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2017 Tour Planner & Itineraries for Group Travel

2017 Motor Coach Tour Planner

2017 Sample Itineraries
The Locals Tour
T
he Country Tour
Discover Your "Spirit" Tour
Chippewa River Adventure Tour
Legacies & Landmarks Tour
Western Wisconsin Tour

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Accommodations

AmericInn Motel & Suites

Contact: David Madsen
11 W. South Avenue, Chippewa Falls
715-723-5711 ● 1-800-634-3444
Newly renovated with top of the line furnishings including 32” flat screen televisions. Delicious hot breakfast including their famous waffles. Tour guides receive free lodging during stay.

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center

Contact: Aaron Hunt
1009 W. Park Avenue, Chippewa Falls
715-723-2281 ● 1-888-727-5288
Full service hotel & conference center with 67 first floor guest rooms and banquet accommodations for up to 500 guests! Featuring customized welcome receptions, baggage handling, indoor pool, whirlpool, wireless internet, and complimentary breakfast. Drivers receive a free guest room during the groups stay.

Country Inn

Contact: Erin Lorberter or Alicia Dahl
1021 W. Park Avenue, Chippewa Falls
715-720-1414 ● 1-800-456-4000
Newly renovated 62 room hotel with hot breakfast available in the morning. The friendly and caring staff will work with groups on baggage handling.

Attractions

Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

Contact: Jean McIlquham
19947 Co. Hwy J
715-720-1663
Open May 1-October 31
Tasting room, gift shop & picnic area to easily accommodate motor coaches. Free wine tasting, gourmet food samples and video of wine making process. Step on introduction & history by owner. Outdoor bathroom facilities available.
Price: Free | Time: 1 hour

Cabin Ridge Rides

Contact: Judy Gilles
4271 220th Street, Cadott
715-723-9537
Take a horse drawn wagon ride through 400 acres of natural woods to a private log cabin for a meal and entertainment. A variety of meal options are available and the Danville Singers round out this trip back in time.
Price: $8-$32 | Time: 1-3 hours


Chippewa County Historical & Genealogical Society

Contact: Jim Schuh
123 Allen Street
715-723-4399
Discover the rich history of Chippewa Falls and Chippewa County. Housed in a historic building, the museum has 22 rooms of artifacts and the genealogical library has resources for family history.
Price: Donation | Time: 1-2 hours


Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry & Technology

Contact: Alitia Kerr
21 E. Grand Avenue
715-720-9206
Provides visitors with a look at the variety of industries that started here, from beer making to nano-technologies. Visit the history of Chippewa Falls.
Price: $5 | Time: 1 hour


The Cook-Rutledge Mansion

Contact: Sandi Watson
505 W. Grand Avenue
715-723-7181
Listed in the National Register of Historic places and one of the finest examples of High Victorian-Italianate architecture. View the elegant life-style of the lumbering era with a tour of this home.
Price: $5 | Time: 1 hour


Down to Earth Garden Center

Contact: Ben Polzin
22223 Co. Hwy O, Cadott
715-289-4567
Down to Earth is a one of a kind garden center that becomes an event as soon as you arrive. The grounds are bursting with color! Your senses will be teased with the sights, sounds, and smells as you stroll through the fountain layden garden yards and the quaint gift shop.
Price: Varies | Time: 1 hour


Heyde Center for the Arts

Contact: Debra A. Johnson
3 S. High Street
715-726-9000
A beautifully restored 1907 building that overlooks downtown. The Center offers a variety of high-quality events from theater, to music, to dance.
Price: $8-$20 | Time: 1-3 hours

Irvine Park & Zoo/Christmas Village

Contact: Dick Hebert
30 W. Central Street
715-723-0051
300-acre park & zoo open year round with picnic areas, fountain, hiking trails, petting zoo, bear, deer, bison, elk, cougars, tigers and more. Christmas Village is open from Thanksgiving to New Years day.
Price: Free | Time: 1 hour

Marieke Gouda

Contact: Michelle Fellom
200 W. Liberty Dr., Thorp
715-669-5230
Open 7am-7pm daily, Holland's Family Cheese, home of Marieke Gouda,offers hand-crafter, authentic Dutch Gouda cheese made with fresh Wisconsin milk. Self and guided tours of the creamery and dairy available. Please call ahead for tours. Bus parking abailable.
Price: $5-$25 | Time: 30-60 minutes

