All tours will take place on Wednesday, July 27. Buses will depart at appointed times from the 4th Floor entrance of Monona Terrace, the conference site. There may be limits on some tours, and if sufficient interest in any tour is not generated, the tour will be cancelled and full refund provided. Advance registration is required for tour participation. Times and additional information will be posted on the conference website at a later date and we we will tell the rest in exploration paper
Spring Green – Taliesin
Taliesin, described as Frank Lloyd Wright’s autobiography in wood and stone, is located in the rolling hills surrounding Spring Green, Wisconsin, 40 miles west of Madison. This two-hour tour features an intimate look at the famous architect’s private residence, filled with his furnishings and art collections. Includes air-conditioned coach transportation, lunch, and admission. ($65/person). More information is at www.taliesinpreservation.org.
American Players Theater - CANCELED
American Players Theater is a nationally recognized classical theater company located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, 40 miles west of Madison. Shakespearean and other classic plays are performed under the stars in the outdoor amphitheater. Includes air-conditioned coach transportation, admission, and gourmet picnic dinner on the wooded grounds. ($60/person).
Canoe the Wisconsin River
The canoeing is easy as paddlers drift downstream surrounded by some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful scenery. Sand bars and islands along the way provide the perfect setting to picnic and enjoy box lunches and beverages included in the tour. Life jackets are provided. Air-conditioned coach transportation included. ($45/person)
Noah’s Ark Water Park
America’s largest water park, located on 70 acres, boasts more than 60 water-based slides and rides, including some found nowhere else in the country. Noah’s Ark is located outside of Wisconsin Dells, an hour’s drive from Madison. Includes air-conditioned coach transportation and admission. ($50/person). Lunch is on your own. More information is at www.noahsarkwaterpark.com.
Evening Dinner Boat Cruise
A gourmet buffet dinner is served on board the Betty Lou Motor Yacht, while cruising along 22 miles of beautiful Lake Mendota shoreline. Views of Madison’s lovely skyline from the best seat in town include the State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, and the University of Wisconsin campus. Warm breezes and breathtaking sunsets are included at no extra charge. ($65/person). More information is at www.bettyloucruises.com/bettylou.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum set on the shores of Lake Michigan. Time Magazine named this dramatic architecture by world-renowned Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, the Best Design of 2001! In the afternoon, the tour will stop at the Historic Third Ward, a turn-of-the-century warehouse and manufacturing district now filled with art galleries, antique shops, unique specialty stores, and more. Includes air-conditioned coach transportation, lunch, admission, and guided tours. ($45/person). More information is at www.mam.org and www.historicthirdward.org.