Sun Prairie – When You’re Here, You’re Home
2018 Season - Episode 5
Mariah and Jake leave the hustle and bustle of Madison behind and take the quick drive down Highway 151 to Sun Prairie, one of Wisconsin’s fastest growing communities with all the charm of a small town.
Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the world’s most celebrated artists, was born in Sun Prairie, and her influence continues to be seen in the community’s art scene to this day. Mariah visits the Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum, home to an exhibit honoring her work and life in Sun Prairie, before heading to Board & Brush to create her own “masterpiece.”
Meanwhile, Jake dives in to the history and community traditions of Sun Prairie, including the beloved Groundhog Day celebration. He also explores downtown Sun Prairie and takes a home brewing class at Cannery Wine & Spirits.
Sun Prairie’s food scene has no shortage of flair and flavor, and visitors will find some of the best flavors at Sassy Cow Creamery, Beans ‘n Cream Coffeehouse, and Willie Ty’s Eatery. But a trip to Sun Prairie isn’t complete without a stop at Salvatore’s, where Jake learns the secret behind their famous tomato pies.
Sun Prairie’s annual Sweet Corn Festival is a favorite summer event for locals and visitors alike, while nearby Angell Park Speedway has been a staple of the racing community since the 1930s! Meanwhile, nearby Patrick Marsh provides 315 acres of peace and quiet; and if you come during the summer months, you may even catch a glimpse of the American White Pelican.
Mariah wraps up the trip to Sun Prairie with a peek inside the Prairie Athletic Club, one of the largest health clubs in the state, before learning a trick or two at the Sun Prairie Ice Arena. While it may be growing, Sun Prairie still maintains its friendly, welcoming atmosphere that will make it easy for every visitor to see why in Sun Prairie, when you’re here, you’re home!
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