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Address: W12882 Parkway Rd, Athelstane, WI 54104-9220
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Great time rafting!

The guides are awesome, the equipment was good too. We had a lot of fun during the float down to the rapids area! You go down the 12' drop, go to the shore and walk back to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Bruce N
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our girls tackled the group rafting & single Fun-Yaks on the Peshtigo & Menominee Rivers. Our rafting guides took great care of the girls- even sent out 2 guides to ensure their safety (thanks Zac & Haley!). And Brian went above & beyond helping our girls on the Fun-Yaks. We were all first timers- so we truly appreciated the care... More 

Thank MaMaGooGoo15
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The rafting experience for our party of 22 was fantastic & we enjoyed our guide, Hailey. However, our stay at Thorntons Resort was disappointing. The "modern, fully equipped " kitchens are outdated, falling apart and stocked with very few plastic utensils. Dining chairs are ripped and losing stuffing. We killed a mouse in our double wide and friends found roaches... More 

1 Thank sh0uts
Waupaca, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The guides are awesome, the equipment was good too. We had a lot of fun during the float down to the rapids area! You go down the 12' drop, go to the shore and walk back to another raft and ride the Rapids a second time, you will get wet! The changing rooms were low budget and had no lights... More 

Thank Bruce N
Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I planned a batchlorett party through Thorntons and reserved a cabin and rafting slots. I received no written confirmation after paying $300+, that made me feel very uncomfortable. We stayed in the mobile home cabin, that was "fully furnished kitchen". I don't think having two spoons and four forks count as a fully furnished kitchen. There was no soap in... More 

1 Thank polarqueen31
Cecil, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We went white water rafting for my sister's 18th birthday. We have a great time and our guide was fantastic!

Thank heathertrainsdogs
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

This was our first experience whitewater rafting. We were not disappointed here. It was very easy to book. It was pricier than some other trips we looked at, but we thought it was worth it. You have a guide with you at all times and, if you've never done it before, they are able to teach what to do and... More 

Thank SPTrophyWife
Downers Grove
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

My family of five (three teenagers) did a night at Thornton's resort in a cabin and a rafting trip the next day. Unfortunately, we only stayed one night, but plan to return for a longer trip next year. The cabins and resort were clean and well kept. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Everyone had a great time, including... More 

Thank Pat W
Sturtevant, Wisconsin
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Kathy and her team do not know how to run a business or treat customers. Their bookkeeping system is a notepad and pencil with random chicken scratches everywhere. They do not communicate with one another about anything. They also charge different amounts for the same activities and do not give receipts. We had nothing but problems from day one. They... More 

4 Thank Elayna C
Benton, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We stayed during the week in a 2 bedroom cabin. The cabin is rustic (70's decor) but adequate for our needs. We were looking for economical fun and we found it. We brought portable grill and ate most of our meals at the cabin. They have a full size frig and stove. The bar does serve food if you want... More 

Thank chellejj33
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

I've been taking groups of high school students to Thornton's for the last 15 years in the summer. Exceptional top notch service and accommodations. Raft guides are all excellent with high school students. We go during the week when there is less traffic. It's an all around great place with great people.

Thank Carl H

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