A small, rugged community, Black River Falls is located along I-94. It is home to the black bear, timer wolves, the endangered Karner Blue butterfly and the Millis Transfer Headquarters.
Nestled in Black River Country, the community is a convenient destination for outdoor adventure and offers miles and miles of wilderness trails.
The fun doesn’t end there. About an hour away from Millis Transfer, six very large storage tanks can be found. Constructed in the late 1960s at the G. Heilman Brewery, they represent the state’s affinity for brewing up good lager.
Painted to resemble cans of Old Style Lager, the storage tanks became a common image on postcards and it wasn’t long before the giant size beer cans were dubbed the “World’s Largest Six Pack.”
While the exhibit underwent a few changes throughout the years, it is still standing. They say the volume of the exhibited six pack would fill more than seven million twelve-ounce cans—enough for a six-pack a day for 3,351 years!
According to RoadsideAmerica.Com, there used to be a colorful statue of Gambrinus, the “King of Beer,” that stood across the street from the exhibit of the six pack. Gambrinus, credited with inventing beer, could be seen hoisting a golden goblet of suds and was a fun statue to photograph, until the statue went out of service for repairs. A newly renovated version of Gambrinus is expected to arrive sometime in 2016.
If the 235+ miles of wilderness trails the area has to offer or the fun tribute to the state’s proud beer brewing history were not enough, The Millis Transfer Headquarters is also close to Wazee Lake.
Considered a man-made wonder, Wazee Lake was once the site of a Iron Mine Quarry, with massive pumps that kept it dry. As noted in TravelWisconsin.Com, the mine closed in 1983, pumps were shut down, and the 355-foot quarry, including roads and a forest, were buried underwater.
Wazee Lake is one of the best scuba diving locations in the Midwest. It offers divers a chance to follow abandoned mining roads, swim through the underwater forest, and explore a shipwreck. The lake also has crystal clear water, is open year-round and offers visibility up to 60 feet in the winter months.
Take a look around. You’ll find there’s a long list of reasons to visit Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Perhaps none so rewarding, however, as the driver training and career opportunities available through Millis Transfer. One visit and we know you’ll love it. Just give us a call–we’ll navigate you here.
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning the company dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.