-356-4773 Saturday 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Monday 7:30 a.m.; Tuesday 5:15 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 5:15 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 727 8th St • 608-356-3230 Sunday Service 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 401 5th St • 608-355-0719 Worship Service 11:00 a.m.

Care & Support Through the Stages of Serious Illness

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner of 6th St and Oak St • 608-356-3620 Sunday Service 8:00 a.m. WALNUT HILL BIBLE CHURCH 1900 East St • 608-356-3111 Sunday Service 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Monday 6:00 p.m.


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ABSTRACT, TITLE & CLOSING COMPANY Dane County Title Company 222 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-3909

Knight Barry Title Services LLC 113 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-448-4136 knightbarry.com

Wisconsin River Title Consultants LLC

408 Linn St, Baraboo 608-356-7800 wisconsinrivertitle.com....................See ad on page 28

ACCOUNTANTS Apel CPAs and Consultants LLC 904 8th St, Baraboo 608-477-4789 apelcpa.com

Breunig CPA LLC

322 Ash St, Baraboo 608-356-7474 breunigcpa.com


201 8th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-7733 mbecpa.com

Wegner CPAs

123 2nd St, Baraboo 608-356-3966 wegnercpas.com

Weickgenant Accounting Inc 612 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-9494 jdwtax.com

ADVERTISING / PROMOTIONS Ad-Lit Distributing & Publishing

211 Pioneer Dr, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-254-8770 ad-lit.com

Bright Clear Design 904 8th St, Baraboo 608-432-2325 brightcleardesign.com

Eagle Promotions Inc

N4488 Powers Ave, Mauston 53948 608-847-2240 eaglepromosweb.com

Next Level Creative

146 1/2 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-6640 nextlevel-creative.com 54 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

Tools of Marketing Inc

E11328 Sauk Prairie Rd, Prairie du Sac 53578 608-643-5463 toolsofmarketing.com

Towns & Associates Inc 126 Water St, Baraboo 608-356-8757 townsandassociates.com

AGRICULTURE Accelerated Genetics

E10890 Penny Ln, Baraboo 608-356-8357 accelgen.com

Cook’s Countryside Trucking LLC

S7701A Denzer Rd, North Freedom 53951 608-544-5445 cookscountrysidetruckingllc.com

Foremost Farms USA

E10889 Penny Ln, Baraboo 608-355-8700 foremostfarms.com

International Protein Sires

304 W Broadway St, Rock Springs 53961 608-524-8086 ipssires.com

Scenic Bluffs Equipment

104 River Rd, Union Center 53962 608-462-8215 scenicbluffsequipment.com

Ski-Hi Fruit Farm Inc

E11219A Ski Hi Rd, Baraboo 608-356-3695 skihifruitfarm.com

AIRCRAFT INSTRUCTION & SERVICING Baraboo-Dells Flight Center Inc S3440 County Rd BD, Baraboo 608-356-2270 flybdfc.com

ANTIQUES / ESTATE SALES / CONSIGNMENTS A Vintage Co-op 119 4th St, Baraboo 608-356-2030 avintagecoop.com

Countryside Refind

127 4th St, Baraboo 608-393-4615 countrysiderefind.com

Lillian Verrall Consignment Furniture, Accessories & Gifts 112 3rd St, Baraboo 608-448-4555 lillianverrall.com

Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall & Wisconsin Dells Craft Mall

S2279 Timothy Ln, Baraboo (Lake Delton) 608-356-7600 wisconsindellsantiquemall.com

ART GALLERIES Cornerstone Gallery

101 4th St, Baraboo 608-356-7805 cornerstone-gallery.com

Sauk County Art Association 608-448-6693 saukcountyartassociation.org

ARTS / CRAFTS / WOODWORKING Helen’s Daughters Studio Baraboo 608-356-9048 helensdaughters.com

Nancy Peidelstein–Artist / Painter By appointment only 608-356-5285 nancypeidelstein.com

ASPHALT PRODUCTS D.L. Gasser Construction

PO Box 441, 1000 Terrytown Rd, Baraboo 608-356-3311 dlgasser.com

Wells Asphalt Paving Co

S4065 Old Hwy 33, Baraboo 608-356-2324


2802 Coho St, Madison 53713 608-316-7666 dungarvin.com...................................See ad on page 21

Gateway Community Gardens 1343 15th St, Baraboo 608-798-4516 activelivingoptions.com

SSM Health at Home

111 8th St, Baraboo 800-924-2273....................................See ad on page 29

ATTORNEYS Boardman & Clark LLP

414 Broadway St / Suite 202A, Baraboo 608-356-3977 boardmanclark.com

Cross Jenks Mercer and Maffei 221 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-3981 baraboolaw.com

William F. Greenhalgh—Greenhalgh Legal Services 202 Broadway, PO Box 11, Baraboo 608-355-0907 greenhalghlaw.com

Pemberton & Englund Law Offices LLC 214 1st St, Baraboo 608-356-5700 baraboodellslaw.com

ATTRACTIONS Al. Ringling Mansion

623 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-448-7455 ringlingmansion.com...........................See ad on page 9

Al. Ringling Theatre

136 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-8864 alringling.org

Aldo Leopold Foundation Inc E13701 Levee Rd, Baraboo 608-355-0279 aldoleopold.org

Baraboo River Canoe & Kayak Rentals, LLC

106 Freedom St, North Freedom 53951 608-737-1100 barabooriverrentals.com.................See ad on page 31

Circus World

550 Water St, Baraboo 608-356-8341 circusworldbaraboo.org...................See ad on page 39

Country Bumpkin Farm Market/ Lil’ Bumpkin Play Village & Petting Farm

Home Care Path

810 Cedar St, Wisconsin Dells 53965 homecarepath.com

E9745 County Rd P, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-254-2311 countrybumpkinent.com

