There are all kinds of things to do in the Wisconsin Dells area – from water fun to wineries. But one of the most interesting things you can do is plan a glamping stay at Yukon Trails in one of their super fun, super cool, super cute shipping containers. The Tiny House Container Village at Yukon Trails has five ultra-hip shipping containers that have been transformed into the perfect glamping accommodation. All five have kitchens and full bathrooms. Four of them sleep four comfortably while the fifth is a cozy retreat for two!
Once you’re settled in, consider these five fun ways to explore this beautiful area of Wisconsin:
1. Make sure to visit the Driftless Glen Distillery, an award-winning craft distillery in Baraboo. Take a guided tour and learn how they create the spirits here which include bourbon, rye whiskey, gin, and vodka. They also turn out a fabulous variety of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. The tours last about an hour, so you can choose to enjoy the Distillery’s fabulous restaurant before or after your tour. Located along the banks of the Baraboo River, outside dining is an option, weather permitting. To learn more about Driftless Glen, visit driftlessglen.com.
2. If running away to join the circus was something you considered as a child, you may enjoy a visit to Baraboo’s Circus World (circusworld.wisconsinhistory.org). Located on the grounds of the original home of the Ringling Brothers circus, visitors can see all kinds of artifacts from circus life including historic wooden circus wagons set among seven historic buildings. The Robert L. Parkinson Library and Research Center onsite here has a massive collection of all things circus dating from 1793 to present day. There is also a collection of over 9,000 iconic circus posters. Walk the grounds, see the history, or check out one of the frequently held special events.
3. Does lavender ice cream sound yummy? Visit the New Life Lavender Farm where you can opt to walk the fields of lavender or take a guided wagon tour that also includes views of the farm’s bees, wildflower fields, and some adorable cows and sheep. The gift shop has plenty of lavender items from aromatherapy to lavender springs, and that yummy lavender ice cream. For more information visit newlifelavender.com.
4. Mirror Lake State Park is the place to go for hiking and biking trails, fishing opportunities, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and picnicking. The views of the sandstone bluffs are amazing and birdwatching and glimpses of wildlife are definite possibilities here. Speaking of views, if you have the time, try to grab dinner at one of the ultimate Wisconsin supper clubs, Ishnala, which is located within the park. They don’t take reservations but the views of the sunset on the lake are well worth the wait. The food is pretty darn good, too!
5. If you’re planning to stay a while at Yukon Trails, then a day trip to Madison could be on the agenda. The State Capital is about an hour’s drive from the Dells and attractions here include Olbrich Botanical Gardens; the 28-acre Henry Vilas Zoo (opened in 1924), or a tour of the Capitol Building (available daily) to see the building’s French and Italian marble, the colorful murals, and the breathtaking skylight. If you’re heading into Madison on a Saturday, don’t miss the Farmers’ Market on the Square, considered one of the best around! Architecture buffs will appreciate the Monona Terrace and Convention Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
- These water retreats will keep you cool during summer’s hottest months!
- The views are the real treat here for these two scenic coastal drives!
- Head upstate and explore Lake George. Here are 5 things to do while you’re checking out the Adirondack region.
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