Plan Your Visit

Big Top is a little off the beaten path, but is so worth the journey. Find out where to stay, eat and see by visiting our “Plan Your Visit” page.

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Directions from Bayfield:

Venue Location: 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield, WI 54814
Washburn Box Office: 101 West Bayfield St., Washburn, WI 54891

Follow highway 13 south about 3 miles to Ski Hill Road then turn right (watch for the blue “Big Top Chautauqua” sign). We are located at the very top of Ski Hill Road at the base of the Mt. Ashwabay Ski Hill.

Directions from the intersection of US Highway 2 and Highway 13, west of Ashland:
Follow Highway 13 for 8 miles past Washburn to Ski Hill Road then turn left (watch for the blue “Big Top Chautauqua” sign). We are located at the very top of Ski Hill Road at the base of the Mt. Ashwabay Ski Hill.

Chambers of Commerce & Travel Information

Bayfield County Tourism & Recreation 800-472-6338
Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy 715-779-5283
Ashland Area Chamber 800-284-9484, Ashland, Marengo, Sanborn
Bayfield Area Chamber & Visitor Bureau
Belanger Settlement Historical Society 
Cable Area Chamber 
Cornucopia Business Association 
Duluth International Airport
Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore 

Hayward Area Chamber
Herbster Community Club
Iron River Area Chamber
 715-372-8558, Brule, Delta, Iron River, Oulu, Port Wing
Lake Superior South Shore Towns
Port Wing, Herbster & Cornucopia
Madeline Island Chamber
Mellen Chamber
Port Wing
Visitor Magazine
Washburn Chamber

Adventures & Charters

Apostle Islands Cruise Service
Motion-To-Go Scooter & Bike Rental, Madeline Island
Mt. Ashwabay Mountain Biking
Superior Trails Scenic travel on and around Lake Superior


Apostle Islands National Lakeshore 715-779-3397
Bayfield Heritage Center 715-779-5958
Bayfield Heritage Walking Tour 715-779-5958
Bayfield Winery 715-779-5404
Chequamegon National Forest
Legendary Waters Casino
 Red Cliff 
Madeline Island Ferry Line
Madeline Island Museum 
715-747-2415 -
Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center 1-715-685-9983
StageNorth Theater Washburn, 715-373-1194 - Community Theatre
Washburn Cultural Center Washburn, 715-373-5591


Apostle Island Area Campground Bayfield
Ashland Kreher Park Ashland
Dalrymple Campground
Memorial Campground
Red Cliff Campground
Thompson W. End Campground

Dining & Bars


The Alley Pizza
Breakwater Cafe 
American/1808 Lake Shore Dr. 715-682-8388
Deepwater Grille 
American & Brewery 
South Shore Brewery American & Brewery 


Good Thyme - Local Specialties
Coco Artisan Bakery & Cafe  
Fresh bread, pastries, breakfast, & lunch.


Egg Toss Bakery Cafe Breakfast, 715-779-5181
Ethel’s at 250 
Pizza & Pasta, 715-779-0293
 Local Specialties
Local Specialties
Rittenhouse Inn 
Fine Dining 
Wild Rice
 Devine Fine Dining, 715-779-9881


Delta Diner Classic American Food located Delta, WI


Northland College 715-682-1699 

Galleries & Artists

Eckels Pottery & Fine Craft Gallery 85205 Hwy 13, Bayfield, WI
Native Spirit Gifts & Gallery 715-779-9550, 3.5 Miles North of Bayfield



AmericInn Waterpark & Conference Center 
Ashland Super 8
Ashland Lake Superior Lodge 

Hotel Chequamegon


North Coast Inn & Chalets (715) 373-5512
Washburn Inn

Bayfield/Madeline Island

Apostle Islands Realty & Rentals 800-514-6700
Bayfield Inn
Cooper Hill House B&B 
DePerry’s on the Lake 
Harbor’s Edge Motel 
Old Rittenhouse Inn
Sailor’s Solace 715-779-3320
Seagull Bay Motel 715-779-5558
Siskiwit Bay Lodge B&B 
Cornucopia 715-742-3900
Winfield Inn
Woodside Cottages 715-779-5600

Marinas/Marine Services

Port Superior Marina 
Washburn Marina

Orchards/Fruit, Flower Farms & Wineries

Bayfield Winery 715-779-5404
Apple Company 800-363-4526
Hauser’s Superior View Farms 

Professional Services

Ashland Memorial Medical Center 1615 Maple Lane 
Bayfield Electric Cooperative

Benefit Integrations 715-373-0456
Bremer Bank 
Chippewa Valley Bank 715-779-5128
Enviromed Design Group 512-707-7400
Fauerback & Martell S.C. 715-682-91511
Northern State Bank 

Northland NewsCenter 
St. Mary’s Duluth Clinic 
Ashland, 715-685-7500
Upwrite Press
Wild Oat Audio 
Wisconsin Public Radio

Xcel Energy 
Yellow Book

Real Estate & Builders

Apostle Islands Realty & Rentals Bayfield, 800-514-6700 
Brickyard Creek 
Edmunds & Company Washburn, 877-378-4403
Tim Brown Construction Ashland, 715-682-5037


Custom Carpet Ashland, 715-682-2916
Keeper of the Light Bayfield, 715-779-5619
Omer Nelson Electric Ashland
Star Liquor
Stove and Fireplace Works Ashland, 715-682-4331
Washburn IGA 
- Washburn, 226 W. Bayfield St, Washburn, 715-373-5566
What Goes ‘Round
 Bayfield, 715-779-5223

Service Organizations

Alliance for Sustainability
Ashland Senior Center 
Civic Center Ashland