“Discover Wisconsin,” the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will again shine its spotlight on the Baraboo Area. “Baraboo – Adventure Awaits” will air on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and at 6:30 p.m. on WKOW-TV and is now available to stream on various platforms and at DiscoverWisconsin.com. The episode premiered in April.
Co-host Collin Geraghty kicks off the show with a beautiful kayak ride along the Baraboo River with help from Baraboo River Canoe and Kayak Rentals. Afterward, Geraghty takes a tour of the Baraboo area, heading to Gem City Saloon & Eatery for homemade pizza, Baraboo Social Club for a haircut, Driftless Glen Distillery for one of its signature craft cocktails.
The episode continues as co-host Mariah Haberman explores downtown Baraboo and learns the history of the area with Baraboo Tours, a guided rickshaw tour company. She then stops off for lunch at Little Village Café, a small restaurant full of international flavors and a favorite among Baraboo natives. Haberman continues her exploration of downtown Baraboo with a little shopping, attending a cooking demonstration, and checking out Spa Serenity.
Haberman then heads out of downtown to visit Devil’s Lake Lavender, a lavender farm and spa that offers beautiful sights, smells and experiences. She explores the more than 15,000 lavender plants on the property and participates in a session of goat yoga.
The show continues as Geraghty visits more of the Baraboo area with a stroll in Haskins Park, a visit to the Fair on the Square festival, and a trip to the Ski-Hi Fruit Farm for an afternoon of apple picking. He also visits the Ochsner Park Zoo, a free local zoo with a wide variety of animals from goats to monkeys, for a Keeper Chat with one of their staff members and a few furry friends.
Next, Haberman heads to some other iconic Baraboo sights. She explores Devil’s Lake State Park to hike some of the nearly 30 miles of hiking trails and visits the International Crane Foundation to discover this global hub for crane conservation. She then experiences the whimsical circus culture of the town by taking part in the annual Big Top Parade and visits Circus World, the world’s largest living history museum dedicated to circus history and culture. The museum showcases a big top show, the largest collection of circus wagons in the world, and countless artifacts. Haberman also visits the Al. Ringling Theatre, the historic playhouse donated to the city in 1915 by the eldest Ringling brother.
“Baraboo is the very definition of ‘unique,’” Haberman said. “From the gorgeous parks to the one-of-a-kind circus history, our crew is thrilled to name the Baraboo Area an official 2019 Discover Wisconsin Choice Destination!”
“Baraboo – Adventure Awaits” will reach “Discover Wisconsin’s” broadcast network of 600,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region. It is also available for streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Smart TV, and Chromecast.