Whether you enjoy history, outdoor adventure, indoor activities, great food, or an excellent shopping experience, Watertown is the place for you.
History enthusiasts will delight in Watertown's rich heritage and historical sites, including the Octagon House Museum and America's First Kindergarten which are open to visitors from May-October with guided tours. Don’t miss the Octagon House Ice Cream Social with 1st Brigade Band Concert held every August, and the Antique and Art Show held in September.
Nine walking/driving tour brochures guide you through historic neighborhoods, commercial districts, highlighting historical architecture, ghost signs and murals, and local haunting legends. The brochures are available through the Chamber of Commerce.
The Dodge-Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society offers assistance for beginners and experienced family history researchers.
Watertown offers an abundance of outdoor recreation. Kayakers will enjoy paddling the Rock River Trail. Watertown's ample park system is sure to impress visitors with 22 parks covering over 263 acres. Wooded walking trails, a 21-hole Frisbee golf course, skate park, fishing areas, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, ice skating, cross country skiing, and playgrounds are among the many amenities offered. Don't miss the Watertown Aquatic Center, featuring water slides and other wet and wild activities for all ages.
If golf is on the agenda, visit Windwood of Watertown, a public golf course, which includes outstanding amenities and appeals to a variety of skill levels. For indoor activities, bowl a few frames at Watertown Bowl, catch a movie at Towne Cinema, get creative at Set-Apart-Art, or have some fun at Skate Express Family Roller Rink. Visitors may also take a coffee class at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, learning how to roast, grind, and brew the perfect cup of coffee.