Oak Park Place

Devil’s Lake State Park

800 Waldo St, Baraboo 608-355-4111 oakparkplace.com.............................See ad on page 49

S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo 608-356-8301

Our House Senior Living

PO Box 317, Baraboo 608-356-5507 downtownbaraboo.com

1200 Washington Ave, Baraboo 608-355-2344 ourhousesl.com

Downtown Baraboo Inc

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Flyways Waterfowl Experience, Laser Arcade & Gifts

S5780 Hwy 159, Baraboo 608-356-0084 duckmuseum.com.............................See ad on page 11

Friends of the Baraboo Zoo Inc Corner of Park Street & Zoo Lane 903 Park St, Baraboo 608-355-2760

International Crane Foundation

E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo 608-356-9462 savingcranes.org...................................See ad on page 9

Mid-Continent Railway Museum

E8948 Museum Rd, North Freedom 53951 608-522-4261 midcontinent.org...............................See ad on page 17

Sauk County Historical Society 900 2nd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-1001 saukcountyhistory.org

Timbavati Wildlife Park

2220 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-253-2391 timbavatiwildlifepark.com

Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue & Educational Center

305 Pine St, Rock Springs 53961 608-524-5466 wisconsinbigcats.org

AUCTION SERVICES Gavin Bros Auctioneers LLC & Gavin Real Estate 112 5th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-9437 gavinbros.com

AUTO / TRUCK DEALERS Baraboo Motors Group Inc 640 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-3968 baraboomotors.com

Don Larson Supercenter

S3801 County Rd BD, Baraboo 608-356-5512 donlarson.com

Glacier Valley Ford Inc

1243 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-2222 glaciervalleybaraboo.com

Kruse Motor Sales LTD

515 Broadway St ‘’On the Square,’ ’ Baraboo 608-356-4919 krusebaraboo.com

56 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

Oliver Motors

315 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-355-9440 olivermotors.com

AUTO PARTS / REPAIRS / DETAILING Fox Hill Auto Body Inc S4157-A Fox Hill Rd, Baraboo 608-356-9620 foxhillautobody.com

Hometown Auto Repair 701 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-8900 hometownautorepair.net

Napa Auto Parts

104 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-3948

North Country Diesel Performance S5643 State Hwy 113, Baraboo 608-477-3216 facebook.com/NorthCountryDiesel

Prairie Auto Repair

314 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-477-0116

Sullivan’s Two Unlimited 795 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-9282 sullivanstwo.com


818 8th St, Baraboo 608-355-2335 superlube.com

Weaver Auto Parts of Baraboo Inc 630 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-4801 weaverautoparts.com

AWARDS / TROPHIES Supreme Awards 125 4th St, Baraboo 608-356-4196 supremeawards.net

BAKERS (RETAIL) Neat-O’s Bake Shoppe LLC 420 Oak St, Baraboo 608-448-4400


716 Superior St, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-253-1111 dellsbank.com

Baraboo National Bank

101 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-7703 baraboonational.com..........................See ad on page 3

BMO Harris Bank

1159 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-7771 bmo.com/home.................................See ad on page 71

BMO Harris Bank Home Mortgage–Dave Morris 1159 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-1602 bmoharris.com/dmorris

Community First Bank

129 8th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-2552 cfbank.com..........................................See ad on page 30

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp 129 4th St, Baraboo 608-355-1333 fairwaybaraboo.com

Heights Financial Corporation 507 Linn St / Unit F, Baraboo 608-356-0251 heightsfinance.com

River Cities Bank

110 Linn St, Baraboo 608-448-2535 rivercitiesbank.com

Security Finance

880 US Hwy 12 / Suite 3, Baraboo 608-355-0154 security-finance.com

Summit Credit Union

871 Commerce Ave, Baraboo 608-243-5000 summitcreditunion.com

Waterstone Mortgage

526 Oak St / Suite 8, Baraboo 608-402-6106 joseycabajmortgage.com

WCCU Credit Union

1333 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-5500 wccucreditunion.coop

Wells Fargo Bank

502 Oak St, Baraboo 608-356-1200 wellsfargo.com

BAR & GRILL Baraboo Burger Company 116 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-355-0977 barabooburgercompany.com

Bronco Billy’s Saloon & Grill

S2545 County Hwy BD, Baraboo 608-355-1055 broncobillyssaloon.com

Brothers on Oak

412 Oak St, Baraboo 608-356-8000

Gem City Saloon

124 Ash St, Baraboo 608-355-9100

Monk’s Bar & Grill at The Wilderness Corner of Highway 12 & Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-254-6665 monksbarandgrill.com

Square Tavern

124 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-9816 Find us on Facebook

BEAUTY SALONS / SPAS / SUPPLIES Allure Hair Salon 702 Oak St, Baraboo 608-355-7500 allurehairandnailsalon.com

Fantastic Sams

912 Hwy 12 / Suite 100D, Baraboo 608-355-3355 fantasticsams.com

Haareway Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Center

2910 New Pinery Rd, Portage 608-742-9300 wisconsinlaserandskincenter.com..See ad on page 44

J-Rock Nails & Spray Tanning 127 5th Ave, Baraboo 608-393-2008

Spa Serenity

137 3rd St, Baraboo 608-356-4727 spaserenitydayspa.com

BED & BREAKFASTS Devil’s Lake Lavender

E11369 State Rd 159, Baraboo 414-690-5060 devilslakelavender.com

Inn at Wawanissee Point

E13609 Tower Rd, Baraboo 608-355-9899 innatwawanisseepoint.com

Ringling House Bed & Breakfast

201 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-4229 ringlinghousebnb.com......................See ad on page 26

