Glacier Rock / Clarion West - Baraboo, WI
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Baraboo, Wisconsin was recently featured in the travel section of the Wall Street Journal.

At the Clarion Hotel, we will make sure you receive nothing but the highest level of service. While you're here, enjoy the wide array of amenities we offer to our guests including:

Hotel Services and Amenities:

Braille Elevator(s)

Business Center

Cold Weather Hook-up

Convention Center


Exercise Room

Free Handicap Parking on Premises

Game Room

Guest Use Copy Machine

Guest Use Fax Machine

Guest Laundry

Indoor Heated Pool

Restaurant on site

Interior Corridors

Microwave Rental 

Completely Non-Smoking Hotel 

Pet-friendly Hotel 

Public Whirlpool/Hot Tub

Rental Refrigerator 


Truck Parking

Valet Cleaning Service

Services/Amenities in All Rooms:

Brand New In-Room High Definition Televisions - Cable/Satellite TV

Free Local Calls 

Recarpeted Rooms and Hallways

Repainted Rooms

Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access

Hair Dryer

In-Room Air Conditioning

In-Room Coffee Maker

In-Room Desk

Individual A/C & Heat

Iron & Ironing Board

Room Service 

Voice Mail

Wake-Up Service

Services/Amenities in Some Rooms:
While booking, please select room types that display these amenities.

Handicap Rooms

In-Room Whirlpool

Kitchen Facilities in some rooms.

Microwave in some rooms and on request.

Non-Smoking Rooms Available

Refrigerator on request.

Al Ringling Theatre
Like a gem in our midst, the Al Ringling Theatre is a treasure of rare quality. Magnificent and richly designed in the style of grand French opera houses, the Theatre is a masterpiece of European architecture. Fine plasterwork, tasseled draperies, intricate ceiling frescos, and decorative lighting create an atmosphere steeped in the artistic pleasures both exuberant and serene. It was built in 1915 and was intended to be a smaller replica of the Great Opera Hall of the Petit Trianon in the Palace of Versailles. It has been denoted as "America's Prettiest Playhouse" and its stage has featured live performances from vaudeville to grand opera. Guided tours of Al Ringling Theatre offer a unique mix of entertainment and education. Tours begin with the lobby and auditorium, where richly detailed sculpture and painting pay homage to the Theatre's "Movie Palace" heritage. Visitors will also get a rare peek at the backstage area.
Phone #: 608-356-0976
Recommended Time At Location: 1 Hour.

American Players Theatre
American Players Theatre (APT) is a professional, classical theater located in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The 1148 comfortably cushioned seats sit in a natural amphitheater on 110 acres of woods and meadow just off the Wisconsin River. Shakespeare is APT's heart and soul, with accompanying works ranging from the Greeks to British comedies. The acting company of 28 members, produces five plays performed in rotating repertory. Founded in 1979, the Theatre has grown in popularity and now is the second most popular outdoor classical theater in the country.
Phone #: 608-588-7402
Recommended Time At Location: 3 Hours.

Boo Canoe & Raft
Experience the splashy rapids and beautiful scenery of the Baraboo River in an inflatable canoe or raft. Imagine yourself floating through the quiet country, relaxing, seeing wildlife and unusual rock formations. Then the pace picks up and the trip will have you bumping and laughing through the Baraboo River Rapids. Watch for animals and antique circus wagons as you float by the famous Circus World Museum. These trips are perfect for families, couples, youth groups, work parties, and are great for beginners. They offer three self-guided trip options, where you can paddle or just let the river carry you along.
Phone #: 608-356-8856
Recommended Time At Location: 3.5 Hours.

Captain C. R. Soma's Cruises
Enjoy the combination of beautiful scenery, live entertainment and fine food on this two and a quarter hour cruise. Sit back, relax and enjoy the evening against the stunning backdrop of sandstone cliffs and rock formations along the Upper Dells on the Wisconsin River. Visitors will be treated to the musical talents of Dan Soma which includes a mixture of folk, pop, country, and island beat music. Visitors will also enjoy a leisurely walk through the mysterious torch lit paths of Witches Gulch. This sunset cruise is the perfect way to end a long day of sight seeing. Its relaxing, entertaining, and is sure to have everyone raving.
Phone #: 608-254-2628
Recommended Time At Location: 2.5 - 3 Hours.

Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds is a geological paradise. It features limestone called Galena dolomite and boasts many unusual rock formations. Cave of the Mounds was accidentally discovered on August 4, 1939 on the Brigham Farm by workers who were removing limestone from a quarry as they were blasting into the Cave. The blast tore the face off the quarry and revealed a great underground tunnel with a limestone cavern and a twenty foot high opening into other rooms and galleries. This new discovery drew so much excitement that the cave was opened to the visitors, and walkways were added. A visitors center and gift shop is also on site for tourists.
Phone #: 608-437-3038
Recommended Time At Location: 2 - 3 Hours.

Cedar Grove Cheese Factory
Tour the area's best traditional and specialty cheese factory. Visitors will learn about the art of cheese making, the history of cheese making, and the economics of the small scale cheese making industry. Visitors will see premium cheese being made the old fashioned way and will tour their unique Living Machine, a procedure that stimulates the organic cleansing process that naturally occur in Wetlands. Cedar Grove Cheese Factory can also boast that it exclusively produces rBGH free products and was actually the first factory in the US to exclusively offer rBGH free products. Cedar Grove Cheese Factory has a retail store on site, where visitors can ship products around the globe.
Phone #: 608-546-2805
Recommended Time At Location: 1 - 1.5 Hours.

Circus World Museum
Circus fun for everyone! Enjoy circus performances, elephant rides, magic shows, parades, side shows, and museum displays. This Museum is filled with rich history and is fun for all ages. It all started in 1884 when five Ringling Brothers started a circus in their hometown of Baraboo. Within 20 years, it grew into the largest circus in the world, and the brothers became world renown. Eventually they bought out their biggest competitor and took the name "Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey - The Greatest Show on Earth". In 1918, the Ringling Brothers sold the circus and the idea was eventually conceived for what the Circus World Museum has become today. Visitors are able to journey through colorful exhibits that transport them into the world of the circus. Live shows are held May through Labor Day and all other exhibits are open year-round.
Phone #: 608-356-8341
Recommended Time At Location: 3 - 4 Hours.

Dells Boat Tours
See the entire 7 mile stretch of the Wisconsin Dells scenic Wisconsin River on a complete Dells Boat Tour. The three hour tour winds through the upper and lower dells and offers the most comprehensive look at the dells. This tour will allow visitors to see the peaceful, natural beauty that has brought people to the Dells for over 100 years. Visitors will enjoy the Upper Dells tour that features two scenic shore landings, and will love the Lower Dells tour that highlights some legendary sights. Regardless of which portion visitors like best, this attraction is a must see when in the Wisconsin Dells Area.
Phone #: 608-254-8555
Recommended Time At Location: 3 - 3.5 Hours.

Devils Lake
Devils Lake State Park is a breath taking geological treasure with unique rock formations, 500 foot cliffs, a beautiful clear lake, and spectacular views. It is Wisconsin's premier vacation destination and is the Midwest's most visited state park. There is plenty of activity going on at the park including: miles of hiking trails, swimming areas, two large sandy beaches, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, cross country ski trails, climbing areas, fishing areas, boating areas, and so much more. Enjoy the many activities that the park has to offer including: picnicking, fishing, sailing, canoeing, scuba diving, sunbathing, or just relaxing. You may even want to take a nature walk with an experienced guide or visit the historic nature center. There are also gift shops and concession stands available at the park for visitors for an afternoon snack or a souvenir of the gorgeous area.
Phone #: 608-356-8301
Recommended Time At Location: 2 - 4 Hours.

Downtown Baraboo
Nestled among the Baraboo bluffs, downtown Baraboo offers a unique shopping experience including art galleries, custom-made furniture stores, children's boutique, flower shops, and many distinctive gift shops. Several of the historic storefronts date from the 1880's, when the "Ringling Classic and Comic Concert Company", forerunner to the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, was formed. Some buildings even retain their original oak floors and tin ceilings and almost all buildings have been restored to their original condition and design. Downtown Baraboo is the perfect location for a casual and relaxing mid afternoon stroll. Visitors will love the diverse shops and cafés found along the way and are sure to find great mementoes of Wisconsin.
Phone #: 608-356-7995
Recommended Time At Location: 1 - 2 Hours.

