Pinkie the Elephant
Take a selfie with this fiberglass pachyderm, fill up on gas, and be on your merry way.
Sissy the Cow
This beauty of a Holstein standing nearly 20 feet tall signals cheesy goodness is just ahead, as in #3 on this list.
Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet
Family-owned and operated for 50 years, with more than 300 different kinds of Wisconsin cheeses and Wisconsin-made beef summer sausages to choose from. Wisconsin memorabilia too (yes, that includes Cheesehead hats).
With 45 blue ribbon awards from the National Pie Championship, you know this bakery and restaurant is the real deal of noshing nirvana. We recommend the mile-high lemon meringue and the lingonberry apple pie varieties. Oh, who are we kidding, try everything in the bakery case at least once
J. Henry & Sons Farm Distillery
This was a family farm first, before the family decided to make bourbon. They produce their bourbon with a specially selected red corn developed at the University of Wisconsin in 1939. Sample their premium bourbon whiskey at a tasting tour, then gift yourself some to enjoy later.
The first Culver's opened in 1984 in a small Wisconsin town and the franchise has grown to include Vienna. George Culver was the son of a cheesemaker and grandson of a Wisconsin farmer. George's son Craig went on to create signature dishes including the ButterBurger based on his mom's recipe and fresh frozen custard as a nod to his favorite childhood vacation treat.
Upper Yahara River Trail
A nearly three mile asphalt and boardwalk trail is one option for experiencing this especially pretty part of Vienna, Wisconsin. You can also put in a canoe or kayak. Fly fishing enthusiasts should get this on their bucket list. Birders, this is for you too, with more than 100 different species observed along the trail
Ride the trails all day, then pull your sled right up to your hotel door at Comfort Inn & Suites or Holiday Inn Express. Winter outdoor enthusiasts should pack their snowshoes and cross-country skis and head to area parks and trails, including Token Creek County Park and Western Green Park.
This track is one of 350 sanctioned USA BMX tracks, and accolades go to their volunteers and sponsors who keep it running and fulfill the mission of keeping kids on track.
Fourth of July Celebration
The whole area gets in the red-white-and-blue spirit with a big parade, live music, beer garden, car show, fun run and fireworks. Activities for the kids including pony rides and a bounce house are always free, thanks to donations from local sponsors.