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Address: 311B Mill Street, Horicon, WI
Phone Number: 1-920-485-4663
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A Great Nature Preserve Excursion

We took the one-hour boat (pontoon) tour, led by a very pleasant gentleman whose father founded the business. His running commentary was informative, and included historical and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Tom O
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Farmington, New Mexico
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Farmington, New Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took the one-hour boat (pontoon) tour, led by a very pleasant gentleman whose father founded the business. His running commentary was informative, and included historical and natural science factoids, sprinkled with humor. This would be a paradise for birders--egrets, cranes, cormorants and many other species abound. We also spotted a bald eagle (our guide pronounced it as "e-gull", a... More 

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Conrath, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We took a Sunset Cruise and had a very enjoyable ride! The boat captain was very knowledgeable about the Marsh.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Our boat was not crowded, but full. If you want to sit together try not to be at the end of the line for boarding, no reserved seats. We learned about the marsh and its eco-system, on a slow, gentle ride. Plenty of opportunity to look around and the guide pointed out several wildlife. Binoculars would be very helpful on... More 

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Oshkosh, WI
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We learned a lot about the Marsh how much importance to our eco-system it contributes. One very nice thing is that because of the swallows there are no mosquitoes on the tour.

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Addison, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a wonderful place! I've been going to Oconomowoc to vacation for 30+ years and never knew about this place until my Wife found it online last year. About 30 minutes drive from where we stay, this little getaway was fantastic. Not only do they give you a spotted cow and some cheese, they take you on a very informative... More 

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United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not particularly impressed by the 1 hour boat tour. It turns out that 1 hour isn't enough time to get very much into the marsh. The guide kept pointing things out that 'if you look really far off into the distance you'll see a ______, but we won't have time to get any closer'. I wish we had just rented... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I did a 2 hour guided kayak trip with Marc at sunset. I had preorganised this via email. Marc was extremely knowledgable on the birds, the marsh and the area. I saw 1 month old baby eaglets, an eagle catching a large fish, many Canadian geese and goslings, herons, pelicans and much more. The sounds of the birds are amazing... More 

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Mansfield
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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