The Kitchen at Arcadia Books: Locally-sourced, freshly prepared food, plus coffee and espresso, beer and wine. Open every day and evening. 102 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI. (608) 588-7638. www.readinutopia.com/kitchen
Arthur’s Supper Club: The place for steaks and seafood. Offering Spring Green’s finest casual dining. HWY 14 & 23 Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-2521. www.kauldine.com
Base Camp Café: Comfort food in historic downtown Mazomanie. Best of the Burbs for pizza and breakfast. Free WiFi. 18 Brodhead Street, Mazomanie, WI 53560. (608) 401-1088. Like Base Camp on Facebook.
Bird of Paradise Tea Café / No Rules Gallery: Enjoy specialty teas, pies, baked goods on our garden patio or in our cozy gallery featuring local & regional artists. Open until 1 hr before all APT performances. Free Wi-Fi. 120 South Albany Street, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-7509 www.gallerytea.com.
Brewery Creek Brewpub: Freshly brewed beer. Large menu. Best ever fries. Many vegetarian options. Incredible desserts. 23 Commerce Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565. (608) 987-3298. www.brewerycreek.com
Driftless Depot Organic Market & Cafe: Food lovers' destination! Organic local and international gourmet delights. Espresso. Wine. Gelato. Picnic Baskets. Lunch and Friday Trout Dinners. 140 South Winsted Street & Hwy 23, Spring Green WI 53588. (608) 628-1001. www.driftlessdepot.com
Freddy Valentine's Public House: Spectacular restaurant and pub with a made from scratch menu located in the historic State Bank of Spring Green. 134 West Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-0220. www.freddyvalentines.com
Grandview Restaurant: Specializing in contemporary American cuisine – superb food and a marvelous view. The House on the Rock Resort, 400 Springs Drive, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-7000. www.thehouseontherock.com
Old Feed Mill: Featuring the best of country cuisine. Located in Mazomanie off Hwy 14 between Spring Green & Madison. 114 Cramer Street Mazomanie, WI 53560. (888) 345-4909 or (608) 795-4909. www.oldfeedmill.com
Pat’s Place: Features continental cuisine entrees served indoors or al fresco on the fountain patio surrounding a stone fireplace. 6279 Hwy C, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-7828. www.springvalleyinn.com
The Shed: Your friends are waiting to make great memories at The Shed. Come enjoy. 123 North Lexington Street Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-9049. www.shedspringgreen.com
The Shoppe at Herbs, Spices & More: Artisan breads, Local cheese, Wine and beer, salads and desserts. Wood-fired pizza Tuesdays. Junction of County Road H and Hwy 14, Arena, WI, 53503. (608) 753-9000. Facebook: Herbs Spices & More.
Spring Green General Store: Popular café in a restored cheese warehouse with an original collection of clothing and gifts. 137 South Albany Street, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-7070. www.springgreengeneralstore.com
Wall Street Gallery & Bistro: Finest Italian cuisine in Dane County, homemade pasta, weekly specials, relaxing atmosphere, full bar selections. Thurs-Sat nights 5-9. 14 Brodhead Street, Historic Downtown Mazomanie, WI . (608) 576-6694. www.wallstreetgallery.com
110 Chestnut: Newly restored historic home with all the amenities one block from downtown. Perfect for 1-6 people. 110 S Chestnut St., Mineral Point, WI 53565. (608) 574-2246. www.110chestnut.com
Aldebaran Farm: Historic farmhouse minutes from APT, Taliesin, Wisconsin River. Sleeps 12, full kitchen, week or weekend. 6557 County Hwy T, Spring Green, WI 53588. (773) 334-4924. www.aldebaranfarm.us
Big Valley Ranch: Four private homes on 1000 acres of forest and fields available for nightly and weekly rentals. 7488 Leaches Crossing, Avoca, WI 53506. (608) 235-5634. www.bigvalleyranch.com
Brewery Creek: A small hotel and brewpub. Intimate. Historic. Comfortable. 23 Commerce St. Mineral Point, WI 53565. (608) 987-3298. www.brewerycreek.com
Cothren House: Two-bedroom stone cottage or charming log cabin on grounds of Cothren Estate. 320 Tower Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565. (608) 987-1522. www.CothrenHouse.com
High Street Suites: Sweet dreams guaranteed when you stay in (actually above or below) a candy store. 124 High Street Mineral Point, WI 53565 (608) 987-1522. www.highstreetsuites.com
The House on the Rock Resort: The Resort features breathtaking views, suites, championship golf, contemporary dining, swimming pools and a spa. 400 Springs Drive, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-7000. www.thehouseontherock.com
Lodging at Shake Rag Alley: Charming Stagecoach Inn, 3-BR historic home and Tuckpoint, a quaint garden suite. 25 minutes to APT. 18 Shake Rag Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565. (608) 987-3292. www.shakeragalley.com
Maple Wood Lodge: Three bedroom secluded vacation guest house on 20 wooded acres, 30 minutes from APT. 2950 State Hwy 39, Mineral Point, WI 53565. (608) 987-2324. www.maplewoodlodge.com
Mineral Point Hotel: Southwest Wisconsin’s Premier Boutique Hotel. Featuring five beautiful private guest rooms, only a 20 minute drive from APT. 121 Commerce Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565.
