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Address: 311B Mill Street, Horicon, WI
Phone Number: 1-920-485-4663
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Very Nice Outing

This was a nice, hour long outing. The gentleman who drives the boat and guides the tour is very knowledgeable about the marsh and the wildlife. He even pointed out a bald eagle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Mansfield
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Mansfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a nice, hour long outing. The gentleman who drives the boat and guides the tour is very knowledgeable about the marsh and the wildlife. He even pointed out a bald eagle nest and then spotted one sitting on a branch quite a distance away. There is an informative 1/2 hour video prior to the tour about rebuilding the... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our captain knew all the bird by song and identification. He makes birding a group sport. Great to see the real side of the marsh from a boat. I have taken the tour a few times and no two trips are alike. Cute gift shop also.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We really didn't 'get' how special Horicon is until we took the Sunset Cruise. We learned the history and saw 35 different species of birds. On top of all that the sunset was gorgeous.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The marsh tour is one of those things i always wanted to do but never did. Finally decided to check it out and was pleasantly surprised. The tour started with a short video about the marsh and then we boarded the pontoon boat and set off for the tour. Our guide was personable and very knowledgeable. The seats were comfortable... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My 10 year old nephew and I did this on the spur of the moment and were not disappointed. We learned a lot and saw a wide variety of water fowl. The highlight was seeing the bald eagle family that were nesting there. The guide told us a lot about the marsh, its formation, and the wide variety of wildlife... More 

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Chicago suburbs
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

The driver had a heck of a time getting the motor going at start of trip. And it conked out midway on the tour. No danger-- the marsh is 2 feet deep. But the clunky motor provided the only excitement. Very little to see on the marsh (more birds in my backyard) and the driver/trip narrator repeats his views mercilessly,... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We drove to the marsh for a day trip on a warm and sunny day. Life-long Wisconsin residents but this was our first time here. It is an impressive natural area. I'm happy that our federal and state government, with local push, had the foresight to protect and then manage this for us. The pontoon boat tour takes about an... More 

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Monroe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Not to much to see. The narrator was political making snide remarks about the Federal part of the marsh .Major odor from livestock farms floated over the tour boat. Expected more.

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Horicon, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

These folks are really serious about loving the land, wildlife and tourists. They tell the story well and conserve the waterways. This business has been passed down from the father and is still family run with love on each trip. Marc's knowledge of the birds and wildlife is well honed and their little shop is a neat shopping experience.

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Glen Ellyn IL USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a relaxing and informative trip on this marsh yesterday. Our guide was so knowledgeable! We saw many eagles, cormorants, swallows & a white pelican. Every trip is different as to what birds you will see. We hope to return next Spring to see the migratory birds. The cost of the trip was well worth it!... More 

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