Three Anniversaries to Celebrate: Taliesin, Devil's Lake, Big Top Chautauqua

We’re celebrating 225 years of history as we salute three of Wisconsin’s most historic attractions for 2011: Taliesin, Big Top Chautauqua and Devil’s Lake State Park. This summer, be sure to check out all three as they are offering fun activities to commemorate their milestones.


In Spring Green, the 100th anniversary of Taliesin, the residence and workshop of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is being duly marked with a variety of special events, tours, artist workshops, lectures and performances. Visitors will want to check out the centennial exhibit entitled Taliesin: The Work of a Lifetime, with rare photographs of Wright, the Taliesin Fellowship and Taliesin pre-1914.

Big Top Chautauqua

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield. The Big Top is one of the nation’s most revered tented theater troupes. Visitors can watch musicals, tent show radio, concerts and plays all performed under a canvas tent with seating for 900 and stellar views of the Milky Way and Northern Lights upon exit. Included on the summer playbill are folkabilly queen Nanci Griffith, singer/songwriter Greg Brown and guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.

Devil’s Lake State Park

Devil’s Lake will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. The official date for the centennial celebration is June 22 but there are activities planned throughout the year including guided and auto hikes highlighting the history of the park, a geocaching event and an old fashioned ice cream social. A special art print celebrating the park’s centennial and created by a local artist will be available for purchase later in the year.

Go on, celebrate the season with a visit to Taliesin, Big Top Chautauqua or Devil’s Lake State Park!

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