Tourists will enjoy vast historical experiences at the Historical Indian Agency House, Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters, Museum at the Portage, American Legion State Headquarters & Museum, and the Women’s Civic League. Portage Center for the Arts, with its Zona Gale Theatre and Drury Gallery, showcase local artists’ works and offer stellar programming throughout the year. Cascade Mountain, the Midwest’s largest ski resort, offers great skiing, tubing and snowboarding during the winter months. Stay and enjoy all the attractions in Portage!
The only building left of Fort Winnebago, Surgeons Quarters was built in 1828 by the U.S. Army. One of the oldest log houses still standing on its original foundation.
Zona Gale’s Home/
Women’s Civic League
After the successful publication of her first novel in 1906, Zona Gale built this home for her parents on the Wisconsin River. Gale later won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for Miss Lulu Bett.
Portage Center for the Arts/
A fine tradition of culture carries on with theatrical performances, art displays, a concert series, workshops and speaker series.
As a trade center for central Wisconsin, the district thrived with activity as early as the 1860’s. Pick up a downtown walking tour guide from the Chamber office, 104 W. Cook St., or click here. See Victorian architecture preserved in many of the buildings, walk along the Portage Canal and enjoy the busy retail area.