Special Places to Visit

Applied Ecological Services (AES)

AES Offers tours by appointment only to view thier plants and visit thier retail plant shop which opens the first week in May.

AES is the parent company of
  • Taylor Creek
  • Kaw River
  • Spring Lake
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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!

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Decatur Dairy

You are invited to visit and tour this award-winning cheese factory that has won numerous state, national, and 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 11:30am. No reservations necessary unless you have a group of more than 10 people.

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W1668 Highway F
Brodhead, WI 53520


Half-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

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.


Open during the summer
Wed, Sat, Sun, and holidays 1-4pm

Sugar Maple Emu Farm

Come enjoy a tour of an emu farm! Now taking reservations.

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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
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W964 Hwighway 11 & 81
Brodhead, WI 53520


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