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MotorCoach Tour Attractions

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  • Soldier’s Walk in Memorial Park (The Largest Veterans’ Memorial in the Midwest)
  • Ashley Furniture Home Store (The Largest Furniture Company in the world)
  • Lou Sauer—1940 All Star Woman’s Professional Baseball Player
  • Skyline Drive & Lime Quarry - see the County from the Clouds
  • 1876 Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Creek
  • 1946 Holy Family Catholic Church
  • Briar Patch—Gifts Galore & Much More
  • Arcadia Area Historical Museum—Arcadia History Comes Alive
  • Wanek Art Center
  • Setting of Peter Straub/Stephen King Book—Black House
  • Ashley Furniture Industries Visitor Center-History and Information

Blair
  • Countryside Lefse Factory—Food the Norwegians love
  • AMPI Cheese Plant Sales Room—Largest Plant in Wisconsin
  • Tenba Ridge Winery—Wine Wizard John Gill has created 23 wines
  • 1889 Hans Jacob Olson Hanging Story
  • Jonas Neuenschwander—Amish Woodworking shop (fancy cabinets with Old Word Technology)
  • Lake Henry on the Trempealeau River
  • 1900 First Lutheran Church,
  • Felty & Mary Lambright Amish Home featuring delicious candy and baked goods

Centerville
  • Brush Trophy Room Museum (Wisconsin’s Largest Animal Museum—400 Animals from Around the World)
  • Centerville Curling Club—Home of Olympians
  • Eckers Apple Farm—Inventor of the apple sorting machine
  • Elmaro Winery—located in their family vineyard featuring views of the Trempealeau Mountain and the Mississippi River

Eleva
  • Hamlin Valley Farms (2,000+ family dairy operation)
  • Solfest Llama Farm
  • 1897 Eleva Lutheran Church
  • James W Grant, Civil War Veteran (1846-1941)-Second cousin to President Grant
  • 1909 restored East Bennitt Valley Church
  • Thompson Alaskan Sled Dogs
  • Accola Agricultural Museum
  • 1914 Schultz’s Country Barn—Arts, crafts, animals and more
  • Scenic Overview Wayside—First view of Northern Edge of Wisconsin’s "unglaciated area"
  • Family Farms Market—food, arts & crafts, unique setting under a sod roof
  • Eleva Pond on Big Creek

Ettrick
  • Jim Hovre Norwegian Fjord Horses
  • Susan Sampson Paintings—1891 North Beaver Creek White Church
  • 1917 St. Bridget Catholic Church
  • 1902 French Creek Lutheran Church
  • 1909 Beach Corner School—Home to a weaver and other artisans
  • Iduna—Trempealeau County’s Invisible Town

Galesville
  • Phoneco Antique Phone Museum (Largest Old Phone Co. in U.S.)
  • Galesville Historic Tour—Homes on Ridge Avenue
  • Gale College 1854-1940 (Restored Old Main—1859 and the Johnny Clem Story)
  • Lake Marinuka on Beaver Creek
  • 1874 A.A. Arnold House, featuring a spiral staircase
  • One Room Country School House on Fairground
  • Rev. D.O. Van Slyke Statue—he wrote Garden of Eden booklet in 1886
  • 1895 First Presbyterian Church—unique carving of the Last Supper
  • Alyn Kaste—Two Home Built Airplanes
  • Decorahland Apple Store
  • Craft Barn—Arts & Crafts & much more in an Old Dairy Barn
  • Galesville Public Library
  • The J.O. Beadle American Indian Artifact Display
  • Mill Road Banquet Center

Independence
  • 1902 Independence Restored Opera House with a 1910 Seth Thomas Clock
  • Ole Creamery Antiques—If they don’t have it, you won'tl want it!
  • City Tour—Yards  with statue gardens and flowers
  • Bugle Lake
  • Historic Homes
  • Elegant 1895 St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, beautiful interior and spectacular stained glass windows
  • Gold’n Plump Hatchery—1,000,000 chicks hatched per week in a new “state of the art” facility
  • Historic 1931 Texico Station- Loren Nelson brings the past alive
  • Invisible Williamsburg named after 3 pioneer farmers named William
  • Bugle Lake on Elk Creek
  • Southern Exposure where Pata Warner creates fine jewelry
  • Greg & Deb Jurowski elk farm
  • Lindsay's prize winning llamas and the Kurth Valley fiber mill
  • 1866 Williamsburg - only the cemetery remains
  • Dejno Farm Dairy Barn
  • Hi Crush frac sand mine operation