H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum
H.H Bennett Studio & Museum pays homage to the great landscape photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett. He is know as "the man who made Wisconsin Dells famous" and was the first person to take pictures of the Wisconsin Dells Area. The museum allows visitors to tour his 19th century photography studio, and explore 6,000 feet of interactive exhibits. Visitors are able to experience the 3-D effect of Bennett's stereo photographs using a handheld 19th century stereoscope and 21st century high resolution computer monitors using space age technology. This attraction will show visitors how different photography was in the 19th century and will show what a true master Henry Hamilton really was. There is a spectacular gift shop at the museum with handmade Bennett prints available for purchase.
Phone #: 608-253-3523
Recommended Time At Location: 1 Hour.

House on the Rock
The House on the Rock is Wisconsin's most unique and well known attraction. This world wonder has received nationwide fame on such shows as "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and "Ripley's Believe It or Not." The actual house was built atop a 60-foot column of rock and now also features a 40-acre complex of displays, exhibits and gardens. Originally this house was built as a weekend retreat for a man named Alex Jordan. It was his hobby as a collector and enjoyment of museums that helped turned The House on the Rock into what it is today. Now there are rooms filled with intricate collections and rare finds. Tours of the House are given daily and are sure to be exciting and enjoyable for everyone.
Phone #: 608-935-3639
Recommended Time At Location: 4 - 5 Hours.

International Crane Foundation
The International Crane Foundation is the world center for the study, propagation, and preservation of endangered cranes. The Foundation's scenic 160 acre site features a dozen crane pairs on display, a hatchery and brood house, crane walks, baby cranes in an exercise yard, slide shows, video presentations, and museum displays. Visitors are also able to access nature trails that were made to resemble the natural habitat of the cranes which pass through restored prairie and wetlands. They feature beautiful and abundant wild flowers that bloom continuously from April to October. The nature trails are the only place in the world where these magnificent birds are exhibited in a natural setting. The Foundation also has a spectacular gift shop that is filled with quality crane art and gifts from around the world. Visitors are sure to love this unique location.
Phone #: 608-356-9465
Recommended Time At Location: 2 - 2.5 Hours.

Lost Canyon
Enjoy a "Mile of Awe and Wonder" at Lost Canyon. These 30 minute tours take visitors through a magnificent mile of cliff-walled gorges in comfortable yet quaint horse - drawn carriages. These tours allow visitors to see the natural wonder of the Wisconsin Dells rock formations. Lost Canyon Tours are relaxing, educational and fun for all ages. Along with the tour there are sandy beach areas that visitors have access to which provide a perfect location for a picnic. A snack bar is also available on the premises.
Phone #: 608-254-8757
Recommended Time At Location: 1 Hour.

Mid-Continent Railway
The Mid-Continent Railway is an outdoor living museum and operating railroad that was built and is being operated with the intention of recreating the small town way of life during the "Golden Age of Railroading." The museum features operating trains with 50 minute train rides, educational exhibits, and displays of restored rolling stock. These scenic, seven-mile, roundtrips are on former railway tracks of the Chicago & North Western Railway built in 1903. The sights and sounds of these classic train rides from the steam era will excite passengers of all ages. Whether you are listening to the whistle of the wind or relaxing to the rhythm of the rails, it is easy to imagine the life in small-town America in simpler times when the railway system was the way of life.
Phone #: 608-522-4261
Recommended Time At Location: 1 - 2 Hours.

Nanchas Elk Ranch
Visit the only Elk Ranch open to the public in the U.S. offering tours to the public. This 160 acre Elk Ranch is home to over 120 elk and offers an incredibly unique location for your tour group. Tours start with a 5 minute film about elk and also include rare footage of an elk bull loosing his antlers. This is followed with a brief explanation of their handling facilities and then the opportunity to handle some antlers. Next, visitors will board the wagons for a journey out to the pastures for an up close viewing of these majestic creatures. The Nanchas Elk Ranch also features a gift shop with many wildlife and antler made items.
Phone #: 608-524-4355
Recommended Time At Location: 1 - 1.5 Hours.

Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark is "America's Largest Waterpark" & a premier Wisconsin Dells attraction with over 70 activities. Visitors come from all over the Midwest and the country to enjoy the large variety of water fun available at this park, and tend to make it an annual destination. There is something for everyone at Noah's Ark including: 36 waterslides, 2 wave pools, 2 endless rivers, 4 kiddie water play areas, 12 restaurants, 5 gift stores, bumper boats, arcades, an 18 hole miniature golf course, & much more! With all the different activities, it is no wonder why everyone of all ages loves Noah's Ark. Additionally, It is a great location to take a tour group as Noah's Ark has staff on hand to help plan group events such as picnic lunches in their pavilion areas or they also offer a meal ticket program for groups of 15 or more.
Phone #: 608-254-6351
Recommended Time At Location: 5 - 6 Hours.