High Shores Supper Club: Dinner/Cruise Package

Contact: Diane Schroeder
17985 Co. Hwy X, Chippewa Falls
715-723-9854
One hour pontoon boat ride on beautiful Lake Wissota with champagne or beer, water/pop. Dinner at High Shores after boat ride with a variety of entree choices. Available Mon.-Thurs. for groups of 10 or more.
Price: $90/person | Time: 2-2 1/2 hours

Klinger Farm Market

Contact: Mary or David Klinger
12756 132nd Street
715-288-6348
Klinger Farm Market is open year round and is a great destination for all seasons. Offering plants, shrubs, seeds, produce, pumpkins, gourds and much, much more throughout the seasons.
Price: Free | Time: 1 hour


Leinenkugel’s Leinie Lodge

Contact: Gloria Belhause
124 E. Elm Street
715-723-5557
Join thousands of folks who visit the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company each year on their trips to the Northwoods. Take a tour, sample their brews, and relax in the Leinie Lodge museum and gift shop. Reservations accepted for groups over 15 people.
Price: $5/person over 21 yo. Includes tour, samples, souvenir glass and a portion donated to Little Lake Wissota Stewardship Program. Time: 60 minutes/15 people per tour


Loopy’s Saloon, Grill & Chippewa River Rentals

Contact: Loopy or Lori Kleich
10691 Bus. 29/Co. Hwy X
715-723-5667
Enjoy a relaxing day floating the river with their tube, canoe, or kayak excursions. Followed by food and drinks at Loopy’s open air tiki bar overlooking the scenic Chippewa River. Large group seating available for motor coach.
Price: $10-$35 w/shuttle | Time: 2-3 hours


Mason Companies Shoe Outlet Store

Contact: Amanda Smith
301 N. Bridge Street 
715-723-4323 
Mason’s footwear and women’s clothing outlet, K. Jordan, in historic downtown, is a destination stop for visitors from around the world. More than 1,000,000 name brand shoes for men, women, and children.
Price: Free | Time: 45-60 minutes


O’Neil Creek Winery

Contact: Joseph or Dorinda Wynimko
15369 82nd St., Bloomer
715-568-2341
Sample specialty fruit wines which include rhubarb, dandelion, pumpkin, and strawberry. Enjoy the scenery along with the relaxing atmosphere on the patio while sampling wine.
Price: $5 | Time: 1-2 hours


River Bend Vineyard & Winery

Contact: Donna Sachs
10439 33rd Avenue
715-720-9463
River Bend offers complimentary wine tasting in a relaxed atmosphere. Stroll the vineyard or visit with the winemakers. Open Thursday through Sunday, May to December or by appointment.
Price: $100 for 20 or more people | Time: 1 hour


Yellowstone Cheese

Contact: Heidi Kenealy
24105 Co. Hwy MM, Cadott
715-289-3800
Offering over 40 varieties of cheese made fresh at their factory/store. All the milk used to make the cheese comes from the farm right next to the factory. A new meaning to "FARM FRESH!"
Price: Free | Time: 30 minutes

Dining

29 Pines Family Restaurtant and Sports Lounge

Contact: Stacey Bunkleman
5872 33rd Avenue, Eau Claire
715-874-2929
Located off of highway 29 between Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire. Offering homemade soups, salads, and pies on our extensive daily salad bar along with juicy burgers and savory steaks. This is a perfect setting for a small gathering or for large groups of up to 350 people.

Bridgewater Restaurant

Contact: Aaron Hunt
1009 W. Park Avenue, Chippewa Falls
715-723-6941
Bridgewater Restaurant & Pub specializes in steak, pastas, and pizzas, along with a variety of homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. With seating up to 165 guests, this is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner or group gathering.


Deb's Cafe

Contact: Debbra Cobb
1120 122nd Street, Suite 3, Chippewa Falls
715-833-CAFE
Exit #92 off Hwy 53 bypass. Private room seats 50. Gourmet wraps, soups, sandwiches, salads, and full coffee bar. Open 7 days a week. Buses/tours welcome. 


