Easily one of the largest collections of historic buildings in the county is the Pioneer Log Village and Museum just 3 miles east of Reedsburg on Highway 23/33. Gathered from 30 miles around are eight structures, all built between the Civil War and the end of the 19th century. The old buildings contain a blacksmith shop, general store, library, a one-room schoolhouse and a church. The museum collection is housed in several buildings. Among the artifacts are farm machinery, a collection of Agnes Moorhead memorable, displays of vintage clothing in a living-room setting, and countless other historic items which will intrigue the visitor. P.O. Box 405, Reedsburg, WI 53959. Contact: LaVerne Kruse or Bob Reed. Tours available Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day thru September, including Fourth of July and Labor Day, from 1-4 p.m. Admission is by donation.
Located in Valton, Wisconsin, this unique attraction consists of a small frame building which contains paintings on every wall and on the ceiling. Click here or the photo to learn more.
Harrisburg Historical Society
Located in Troy Township, the Harrisburg school is one of the last remaining one-room country schools in the county. Built in 1892, the school was closed in 1955 when all county schools were consolidated. Ever since the Sauk County Historical Society obtained the property several years ago, a dedicated group of preservationists has been at work, restoring this once functional bastion of learning. "It shall be the mission of the Harrisburg Historical Society to collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge of the history of this area. The Society shall refurbish, maintain and display the Harrisburg School as a historic model of a one room Town of Troy School." HHS needs interior items for their one room school. Such items include a teacherís desk, recitation table, maps, library and textbooks; though other items may also be of interest. Such donations should be vintage of the era prior to 1955. Feel free to contact Society President Carol Anderson.
Town of Troy and other natives may be interested in joining the Society and receiving a newsletter. If so, please contact any current Society member or:Carol Anderson, President.Address: S10976 Hwy. C, Spring Green, WI 53588Phone: (608) 546-5194
Badger History Group
The mission of the Badger History Group is to collect, preserve and share the history of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant and the communities that preceeded it on the Sauk Prairie.
Badger Cemetery Committee
The Badger Oversight and Management Commission of Sauk County has appointed an Ad Hoc Cemetery Committee to develope a long term maintenance and preservation plan for care of the cemeteries located on the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant grounds, when federal funds are no longer available for care of the cemeteries. Click here to learn more about the goals of this committee and to view photos of the three cemeteries.
Fair Valley School
Historic Preservation Committee for the Village of Sauk City
It is the mission of the Sauk City Historic Preservation Committee that the preservation of Sauk City's past will create a strong civic pride in our community by its citizens that will benefit our community economically through the attraction of tourists to our river town community thereby promoting growth in business and other future developments. The Wisconsin River is the Gateway to Sauk City. In 2004, Sauk City celebrated its 150th birthday as the oldest incorporated village in the State of Wisconsin. Our history is the key to Sauk City's future. The committee operates the Hahn House, a pioneer home; a schoolhouse; and an old fashioned general store. Tours are available. Visit their Web site for more information.
Tripp Memorial Museum
Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society
The Sauk Prairie area includes a large rural area and the communities of Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, Merrimac, Leland, Denzer, Blackhawk, Witwen, and Roxbury. Tripp Memorial Museum located at 565 Water Street in downtown Prairie du Sac is our primary site having two floors of display area, museum office, and basement storage area.
Old Franklin Township Historical Society
Located in Plain, Wisconsin. The mission of the Old Franklin Township Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and display artifacts, documents, and photographs relative to its history; to act as a resource and research facility for local history; and to disseminate, for educational purposes, any material that may illustrate the history of Franklin Township and all areas of historical connection. OFTHS
Tower Hill State Park
Located on County Trunk C, off U.S. 14, near Spring Green, WI
Beautifully sited above the Wisconsin River, 77-acre Tower Hill State Park provides campsites, nature and hiking trails, and picnicking facilities. The upland forests, a wide variety of plants, shrubs, birds, and animals, and a 175-foot Cambrian sandstone cliff make the park attractive for those who enjoy natural settings. Click HERE to learn more about the park and the Shot Tower that made it famous.
Named after Alfred J. Ochsner (1858-1925) this 26 acre park and zoo is located in Baraboo, WI. Click HERE to see more of the attractions.
Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue and Education Center
Located in Rock Springs, WI, this sanctuary is open to the public. On display are Lions, Tigers, and Leopards. Click on the Lion to learn more. He won't bite.
The Dells of the Wisconsin River - Click Photo to see more
Mid-Continent Railway Museum
Mid-Continent Railway Museum
Enjoy sights and sounds of early 1900's railroading. The entire family will enjoy this unique step back in time to an era before cell phones and computers. The seven-mile, 50 minute round trip travels over a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway through beautiful rural Sauk County countryside. Passengers ride in the comfort of 1915-vintage restored steel passenger cars. MCRM
Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club
Located in Sauk County, the Club specalizes in collecting and displaying antique steam and gas engines and tractors. A show is held annually on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday two weeks before labor day. Located on a 146 acre show site, the show features displays of over 400 gas engines, large steam engines, models & miniatures, a woodworking & blacksmith shop, antique cars and trucks. Also field demonstrations of sawing logs, threshing, rock crushing and silo filling. A flea market is also a feature of the event. For more information, check out their Web site. Badger Steam & Gas
Lake States Railway Historical Association
The Association and its supporters are dedicated to the preservation of artifacts and documents pertaining to the Western Great Lakes region during the 1880-1916 railroading era. Check out their Web site for more information. LSRHA
Indian Agency House - Portage
Indian Agency House - Portage
The Historic Indian Agency House was built by the U.S. government for John Kinzie in 1832. Kinzie was the Indian Agent to the Ho-Chunk Nation (Winnebago).
International Crane Foundation
Amidst prairie grasses and wildflowers, discover the ancient and endangered family of cranes. Enjoy the astonishing diversity of the world's 15 crane species. Learn more here.