2023 Corvette Adventures Road Tours
  

 

Wisconsin back roads are perfect for driving your Corvette the way it was meant to be driven.  Our guided tours are designed to give you some of the best of Wisconsin's back roads.

 

The number of Corvettes in each tour will be limited to 15-18.  In addition, some tours will have required fees for samples and tours as indicated in the tour description, as we have done in the past.  For planning purposes, we have printed all fees at the tour stops. 

 

Staging for all Corvette Adventures road tours will be in the road adjacent to the registration area 15 minutes before launching.  As is our policy, we will launch all tours on time.  You will receive a route map of all tours you have signed up for in your welcome packet.

 

Please also remember that most brewery and winery tours require closed toe shoes.  We can’t emphasize this enough. . . every year someone forgets – please don’t be the one.  Also, don’t forget to get gas before your tour!!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – TOUR DESCRIPTIONS

“SCENIC” – This will be a relaxed, leisurely drive through the countryside.  Take in the scenery and the beauty of the land and enjoy the sights of the countryside driven in a relaxed manner.

 

“SPIRITED” – These tours are for drivers (and their co-pilot) who are confident in themselves and their cars and who enjoy driving their Corvettes in a more aggressive manner as the opportunity presents itself on a tour. Slower, more cautious drivers should either drive from the back of these tours or limit themselves to “scenic” tours for maximum enjoyment of everyone.

Thursday, June 8, 2023
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Tour 1 - Group 1  - Spirited - 7:30am – Mystery Tour –?? driving time, ?? miles

We will take you on a fun MYSTERY TOUR.   This tour will take you to new stops and cruising some of the best spirited roads ever! 

 

This year’s is just a great tour to an amazing destination.

 

You will love the lunch and that’s all we can tell you because of course it’s a mystery!!

 

This will be a Mystery Tour like no other to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Corvette Adventures.Be ready to cruise through beautiful Wisconsin with the thrill of your Corvette in action! Come drive with us!! 

 

As always, you won’t find out where you are going until the day of the tour but sign up early and enjoy the newest mystery tour.  We know you will not be disappointed!!!  Please review our definition of scenic and spirited on the web site.

 

 

Tour 1 - Group 2  - Scenic - 7:50am –Mystery Tour – ?? driving time, ?? miles

This is the same MYSTERY TOUR as in Group 1 but driven in a more scenic manner. 

 


Tour 2- Spirited - 9:30am - Ringbrothers, Ken’s Klassics, Driftless Brewery & Richland Family Restaurant

You will travel to Ringbrothers, with an affinity for muscle cars, off-the-hook creativity and a reputation for precision. Ringbrothers strive to maintain stock appearances, while upgrading performance with contemporary parts and products to create works of art. Ringbrothers passion is redefining the classics.  Ringbrothers has rocketed into the top ranks of American car builders over the past decade, winning numerous design awards including the General Motors award for “Best Chevrolet of Show” at the 2014 SEMA Show, back-to-back Goodguys Street Machine of the Year awards, multiple Mothers Shine Awards, countless magazine covers, and several builds commissioned by OEMs.

 

After touringRingbrothers you will travel a short distance toKen’s Klassics, Inc in Muscoda is where you will seebreathtaking restorations, cars for sale, andconcours paint finishes that make dreams a reality. 

 

Lunch will then be at an old favorite, Richland Family Restaurant, in Richland Center.

www.ringbrothers.comwww.kensklassics.com

3:52 hrs driving – 138 miles

 

Tour 3 - Scenic - 10:00am - Mushrooms, wine and lunch & dessert -   Mushroom farm, J’s Pub, Narrows Creek Winery. Log Cabin for Pies and Baraboo Candy 

Now this is going to be fun low mileage tour.  You are going to have Mushrooms, a great restaurant, then some wine, travel for PIES, yes, a Pie stop before heading to a candy store.  What more do you want?

