2021 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 10, 2021

Tour 1 –Group 1 -Spirited - NEW- Mystery Tour -7:30am – ?? 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 tour is shorter than previous years and no wine, beer or cheese stops on this tour – 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 at a mystery!!

 

This will be a Mystery Tour like no other to celebrate the 14th 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 –7:50am – ?? driving time, x??miles

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

 

 

Tour 2 -9:00am - 4:30pm –4 ½  hours driving time, 164 miles- Scenic - NEW– Scenic tour for members of the Central Illinois Corvette Club ONLY. 

Tour to celebrate the clubs 50th Anniversary in 2021!  The tour will finish at the Ishnala Supper Club for dinner

 

 

Tour 3 - 9:30am - 4:30pm -4 ½  hours driving time, 162 miles- Scenic - NEW– Scenic tour for members of the Central Illinois Corvette Club ONLY. 

Tour to celebrate the clubs 50th Anniversary in 2021!  The tour will finish at the Ishnala Supper Club for dinner

 

 

Tour 4 – Group 1 - 10:00am - 2  hours driving time, 80 miles - Spirited- A trip west for lunch and a tour at Hillsboro Brewery
Some great routes to, and from, a new location and wonderful food makes this tour an excellent addition to our Thursday tours.  Hillsboro Brewing Company is locally owned by Hillsboro residents Snapper and Kim Verbsky.

 

The massive 28,000 square-foot historic building that Hillsboro Brewing Company calls home is a 106-year-old former factory that for many years was used to produce condensed milk. Now, it's used to produce good beer, good food, and good times.

 

With 23 beers brewed on site and available on tap, and their appetizers, specialty pizzas, burgers and sandwiches we're sure you'll find something to suit your taste.

 

You will enjoy yourself in the ambiance of a restored turn-of-the-century brick building! 

www.hillsborobrewingcompany.com

 

Tour 4 - Group 2 - 10:30am - 2  hours driving time, 80 miles – Scenic - A trip west for lunch and a tour at Hillsboro Brewery
This is the same tour as Group 1 but driven in a more scenic manner.

 

 

Tour 5 - 11:30am - 1  hour driving time, 40 miles - Scenic - Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo, Baraboo Candy Co, International Crane Foundation

The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species!

 

Located in Baraboo amid the farmlands of southern Wisconsin, the International Crane Foundation’s headquarters are just ten minutes from the Wisconsin Dells and surrounding Baraboo Hills. Visitors to the site may 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 the gift shop.  These are amazing birds and you will see them in a wonderful habitat.

 

You will also have lunch at the Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo, rated as the number one restaurant you’ll want to eat at in Wisconsin in 2020 by the web site  www.onlyinyourstate.com/states/wisconsin.

 

Another stop on this tour will be an old favorite, Baraboo Candy Company,so you can satisfy your sweet tooth.   They feature handmade Chocolates, Fudges, Brittles and Toffees, Taffy, Hard Candies and Retro Goodies. Home of thefamous Original Cow Pie!

www.savingcranes.org      www.logcabin-baraboo.com     www.baraboocandy.com            

 

Friday, June 11, 2021
All Friday Tours except Tour 6 will go to Dells Raceway Park for Hot Laps

Tour 6 –7:30am – 5 ½  hours driving time, 271 miles - 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.  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.

www.packers.com

 

 

Tour 7 - 7:50am – 4 ½  hours driving time, 208 miles - Spirited - 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

 

 

Tour 8 - 8:10am – - 4  hours driving time, 176 miles- Spirited - Central Wisconsin Craft Collective –Great Northern Distilling, Mikey's Bar & Grill, Stevens Point Brewery and Sunset Point Winery

If you like to SIP a little and eat at a fantastic restaurant, this is the tour for you!

