Ochsner Park & Zoo

Right along Highway 33 in beautiful Baraboo, the Ochsner Park & Zoo offers 26 acres of parkland and a free zoo covering two of them. Ochsner originally opened in 1926 and features an interesting variety of animals for a relatively small zoo:  a snow leopard, a Capuchin (just acquired in 2015), bobcats, prairie dogs, a…

Circus World Museum

The Circus World Museum is a place where boys, girls and children of all ages can see how circuses have worked and entertained people for generations. As they say, “experience the thrill that never gets old.” Featuring a Circus Museum, an area called Ringlingville, a wide variety of circus animals and the World’s Largest Circus…

One Barrel Brewing Company

This Madison “nano-brewery” sits on Atwood Avenue on the city’s near east side. Located in a former neighborhood grocery, this cozy pub offers a look at the entire brewing process, from the one-barrel brewing system (hence the name), and 11 fermentation tanks. From these, seven beers are regularly brewed: their Commuter Kolsch, Penguin Pale Ale,…

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Ale Asylum Brewery

Ale Asylum started in Madison in 2006 and has expanded nicely; they now have a beautiful restaurant and tap room along Highway 113 on the road to Madison’s Dane County Airport, literally seconds north of where Highway 30 ends (close to U.S. 51 and U.S. 151, too!) The bar and dining room are open for…

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 “A Ferry Nice Drive” Quickie Summary: Wisconsin Highway 113 serves Baraboo (the “circus city”), Devil’s Lake State Park and the shores of the Wisconsin River around Merrimac before crossing the river on the state’s only free river ferry. From there, Lodi, Dane, and the only Waunakee in the world await before you hit the north…