You will start out at the Hidden Valley Mushroom Farm which is Family-owned and operated since 1992. Fresh mushrooms available daily are white button, portobello, crimini, shiitake, oyster and lion's mane. Varieties of value-added items such as dry mushrooms, dry soup mixes and pickled mushrooms are also sold. Spent mushroom compost is also available.  This is a special place to visit.

 

Then you will go to J’s Pub in Reedsburg for lunch followed by a stop at Narrows Creek Winery for some wine tasting.  Narrows Creek Winery in Loganville, Wisconsin, produces and bottles a variety of fruit wines and is located on a family farm in picturesque rural Wisconsin. They are primarily focused on fruit wines and all wines are made on location.

 

Then it is time for PIES!!  For the first time in Adventures history, you will be making a pie stop!!  The Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo is famous for its pies so it is a perfect place for a pie stop. 

 

Then for your after pie stop, you will travel on the way back at Baraboo Candy Factory.  There Don and his staff will show you their wonderful “sweet” store.

1:49 hrs driving – 69 miles

 

 

 

Tour 4 -  Scenic - 10:30am - J Henry Bourbon Tour, Fitz's On The Lake & Merrimac Ferry

 

This will be a fun and quick scenic tour for lunch at Fitz’s On The Lake, a favorite of Corvette owners for years. 

 

After lunch you will travel to the farmstead where they produce the great J. Henry & Sons Bourbon.  This bourbon is made in small batches, slow-aged a minimum of five years, in large barrels in a rustic barn on the Henry farm.  This is a pure Wisconsin craft bourbon operation featuring award winning bourbon and you are able to participate in a 75 nminutes tour, nosing, tasting and relaxingand the costs is $15.00 per person and will be collected at the time of registration.  No refunds will be offered once registration closes.  You will sample three expressions of their bourbon during a tasting flight. 

 

The trip will also include a ride on the Merrimac Ferry and stopping at an ice cream shop on the north side of the ferry.

2:23 driving time - 100.5 miles

Tour 5 - Spirited - 11:00am - A great loop south with lunch at Fishy’s Bar & Grill in LaValle and Carr Valley Cheese.

As you head southwest, you will stop at Fishy’s Bar and Grill in LaValle for lunch.  Fishy’s is on the banks of the LaValle Mill Pond and a popular bar and grill.

Then you will stop at a favorite Cheese factory, Carr Valley in LaValle before continuing your tour on some wonderful scenic roads. 

3hrs – 138 miles

 

Tour 6 - Scenic - 11:30am - Montello Granite Park and Granite Quarry Waterfall, Smokin’ Oak BBQ and Fawn Creek Winery

This is going to be a fun, drive east of Chula Vista Resort driving past Buffalo Lake to Montellowhere you will park downtown and walk to the Daggett Memorial Park which offers a beautiful view of four waterfalls within the historic Montello quarry and to our favorite winery.

 

Heading back out of town, you will stopfor lunch at Smokin’ Oak BBQ.  Then it will be a quick trip back with first stopping at one of our favorite wineries, Fawn Creek Winery, for samples before travelling a short distance back to Chula Vista Resort.

1:26 hrs driving – 67.1 miles

 

Tour 7 – Spirited - Noon - Lunch at Carlson Rustic Ridge and around the Wisconsin River

It is time for a a quick trip up north to Carlson Rustic Ridge Restaurant on the shores of the Wisconsin River.  Then you will loop back around the lake and arrive back at Chula Vista Resort in time to spend a relaxing afternoon at the resort.

1:31 driving time – 72.6 miles

Friday, June 9, 2023
All Friday Tours except Tour 8 will go to Dells Raceway Park for Hot Laps

Tour 8 – Spirited - 7:30am - Packer Country, Lambeau Field, the Hall of Fame & 1919 Kitchen & Tap

Brought back by popular demand from 2018.  This Lambeau Field stadium tour allows fans to experience the Packers' history-rich facility first-hand and see several behind-the-scenes areas.  The Stadium tour will begin in the atrium and include: go to a private suite, go to field level and walk thru the players tunnel, visit areas in the west side of the stadium including the Press Box, visit the visiting team locker room, visit the Lambeau Field South End Zone and see some of the stadium’s premium levels and see the best views of Lambeau Field.  During the tour you will learn all about the incredible history of the Green Bay Packers. 