 

You will head north fast and spirited to the Stevens Point area for your first stop, Great Northern Distilling to taste handcrafted spirits made from local ingredients. This is Central Wisconsin’s first small-batch distillery making handcrafted spirits from local ingredients featuring award winning vodka, gin, rum and whiskies.

 

Then it is on to Mikey’s Bar & Grill with seafood, steaks & pub fare, plus 67 draft beers, in a funky tavern with patio seating.

 

After a relaxing lunch it will be time to visit two more stops of the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective-Stevens Point Brewery and Sunset Point Winery.

 

Stevens Point Brewery is established in 1857 one of America’s longest-running breweries.  Home to Point Special Lager, Point Craft Beers, Ciderboys Hard Ciders, Whole Hog Brews, Point Sodas, and now Tea Runner Hard Iced Tea.  You are going to love this brewery.

 

Before leaving Stevens Point, you will head over to Stevens Point Winery and when you step into our tasting room they want you to relax. You should feel like your living room away from home. Stevens Point Winery carries products for everyone; you don’t need to love wine to enjoy the atmosphere and the 2nd story view of the river and city.

www.greatnortherndistilling.com    www.mikeysplover.com   www.pointbeer.com  www.sunsetpointwinery.com

 

 

Tour 9- 8:40am- 6 ½ hours driving time, 300 miles– Scenic - Kettle Moraine Drive, a local restaurant and more

The Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive is a designated scenic route in southeastern Wisconsin that links the two units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

 

The route traverses through scenic and historic areas, including landscape shaped by glaciers from the latest ice age, known as the Wisconsin glaciations.

 

During the drive you will have a chance to eat at a wonderful local restaurant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettle_Moraine_Scenic_Drive

 

 

Tour 10 - 9:00am –4 ¼  hours driving time, 196 miles – Scenic - Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, Clearwater Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Lunch Creek Vineyards & Winery

The Wild Rose area is an interesting area that's been delivering fishing fun and enhancing and restoring fish populations in Wisconsin for more than a century. Wild Rose State Fish hatchery grows more trout and salmon than any other and produces musky, sturgeon and walleye to test anglers statewide.

 

For lunch you will travel to Clear Water Harbor, a beautiful restaurant.  Clear Water Harbor is in Waupaca, WI - a lakeside hub for summertime fun. The local restaurant has been owned and operated by the Meighan family for two generations, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and take in the beauty of the Chain O’ Lakes. 

 

On the way back to Chula Vista Resort you will stop at Lunch Creek Winery and Vineyards that is a locally owned business.  The decor in the tasting room was designed using reclaimed barn boards from a building that previously stood in the winery's current location. 

 

On the property we have a large variety of apple, plum, and cherry trees, and several varieties of blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb and strawberries that will be used in the production of wine.

www.dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Fishing/hatcheries/wildrose   www.clearwaterharbor.com    www.lunchcreekwinery.squarespace.com 

 

 

Tour 11 - 9:20am -4 ½ hours driving time, 182 miles – Scenic - Hydes Chalet, Hydes Mill, Summit House Restaurant

 ***Photo Tour***  This tour is all about the wonderful scenic route with several interesting places to visit and a wonderful restaurant.  If you are looking to just enjoy a day touring with several stops with fantastic photo opportunities, this is the tour for you.            

 

Hyde Mill is one of Wisconsin photographer’s favorite subjects.  It’s located in Ridgeway in Iowa County in Southwest Wisconsin and is a rare wooden water wheel mill located on a stone dame at the original site of the 1850 dam on Mill Creek. 

 

This will be a great place to stop and take pictures and hopefully, the river will be turning the mill wheel!  

 

Hyde Chapel is nestled against a backdrop of glorious Wisconsin countryside.  Hyde Chapel is deeply rooted in the history of Iowa County. Originally known as the Mill Creek Church, the Chapel was built in 1861, instituted on January 14, 1862 and proudly inducted into the National Registry of Historic Places.

