Wednesday, August 11, 2010
A Trip to the Dells
Sherrill wanted to take the boys to Wisconsin Dells as something fun to do over the weekend. We have such fond memories of going to Wisconsin Dells every summer to go to places like Fort Dells, Storybook Gardens, Wonder Spot, the Tommy Bartlett show, on the boat and Duck trips on the river, as well as many other things. As a child, I think my favorite was Fort Dells which isn't there anymore. I always remember the shootout with Black Bart as being a highlight. As an adult, I like going on the boat or Duck tours to see the beauty of the sandstone creations on the Wisconsin River there. The Dells is so different now with all the huge waterparks and amusement parks. We only had about a four hour window to deal with so after much pondering and discussion, we decided to go to Circus World in Baraboo and Sherrill wanted to let the boys ride the go-karts too.
Circus World is located on the grounds of what used to be the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers Circus. They have over 200 circus wagons and a lot of circus memorabilia. They also have live circus acts going all day long. We enjoyed seeing the performances of the tigers, dogs, elephants, jugglers, acrobats, and clown.