2020 Corvette Adventures Road Tours
The number of Corvettes in each tour will be limited to 15-18 Corvettes. 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 Adventure 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, we do not stop for gas on these trips. You are expected to have enough gas in your Corvette to complete the trip. Please do not inconvenience your tour group.
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. Typically these tours will be drive at the speed limit.
“SPIRITED” – These tours are for drivers (and their co-pilot) who are confident in themselves and their special loved Corvettes 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 4, 2020
Tour 1 - Group 3 - 8:15am - NEW - Spirited - Mystery Tour
Tour 1 - Group 1 IS CLOSED - Spirited - NEW - Mystery Tour -7:45am - 4:00pm
We will take you on a fun MYSTERY TOUR, designed especially for you by David Klein. David and his wife Carol have assisted in the operations of Corvette Adventures for many years and it is their turn to design the Mystery Tour for 2020. This tour will take you to new stops and cruising some of the best spirited roads ever!
This will be a Mystery Tour like no other to celebrate the 13th 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 above.
Tour 1 - Group 2 - Scenic - NEW - Mystery Tour - 8:00am – 4:15pm
This is the same MYSTERY TOUR as in Group 1 but driven in a more scenic manner.
Tours 2 & 3 are almost the same except they are going in opposite directions and one goes to Carr Valley Cheese, La Valle and the other goes to Balanced Rock Winery. These two tours are for members of the Corvette Club of Illinois ONLY to celebrate the clubs 50th Anniversary in 2020! The tours will finish at the Ishnala Supper Club for dinner.
Tour 2 - THIS TOUR IS FULL - PLEASE PICK TOUR 3 -8:30am - 4:30pm - Scenic - NEW – Scenic tour for MEMBERS ONLY of the Corvette Club of Illinois.
The itinerary for this tour is:
Depart at 8:30am
9:30am - Arrive at the Merrimac Ferry and cross over
11:00am - 11:45pm - Arrive at Carr Valley Cheese, Lavelle
12:30pm - 2:00pm - Eat at Rockton Bar
2:00pm - 2:30 - Wild Things Fur
4:00pm - Arrive at Ishnala Supper Club
Tour 3 - 9:00am - 4:30pm - Scenic - NEW – Scenic tour for MEMBERS ONLY of the Corvette Club of Illinois.
The itinerary for this tour is:
Depart at 9:00am
11:00am - 12:30pm - Eat at Rockton Bar
12:30pm - 1:00pm - Wild Things Fur
2:00pm - Arrive at the Merrimac Ferry and cross over
2:45pm - Arrive at Balanced Rock Winery
4:00pm - Arrive at Ishnala Supper Club
Tour 4 - Group 1 - 10:30am - 4:00pm – Spirited – Summit House Restaurant and Carr Valley Cheese, La Valle
Spend your Thursday afternoon on a really fun route with some great straight-a-ways and some wonderful curves and half way through the cruise stop and have a great meal at Summit House Restaurant. After that you will continue on some fun roads to Carr Valley Cheese in La Valle to sample their cheeses before heading back to Chula Vista Resort. What a great way to start off your fun driving with us at Chula Vista Resort.
Tour 4 - Group 2 - 11:00am - 4:30pm – Scenic - Summit House Restaurant and Carr Valley Cheese, La Valle
This tour will be the same as Group 1 but driven in a more scenic fashion and you will be seeing the countryside on this trip. You will go the opposite direction as Group 1 so don’t forget to wave when you see the oncoming Corvettes.
Friday, June 5, 2020
All Friday Tours except Tour 5 will go to Dells Raceway Park for Hot Laps
Tour 5 –7:30am – 5:00pm - Spirited - 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 $36.93 including tax, payable upon registration. 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
Tour 6 - 8:00am – 5:00pm - Spirited - Milk Source Dairy Farm, Larson's Clysdales & Log Cabin Bar & Restaurant
One of the most well received tours from 2019 is repeated this year for those who did not experience this tour in 2019. Most people, ahead of time, thought the best would be seeing the Clydesdales up close; however, they came away from the tour amazed as what they saw at the dairy.
