Prairie du Sac Dam offers public tours to mark 100th anniversary

We are partnering with Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society on September 12 – 14

Our Prairie du Sac Dam is marking 100 years of operation next month, and the public will get a rare opportunity to tour the hydroelectric facility as part of the celebration. We are partnering with the Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society to offer public tours of the dam the weekend of September 12. pds

The tours will begin and end at the Tripp Heritage Museum, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. Tour participants will take a five-minute bus ride from the museum to the dam for the 90-minute tours. The museum will also feature a display commemorating the dam’s 100th anniversary and the corresponding formation of Lake Wisconsin. The tour costs $5 for adults and children, with all proceeds going to the Tripp Heritage Museum to support its programs and displays.

The tours will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, September 12, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 13, and Sunday, September 14. Friday tours are already sold out, and Saturday and Sunday tours are beginning to fill up quickly. Tour reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour directors will include retired and current Prairie du Sac Dam employees. Photos will be allowed in all areas of the facility.

For safety and clothing requirements, event details and to purchase tickets for specific time slots for public tours, please visit our website. To find out more about all the events commemorating the Prairie du Sac Dam 100th anniversary, please visit:

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