The mission of the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate and enhance business development through a partnership with our community to achieve growth and prosperity.
"400" State Trail, 240 Railroad St., Reedsburg, 800-844-3507, reedsburg.org. A 22-mile former railroad bed is now a bike, horse and snowmobile trail from Reedsburg to Elroy. The trail connects to the prestigious Elroy-Sparta trail. State trail pass is required and available for purchase on site. The Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the 400 Trail Headquarters, which is located in the railroad depot, a State of Wisconsin Historic site.
CAL Center, 1100 S Albert Ave, Reedsburg, 608-524-3532, calcenterpresents.org. The Communication, Arts and Learning (CAL) Center, located adjacent to the Reedsburg Area High School, is a 600 seat, state-of-the-art performing arts theatre. Events at the CAL Center range from local programs to regional, national and international professional acts.
Carr Valley Cheese, S3797 County Rd G, LaValle, 608-986-2781, carrvalleycheese.com. Owned and operated by the Cook family, Carr Valley Cheese Company is over one hundred years old. 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.
Devil's Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, 608-356-8301, dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/devilslake. Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest and the most visited. Offering magnificent views from 500' quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest, E846 Forest Dr, Valton, 608-692-2826, finearts.edgewood.edu/painted-forest. Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest is a simple wooden structure located in Valton, WI. The building was built in 1898 and served as the fraternal lodge hall of the Modern Woodmen of America (MWA). The plain exterior doesn't begin to tell the stories of the complex paintings found on every inch of the building within, with dramatic scenes depicting secret MWA rituals and activities. The paintings are the masterwork of artist and itinerant painter Ernest Hupeden, who was born in 1858. The Painted Forest is now being preserved and operated as an educational facility by Edgewood College in Madison. Free outdoor family art activities, live music and docent tours on the Second Sunday of each month June through October. Join in fun 'make & take' art activities for all ages and abilities, guided tours of Ernest Hupeden's visionary murals, and an afternoon music concert and food served on the grounds. These will be great family outings!
Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd, North Freedom, 800-930-1385, midcontinent.org. An outdoor, living museum and operating railroad recreating the small town/short line 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.
Mirror Lake State Park, E10320 Fern Dell Rd, Baraboo, 608-254-2333, dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/mirrorlake/. Sandstone bluffs border a quiet lake. Hiking, picnicking, camping, swimming, fishing, boating (rentals available) and cross-country skiing. Guided hikes and nature programs. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Seth Peterson Cottage located in park (tours and overnight rental available). Wisconsin State Park Pass required.
Natural Bridge State Park, E7792 County Hwy C, North Freedom, 608-356-8301, dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/naturalbridge/. The highlight of this 560 acre park is a large sandstone arch. A rock shelter on the site is believed to have been inhabited by humans over 11,000 years ago. Open Spring-Fall. Wisconsin State Park Pass required.
Norman Rockwell Display, Voyageur Inn & Conference Center, 200 Viking Dr, Reedsburg, 608-524-6431. Delight in every piece of this large art collection, showcasing the joys, sorrows and laughter found in ordinary life in America! This display can be publicly viewed at the Voyageur Inn and Conference Center in Reedsburg.
Reedsburg Area Historical Society Pioneer Log Village, E7882 Hwy 33, Reedsburg, 608-495-3499, firstname.lastname@example.org . This seasonal stop (Memorial Day-late September) will take you back to a time when there were no phones, bathrooms, running water or electricity. This collection of log buildings from the area is nestled in the pines just 3 miles east of Reedsburg on Hwy 33. The village features fully furnished log homes, a church, school, general store, post office, blacksmith shop, library and three museum buildings. The village is only open Saturday afternoons or by appointment, but it well worth fitting into your vacationing schedule.
Reedsburg Country Club, 3003 E Main St, Reedsburg, 608-524-6000, reedsburgcountryclub.com. Celebrating over 90 years of outstanding golf experiences, the Reedsburg Country Club offers an 18-hole championship quality golf course, convenient practice areas, a state-of-the-art restaurant and banquet facility, and a first class pro shop. The public is invited to use both the clubhouse and the beautifully maintained golf course, which makes golfing the perfect recreational activity for everyone. The Reedsburg Country Club is dedicated to making your experience an exceptional one!
Ruminant at Harvest Park, 265 Railroad St, Reedsburg, 608-393-2795. Harvest Park in downtown Reedsburg is home to a unique piece of artwork. Ruminant (The Grand Masticator) is a retired John Deere harvesting combine clad in 34 agriculturally themed, backlit stained glass panels. Created by Minnesota artist Karl Unnasch, Ruminant was originally designed for temporary installation along the 2013 Fermentation fest Farm/Art DTour route, but was so popular among some area residents that they spearheaded an effort to permanently install the art piece in Reedsburg. It is intended to stand in tribute to Reedsburg's strong agricultural heritage, and also serves as Reedsburg's first permanent piece of public art. While Ruminant is most visually compelling after dark, it can be equally enjoyed during daytime hours. Visit The Ruminant/Harvest Park Project on Facebook.
Sauk County Historical Society, 531 4th Ave, Baraboo, 608-356-1001, saukcountyhistory.org. Located in the carefully preserved Van Orden mansion. Thousands of artifacts relating to the pioneer, Native American military, textile, and architectural 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 at 900 Second Ave, which supports a research library with an extensive collection of pictures, documents, genealogical resources, newspapers and memorabilia relating to Sauk County and its inhabitants.
Veteran's Memorial, 1700 8th St, Reedsburg, 608-524-1435. Veterans who visit Reedsburg often seek out our beautiful Veteran's Memorial. Dedicated on July 4, 2011, the memorial honors veterans from all wars beginning with the Revolutionary War. Nine large granite panels, each representing a time of service, stand in a half-circle around a peaceful area where families can gather and remember family members and friends who have served. A tenth panel is the Dedication Panel, which simply reads "A grateful community honors those who have served." The panels represent the following times of service: Panel 1-War of Independence; Panel 2-Civil War; Panel 3-World War I; Panels 4 & 5-World War II; Panel 6-Korean War; Panel 7-Vietnam War; Panel 8-Persian Gulf War; Panel 9-War on Terror; Panel 10-Dedication Panel.