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.


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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