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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin: Carved Sturgeon Photo Opportunity

Large wood-carved sturgeon is a convenient place to pose outside a fish and cheese store.

Valley Fish and Cheese

304 South Prairie, Prairie du Chien, WI
Valley Fish and Cheese. Just east of the river, US Hwy 18/W Iowa St and S Prairie St.
M-Th 9-5, F-Sa 9-6, Su 10-5. Closed Jan-Feb. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sturgeon with saddle.

Carved Sturgeon Photo Opportunity

There has been a saddle on the sturgeon for many years. It's fun for the kids to sit on even though it doesn't move. The little shop serves all kinds of different meats, including frog legs and gator.

[Russ & Annette, 09/29/2015]
Carved Sturgeon Photo Opportunity

This sturgeon is in the yard of a very neat and eclectic little store full of the oddest fishing antiques.

[David Cassell, 03/31/2014]

Carved sturgeon.

Carved Sturgeon Photo Opportunity

The carved sturgeon, plus great signs, and inside we enjoyed cheddar and summer sausage.

[Jim H, 08/11/2011]

Looks as if the fish has lost his saddle...

Ride a sturgeon.

Carved Sturgeon Photo Opportunity

Tons of cool stuff to see outside. If you are looking for an chance to get your picture taken on the back of a giant sturgeon, this is the place for you.

[B.H. Dolmage, 11/10/2010]
Carved Sturgeon Photo Opportunity

The giant carved sturgeon, with saddle, sits out in front of the Valley Fish and Cheese at 304 South Prairie Street. The store alone is worth a visit with an excellent selection of Wisconsin cheeses and smoked fish, caught -- we were told -- mostly by the owner.

A picture of yourself sitting in the saddle atop the sturgeon is a wonderful souvenir of a road trip through southern Wisconsin.

[Joan Henneberry, 11/15/2009]

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Pinky the ElephantPinky the Elephant, Marquette, IA - 2 mi.
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In the region:
Giant Tin Turkey, Genoa, WI - 35 mi.

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