Cruise Wisconsin Dells’ classic-car show, see Circus World Museum’s first performances and more May 18–20, 2018—a perfect May escape weekend at the Inn at Wawanissee Point http://www.innatwawanisseepoint.com bed-and-breakfast in Baraboo, Wis. Hike, bike and paddle amid peak spring blooms, stargaze as frogs and toads serenade and awake to the birds’ romantic dawn chorus. Reserve your guest room HERE http://www.innatwawanisseepoint.com/guest-rooms/ or call us at 608-355-9899. Wisconsin Dells’ annual Automotion is May 19–20, 2018. You’ll see 1,200 beautifully restored classic cars displayed at Noah’s Art Waterpark. There’s an auto show, swap meet, car corral, Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio, awards, food and live entertainment. Admission is free. Saturday evening in downtown Wisconsin Dells see Hollywood on Broadway, replicas of iconic Hollywood cars such as Smokey & The Bandit, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Mystery Machine General Lee, A-Team, Herbie The Love Bug and Kitt more displayed. Spectators park at the Tommy Bartlett Show lot at 560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway and take a free shuttle service. Learn more about Automotion at http://www.wisdells.com/Automotion.htm May Stargazing After a day of walking enjoy your first campfire of the season on our secluded prairie terrace, with a s’mores kit! The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28, peaking May 6–7, 2018. • Book our Tepee room for pre-dawn private sky gazing from its deck views May 17, the best day of 2017 to view planet Mercury, at the highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look low in the eastern sky just before sunrise. • May 17–19, 2018 Venus and the crescent moon put on a show with Gemini The Twins after dusk. More May Events And Attractions Opening H. H. Bennett Studio in downtown Wisconsin Dells, 30 minutes north of the Inn, is open for its daily season May 4–Oct. 28, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., with extended hours after Memorial Day. Tour this inventive photojournalist’s restored 1908 studio and adjacent museum to see his original work, equipment and inventions. Historic site details at http://hhbennettstudio.wisconsinhistory.org The Mid-Continent Railway Museum, an outdoor living-history museum in North Freedom, 10 minutes west of Baraboo, is open for weekend rides May 12 until June 1. Its daily season begins June 2. Plan your visit at http://www.midcontinent.org/ Flyways Waterfowl Museum opens for its spring season May 12, adjacent Devil’s Lake State Park’s north shore entrance, Baraboo. Spring hours: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Details at http://duckmuseum.com/ Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters Historic Site opens for the season May 16, Portage, 25 minutes from the Inn, Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Visit http://www.fortwinnebagosurgeonsquarters.org Historic Indian Agency House At Fort Winnebago opens for the season May 15 celebrating its 85TH anniversary, Portage, 25 minutes from the Inn, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., on 225 acres with a nature trail and at the trailhead of the Ice Age Trail’s Portage segment. Details at http://www.agencyhouse.org/ May 18: Circus World Museum’s summer performance season begins, open daily 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Read our blog article about visiting this living outdoor museum here http://www.innatwawanisseepoint.com/blog/circus-world-museum-opens-may-20-2016/ . See the daily schedule at http://www.circusworldbaraboo.org/explore/schedule/. May 19: Aldo Leopold Center Spring Open House, nine miles northeast of Baraboo on Rustic Road 49, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Various activities including a guided hike through our forests and prairies with a stop at Aldo Leopold’s Shack, a National Historic Place. Concessions by a local non-profit organization. Plan your visit at https://www.aldoleopold.org/event/leopold-center-spring-open-house/ May 19: Think Pink Spring Wine Tasting at Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Prairie du Sac, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Celebrating everything pink with a casual, seated tasting of our favorite pink wines paired with light snacks in our historic Sugarloaf room. Reserve your seat and learn more at http://www.wollersheim.com/events/public-events/ Tickets $20.00. May 19: A Thrill in the Dark: The Victorian Magic Lantern Show at the H. H. Bennett Studio, in downtown Wisconsin Dells, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. A nineteenth-century show with a Woodbury & Marcy Sciopticon magic lantern similar what H. H. Bennett used to entertain vacationers to Kilbourn City, now Wisconsin Dells. See projected images from Bennett’s lantern slide-collection featuring the pre-dam era Wisconsin Dells. Details at https://hhbennettstudio.wisconsinhistory.org/ May 19: Explore The Night Sky at Devil’s Lake Sate Park https://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/park-events/ , Baraboo, 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Join the Madison Astronomy Society at the park’s north shore to learn about the night sky with telescopes for viewing. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail SusanA.Johansen@wisconsin.gov with questions.