This tour is simply going to take your breath away. A great route, an amazing dairy farm, good food and up close with Clydesdales like you have never seen them before.
Wisconsin is famous for its dairy farms and have we found a spectacular one to visit. Milk Source was co-founded in 1999 by three multi-generational Wisconsin farm families and traces its roots back to 1965 when a small 30 cow dairy farm was first started by one of the families. It is now Wisconsin’s largest dairy farm!! The numbers are amazing with 14 tanker trucks leaving the farm every day filled with milk from 10,000 cows being milked three times a day. Take an up close tour of this farm and you will see why they won the 2014 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award. There is no charge for this tour and you will be parking on a paved parking lot.
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 $14.00 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.
Tour 7 - 8:20am - 5:00pm – Scenic - Big Trains, Little Trains and the Gravy Train
If you ever played with model trains or wanted one, wait until you see this display. Dan the Train Man has a massive display everywhere in his house with O Scale, Two Rail and G Scale model trains. This is the most amazing home display of model trains that you may ever experience.
After the train experience, you will have lunch at the Gravy Train Restaurant in North Freedom, a quaint locally owned restaurant with great food.
Then it will be time to step back in time with a 55 minute round-trip train ride through rustic rural settings in restored 1915 railroad coaches. Then visit the Mid-Continent Railway Museum filled with a nationally renowned collection of restored railroad equipment and displays from the 1885 – 1915 era of “The Golden Age of Railroading”. The cost of this amazing experience will be $18.00 per person collected at the station.
Tour 8 - 8:40am - 5:00pm – Spirited - Wisconsin Auto Museum, Norske Nook, Restaurant, Merrimac Ferry & Balanced Rock Winery
Wait until you see these gorgeous automobiles. You 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 (their national convention was at Chula Vista Resort in 2018) 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 lunch at the famous Norske Nook Restaurant & Bakery, you will cross the Lake Wisconsin on the Merrimac Ferry. You will have time on the other side to have an ice cream cone before traveling to Balanced Rock Winery. You will conclude the day with hot laps at Dells Raceway Park. Just a fun day!!
Tour 9 - 9:00am - 5:00pm – Scenic - East to Amish Country, bakery, cheese and a supper club for lunch
This is a new tour visiting some amazing Amish countryside. You will cruise east to an Amish community in Green Lake County travelling the back roads by and though the little town of Dalton and Kingston.
You will stop at two Amish businesses, the Pleasant View Bakery featuring freshly, homemade baked goods including cinnamon rolls, a variety of breads, cookies, pies, jams, and much, much more.
Then you will cruise to Salemville Cheese Factory with its award-winning blue-veined cheeses crafted in the heart of Wisconsin. They make 3 types of blue cheese: Amish Blue, Gorgonzola and a smoked blue cheese. These cheeses are renowned for their smooth, earthy flavor that perfectly accentuates burgers, salads and cheese plates. Your lunch will be at the Schaumburg Dinner Club on the edge of Amish country. This 1852 Mansion is situated on 8 acres with a lake and they have been in business for over 50 years. They are opening for lunch just for our tour.
Tour 10 - 9:20am - 5:00pm – Scenic - Wine, cheese, wine and lunch – Wollersheim Winery, Balanced Rock Winery, Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle and lunch at J's Pub & Grill
Two great wineries and wonderful cheese awaits you on this tour. Balanced Rock Winery is a relatively new family owned, boutique winery located on the doorstep of Devils Lake State Park. They specialize in producing wines from cold climate grapes. They also have their own distillery. Non-wine lovers might like the brandy's, rye and cordials.
Lunch will follow at the popular J’s Pub & Grill in Reedsburg followed by a trip to Carr Valley Cheese in La Valle to sample their outstanding cheeses.