(608) 987-3889. www.mineralpointhotel.com.
The Round Barn: Discover Spring Green’s perfect getaway location for all-around comfort and relaxation. E4830 Hwy 14, PO Box 297, Spring Green, WI 53588.(608) 588-2568. www.theroundbarnlodge.com
Sheer Memories Bed & Breakfast: Spacious new cabin, 3-BR (1887) restored country home, full breakfast, 12 acres of gardens, trails, woods. APT 23 mi. 6351 County Road P, Muscoda, WI 53573. (608) 532-6952. www.sheermemories.com
Silver Star Bed & Breakfast: Contemporary log, 10 guest room inn in a beautiful country setting featuring original fine art. 3852 Limmex Hill Road, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 935-7297. www.silverstarinn.com
Spring Green Motel: Very clean, microwaves, fridges, complimentary breakfast, beautiful grounds, grills, fire pits, new rooms available. Wireless. Close to all attractions. US Hwy 14, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-2141. www.springgreenmotel.net
Spring Green Pet Resort: Park your pooch at the Spring Green Pet Resort while you enjoy the play. S12377 Pearl Road, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-3405. www.springgreenpetresort.com
Spring Valley Inn: Quiet. Two miles from theatre. Pool, steam, sauna, fitness center. Complimentary hot breakfast with stay. 6279 County Highway C, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-7828. www.springvalleyinn.com
White Oak Savanna Events Farm and Sanctuary: Eco-friendly retreat featuring a luxury farmhouse and cottage. Convenient to theater. Breathtaking oak savanna prairie. 4352 State Road 23, Dodgeville, WI 53533. (608) 636-5776. www.whiteoaksavanna.com
Arcadia Books: The bookstore you'll wish was in every town. Open every day and evening, with cafe. 102 E. Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-7638. www.readinutopia.com
boyoyoboy! contemporary afro-punk gallery: The finest collection of art, challenging conformity, by emerging South African artists, displayed in the U.S. 22 High Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565. www.boyoyoboy.com
Carr Valley Cheese: Most-awarded cheese company around! Wine, gifts, meats, jams, syrups, oils, and more! 428 Wall Street Mazomanie, WI 53560, (608) 401-1043. www.carrvalleycheese.com
Convivio: Carefully curated collection for your home: art, dishes, books, linens, gifts, fine wine and spirits. 122 North Lexington Street Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-2351 www.convivioshop.com
Dennis Alfred Phillips: Handcrafted and Bespoke Knit Clothing and More. Downtown Spring Green.159 N Lexington Street, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 239-5974. www.alfredarttowear.com
Driftless Depot Market, Deli and Cafe: Organic local produce, meats, cheeses. Antipasti platters. Picnic baskets. Wine. Espresso. Gelato. Friday Trout Dinners. 140 S. Winsted St. Hwy 23, Spring Green WI, 53588. (608) 628-1001. www.driftlessdepot.com
Duluth Trading Company: Duluth Trading in Mt. Horeb: A store like no other. Touch, try on our innovative work clothes for men and women. Plan your trip now.100 W. Main Street, Mount Horeb, WI. (608) 437-8655. www.duluthtrading.com
Fall Art Tour: Enjoy an autumn weekend visiting the studios of Southwest Wisconsin’s finest artists. October 20, 21 and 22, 2017. For more information or to receive a full-color brochure, call (608) 588-7509 or visit www.fallarttour.com
Jones Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, Inc.: Jones has been a family owned business for over 90 years, now in its fourth generation of serving our valued customers in the surrounding area. 2035 Hwy 14 East, Richland Center, WI 53581. (608) 647-3788. www.joneschev.com
Mayday Press: Curated selection of modern letterpress goods, writing utensils and designerly goods for work and play. 109 Commerce St Mineral Point, WI 53565. (608) 553-0227 www.mayday-press.com
Nina's Department and Variety Store: Women’s and men’s clothing. Cards, gifts and toys. Complete yarn shop. In downtown Spring Green. 143 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI. (608) 588-2366.
