Tourism Attractions in Whitewater Wisconsin area

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Innkeeper's Picks

Highway 18 Outdoor Theater

Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre (920) 674-6700

20 minute drive from the Hamilton House.

Intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 89, Jefferson, Wisconsin

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Lagrange General Store  

Cafe, Health food, Bike shop. Rent bicycles, snow shoes and cross country skis.  

Group Bike Rides, every Saturday, April through October, weather permitting. Departs at 9 am from LaGrange General Store. 30 to 40-mile bike rides. Bicycle the beautiful Kettle Moraine State Forest. Explore the less traveled and scenic named town roads and and lettered country roads. We offer everything you need to make your outdoor adventure an experience of a lifetime.

Whitewater Farmers Market
May - October.  
Saturdays 8:00am - around noon. 
True Value Hardware Parking Lot.  

Whitewater City Market
May - October
Tuesdays 3:30 - 7:30
Cravath Lakefront park

Visitors to the markets will find a wide variety of top quality locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Other items for sale at the market will be fresh homemade preserves, homemade baked goods, honey, fresh, eggs, cheese, home made soap, arts & crafts, jewelry and plants.  Along with the quality and freshness of the goods offered for sale, customers may often buy in bulk for freezing or canning.  The City market also features local food trucks, live music, and picnic area.

Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin  World's Largest Rural Life Museum

Old World Wisconsin's historic farm and village buildings comprise the world's largest museum dedicated to the history of rural life.  Journey back to the past at Old World Wisconsin — a vivid re-creation of the working farmsteads and settlements established by European immigrants in America's heartland.  Discover teams of oxen and horses working in the fields, the farm folk preparing hearty meals over wood-burning stoves, and the heirloom plants in well-tended gardens. Stroll through the Crossroads Village and chat with the town blacksmith or the keeper of the general store. Discover the true spirit of early Wisconsin.

Various workshops and events through out the year. 

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The Elegant Farmer 1545 Main Street - Mukwonago, WI
53149 - 262-363-6770


Farmers Market, Apples, Lunch and Train rides


Warm Cider Donuts, Caramel Apples, Cider, BBQ Pulled Pork, Chili and Much More
Apple varieties available for the weekend picking are posted each Thursday.

Young Auditorium

Young Auditorium
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Experience the Outstanding entertainment that abounds at UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium. Young Auditorium presents world class entertainment from Broadway's Best Musicals to Russian Ballet, from Ensemble Galilei to The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, from The Capitol Steps to 1984, plus wholesome family events with enough variety to please everyone. The 1,300 seat performing arts venue offers exceptional acoustics, pre-show discussions, an eclectic gift shop, dinners or cocktail buffets before selected events, and prior to most events a delicious selection of dessert, beverages and piano accompaniment in the Fern Young Terrace. Young Auditorium is more than a performance, it's an Arstanding experience!

National Dairy Shrine  401 Whitewater Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538; (920)563-7769.  Tuesday – Saturday 9:30AM – 4:30 PM

Discover the rich heritage of the dairy industry at the National Dairy Shrine Museum. Where else can you learn the history of ice cream, see a dog-powered butter churn and check out photos of champion cows dating back nine decades? You'll leave with a better understanding of why, for nearly 8,000 years, people have depended on the dairy cow for life-sustaining milk and a better quality of life.

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

See where good food comes from! Enjoy delicious farm-fresh food, discover the delights of the gardens and have lots of fun. Whole Farm Community workshops provide a hands-on introduction and teach you practical usage for these every day farm life skills and more! Whether you're a busy parent or grandparent, an amateur gardener, a student or you're looking for a new hobby, these workshops can give you an easy jump start to using traditional farm life skills that provide healthy alternatives and are viable (and fun!) in our busy, modern lives.

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours
Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

During your adventure a story of nature and history unfolds before you while you experience the exhilaration of zip-flying from tree to tree. Everyone is guaranteed to walk away with memories to last a lifetime. Our unique setting combines a bit of knowledge about the flora, fauna and local history with heart pumping fun and excitement.

Rock River

Rock River /  Lake Koshkonong Recreational Area.

Whether your idea of fun is to catch some fish, or catch some rays, you'll have a blast exploring our waters. At over 10,000 acres, Lake Koshkonong is one of the largest lakes in Wisconsin, and when combined with the adjacent Rock River, you'll have over 25 miles of navigable waterway to explore and enjoy. Whether you love skiing and tubing, fishing or kayaking, there's plenty of elbow room on the water for everyone to enjoy.
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Boating and fishing in Wisconsin's fresh water.  Learn More....

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the wide range of freshwater choices.  Purchase your Wiscsonsin fishing license on line and learn about the local hot spots and from local fishing bloggers.    License fees help pay for fishery and hatchery management, habitat development and protection, endangered species programs, fishing and conservation education, lake maps and other publications, and many other valuable programs.

Galleries

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Whitewater Cultural Art Center Local Gallery showcasing variety of art forms.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM. 402 W.Main Street, next to Hamilton House.

Savory Sounds Concert Series at the Birge Fountain Thursdays June -August

Bring your own lunch or order lunch from participating vendors while enjoying music by local musicians. Great variety of styles.  “Let the melody, aroma and the beauty of the day lure you to the Birge Fountain..."  After enjoying the music, explore the exhibits at the Cultural Arts Center.  

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Greenhill Center of the Arts

The College of Arts & Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater produces a varied menu of arts events taking place on campus. The Greenhill Center of the Arts houses the Theatre/Dance Department, Department of Music and Art Department as well as the facilities for those departments. Light Recital Hall, Barnett Theatre, Hicklin Studio Theatre, and Grossman Gallery are places where you can find arts events happening on campus.

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Sculpture Walk 

The self-guided and free Sculpture Whitewater Walking Tour offers art lovers and walking enthusiasts the opportunity to stroll the beautiful UW-Whitewater campus and the historic Whitewater downtown while viewing an impressive collection of public art works. These works of art (many funded through the Wisconsin Arts Board "Percent for Art" program) reflect varied styles and highlight the work of local and regional artists
Local Artists
Local Artists on Display at:

  • Sweet Spot
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Cultural Citizens Bank
  • Green Hill Center
  • Sculpture Walk
  • Studio 84

Wineries, Orchards

Berries
Steffen's Cherry Orchard
Staller Vineyard
Apple Barn
Elegant Farmer
Vetro Winery
NorthLeaf Winery

Golf

Golfcourse
Evergreen Golf
Prairie Woods
Whitewater Country Club

Theater

Theather Hamilton House
Young Auditorium
Armory of Janesville
Performing Arts
Millies
Central Coast
Cinemas of Whitewater

Live Music

Live Music
Cafe Carp
Staller Winery
Evergreen Golf