Discover the Thrilling Fusion of Horses and Horsepower at Wade House’s Unmissable Event on May 11


ELKHART LAKE, Wis., - May 1, 2024 – Get ready to embark on a journey through time and tradition as the Wade House Historic Site and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum hosts its much-anticipated “Horses to Horsepower” event on Saturday, May 11, 2024. This immersive experience promises a delightful blend of heritage, horsepower, and excitement for attendees of all ages.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Road America License Plate Holders are granted exclusive access to the festivities, with doors opening to the public from 10:30 am until 3 pm. But the fun doesn’t end there – complimentary Stagecoach rides await, offering a taste of the past with every clip-clop of hooves against the ground.

For those with a passion for history and innovation, a nominal fee of $5.00 per person grants entry to tour Wade House’s Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, where the largest collection of horse-drawn carriages, sleighs, and wagons in the state of Wisconsin awaits discovery. Marvel at the craftsmanship of yesteryears and gain insight into the evolution of transportation from horse-drawn carriages to the marvels of modern machinery.

As you explore, replenish your spirits with complimentary coffee and donuts (while supplies last). But the treats don’t stop there—prepare to be captivated by engaging presentations from Greg Wieser, representing the Historic Racing Circuits of Elkhart Lake, at 11 a.m. and memories of Clif Tufte with Tufte family and community representatives and other esteemed guests at 1 p.m. Delve into the rich history of motorsports, where speed, skill, and sheer determination converge to create legends and lasting memories for thousands.

Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a curious newcomer, “Horses to Horsepower” promises an unforgettable experience that celebrates the timeless allure of horsepower in all its forms. So, mark your calendars, gather your family and friends, and join us at the Wade House Historic Site and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum on May 11 for a day of history, adventure, and the thrill of the open road. This event will take place at the Wade House Visitor Center, located at W7965 State Hwy. 23 in Greenbush, Wis.

Road America’s 2024 season schedule promises a breathtaking journey through motorsports, with each event offering its unique blend of history, competition, and excitement. Whether you’re a die-hard enthusiast or a casual spectator, Road America has something extraordinary in store for you. Mark your calendars as the roar of engines and the thrill of racing await you at America’s National Park of Speed. In all, 11 major events are open to the public in 2024 and include the NTT INDYCAR Series, the MotoAmerica Series, several vintage racing events, numerous Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events, Trans Am SpeedTour, Fanatec GT World Challenge, and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Anyone 16 and under gets in FREE when accompanied by a paying adult at the gate. For full event details and ticket information, visit  

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