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Historic Sites

Villa Louis, Prairie du Chien
Villa Louis, an 1870s Victorian mansion, overlooks some of Wisconsin's most historic ground, including the site of the only battle of the War of 1812 fought in Wisconsin. Built by the family of Hercules Dousman, who amassed a fortune in fur trade and other frontier investments, the house is stocked with numerous furnishings and artwork original to the Dousman household, making it one of the most authentically furnished Victorian houses in the nation. For information call: (608)326-2721

Heritage Hill, Green Bay
A state park operated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Heritage hill is a 40-acre complex of twenty-five furnished, historic buildings grouped into pioneer, small town, military and agriculture theme areas. Authentically costumed guides interpret the two hundred years of history found here. The complex presents the 1672 Wisconsin fur trade area, the 1836 military heritage of nearby Fort Howard, the homes of shops of 1871 and the 1905 cheese factory and Belgian Farm. For information call: (800)721-5150

Madeline Island Historical Museum, La Pointe
Madeline Island, the largest of the pristine Apostle Islands, lies just off the tip of Wisconsin's Bayfield Peninsula. Historically the spiritual homeland of the Ojibwa people, the island became an important hub of the fur trade in the 17th century and later was the site of commercial fishing and logging activity. By the early 20th century, the island had become a vacation getaway. Today, the museum exhibits a rich array of artifacts that relate to all these chapters in the island's long and colorful history. For information call: (715)747-2415

Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
More than fifty historic buildings once located all over Wisconsin now dot the hills and valleys of this outdoor museum of immigrant farm and family life. An 1870s crossroads village re-creates small town life in Wisconsin while farmsteads representing German, Polish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian immigrant settlers reflect the heritage of those who built them. Guides outfitted in the fashion of the day greet visitors as they travel from farmstead to farmstead aboard a tram, or hike nature trails winding through lush woods. For information call: (414)594-6300

Circus World Museum, Baraboo
Baraboo is the birthplace of the world-famous Ringling Bros. Circus. Today, the museum encompasses fifty acres of circus history. Thrill to the performances of world-class aerialists, animal acts and clowns presented under the Big Top! The museum also hosts the largest collection (150) of antique circus parade wagons in the world. For information call: (608)356-0800
Tourist Attractions

Pleasure Valley Llamas
Come join us and experience our chilean llamas. Including an obstacle course, a llama decked to go trekking, audience participation, and a chance to pet a llama. Open 1pm-3pm, Wed.- Sun, 5/28-8/29. Rain or Shine. For information call: (920)994-9294

Rainbow Falls Family Park
Wisconsin's best kept secret! Splash in the wave pool. Enjoy the thrill of zero gravity! Plus 5 waterslides, mini-golf, bumper boats. Open daily till Labor Day. Also visit Rainbow kids indoor family Ent. Ctr. Open year-round. For information call: (715)345-1950

Camp Five Museum and Lumberjack Special Steam Train
Ride the Lumberjack Special steam train to sight of an original logging camp, Camp 5. Enjoy logging museum, blacksmith shop, 1900 country store, green treasure forest tour, farm corral in Forest Co. For information call: (800)774-3414

Green Bay Packer Stadium Tours
A fascinating guided 1 1/2 hour tour starts from the Packer Hall of Fame. Mid-June through Labor Day. Go behind the scenes at the historic Lambeau Field. See the press box, private suites, visitor locker room and more. For information call: (888)442-7225

House on the rock
From awe-inspiring to mystifying, our attraction is home to a myriad of exhibits including whimsical carousels, enormous sea creatures, fascinating music machines and so much more. For information call: (608)935-3639