Hollandale is the per­fect loca­tion for out­door recre­ation. With The Peca­ton­ica River and Yel­low­stone Lake right here, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties for fish­ing, camp­ing, canoe­ing, boat­ing, bik­ing and hik­ing. Hollandale is home to Valley View Park and the Hollandale Rockies who host Home Talent baseball games on Sundays.


In 1937, after his chil­dren were grown, Nick Engel­bert began to build an elab­o­rate arched porch of con­crete around the front entrance of his farm­house, ulti­mately cov­er­ing every inch of the out­side sur­face of the house with con­crete inlaid with shards of china, glass, beads, but­tons, and sea shells. Over the next 15 years, Nick cre­ated more than 40 con­crete sculp­tures in his yard, com­bin­ing patri­otic themes with imagery from his­tory, fairy tales, mythol­ogy and his own imag­i­na­tion. At the age of 70, no longer able to make sculp­tures, he turned to paint­ing, pro­duc­ing over 200 oils before his death in 1962.

The Grand­view site is now owned and oper­ated by the Peca­ton­ica Edu­ca­tional Char­i­ta­ble (PEC) Foun­da­tion, Inc. Many of the stat­ues have been restored or recre­ated. The house, now a museum, con­tains many Engel­bert arti­facts, fam­ily mem­o­ra­bilia, and copies of Nick’s paintings.

Visit the Grandview site.


Yel­low­stone Lake State Park is in the drift­less area of south­west Wis­con­sin. This 1,000-acre park, with an addi­tional 455-acre lake offers vis­i­tors ample space to enjoy camp­ing, swim­ming, fish­ing, boat­ing, hik­ing, bik­ing and pic­nick­ing. In win­ter the park is open to ice fish­ing, snow­mo­bil­ing and cross-country skiing.


The 120-mile-long Peca­ton­ica River, as well as its 50-mile East Branch, orig­i­nate in and flow through south­west­ern Wis­con­sin, where rem­nants of oak savanna and tall­grass prairie pro­vide glimpses of pre-settlement Wisconsin.


Hollandale offers plenty of oppor­tu­ni­ties for the canoe­ing the Peca­ton­ica River. With boat land­ings above and below the Peca­ton­ica River Dam, there is easy access in trav­el­ing from the north or trav­el­ing down­stream. Canoe rentals are avail­able for rent by con­tact­ing Husies at 608.523.4085.


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Yel­low­stone Golf Course


Gov­er­nor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville
Blue Mounds State Park, Blue Mounds
New Glarus Woods State Park, New Glarus
Brigham County Park, Blue Mounds
Folk­lore Vil­lage, Dodgeville
Shak­erag Alley Cen­ter for Arts and Crafts, Min­eral Point
Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds


New Glarus
Min­eral Point