Area Attracions

Theater

SEPTEMBER – APRIL

930 West Main Street on the UW-Whitewater campus 

(262) 472-2222

Music, Theater, Dance, and more. Select the link above to see the current schedule.

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 Artstanding experience!


LIVE THEATER IN THE ROUND.

Professional productions change often.  

Check out their site for details. Fort Atkinson – 1131 Janesville Ave.  (800) 477-9505 or (920) 563-9505 – www.firesidetheatre.com

HIGHWAY 18 OUTDOOR MOVIE THEATRE (920) 674-6700A 20-MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE HAMILTON HOUSE.THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 18 AND HIGHWAY 89, JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN


Local Movie Theater offers comfortable seating and great prices. 


Live Music

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CAFE CARPE

18 S WATER ST W, FORT ATKINSON, WI. 1 (920) 563-9391

LIVE MUSIC AND CAFE ALONG THE ROCK RIVER.


CONCERT SERIES AT THE BIRGE FOUNTAIN

Thursdays during June and July.  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.  Select the link above for the current schedule. 


When you attend a house concert at The Barn, expect to connect with the artist, the music, and new friends.  Friends, family, and neighbors gather at the Barn to enjoy musical artists of all styles in a private “house concert” setting.

Check out their intimate live music venue for shows and admittance details. 


Galleries

WHITEWATER CULTURAL ART CENTER LOCAL GALLERY SHOWCASING A VARIETY OF ART FORMS.

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

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 for 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.


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 artworks. 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’ WORKS ON DISPLAY AT

  • Sweet Spot
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Studio 84

History Tours

W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle

(262) 594-6304,

Click Here For More Information

World’s Largest Rural Life MuseumOld 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 offered throughout the year. 


WHITEWATER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 

ADDRESS: 301 W WHITEWATER ST, WHITEWATER, WI 53190

PHONE: (262) 743-6820


 NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE  

401 WHITEWATER AVENUE

FORT ATKINSON, WI 53538; (920)563-7769.  

TUESDAY – SATURDAY 9:30 AM – 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. 


Markets

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, handmade soap, arts & crafts, jewelry, and plants.  Along with the quality and freshness of the products 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.


WHITEWATER FARMERS MARKET

MAY – OCTOBER.  

SATURDAYS 8:00 AM – AROUND NOON. 

TRUE VALUE HARDWARE PARKING LOT.  


2894 ON MAIN

SMALL ORGANIC MARKET AND CAFE

ADDRESS: 2894 MAIN ST, EAST TROY, WI 53120

PHONE: (262) 642-9600


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

STEFFEN’S CHERRY ORCHARD


Wineries

  • Staller Vineyard
  • Apple Barn
  • NorthLeaf Winery

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 everyday 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.


 Golf

  • Evergreen Golf
  • Prairie Woods
  • Willow Brook Country Club

Recreation

LAGRANGE GENERAL STORE

Cafe, Health food, Bike shop. Rent bicycles, snowshoes, 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 lettered country roads. We offer everything you need to make your outdoor adventure an experience of a lifetime.


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 /  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.


BOATING AND FISHING

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the wide range of freshwater choices.  Purchase your Wisconsin fishing license online 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.


Hamilton House Bed & Breakfast

Premier Lodging in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Park