Mary’s guidebook

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Mary’s guidebook

Outdoor Activities

This national monument of Native American burial and ceremonial grounds is less than 4 miles from the cottage. There are beautiful views from several hiking trails, as well as, cultural and education exhibits.
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Effigy Mounds National Monument
151 Iowa 76
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This national monument of Native American burial and ceremonial grounds is less than 4 miles from the cottage. There are beautiful views from several hiking trails, as well as, cultural and education exhibits.
Just 11 miles from the cottage, there's something for everyone in the 8,503 acres of Yellow River State Forest — hiking, fishing, cross country skiing, camping, hunting, canoeing/kayaking, snow mobile and horseback riding.
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Yellow River State Forest
729 State Forest Road
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Just 11 miles from the cottage, there's something for everyone in the 8,503 acres of Yellow River State Forest — hiking, fishing, cross country skiing, camping, hunting, canoeing/kayaking, snow mobile and horseback riding.
Pikes Peak State Park State Park has amazing views of the Mississippi River from scenic overlooks, picnic areas and 11 miles of hiking and biking trails. Located just 4.3 miles from the cottage.
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Pikes Peak State Park
32264 Pikes Peak Road
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Pikes Peak State Park State Park has amazing views of the Mississippi River from scenic overlooks, picnic areas and 11 miles of hiking and biking trails. Located just 4.3 miles from the cottage.
I haven't had the opportunity to take a cruise myself but several guests have enjoyed the 90 minute river tour.
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Maiden Voyage Tours, LLC
101 Water St
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I haven't had the opportunity to take a cruise myself but several guests have enjoyed the 90 minute river tour.
A great spot for a waterfront picnic or a walk along the river. 3 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
Lawler Park
430 North Water Street
A great spot for a waterfront picnic or a walk along the river. 3 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.

Indoor Activities

Only 3.2 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien, this Wisconsin historical site was built in 1843 by fur trader and entrepreneur Hercules Louis Dousman.
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Villa Louis Historic Site
521 N Villa Louis Rd
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Only 3.2 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien, this Wisconsin historical site was built in 1843 by fur trader and entrepreneur Hercules Louis Dousman.
Take a guided boat tour inside the cave formed over centuries. See stalactites and stalagmites just 11 miles from the cottage.
Spook Cave & Campground
13299 Spook Cave Rd
Take a guided boat tour inside the cave formed over centuries. See stalactites and stalagmites just 11 miles from the cottage.
From 1816 to 1856, Fort Crawford was one of the first American forts in the new US territory.
Fort Crawford Museum
717 S Beaumont Rd
From 1816 to 1856, Fort Crawford was one of the first American forts in the new US territory.
Environmental education facility highlighting the biology, ecology and geology of the unique Driftless Area. They also host a Farmers' Market in park under the bridge Fridays 4-7 Memorial Day to October 1.
Driftless Area Wetlands Centre
509 US-18
Environmental education facility highlighting the biology, ecology and geology of the unique Driftless Area. They also host a Farmers' Market in park under the bridge Fridays 4-7 Memorial Day to October 1.

