WISCONSIN GEMS – SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2022

Fall Foliage Tour with Scenic Dells Boat Tour

SUNDAY – TUESDAY

SEPTEMBER 18 – 20, 2022

Depart Lafayette at 7:00 AM.  Pickups along I-65N may be arranged.

Includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, 3 meals (2 breakfasts and 1 dinner), admissions per itinerary and Imperial escort.

Dells Boat Tour– Our 2 hour boat ride includes the Upper Dells where you will pass under pine-crowned cliffs, navigate winding river narrows, and view iconic sandstone formations like Chimney Rock, Blackhawk’s Profile and Romance Cliff.  Two shore landings, Witches Gulch and Stand Rock are included.  At Stand Rock, you’ll walk to the base of this imposing pillar of sandstone, then watch as high above you, a trained dog makes the famous leap from cliff face to Stand Rock and back again.

Midcontinent  Railroad–  Take a memorable, seven-mile, 55-minute round-trip train ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway nestled in a valley between the Baraboo Hills in rural Sauk County. Ride in restored steel coaches built a century ago. An authentically-attired conductor will call “all aboard!” before the train leaves from a historic wooden depot, built in 1894. Explore the indoor/outdoor museum filled with award-winning restorations and railroad exhibits

Wisconsin Opry Dinner Show- Experience a down-home, music-filled time on the farm! 

Lift your heart with a classic LIVE country music show from the Dickinson Family, as well as savor a home cooked meal in our historic barn.

Circus World– The property is a National Historic Landmark Site consisting of 7 original winter quarters structures loaded with colorful displays documenting all facets of the circus.  Circus World’s pride and joy is the largest collection of authentic circus wagons on earth. This colossal congress contains over 260 wagons and vehicles from large, medium, and small shows as well as carnivals from the US and England.

International Crane Foundation– The only place on earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species.  Cranes inhabit 5 continents and 11 of the 15 species are facing extinction.  What began in 1971 by two Cornell students has evolved into a global organization preserving the habitats of the 15 species.

Ski-Hi Orchard– Visit an 1862 log cabin, watch pies being made by the Pie Ladies!  You will have the opportunity to purchase all your fall favorites such as apple cider, apple turnovers, caramel apples, popcorn and many other items.