Spring Green, WI really has it all -- a tight-knit, neighborly community with a real small-town vibe, close to nature and just thirty miles from Madison. The town was a summer retreat for famous architect Frank Llloyd Wright, and his innovative estate, Taliesin, sits right on the edge of town
Spring Green has another, stranger claim to fame, though -- it’s home to the House on the Rock, an almost fifty-year-old roadside attraction brought into the public consciousness by Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods and its recent Amazon TV adaptation. A visit to the house is widely held to be the one of the most surreal experience one can have while remaining on the right side of the law, featuring the world’s largest horseless carousel, a room full of antique music boxes, oddly perspective-altering corridors, a model of a three-story high sperm whale fighting what appears to be a Kraken, and thankfully, a zen garden where you can reorient yourself with reality.
There’s more to Spring Green than a monument to the weird and wonderful, though -- it’s also fantastically fur-friendly! The town has its own dog park, as well as a community park that’s just ideal for leashed walks, and there are some pawesome preserves nearby. No bones about it, you and your buddy are sure to have a grrreat time in Spring Green!
If you and your buddy are looking for a little variety in your off-leash activities, why not drive down to Marxville and check out the mutts-visit Indian Lake Dog Park? This park is, paws down, one of the best in the whole area. There’s no separate small dog space, but the wide open area is ideal for a spirited game of catch, and if your pooch likes swimming, they’re in luck -- the off-leash area has stream access, and your furry friend is sure to have a whale of a time splashing about in the shallow waters. It’s well worth it to wander through the people side of the park too, where you’ll find an extensive trail system and some gorgeous lakeside views.