These are the FALL ROAD TOURS FOR 2022
The number of Corvettes in each tour will be limited to 20. In addition, some tours will have required fees for samples and tours as indicated in the tour description, as we have done in the past. For planning purposes, we have printed all fees at the tour stops.
Staging for all Corvette Adventure road tours will be in the road adjacent to the registration area 15 minutes before launching. As is our policy, we will launch all tours on time. You will receive a route map of all tours you have signed up for in your welcome packet.
Please also remember that most brewery and winery tours require closed toe shoes. We can’t emphasize this enough. . . every year someone forgets – please don’t be the one.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – TOUR DESCRIPTIONS
“SCENIC” – This will be a relaxed, leisurely drive through the countryside. Take in the scenery and the beauty of the land and enjoy the sights of the countryside driven in a relaxed manner.
“SPIRITED” – These tours are for drivers (and their co-pilot) who are confident in themselves and their cars and who enjoy driving their Corvettes in a more aggressive manner as the opportunity presents itself on a tour. Slower, more cautious drivers should either drive from the back of these tours or limit themselves to “scenic” tours for maximum enjoyment of everyone.
Hot Laps at the Dells Raceway Park will be available from 3:00pm – 5:00pm on Friday, September 10. Most of the Friday tours will start at the track at the beginning of their tours. Anyone else who would like to experience hot laps may travel to the Raceway on their own.
Friday, September 9, 2022
These tours overlap; therefore you can only choose one on Friday, plus Dells Raceway Park
Tour 1 - 8:15am– Scenic - Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, Clearwater Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Lunch Creek Vineyards & Winery– Scenic - 4.25 hours driving time, 196 miles
The Wild Rose area is an interesting area that's been delivering fishing fun and enhancing and restoring fish populations in Wisconsin for more than a century. Wild Rose State Fish hatchery grows more trout and salmon than any other and produces musky, sturgeon and walleye to test anglers statewide. For 2022, this is an expanded tour from 2021 as all of the facilities will be open for your enjoyment. Hatchery tour topics include the Wild Rose Hatchery Tour, Ancient Lake Sturgeon, Invasive Aquatic Species, History of the Great Lakes Fishery, and a look at the past - Historic Wild Rose Hatchery.
For lunch you will travel to Clear Water Harbor, a beautiful restaurant. Clear Water Harbor is in Waupaca, WI - a lakeside hub for summertime fun. The local restaurant has been owned and operated by the Meighan family for two generations, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and take in the beauty of the Chain O’ Lakes.
On the way back to Chula Vista Resort you will stop at Lunch Creek Vineyards & Winery that is a locally owned business. The decor in the tasting room was designed using reclaimed barn boards from a building that previously stood in the winery's current location.
On the property we have a large variety of apple, plum, and cherry trees, and several varieties of blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb and strawberries that will be used in the production of wine.
Tour 2 – 8:30am - Spirited –Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin & Wisconsin Riverside Resort for lunch – 3 hours driving time, 128 miles
This tour will start with a 1.5 hour wonderful, spirited drive in the country to this destination. Then a 2 hour tour features the interior spaces and exterior courtyards and gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s private residence, Taliesin. Begun in 1911, Taliesin became Wright’s work-in-progress during the next 48 years, as he reworked and added to it, bringing it ever closer to its architectural ideal. By passing through these magnificent spaces, filled with his original furnishings and art collections, you will experience the intimacy and genius of one of America’s greatest architects. The cost of this amazing tour is $53.00 per person.
You will eat after the tour at a near-by local restaurant, Wisconsin Riverside Resort, located on the banks of the lower Wisconsin River
Tour 3 – 9:00am - Spirited - Mid-Continent Railroad Museum and Scenic Train Ride, the Log Cabin Family Restaurant, Baraboo for Lunch and Baraboo Candy– 2 hours driving time, 75.5 miles
Step back in time with a 55-minute round-trip train ride through rustic rural settings in restored 1915 railroad coaches. The seven-mile, 55-minute round-trip train ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway nestled in a valley between the Baraboo Hills in rural Sauk County. Passengers ride in restored steel coaches built a century ago. An authentically attired conductor will call “all aboard!” before the train leaves from a historic wooden depot, built in 1894.The cost of this amazing experience will be $16.00 per person.