CAMPGROUNDS Baraboo Hills Campground

E10545 Terrytown Rd, Baraboo 608-356-8505 baraboohillscampground.com

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Dell Boo Campground

E10562 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo 608-356-5898 dellboo.com

Double K-D Ranch Campground E12442 County Rd W, Baraboo 608-448-2554 doublekdranch.com

Fox Hill RV Park & Campground E11371 N Reedsburg Rd, Baraboo 608-356-5890 or 888-236-9445 foxhillrvpark.com

Merry Mac’s Campground

E12995 Halweg Rd, Merrimac 53561 608-493-2367 merrymacscampground.com

Wheeler’s Campground

E11329 State Rd 159, Baraboo 608-356-4877 wheelerscampground.com


E10891 Coop Lane, Hwy BD, Baraboo 608-356-7425 baraboocandy.com............................See ad on page 25

Roots Chocolates LLC

PO Box 342, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-963-5319 rootschocolates.com

CASINO Ho-Chunk Bingo

S3214 County Rd BD, Baraboo 608-356-6210 ho-chunkgaming.com

Ho-Chunk Gaming­–Wisconsin Dells

S3214 County Rd BD, Baraboo 800-746-2486 ho-chunkgaming.com.......................See ad on page 72

CATERING Elite Catering & Bakery

648 W Mulberry St, Baraboo 608-355-2456 elitecatering.info

CELLULAR PHONE SALES & SERVICE Cell.Plus–U.S. Cellular Authorized Agent

906 Hwy 12 / Suite 102, Baraboo 608-356-9380 cell-plus.net.........................................See ad on page 43

Rescue Tech Mobile

69 Commerce St, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-678-2282 rescuetechmobile.com

58 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com


S3797 County Rd G, LaValle 53941 608-986-2781 carrvalleycheese.com

CHILDCARE Children’s Day Center and Preschool 525 Madison Ave, Baraboo 608-356-4116

Kids Quest/Cyber Quest

S3214 County Rd BD, Baraboo 608-356-6210 ext 7949 kidsquest.com

Sunshine Playhouse Childcare Centers LLC 620 Commerce Ave, Baraboo 608-355-5062 ssplayhouse.com

CHILDRENS CLOTHING / TOYS Just Imagine Toys LLC 120 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-5507 justimaginetoys.com

CHIROPRACTORS Colby Chiropractic

713 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-9024

Health Source of Baraboo

626 14th St / Suite B, Baraboo 608-355-7999 healthsourceofbaraboo.com

CHURCHES First Congregational United Church of Christ 131 6th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-4300 uccbboo.org

First Presbyterian Church of Baraboo 416 Ash St, Baraboo 608-356-5945 presbybaraboo.com

St Joseph Church

300 2nd St, Baraboo 608-356-4773 stjosephbaraboo.org

Trinity Episcopal Church 111 6th St, Baraboo 608-356-3620 trinitybaraboo.org


637 N Dewey Ave, Reedsburg 53959 608-393-4106

Grean Carpet Care

309 Dewitt St, Portage 53901 608-697-4098 greancarpetcare.com


Baraboo River Equine-Assisted Therapies (B.R.E.A.THE)

COFFEE & TEA Coffee Bean Connection

Baraboo River Runners

930 US Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-1110 maurices.com

701 Oak St, Baraboo 608-355-9999 cbeanc.com........................................See ad on page 35

Lodge Coffee Roasters 608-393-8920 lodgecoffeeroasters.com

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club S3347 Sand Rd, Baraboo 608-522-4905 badgersteamandgas.com

Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce 600 W Chestnut St, Baraboo 608-356-8333 baraboo.com

Baraboo Area Senior Citizen Organization 124 2nd St/Room 24, Baraboo 608-356-8464

Baraboo Area United Fund PO Box 290, Baraboo 608-963-4191

E12442 City Rd W, Baraboo 760-212-8021 barabooriverequineassistedtherapies.org PO Box 304, Baraboo 608-963-4193 barabooriverrunners.com

Baraboo Rotary Club Baraboo

Baraboo Theatre Guild Baraboo 608-620-4BTG (4284) barabootheatreguild.org

Boys & Girls Club of West-Central Wisconsin 124 2nd St, Baraboo 608-355-CLUB (2582) bgcwestcentralwi.org

Camp Gray Inc

E10213 Shady Lane Rd, Reedsburg 53959 608-356-8200 campgray.com

Easter Seals Wisconsin–Camp Wawbeek 1450 Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-254-8319 eastersealswisconsin.com

Friends of Mirror Lake

Baraboo Breast Savers Inc Baraboo baraboobreastsavers.org

E10320 Fern Dell Rd, Baraboo 608-254-2333 friendsofmirrorlake.org

Baraboo Community Heroes

Glacier’s Edge Council, Boy Scouts of America

135 4th St, Baraboo 608-355-2720 Find us on Facebook

5846 Manufacturers Dr, Madison 53708 608-310-7300 glaciersedge.org

Baraboo Concerts On The Square

Greater Sauk County Community Foundation

Baraboo 608-356-6908 ...................................See ad on page 15

Baraboo FFA Alumni

S3199 Fox Hill Rd, Baraboo 608-355-3974

Baraboo Lions Club 608-356-6037 baraboolions.org

Baraboo Optimist Club

Meetings at Log Cabin, Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. 1215 8th St, Baraboo 608-963-3238

Baraboo Range Preservation Association 124 2nd St/Room 33, PO Box 205, Baraboo 608-355-7512 baraboorange.org

PO Box 544, Baraboo 608-355-0884 greatersaukcountycf.org

Greenwood Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars 1210 9th St, Baraboo 608-393-1828 vfwwebcom.org/wi/post987

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area 1211 8th St, Baraboo 608-448-2888 hfhwisconsinriver.org