Osseo
  • Quaint downtown shops and nationally known Norske Nook (famous for pies)
  • Buena Vista and the Learned Hermit, Nicolas Bourlier de la Chevalle, Monument
  • Henry Filla Buffalo farm
  • 1916 Elk Creek Lutheran Church—ornate caved altar (Old Norske Style)
  • Home of WTAQ (1922-26) - first radio station west of Pittsburg
  • Lake Martha on the Buffalo River
  • Claim to having the 1st Road & Gun Club in the US
  • 1996 Hauge Library-a Norwegian bachelor farmer donated funds
  • Inga Witscher—star of the  Public TV “Around the Farm Table” show 

Pigeon Falls
  • Pigeon Lake on the Pigeon Creek
  • 1848 Peace Lutheran church,
  • Peace Memorial Garden at the site of the 1874 Norwegian Lutheran Church that was hit by lightning and burned in 2011

Strum
  • 1887 Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Crystal Lake Park on the Buffalo River
  • 1911 Bruce Valley Church
  • North American Fly - Lee Christianson (largest US producer of deer skin gloves)
  • Bill & Vicky Berger—Bucking Bulls for U.S. Rodeos
  • Eleva-Strum High School Cardinal Manufacturing (1st in Wisconsin)-Greg Cegielski, Shop Instructor

Trempealeau
  • Perrott Park—Trempealeau Mt. & Indian Mounds, site of trading post—1865-1732
  • Williamson Pine Haven Llama Farm
  • Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge—Observation Deck
  • Lock & Dam #6 on the Mississippi River—built in 1936
  • Shirley Wright Memorial Library—Architectural Beauty to please your senses
  • Lunde Chestnut Trees
  • Trempealeau Main Street Historical District Walk— 1 building designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright student
  • George Richtman, Mississippi River Commercial Fisherman
  • Trempealeau County’s only remaining Round Barn
  • 1871 Historic Trempealeau Hotel & Restaurant
  • Trempealeau County’s most unusual geological formation—caused by glacial runoff
  • 2nd largest walnut tree in Wisconsin on the Jack & Kit Locke property
  • Mississippi River (4th longest river in the world)
  • 1958 Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

 

Whitehall
  • Amish Country—Where Time Stands Still, homes and shops
  • Schaefer/Miles Fine Art Gallery (nationally known husband and wife team)
  • Over the Knoll Farm—Carding, Spinning, Weaving & Felting
  • Butler Sheep Farm—Yogurt & Cheese
  • Harvest Home Farm—Herding sheep with classy Border Collie Dogs—Mike & Becky Poulos
  • Bergman Honey Farm
  • Alvin Schrock—Amish Woodworking—professional work with Old World Technology
  • 1902 Fagerness Church
  • Sarah Miller—Amish Home
  • Sczepanski Tennessee Walking Horses
  • Remember When - Gifts & Collectibles
  • Restored1914 Depot—one of a kind featuring the Hicks Arched Windows used on coaches
  • 1962 St. Johns Catholic Church
  • Jade Artesian Spring Water (Bottling Plant)
  • 1890 Hopkins House (Now the Oak Park Inn)
  • Totully by Hand—Arts, Crafts, Gifts and Antiques
  • Gert Wilcziek—Wisconsin Horseshoe Champion, 9 consecutive years
  • Ben Hochstettler—Amish Woodwork—making rustic furniture
  • Mervin & Fannie Miller—Amish Bulk Food Store & Home
  • Frank Ferdon's American Elk
  • Roy Wengard's Amish milking goat barn
  • Sweet Temptations Cafe
  • Amos & Rebecca Hochstettler's Amish Variety Store