Posts Tagged ‘attractions’
It’s a crane crazy weekend here in the Midwest! First, the International Crane Foundation kicks off their 2011 season today here in Baraboo. ICF will be open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm daily from now through October 31st. Admission is $9.50 for adults. 6-17 yrs, $5.00. Members get in free and there are special rates for school groups. Click Here for more information. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 16, 2011 the annual Midwest Crane Count runs from 5:30 am to 7:30 am CDT. Last year 176 cranes spotted around Sauk County and 156 the year before. If you’d still like to get in on this year’s count you should contact Sauk County’s Count Coordinator, Jane Franzen (The lady on all local American Family billboards..) at 608.356.8946 or by email at email@example.com. For other counties or other states in the Midwest you can find your local coordinator here.
*** Today’s photo was taken this morning at the Merrimac Preserve just south of Baraboo.
Well ziplining is that thing you see crazy people doing on the National Geographic channel where they hook themselves to a cable and then jump from really high places. It’s certainly as close to being Laura Croft as most of us will ever get.
More recently ziplining tours and courses around the country have opened up the fun to everyone. Basically you are secured in a harness and clipped onto an overhead cable.. then you jump.. then you fly! Sometimes near 50mph or more depending on where you do it. Some ziplines send you from the top of a cliff back to the ground or across a river. Some allow you to sail through forest canopies. Some ziplines send you into a high-speed crash.. ah, “water landing” that could profoundly change your whole outlook on life. Well maybe not quite, but you get my drift.
In Wisconsin Dells, the owners of the Wisconsin Dells Army Ducks are proud to be opening the Dells’ largest zipline course with over 5000 feet of aerial craziness. We are far enough ahead of the curve on this story that they are still working on their website. We do know the course will include over 5,000 feet of line to run, 1 double race, 1 big water crossing, 1 water landing and more. Big Foot Ziplines opens in May of 2010. Stay with us as we progress into the summer season. We’ll give it a try and let you know how it goes..
* For the sake of full disclosure. Wis Dells Army Ducks is a Skillet Creek Media client, advertiser, and friends of many years. So I may be bias, and they quite possibly may hurl me off a cliff for free when given the chance.. but then again..