Dining

This old school supper club is great for dinner – especially steak. Only 5 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
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Jones' Black Angus LLC
37640 US-18
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This old school supper club is great for dinner – especially steak. Only 5 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
Delicious breakfast just 1.5 miles from the cottage.
Cafe McGregor
211 Main St
Delicious breakfast just 1.5 miles from the cottage.
People have been standing in line for Pete's Hamburgers for over 110 years. Only 2.5 miles from the cottage, the stand is open weekends summer-fall only.
Pete's Hamburger Stand
118 W Blackhawk Ave
People have been standing in line for Pete's Hamburgers for over 110 years. Only 2.5 miles from the cottage, the stand is open weekends summer-fall only.
Simply a delicious place for lunch. Only 2.5 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
Simply Cafe
204 W Blackhawk Ave
Simply a delicious place for lunch. Only 2.5 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
Extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything in between. 4-1/2 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
Huckleberry's Restaurant
1916 S Marquette Rd
Extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and anything in between. 4-1/2 miles from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
A great local spot to grab a bite to eat and a drink on the deck overlooking the river. 5-1/2 miles away in Prairie du Chien.
Winneshiek Bar & Grill
34592 Co Rd K
A great local spot to grab a bite to eat and a drink on the deck overlooking the river. 5-1/2 miles away in Prairie du Chien.
A nice spot especially for lunch while exploring downtown McGregor.
The Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery
123 A Street
A nice spot especially for lunch while exploring downtown McGregor.
A local favorite restaurant and wedding venue with an extensive menu. Only 5 miles away in Prairie du Chien. Call ahead during wedding season.
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The Barn Restaurant
32800 Co Rd K
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A local favorite restaurant and wedding venue with an extensive menu. Only 5 miles away in Prairie du Chien. Call ahead during wedding season.
Just across the bridge at the Waterfront Hotel in Prairie du Chien, the Backwater Bar & Grill has a large outdoor deck that opens to the interior. Great for dining or drinks.
Backwater Bar & Grill
113 South Main Street
Just across the bridge at the Waterfront Hotel in Prairie du Chien, the Backwater Bar & Grill has a large outdoor deck that opens to the interior. Great for dining or drinks.
I haven't had the opportunity to try Prairie du Chien's newest Mexican restaurant but I hear it's very good and very popular. 3 miles from the cottage.
Los Aztecas
634 South Marquette Road
I haven't had the opportunity to try Prairie du Chien's newest Mexican restaurant but I hear it's very good and very popular. 3 miles from the cottage.
Fast-food chain specializing in frozen custard & signature burgers made with Midwest beef & dairy. Only 10 minutes from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
Culver's
1915 South Marquette Road
Fast-food chain specializing in frozen custard & signature burgers made with Midwest beef & dairy. Only 10 minutes from the cottage in Prairie du Chien.
Build-your-own takeaway pizzas to cook at home – perfect for a night in. Less than 10 minutes from the cottage on Hwy. 18 in Prairie du Chien.
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza
936 South Marquette Road
Build-your-own takeaway pizzas to cook at home – perfect for a night in. Less than 10 minutes from the cottage on Hwy. 18 in Prairie du Chien.

Shopping

Less than 5 minutes from the cottage, the Schoolhouse Mall is filled bottom to top with antique and vintage items. There's lots to see at the mall that has it all.
Schoolhouse Mall
204 North St
Less than 5 minutes from the cottage, the Schoolhouse Mall is filled bottom to top with antique and vintage items. There's lots to see at the mall that has it all.
This eclectic shop is filled with books, jewelry, gifts and housewares. Just 5 minutes from the cottage in McGregor IA.
Paper Moon
206 A St
This eclectic shop is filled with books, jewelry, gifts and housewares. Just 5 minutes from the cottage in McGregor IA.
Piggly Wiggly grocery store is very clean, well-stocked with a good meat department, wine/beer, deli and floral. 10 minutes away in Prairie du Chien.
Piggly Wiggly
30 Riverside Square
Piggly Wiggly grocery store is very clean, well-stocked with a good meat department, wine/beer, deli and floral. 10 minutes away in Prairie du Chien.
This Supercenter has just about everything –– from produce to tires. 5-1/2 miles from the cottage on Hwy. 18 in Prairie du Chien.
Walmart Supercenter
38020 US-18
This Supercenter has just about everything –– from produce to tires. 5-1/2 miles from the cottage on Hwy. 18 in Prairie du Chien.

City/town information

Decorah is a proudly Norwegian town just 50 minutes northwest of the cottage with a variety of restaurants in it's charming downtown. There's a Nordic Fest in July and the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum is the largest Norwegian museum in the US.
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Decorah
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Decorah is a proudly Norwegian town just 50 minutes northwest of the cottage with a variety of restaurants in it's charming downtown. There's a Nordic Fest in July and the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum is the largest Norwegian museum in the US.
There's lots to do in Elkader from quaint downtown shops and restaurants to Whitewater Park. 20 miles southwest of the cottage.
Elkader
There's lots to do in Elkader from quaint downtown shops and restaurants to Whitewater Park. 20 miles southwest of the cottage.