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Driftless Region
Welcome to Viroqua, Wisconsin, your Doorway to the Driftless Area, a region of unglaciated, mountainous terrain known as the Ocooch Mountains and breath-catching deep-carved valleys, or coulees, drained by hundreds of cold-spring streams.  Visitors are discovering the many attractions of this scenic corner of the Upper Midwest…trout fishing our Class A blue
ribbon streams, cycling our back country roads, sampling the fruits of local vineyards and orchards… hiking, hunting or just hanging out on Main Street for a visit that will help you discover what you’ve been looking for all along.  We’ll even tell you the real meaning of “Driftless”!

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  Driftless Area
- dramatic hills located in southwestern Wisconsin and parts
   of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota that were untouched by the receding glaciers
   15,000 years ago.
- name given to the Kickapoo valley hills, stretching from Spring
   Green to Viroqua, that were once home to a small band of Indians called
   the Ocoche. To the Native Americans, Ocooch literally meant “waters with
   many fish”.

Photos taken by: Dr. Tony Macasaet and Carolyn Solverson

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