The last stop of this tour will be the famous Wollersheim Winery. Wollersheim Winery is located on a scenic hillside across the Wisconsin River from Prairie du Sac. Created in the 1840s, Wollersheim Winery has developed into a leader in the Midwestern wine industry, winning numerous awards throughout its storied history. Your tour will be at a cost of $12.00 per person and will be paid in advance through the registration process. If you have never been to Wollersheim, now is the time to go. You will be able to compare the newest winery with one of the oldest wineries in Wisconsin.
Tour 11 - 9:40am - 5:00pm – Scenic - A tour around Green Lake - Vines & Rushes Winery, Christianos Pizza
Join this great tour as you travel west from Chula Vista Resort through the Grand River State Wildlife area to Vines and Rushes Winery outside of Rush Lake. Following your tastings at the winery, you will travel to the Green Lake area for a great lunch at Christianos Pizza. After lunch you will travel to Dells Raceway Park for an opportunity to drive hot laps on the racetrack. http://vinesandrushes.com/ http://christianospizza.com/
Tour 12 – 10:00am - 5:00pm – Spirited - Capital Brewing, Mustard Museum, Hubbard Ave Diner
Your tour will start with a fun trip to Middleton, WI home of everything on this trip. You will arrive in town just in time for a great lunch at the Hubbard Ave Diner. The diner is a classic diner serving up home-style comfort food & signature pies in a retro setting. They serve diner classics like meatloaf and mashed potatoes, as well as innovative sandwiches, salads and entrees. They are famous for their pies and their dessert case will make your eyes pop! This is an ultimate classic diner with an uptown twist. “Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie eating nation can ever be vanquished.” ~NY Times.
Following lunch you will walk next door to the National Mustard Museum – don’t laugh – this is a really amazing place. This is a kitschy museum & shop with more than 5,500 mustards on display & hundreds at the tasting bar.
Then you will travel a short distance to Capital Brewery which has a tradition of making fine German style craft beer. Each beer will leave you wanting more. The cost for tours is $7 per person plus sales tax and includes a 45 minute comprehensive facility tour, one free pint or four samples of beer, and a commemorative pint glass.
Tour 13 – 10:20am - 5:00pm - Scenic - Rookies, The Shoe Box, Merrimac Ferry & Ice Cream
This tour to Rookies and The Shoe Barn is one of the most amazing routes that we have produced. You will not believe the hills, turns and what an absolutely beautiful scenic drive this is. At the half-way point in the tour you will arrive at the Rookies, a fantastic sports bar and grill and delight in having one of their homemade sandwiches. Over 6,000 baseball cards cover the walls of the men’s room, and autographed memorabilia covers nearly every other square inch of the restaurant and bar, floor to ceiling. You won’t believe the collection until you see Rookies, including their authentic regulation Wiffle Ball field and the food is great!!
Following lunch, you will travel a short distance to The Shoe Box, one of the largest shoe stores in the US, located in Black Earth, WI. The Shoe Box has an incredible selection of over 300,000 shoes. Their plan was simple: to sell the best shoes at very affordable prices- shoes from companies utilizing the finest leather and materials, each pair crafted with close attention to detail and workmanship.
The trip back is a totally different way and it is just as scenic and beautiful as the way in was. You will also cross the Wisconsin River on the Merrimac Ferry and on the other side, stop for an ice cream cone.
On the way back you will stop at Dells Raceway Park for hot laps before finishing your tour back at Chula Vista Resort.
If you like scenic tours – this is the one to go on!!
Tour 14 - 10:40am - 5:00pm – Spirited - Hunting for Cheese in Amish Country and west to Rockton Bar
This is going to be a fun tour as you leave Chula Vista Resort in search of great cheese. You will first travel to the Carr Valley Cheese Factory in Mauston to see cheese being made and enjoy their samples.
