Plan Your Visit
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Plan Your Visit

You are welcome to explore Kinstone in a self-guided manner during our standard open hours, May through October, as noted below. NOTE: If you want to visit at any other times or in other seasons, please Contact Us first to make arrangements. Every time you visit, please stop to read the message boards on our Information Kiosks located in the parking areas for updates, upcoming events, and to pay your entrance fee. Please stop in the Education Center (when it’s open!) to sign in and leave comments to let us know who you are are where you are from! If you wish to have a guided experience, that can be arranged with advance notice; please see the Tours/Field Trips page for more information.

IMPORTANT: The majority of visitors enter and experience this sacred place in a self-guided manner. Our Education Center is staffed the majority of the time, however, we do lock it up when we are out on the land or if we step away for appointments, to run errands, or attend to other tasks, including extended family care. We do our best to provide self-service guidance on our Information Kiosk message boards, however; if it is important to you to meet with someone, speak with staff, arrange a private tour, or enter our Education Center please Contact Us at least 24-hours in advance to be sure a staff member is present at the time of your visit. Thank you!! 

Standard Open Hours

10am to 6pm Daily, May 1 – October 31

Seasonal Schedule

Winter: CLOSED ~ (Nov 1 – April 30)  (Exceptions may be made for planned events and prearranged visits.)

Cost

General Admission: $5/person 8 years old and older

Child Admission: $2/child under 8 years old

NOTE: Infants under 2yrs old are FREE

How to Pay

Place your cash payment in a Payment Dropbox at Kinstone. Find Payment Dropboxes attached to the Information Kiosks near the Visitor Parking areas. Note that checks are not accepted at this time without prior approval by the Director of Kinstone. If you wish to pay by credit card, click on Online Admission Payment and/or see the directions for How to Pay in Advance or Online below.  IMPORTANT: Cash is the preferred payment method. Please come prepared with cash in the correct amount; as it is not always possible for someone to be there to make change for you. Only if/when the Education Building is open and staffed, can we make change for you.

How to Pay in Advance or Online

You may pay in advance or pay by credit card through an online transaction on our website. Please click on Online Admission Payment to make your payment. This will work whether you have just one or multiple people in your party, including any children under 8. The receipt will indicate the number of tickets purchased for the selected date. Kinstone is notified when your online payment is received. At this time we do not require that you present the receipt (printed hardcopy or electronic copy shown on your smartphone or tablet) upon arrival at Kinstone; however, you may do so if you wish. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. If you do decide to bring your hardcopy receipt with you, please do the following: once payment is confirmed, print the receipt, bring a copy of the receipt with you to Kinstone, write the names of each of the visitors covered by this payment on the receipt, and place the receipt in the Payment Dropbox when you arrive. Thank you!

Guidelines for Visitors

KINSTONE HAS THE FOLLOWING BASIC RULES

please respect these and take care that your children respect them, too

1.      Do not climb on any stones or structures for any reason.

2.      If you go through a closed gate or door, close it behind you again.

3.      Do not feed the animals and do not open any animal pens or pastures for any reason.

4.      Use quiet voices and gentle language as much as possible so as not to disturb others, especially any who may be practicing meditation or contemplation.

5.      “Leave No Trace” – if you bring anything in with you, make sure you take it all out with you again, including any and all trash.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your respectful presence on this sacred land. 

  • WHAT TO DO UPON ARRIVAL:
    • Ensure you are parked in the correct place (see Parking Information poster on the Information Kiosk Message Board)
    • Ensure you are here during OPEN HOURS (see Standard Hours & Fees poster on the Information Kiosk Message Board)
    • Pay your entrance fee (see Standard Hours & Fees poster on the Information Kiosk Message Board)
    • If you are visiting, you may pick up a map and other information in the Education Center or the Dragon’s Keep Welcome Center. Currently our guest book is in the Education Center – please stop in (if/when the building is open) and leave us a comment before you go!
    • If you are here for an event or appointment, proceed to the designated meeting place.
    • When walking around Kinstone, please stay on the mowed paths. Thank you!
  • PORTABLE TOILETS are available for your comfort. One is on the east side of the Education Center and another is near the road near the Event Parking Area.
  • NO SMOKING except in designated area (only on one end of the Education Center Porch)
  • NO ALCOHOL – alcohol may not be brought in by visitors.
  • CHILDREN under 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed for personal use only. No commercial photography or formal photo sessions are allowed without a permit and prior arrangement.
  • Permission, prior arrangements and in some cases, permits, are required for: drones, drone photography, commercial or professional photography, formal photo sittings/sessions, fires, picnics, large groups, and special events. Contact Kinstone to inquire.
  • DOGS are allowed when on a leash and only when there are no events in progress. Owners must clean up after their dogs and ensure they are not disruptive to others.
  • Important Note: There are neighborhood dogs that sometimes run loose around Kinstone. Firmly tell them to “Go Home!” DO NOT ENGAGE WITH THESE DOGS! Do not pet or reach out to them in any way, even if they seem friendly. Kinstone discourages visits by these dogs and Kinstone assumes NO responsibility for the actions of these dogs.
  • Enjoy your visit! Please use common sense, kindness and courtesy at all times!

Make sure to visit the Education Building whenever it is open. This is where you can:

  • Sign our Guest Book – Be sure to leave a comment… we love comments!
  • Get a drink of water – Cold water is available for your refreshment… please bring your own water bottle or drinking vessel to fill. We do not have bottled water.
  • See our Permaculture Master Plan
  • Purchase an item from our store 
  • Relax in the library with a book
  • Talk to us if we are in. We love to hear where you are from and how you came to be at Kinstone!

NOTICE: Kinstone is a privately owned megalith park. In order to maintain the property we charge an admission fee. Place your cash admission payment in the bright blue Payment Boxes that are attached to the Information Kiosk Message Boards near our parking areas. Thank you.

Directions / Getting to Kinstone

Kinstone Circle. Photo by: Jim Barmore of Harrier Geographics.

Kinstone
S3439 Cole Bluff Lane
Fountain City, WI 54629
608-687-3332

Kinstone is located outside of Fountain City, Wisconsin on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, across from Winona, Minnesota. Kinstone is just a short 35 minute drive from LaCrosse, WI, 2.5 hours from the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area; 3 hours from Madison; and 5 hours from Chicago! Come out and see us!

There are multiple transportation options for getting to Kinstone, including planes, trains, buses and shuttles. Get to Winona, Minnesota and you are almost there! Click on DIRECTIONS to get turn-by-turn driving directions as well as more specifics about air, bus, and train options.

Once you arrive, follow posted signs for Visitor Parking in either the Dragonview parking area (currently gravel) or the Riverview parking area (currently grass). See further directions in the Parking/Arrival section. Thank you!

To find Kinstone by using Google Maps please CLICK HERE.

LEARN MORE
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  • Kinstone Flora and Fauna

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Our Mission

Kinstone blends conscious care of the Earth with art to form sacred spaces that invite and inspire people to connect with and experience the creative power of the land to transform, energize and revive the body, mind and spirit.

Read More About Our Vision, Mission, & Values

Visitor Comments

“This place is utterly, unspeakably beautiful.” ~Janee H.

“I did not expect to feel as if I had come home when I visited Kinstone. And, like going home, I will return. There is much there that stirs me, and leads me to reflection and peace. Thank you.” ~Kathy Z.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 21

Winter Solstice Sunrise Observance 2018

December 21 @ 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Fountain City WI
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