Blanchardville Area Attractions & Recreation

Located in the heart of Southwest Wisconsin, Blanchardville is centrally located to plenty of area attractions and recreation. Just minutes from New Glarus, Mineral Point and Madison, allow for many quick trips around the area for visiting local attractions.

Blanchardville is the perfect location for outdoor recreation. With The Pecatonica River and Yellowstone Lake right here, there are opportunities for fishing, camping, canoeing, boating, biking and hiking. McKellar Park is a popular spot in the summer time with the Blanchardville Public Pool, baseball field, softball field, basketball court, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and camping. And don’t forget to stop by the Yellowstone Lake Dairy Bar at 7125 Lake Rd Blanchardville, WI for great food and it’s popular selection of ice cream.



In 1937, after his children were grown, Nick Engelbert began to build an elaborate arched porch of concrete around the front entrance of his farmhouse, ultimately covering every inch of the outside surface of the house with concrete inlaid with shards of china, glass, beads, buttons, and sea shells. Over the next 15 years, Nick created more than 40 concrete sculptures in his yard, combining patriotic themes with imagery from history, fairy tales, mythology and his own imagination. At the age of 70, no longer able to make sculptures, he turned to painting, producing over 200 oils before his death in 1962.

The Grandview site is now owned and operated by the Pecatonica Educational Charitable (PEC) Foundation, Inc. Many of the statues have been restored or recreated. The house, now a museum, contains many Engelbert artifacts, family memorabilia, and copies of Nick’s paintings.


Blanchardville offers plenty of opportunities for the canoeing the Pecatonica River. With boat landings above and below the Pecatonica River Dam, there is easy access in traveling from the north or traveling downstream. Canoe rentals are available for rent by contacting Husies at 608.523.4085.


County Bicycling Maps (PDF File Download)

Lafayette County

Green County

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Yellowstone Golf Course

Camps and trail riding

Unbridled Faith Farm

Equine Assisted Learning & Growth; Women’s Support Groups; Marital Counseling; Riding Programs for Autistic Children (must be school age); Horse/Human Day Spas; Lessons; Trail Riding; Clinics and Special Events.

Equine assisted learning and leadership/team building camps, or just Horse Camps.

We do equine assisted learning- leadership development/team building, and have a rentable, fully equipped meeting center – parties, weddings, birthday parties, anniversary, corporate getaways, etc.

Fully furnished apartment, with daily/weekly rentals or camping hook-ups.

21048 Ingwell Road
Blanchardville, WI 53516
Phone: 608-712-6217

FAX: 608-523-1216

Additional Nearby Attractions

Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville
Blue Mounds State Park, Blue Mounds
New Glarus Woods State Park, New Glarus
Brigham County Park, Blue Mounds
Folklore Village, Dodgeville
Shakerag Alley Center for Arts and Crafts, Mineral Point
Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds

Nearby Communities

New Glarus
Mineral Point



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