Hope House of South Central Wisconsin Inc 720 Ash St, PO Box 557, Baraboo 608-356-9123 hopehousescw.org

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The Kids’ Ranch

MSA Professional Services Inc

Kiwanis Club of Baraboo

Soaring Success–Sheridan Cloud

People Helping People


S4800 County Rd D, Rock Springs 53961 608-393-1081 thekidsranch.org PO Box 462, Baraboo 608-434-5413 barabookiwanis.org

306 Mine Rd, Baraboo 608-434-0002 phpofwisconsin.org

Sauk Columbia Society of Human Resource Mgt 45

1230 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-2771 msa-ps.com

N1381 Timm Rd, Lyndon Station 53944 608-477-5590 johncmaxwellgroup.com/sheridancloud

600 Camp St, Baraboo 608-381-0633 alwaysgreenwi.com

Friede & Associates LLC

Hillman Rd, Lake Delton 53940 608-355-3000 saukcountyhr.shrm.org

500 Utility Ct, Reedsburg 53959 608-524-4383 friede.com

Sauk County Humane Society/ Sauk County Animal Shelter

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services

618 Hwy 136, Baraboo 608-356-2520 saukhumane.org

1200 Lake St, Baraboo 608-356-8888 smbaraboo.com

St Clare Hospital Auxiliary


707 14th St, Baraboo 608-963-4470 stclare.com

VARC Inc (Sauk Division)

801 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-8211 caseys.com

220 Wengel Dr, Reedsburg 53959 608-524-3716 varcinc.com

Get n Go Mobil

Wormfarm Institute

Kwik Trip #657

28 E Main St, Reedsburg 53959 608-524-8672 wormfarminstitute.org

604 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-6102 kwiktrip.com/locations/details/657


Kwik Trip #834

5325 Wall St / Suite 2600, Madison 53718 608-571-3071 wemaketechsimple.com

JComp Technologies Inc 630 Pate St, Baraboo 608-356-1700 j-comp.com

CONCRETE PRODUCTS Croell Redi-Mix Inc 751 State Hwy 136, Baraboo 608-356-5543 croell.com

CONSULTANTS Elliott Consulting LLC

E12559 Neuman Rd, Baraboo 608-434-4451 elliottconsultingllc.com

60 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

325 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-2067

602 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-2620 kwiktrip.com/locations/details/834

Kwik Trip #855 (newest location) 1330 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-2108 kwiktrip.com/locations/details/855

Ponderosa BP

890 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S, Lake Delton 53940 608-253-2165

COUNSELING The Psychology Clinic of Baraboo 137 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-448-2797 thepsychologyclinicinc.com

DANCE INSTRUCTION Just For Kicks Dance Studio 925 Lake St, Baraboo 608-355-1311 justforkicksdancestudio.com


EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES Forward Service Corporation

DENTAL Dental Associates of Baraboo SC

J. Edwards Professional LLC dba Midwest Labor

880 14th St, Baraboo 608-356-6611 baraboodental.com

409 Broadway, Baraboo 608-355-0900 midwestlabor.com

Downtown Family Dental of Baraboo

Life Style Staffing

147 3rd St, Baraboo 608-356-3790 downtowndentalofbaraboo.com

624 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-5757 lifestylestaffing.com

DRUG & VARIETY STORES The Corner Drug Store

QPS Employment Group

326 Badger Dr, Baraboo 608-434-2489 labradordelivery.com

522 Oak St, Baraboo 608-356-8701 baraboocornerdrug.com.................See ad on page 35

Walgreens of Baraboo 603 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-1171 walgreens.com

EDUCATION Community Christian School of Baraboo E12654 County Rd T, Baraboo 608-448-2191 barabooccs.com

Madison Area Technical College

300 Alexander Ave, Reedsburg 53959 608-524-7800 matcmadison.edu

School District of Baraboo

423 Linn St, Baraboo 608-355-3950 baraboo.k12.wi.us..............................See ad on page 51

University of Wisconsin–Baraboo/Sauk County 1006 Connie Rd, Baraboo 608-355-5200 baraboo.uwc.edu

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW–Madison

975 University Ave / Suite 3260, Madison 53706 608-263-2221 bus.wisc.edu/cped/sbdc


E5349A Sand Hill Rd, Reedsburg 53959 608-727-2350 btontheweb.com

Hill’s Wiring Inc

615 W Hill St, Baraboo 608-356-9797 or 800-584-6690 hillswiring.com

414 Broadway / Suite 201A, Baraboo 608-448-3826 fsc-corp.org

507 Linn St / Suite C, Baraboo 608-647-8840 qpsemployment.com

The QTI Group

522 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-355-3000 qtigroup.com

Sauk County Job Center 505 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-355-4810 scwijobs.com

ENTERTAINMENT Baker Staging and Entertainment Services LLC PO Box 197, Baraboo 608-393-6484 bakerstaging.com

The Palace Theater

564 S Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-253-4000 dellspalace.com

Thunderbird Lanes

1117 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-9111 baraboolanes.com

Wisconsin Opry

E10964 Moon Rd, Baraboo 608-254-7951 wisconsinopry.com

EVENTS Fall Art Tour Inc

PO Box 438, Baraboo 608-356-9048 fallarttour.com

The Very Merry Holiday Fair Baraboo theverymerryholiday.com

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EVENTS & EVENT FACILITIES Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center

323 Water St, Baraboo 608-356-1096 baraboobanquet.com.......................See ad on page 29

Durward’s Glen OLRG Ltd

World Finance

830 US Hwy 12 / Suite 4, Baraboo 608-356-2294 worldacceptance.com


W11876 McLeisch Rd, Baraboo 608-356-8113 durwardsglen.org

528 Oak St, Baraboo 608-356-5811 Find us on Facebook

Sauk County Fair (Sauk Co Agricultural Society)

