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This organization helps to save cranes worldwide. There are 15 types, and they are all housed here. Cranes are on 5 continents and there's one type that can fly at 35,000 feet. There's a really nice space for Whopping cranes, one of 2 native to North America. They also do the Whooping Crane Migration from Wisconsin to Florida where a guy in a white suit flies a small light aircraft down to FLA and the Cranes follow him.
Written Nov 1, 2009
Address: E-11376 Shady Lane Rd. P.O. Box 351
Phone: 608-356-9462 x101
Dr Evermore, makes sculptures out of scrap metal. You have to see it to believe it. The 320 ton Forevertron that soars up to 3 or 4 stories high. The aliens and bugs that tower above you. The strange looking birds with tubas for bodies, the ostrich with long thin bugles for feathers.
He has many of these things in his yard, probably up to 500 of them scattered around.
It's on Hwy 12, turn east on Armory View, then left on Commerce Dr. park there. About 8 miles north of Sauk Prairie and about 6 miles south of Baraboo. Right across from the old Badger Ammunition Plant.
Open 9-5, sundays noon - 5pm.
Updated Mar 11, 2007
Address: Hwy 12, near Delaneys Surplus.
A popular state park surrounding a lake. There are places to picnic and a couple of “beaches” to sit in the sun or go swimming. However, the best part is the hiking. Rock climbing is also permitted. The lake is surrounded by purple limestone boulders, through which are some pretty exciting hiking trails.
I think that it costs around $5 per car if you have in state tags, $10 per car, otherwise.
Updated May 3, 2006
Hike the bluffs at Devil's Lake State Park.
Devils Lake is situated on the Ice Age Trail, formed by glaciers. The hiking trails take you up the bluffs 500 ft and offers spectacular views. There is a lot to do here - hiking, swimming, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing....it's a great park.
Written Feb 25, 2003
The Alpine, as we locals know it, is the oldest established restaurant in Baraboo. Fortunately for us it has undergone extensive changes in the last 5 years under its new owner. Stop in for breakfast or lunch, or for a Friday fish fry. Great homemade soups and pies. You can get your standard fare, omelets, pancakes, burgers, etc, but there are also vegetarian selections. Almost everything is homemade. The price is low. Located in the downtown off the square. I personally recommend the apple pancakes with the applewood smoked bacon. This restaurant also serves beer and wine.
Written May 31, 2006
Address: 4th Avenue just off the square
This unique restaurant is designed as if you were in this enormous log cabin filled with unique wood carvings. The comfortable atmosphere is a nice offset to either a fast-paced day at the Dells or the Circus World Museum. A lot of locals come here, too which speaks to the quality of the food. All of the food is homemade, from the rolls, the soup and especially their desserts. You want to eat light so that you can make room for their desserts. Breakfasts are pretty hearty, and their food is general American fare, but all is very good.
Favorite Dish: The ribs are very good and have a lot of flavor for something that is not either in North Carolina, Memphis, KC or Texas. Their pies are all worthwhile.
Written Sep 11, 2005
Favorite thing: The Circus World Museum has a superb collection of circus wagons. Each year they stage a Circus Parade . In 2004 the parade seems to be in Baraboo. They have a web site . Just Google " Circus World Museum"
Updated Jun 18, 2004
Favorite thing: There are other things in Wisconsin besides cheese and the Green Bay Packers. In the early 1900's when the big circuses were supreme Wisconsin became the winter home for some of the large circuses. Hence the existance of the " Circus World Museum" in Baraboo , Wisconsin . Things to see are : a large number of circus wagons , a one hour circus presentation , and a good display of the history of circuses in the USA. A morning should do to see everything .
Updated May 4, 2004
Fondest memory: The circus museum included a performance under the tent. Our children were small then, and had a great time.
Written Aug 24, 2002