Spring into FUN this weekend!

The first weekend in May…finally starting to feel like spring on a regular basis, summer attractions are open for the season, there’s more hours of daylight….what’s not to love about May?!

This weekend especially is packed with fun activities for the whole family – interactive farm tours, a petting zoo, kite flying fun, boat tours, historic train rides, and a family-friendly musical. Your biggest problem this weekend is fitting in this much fun!

Animal Gardens
262-728-8200
5065 Hwy 50, Delavan, WI
Saturday & Sunday, 10-4

Open weekends in May, this 40-acre park is home to The Dancing Horses Theatre, the Animal Gardens Petting Zoo, and a captivating Bird Show featuring Echo the talking parrot.  Visit with 16 species of exotic creatures plus 60 hay-eating animals – and don’t forget to stop in the Baby Animal Barn, where you are invited to pet, hold and feed babies of various species.  General admission gets you into the Baby Animal Barn, the outdoor petting zoo, and the Bird Show!
Cost: $10 per person; children under 2 are free

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Busy Barns Adventure Farms
920-691-6742
W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson, WI
Saturday & Sunday, 10-6

The Spring Barnyard Adventures at Busy Barns is open April 19-May 11 & all are invited to experience life on the farm!  The farm features acres of adventures and hours of fun…interact with animals, watch a puppet show, participate in an egg hunt, play farmyard games, and more!
Cost: $8 per person; children under 1 are free

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East Troy Electric Railroad
262-642-3263
2002 Church Street, East Troy, WI
Train Schedule

All aboard – for a ride back in time with the East Troy Electric Railroad.  The historic rail cars will be out this weekend for the first time this season, taking visitors on a 10-mile trip to The Elegant Farmer.  Click Train Schedule above for a list of the departure times!
Cost: $12.50 per person; $8 for children 3-11   *Tickets are good all day long – ride to your heart’s content!*

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Lake Geneva Cruise Line
262-248-6206
812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI
Daily Tour Schedule

Click above the daily tour schedule.  This weekend’s schedule includes the Black Point Tour, Expanded Bay Tour, Geneva Bay Tour, Full Lake Tour, and Ice Cream Social (great for kids!).  Tour the Lake Geneva area like never before aboard one of the beautiful tour boats; view the beautiful summer homes of the past and enjoy the scenery while the captain & his staff narrate the history of the area.
Cost: price varies based on tour selection

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Old World Wisconsin
262-594-6301
W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI
Saturday & Sunday, 10-5

Join Old World Wisconsin this weekend as they kick off the 2014 season with their first event in the “Spring Into the Past” series – “Go Fly a Kite!”  Learn how to make a 19th century paper kite and let it soar in the Old World Wisconsin breezes!  Explore the working farmsteads and settlements throughout this outdoor living museum, and experience life on the farm – 19th century style!  Kids can try their hand at domestic chores, crafts, and outdoor games throughout the museum.
Cost: $16 per person; $9 for children 5-17; or buy the Family admission (2 adults and 2 or more children) for $43

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The Fireside Dinner Theatre
800-477-9505
1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI
Show Schedule

Now Playing – The Fiddler on the Roof!  Join Fireside as they celebrate their 50th anniversary by bringing back one of the most popular shows in Fireside history – The Fiddler on the Roof, playing April 24 – June 8.  Special ticket pricing available for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day weekend, Thursday evening performances, and Sunday midday performances.  This weekend’s performances are: Saturday at 1:30pm, Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 1:15pm, and Sunday at 5:00pm.
Cost: prices vary; visit website for details.

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For a full list of events happening this weekend in the Lake Geneva area & beyond, visit our Events Calendar.  Hope to see you soon in beautiful Walworth County!

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