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.
Concerts at the Portage
June 01 - August 31
Grab your lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy the Columbia County Visitor's Bureau's 8th Annual Concerts at the Portage Wednesday evening concert series....
Art That Blooms
June 03 - June 11
The gallery will be transformed into a fantasyland for flower lovers with our annual Art that Blooms exhibit, featuring an array of art by area artists which...
Downtown Walking Tour
Spend the morning learning about Historic Downtown Portage with your own personal tour guide. Join local historian Judy Eulberg as she walks you through the...