 

Following these stops, you will head north on the way to Dells Raceway Park and stop for lunch at a popular stop for car groups with a large parking lot and wonderful food.

www.wisconsinphotoguide.com/hydes-mill/www.hydechapel.com

 

 

 

Tour 12 - 9:40am - 2  hours driving time, 62 miles– Spirited - Trains, Mid-Continent Railway Museum, the Gravy Train, Dan’s Trains and Baraboo Candy

If you ever played with model trains or wanted one, wait until you see this display.  Dan the Train Man has a massive display in his house everywhere 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. 

 

Another stop on this tour will be an old favorite, Baraboo Candy Company so you can satisfy your sweet tooth.   They feature handmade Chocolates, Fudges, Brittles and Toffees, Taffy, Hard Candies and Retro Goodies. Home of thefamous Original Cow Pie!

www.midcontinent.org  www.baraboocandy.com

 

 

Tour 13 – 10:00am - 4 hours driving time, 177 miles–Scenic - Driftless River Run - The Ultimate Driving Tour - with a lunch stop at Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen

It’s all about the Drive!!  The Driftless River Run is one of the most beautiful roads in the Midwest. This route was designed to weave through the Driftless region with its many scenic areas including rivers, ponds and amazing rock formations and great views.

 

To start the drive, you will first stop at Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen for a great lunch.  The restaurant has a cozy open concept restaurant with a full bar, huge fireplace and a comfortable lounge. Our food is old world and home food with a modern twist and full flavors.

 

Then you will enjoy a scenic ride along the lower Wisconsin State Riverway before heading north on the back roads to Dells Raceway Park. 

www.tumbledrock.com

 

Tour 14 – 10:20am –2 ¾ hours driving time, 113 miles - Scenic - East to Amish Country, bakery, cheese, woodworking, Wayside Restaurant

***Our most complete Amish tour ever!!  This is a new revised tour from 2020 adding some additional Amish stops and a revised route where you will visit some amazing Amish countryside.  You will cruise east to an Amish community in Green Lake County travelling the back roads by and through the little town of Dalton and Kingston. 

 

You will stop at fine 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 as your first stop. 

 

Your next stop will be Mishler’s Country Store right in the heart of Amish Country.  At Mishler's Country Store you will find a huge variety of bulk foods, bulk spices, produce, canned and jar goods, kitchen utensils, oil lamps, herbal medicines, doilies, cookbooks, candy, gifts, toys, and more so come back and bring your pick-up truck!! If you have time, stop across the street at the Lilac Furniture Gallery to see their store of Amish furniture.

 

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.  If you are lucky, Nelson will give you an overview of the cheese factory.

 

Next you will stop for lunch at Wayside Repair Restaurant.  Yes, it’s an Amoco filling station but also a amazing, wonderful restaurant right in the heart of the Amish countryside.

 

Last but not least, you will stop at Oven Fresh Bakery on the way back to Chula Vista Resort.

 

Most, if not all, of these businesses in Amish Country only take cash – so bring plenty!!

 

 

Tour 15 - 10:40am –3 hours driving time, 104 miles –Spirited - Sunset Harbor Bar & Grill - Lake Wisconsin via Pine Island Wildlife area , The Merrimac Ferry, Ice Cream and Baraboo Candy

This is going to be a fun spirited tour starting out with a lunch stop at Sunset Harbor Bar & Grill on the shores of Lake Wisconsin.  To get to lunch you will speed down the side of Lake Wisconsin on through the Pine Island Wildlife area then head southwest along the Wisconsin River to the Merrimac Ferry, stopping for ice cream before boarding the ferry to go across the Wisconsin River to Sunset Harbor Bar & Grill.

