Scenic Tours & Sights
One of the most relaxing activities in the area is driving our windy, county roads looking for wildlife. The area is beautiful with rolling hills, class A trout streams, the Mississippi River and a variety of hardwood trees that display their fall colors that take your breath away. Tour our local vineyards and organic farms, get a glimpse of the Amish, see unique round barns, choose from several historic walking tours, take a short drive to the Mississippi River (take Hwy 56 West to Genoa to Lock and Dam #5) or travel along the Black Hawk Trail to follow the Native American retreat from the last war in the Midwest.
Blackhawk Trail Driving Tour
For a map visit www.vernoncountyhistory.org/blackhawk/black_hawk.php
Historic Viroqua Walking Tours
For a map visit www.vernoncountyhistory.org/walking/walk_tours.php
Vernon County has 11 round barns, more than any other county in the United States. The Historical Society published a book telling the location and history of these unique barns, which are available for purchase at the Vernon County Museum.
For more information or to request a guide, contact:Vernon County Historical Society
410 S. Center Ave. PO Box 444, Viroqua, WI 54665
Vernon VineyardsS3457A Dahl Road, Viroqua, WI 54665
Hours: May 15-December 15 – Friday & Saturday 10-6 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.