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 03 - August 26
The Columbia County Visitor’s Bureau proudly presents the 7th season of Concerts at the Portage. Bring your chairs and blankets to hear the summer sounds of...
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...
Columbia County Fair
July 22 - July 26
Midway rides, fireworks, grandstand shows, food and fun.