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Merrimac Ferry

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Merrimac, WI 53561
+1 608-246-3872
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Ice Cream + Cars on a Ship

This is a fun way to get back to Madison from the Devils Lake area. Extra good fun with the little... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
Alex L
via mobile
Free Ferry Ride

This ferry is free to drive your vehicle onto, and it has great views of Lake Wisconsin. It is... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2017
longhornjz
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“lake wisconsin” (19 reviews)
“free car” (5 reviews)
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Merrimac, WI 53561
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+1 608-246-3872
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a fun way to get back to Madison from the Devils Lake area. Extra good fun with the little ones and wife there being time to grab ice cream!

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

This ferry is free to drive your vehicle onto, and it has great views of Lake Wisconsin. It is worth checking out when in the area after visiting Devil's Lake State Park.

Thank longhornjz
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

A Free Adventure Awaits You It’s a free ferry ride – yes, free! The powerful Colsac III shuttles traffic from shore to shore across the mighty Wisconsin River at Lake Wisconsin. There are no bridges spanning this river for many miles, so highway 113 transports...More

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

We actually took a 2 mile detour just to go on this ferry as were driving to Devil's lake state park. It was a cool and nice experience to cross the wisconsin river on this all the while enjoying an awesome ice-cream. Don't miss the...More

Thank impulsemews
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

You have to take the ferry. Only takes a few minutes. Very fun. You can get out of your car while the ferry is going and walk around.

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

Enjoy, take pictures, smile, ferry driver will indicate your lane to be in. Bicycles welcome, load, unload first. Beautiful Viking on both sides of lake.

Thank John S
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

If you need to get across the Wisconsin River, check out the Merrimac Ferry! In under five minutes, you and/or your vehicle will be transported across the river. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife and be able to observe...More

Thank terrijwin
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

What a pleasure to get on the ferry and cross Lake Wisconsin. So relaxing and fun to watch the kids. Ferry is on time and stress free.

Thank Schlieckau
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

The Merrimac ferry is a quick, unique experience in this area of Wisconsin. In the middle of the beautiful Lake Wisconsin, Devil's Lake area, this free ferry ride is a must for your vacation. Enjoy a sandwich on the Columbia County side, or an ice...More

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

It was nice ride with the ferry. It was free and quick. No waiting. It was first time we did it ad we will definitely take a ferry again.

Thank pupicek77
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Cookie J
February 18, 2016|
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Correction... this is across the river that does not freeze, but the ferry still runs from April thru November.
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Rick O
March 26, 2015|
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Response from AZboyinWI | Reviewed this property |
No. he Wisconsin River does freeze, (not completely but, enough to be dangerous to this ferry)
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