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Address: W 12882 Parkway Road, Athelstane, WI
Phone Number: (715) 757-3311
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I've been taking groups of high school students to Thornton's for the last 15 years in the summer. Exceptional top notch service and accommodations. Raft guides are all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've been taking groups of high school students to Thornton's for the last 15 years in the summer. Exceptional top notch service and accommodations. Raft guides are all excellent with high school students. We go during the week when there is less traffic. It's an all around great place with great people.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a great time with first time White Water Rafters! Wanted to take them to a place that would provide the equipment, GUIDES, and a fund time. Thronton's came through on all accounts! It was a blast for my grandchildren, and for their grandfather. The river was fast and our guide, John, made sure we had the most fun, but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed at group camping site, a pretty nice site with clean potter party near by. They also had clean bathroom with coin operating shower near the bar (lobby). Nice staffs and owners, and even fire woods were very nice (long/good price/deliver to site with smile). Rafting was good also, but 50 min drive away, plus somewhat short trip for... More 

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Merton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Thornton's was top notch. Staff is very friendly and helpful. It is obvious they love their job. Our guide, Randy, made sure we experienced the class IV rapid with much excitement. Can't wait to take family next year.

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I wish I could review our experience with the camping separately from the rafting. Our experience camping was terrible (1 star), but the rafting was great (5 stars) - hence the 3 stars. Camping: Unless you are into underage drinking, an endless amount of dynamite-inspired fireworks at all hours of the day and night, music blasting until dawn (literally), people... More 

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Chilton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I'm a high school physical education and have been going to Thornton's for the past 5 years with my groups. This company has provided our group with an outstanding experience each and every year. Kathy is a wonderful host and is always very accommodating and flexible. We always go in the spring to ensure an exciting high water experience and... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We did both rivers and it was so much fun! The guides were great and very informative. We are already planning for a trip next year. Planning to go earlier so the water level is higher, we got stuck many times in the first rock gardens, but the guide was so helpful and got me unstuck every time with a... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

It was absolutely great the guides were very helpful and was a great time. They had many choices of what type of raft you want to use and they even tell you when the best time to go is.

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jefferson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

we stayed at the Thorntons Saturday through Wednesday. The water rafting was great, lots of fun. The camping on site at the Thorntons was not so great, it is not a camping place for families with children, or if you like the quiet to enjoy nature. When we arrived on Saturday there were many parties going on all night, the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

After having our original company cancel on us due to an emergency. We called thorntons, and they arranged a trip for sooner than usual the next morning, so that we could go. Otherwise our 7 hour drive would have been for nothing! We went at 1130 on 8/8/12 The guides met us at a storage shed on the edge of... More 

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Address: Address: W 12882 Parkway Road, Athelstane, WI
Phone Number: (715) 757-3311
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Athelstane

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