Bloom’s Unfold

700 Washington Ave, Baraboo 608-356-8707 (fair info) saukcountyfair.com............................See ad on page 11

Wild Rose Ranch LLC

E12311 County Rd W, Baraboo 608-772-3403 wildroseranchofbaraboo.com

FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES Ameriprise Financial–John Williams CRPC

8333 Greenway Blvd / Suite 330, Middleton 53562 608-829-8206 or 608-558-9958 ameripriseadvisors.com/john.w.williams/profile

Ameriprise Financial Services Inc– Ironwood Financial Group

114 4th St, Baraboo ameripriseadvisors.com/team/ironwood -financial-group

Compell Financial

315 Broadway, Baraboo 608-356-8376 badgerlandfinancial.com

Edward Jones–Downtown Baraboo 406 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-7277 edwardjones.com

203 Linn St, Baraboo 608-448-4757 bloomsunfold.com

Wild Apples LLC

302 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-1009 wildapplesfloral.com

FOOD & BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR Seneca Foods Corporation 801 Sauk Ave, Baraboo 608-356-3919 senecafoods.com

Sysco Foods of Baraboo 910 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-8711 sysco.com

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home 520 East St, Baraboo 608-356-4656 ragobaldwinfuneralhome.com

Redlin Funeral Home

401 Madison Ave, Baraboo 608-356-6571 redlinfuneralhome.com

Edward Jones West Baraboo–David Clark

GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS Bekah Kate’s—Kitchen, Kids & Home

507 Linn St / Suite A, Baraboo 608-355-0111 edwardjones.com

117 3rd St, Baraboo 608-356-3133 bekahkates.com

MBE Wealth Management LLC

Laurie’s Gifts & More

Raymond James Financial Services

Red Shed Garden & Gifts

SagePoint Financial–William Greenhalgh

Rethought Drawings—a division of Charcoal Expressions LLC

908 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-1000 mbewealth.com

109 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-7449 raymondjames.com/bnbfinancialservices 202 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-355-0907

62 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

Located in the Wisconsin Dells Craft Mall S2279 Timothy Ln, Baraboo 608-381-0703 302 8th St, Baraboo 608-448-4414

216 9th Ave, Baraboo 608-434-2436 rethoughtdrawings.com

Wild Bird Barn

House of Wellness Fitness & Aquatic Center


Pulse Fitness and Training

674 W Mulberry St, Baraboo 608-356-2920 wildbirdbarnbaraboo.com

223 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-2550 Find us on Facebook

GOLF Baraboo Country Club & Fore Seasons 401 Mine Rd, Baraboo 608-356-8195 (golf shop) 608-356-6141 (restaurant) baraboocountryclub.com

Coldwater Canyon Golf Course at Chula Vista Resort

1000 Chula Vista Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-254-8489 wisconsindellsgolf.com

Fairfield Hills Golf Course & Range S3308 Fox Hill Rd, Baraboo 608-356-5524 fairfieldhillsgolfcourse.com

Spring Brook Resort & Golf Course

242 Lake Shore Dr, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-254-1460 spring-brook.com

GROCERY STORES Bill’s Food Center

787 N Main St, Oregon 53575 608-835-3939 billsfoodcenter.com

BWP Fresh Express Market

935 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-6969 bwpfreshexpressmarket.com.........See ad on page 23

Festival Foods

615 Hwy 136, Baraboo 844-937-2566 festfoods.com

Maurer’s Market

216 Washington Ave, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-254-8313 maurersmarket.com

HEALTH & FITNESS Anytime Fitness 434 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-3633 anytimefitness.com


S2845 White Eagle Rd, Baraboo 608-355-5155 houseofwellnessfitnesscenter.com 501 Hitchcock St, Baraboo 608-448-2807 baraboopulse.com

Swim Reedsburg

E6881 N Dewey Ave, Reedsburg 53959 608-524-4555 swimreedsburg.com


127 3rd St, Baraboo 608-356-9768 grainery.biz..........................................See ad on page 35

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Hillestad Heating & Cooling 919 Development Dr, Lodi 608-356-4550 hillestadheating.com

Pointon Heating and Air Conditioning Inc

601 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-4177 pointonheating.com..........................See ad on page 51

Shields Fireside Hearth & Home 302 Linn St, Baraboo 608-355-9060 shieldsfireside.com

Statz Mechanical

S5968 Rock Elm Rd, Rock Springs 53961 608-524-3030 statzmechanical.com

Top Hat Fireplace & Chimney Specialists 401 Linn St, Baraboo 608-356-7268 tophat-pro.com

HOME FURNISHINGS McGann Furniture Inc 201 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-9489 mcgannfurniture.net

Ploetz Furniture Co 129 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-5225 ploetzfurniture.com

Slumberland Furniture 315 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-9555 slumberland.com

614 Oak St, Baraboo 608-355-0100 baraboocurves.com explore BARABOO 2018 ! 63

HOME IMPROVEMENT Precision Power Washing LLC

HOUSING & STORAGE Holtz & Associates Management LLC

Senger Lumber Inc

Kris Kohlman Property Management LLC

724 Rivercrest Dr, Baraboo 608-393-3677 ppwbaraboo.com

E1100 Terrytown Rd, Baraboo 608-356-6395 sengerlumber.com.............................See ad on page 16

Your Best Maintenance Solutions PO Box 394, Lake Delton 53940 608-393-2878

HOTELS / MOTELS / RESORTS / CABINS Baker’s Sunset Bay Resort 921 Canyon Rd, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-254-8406 sunsetbayresort.com

Best Western Baraboo Inn 725 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-1100 bestwestern.com/barabooinn

Campus Inn Motel

750 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-8366

Clarion Hotel and Convention Center

626 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-6422 clarionhotel.com ................................See ad on page 27

