Janesville, “Wisconsin’s Great Outside,” is the perfect location for your group’s next adventure. Whether your preference is themed itineraries, industry tours, classes, gardens or museums, the Janesville area is an ideal addition to your itinerary. Experience a wide selection of hotels, restaurants and shopping to suit every taste. The Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s goal is to provide you with an exceptional tour combined with warm hospitality. Their tour planning services include itinerary planning, lodging and restaurant assistance, videos and photos, FAM tours, escort notes, step-on guide services, customized maps and welcome receptions. 

“We’ve got plenty of themed itineraries to get your planning started and can’t wait to start helping you build your ideal tour.” said Lori Johnson, director of group tour sales.

Here are just a few of our tour options:

Rotary Botanical Gardens

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Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, Wis.

Groups love Rotary Botanical Gardens, an award winning, 20-acre non-profit botanic garden, home to many dramatic and themed gardens. Some have an international focus, such as the Japanese and English Cottage gardens, while others are less formally-structured, such as the Hosta Hollow, fern and moss garden, and other seasonal displays. Much of the garden is wheelchair accessible, with wide, level paths and benches to sit and take in the surrounding beauty.  

MacFarlane Pheasants

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MacFarlane Pheasants, Janesville, Wis.

Unique to Janesville and in the game-bird business since 1929, MacFarlane Pheasants is the largest pheasant producer in North America. Motorcoach groups can enjoy a step on tour of the farm complete with a shopping trip to their unique specialty gift shop to purchase a variety of Wisconsin gourmet items. MacFarlane’s staff and owner loves catering to group tours and will help you package your treasures for your return trip.

Rock County Historical Society’s Lincoln Tallman House

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Rock County Historical Society’s Lincoln Tallman House, Janesville, Wis.

Groups immerse themselves in history with a step back in time at the Rock County Historical Society. The Lincoln-Tallman house, an Italianate-style mansion, was constructed and occupied by William Morrison Tallman, a lawyer and abolitionist in 1857. Abraham Lincoln visited in 1859. Your tour shares the reason behinds Lincoln’s extended stay. The Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center features exhibit galleries and a gift shop featuring one of a kind historical items.

Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team

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Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team, Janesville, Wis.

The Rock Aqua Jays are the most successful water ski show team in the world with 62 total tournament victories. Their free water ski shows feature trick jumping, barefooting and record setting 5 high pyramids. The expansive stadium seating and parking is perfect for large groups with a beautiful park location perfect for a pre-show picnic meal. Reserve seating is made for your group and a special recognition is given during that night’s show.

K & W Greenery

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K & W Greenery, Janesville, Wis.

The large greenhouse is open year-round, so arrange a tour for your group, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful flowers.  The K&W gift shop features favorite collectibles and stylish home décor, and is the perfect spot for the perfect gift! K&W Greenery welcomes groups, and offers specialized tours and customized classes for groups including educational lectures, holiday poinsettia tours and make-and-take creations.

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