Guidebook for Sparta

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Guidebook for Sparta

Entertainment & Activities
View Alpacas and shop for fiber and fiber products on site.
Hickory Wind Farm Alpacas & Fiber
N7080 Garves Coulee Rd
View Alpacas and shop for fiber and fiber products on site.
Trail features 3 railroad tunnels - one nearly 1 mile long! Connects with La Crosse River Trail. Beautiful countryside to ride through!
Elroy Sparta State Trail
Trail features 3 railroad tunnels - one nearly 1 mile long! Connects with La Crosse River Trail. Beautiful countryside to ride through!
Rent canoes and kayaks for a leisurely trip down the La Crosse River. Former guests report good, friendly service and drop offs or pickups at your choice of location.
Ellistone Canoe Rentals
N 5370 County Road J
Rent canoes and kayaks for a leisurely trip down the La Crosse River. Former guests report good, friendly service and drop offs or pickups at your choice of location.
Deke Slayton was one of the original 7 U.S. astronauts. He was from our area and graduated from Sparta High School. Some NASA items and some of Slayton's space-related items are on exhibit. Sparta is also home to the Elroy/Sparta Bicycle trail - the first Rails to Trails project. The museum features collectible vintage bicycles and other memorabilia. Space and bicycles are integrated in a "transportation" them that may sound a bit unusual but they pull it off well with interesting exhibits!
Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum
200 W Main St
Deke Slayton was one of the original 7 U.S. astronauts. He was from our area and graduated from Sparta High School. Some NASA items and some of Slayton's space-related items are on exhibit. Sparta is also home to the Elroy/Sparta Bicycle trail - the first Rails to Trails project. The museum features collectible vintage bicycles and other memorabilia. Space and bicycles are integrated in a "transportation" them that may sound a bit unusual but they pull it off well with interesting exhibits!
Essentials
Specialty meats available in this old-fashioned butcher shop located "off the beaten path".
Craig's Meats & Catering
N9064 Wisconsin 162
Specialty meats available in this old-fashioned butcher shop located "off the beaten path".
Old-fashioned market with bulk foods, excellent meat and cheese counter, homemade candies, etc.
Northwood Country Market
1003 West Wisconsin Street
Old-fashioned market with bulk foods, excellent meat and cheese counter, homemade candies, etc.
Reasonable prices and excellent deli!
Hansen's IGA Sparta, WI
834 W Wisconsin St
Reasonable prices and excellent deli!
Everything Else
1874 country church is now maintained by the Monroe County Historical Society. The building and grounds are available for rent for special events such as weddings, funerals, etc.
Big Creek Church
1874 country church is now maintained by the Monroe County Historical Society. The building and grounds are available for rent for special events such as weddings, funerals, etc.
Mathews bows and accessories are produced here. Call ahead and ask for a tour!
Mathews Archery, Inc.
919 River Road
Mathews bows and accessories are produced here. Call ahead and ask for a tour!
Our on-site reclaimed building materials business. Guests may buy barn wood and other materials, or decor and craft items we've created using reclaimed materials, some of which are apartment decor.
4975 Garden Ave
4975 Garden Ave
Our on-site reclaimed building materials business. Guests may buy barn wood and other materials, or decor and craft items we've created using reclaimed materials, some of which are apartment decor.
Food Scene
Outfitted with antiques and collectibles, this coffee & sandwich shop is a favorite of many of our guests.
Ginny's Cupboard
127 North Water Street
Outfitted with antiques and collectibles, this coffee & sandwich shop is a favorite of many of our guests.
Awesome pizza and they deliver!
Slice of Chicago
507 W Wisconsin St
Awesome pizza and they deliver!
All day Chinese buffet at reasonable price. And they deliver to the apartment!
Great Wall
516 W Wisconsin St
All day Chinese buffet at reasonable price. And they deliver to the apartment!
Shopping
Acoustic Guitars - played by the most famous performers - are produced here. Call ahead and request a tour.
McPherson Guitars
1204 Roberts Road
Acoustic Guitars - played by the most famous performers - are produced here. Call ahead and request a tour.
Upcycled furniture and decor pieces and more. Fun place to visit and shop!
Urban Nest & Lizzy's Boutique
515 W Wisconsin St
Upcycled furniture and decor pieces and more. Fun place to visit and shop!
A favorite eco friendly local shop with clothing, jewelry, and products all hand selected by its charming and enthusiastic owner
KEPS Naturals
122 S Water St
A favorite eco friendly local shop with clothing, jewelry, and products all hand selected by its charming and enthusiastic owner
Parks & Nature
The park is situated on Perch Lake and features multiple shelters, playgrounds, aquatic center, ball fields and more.
Memorial Park
The park is situated on Perch Lake and features multiple shelters, playgrounds, aquatic center, ball fields and more.
Arts & Culture
Award winning exhibits in this relatively small space, and tons of searchable area ancestry records and other historical information. Located in the same building as the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum
The Monroe County Local History Room and Museum
200 W Main St
Award winning exhibits in this relatively small space, and tons of searchable area ancestry records and other historical information. Located in the same building as the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum