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Merrimac Ferry

Merrimac, WI 53561
+1 608-246-3872
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Kids loved it

The kids loved riding the ferry across the Wisconsin River. We had enough time to grab a quick dish... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2015
Kristine D
,
Mc Lean
Free Ferry Fun

This is a great practical tourist attraction on your way to Devils Lake - who needs the Dells when... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2015
Fondue4two
,
Rochester, NY
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Overview

  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lake wisconsin” (19 reviews)
“free car” (5 reviews)
“cross lake” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Merrimac, WI 53561
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+1 608-246-3872
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"lake wisconsin"
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"free car"
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"cross lake"
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"enjoy the beautiful scenery"
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"both sides"
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"lake area"
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"nice ride"
in 3 reviews
"unique experience"
in 2 reviews
"take pictures"
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"lodi"
in 13 reviews
"crossing"
in 14 reviews
"cars"
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"baraboo"
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"fun"
in 52 reviews
"madison"
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

The kids loved riding the ferry across the Wisconsin River. We had enough time to grab a quick dish of ice cream before boarding the ferry while our car was waiting in line. Then the FREE ferry took us across the river on a 7...More

Thank Kristine D
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is a great practical tourist attraction on your way to Devils Lake - who needs the Dells when you can take this old school ferry across the Wisconsin River. It had been years since I went this route. We pulled up and waited less...More

2  Thank Fondue4two
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

The Merrimac Ferry is between Lodi and Merrimac, on Highway 113. There isn't a bridge only the ferry connects the two towns on HWY 113. It is free to all and a nice ride across the Wisconsin River. You can get out of yourcar to...More

2  Thank Joanne M
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

I grew up in Madison and whenever we went to Devil's Lake or the Dells I always begged to cross the Wisconsin River on the ferry. Just a fun memory from over 60 years ago. Was happy to see it is still running - an...More

1  Thank JudyMK
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

First off, the price is right.... FREE! Although on holiday weekends it maybe wise to reroute your trip as this is a popular attraction

6  Thank AZboyinWI
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Beautiful drive to the ferry following lake wisconsin. The Ferry is free and takes about 10 minutes to get across the bay. The lines do get long, but there is now a new ice-cream parlor and there is a nice park to play at while...More

1  Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

I remember doing this as a kid decades ago and decided to show my husband. I think it only takes about 7 minutes to cross and you will probably wait longer than that (especially during the busy summer) just to get on the ferry. Still,...More

Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

This is the route that includes all the names of places you have passed for a generation and failed to visit because they are off the interstate. These names include Lodi, Dane, Waunakee, and they are all on the road from Madison to Baraboo. I...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

A fun experience as a tourist - a moving landmark. Who cares if you have to wait 15-20 minutes to get on board with your car, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin scenery!

Thank Karen E
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

The ferry crosses the Lake Wisconsin and save a bunch of time driving around when traveling. It is free because it is part of the Wisconsin road system. Google it for history. There is a lot of it about the ferry. Smooth ride. Gets you...More

Thank Funman
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Cookie J
18 February 2016|
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Correction... this is across the river that does not freeze, but the ferry still runs from April thru November.
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Rick O
26 March 2015|
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Response from AZboyinWI | Reviewed this property |
No. he Wisconsin River does freeze, (not completely but, enough to be dangerous to this ferry)
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