Tourism - Special Places to Visit

Applied Ecological Services (AES)

AES is the parent company to three other branches of the company:

1. Taylor Creek

2. Kaw River

3. Spring Lake

AES Offers tours by appointment, Only to view thier plants and visit thier retail plant shop which opens the first week in may. Visit thier website at or to learn more or call 608-897-8641.


Brodhead Airport
The Brodhead Airport, with its grass runways, is a very busy place!  Home to the very active EAA Chapter      UW Medflight helicopter at pancake breakfast 431, the airport hosts a number of events and fly-ins every year!  Visit their website,, for details!

Decatur Dairy

 You are invited to visit and tour this award-winning cheese factory that has won numerous state, national, andDecatur Dairy logo international cheese-making competitions!  Watch the master cheesemakers processing their cheese.  Tours are $2 per person, last approximately 20 minutes, and may be taken Monday through Saturday between 9 and 11:30 A.M. - no reservations necessary unless you have a group of more than 10 people.

Visit their brand new cheese store, which is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am through 5 pm.

W1668 Highway F
Brodhead, WI 53520

Visit their website at

Half-Way TreeHalf Way Tree

Indians once told early settlers of Brodhead about a bur oak tree that marks the half way point from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River. A U.S. survey team found that the Indian runners had been remarkably accurate.
This tree is still located south of Brodhead two miles on Half-Way Tree Road!

Historical Downtown Brodhead/Depot Museum

Historic Depot photo  Brodhead's downtown Square is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Come enjoy strolling through the area to see the well-maintained buildings in a friendly city that was established in 1856. Our city also has numerous historical homes to admire. Check out our many shops, which include antique malls and specialty gift shops. Visit the Depot Museum and learn about the railroad's importance to Brodhead and Brodhead's famous Civil War Brass Band. During a visit to the museum you will also learn about past farming and printing practices and see many other interesting displays.

Brodhead is also where the Ringling Brothers Circus was born. The museum is open in the summer on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 1-4 p.m.

Sugar Maple Emu Farm

Come enjoy a tour of an emu farm! You will enjoy an entertaining video about emus before embarking on a 45 minute Emu at Sugar Maple Emu Farmtour of the farm. You will get to see the giant birds and have your questions answered. In the seasonal store, you may marvel and purchase emu products such as oil, meat, leather, and feather products, jewelry from egg shells, decorated egg shells, and special shells for crafters. The farm is easy to find, only four miles south of State Highway 11 at W805 Pedee Road. Sugar Maple Emu Farm, which began in 1995, now is home to 35 emus! For more information, call 608-897-8224.

Ten Eyck's Apple Orchard

Once you taste these crunchy, fresh apples, you'll want to make this a regular stop!

  • Apples straight from the 50-acre orchard
  • Over 50 varieties
  • Early apples available - must call
  • Available at the Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison

Each fall, about a week before Labor Day until about a week before Thanksgiving

W964 Hwighway 11 & 81
Brodhead, WI 53520