 

On the way to Dells Raceway Park, you will stop at Baraboo Candy Co for some of their amazing tastee treats!  They feature handmade Chocolates, Fudges, Brittles and Toffees, Taffy, Hard Candies and Retro Goodies. Home of thefamous Original Cow Pie!

www.sunset-harbor-bar-grill.business.site  www.baraboocandy.com

 

 

Tour 16 – 11:00am –2 ¾ hours driving time, 96 miles –Scenic - Bluffs of Baraboo and The Broadway Diner

This tour starts with a quick trip south to The Broadway Diner in Baraboo for a great lunch.  This diner is a 1954 fully restored vintage Silk City Diner with a retro feel & outdoor seating whipping up familiar American comfort food.

 

Then the driving fun begins with a trip to the Baraboo Bluffs, home to some amazing views and scenery, a great way to see all they have to offer is to do this scenic loop.

www.broadwaydinereats.com

 

Tour 17 – 11:30am - 2 hours driving time, 80 miles –Spirited - J's Pub Restaurant, Narrows Creek Winery, Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle

Just a short 80-mile tour with a stop first at one of our favorite restaurants, J’s Pub Restaurant in Reedsburg, a local family-owned and operated establishment and yes, Jay, the owner is usually there!

 

Then you will travel to Narrows Creek Winery a new winery located on this 3rd generation family farm, and their hobby of 30 years is now a winery. They produce & bottle a variety of fruit wines. Enjoy the view & share a story over a glass of wine with us!

 

On the way to Dells Raceway Park, you will have a chance to stop at Carr Valley Cheese in LaValle to sample some of their famous cheeses.

ww.jspubgrill.com  www.facebook.com/NarrowsCreekWinery

 

Tour 18- Noon 1 ½ hours driving time, 155 miles –Scenic - Monks, Balanced Rock Winery, Hidden Valley Mushrooms

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 Monks in Lake Delton.  After the success of their restaurant in Wisconsin Dells, they built this bigger, new restaurant in Lake Delton. 

 

Then you will travel south on some great roads to sample some great wines at Balanced Rock Winery.  This winery is a family owned, boutique winery located on the doorstep of Devils Lake State Park, within the city limits of Baraboo.

 

If you like mushrooms, you will be amazed at Hidden Valley Mushrooms.  The owners Ed & Mary will be happy to show you around and explain the various types of mushrooms that they grow every day.  They feature White Button, Portobello, Crimini, Shiitake, and Oyster mushrooms.These mushrooms are featured in Kaminski’s Chop House and they are very good!! 

www.monksbarandgrill.com/location/monks-bar-and-grill-lake-delton  www.balancedrockwinery.com

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday Morning Tours

Tour 19– Group 1 – 7:00am – 8:30am -1 ½ hours driving time, 64 miles -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 Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell 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!!   

 

 

Tour 19 – Group 2 -7:30am – 9:00am - 1 ½ hours driving time, 64 miles - Scenic - A Fun Loop - West & North

This is the same tour as Group 1, however, driven in a more scenic fashion with no stops 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.

 

Tour 19 – Group 3 -8:00am – 9:30am - 1 ½ hours driving time, 64 miles - Spirited - A Fun Loop - West & North

This is the same tour as Group 1,and also driven in aspirited fashion with no stops as you travel through some wonderful scenic areas west and north of the resort and men, you may drive if you must.

Saturday Afternoon Tours

Tour 20– Group 1 -2:00pm – 3:30pm - 1 ½ hours driving time, 62 miles - Spirited - All right turns but one as you go west – this will be fun!!

 

 

Tour 20 – Group 2 -2:15pm – 3:45pm - 1 ½ hours driving time, 62 - Scenic

This is the same cruise as Group 1 but driven in a scenic manner

 

 

Tour 21 – Group 1 -2:30pm – 4:30pm - 2 hours driving time, 90 miles - Spirited - Germania Marsh State Wildlife area and Comstock Bog-Meadow State Natural Area

 

 

Tour 21 – Group 2 -2:45pm – 4:45pm - 2 hours driving time, 90 miles - Scenic

This is the same cruise as Group 1 but driven in a scenic manner

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