Things to Do


Gravity Hill – About two miles south of Shullsburg on Judgement Street the road travels down a steep hill and up a steeper hill. If you stop your car about 3/4 of the way down the first hill (street marked with a “GH” on the pavement) and put your car in neutral you will begin traveling uphill backwards.
Badger Mine and Museum – Located in the center of SW Wisconsin’s lead mining region in Shullsburg you can experience firsthand the daily routine of an 1850’s lead miner. The Badger Mine is the only primitive, hand dug, 19th century lead mine open for public viewing in the U.S..
Music in the Park – Free live music performed Thursday nights in July at Badger Park in Shullsburg.
Badger Park – Shullsburg neighborhood park with 3 separate playgrounds, picnic pavilions, pool, ball fields, basketball court and plenty of green space enjoy
ATV Trail – We are on the ATV trail! – Check out Tri County Trails for maps and more information

Wisconsin Cheese Stores:
Gile Cheese – Family owned cheese since 1946. Proud to be Wisconsin State Champion cheesemakers, winning over 200 awards. Located 20 minutes west of Shullsburg in Cuba City, WI
Shullsburg Cheese – Located in downtown Shullsburg.
Roelli Cheese – Roelli Family Cheese Haus is located east of Shullsburg, Wisconsin on State Highway 11. It has a 4-generation family tradition of making handcrafted specialty cheese for nearly 100 years. Pick up some award winning original recipe cheeses such as Dunbarton Blue, Red Rock and Little Mountain.

Eats and Drinks

The Burg – Downtown Shullsburg, WI
Water Street Place – Downtown Shullsburg, WI
Miner Alley – Downtown Shullsburg, WI
Leadmine Tavern – Benton, WI
Lawrence’s – Benton, WI
New Diggins Tavern– New Diggins, WI
Council Hills Station– Council Hills, Il
Louisburg Junctions – Louisburg, WI

State Parks

Belmont Mound State Parks – Belmont, WI
Blackhawk Memorial County Park– Argyle, WI
Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area– Browntown, WI
Lake Joy – Belmont, WI
Yellowstone Lake State Park – Blanchardville, WI

Hiking and Biking

Badger State Park – New Glarus, WI


Cole Acres Golf Course – Cuba City, WI
Darlington Country Club – Darlington, WI
Birchwood Golf Course – Kieler, WI
Wolf Hollow Golf Course – Lena, IL
Stagecoach Golf Course – Lena, IL


Dubuque, IA , to the west and right across the Mississippi River is home to the Mississippi River Museum, 4th Street elevator, casinos, hiking and more.
Galena, IL, just to the south, has many unique shops and dining. Fun place to take a day trip, shop and eat to your hearts content.
The Grotto – The word Grotto means an artificial cavern or cave. It is a creation in stone, mortar and bright colored objects-collected materials from all over the world. These include colored glass, gems, antique heirlooms of pottery or porcelain, stalagmites and stalactites, sea shells, starfish, petrified sea urchins and fossils, and a variety of corals, amber glass, agate, quartz, ores, such as iron, copper and lead, fool’s gold, rock crystals, onyx, amethyst and coal, petrified wood and moss.

Cave of the Mounds -Mount Horeb, WI Open year rounds for guided tours of beautiful natural limestone cave. Easy stroll for all ages.
House on the Rock – An experience that will leave you in awe. Alex Jordan broke ground in 1945 began the construction of The House on the Rock. Beginning as a retreat with a spectacular view perched on Deer Shelter Rock it grew into collections that are a must see. There are 3 sections in the self-guided tour where you will experience world’s largest carousel, music machines, a 200-foot sea creature and much more. A must see!

Must see Breweries and Wineries

Potosi Brewery – Potosi, WI
New Glarus Brewery – New Glarus, WI
Minhas Brewery and Distillery – Monroe, WI
Whispering Bluffs Winery – Fennimore, WI
Spurgeon Vineyards and Winery – Highland, WI
Barrel Head Winery – Dubuque, IA
Galena Cellars – Galena, IL
Hawks Mill Winery – Browntown, WI
Fisher King Winery – Verona, WI
Wollersheim Winery – Prairie du Sac, WI