Nature has plenty to offer in Potosi Township. The Potosi Recreation Area, or the “Potosi Point” as it is known locally, is a wildlife refuge consisting of a finger of land extending .6 miles into the Mississippi River, where visitors can enjoy bird watching from a bird viewing platform. Over 270 species of land birds and waterfowl have been observed, including eagles, snow geese, American pelicans and swans. The wildlife refuge sits in one of the four north-south migration flyways for birds that winter in the south. Bank fishing and a boat ramp are available for fishing enthusiasts. Potosi-Tennyson...A Great Place to Visit, a Great Place to Live Just a short drive away in beautiful Southwest Wisconsin along the Great River Road Dubuque, IA – 20 min. Madison – 1.5 hrs. Milwaukee – 3 hrs. LaCrosse – 1.75 hrs. Minneapolis, MN – 4.5 hrs. To Minneapolis St Paul Picnic and Camp on your visit in either a modern or rustic setting. Hickory Hill Park offers picnic areas with and without shelters, along with a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and playground. Pine Point Lodging offers cabins with modern amenities in the secluded woods near the Mississippi River. Grant River Recreation Area offers both tent and RV camping on the banks of the Mississippi River and is considered by many to be the jewel of the Upper Mississippi River. The park has a boat ramp, shower facilities and children’s playground equipment, and is ideal for viewing the beautiful Mississippi River sunsets. The park is run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For more information please visit www.missriver.org. To Milwaukee To Chicago To Quad Cities For More Information Call 608.763.2300 or 608.763.2261 Or Write Potosi / Tennyson Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 11, Potosi, WI 53820 E-Mail: [email protected] www.potosiwisconsin.com You can also find us at www.co.grant.wi.gov A Great River Road Region where History and Progress Meet The villages of Potosi & Tennyson are located in beautiful Potosi Township, Grant County, situated on the Great River Road in Southwest Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River and bordering Iowa and Illinois. An area steeped in history and beauty, it has undergone a progressive revival to showcase its unique treasures. The restoration of an 1852 brewery into a nationally acclaimed museum, travel center, & restaurant as well as the new Mississippi River bird-viewing platform and telescope, make Potosi & Tennyson a perfect blend of past and present. At the Potosi Brewing Company Complex, you will find four different entities: The Great River Road Interpretive Center is a welcoming stop for visitors traveling Wisconsin's corridor of one of America’s Scenic Byways. Stories of the Mississippi River come alive and guests learn more about river history, as well as find brochures and other travel information about places and events in the Tri-State area. Visitors can check their e-mail on internet kiosks, or visit websites to learn more about other area attractions. In this perfect blend you can find a variety of activities. “The Catfish Capital of Wisconsin” awaits you with fishing, bird-watching, boating, snowmobiling, camping, hunting, canoeing, tubing, and much more. Mingle with friends and meet anew while enjoying food, drink and activities at a variety of festivals. Or step back in time and learn about days of old and visit sites with historical and architectural beauty and style. We’ve got you covered! The National Brewery Museum™ and research library showcase the rich history of America’s breweries through the preservation of brewery memorabilia and advertising. Changing displays by the American Breweriana Association highlight various breweries and collectables. Festivals and events abound in Potosi and Tennyson. The annual Firemen’s Catfish Fry & Catfish Festival are held the second weekend in August. Enjoy locally caught catfish and join in a variety of family friendly events. While at the fish-fry visit the Memorial which honors the men and women who have served our country from the Civil War to the present, and also recognizes the firemen, EMT’s and police who have served our communities proudly. Every fourth Saturday in August Potosi Brewfest brings thousands to the area. Sample beers, wines, spirits, & cheese from Wisconsin and the nation. An event you don’t want to miss! At the Passage Thru Time Museum experience the rich heritage of the area, with emphasis on mining, farming, the historic Potosi Brewery and the Mississippi River. Displays of Native American artifacts, World War ll memorabilia, historic business paraphernalia, and agricultural history may be seen. The museum also houses an extensive collection of photos and historic records, including genealogy information. Perfect for both the casual history buff and intensive researcher. The Potosi Brewing Company Transportation Museum tells the story of how an industrial building on the Great River Road made use of the river, the highway and the railway. Through exhibits and interactive displays the history of the Potosi Brewery is told through various modes of transportation. The Great River Road Museum of Contemporary Art displays works by noted artists, exhibits reflecting the Mississippi River, the flora and fauna of the river valley, and river community artists. Changing exhibits (sculpture, paintings, photography, etc) keep the museum fresh. Before departing, treat yourself and tantalize your taste buds in the Potosi Brewing Company Restaurant and sample a fine selection of locally brewed beers at our handcrafted bar made by local woodcrafter and artisan Gary David. The restaurant’s unique atmosphere, dining, and the flowing spring below the floor, channel the dynamic energy of an 1850’s brewery. To further your wine and cheese kick, check out Whispering Bluffs Winery for great wine, cheese, chocolates, gourmet coffees and gifts. Located across from the Brewery, this year-round winery has much to offer your palate. Every September a Potosi Bicycle Tour and Walk/ Run begins and finishes at the Brewery. Rides of 20, 40, 65, & 100 miles go through the driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin. Details about this and other events at the Brewery may be found online at www.potosibrewery.com.
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