History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get two adult tickets to visit Wade House (a $22 value) in Greenbush.
Opened to the public in 1850, the Wade House Stagecoach Inn serves as the centerpiece of a faithfully restored 19th-century enclave maintained by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Period-dressed tour guides show visitors through the inn's three floors and 27 rooms, complete with authentic décor and an unsettling lack of power outlets. The skilled smiths at the Dockstader Blacksmith Shop diligently demonstrate how settlers forged tools, horseshoes, and checks. Powered by the Mullet River, the rebuilt Herrling Sawmill cuts lumber down to size and specification with its era-accurate muley saw.
Hoof it across 240 acres of verdant forest and fields before or after a horse-drawn carriage ride gives you a leisurely view of the scenery. The season runs May 14–October 30, with time-traveling tours given every day of the week.