Cruise Wisconsin Dells’ classic-car show, see Circus World Museum’s first performances and more May 17–19, 2019—a perfect May escape weekend at the Inn at Wawanissee Point 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.
Wisconsin Dells’ annual Automotion is May 18–19, 2019. 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, General Lee, A-Team, Herbie The Love Bug, the Batmobile and more displayed.
After a day of walking enjoy your first campfire of the season on our secluded prairie terrace, with a s’mores kit while listening to the romantic frog chorus! May 19 and 20 Jupiter and the full Blue Flower Moon (full May 18, 2019) join beside one another two hours after sunset for a fun pairing to see. The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28, peaking before dawn May 5, 2019.
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 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 11 until June 2. Its daily season begins June 8. Plan your visit at www.midcontinent.org
Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters Historic Site opens for the season May 16 and celebrates 201 years in 2019, Portage, 25 minutes from the Inn, Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Visit www.fortwinnebagosurgeonsquarters.org
Historic Indian Agency House At Fort Winnebago opens for the season May 15 celebrating its 86TH 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 www.agencyhouse.org
May 17: 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. See the daily schedule at www.circusworldbaraboo.org.