1. We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Serving up delicious Made In Wisconsin Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream is World Cup Coffee! Get your ice cream in a cone, a bowl, in a shake, or even on a waffle! They got you covered! Hang out and enjoy your ice cream in the shop or on the deck and watch the river roll on by.

2. Walk Among the Stones

Kinstone is a 30-acre haven of peaceful beauty filled with stone sculpture, natural buildings, restored native prairie, oak savanna and spectacular views over the Mississippi River. These giants will amaze you! 

3. The Bread Hut Under CastleRock

Authentically made from scratch sourdough bread made daily at Castlerock Sourdough and delivered to the bread hut for self service. We suggest packing along some butter and spreads because there is no way you will be able to wait until you get home! Ring the bell and to enjoy some friendly goats that love to visitors. 

4. Make a Wish

Did you know that Fountain City was actually named Fountain City because of all the naturally occurring springs on our hillsides? This fountain here is supplied by a natural artisan well and tucked into a little corner garden in the heart of downtown. Fun photo opp!

5. Pet a Dragon

Do you believe in dragons?! A stop at the Monarch and John can regale you with dragon lore as well as fill you in on Fountain City’s brewing history while you enjoy of flight of local brews. The Monarch is the oldest operating tavern in Wisconsin.

6. Fountain City’s Famous Roadside Attraction

55 tons of roadside attraction! This boulder escaped down the bluffside and crashed into the house in April 1995. The Rock in the House has been delighting travelers ever since. Gotta hop out of the car and check this one off your list!

7. Tour Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum

5 museum buildings to tour! View a huge collection of:

  • Over 100 Muscle, Antique & Classic Autos & Trucks from 1910 & up
  • Indian & Harley Davidson Motorcycles
  • Old Bicycles & High Wheel Bikes
  • Antique Racecars & More
  • Largest Pedal Car Display in the country with 600-700 cars
  • Over 100 Pedal Tractors
  • Small Pedal Riding Toys (horses, tricycles, wagons)
  • 1,000’s of Antique Toys
  • Farm tools
  • Carpenter tools
  • Mechanic tools

Bring your picnic lunch and sit in our many shaded areas with spectacular views of the Mississippi River Valley!

8. Stay in the Trees

Fountain City’s lodging choices are not your run of the mill and that makes a vacation even more fun! Stay in the trees at Hawks View Cottages and Lodges. Enjoy a fun theme room at the Fountain Motel. Bring the whole family to stay at the Flyway Lodge or Great River Road Inn.

9. Cheese Curds!

You tell us, who has the best cheese curds? The Golden Frog or The Wingdam Saloon? Our friendly neighborhood establishments invite you in for a cold beverage, made from scratch dining and local lore.

10. The Mighty Mississippi

Nothing is more relaxing that watching the Mississippi roll on by. Grab a seat watch the wildlife, boaters to barges, and nothing beats a sunset in Fountain City!