North Earth Gifts: Gifts, jewelry, and decor for peaceful living. A retreat for mind, body, and spirit. South Albany Street Shops, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-3313. www.northearth.com
The Opal Man: North America’s only all Opal jewelry gallery. Gold and silver Opal Jewelry. Repair, replacement, appraisal. 137 Winsted St, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-9317. www.theopalman.com
Pamela's Fine Jewelry: Fine jewelry made with gold, silver, gemstones and diamonds. Custom design and on-premise repairs of jewelry and watches. 150 West Jefferson Street Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-2134. www.pamelasfinejewelry-sg.com,
Prairie Flowers & Gifts: A full service flower shop. Chocolates, unpredictable gifts and fancied treasures for You, Baby, Your Home & Your Garden. 126 N Lexington St, Spring Green, WI 53588 (608) 588-9999. www.prairie-flowers.com
River Arts on Water Gallery: Beautiful art gallery near Blue Spoon Café and Wollersheim Winery. Now offering classes too! 590 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 5357. (608) 643-5215. www.RiverArtsInc.Org
Wantoot: Modern American Art and Craft. Modern jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, pottery, art glass, wearables from contemprorary artists across the U.S. 236 High Street Mineral Point, WI 53565. (888) 723-7659. www.wantoot.co
Cave of the Mounds - National Natural Landmark: Visit Wisconsin’s underground geologic wonder. Tours daily, year-round on paved, lighted walkways. Above ground fun for all ages includes: Gemstone Mine, Fossil Dig, Butterfly Gardens, Hiking Trails and amazing Rock Shop. Located just 25 minutes from APT. www.caveofthemounds.com, email@example.com,
(608) 437-3038, 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd., Blue Mounds, WI 53517.
House on the Rock Attraction: An awe-inspiring array of amazing collections, enormous music machines and the world’s largest carousel. 5754 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 935-3639. www.thehouseontherock.com
Taliesin: Visit Taliesin, the home, studio, school, and 800-acre agricultural estate of American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, 5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588. (877) 588-7900. www.taliesinpreservation.org
Wisconsin Riverside Resort: Restaurant and Bar with Patio on the banks of the Wisconsin River. Banquet facility, RV and tent camping, cabins; canoe, tube and Kayak rentals; swim pool and splash pad. S13220 Shifflet Road, Spring Green, WI 53588. (608) 588-2826. www.wiriverside.com
The White Church Theatre Project: Experience the world of Movement Theatre, a leap into dream with performances, workshops, lectures, films. 6348 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI, 53588.
(815) 441-8828. www.angefou.co.uk.
Whether it’s a bike ride through the hills, a beautiful hike through the woods or a canoe trip on the Wisconsin River, Spring Green and the River Valley area is a spectacular backdrop for all types of outdoor recreation.
There are two state parks within a 15-minute drive of APT. Tower Hill State Park is located almost across the road (5808 Cty. Hwy. C). It features campsites, hiking trails, a canoe landing and picnic areas. Visitors can take a lovely hike to the top of a bluff overlooking the river where an old shot tower and smelter house have been reconstructed. Governor Dodge State Park, located eight miles south of Spring Green (4175 Hwy. 23), is one of the state's largest parks with 5,270 scenic acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. The park offers hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobile trails, horse trails, camping, hiking, boating, swimming, 8 designated picnic areas, swimming, boating and fishing. Hunting is available in season with proper permits.
There are many great bike routes in the Spring Green area. A marked bike lane runs all the way from Hillside School (just south of the Wisconsin River on Hwy. 23) to Dodgeville, and the Military Ridge Bike Trail is also accessible from Spring Green by following Hwy 23 south to County Hwy. Z. For a map of bicycling conditions, visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website .
The Lower Wisconsin is a river for people who like to travel and take in the sights at a leisurely pace. River currents range from three to five miles per hour upstream of Spring Green and only one to two miles per hour further downstream near Muscoda. Along the entire 92.3 miles there are no rapids, falls or portages, making the river ideal for recreational canoeists & kayakers. Two-thirds of river users are found on the 25-mile stretch between Prairie du Sac and Spring Green. There are numerous canoe landings in the River Valley area, including those at Tower Hill State Park, Peck’s Landing, Lone Rock (just east of the Hwy 130 bridge), and Arena (South Bank).
Both the main channel as well as the backwaters of the Wisconsin River support large numbers of gamefish and panfish and good fishing can also be had on area streams and lakes. For more information, contact the DNR office at (608)935-3368.
The Spring Green area is a treasure trove of architecture which has been designed or influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Besides the buildings designed by this giant of American architecture, the River Valley has many structures by Wright’s former apprentices. For more information and and driving tour map, visit the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce website.
There’s always an event going on in Spring Green, especially in the summer. From Bobfest, an annual festival of Bob Dylan music held every Memorial Day weekend to the Spring Green Arts and Crafts Fair in June to the Fall Art Tour in October, it’s a busy place. For a full calendar of events, see the Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce website.
Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce: Beautiful downtown with art, shopping, historic architecture, restaurants & lodging. 30 minutes south of APT. 225 High Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565. (888) 764-6894 and (608) 987-3201. www.mineralpoint.com
Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce: Rich in history, art, architecture and culture, the River Valley is a perfect destination vacation. 101 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588.
(608) 588-2054. www.springgreen.com