DeForest is a community of 9000 just north of Madison. Left of the sign is a Mobile gas station, also the site of the village’s first well.
The DeForest Historical Society has carefully been preserving the history of this village.
Also the house of Andreas Dahl, formerly of Valdres, Norway.
Many businesses also use creative advertising to pull travelers off the highway. There is a Citgo sporting a LARGE Pink Elephant named Andy. He wears glasses.
Just across the overpass from the station you can refuel on cheese and snacks at Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet. Sissy the Cow is the mascot here. And lastly, the Mousehouse Cheesehaus with Igor the Mouse on the roof with a large piece of cheese. Both are great and recommend visiting them!
DeForest also hosts many restaurants. We enjoyed going to the Sunset Grill in October 2014.
Our favorite is the Pine Cone, also a truck stop. Get a great meal here. The other one is in Johnson Creek. Both open 24 hours.
Also, you can’t miss the big truck out in the strawberry field luring people to come pick them at UPICKSTRAWBERRYFARM. We had a lot of fun there June 24, 2014.
DeForest also goes all out to celebrate July 4th. They have a huge parade and a big celebration
in Fireman’s Park.
This was so funny, we were located by the fire department. The high school football team were spraying the crowd with water guns. One of the firemen grabbed a fire hose and sprayed THEM. I was desperately shielding my two cameras from the onslaught of water.
Fireman’s Park had a lot going on too.
Doodlebug the Clown made many balloon animals and hats for the kids.
The DeForest Lions Club serves up a great Chicken Dinner, we had that too.
Live music , Shotgun Jane performed this year.
We have fun every time we come to DeForest, you will too!
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