Devil’s Head Resort

S6330 Bluff Rd, Merrimac 53561 608-493-2251 devilsheadresort.com

Granny’s Cottage

Neuman Rd, Baraboo 608-963-1372

Rustic Ridge Log Cabin Lodging

E13981 County Rd DL, Merrimac 53561 608-493-2440 rusticridgecabins.com

Springhill Suites by Marriott

461 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-678-2225 marriott.com/msnsh

Thunderbird Motor Inn 1013 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-7757 thunderbirdmotorinn.com

Willowood Inn

S5509 County Rd DL, Baraboo 608-356-5474 willowoodinn.com

64 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

PO Box 429, 101 Miller Dr, Lake Delton 53940 608-350-1032 hamgnt.com 731 Water St, Sauk City 53583 608-643-2494 checkrentals.com

PAC Management Inc

1875 W Pine St/Apt 202, Baraboo 608-393-3324 pacmanagement.us

Real Estate Management Solutions LLC (REMS) 201 8th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-5050 remsmbe.com

Villas at Baraboo

1020 Connie Rd, Baraboo 608-448-4199 liveatboou.com

ICE CREAM Edwards’ Ice Cream 615 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-6113

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS Althoff, George & Cathy

710 Naragansett Ave, Baraboo 608-356-3205

Anderson, Chris

537 Lake Wisconsin Dr, Merrimac 53561 608-493-2066

Andres, Maggie Reedsburg 53959

Gerdman, Gilbert & Lynn 1401 Crawford St, Baraboo 608-356-5840

Premo, Peter W

1218 9th St, Baraboo 608-356-3588

Sacia, Karen

1911 Draper St, Baraboo 608-356-3747

Snyder, Michael A

109 Monroe St, Baraboo 608-356-4863

Spink, Harold & Mary Baraboo



Allstate Insurance–Shelly Cibulka Insurance Group, LLC

Flambeau Inc

6420 Exchange St, McFarland 53558 608-513-2052 aflac.com

100 3rd St, Baraboo 608-355-0494 allstateagencies.com/shellycibulka....See ad on page 50

American Family Insurance–Sheila Link Agency

157 Linn St, Baraboo 608-356-1234 sheilalink.com.....................................See ad on page 17

Andrews Insurance

515 South Blvd / Suite B, Baraboo 608-356-3522

AVID Risk Solutions Inc–Jane Franzen

2501 Parmenter St / Suite 200A, Middleton 53562 608-827-4525 avidrisk.com

Dean Health Plan

1277 Deming Way, Madison 53717 800-279-1301 deancare.com/chamber

Don-Rick Insurance

313 Oak St, Baraboo 608-356-6606 don-rick.com......................................See ad on page 49

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

1265 John Q Hammons Dr, Madison 53717 608-251-4156 ghcscw.com

Gunderson & Associates

441 E Main St, Reedsburg 53959 608-448-2378 gundersonandassociates.com

Johnsen Insurance

402 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-5515 johnseninsurance.com

Schwarz Insurance

401 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-9406 schwarzins.com

LIBRARY Baraboo Public Library 230 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-6166 baraboopubliclibrary.org


1111 Walnut St (Hwy 123 S), Baraboo 608-356-8303 barabooawning.com 801 Lynn Ave, Baraboo 608-355-6500 flambeau.com

Hammond Power Solutions Inc 1100 Lake St, Baraboo 608-356-3921 hammondpowersolutions.com

LSC Communications

1300 Sauk Ave, Baraboo 608-355-3629 lsccom.com

Razor Composites LLC 1315 Lake St, Baraboo 866-838-8147 razorcomposites.com

Synergy Metalworks LLC

420 Commerce Ave, Baraboo 608-356-3003 synergymetalworks.com

Teel Plastics

1060 Teel Ct, Baraboo 608-355-3080 teel.com

MARINAS Ferrylanding Marine Inc

217 Wisconsin St, Merrimac 53561 608-493-2679 ferrylandingmarineinc.com

MEAT (RETAIL) The Meat Market

700 Lincoln Ave, Baraboo, 608-356-5574 230 W Munroe Ave, Lake Delton, 608-253-3303 themeatmarket.net

MEDICAL & NURSING CARE Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care

1670 South Blvd, Baraboo 800-553-4289 agrace.org...........................................See ad on page 53


507 Linn St / Unit B, Baraboo 608-355-5015 brightstarcare.com

Davis Duehr Dean–Baraboo 1626 Tuttle St / Suite 1, Baraboo 608-356-2020 deancare.com/ddd

506 Linn St, Baraboo 608-355-0580

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New Life Physical Therapy

840 US Hwy 12 / Suite 3, Baraboo 608-356-2334 newlifept.com

Oral Surgery Center 1203 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-2112 oralfacial.net

Pro Care Anesthesia Services SC

S4985 Kohlmeyer Rd, North Freedom 53951 608-522-3683

SSM Health • St Clare Hospital

707 14th St, Baraboo 608-356-1400 stclare.com............................................See ad on page 2

MEDICAL SUPPLY Community Home Medical Equipment LLC 1212 8th St / Suite 3, Baraboo 608-355-0774

MERCHANT PAYMENT SERVICES Wind River Financial 65 Buttonwood Ct, Madison 53718 608-442-5699 windriverfinancial.com

MOBILE FOOD VENDOR A’ Mini-Donuts PO Box 562, Baraboo 941-284-8182

MUNICIPALITIES City of Baraboo 135 4th St, Baraboo 608-355-2715 cityofbaraboo.com

NEWSPAPERS / PUBLICATIONS Baraboo News Republic 714 Matt’s Ferry Rd, Baraboo 608-356-4808 baraboonewsrepublic.com

