Pontiac Adventures Road Tours for 2022

The number of Pontiacs in each tour will be limited to 20.  In addition, some tours will have required fees for samples and tours as indicated in the tour description, as we have done in the past.  For planning purposes, we have printed all fees at the tour stops. 

 

Staging for all Pontiac Adventure road tours will be in the road adjacent to the registration area 15 minutes before launching.  As is our policy, we will launch all tours on time.  You will receive a route map of all tours you have signed up for in your welcome packet.

 

Please also remember that most brewery and winery tours require closed toe shoes.  We can’t emphasize this enough. . . every year someone forgets – please don’t be the one.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – TOUR DESCRIPTIONS

“SCENIC” – This will be a relaxed, leisurely drive through the countryside.  Take in the scenery and the beauty of the land and enjoy the sights of the countryside driven in a relaxed manor. 

SPIRITED– These tours are for drivers (and their co-pilot) who are confident in themselves and their cars and who enjoy driving their Pontiacs in a more aggressive manor as the opportunity presents itself on a tour.  Slower, more cautious drivers should either drive from the back of these tours or limit themselves to “scenic” tours for maximum enjoyment of everyone. 

Friday, October 1, 2021
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Tour 1 – 8:00am  -Spirited - Josh's Magical Mystery Tour

Led by Josh Herrell

 

We will take you on a fun MYSTERY TOUR.   This tour will take you to new stops and cruising some of the best spirited roads ever! 

 

This year’s is just a great tour to an amazing destination.

As always, you won’t find out where you are going until the day of the tour but sign up early and enjoy the newest mystery tour.  We know you will not be disappointed!!!  Please review our definition of scenic and spirited on the web site.

Tour 2 – 8:15am - – Scenic - House on the Rock and Eagle In Restaurant

3 hours driving time, 128 miles

Led by Ken Boyd

This is a very scenic drive to the famous House on the Rock.  The House on the Rock is more than just another unique tour of the original house built atop a chimney of rock.  This tour also includes the owners many buildings that contain eclectic, exotic and whimsical collections and displays.  Some of the displays include the world’s largest carousel featuring 260 handcrafted animals and 20,000 lights, The Streets of Yesterday, a Japanese Garden . . . . and much, much more.  If you have not been to the House on the Rock, this is a must-see destination and a place you will talk about for weeks and not be disappointed.Take a look at the video; you will not believe this house. There is an admission charge per person of $28.50 Adults/$26.50 Seniors.  It is well worth the admission and the ride to and from is free!! We will also have a lunch stop at the Wisconsin River Resort, a treat by itself. 

www.thehouseontherock.com   www.wiriverside.com

 

Tour 3 - 8:30am –Scenic - Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, Clearwater Harbor Waterfront Restaurant and Lunch Creek Vineyards & Winery

4 ¼  hours driving time, 196 miles

Led by Jeff & Heather Fiess

The Wild Rose area is an interesting area that's been delivering fishing fun and enhancing and restoring fish populations in Wisconsin for more than a century. Wild Rose State Fish hatchery grows more trout and salmon than any other and produces musky, sturgeon and walleye to test anglers statewide.For 2022, this is an expanded tour from 2021 as all of the facilities will be open for your enjoyment.  Hatchery tour topics include the Wild Rose Hatchery Tour, Ancient Lake Sturgeon, Invasive Aquatic Species, History of the Great Lakes Fishery, and a look at the past - Historic Wild Rose Hatchery.

 

For lunch you will travel to Clear Water Harbor, a beautiful restaurant.  Clear Water Harbor is in Waupaca, WI - a lakeside hub for summertime fun. The local restaurant has been owned and operated by the Meighan family for two generations, it’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and take in the beauty of the Chain O’ Lakes. 

 

On the way back to Chula Vista Resort you will stop at Lunch Creek Vineyards &Winery that is a locally owned business.  The decor in the tasting room was designed using reclaimed barn boards from a building that previously stood in the winery's current location. 

 

On the property we have a large variety of apple, plum, and cherry trees, and several varieties of blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb and strawberries that will be used in the production of wine.

 

www.dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Fishing/hatcheries/wildrose.html    www.clearwaterharbor.com    www.lunchcreekwinery.squarespace.com/  

3:00pm  - 5:00pm  - Dells Raceway Park

All Friday Tours 1 & 2 will stop at Dells Raceway Park for hot laps between 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

 

We are going to the movies.  Join us Friday night at the Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater.

Big Sky Drive-In Theatre is one of the last drive-in theatres in Wisconsin.  It is a twin screen drvie-in just east of Wisconsin Dells on Highway 16.  

Big Sky offers 2 full-sized outdoor screens playing double features of first run movies.  You get TWO movies for the price of ONE at Big Sky.

There is also a concession stand with a variety of food and snacks, including their Mamaburger and homeade sloppy joes.

We will parade from Chula Vista Resort early in the evening.

Saturday, October 2, 2021
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Tour 4 – 1:30pm - Spirited- Lunch at Edge of Dells and a fun, trip around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake

2 ½ hours driving time, 125 miles

Led by Josh Herrell

Come to Pontiac Adventures late and enjoy this tour for lunch and a great tour.  Edge of Dells Restaurant is just a short distance away and is a local favorite featuring outdoor seating and a full menu.  Then it is on to a great trip around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake before returning to Chula Vista Resort to enjoy the late afternoon and the Meet ‘n Greet event.

www.edgeodells.com

 

 

Tour 5 – 2:00pm - Scenic  - Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen.

1  hour driving time, 38 miles

Led by Chris Wachael & Deb Stebane

Tumbled Rock is located just down the road from the popular Devil's Lake State Park is an open kitchen restaurant and brewery that features a woodfired oven, pizzas and upscale pub food. The brewery features beers brewed in-house including alternating seasonal options. Tours and tastings are available in the brewhouse. A beautiful outdoor area is accessible for dining and drinking and offers plenty of adult outdoor games. Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen is a family-friendly, year-round operation. 

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Tour 6 – 2:15pm - Spirited  - Baraboo Bluffs at Devils Lake State Park

1 1/2   hours driving time, 57 miles

Led by Joe Morgan

This is a popular tour of the Bluffs of Baraboo that encompass Devils Lake State Park.

Sunday, October 3, 2021
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Tour 7 – 8:30amm - Spirited  - Lake Wisconsin and Castle Rock and out west - go right!!

1 ¾   hours driving time, 72 miles

Led by Joe Morgan

What a great way to spend your Sunday morning.  You will travel North and West from Chula Vista Resort travelling around Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake.  You will have fun going through some of the small towns east of the Resort. 

 

This will just be a fun spirited drive with no stops.