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    by Tom_In_Madison Written Nov 1, 2009

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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.

    Whooping crane This one loves to socialize and dance Siberian Crane??
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    by Tom_In_Madison Updated Mar 11, 2007

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    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.

    Some motor vehicle contraption Strange men Alien? Little green men in a band. Frogs? The Forevertron ! 3 stories or so tall.
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    by leplaya Updated May 3, 2006

    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.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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  • by boogirl Written May 31, 2006

    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.

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  • by jemmelt Written Sep 11, 2005

    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.

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    by RACCOON1 Updated Jun 18, 2004

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    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"

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    by RACCOON1 Updated May 4, 2004

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    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 .

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    by basstbn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: The circus museum included a performance under the tent. Our children were small then, and had a great time.

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