 

You will also have outstanding photo opportunities availing themselves throughout the tour.

 

Lunch will be after the Lambeau Field tour at the legendary 1919 Kitchen & Tap, named for 1919 when the Packers organized by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun over the course of two meetings in editorial rooms of the old Green Bay Press-Gazette.  The location of the 1919 is in Lambeau Field, 1st Floor Atrium and features a menu lineup with classics like cheese curds and surprises like pork belly tacos.  With an emphasis on locally sourced food, open kitchen, sharable-sized plates and a commitment to preparing food from scratch — even the pickles are made in-house — the restaurant replacing Curly's and is a new fan favorite.

 

Following lunch, you will have time on your own to visit The Hall of Fame, which opened its doors to the public in 2015 and provides guests of Lambeau Field with an innovative approach to exploring the history of the Green Bay Packers.  The price per person for the Stadium tour and the Hall of Fame is $37.98 including tax, payable upon initial registration.  Cancellations will be refunded up to May 10. As this will be an exciting day in Packer Country, you should not expect to arrive in time to do hot laps at Dells Raceway Park.

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5 ½  hours driving time, 271 miles

 

Tour 9 - Spirited - 7:50am -Country Crate Confectionery, Star Dairy Cheese,  Log Cabin Bar & Restaurant & Larson's Clydesdales

This tour is simply going to take your breath away as you will have the opportunity to be up close with Clydesdales like you have never seen them before.

 

You will make three stops before the Clydesdales.

 

The first stop will be at Country Crate Confectionery a family owned candy store in Wautoma, WI that has been serving the community since 2016. They have a wide array of confections, homemade fudge, gift baskets, balloons, sugar free candy, gourmet chocolates, and more.

 

The second stop will be Weyauwega Star Dairy.  For four generations Weyauwega Star Dairy has taken pride in being Wisconsin's Finest. Their products are crafted from the finest ingredients and exacting qualities that you'll taste in every bite. Enjoy Wisconsin's finest cheese and dairy products.

 

You will then drive to the Log Cabin Bar & Grill outside Ripon for lunch.  This out of town bar & grill has reasonably priced food and a large paved parking lot.

 

After lunch you will travel to Larson’s Famous Clydesdales at their home on the Larson farm for a 90-minute guided tour and show including a grandstand performance by the Clydesdales.  This is one of the only places in the United States where visitors can see fourteen Famous Clydesdale's, close-up and personal.  A truly exciting, entertaining, and fun 90-minute guided Tour with a short Grandstand Show.  The cost of this amazing experience will be $15.00 per person, cash only please.  Parking is on flat grass alongside the country road.

 

Your guide will take you on more back roads as you travel to Dells Raceway Park for hot laps.

www.stardairy.com  www.countrycrateconfectionery.com   www.larsonsclydesdales.com

4 ½  hours driving time, 208 miles

Tour 10 – Scenic - 8:10am - Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center and Restaurant and The Highground Veterans Memorial Park

You will first travel to The Highground, located four miles west of Neillsville, started as the Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project. It has grown to a 155-acre park that includes a museum, a gift shop, picnic areas and four miles of hiking trails. The private facility, which receives no ongoing federal or state funding, is supported by donations and grants. The Park is free to the public and open 24/7/365. The Highground is the nation’s premier Veterans Memorial Park.

 

Then it is time to discover Wisconsin’s #1 fruit crop, which is cranberry, of course.

 

The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center is your ultimate guide to cranberries and a must-see destination in the Midwest.

 

The Museum features information all about the cranberry industry and history of Wisconsin cranberries. 

 

In addition, they will serve lunch with a choice of two sandwiches which will be either a Cranberry Chicken Salad on a Cranberry Rice Bread or a Pulled Pork sandwich with Cranberry Sauce on a croissant.

