The Itinerary at a Glance
Water parks, circus history and rail excursions await in the heart of Wisconsin.
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
This Itinerary is Ideal for: All groups
Your tour begins in “The Waterpark Capital of the World”: the Wisconsin Dells. Stop in the Visitor Center for a welcome bag for everyone on the coach and choose from a variety of itineraries including Summer and Fall Senior Tours and a Day Tasting Tour that starts with cheese and fudge and moves on to popcorn before shopping and lunch. The Dells offers a variety of experiences and adventures that keep you coming back year after year. Nestled along the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers is the historic town of Portage. Take an Historic Portage Downtown & Waterfront Walking Tour. See one of the oldest log houses in Wisconsin or enjoy a concert in the Park.
Then it’s on to Baraboo – Circus City. Roll through breathtaking views of bluffs and hills to the town that celebrates everything Big Top; it’s home of the Ringling Brothers and winter headquarters of the famed circus from 1884 to 1918. Circus World offers animals, shows, and exhibits. Witness the largest collection of circus wagons in the world and hear their colorful stories as told by museum docents. Baraboo’s Big Top Parade and Circus Celebration honors all things circus every summer in July. Enjoy concerts and performances and the main attraction: the Big Top Parade with over 85 circus-themed entries.
The whistle blows for your first stop at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, an outdoor history museum and operating railroad in North Freedom. The museum recreates, preserves and interprets “The Golden Age of Railroading.” Excursions based on the time of year include “Autumn Color,” “Pumpkin Special,” “Santa Express,” “Snow Train,” “Stars and Stripes” and “Vintage Rail Car Tours.”
Built on a chimney of rock in Spring Green, The House on the Rock is one of Wisconsin’s most iconic attractions with the world’s largest collection of collections, including the world’s largest carousel with all kinds of animals but no horses!
Your South Central Crossroads tour now takes you to Middleton just minutes from the state capital in Madison. Choose from a variety of tour options for full-, half- and multi-day tours that include shopping, a brewery tour, a historical museum, a mustard museum, one of the largest year-round garden centers, downtown Madison tour and may other options. You’ll enjoy the wide choice of dining experiences in the area with a myriad of cuisine from around the world to please every palate.