Exploring the Area

 

There is so much to see and do in the area.  Some Favorites include:

House on the Rock : Spring Green, WI- Spring Green is 10 miles from the campground and then another 8 miles south of Spring Green you will find House on the Rock.

Taliesin: By Frank Lloyd Wright  Spring Green, WI- Spring Green is 10 miles east of the campground and then another 9 miles to Taliesin.

The AD German Warehouse: by Frank Lloyd Wright Richland Center, WI- Richland Center is 10 miles west of the campground.

The town of Spring Green- Has some of the nicest shops you'll find anywhere.  Great places to eat as well. Don't forget the annual art fair that has some of the most amazing artisans. June 24/25 2017  Spring Green is 10 miles east of the campground.

Here is the link to Spring Green Activities.  http://www.springgreen.com/

The town of Richland Center- Has a lot going on during the summer as well, high school rodeo, truck and tractor pull, redneck rally.  Follow the link to their list of annual events.  Page 17/18 has the list.  http://richlandcentertourism.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-Visitor-Guide-Book.pdf

 Paddling or Tubing the Wisconsin and Pine Rivers, Long Lake and Smith Slough and Sand Prairie State Natural Area:

Hiking or Biking the 14 Mile Pine River Bike Path:  Directly across from the campground entrance. This goes 3.5 miles to the east and 10 miles to the west which takes you down along the Pine River. (the old rail bed, limestone/gravel base)

 

Hiking within an hour of the campground:

          Rockbridge: North and west of the campground about 30 minutes

             Pewits Nest State Natural Area: North and east of the campground about 45 minutes

             Parfreys Glen State Natural Area:  North and east of the campground about 45 minutes

Governor Dodge State Park (day amission fee charged)   South and east of the campground

Blue Mound State Park (day admission fee charged)    South and east of the campground

Devils Lake State Park (day admission fee charged)    North and east of the campground

Other Great Sightseeing Opportunities:

Akey School Museum- Just a 10 minute drive from the campground. (west and south)

Madison- Spend the day taking in all that this wonderful city has to offer.  The capitol building inside and outside, walk state street and shop to your hearts content or enjoy many of the fine restaurants and micro brews this city has to offer.  UW Madison Geology Museum was really interesting!  Of course there is the Childrens Museum, Veterans Museum , Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison of Contemporary Art or the Chazen Museum of Art. Head to the mustard museum in Middleton WI, a short drive from downtown Madison and a great place to sample some of the thousands of variety of mustard they have for sale!

Wisconsin Dells- an easy 1 hour trip from the campground!   (north and east of the campground)

North Freedom Train and Museum-  This is a wonderful trip for any age, the museum is great and has a train ride too.  You can even ride in the Engine or Caboose! (you need reservations for the engine and caboose)  (north and east of the campground)

Circus Museum- Baraboo  If you take in the North Freedom Train and Museum then just a short drive into Baraboo and the Circus Museum. (north and east)

The Lead Mine and Museum-Platteville  About an hour south west of the campground, this is great for young and old, great museum to see first and then down into the lead mine that is located under several blocks of town.  (south and west of the campground)

Mineral Point WI- Located about 20 miles north of Platteville or about 40 minutes from the campground, this beautiful town has a rich history and a small cornish settlement called shake Rag Alley.  Shops, pottery, train depot museum, great food including a cornish pasty at the RED ROOSTER Cafe and other eateries in town.  (south and west of the campground)

Viroqua- A couple of antique stores, the Lucy Stone Marker should be checked out!  On July 4th 1856 she made one of the first womens rights and anti-slavery speeches!  There are many very old head stones in that cemetery as well if you like to explore old cemeteries!  (west of the campground)

Viola- Another small town with charm.  They also have an annual horse and colt show that includes a horse pull!  If you've never experienced a horse pull you have to check it out.  (west of the campground)

LaCross WI- If you are looking to spend the day sightseeing, this would be one of my first choices!  This 80 mile trek westbound along highway 14 is pretty stunning, in addition there are some wonderful small towns along the way that have antique, salvage (make sure you stop at Kickapoo trading post in reedstown) and other unique shops. LaCross is a great place for exploring and shopping and also has some great dining options.  Just another hour up the road on the MN side you want to make sure that you visit the National Eagle Center in Wabasha MN.  Very close access to their eagles, they even have a golden eagle.  All of the eagles are in an open concept area, they have access to a perch, water to drink or play in and the setting is right along the river, just beautiful!  They also have several talks per day that include an up close and personal view of these spectacular birds of prey.  One of my personal favorite places to visit! (west)

If you enjoy junking and salvage here is the place for you!  You NEVER know what you'll find there!

Here is to EXPLORING the area

Don't forget about our fall here in the beautiful Driftless Area!

Don't forget about the WINERIES and CHEESE

 

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