Shopping Off The Beaten Path
If one of your favorite vacation pastimes is shopping, the Harpers Ferry area will not disappoint! Harpers Ferry, McGregor, Marquette, and Prairie du Chien all offer a broad range of locally owned shops full of things quirky, beautiful and often surprising.
You will, of course, find the full complement of antique shops full of unclaimed treasure and historical oddities. There are vintage clothing stores, artisans of all stripes, Christmas shops, jewelry, doll shops – even a blacksmith's forge!
When you get hungry you'll have plenty of options, too. You can stop for refreshments at a real, 1950's vintage soda fountain, enjoy the surprising cuisine of a classically trained chef (casual dress, of course), or order up a cold one from one of the area's popular microbreweries.
Wondering what's available on the other side of the river? How about planning a visit to Cabela's, one of the world's largest outdoor retailers? On the way back home, you can pick up some of that world famous Wisconsin cheese!