Area Attractions



Gays Mills Orchard Ridge - Numerous orchards in the Gays Mills, WI area just 17 miles from Ferryville.  Purchase or pick your own.  Apple Festival is the last of September.

Black Hawk Recreation Area and Marker - Desoto, the marker commemorates the site of the 1832 Battle of Bad Axe, where Chief Black Hawk and his band of Sauk followers made their historic stand against the U.S. infantry.

Cabelas - Hwy.35 N, Prairie du Chien, WI.  40,000 sq. ft. retail showroom offers the latest in hunting, fishing and outdoor gear.

Clements fishing barge - Highway 35 float is located just below Lock and Dam #8, 20 minutes North of Ferryville, WI.  Walleye, sauger, perch, panfish and more.  Captain Hook's Bait and Tackle located in nearby Genoa, WI.

Hubbard's Fishing Float - Hwy. 35 Float is located just below Lock and Dam #9, 15 minutes south of Ferryville, WI.  The fishing float offers great fishing in a prime spot for those who do not have a boat.  Fishing tackle available.

Rush Creek State Natural Area (2000+ acres) some of the Midwest's premier turkey and deer hunting public land.  Only 5 minutes north of Ferryville, WI.


Effigy Mounds National Monument - National Park Service property - Iowa's only national monument the Effigy Mounds.  There are 206 known prehistoric American Indian mounds within the borders of the park.  Open year-round.

Fish Farm Mounds - Fish Farm Mounds State Preserve is a three-acre prehistoric cemetery (mound group) locate in the southern portion of the 576-acre Fish Farm Mounds Wildlife Area.  The preserve contains a cluster of thirty conical mounds of various sizes, which were built by Native American from 100 B.C. to9 650 A. D.  The Wildlife Area is mostly wooded and is abundant with wildlife, making it a popular hunting area.

Lady Luck Casino - Marquette, IA = Over 750 slots, table games, regional and headline entertainment.

Lansing, IA.  (8 miles) is just across the river and has several points if interest.  There are 5 bar/restaurants and a grocery store, along with a liquor store and gas stations.  There are also hardware stores, unique gift shops and historic places to visit.

Mt. Hosmer in Lansing, Iowa where visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of three states (Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota) and the beautiful Mississippi River simply by driving to the top of Mt. Hosmer Scenic Overlook Park.



Railfanning in Ferryville

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