Then visit the Mid-Continent Railway Museum filled with a nationally renowned collection of restored railroad equipment and displays from the 1885 – 1915 era of “The Golden Age of Railroading”. Mid-Continent is much more than just a train ride. Explore the indoor/outdoor museum filled with award-winning restorations and railroad exhibits. In all, there are over 40 train cars and locomotives on display and more under restoration.
After the train experience, you will have lunch at Log Cabin Family Restaurant in Baraboo and then travel to Baraboo Candy Factory as you return to Chula Vista Resort.
Tour 4 - 9:30am – Spirited- Micro Car Museum, Base Camp Restaurant, Merrimac Ferry, Ice Cream and return via Durwards Glen & Pine Island Drive– 2 1/4 hours driving time, 100.2 miles
The Midwest MicroCar & Cycle Museum is located west of Madison in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In this quaint, yet historical and eclectic building you will find a rotating collection of some of the most bizarre and unique vehicles including microcars, bikes, mopeds, and more. Driven by fun, it is meant to serve as a special place to look back in time at unique and bizarre means of getting around!
After the Museum you will have lunch at the Base Camp Restaurant before travelling to the Merrimac Ferry, a cable ferry that crosses Lake Wisconsin. On the other side, you will stop at a wonderful ice cream stand before travelling the Durwards Glen Road and the Pine Island Drive on the way back to the Resort.
Tour 5- 9:45am – Scenic - Wine, cheese and eat -Balanced Rock Winery, Tumbled Rock Brewery and Restaurant & Carr Valley Cheese LaValle – 2 hours driving time, 78 miles
You will love stopping at Balanced Rock Winery located in a beautiful setting where you will be able to taste their outstanding selections of wines. Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen located just down the road from the popular Devil's Lake State Park is an open kitchen restaurant and brewery that features a woodfired oven, pizzas and upscale pub food. The brewery features beers brewed in-house including alternating seasonal options. Tours and tastings are available in the brewhouse. A beautiful outdoor area is accessible for dining and drinking and offers plenty of adult outdoor games. Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen is a family-friendly, year-round operation.
After lunch you will tour to Carr Valley Cheese in LaValle for some delicious cheese. Carr Valley Cheese Company is over one-hundred years old. Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, we remain one of Wisconsin's traditional cheese plants, famous for making cheese the old-fashioned way!
Carr Valley Cheese has won numerous awards over the years and continues to offer delicious and unique Wisconsin Cheeses from our Aged Cheddar to our Cocoa Cardona. Try some of our quality Wisconsin Cheeses and taste our tradition.
Hot Laps at Dells Raceway Park – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Drive your Corvette on Dells Raceway Park, a 1/3 paved and banked track. Leave from the Registration area at 2:45pm or drive to the track on your own.
All of the Friday tours will travel to Dells Raceway Park as part of their tour.
Saturday, September 10, 2022
These tours overlap; therefore, you can only choose one on Saturday
Tour 6 – 8:00am - xxx hours driving time, xxx miles – Spirited – Mystery Tour (for a scenic Mystery Tour, choose Tour 9)
Tour 7 - 8:30am – Scenic - House on the Rock & Wisconsin Riverside Resort – 3 hours driving time, 128 miles
This is a very scenic drive to the famous House on the Rock. The House on the Rock is more than just another unique tour of the original house built atop a chimney of rock. This tour also includes the owners many buildings that contain eclectic, exotic and whimsical collections and displays. Some of the displays include the world’s largest carousel featuring 260 handcrafted animals and 20,000 lights, The Streets of Yesterday, a Japanese Garden and much, much more. If you have not been to the House on the Rock, this is a must-see destination and a place you will talk about for weeks and not be disappointed. Take a look at the video; you will not believe this house. There is an admission charge per person of $28.50 Adults/$26.50 Seniors. It is well worth the admission and the ride to and from is free!! We will also have a lunch stop at the Wisconsin River Resort, a treat by itself.
