The two Wisconsin River towns of Prairie du Sac and Sauk City are so close together they are often referred to as “Sauk Prairie." The towns are a favorite winter destination for birders, as a power plant just north of town keeps a large pool of the river open in winter attracting dozens of eagles who fish those waters. Just across the river, the Wollersheim Winery is a favorite stop for wine lovers any time of year. Follow Highway 12 north of town about 5 miles to the site of the old Badger Army Ammunition Plant. Built at the start of WWII, the plant operated through the Korean and Vietnam Wars but today is being dismantled and the land returned to nature. Across the highway from the plant’s main gate, visit Dr. Evermore’s Sculpture Park. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen; filled with giant, whimsical welded creations – steel animals, birds and spiders made from junk, plus his most famous work, the “Forevertron.” Two miles further north, Devil’s Lake State Park is a favorite for all who love the outdoors. This 10,000-acre gem offers 423 family campsites, 29 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of mountain bike trails, and views of its lovely namesake lake from high atop the park’s 300-foot bluffs.
Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw
Prairie du Sac
September 04 - September 05
Approximately 40,000 people attend the Wisconsin State Cow Chip throw each year. The current Cow Chip throw state record is 248 feet. Featuring two stages of...
Brewers & Vintners Tour
Madison,Prairie du Sac,Mount Horeb,Middleton
Join us for our Brewers & Vintners bus tour, visiting Wollersheim Winery, Fisher King Winery, Grumpy Troll Brewpub & Capital Brewery. $70 per person. Departs...
Bald Eagle Watching Days
Prairie Du Sac
January 15 - January 16
Each year, dozens of eagles winter at Prairie du Sac to fish the open waters of the Wisconsin River. Enjoy Birds of Prey shows, guided bus tours, wildlife...