This 100-mile drive follows the Lower Wisconsin River from its confluence with the Mississippi River at Wyalusing State Park to Sauk City. The river has cut a deep, bluff-lined valley through the hilly Driftless Area, the southwestern part of the state untouched by the last Ice Age glaciers. The river is wide, with many sandbars and shifting channels, and many a wildlife refuge protects its banks. The route runs through the river valley, detouring occasionally for such things as a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright history and architecture and Natural Bridge State Park, where evidence of the oldest human habitation in the Midwest was found beneath a shelter of overhanging rock.
Special attractions: Wyalusing State Park, Kickapoo Indian Caverns, Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthplace, home, and assorted architectural works, Natural Bridge State Park, camping, hiking, biking, canoeing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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