Fill-Inn Station Saloon & Restaurant

Contact: Linda or Cara
104 W. Columbia Street, Chippewa Falls
715-723-6551
Located in downtown Chippewa Falls offering a wide variety of items including: pizza, wraps, burgers, and more. Full bar available as well as a private room that seats over 200 people.


High Shores Supper Club

Contact: Dennis or Diane Schroeder
17985 Co. Hwy X, Chippewa Falls
715-723-9854
Casual fine dining on Lake Wissota, seating for 110 inside; 150 outside. Menu features beef, pork, poultry, seafood, sandwiches, soup & salad bar. Banquet menu available. Exclusive dinner & champagne cruises and special packages for motor coach tours.

Loopy’s Saloon & Grill

Contact: Loopy Kleich
10691 Bus. 29/ Co. Hwy X, Chippewa Falls
715-723-5667
Loopy’s Log Cabin Grill & Saloon has a large backyard, 30’ x 60’ tent, & outdoor tiki bar overlooking the Chippewa River. Great Food! Tube, canoe, & kayak rentals. Year round sand volleyball & beanbags inside the Loopy Dome.


Lucy’s Delicatessen—Foreign 5

Contact: Roxanne Konsella
117 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls
715-720-9800
Authentic NY style deli. Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches-serving local wines & beers. Foreign 5 Gifts– Wisconsin souvenirs, t-shirts, unique items and wine. 


Olson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Deli

Contact: John Perrenoud
611 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls
715-723-4331
A charming deli style restaurant with a dining room that can seat up to 50 guests. Call ahead of your visit and they can have your meal ready for you. Boxed lunches also available for off-site locations.

Rumor Mill Pub & Eatery

Contact: Cindy or Dave Welk
465 Chippewa Mall Drive, Chippewa Falls
715-861-5600
Large bar and grill with seating in dining room, bar, or patio. Monday-Friday lunch buffet 11am-2pm. Serving appetizers, burgers, wraps, chicken, pasta, steaks, and pizza, plus more. Full bar available.

 

Events

Leinie Lodge Family Reunion

Contact: Mike Ruff
124 E. Elm Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
P.O. Box 368
715-723-5557
June 17, 2017
The Leinenkugel brothers invite you to an annual celebration at the Leinie Lodge to say thank you to Leinie loyalists! Come and enjoy family, beer sampling and entertainment.


Country Fest

Contact: Jill Brenner
24447 CTH S, Cadott, WI 54727
800-326-FEST
June 22-25, 2017
Experience the best Country Music has to offer at Country Fest… a Chippewa Valley event featuring National
Country Music Recording Artists, food, drink, camping and endless camaraderie! Motor coach parking is available.


Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Contact: Rusty Volk
225 Edward Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-2861
July 12-16, 2017
Conveniently located off Highway 124 just north of downtown Chippewa Falls (near Leinenkugel’s Brewery). The Northern Wisconsin State Fair offers a nostalgic atmosphere, allowing visitors to relax and enjoy the “park-like” setting filled with clean hometown hospitality. 


Rock Fest

Contact: Jill Brenner
24447 CTH S, Cadott, WI 54727
800-326-FEST
July 13-15, 2017
Experience the best Rock-n-Roll Music has to offer at Rock Fest… a Chippewa Valley event featuring National Rock-n-Roll Music Recording Artists, food, drink, camping and endless camaraderie! Motor coach parking is available.


Pure Water Days

Contact: Dick Hebert
10 S. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-0051
August 12, 2017
Come and enjoy affordable, family oriented activities for all. Including: arts/crafts, food, entertainment, parade, run/walk races and more!


Autumn Harvest Winery Annual Fall Festival

Contact: Marykay McIlquham
19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-720-1663
September 9-10, 2017
A charity event held rain or shine featuring live music both days, concessions, free wine tasting, door prizes, and family activities. One dollar from every bottle of wine sold and profits from "wine-by-the-glass" is donated to a local non-profit charity. Visit our website for this year’s beneficiary.


Oktoberfest

Contact:Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
1 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
1-866-723-0340
September 15-17, 2017
Willkommen to Oktoberfest, a weekend celebrating our German Heritage. Motorcoaches will enjoy four stages with a variety of live entertainment, plenty of scrumptious food and beverages, dancing, sing-a-longs and surprises.