Country Travel Discoveries 2017 Discovery Tours Catalog (Final Edition) : Page 48

Cruise Wisconsin Dells’ Glacier-Carved Lakes NEW T o nne To e , Mi M i n noc no oc o c qu qua q ua u a Lunch at Famed Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty Our Wisconsin …and Yours, Too! CTD and Our Wisconsin Magazine Proudly Present the Hidden Treasures of Our Own Backyard Country Travel DISCOVERIES and the experts at Our Wisconsin Magazine present an all-new exploration of our home state! Beginning in the capital of Madison, head off the beaten path to visit handpicked small town highlights, unique attractions, and local stops across the western part of our state. You’ll tour incredibly scenic landscapes along the Mississippi River Valley and in the distinctive “driftless region” untouched by glaciers, as well as unusual glacial formations of the Upper Dells. Along the way, meet hardworking family farmers, take an exclusive tour of Ft. McCoy’s military training center, and enjoy such quintessentially Wisconsin experiences as dinner at a traditional supper club and visit to a museum entirely dedicated to…mustard. DAY 1—WELCOME TO THE BADGER STATE Meet your fellow travelers and Discovery Director at tonight’s welcome reception at our Madison hotel. DAY 2—MUSTARD/ANGUS HERD/GOV. DODGE PARK A mustard museum? Absolutely! Featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show , this improbably popular attraction houses over 5,000 types of the spicy condiment. Next, we meet Scott and Val Gaffney on their thriving cattle farm boasting a 180 angus beef herd picturesquely situated amongst rolling farmland. Later, we’ll meet a unique Wisconsin lumberman, then take a leisurely drive through scenic Governor Dodge State Park, noted for its varied landscapes and outdoor activities. Tonight, unpack in the former lead and zinc mining center of Mineral Point. B, L, D Ft . M cC C oy y WISCONSIN Wisco onsin D Dells MN Lo L o ck & Dam 8 IOWA Go o v. Dodge ge S.P. S.P. DAY 3—SHEEP FARM/STEVENSON/“TOWN THAT MOVED” Must a ar r d Marq M qu ue ette The rolling hills of Graham and Margaret Phillipson’s Littledale Sheep Mu use eu um m Farm are ideal for raising purebred sheep. You’ll meet them and see their Mi ne era al P oi o i nt t Border Collie herding dogs imported from England. The fictional Town of Stevenson, built from scratch by owners Steve and Carol Stevenson, fea-tures restored antique vehicles as well as recreations of an old-time police station, firehouse, barber shop, general store, and more. Then, learn the amazing story of how residents of Gays Mills worked with FEMA to move their town after repeated flooding from the Kickapoo River. Finally, cross the Mighty Mississippi for an overnight in the charming riverside town of Marquette. B, L DAY 4—VICTORIAN VILLA/LOCK AND DAM/BEKKUM DAIRY FARM Today, return to Victorian life at Villa Louis, restored to its 19th century splendor as the estate of the prominent Dousman family. Continuing up the scenic Great River Road, stop at Lock and Dam No. 8 on the Upper Mississippi River near Genoa—keep an eye out for bald eagles, and perhaps 48 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: Personalized, Different, Real | River R sippi ssis Mississippi La Crosse Sn no owf flake Littledale Farm Gays Mills Gay G Ma ad diso on

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