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Merrimac Ferry

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Address: Merrimac, WI 53561
Phone Number: +1 608-493-2588
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It was nice ride with the ferry. It was free and quick. No waiting. It was first time we did it ad we will definitely take a ferry again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
pupicek77
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice ride with the ferry. It was free and quick. No waiting. It was first time we did it ad we will definitely take a ferry again.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

An absolutely free ferry service from one side of the lake to the other. Beautiful scenery and just such a shame its such a quick trip . Take your camera! Lots of wildlife and native birds.

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Thank alanbuck
Iowa, United States
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This ferry is part of the Highway, so is routine and free. The short ride across the river is an enjoyable break from driving. Worth a side trip.

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Thank Dennis M
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun way to cross the Wisconsin River on Highway 113. The ferry, the Colsac, takes fifteen cars at a time. On a weekend you may wait for the ferry to make several crossings before it is your turn. From departure to return, that is, one round trip, takes about 20 minutes. There are ice cream shops on... More 

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Thank aquadroplet
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have to go across the Ferry at least once a year. Pretty drive there and back. Not many things are free anymore and it just nice and relaxing.

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Thank Marsha S
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We took the Merrimac Ferry from Okee to Merrimac. The ferry ride is free and is very efficient and fast. While crossing we stood at the railing and looked out on the beautiful Wisconsin River. The ferry has been running from 1848 providing transportation for passengers for five cents, 25 cents for each horse and 40 cents for a team... More 

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Thank Rowing_Queen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Free ferry ride across the Wisconsin River connecting Lodi WI to Merrimac WI. This ferry has significant history and is operated by the Wisconsin DOT and is a Historical Landmark. Relaxing and scenic. Grab a ice cream cone and enjoy the ride.

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Columbus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took an afternoon drive to Pewit's nest, then took a leisure drive to Merrimac just to go on the ferry. A good experience with historical significance. I was told that the local want to keep the ferry and not build a bridge to continue to preserve the environment.

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Thank tomo848
Montello, Wisconsin, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love taking this Ferry, the kids always enjoy it. Its defiantly nice when we travel that way. Never have had a long wait. Normally get right on.

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Thank SRainz
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is a free car ferry. It is a short ride. Get out of your car a look at the beautiful scenery on the Wisconsin river. The kids will love it!

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