Date: May 6, 2017
Departure Cities: Plover, WI, Waupaca, WI, Wausau/Rothschild, WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Admission Fee: 95.00
Your first stop today will make transportation history come alive. The Hartford Auto Museum is Wisconsin’s largest auto museum and features an ever-changing display of classic and vintage autos and artifacts plus the largest assembled group of Hartford-built Kissel luxury autos. The collection is rounded out by artifacts such as gas pumps, signs, license plates, oil cans and other Petroliana.
Your included lunch (chow) today is at an historic restaurant in Hubertus. Built by the first clerk of Washington County as a one-room cabin in the wooded hills of the northern Kettle Moraine in 1845 then restored (and basement bar added) 90 years later by Ray Wolf for fellow equestrians as a fox hunting headquarters; the Wolf family opened a restaurant in 1933 and aptly named it Fox and Hounds.
Your afternoon brings you to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill. Holy Hill is also located in Hubertus on 435 acres of rural countryside. It is the highest elevation in that part of the State.
As far back as the 1700’s, or perhaps earlier, the American Indians came to Holy Hill because they considered it a sacred place. The Shrine was dedicated in 1903 as a Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians; and in 2006 The Shrine was elevated to the status of Minor Basilica.
Limited departure locations.