Tour 8 - 9:00am - Scenic - Lotis Alpacas - Alpaca Farm, Anchor Bay Bar & Grill & Harvest Fair at Nekoosa. 2:5 driving time 131 miles
Lotis Alpacas has been in business since December of 2007, however their journey into the wonderful world of alpacas began in 2005 when their niece from Kentucky asked them if we had ever heard of alpacas. Like so many others, the moment they first met these beautiful creatures they were hooked. They did their research, visited farms, bought a home on five acres and started building their new future.
They have built a high quality herd that is conformationally correct and has fine, dense fleece with character. They are continually striving to improve the next generation of alpacas with educated breeding decisions.
At Lotis Alpacas you will get some of the top bloodlines like Royal Fawn, Hemingway, Cordero, Colten and Bueno as well as Accoyo.
They have dedicated themselves to becoming well educated and informed about all things alpaca. They continually attend educational seminars and alpaca shows. They are here to answer your questions about friendly alpacas from friendly people.
You will eat at Anchor Bay Bar & Grill a wonderful restaurant overlooking the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin Rapids.
There you will have a treat as you stop at the Harvest Fair at Nekoosa. Harvest Fair is a fun fall event. Families and individuals enjoy contests and tasty samples of the season. Traditional harvest activities: apple cider pressing, corn shelling, making sauerkraut, and harvest produce sales.
Tour 9 – 9:30am - xxx hours driving time, xxx miles – Scenic – Mystery Tour (for a spirited mystery tour, choose tour 7)
Tour 10 - 10:00am – Spirited – The Amish tour west to the largest Amish Settlement in Wisconsin and Wildcat Mountain, including stops at Down a Country Road and Old Country Cheese and lunch at Rockton Bar – 3 ½ hours driving time, 153 miles
Take a fun drive west to Cashton, Wisconsin and Amish country where the largest Amish community in Wisconsin is located. Your tour of Amish Country will start at Down a Country Road, a village of six gift shops located in the heart of Wisconsin's largest Amish community. Chuck and Kathy Kuderer and family (non-Amish) became friends with their Amish neighbors over 20 years ago. In 1994 the Amish began building their gift shops on the Kuderer's farm to have an outlet to sell their handmade products. Today Chuck and Kathy continue to work with about 50 Amish families to sell their furniture, quilts, produce, baskets, jams and jellies, homemade candies and much, much more as well as some lovely non-Amish goods. Following time at the shops you will travel through the Amish area viewing some of the more than 300 Amish farms that are located in this area.
Your tour will also include routes on Wildcat Mountain and also a stop at Old Country Cheese. The Old Country Cheese Factory is located in the heart of the Amish community in Southwestern Wisconsin. They accept fresh can milk from 230 Amish milk producers who live around Cashton, Hillsboro, Tomah, Wilton, Sylvan, Readstown, Liberty Pole, and Chaseburg and they bring in 120,000 pounds of milk a day from over 230 Amish milk producers!
Lunch will be at Rockton Bar, one of the largest restaurants and bars in the area! Family owned and operated since 1969 they provide great food at reasonable prices.
Tour 11 – 10:30am – Spirited- Lunch at Edge of Dells and a fun, trip around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake– 2 ½ hours driving time, 125 miles
Come to Fall Corvette Adventures late and enjoy this tour for lunch and a great tour. Edge of Dells Restaurant is just a short distance away and is a local favorite featuring outdoor seating and a full menu. Then it is on to a great trip around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake before returning to Chula Vista Resort.
Join us on Saturday evening at 6:00pm as we tour to Dells Raceway Park for their Midwest Championship Weekend Saturday
Late Models, UMA Asphalt Mods, Bandit, Legends, Hobby Stocks, CWRA-SLM
We will have our own VIP parking area.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
These tours overlap; therefore, you can only choose one on Sunday
Tour 12 -7:30am – 9:30am -Spirited - A Fun Loop – Going West, Going FAST!! -1.75 hours
driving time, 72 miles
What a great way to spend your Sunday morning, just before the Awards Brunch. You will travel North and West from Chula Vista Resort travelling around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake. You will have fun going through some of the small towns east of the Resort.
This will just be a fun, quick spirited drive with with NOstops.
Tour 13 – 7:45am – 9:45am - Scenic - Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock slower - go right-1.75 hours driving time, 72 miles
This is the time for a nice scenic tour north around Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock. You will be back in time for the Brunch.