Dodgeville, Wisconsin: Don Q Inn

A crazier-than-most fantasy room hotel, with one suite in a church steeple. Has its own monster airplane and underground mine. An adjacent restaurant is connected by a 300-ft. long tunnel.
Address:
3658 State Rd 23, Dodgeville, WI
Directions:
Directly on Hwy 23 about 2 miles north of the junction of Hwy 18. It's south of House on the Rock by several miles.
Hours:
Tours Su 3 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
608-935-2321
Admission:
Free, C-97 - donation.
RA Rates:
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Don Q Inn

The C-37? Was landed on an airstrip just long enough to land, but not long enough to take off again. It had to be done on the first try. It was landed by my uncle, Air Force Colonel Tom Thomas.

[Marty VanHaren, 07/29/2014]
Up Up and Away room. Don Q Inn

We stayed in the "Up, Up And Away" room, which had a giant hot air balloon bed suspended in the room and a whirlpool with a waterfall. It was a fun room to stay in, and I'd be curious to check out the others.

[Cat Morley, 10/18/2013]
Don Q Inn - Farrah's Signature

Noticed the plane and the stairway to its interior had a nice new coat of paint since the last time we visited (2005). Apparently, the painter(s) didn't mask off Farrah Fawcett's (1977) signature and painted right over it! Looks like someone tried to wipe off the new layer of paint, as you can see a very faint image of her signature (if you know where to look), but maybe didn't want to wipe too hard as to remove the signature also.

[Deb, 10/01/2010]
Don Q Inn plane. Don Q Inn

I'm holding up the Boeing C-97 in front of the Don Q Inn Hotel near Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The plane flew to its present location adjacent to the hotel. Farah Fawcett signed the fuselage after filming a TV commercial there long ago.

[David Chase, 02/10/2008]
Don Q Inn

Way more barber chairs than previously listed. Now there are 16 with one dentist's chair. The chairs are very much worth a look!

[Al and Sandra, 07/16/2006]

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