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play Don’t miss... Play Around Town in Baraboo A historic treasure worth a visit today Every year, we pack up and head for the hills, hoping for sun-fi lled days exploring nearby destinations. But as you venture to the lakes, pull off I-94 and stretch your legs with a quick stop (or full day) in Baraboo. Th ough many know Circus World Mu- seum as the main attraction, Baraboo boasts plenty of show-stopping destina- tions right in the heart of downtown. Step onto the city’s main square and you’ll feel transported to another time, surrounded by turn-of-the-century buildings and a string of 1950s inspired storefronts. Home to summer events aplenty—including concerts and an annual art fair—the square also plays host to year-round stops including a classic opera-style theater and the grandiose Baraboo National Bank. When you’re ready to take a break from the sites, you won’t have to venture far to fi nd great eats and unique shopping. An- tique-lovers will be especially thrilled to fi nd shops jam-packed with gadgets, trin- kets and furniture from every era. After you’ve worked up an appetite, stop into one of the cheerful cafés offering hearty soups, sweet treats and everything in between. Whether you’re stopping in for a sum- mer afternoon or spending the entire day, Baraboo’s historic downtown square boasts a treasure trove of antique fi nds and mod- ern-day fare that make it worth the trip. Al Ringling Theatre 136 Fourth Ave.; (608) 356-8864 Affectionately known as “America’s Prettiest Playhouse” this historic landmark lives up to its nickname. Enjoy daily tours, live shows and classic movies. Coffee Bean Connection 123 Fourth St.; (608) 355-9999 An artful café with a relaxing atmosphere, offering fair-trade coffees, teas and over 70 varieties of gourmet beans. Oak Street Antiques 530 Oak St.; (608) 355-1301 Antiques, specialty yarns and needles galore! Stop in to knit or chat with their resident expert. July 2011 61 Photo by Dirk Topham

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