DeForest-The North Star of Dane County

DeForest Wisconsin sign

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.

DeForest Wisconsin First well historic marker

The DeForest Historical Society has carefully been preserving the history of this village. DeForest WI Depot DeForest Depot Historic Marker

Hansen-Newell-Bennett House

Hansen-Newell-Bennett House

Lyster House

Lyster House

Also the house of Andreas Dahl, formerly of Valdres, Norway. Andreas Dahl Early DeForest Settler Andreas Dahl house

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. Pink elephant 400

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. Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet Sissy Cow 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!

Mousehouse crop

DeForest also hosts many restaurants. We enjoyed going to the Sunset Grill in October 2014.

Sunset Grill in DeForest

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.

Pine Cone Truck Stop in DeForest

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.

Us and Strawberries

DeForest also goes all out to celebrate July 4th. They have a huge parade and a big celebration

in Fireman’s Park.

. DeForest July 4th DeForest July 4th Parade 2013 DeForest Parade 2013

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 in DeForest

Doodlebug the Clown

Doodlebug the Clown

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.

DeForest WI Lions Club

DeForest Lions Club

DeForest Wisconsin July 4

Live music , Shotgun Jane performed this year.

Shotgun Jane

We have fun every time we come to DeForest, you will too!

DeForest Wi water tower

9 thoughts on “DeForest-The North Star of Dane County

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  2. Gee, I thought I knew a bit about DeForest. I did not know about Igor, ot the cow, or the ELEPHANT, how do you miss something like that???

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  5. Please come back June 7th for the 10th Annual Dragon Art Fair & Silent Auction- We have over 90 artists, some great food & entertainment and fun surprises! And who else has a dragon lady on stilts?

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