 

Both sandwiches will be served with chips, a drink and ice cream for approximately $11 - $12.

 

Our one-of-a-kind center is located at the historic Union Cranberry Warehouse in Downtown Warrens.

 

4:46 hrs driving – 234 miles

 

Tour 11 - Spirited - 8:40am - Amish to the East with great food and wonderful scenery. 

There is not much we can say except that this tour heading east from Chula Vista Resort is an amazing route.  Once you get to Amish Country, you will experience an Amish community that you will totally enjoy.  We have stops at an Amish Bakery, a wonderful local restaurant, an Amish Produce market and the Kingston Creamery. 

At the Creamery, Kingston Amish farm traditions include allowing their cows and goats to graze on pasture when Wisconsin weather permits and hand milking using old-fashioned milk cans. The extra care and centuries-old practice is reflected in the luscious, high-quality milk and extraordinary blue cheeses crafted by their award-winning cheesemakers.

2:13 driving time - 93.1  miles

Tour 12 – Scenic - 9:00am - Anchor Bay Bar & Grill, Stevens Point Brewery, Sunset Point Winery and Wisconsin Dairy Cheese

This tour is for those who want it all, a great riverfront restaurant, a sampling of brews and a taste of wine, followed by some great cheese.  This has it ALL!!

 

Anchor Bay Bar & Grill is located in Wisconsin Rapids and has been serving great food/drinks since 2006.  It has a great patio overlooking the Wisconsin River.

 

At Stevens Point Brewery, fullyclosed shoes, such as sneakers, are required for the tour. No flip flops, sandals, Crocs, Keens, or other open shoes will be allowed.  The cost of the tour and samples is $7 per person and you receive 4 7oz Samples of Choice & Souvenir Pint Glass.

 

Sunset Point Winery is located in the heart of historic Stevens Point.  Sunset Point Winery opened on July 3, 2015. The winery is family owned and operated by Kelly and Don Guay along with Kelly's parents Kathy and Gary Johnson. The name of the winery is a combination of two great locations! Kelly and Don were married in September of 2013 on Sunset Lake in Amherst. They both attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with Paper Sciences degrees. So the name Sunset Point Winery was born! The sun logo also has special meaning: the Guays are a blended family with five kids and because of this there are seven rays in the setting sun.

 

On the way back, you will then stop at Wisconsin Dairy Cheese, where for generation after generation they are setting new standards and continue the tradition for high-quality cheeses made in Wisconsin.

The superior milk supplied by their dedicated dairy farm families and our master cheesemakers artistry allow them to produce an excellent and unique cheese product.

3:48 hrs driving – 178 miles

Tour 13 – Scenic - 9:20am - A Day at the circus, Circus World, Al Ringling Mansion and Restaurant

Your tour will start with a quick trip to Baraboo where you will first stop at the Al Ringling Mansion.This spectacular red stone mansion was built in 1905 as the home of legendary circus showman, Al Ringling.  Alwas the eldest of the five famous Ringling brothers. The Ringling Bros. Circus was at its peak when the mansion was built.  The Al Ringling Mansion is currently undergoing extensive restoration to bring it back to its former opulence.   You be taken on a tour by the owner himself, who is a true circus performer and lover of the history of the home and the circus.  You will see original furnishings, amazing hand-carved woodwork, leaded glass, ornate murals and hand-decorated ceilings during your tour.  Displays about the Mansion and the lives of the Ringling family will also be featured.  The tour is $15.00 per person.

 

Following lunch at the Mansion, you will travel a short way to the Circus.

 

In the late 19th and early 20th century, the Ringling show always returned to Baraboo after finishing their tour to repair and repaint equipment.  The Ringling’s spent the winter designing and fabricating new props and wardrobe, hiring new and returning performers, planning the route the circus would travel, and laying out their new advertising campaign. Of the 25 Ringling structures that once existed, 10 of the winter quarters buildings still exist, having been designated National Historic Landmark Structures.

