N 5780 Kinney Rd
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: (608) 745-4717
Fax: (608) 745-1231
Known for it's architectural beauty the district of Society Hill was a historic property that features the homes dating 1870 to 1910. With the designs of Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Ann styles as a major constructions visible in the styling of the homes, the property creates an atmosphere of the elite and wealthy society which makes it a great visit place for the tourists. Some of the prominent among the district are Zona Gale and the Fredrick Jacksin Turner.
This restored site was once the workplace of John Kinzie and his family, the agent to the Winnebago nation in 1832. It has been completly restored and refurnished with antiques.
This portage was originally a trading place of furs and supplies for hundreds of years until the treaty of 1828.
The prime focus behind the construction of the Portage Canal was to connect both the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. The canal site dates back to the 1830s era and continues to gain historical significance. Through the time, the canal underwent changes and alterations and currently the Portage Canal Society is striving hard to restore it to its former glory.
This is the only building remaining from the original Fort Winnebago and it overlooks the site where Louis Joliet and Jacues Marquette left Fox River in 1673. The quarters have been restored and maintained.
The Angie Williams Cox Public Library occupies a historic Colonial Revival building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is home an extensive collection of books, publications and reading material. In addition, it organizes various activities for the community. The story hour is popular among children.
Named after T.C. Goeres a significant person in Lodi, the Goeres Park was built in 1935 and was developed by landscape architect Franz A. Aust. Spread across 7.9 acres (3.20 hectares), it has many recreational facilities such as an ice skating rink, tennis courts, a large swimming pool, basketball court and playgrounds. There are also picnic tables and sitting areas in the garden.
A fine example of Gothic revival, the House of Seven Gables dates back to 1860s. Artfully restored, this magnificent architecture is a 17-room home with steeply pitched gables, ornamental bargeboards and decorated with antique furnishings. Do not miss the ten-feet tall bedroom suite called the Renaissance Revival. The architecture of this structure has fetched recognitions by organizations such as the National Register of Historic Places. The owners Ralph and Pamela Krainik are accommodating enough to allow tours of the place. Call in advance to arrange tours.
Baraboo Library offers much more than books with storytimes, summer reading programs, after school adventures, and much more.
International Crane Foundation is a one of it's kind place that is dedicated to the protection and breeding of cranes. Many of these long legged creatures are endangered and considered on the verge of extinction. Besides having the different species of cranes there is also a special breeding ground that is off limits to the public. The conserve also plays host to many exhibitions and displays that generate awareness among the people about the cranes. Guided tours are readily available here for school groups and others. The park opening hours begin from the mid of April to mid October. Please check website for more details.
For some added fun and excitement while in Wisconsin Dells, pack the family in and head to the Kalahari Resort's theme park. The fun here covers over a 100,00 square feet and holds an exciting combination of adventure, excitement and fun. This indoor theme park includes every ride and game you could possibly imagine; from carousels to go karts, arcade games to a Ferris Wheel. The entire family can play together at the laser tag arena or reserve one of the 24 bowling lanes available. The park is an excellent place to reserve for a big occasion and which kid wouldn't want a birthday at a theme park! The park is open all week long but the admit price goes up during the weekends and guests at the resort pay less. For more information and timings, check out their website or call ahead.
Kids, pack in your bathing suits and head down to Zambezi! This 75,000 square feet outdoor water destination ensures splash after splash of fun and excitement. Everyone can take turns at the various crazy rides and slides available here; famous among which are the Swahili Swirl and the Anaconda. The entire troupe can play together at the interactive area; Splashdown Safari or simply float away on the lazy rivers. For families planning a longer trip, there are also bungalows available for rent. The park is open from May to September but is adjacent to the resort's massive indoor facility which is open all year long. For more information on admission prices or reservations, do check out their website or call the resort toll free at +1 877 525 2427.