Then you will travel west into Amish Country and cruise through Wildcat Mountain State Park and Kickapoo Valley Reserve State Natural Area before stopping for lunch at a famous biker bar, the Rockton Bar. After lunch you will cruise to Old Country Cheese a famous cheese store in the heart of Amish country. Then it is back through Wildcat Mountain to Dells Raceway Park for hot laps. https://carrvalleycheese.com
Tour 15 – 11:00am - 4:00pm – Scenic - Two Wineries & lunch - Fawn Creek - Burr Oak - Shipwreck Bay
This is going to be a fun quick trip starting out with visiting Fawn Creek Winery for their famous tasting set in a beautiful wooded area of the Dells. Then you will travel to Shipwreck Bay for a lunch overlooking Castle Rock Lake.
Following lunch, you will travel to Carr Valley Cheese in Mauston to see their cheese making operation and sample some of their great cheeses.
Tour 16 – 11:30am - 3:00pm – Scenic - International Crane Foundation, Bobbers Island Grill, and Baraboo Candy
Since it is time for lunch you will first cruise to Bobbers Island Grill, just a short distance from Chula Vista Resort. Bobbers is a local, Caribbean-themed bar/eatery with seafood entrees & sandwiches.
Then you will cruise a short distance to the International Crane Foundation Wildlife Center featuring all 15 species of cranes, plus nature trails, guided tours & a gift shop. The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species!
You will enjoy a guided tour of the world’s cranes, take a hike on our nature trails, and browse nature-themed items from around the world in their gift shop.
After visiting the Crane Foundation, you will take a quick trip down the road to the Baraboo Candy Factory producing hand-made chocolate goodness since 1981. Recognized world-wide as the home of The Original CowPie!®, and other cow candies including MooChews™, Udderfingers™, Mini CowPies, Green Bay Puddles, Bear Trax and Horse Apples as well as our home-made Fudge and Toffee. They are the area’s largest chocolate factory and outlet!
Then you will take the back roads north to Dells Raceway Park so that you can participate in Hot Laps on the racetrack.
Looking for a fun short scenic trip? Well this is the one
Tour 17- Noon - 3:30pm - Scenic - The Broadway Diner Restaurant, Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle & Hidden Valley Mushroom Farm
This is the perfect tour for those who want to sleep in or are arriving late!! You will first take a quick trip south to the Broadway Diner in Baraboo, WI a restored 1954 diner with a retro feel & additional outdoor seating whipping up familiar American comfort food. Then you will travel west on some great roads to sample cheese at Carr Valley Cheese in La Valle.
After Carr Valley Cheese, you wind north on some amazing roads and stop at Hidden Valley Mushroom Farm a family run farm that produces amazing mushrooms, including those sold at the Chop House at Chula Vista Resort.
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Saturday Morning Tours
Tour 18 – Group 1 – 7:00am – 9:00am - Spirited (Ladies Driving only) -A Fun Loop - West & North
This is the time for the ladies to drive. What a great way to spend your Saturday morning, just before the Parade to the Dells. You will travel North and West from Chula Vista Resort travelling around the Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area and by part of Castle Rock Lake. You will have fun going through some of the small towns east of the Resort.
This will just be a fun spirited drive with no stops. Men -don’t even think of driving - you are the co-pilot in this tour!!
This group is full - Tour 18 – Group 2 -7:30am – 9:30am - Scenic - A Fun Loop - West & North
Tour 18 – Group 3 -7:30am – 9:30am - Scenic - A Fun Loop - West & North
This is the same tour as Group 1; however, driven in a more scenic fashion as you travel through some wonderful scenic areas west and north of the resort and men, you may drive if you must. You will travel in the opposite direction of group 1, so wave when you pass by each other. You will be back in time to line up for the Parade to the Dells.
Saturday Afternoon Tours
Tour 19 – Group 1 -2:00pm – 4:00pm - Spirited – We are going north on this trip and it will be fun!!
Tour 19 – Group 2 -2:15pm – 4:15pm - Scenic – This is the same cruise as Group 1 but driven in a scenic manner
Tour 20 – Group 1 -2:30pm – 4:30pm - Spirited – For this tour you will head west and enjoy some neat countryside
Tour 20 – Group 2 -2:45pm – 4:45pm - Scenic - This is the same cruise as Group 1 but driven in a scenic manner