The lush forests of western Wisconsin leading down to the Mississippi River Valley are some of the state's most gorgeous landscape. Nestled in the hills, you will find many small towns with rich histories. New Glarus is known as Little Switzerland and has the William Tell festival every year. Spring Green was the home of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and his house and school, Taliesin, are open to public tours. The American Players Theatre of Spring Green is a nationally recognized theater with performances every night in an outdoor wooded setting, just remodeled for the 2001 season.
The Mississippi River Valley has a beauty all its own. The contrast between the rolling countryside and the striking bluffs is unique within Wisconsin. Biking, hiking, eagle watching, and boating are just a few of the things you can enjoy along the river valley and in the towns that line the Mississippi River.