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Address: W 12882 Parkway Road, Athelstane, WI
Phone Number: (715) 757-3311
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Fun was had by all!

This was our first experience whitewater rafting. We were not disappointed here. It was very easy to book. It was pricier than some other trips we looked at, but we thought it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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De Pere, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We went white water rafting for my sister's 18th birthday. We have a great time and our guide was fantastic!

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This was our first experience whitewater rafting. We were not disappointed here. It was very easy to book. It was pricier than some other trips we looked at, but we thought it was worth it. You have a guide with you at all times and, if you've never done it before, they are able to teach what to do and... More 

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Downers Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family of five (three teenagers) did a night at Thornton's resort in a cabin and a rafting trip the next day. Unfortunately, we only stayed one night, but plan to return for a longer trip next year. The cabins and resort were clean and well kept. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Everyone had a great time, including... More 

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Thank Pat W
Sturtevant, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Kathy and her team do not know how to run a business or treat customers. Their bookkeeping system is a notepad and pencil with random chicken scratches everywhere. They do not communicate with one another about anything. They also charge different amounts for the same activities and do not give receipts. We had nothing but problems from day one. They... More 

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Benton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed during the week in a 2 bedroom cabin. The cabin is rustic (70's decor) but adequate for our needs. We were looking for economical fun and we found it. We brought portable grill and ate most of our meals at the cabin. They have a full size frig and stove. The bar does serve food if you want... More 

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Thank chellejj33
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Carl H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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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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33 reviews
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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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13 reviews
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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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Thank Ellen K
Chicago
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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