NUTRITION, WELLNESS & MASSAGE Angelic Hypnosis & Reiki 120 3rd St / Suite E, Baraboo 608-477-5549


PET SUPPLIES Kombat Boots, Inc

1665 Water St, Baraboo 608-742-4433 kombatboots.com

PLUMBERS Country Plumber Inc

N6758 Hwy 51, Portage 53901 608-742-2648 countryplumber.com

Sprecher Plumbing Inc

601 1/2 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-1033

Terrytown Plumbing Inc

465 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-8919 terrytownplumbing.com..................See ad on page 53


111 Progressive Dr, Lake Delton 53940 608-254-4202 econoprint.com or powderkegwebdesign.com

La Crosse Graphics Inc

3025 East Ave S, La Crosse 54601 608-788-2500 or 800-832-2503 lacrossegraphics.com

Minuteman Press

626 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-355-9916 baraboo.minutemanpress.com.......See ad on page 46

Thysse Printing Service

281 W Netherwood St, Oregon 53575 608-249-6951 thysseprinting.com


1720 Elizabeth St / Unit 4, Baraboo 608-393-7419 keriolson.com

PROPANE Hohl’s Propane Inc

707 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-2168

RADIO / TV STATIONS Baraboo Broadcasting 99.7 MAXFM

S3055 County Rd BD, Baraboo 608-356-4737 dellprairieprinters.com

407 Oak St, Baraboo 608-356-3974

Rhyme Business Products

203 8th Ave, Baraboo 608-524-1400

N6832 Hwy 51 S, Portage 53901 608-742-3747 rhymebiz.com

66 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

Magnum Broadcasting

REAL ESTATE & SERVICES Brunker Realty Group

RENTAL STORES Riverside Rentals

Bunbury & Associates Realtors


116 3rd St / Suite 1, Baraboo 608-448-4377 samanthiabrunkerrealty.com 123 4th St, Baraboo 608-356-7720 bunburyrealtors.com

Century 21 Affiliated

103 Ash St, Baraboo 608-356-6045 riversiderentals.com

116 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-355-0977 barabooburgercompany.com.........See ad on page 22

880 US Hwy 12 / Suite 4, Baraboo 608-356-7777 Century21Affiliated.com

Barn Restaurant & Bar

First Weber Group of Baraboo

Bonzos of Baraboo at the Best Western

135 Linn St, Baraboo 608-356-7711 firstweber.com

First Weber Inc.–Lake Delton

220 S Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-253-5871 firstweber.com...................................See ad on page 29

Greenwood Appraisal Inc 406 Ash St, Baraboo 608-356-7131

Harry Machtan Realty Inc

S5566 State Rd DL, Baraboo 608-356-2161 725 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-1100

Broadway Diner

304 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-3287 broadwaydinereats.com

Coach House Restaurant & Bar

114 W Broadway St, Rock Springs 53961 608-522-5545

Culver’s of West Baraboo

317 Oak St, Baraboo 608-356-8339

420 Linn St (Hwy 33 E), Baraboo 608-356-2650 culvers.com

RE/MAX Grand

Domino’s Pizza

RE/MAX Preferred

Fore Seasons

144 4th Ave / Suite 3, Baraboo 608-356-4100 remax-baraboo.com.........................See ad on page 23 PO Box 515, Baraboo 608-276-8110 baraboorealestate.com

Stand Rock Properties LLC

844 8th Ave / Suite A, Baraboo 608-355-5080 dominos.com......................................See ad on page 13 401 Mine Rd, Baraboo 608-356-6141

Fratelli’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant

1670 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-849-5343

506 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-448-2167 myfratellis.com

Stark Company Realtors

Glacier Rock Restaurant & Convention Center

1025 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-6644 starkhomes.com

630 W Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-4869 glacierrockbaraboo.com..................See ad on page 27

Will Meissner–Wisconsin Dells Realty

Ishnala Supper Club

319 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells 53965 262-825-3781 facebook.com/willmeissnerrealtor

S2011 Ishnala Rd, Lake Delton 53940 608-253-1771 ishnala.com


Jose’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant

2801 Hill Ave, Superior 54880 715-394-5000 superiorcampers.com

825 8th St, Baraboo 608-448-2162 josesauthenticmexicanrestaurant.com


900 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-0747 barabookfccatering.com explore BARABOO 2018 ! 67

Little Village Cafe

Golden Needle Embroidery

Log Cabin Family Restaurant & Bakery

SKIN CARE Haareway Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Center

146 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-2800 littlevillagecafe.com 1215 8th St, Baraboo 608-356-8245 logcabin-baraboo.com


314 Pine St, Baraboo 608-356-2654 mccourtesy.com

Milio’s Sandwiches 935 8th St, Baraboo 608-355-9230 milios.com

Papa Murphy’s

906 Hwy 12 / Suite 103, Baraboo 608-356-7282

Pizza Hut

422 W Pine St, West Baraboo 608-356-9500 pizzahut.com

Pizza Ranch

916 Gateway Dr, Baraboo 608-448-2215 pizzaranch.com................................ See ad on page 19

River’s Edge Pub & Grub

S4751 County Hwy PF, North Freedom 53951 608-522-3385

2910 New Pinery Rd, Portage 53901 608-742-9300 wisconsinlaserandskincenter.com.See ad on page 44

SPORTING GOODS Wildside Action Sports

880 Hwy 12 / Suite 1, Baraboo 608-356-9218 wildbaraboo.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Bug Tussel Wireless Internet 830 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-402-2848 bugtusselwireless.com

Pointon Communications LLC 202 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-355-0257 pointon.com