 

You will have a number of events to attend while you are at Circus World, including the Double Wheel of Destiny thrill show, a variety show called Nothing But Nonsense, and a music show called Shake, Rattle and Toot featuring sleigh bells, rub chimes, a Theremin, an air calliope, the Una-Fon and other instruments.

 

Then you will be taken on a guided tour of Circus World’s pride and joy which is the largest collection of authentic circus wagons on earth. This colossal congress contains over 200 wagons and vehicles from large, medium, and small shows as well as carnivals. They were gathered from across the United States and England, some in good shape, some neglected, and still others were basket cases… but each one has a story to tell and they are beautiful.  Restored by the talented craftspeople of Circus World, the parade wagons are rolling masterpieces of the woodcarver’s art, and the baggage wagons helped to transport the wonders and innovations gathered from the four corners and the seven seas to another circus stand.

 

And last but not least will be the Big Top Circus.  You will encounter an electrifying juggler, amazing aerialists, enormous elephants, Steve & Ryan, their goofy but lovable clowns, hula hooping artistry, unequaled equilibrium in world class chair balancing all bringing the big top to life with sensational style. Their international cast of circus stars will dazzle and delight.  Every seat is 30 feet or closer to the astounding action. 

The cost of this wonderful, amazing, spectacular, fascinating, beautiful, sensational, dramatic, stupefying and mystifying afternoon at Circus World is only $9.99 per person and $7.99 for seniors. 

www.ringlingmansion.com www.circusworldbaraboo.org

 

1:02 hrs driving – 38.3 miles  

 

Tour 14 - Spirited - 9:40am - Two wineries and lunch and a short quick trip – Balanced Rock winery, Baraboo Bluff Winery, and J’s Pub

On this trip you will head south through Baraboo to Balanced Rock Winery. 

Balanced Rock Winery is a family owned, boutique winery located on the doorstep of Devils Lake State Park, within the city limits of Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Their focus is to bring awareness to cold hardy grape varietals capable of surviving the Midwest’s frigid winters. Their wines are an expression of the soil, climate, farming and wine making practices that provide a sense of place to each wine. You'll taste our commitment to quality with every sip.

 

Then it is on to your second winery, Baraboo Bluff Winery.  Established in 2015, family-owned, award winning, and pet friendly Baraboo Bluff Winery, is situated high on the northwest range of the Baraboo bluffs.  The panoramic views are exceptional and overwhelmingly beautiful! 

 

After the wineries it is time for lunch at one of our favorites, J’s Pub and Grill in Reedsburg.  Yes, Jay is the owner, and he will be there to greet you and make sure you have a wonderful lunch.

 

1:38 hrs driving - 61 miles

 

Tour 15 – Scenic - 10:00am - Mt. Horeb Trollway, Spring Green Family Restaurant and Botham Vineyards & Winery

An awesome drive to Mt. HorebTroll Capitol of the World (yup, we said Trolls).  Park and walk to the first ever storefront for Duluth Trading Company with lots of other unique shops on the street.  

 

Then you will travel to the Botham Vineyards & Winery followed with a lunch stop at the Spring Mountain Family Restaurant in Blue Mounds and then on to a stop at Brigham Park, the prettiest county park in the state and oh What a VIEW!!!

www.trollway.com       www.bluemoundswi.gov  www.brighampark.com     www.duluthtrading.com/store  www.bothamvineyards.com  spring garden family restaurant

3hrs 10 min driving – 141 miles

 

Tour 16 –  Scenic - 10:20am - Cave of the Mounds & Rookies

Your tour leader will take you on a fun scenic tour to Cave of the Mounds, a natural limestone cave located near Blue Mounds, WI.  Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is celebrating 77 years since the discovery of the Cave.  Since then, Cave of the Mounds has become the premier cave in the upper Midwest and the jewel box of America’s major show caves.  Guided tours of this geologic wonder follow paved, lighted walkways and pass a stunning array of colorful crystal formation.  Bring a jacket or sweatshirt as it is about 50 degrees inside the cave.  You will also enjoy the Gemstone Mine, Fossil Dig, Butterfly Gardens and an amazing rock/gift shop.  You don’t want to miss this one.  There will be a $21.99 per person admission charge, collected at the entrance to Cave of the Mounds. 

