June 12 – 18, 2020

Wisc-UP 2020 Loveland International US-20 Caravan

Hosted by Bill Scheuerell & Ginny Janssen


  • Reservation will be accepted from members not affiliated with the Wisc-UP Club after April 1, 2020
  • Reservations will close when 10 reservations have been made or May 1, 2020
  • The caravan will be limited to 10 rigs
  • The caravan fee has not been determined.  The current estimate is $44 per person
  • The caravan will depart from Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester, IA on June 12, 2020
  • Each caravan member will make their own campground reservations, but only three of the seven campgrounds will accept reservations.  Those that don’t take reservations will have sites.
  • We will stay one night in each campground
  • The total highway driving distance of the caravan is about 1,100 miles from the Wisconsin/Iowa state line
  • The route will generally follow US-20 across Iowa, visiting various points of interest along the way, cross into Nebraska at Sioux City and stay on US-20 until we turn south to drive through the Nebraska Sand Hills.  The final campground on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 is about 60 miles from the 63rd International Rally venue in Loveland.
  • The longest driving day is 264 miles.
  • A thorough Driver’s Manual will be provided.

Here follows a summary of the route.  The first leg shown from Dubuque to Manchester is not actually part of the caravan:


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Miles           Drive Time—distance and time head each segment
49                  0:57
From            WI US-151 Rest Area 1, at the Mississippi
To                  Delaware County Fair Grounds, Manchester, IA $17 30 amps/water, 500 sites,
                      no reservation

Departure rendezvous; the caravan starts in Manchester

                    A detour to Field of Dreams would add about 9 mi; 22 min driving time round trip
                    Field of Dreams movie location, 28995 Lancing Road, Dyersville, IA


Friday, June 12, 2020
55                1:01
From            Delaware County Fair Grounds, Manchester, IA
To                  George Wyth State Park, Waterloo, IA reservations accepted after 3/12/20, $16 standard electric

                        In Waterloo:

  • John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum free
  • Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum: Iowa vets Civil War to present $12, $6 vets
  • Dinner:  Galleria de Paco restaurant; Sistine Chapel in Spray Paint.  Tour, Documentary Film, Four Course Dinner, and One Drink $44.  Included in caravan fee.


Saturday, June 13, 2020
102               1:42
From             George Wyth State Park, Waterloo, IA
To                  Fort Museum and Frontier Village with Replica of the Cardiff Giant, Fort Dodge, IA

4                     0:08
From              Fort Museum and Frontier Village, Fort Dodge, IA
To                   Largest Silo Mural in Iowa

43                  0:55
From             Largest Silo Mural in Iowa
To                   Grotto of the Redemption Campground, West Bend, IA no reservations

150 miles total for Saturday, June 13, 2020


Sunday, June 14, 2020
143               2:36
From             Grotto of the Redemption Campground, West Bend, IA
To                   Scenic Park Campground, South Sioux City, NE reservations accepted after 1/1/20 In Sioux City, IA:

  • Lewis & Clark, Interpretive Center, Sioux City, IA (Closed Mondays)


Monday, June 15, 2020
106               2:03
From            Scenic Park Campground, South Sioux City, NE
To                   Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historic Park, Royal, NE $8/vehicle plus $7pp, allow 1½ - 2 hrs.

56                  1:10
From              Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historic Park, Royal, NE
To                   Stuart, NE Community Park $15 no reservations, showers available but maybe
                       no hookups

162 miles total for Monday, June 15, 2020


Tuesday, June 16, 2020
97                  1:39
From            Stuart NE Community Park
To                  Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Marsh Lakes Overlook (Sand Hills orientation

167               2:57
From            Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Marsh Lakes Overlook
To                   Carhenge, Alliance, NE
                        J&C Lawn Service & RV Park, Alliance, NE no reservations
                        Sunset Motel and RV Park, Alliance, NE 
264 miles total on Tuesday, June 16, 2020


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
148               2:29
From            Carhenge, Alliance, NE
To                   Terry Bison Ranch, Cheyenne, WY
                       (307) 634-4171 full $48, electric/water $42, Dry $30
                       “Train” rides into a bison herd, several restaurant options


Thursday, June 18, 2020
57.9              0:54
From            Terry Bison Ranch, Cheyenne, WY
To                   5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO (63rd WBCCI International)

(June 20 – 27, 2020  63rd International Rally Loveland Co)