Original Wisconsin Ducks
The Original Wisconsin Ducks are waiting to share the beauty and history of Wisconsin Dells with you on a fun-filled and educational tour. Your journey begins on an amphibious vehicle used during World War II. These restored ducks travel by land and water on trails tucked away among the natural beauty of Wisconsin Dells. Squeeze through the narrow walls of Red Bird Gorge. Coast around the exhilarating curves of Roller Coaster Hill. Plunge into the Wisconsin River and Lake Delton. Visitors will experience 8 1/2 miles of breathtaking views from towering sandstone cliffs to scenic wilderness trails. This attraction is a must see in the Dells Area.
Phone #: 608-254-8751
Recommended Time At Location: 1 - 1.5 Hours.

Rick Wilcox Magic Theater
See the most hair-raising, mind-boggling magical show you've ever set your disbelieving eyes on! Join world-famous master illusionists Rick and Suzan Wilcox at the Midwest's largest magic theater for a fast-paced, funny and exciting magical show! This clean comedy is loads of fun, requires lots of audience participation, and is just plain amazing from the moment you walk in the door to this 600 seat theater. Visitors will see people completely disappear, float on air, swallow glowing light bulbs, squeeze themselves into tiny little shoeboxes, and survive the dastardly Sliding Spiker. This show is a great way to end a busy day of touring the Wisconsin Dells Area.
Phone #: 608-254-5511
Recommended Time At Location: 2 Hours.

Sauk County Historical Society
The Sauk County Historical Society operates in the historic Jacob Van Orden Mansion that was built in 1903. Thousands of artifacts and memorabilia relating to Sauk County or its inhabitants are displayed throughout the three floors of the mansion. Major displays include: the Devil's Lake room, 1903 Kitchen, Natural History room, Native American room, Pioneer room, Military room, and Architecture room among others. The building also houses an extensive local history research library. Thousands of files contain pictures, documents and memorabilia relating to Sauk County and its inhabitants. Maps, directories, scrap books and history books are also housed here. This is a great spot for visitors who are interested in the rich history of small-town America. It is fascinating to see how Baraboo was 100 years ago compared to how it is today.
Phone #: 608-356-1001
Recommended Time At Location: 1 Hour.

Thunder Valley
Thunder Valley is a country farm run by two generations of the Nelson Family. The farm lies in Newport Township, the town name of the earliest Wisconsin Dells settlement. Early in its history, this area was mainly comprised of Norwegian immigrants, and the Nelson family ancestors were some of the original Scandinavian settlers. Thunder Valley represents a rich blend of American Indian and Norwegian immigrant history. Today, the Nelson family strives to maintain this rich, ethnic heritage. Thunder Valley offers unique entertainment with great food, along with old-fashioned charm and hospitality. Visitors will travel back to a time of farm threshing crews and house parties during this fabulous dinner show. Guest will hear stories of by-gone days, listen to beautiful fiddler and accordion players, and participate in a sing-a-long. At Thunder Valley, every guest feels a special bond to the Wisconsin Dell's rich history.
Phone #: 608-254-4145
Recommended Time At Location: 2 Hours.

Tommy Bartlett
The Tommy Bartlett Show is a live thrill show on water, stage, and sky and has been dazzling tourists in Wisconsin Dells for over 50 years. Witness some of the mostremarkable entertainers from around the world perform amazing feats of hang-gliding, water-skiing, juggling, and fire dancing. Plus there is a spectacular nighttime laser light show with entrancing waters and a sparkling fireworks finale. This live outdoor entertainment is highlighted by water skiers performing amazing stunts. You will not believe what you are seeing. Then just as you thought it could not get any better, visitors will see high-speed motorcycles inside the Globe of Thunder, and laugh with hilarious comedian juggler Dieter Tasso. Rain or Shine this show is a must see in the Wisconsin Dells Area.
Phone #: 608-254-2525
Recommended Time At Location: 2 Hours.

Wisconsin Opry
The Wisconsin Opry is Wisconsin's oldest live family 2-hour Country Music Show. The Opry has been delighting audiences with its special brand of country, bluegrass, and gospel music since 1979. Visitors will revel in the sensational sounds kicked out by talented musicians on sizzlin' fiddles and smokin' guitars, cherish the beautiful melodies found in the ballads of gifted vocalists, and laugh at the zany antics that give every show a special down-home flavor! While you're at the Opry enjoy a home cooked dinner with your show, and also visit the nearby Antique Mall, Craft Mall, and Candy Shop. The Wisconsin Opry is also extremely group friendly and has expert staff available to help plan and organize everything from meals to the shows because at the Opry there is a long standing country tradition that more is definitely the merrier!
Phone #: 608-254-7951
Recommended Time At Location: 1.5 Hours.