 

Lunch will be at Rookies.  Whether you're a sports fan, passionate about top-quality down-home American food, or just in the mood to have a drink with the friendliest restaurant and bar staff in Wisconsin, Rookies has what you're looking for. From your lunch table you can watch the wiffle ball field.  This is a beautiful scenic route with a restaurant with a fabulous view as well as great food!!

www.caveofthemounds.com

2:51 hrs driving – 126 miles

Tour 17 –  Scenic - 10:40am - Wisconsin Auto Museum and The Mineshaft Restaurant

Wait until you see these gorgeous automobiles.  We will travel to Hartford, WI and visit the Wisconsin Automotive Museum.  History comes alive at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. Showcasing transportation history, the museum is Wisconsin’s largest auto museum, featuring an ever-changing display of classic and vintage autos and artifacts plus the largest assembled group of Hartford-built Kissel luxury automobiles.

The museum’s striking art deco interior sets off 110+ vehicles on exhibit, including:  Pontiacs, Studebakers, Chevrolets, Kaisers, Fords, and other cars from around the world.  The collection is rounded out by displays of automotive artifacts such as gas pumps, signs, license plates, oil cans and other petroliana.  An assortment of outboard engines built in Hartford from 1930s – 1990s are also on display.

The high caliber Kissel automobiles were manufactured in Hartford 1906 – 1931, making Kissel the second longest car manufacturer in Wisconsin.  Of the 35,000 produced fewer than 200 are known to exist today, with 25 currently exhibited at the museum. 

The Nash Car Club of America has space within the museum dedicated to the Wisconsin based vehicles and related memorabilia.  Nash began in Kenosha, Wisconsin when the Thomas B. Jeffery Company was purchased by Charles Nash in 1916.

The Hudson Essex Terraplane Historical Society and Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame also maintain special display areas for their vehicles.  The Museum admission is $8.00 per person.  After the museum, you will lunch at a local restaurant, The Mineshaft, close by in downtown Harford.  At 5,000 square feet, the establishment is so large that it has an elevator! The second floor is a game room filled with pinball and electronic games. In addition to the bar and restaurant, there are private rooms for meetings, parties, or small events.

 

Just a fun “car” day for “car” people!!

www.wisconsinatomuseum.com

3:28 hrs driving - 168 miles

 

 

Tour 18 -11:00am- Spirited - Just Lunch - Anchor Inn Restaurant

This will be a fun, spirited trip to Wisconsin Rapids and one of our favorite restaurants, Anchor Inn.  To get there, you will cruise alone Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake and back down the other side.   Just a fun lunch trip.

3:23 driving time – 154.6 miles

 

Tour 19 –11:30am - Scenic - Drive to the East with great food and wonderful scenery

It’s time to eat and we will take you on a scenic drive to a great restaurant, the Goose Blind Bar and Grill.

2:13 driving time – 93 miles

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Saturday Morning Tours

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Tour 20-Group 1 -  Spirited - 7:00am - Ladies driving - going west - Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock Lake - going fast!! - go righg fast!!

1:41 driving time - 72.5 miles

Tour 20- Scenic - Group 2 - 7:15am – Scenic - Going East and North going scenic for fun

1:41 driving time - 72.5 miles

Tour 20- Group 3 - 7:15am - Spirited -  Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock going faster - go right

1:41 driving time - 72.5 miles

 

Saturday Afternoon Tours

Tour 21-Group 1 -  2:00pm - Spirited - Going East and North - having fun going fast!!

1:32 driving time - 66.2 miles

Tour 21- Group 2 - 2:15pm – Scenic - Going East and North going scenic for fun

1:32 driving time - 66.2 miles

 

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