Discover the Black River Falls area’s unique attractions. Sample brews from one of Wisconsin’s finest microbreweries. Learn about the area’s long tradition of cranberry growing. Pick your own apples or take a gamble at the casino. No matter what the season, there’s always something fun to see and do in the Black River Falls area. Below is a list of some of the attractions you’ll find.
Black River Youth Hockey Inc
Contact Website P.O. Box 463388 Melrose StBlack River Falls, WI 54615
The Milt Lunda Memorial Arena is home to Tiger Hockey and the Black River Falls Figure Skating Club. Open skating available to the public (in season). The public is welcome to all games and tournaments.
Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area
Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area in Clark County was established in 1948 by the Half Moon Ski Club. Clark County has operated Bruce Mound since 1960 and has enhanced winter recreation for any age group. Bruce Mound is one of Wisconsin’s great attractions with premium hill conditions for both downhill skiers and snowboarders in a winter wonderland. Bruce Mound also has one of the best snow tube runs in the state. The slopes are lighted for fantastic night adventures, while state of the art snowmaking and grooming capabilities make every day like a fresh snowfall. So come and experience the thrills and see for yourself how Bruce Mound can be a great time this winter!
Established in 1976, Cain’s Orchard consists of 40 acres of various fruit. From August 20 through October 30, apple pickers can look forward to 20 acres of trees offering 20 varieties of apples. Pick them yourself or buy them ready picked. On Saturdays, from July 20 through August 30, you can go berry picking among 20 acres of Highbush blueberries. All dates are weather-dependent and approximate. Gift shop features ready-picked apples, blueberry pottery, kitchen needs and novelties, apple peelers, soup, apple crisp and rice mixes, wildflower honey, salsa, dried fruit, apple butter and other delights. Located off I-94 at Hixton exit 105. Turn onto Hwy 95 east. Turn onto North Branch Road, 3/4 mile to W13885 Cain Road.
Field of Honor Veterans Memorial
Contact Website 120 N. Water StreetBlack River Falls, WI 54615
Using a pentagon theme, the Field of Honor is built around a 32-foot flag pole illuminated from dusk to dawn. The Field of Honor is further enhanced through the use of a series of descriptive monolith (monuments) which honor veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. Flowers, shrubs and vast lawn area surround the Field of Honor in greenery and represent the peace and freedom our veterans have fought to preserve. The two 25-foot flag poles (Prisoner of War/Missing in Action and the State of Wisconsin) at the entrance to the memorial also compliment the setting. Located next to Black River Area Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Water Street, Black River Falls.
Historic Jackson County Murals
Contact Phone: (800) 404-4008
Take a stroll through history! The History murals displayed throughout downtown Black River Falls and Jackson County celebrate the history, culture, heritage and ethnicity of Jackson County. Contact the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce for detailed information at 800-404-4008.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls
Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls is nestled in the beautiful Jackson County Forest near Black River Falls, Wisconsin. This modern facility offers the very best in gaming with over 600 reel and video slot machines; six blackjack tables; one 3 card poker table; one Ultimate Texas Hold’em table; one Roulette table and a 500-seat bingo hall. Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls is sure to have the game for you. The hotel rooms are newly renovated! W9010 Highway 54 East, Black River Falls. (715) 284-9098, (800) 657-4621. Website: www.ho-chunkgaming.com.
Jackson County Historical Society Museum – Carnegie Building
321 Main St Phone: (715) 284-5314 or (715) 896-0295
The Jackson County Historical Society Museum, Carnegie Building, located at 321 Main Street next to the Courthouse, Black River Falls, is dedicated to preserving the history of Jackson County. Housed within the Carnegie Library, built in 1915, the museum has two floors of exhibits representing early life in Jackson County. Some exhibits include the Clay Post Office, a complete dental office, historical military artifacts, lumber and logging displays, and a Native American display featuring photos, beadwork, and leather items. The research area includes county business histories, family histories, biographical files, and much more.
Hours: 10am to 3pm.
Summer hours: Open Thurs-Sat, May-October
Winter hours: Open Wed-Fri, November-May
Also open by appointment.
Lunda Community Center
Contact Website 1202 Pierce StreetBlack River Falls, WI 54615 Phone: (715) 299-4906
The Lunda Recreation Center is a unique fitness center that benefits both the community and school district. Located on the east end of the middle school and across from the high school, the Lunda Recreation Center can serve as a high level physical training center as well as offering recreational stress free activities.The Lunda Recreation Center has a professional and caring staff that can help you and your family meet their recreational and fitness needs.