Wollersheim Winery
Just across from Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, the Wollersheim Winery sits on a scenic hillside overlooking the Wisconsin River. This national history is site was first selected for vineyards in the 1840's, has received numerous awards for its Cedar Creek and Wollersheim wines and has gained recognition as a leading winery in the Midwest. If you have ever dreamed of stomping grapes in a barrel or joining in the grape harvest in the fall this is the perfect attraction for you. Or for those who prefer a more relaxed enjoyment, the winery offers tours daily to teach visitors about the vineyards and the art of wine tasting. Wollersheim has a gift shop on site and also offers snacks for visitors to enjoy with their wine.
Phone #: 608-643-6515
Recommended Time At Location: 2 Hours.

Baraboo Country Club
This hilly course has many trees lining its fairways. Water hazards come into play on ten holes, which are mostly on the back nine. There are some elevated greens which tend to be sloped.
Phone #: 1-608-356-8195
1010 Lake Street
Baraboo, WI 53913

Trappers Turn Golf Club
Can a golf course be everything to all golfers? Trappers Turn comes very close. Combining the challenges of a championship design with a playability that golfers of all levels can enjoy, Trappers Turn is gaining a reputation among players as a golf lovers paradise.
Phone #: 1-608-253-7000
652 Trappers Turn Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

University Ridge
The front nine meanders over lush grasslands and the back nine is carved out of the densest of Wisconsin's woodlands. Rated 4 1/2 Stars in "Places to Play" by Golf Digest". Ranked #7 in "Best Public Access Courses in Wisconsin" by Golfweek. Ranked #5 in "Best in State" Golf Courses by Golf Digest.
Phone #: 1-608-845-7700
9002 County Road PD
Verona, WI 53593

Devil's Head Resort
Consistently rated among the top 25 courses in Wisconsin. This course's fairways are narrow, and water hazards come into play on seven holes. The course has a reputation for having some of the best and fastest greens in the state.
Phone #: 1-608-493-2251
S6330 Bluff Road
Merrimac, WI 53561

Reedsburg Country Club
The course rewards accuracy and demands strategy. It offers a unique blend of old and new golf course architecture. The result is a challenging course that provides variety at every turn. You will find a mixture of small elevated greens protected by pot bunkers and more generously sized undulating greens that are very fast.
Phone #: 1-608-524-3134
7126 Highway 33 East
Reedsburg, WI 53959

Lake Arrowhead
One of 3 Wisconsin clubs to earn the prestigious "Great Value" honor from Golf Digest. This award is given to the top 100 courses nationwide whose combined "golf experience" and "value" scores merit special recognition. This course features two 18 hole courses.
Phone #: 1-715-325-2929
1195 Apache Lane
Nekoosa, WI 54457

Wilderness Woods Golf Course
Wilderness Woods is Wisconsin Dells newest golf course, carefully set amid hundreds of acres of scenic woodland. This 18-hole champioinship caliber course is as beautiful to see as it is challenging and fun to play.
Phone #: 1-608-253-4653
511 East Adams Street
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

About Baraboo

Once the birth-place and winter retreat for the world-famous Ringling Brothers Circus, Baraboo today is a picturesque town of approximately 12,000 people that rests between Devil's Lake State Park and the Dells of Central Wisconsin. The town boasts a rich history of logging and trapping which dates from the first village charter in 1866. Local lore has it that the town may be named for legendary French trapper, Jean Baribault, who occupied a shanty on the Baraboo River in the 1700s or, perhaps, for the French word for a native fish. Regardless, Baraboo today is a bustling manufacturing and commercial town that is home to several popular tourist attractions. In addition to the Circus World Museum, visitors enjoy the natural beauty and sheer cliffs of nearby Devil's Lake State Park and the International Crane Foundation bird refuge. In addition, there are an array of city parks, zoos, nature preserves and ski resorts within close proximity to Baraboo. Hi-rollers also flock to the area to place bets and play the odds at the nearby Ho-Chunk Casino. Baraboo is distinct in that there is no other city, town or river on Earth that shares its unique name.