Pridham Audio Video

3001 Perry St, Madison 53713 608-273-3676 pridhamaudiovideo.com

Star Connection LLC

30 County Rd A, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-253-6600

S2634 County Rd BD / Suite 1, Baraboo 608-355-2025 starconnection.net

RETAIL STORES Devil’s Lake Concession Corp

TOUR GUIDES Baraboo Tours

Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo 608-356-3381 devilslakebaraboo.com

410 14th Ave, Baraboo 608-963-2821 barabootours.com

Farm and Fleet

TOWING Craig’s Towing

1100 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-7736 farmandfleet.com

Market America

E10149 Antler Court, Reedsburg 53959 715-573-6679 SHOP.com/getithere

52492 County Rd BD, Baraboo 608-356-7400

TRANSPORTATION Baraboo Bar Buddies 124 2nd St, Baraboo 608-370-4354

Walmart Supercenter

Baraboo Transit

920 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-1765

107 Water St, Baraboo 608-356-8300


Kobussen Buses Ltd

202 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-355-2909 absoluteimprints.com

68 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

202 Old Hwy 33, Baraboo 608-448-4482 kobussen.com

TRAVEL AGENCY Burkhalter Travel

141 3rd Ave, Baraboo 608-356-4999 burkhaltertravel.com

TRUCKING / MOVING Deppe Transit LLC 1323 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-355-9610

Mailboxes Moving LLC

620 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-355-3301 mailboxesmovingllc.com

U-Haul Moving & Storage

625 Linn St, Baraboo 608-402-4052 or Toll Free 888-851-9017 uhaul.com

UNIFORM SUPPLY SERVICE Aramark Uniform Services 110 E Haertel St, Portage 53901 608-742-1599 aramark.com

Band Box Cleaners & Laundry Inc 301 Linn St, West Baraboo 608-372-5642 bandboxclean.com

UTILITIES Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative 401 E Lake St, Friendship 53934 acecwi.com

Alliant Energy

520 Commerce Ave, Baraboo 800-255-4268 alliantenergy.com

VETERINARIANS Baraboo Valley Veterinary Clinic 403 South Pkwy, Baraboo 608-355-2882 baraboovalleyveterinaryclinic.com

Hill-Dale Veterinary Hospital

536 Berkley Blvd, Baraboo 608-356-9433 hill-dale.com.......................................See ad on page 19

WASTE SERVICES Advanced Disposal

300 Raemisch Rd, Waunakee 608-575-0763 advanceddisposal.com

Pellitteri Waste Systems

7035 Raywood Rd, Madison 53713 608-408-0618 pellitteri.com

Picketts Septic Tank Service 720 Lincoln Ave, Baraboo 608-356-8151

WATER / WATER CONDITIONING Culligan Total Water Conditioning 1501 Lake St, Baraboo 608-356-7560 culligantotalwaterbaraboo.com

Turner Oil Co Inc

413 Hwy 12, Baraboo 608-356-5796

WEBSITE DESIGN Aspect Multimedia

E11126 Carpenter St, Baraboo 608-434-5241 info@aspectmultimedia.com

Skillet Creek Media

S3706 Fairfield Rd, Baraboo 608-381-0428 devilslakewisconsin.com

TOTL Marketing

S5315 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Baraboo 608-355-0020 totlmktg.com

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS Geomar Inc 850 17th St, Prairie du Sac 53578 608-643-6544

WINE & SPIRITS / WINERY / DISTILLERY/BREWERY Baraboo Bluff Winery E9120 Terrytown Rd, Baraboo 608-237-1379 baraboobluffwinery.com

BaraBrew Wine & Spirits 503 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-448-4747 barabrew.com

Con Amici

126 3rd St, Baraboo 608-355-9463 conamiciwine.com

Driftless Glen Distillery 300 Water St, Baraboo 608-356-4536 driftlessglen.com

Fawn Creek Winery

3619 13th Ave, Wisconsin Dells 53965 608-253-4400 fawncreekwinery.com.......................See ad on page 15

Port Huron Brewing Company

805 Business Park Rd, Wisconsin Dells 608-253-0340 porthuronbeer.com explore BARABOO 2018 ! 69



EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS Emergency Police Department Sheriff Department St. Clare Hospital Crime Stoppers Ambulance Fire Department

911 608-355-2720 608-356-4895 608-356-1400 888-847-7285 608-356-3455 608-355-2710

Crisis Helpline 608-355-4200 | 800-533-5692 Sauk County Conservation, Planning & Zoning 608-355-3245 Sauk County Development Corporation 608-355-2084

City of Baraboo 135 4th St cityofbaraboo.com

Village of West Baraboo 500 Cedar St vi.westbaraboo.wi.gov


608-355-2730 ext 309


Building Inspector












City Hall or Village Hall



Parks & Recreation Department



Public Works



Water Bill



Pet License



Voter Registration





*denotes contracted by third party Questions regarding policies outside the city limits, please contact the appropriate village or township.

ALLIANT ENERGY: Electric 800-862-6261

POST OFFICE: 303 Broadway St, Baraboo 608-356-7715

ALLIANT ENERGY: Natural Gas 800-862-6263

INDOOR SWIMMING POOL: 1531 Draper St, Baraboo 608-355-4665

CENTURYTEL: Telephone & Internet 800-201-4099 CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS: Cable TV, Internet & Telephone 800-581-0081 LIBRARY 230 4th Ave, Baraboo 608-356-6166

OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL: 300 South Blvd, Baraboo 608-355-2764 WISCONSIN DMV: 1000 Log Lodge Ct, West Baraboo 608-264-7447 (Madison Call Center)

70 Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce baraboo.com

ALTERNATE-SIDE PARKING: October 1–April 15 (City of Baraboo) December 1–March 15 (Village of West Baraboo) OPEN BURNING INFORMATION: Burn only on even calendar days from 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. in the City of Baraboo. Permit required in advance from Village Hall in the Village of West Baraboo.

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