Schonesland Porsche Club Wisconsin Drive 2023Prairie du Chien
About this event
This is a driving tour of Southwest Wisconsin, Eastern Iowa, and Western Illinois. You will find some great roads and beautiful scenery including views of the Mississippi River. This is a three night event with one night in Prairie du Chien followed by two nights in Dubuque. If you are unable to start the tour on Thursday mid morning, you can join the group Thursday night in Prairie du Chien or in Dubuque on Friday night, but you would miss the best roads of the drive..
The PCA event formally starts Thursday at 10:30 am from the Ankeny Kum & Go station at 1025 E 1st Street with the drive to Prairie du Chien followed with dinner in Prairie du Chien at the wonderful Angie’s Black Angus restaurant where we have enjoyed great food and service for the few last years during the Wisconsin Fall drive. We will stay on Thursday night 7/13 at the River District hotel where we have a block of rooms at a rate of $159.99. Please make your reservation by calling the hotel at 608-326-7878 and ask for the rooms under the Schonesland Porsche Club room block.
On Friday morning we will take the roads towards Dubuque driving through the wonderful and beautiful Wisconsin countryside. We will have one pitstop in the morning before out buffet lunch at the Potosi Brewing Company Restaurant and National Brewery Museum in Potosi, WI. Lunch will be buffet style at a cost of $26 including gratuity and taxes to be paid at the time of registration. We will then continue after lunch to Dubuque with one pitstop on the way. We will stay for Friday and Saturday nights 7/14-15 at the Hotel Julien where we have a block of rooms at a rate of $169. Please call the hotel directly at 563-556-4200 to make the reservations under the room block. Friday night we will split into two to three groups and enjoy some of the very best restaurants Dubuque has to offer.
Saturday morning we will drive South on the Iowa side ending with a stretch break in Belleview, IA right on the Mississippi River. We will then continue for a morning break at the world famous Poopy’s Pub and Gift Shop after crossing the river to the Illinois side. After the break we drive on some very fun roads including the Black Jack Road leading us to Galena, IL where we will enjoy a Family Style lunch at the Vinny Vanucchi’s Little Italy restaurant in a private room. The cost of the lunch at $33 will also be collected at the time of the registration.
The afternoon is free time for all of us to enjoy the town of Galena and all the great shops and sights it offers. https://www.visitgalena.org/
Our New Wisconsin Drive event will conclude with a great dinner at the Timmerman’s Supper Club in Eastern Dubuque overlooking the Mississippi River and hopefully a beautiful sunset. The return to Des Moines (or your hometown) is on your own – Amana makes a nice place to stop for lunch and shopping on your way home. https://amanacolonies.com/
Please note that you can also start the drive in Dubuque joining us for dinner on Friday for Saturday morning drive if you are unable to join the group in Prairie du Chien. If this is what you will do, enter “0” for the lunch count for the Potosi Brewing Company lunch when you register.
This event is classified as a "driving tour" and will be conducted in accordance with the Porsche Club of America's Driving Tour Standards. We are planning on having driving rules and driving directions sent to you via email and in a bound booklet that will be given to you at the event start.