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Shop For The Grandkids In Baraboo

Did you know that Baraboo, Wis., is home to a wonderful, locally owned toy store known for its eclectic array of children’s games and toys? Just Imagine Toys is one of many treasures in Baraboo’s historic downtown square where you will find quality items and unique gifts offered by local merchants.

The folks at Just Imagine Toys take having fun and making people happy seriously, and they strive to be different. This tiny shop is packed floor to ceiling with uncommon toys and games that are engaging, challenging and sure to create fun, and none are mass marketed.

A stroll through this lively store whose employees have the most infectiously happy spirits and quick humor makes even curmudgeons leave smiling. And that’s the owner’s mission.

If you have grandchildren or nieflings on your shopping list, shop at Just Imagine Toys, next to the Al. Ringling Theatre. They also provide beautiful gift-wrapping for free.

Round out the fun gifts for your youngsters with books from the children’s sections at The Village Booksmith—a locally owned store with new, used and rare books, and more—and Book World. Both are in the downtown square.

Stay with us in November for the best holiday shopping and numerous events for fun and relaxation. Click on the Check Availability box above or call 608-355-9899.

  • Victorian storefronts beautifully decorated for the season
  • Merchants welcome you with warm drinks and treats, and once-a-year sales on Nov. 29.
  • Strolling carolers and free horse-drawn wagon rides

Visit to learn more about holiday shopping in downtown Baraboo.

See our two articles below for area events in November. Here are a few more:

Nov. 14:  History of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home, River Arts Center, 105 Ninth Street, Prairie du Sac, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Historian Keiran Murphy leads a discussion about the history of The Taliesin and preservation work by Taliesin Preservation Inc. to keep the property as Wright intended. Also see a new exhibit of stained glass creations by area fourth-grade students. Admission is free. Call 608-643-5215 with questions.

Nov. 16: Twlight Hike at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot, five minutes west of the Inn, for a guided nature hike to tune your senses into the early evening sights, scents and sounds of the Park’s wildlife active at night. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.

Nov. 23:  Gingerbread Bazaar Craft & Book Fair, St. Joesph’s School, 300 Second Street, Baraboo, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Hourly door prizes, Santa’s Snack Shop and Granny Ginger’s Wonderful Bakery.

Nov. 23:  Parfrey’s Glen Trail Trek, Merrimac, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Meet at the Parfrey’s Glen parking lot, two minutes south of the Inn, for a guided nature hike. Wear shoes that can get wet for stream crossings. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.


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