The city of Portage marks an ancient overland portage that was a strategic link between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. In 1828, Fort Winnebago was built to protect the site. Thirty years later, a two mile canal was hand dug joining the two rivers. Today, visitors can tour a restored section of the canal. Tours of the Surgeon’s Quarters and the Indian Agency House, all that’s left of old Fort Winnebago, is also offered. The local museum honors the city’s most famous daughter, Pulitzer prize-winning author Zona Gale.
Yuletide at the Portage
November 27 - December 12
Three weekends full of seasonal festivities in Portage. Santa flies into the Portage airport at 10am on Friday, November 27th. He is part of the lighted...
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
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December 04 - December 05
Entertainers on the U.S. train include Doc Walker and Kira Isabella. The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to...
Historic Living Windows
Enjoy this historical celebration of Portage by strolling the streets and viewing numerous vignettes of times past. The Downtown Historic Living Windows will...