Spring Green is a small town in Southwest Wisconsin that sits along the Wisconsin River. The town is best known as the home of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and the House on the Rock. But there is plenty more things to do in and around Spring Green, making it the perfect place to spend a weekend discovering all this little town has to offer.
Spring Green has earned its designation as one of Wisconsin’s most eclectic communities. Tucked into the Driftless Region’s eastern edge, it’s easy to squeeze a lot of fun into a weekend. American Players Theatre (APT) is a classical indoor and outdoor theatre. There is an outdoor amphitheater with 1,089 seats and an indoor theatre called The Touchstone with 200 seats. More than a hundred performances take the stage in the outdoor amphitheater during the season. The theatre group usually performs plays by classic playwrights, such as Shakespeare, and George Bernard Shaw.
House on the Rock is one of the most popular local tourist attractions. Along with the “house” that sits on Deep Shelter Rock, this complex features distinct rooms, shops, and gardens. From the time House on the Rock opened, additions to the original structure were made. So, some of today’s highlights include areas named “The Streets of Yesterday,” “The Heritage of the Sea,” and “The Music of Yesterday.” Furthermore, the complex features a large indoor carousel with 269 animals, hundreds of chandeliers, and more than 20,000 lights. During the Christmas season, the carousel transforms using a Christmas-inspired theme.
In 1972, Spring Green Preserve received the designation as a State Natural Area. Since then, it’s been nicknamed the 'Wisconsin Desert' because of its sandy prairie. The preserve grows a special kind of flora and fauna that can adapt to the dry landscape and hot environment. Plants found here include the false heather and prickly pear cactus. Bird life at the preserve is diverse with birds like the dickcissel. For recreational activities, visitors can hike the park’s trails, ride motorcycles or ATVs, and go skiing or snowmobiling in the winter.
There are plenty of activities to take part in while visiting Spring Green. But no one knows the area best like a Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association member inn and its innkeepers! Come, stay, and discover while enjoying the small town charm.