From theatre to history, there are many entertaining and educational tour opportunities in Fort Atkinson. Choosing what to do first may be your biggest challenge!
The Fireside Dinner Theatre
Wisconsin’s number one, year-round, motorcoach attraction; featuring Broadway musicals, exceptional dining, unrivaled customer service & four themed gift shops.
Hosts a comprehensive collection of Native American artifacts, Black Hawk War history and Civil War memorabilia, as well as everything you ever wanted to know about the dairy industry.
Salty Earth Pictures Television Studio Tour
Through original programming, feature motion pictures, internet-based network, Salty Earth Pictures is reaching countless people around the world with entertainment that challenges minds, lightens hearts and strengthens souls. Through “Studio Experience”, Salty Earth Pictures offers an opportunity to have a hands-on experience in a motion picture production facility. Guests will add sound effects to a movie, shoot and produce three-camera TV shots, learn about the magic of special effects and much more!
Nasco Catalog Outlet Store
One of the Midwest’s largest suppliers of educational, farm and art equipment, low prices on nearly all catalog items.
In business since 1889, and still run by the Jones family, offers wonderful cuts of their famous bacon, ham, liver sausage and fresh pork.
Wisconsin Skydiving Center
Offers a unique tour experience, and no you don’t have to jump! Includes a tour of the facilities, aircraft, and parachute equipment. There will be a discussion on flying, skydiving techniques and history with a video, and time for questions.
Simple Life Country Store LLC
A 3-mile drive just west of Fort Atkinson in a beautiful rural settings a group-friendly store offering some of the finest Amish style country goods in Wisconsin. Simple Life Country Store offers natural and organic products, bulk foods, farm raised beef, produce, baked goods, rolled butter, homemade soap, home canned vegetables, spices, honey and much more. Tour buses are welcome. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours. Best to call ahead to book a time to visit.
Busy Barns Adventure Farm
Group tours are tailored to fit interests of groups: U-Pick Pumpkins, Trivia Corn Maze, Farm Animals, Hayride, Obstacle Course, Straw Play Barn, Antique Tractors, Holly the Milk Cow, Tractor Tire Trail, Corn Shock Cavern, Photo Spots, Trike Track, Pedal Tractor Pull, Corn Box, 20′ Tunnel Slides, Western Area, Pony Swings, Puppet Theater and more. On weekends enjoy Caramel Apple Sundaes, Nachos, Chili, Brats, Hot Dogs, BBQ Pork and Chicken Sandwiches, Popcorn, Hot Coco and Apple Cider.
The Fort is the scene of the annual Memorial Day event, The Buckskinner’s Rendezvous, a reenactment of fur-trading days in the 1830s, complete with authentic costumes, food, music, and competitions such as knife and axe throwing. Held in the 113-acre Rock River Park.
Did you miss the Rendezvous? Don’t worry, you can visit the fort anytime that Rock River Park is open.
Are you interested in learning more about the history of Fort Atkinson. This tour helps you discover some of the historical highlights in our community. This publication is co-sponsored by the Historic Preservation Commission, Chamber of Commerce, and Historical Society.