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Day Two: Baraboo-Area Heritage Tour

A hiker takes in the sweeping panoramic view from a bluff overlooking beautiful Devil's Lake State Park.
A hiker takes in the
sweeping panoramic
view from a bluff
overlooking beautiful
Devil's Lake State Park.

Start your morning with a hike at Mirror Lake State Park, set amid sandstone bluffs where Camel Creek flows into Mirror Lake, just three miles south of Wisconsin Dells on Highway 12. Devils Lake State Park, located on Highway 159 one mile east of 12, is a true geological gem, with 500-foot bluffs surrounding a sparkling 360-acre spring-fed lake. After a picnic lunch, head back north to Baraboo and take in a Big Top show at Circus World Museum, birthplace of world-famous circus impresarios, the Ringling Brothers, who had their winter headquarters on the site where the museum stands today. Even in the off season, Circus World's Irvin Feld Exhibit Hall offers visitors exhibits of American circus history and showcases some of the museum's extensive collection of ornate and colorful circus wagons. We hope you'll plan on taking another heritage tour soon.

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