Rustic Road #54
Take a step back in time on Black River Country’s Rustic Road #54. Running through forests and pine tree plantations within the Black River State Forest, Rustic Road #54 is one of western Wisconsin’s most scenic drives.
The 12.3-mile route follows North Settlement Road from Highway O to Highway 54. Rustic Road #54 then passes the Pigeon Creek Campground and numerous flowages in the Dike 17 recreation area, where miles of marshes are visible. This area is one of the best bird-watching locations in Jackson County. Sandhill cranes, bald eagles, ducks, geese and other wildlife are abundant, as is the variety of plant life including spaghnum moss beds and native wildflowers.
Sampson Art Gallery
Contact 106 Main StreetBlack River Falls, WI 54615 Phone: (715) 284-5223
Susan Renae Sampson is an American artist who enjoys creating forest scenes, country and contemporary originals, including portraits that depict our heritage. Her studio and gallery will impress viewers with her flexibility and varied styles of art. Susan has worked for several national associations and corporations on promotions such as the National Christmas Tree Association, Wisconsin Cranberry Association, Purina Co, AMPI-Association for Milk Producers Inc, MGM-USA and Anheuser-Busch. Visit the gallery on Main Street to see many fine collectibles, original artwork and LTD.ED prints.
Sand Creek Brewing Company
In the heart of Black River Country, you’ll find the Sand Creek Brewing Company, one of the best and most respected small breweries in the Midwest. Black River Country has a long history of beer making. The building that houses the Sand Creek Brewing Company began as a brewery in 1856. The Sand Creek Brewing Company carries on that long tradition, brewing an impressive line-up of beers, as well as hard lemonade. The brewery is located at 320 Pierce Street. Tours of the brewery are free and offered every Friday afternoon at 3pm. From May through September, tours are also offered from 3-9pm. Other times can be arranged if you call ahead. Tasting room and gift shop available 8am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Tours are also available by appointment.
Sandstone Ridge Vineyard & Winery
Contact Website N11601 Kaas LnOsseo, WI 54758 Phone: (715) 984-4020
A romantic destination. A refreshing experience. Or just a nearby getaway from the everyday. Hidden away atop picturesque rolling hills, Sandstone Ridge Vineyard & Winery is the perfect retreat for an afternoon. Wine tastings, vineyard walks, special events, incredible views and more await you at Sandstone Ridge. Open Friday through Sunday. No reservations necessary. Call us for more info!
Van Schaick Photo Gallery Museum
13 S. 1st StreetBlack River Falls, WI 54615 Phone: (715) 284-5313 or (715) 896-0295
Located at 13 S. 1st Street, across from the theater in Black River Falls, this gallery survived the Flood of 1911. The museum features exhibits including: early American clothing, an extensive Jackson County photo collection for family research, a Ho-Chunk room of exclusive early Native American photos (many taken by Charles Van Schaick), classic cameras and early photo artifacts in a studio setting. Now available is the newly developed Music Research Library. The lower level houses our latest attraction, The Americana Music Room, with many one-of-a-kind music exhibits including: a variety of genres and songs from Jackson County and surrounding area, the recorded music history from the Edison cylinder to the current CD, and a display of Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame Music and memorabilia that is also on display at the Packer Fan Hall of Fame in Green Bay. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind music showcase experience.
Hours: 10am to 3pm.
Summer hours: Open Thurs-Sat, May-October
Winter hours: Open Wed-Fri, November-April
Also open by appointment.
Home of the world’s largest cranberry festival, Warrens hosts over 100,000 visitors each September to experience three amazing days of shopping, food and fun.
But if you’ve only visited Warrens during Cranfest, it’s time to see what we have to offer year round!
Check out the Visit Warrens website for information on the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center, cranberry marsh tours, recreational opportunities, campgrounds, lodging, restaurants and unique shopping in our quaint village.
The Visit Warrens website and Visit Warrens Facebook page are maintained by the Warrens Area Business Association. More information can be found at www.visitwarrens.com.
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center
Visiting the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center is a learning experience for the entire family! You will learn how cranberries are planted, cared for, harvested and marketed. On the tour, you will investigate the unique machinery designed, built and used by local cranberry growers. Complete your tour by tickling your taste buds with a variety of refreshing treats, including cranberry candies, pie and special cranberry ice cream. While you’re here, be sure to visit our unique gift shop where you will find everything from exquisite cranberry glassware to cranberry wine.