Ridge and Valley Tours
Ridge and Valley Tours
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Welcome to Ridge & Valley Tours! We are delighted to have you join us. It is our goal to share the history and beauty of Southwest Wisconsin with visitors in a fun and informative way. We are connected to many agriculture enterprises that offer farm-related experiences, and farm tours to the public. We have been offering entertaining and educational tours since 2018.
Richland Center, Wisconsin

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Maria J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
My favorite part of this experience was being able to experience the beauty of winter while experiencing something completely new and different alongside my family. It was our first time snowshoeing and Teri Richards, our guide, was so patient with us, from helping us with our snowshoes to explaining everything we could expect throughout the trail. She was very knowledgeable with the layout of the trails and had so many interesting facts about the winery’s history to share with us.
Written February 11, 2021
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JenS1979
Romeoville, IL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Thanks so much for the tour Marty! We appreciated the special touch for our anniversary and your knowledge of the area! Marty had a wine picnic with some cheese & sausage for us at our last stop to celebrate. They were all from local businesses in the area and were delicious. Cows, goats, & cheese is a perfect morning! Besides who doesn’t like drinking wine on the side of the road? Oh wait, that’s us folks, we do!!!! I would recommend this tour to anyone! It was a great way to get to enjoy the landscape. Marty is a super nice, funny guy and we also got to hear some great stories along the way. Giving tours is a perfect job that seems made for him. We also asked him for some dinner recommendations and took his advice on 1 of them and it was good! Look forward to coming back to the area and staying at his Air B &B one day.
Written September 18, 2021
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Corrie
Kailua-Kona, HI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Wow! What a wonderful day! I really didn’t think it would be something we liked. I’m from the area and my boyfriend isn’t too into tours. We had the best time and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Marty is truly a gem and showcased the rich history of Richland County. We so enjoyed time on the farms (I loved the goats but our dairy cow farmer was amazing!) Whether you’re a foodie (my boyfriend is a chef), in to nature, or just want to learn more about the driftless area, Marty is your guy! He really tailors his tour to the audience. Everyone should take this tour. I cannot say enough good things!
Written August 13, 2021
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papej
Spring Green, WI9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
My husband and I had such a great time on the UTV ride. Marty and Teri were great guides and knew a lot about the area. They were very hospitable, down to earth, but also entertaining! The views were gorgeous! The ride was very comfortable. it was great to get outside during a Wisconsin winter!
Written January 23, 2021
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Peggy S
Madison, WI16 contributions
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Jul 2021 • Friends
We had such a marvelous day with Marty on this tour. We ride in the UTV through the beautiful rolling hills and we stopped at a dairy farm, a goat farm, and a cheese factory with lots of yummy samples. It was scenic, relaxing and fun. Marty was knowledgeable, accommodating, friendly and fun. Just a perfect Wisconsin day for a small group. (We were 4). All ages would enjoy this. Perfect for Wisconsin visitors and guests alike!
Written July 27, 2021
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Chris
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
My family and I took the Ridge and Valley tour and had an unforgettable time. We visited farms, a cheese factory, and a brewery. Our tour guide(Marty) made the tour so much fun. He tells you all about the area with stories, interesting facts, and was able to keep the attention of everyone, including my 3 year old! These folks literally treat you like family! I highly recommend!
Written July 8, 2019
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John Archiquette
North Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This tour is a must for any cheese enthusiast, beer lover, or anyone just passing through the Driftless region!

Our tour consisted of a full-day of activities, yet we never felt rushed. Our first stop was to a small organic dairy-farm owned and operated by a young couple. The farmer walked us through the milking process and how his products are used to produce gourmet cheeses at a local facility. Next we stopped at a goat farm to see how they operate. Everyone's favorite stop was the cheese factory, where learned more about the cheese-making process, and got to sample all of the delicious cheeses they produce. Then we went to a local micro-brewery that has set-up operations in a restored historical warehouse. There we learned about the beer-making process. Finally, we had lunch at a local hot-spot to enjoy the locally-sourced beer and pizza.

Tour guides Marty and Teri Richards were amazing. They've both grown up in the region, and can provide great historical information in addition to their engaging personalities. This is also a great tour for kids, as there is plenty of hands on time with animals. My only warning for anyone interested in this tour is to bring dirty shoes/pants/shorts. The farms are clean and well-maintained...but the barns can get a bit "splashy."

5/5 stars...well worth the trip!
Written July 7, 2019
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kadenwagner
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
It is a great tour to go on with family or friends. You get to visit local places and learn about the history of the area. If you are looking for something fun to do in the area I highly recommend it.
Written June 28, 2019
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Anthony H
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Marty grew up on a farm in the area and is very knowledgeable about the local sites and history. We enjoyed visiting a local dairy cow and dairy goat farm. It was nice to learn about how small scale farmers are thriving today. It's not all big corporate farms out there. Interacting with the animals was fun for the kid. We also stopped at a local cheese factory to see some of the locally produced milk turned into yummy cheese. Lots of fun and worth your morning.
Written August 6, 2020
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Jim
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
We did the "East Coast" tour and had a wonderful time. We started at a "small" farm where they milked about 80 cows the old fashion way...in the barn. Excellent description and demonstration were included. Then we went to a goat farm and saw the cutest little goats. They were quite curious and engaging. Next stop was Carr Valley cheese to see how both the cow and sheep milk from the farms we visited were made into cheese. They had an amazing variety of cheese for purchase. Finally we finished at Hillsboro Brewing. Their new brewery wasn't quite open, but we got a great tour, and they served us excellent beer and pizza! A great farm experience! Oh, and Marty, our tour guide grew up in the area and was quick to engage us with many stories of the area. A great way to see and connect with the Driftless agricultural community!
Written June 16, 2019
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