Towns & Heritage
Enjoy changing exhibitions at the Seippel Center for the Arts, shop at one of the city’s quilting/sewing stores, including the headquarters of Nancy’s Notions for sewing enthusiasts. Downtown Beaver Dam offers antique stores, a variety of restaurants, the region’s largest craft and hobby store and the Dodge County Historical Society Museum for history buffs.
Enjoy the area’s natural attractions, our cultural offerings, great restaurants, fine lodging and the warm, friendly service that greets you at our local businesses. Small town America is alive and well in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. There is something for everyone in Beaver Dam. The chamber of commerce is located in a 1901 Train Depot on the National Register of Historic Places, in downtown Beaver Dam.
From the ripple of a wave to the roar of a snowmobile, the lake has many activities for all interests in all seasons.
Our resorts and lakeside community continually host fishing events, ice races, and guided or rented boat tours.
If you find that one day justisn't enough time to enjoy the repose of the lake atmosphere, rent a cabin on the water and let the crickets serenade you to sleep.
While visiting our lake community, be sure to venture downtown. Freckled with personality, Fox Lake emits a warm reception to the inquisitive visitor. If you ever find you've lost your way, just ask any of the locals and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Try your hand at a round of golf on our pristine 18-hole course, or stop in for ice cream at our nostalgic Drive In. Peruse our vintage and specialty shops, or take a dip in our aquatic center designed for young and old alike. For the refined palette, we offer wine tastings, concerts in the park, and fine dining.
Located only minutes northwest of Milwaukee, Hartford has much to offer visitors. The historic downtown features a number of specialty shops and restaurants, as well as the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, which has a collection of automobiles spanning more than a century and the Schauer Arts Center. Hartford is also home to the Historic Chandelier Ballroom, as well as the Wisconsin's busiest bar and restaurant, The Mineshaft. A visit should include Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary and Pike Lake State Park.
Horicon is a city of 4,000 and is located at the southernmost tip of Horicon Marsh. It is one northeast of Madison and one hour northwest of Milwaukee. Horicon is an outstanding place to live and do business.
Enjoy our small town atmosphere and charm. Visit The Mercantile (a modern day general store with a selection of fine wines, cheese, treats and many specialty items), Mike’s Hardware (an old time hardware store with memorabilia from the past), Impact By Dzine (beautiful tile art displays, apparel, signs, souvenirs and print shop), Rock River Salon & Tanning (hair care & tanning salon), Robin’s Countryside Gardens (garden center and gift shop). Enjoy our hospitality and fine dining at Lake St. Inn, Days Gone By, Teddy’s, or Joan’s Country Cookin’. Relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Lake Sinissippi from the deck of Sinissippi Lake Pub.
Launch your boat at Neider Park and see firsthand the beauty of Lake Sinissippi. Visit our Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from late May through October. Tour the John Hustis House/Museum, open from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays, June through September.
Enjoy Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, June through August in Memorial Park. Come visit us. You’ll be glad you did!
A kiosk with local information is located in Memorial Park at the intersection of W. Juneau St. and N. Ridge St. Check us out at www.hustisford.com for more information.
A man named Martin Rich settled Juneau in 1845 and was originally called Victory. It was later named after Paul Juneau, a prominent citizen. Juneau was incorporated as a village in 1865.
Juneau is located about three miles west of the Rock River. Two local cities are on the Rock River. One, Hustisford, Wisconsin, is on a lake called Sinnissippi and affords recreation and historical sites. Horicon is on the marsh, which is formed from the Rock River and is known as the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. This marsh attracts wild life, which changes seasonally, and gives boat tours.
We are located on the Rock River in Dodge County, the historic gateway to the Horicon Marsh. You will be captivated by our ease of life and thoroughly enjoyable setting.
Enjoy this sportsman and naturalist’s paradise where fishing, hunting and birding, exploring and hiking are all complimentary leisure activities throughout the area including the renowned Horicon Marsh and Indian effigy mounds.
Stroll along walks bordering the Rock River and through our community filled with homes featuring preservation efforts, and a variety of architectural styles.
Explore the past as you visit two museums rich in historic artifacts, photography and memorabilia from the ironworks of our years gone by and our surprising local industrial enterprises in the city of today.
Browse our Historic Downtown or the West Side, both with a blend of unique shops, services, restaurants and inns.
Return To Mayville where natural beauty, historical sites and friendly and industrious people await you throughout the year.
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.
Art, Antiques & Shopping Galore!
Our 9-block historic downtown makes for a memorable shopping experience whether you fancy boutiques, antiques, art, jewelry, (fine or artisan), music, or anything in between!
The Watertown Farmers Market is held in Riverside Park every Tuesday (May through mid-November) 7am to 12pm, with a 2nd weekly Farmers Market held each Thursday (August through October), in the parking lot of the Watertown Public Library on Water St. from 3-6pm.
Try one of the "Best 101 Burgers in America" at Zweig's Grill or favor a true Wisconsin dining experience at Elias Inn or Donny's Girl, both excellent supper club choices! Other choices for dining in Watertown include: Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub, Amados, El Mariachi, Two Sisters Café, Sake House Japanese Restaurant, and so many more. Many offer excellent facilities for groups and parties. Specialty coffee shops are always a favorite and offer more than just coffee, including jewelry, books, coffee accessories, and fresh ingredient menu items. Get your first cup at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Tribeca Gallery Café and Books, or Latte Donatte. To complete your dining experience, a stop at Watertown's iconic Mullen's Dairy Bar is a must!
The talented Watertown Players provide the city with theatrical productions. There is always music in the air, with the Watertown Municipal Band playing seasonally. Watertown enjoys the privilege of being home base for The 1st Brigade Band, a nationally known Civil War era band which plays 19th century music on period instruments.
Each year, Watertown is host to over 50 public events and festivals. Riverfest, a FREE four-day music festival is held annually in August. It features nationally known entertainers, a carnival, classic car show, craft show, fireworks, and over a dozen local restaurants on site.
Watertown's beauty lends a great backdrop for the many races the city hosts. Participate in a 5k, 10k, or half marathon, bike through the countryside in Tour Da Goose, or run/bike/run in the Share the Road Duathlon. The views won't disappoint.
Watertown has many fall and winter events including Pumpkin Palooza, Women's Only Weekend, the Holiday Parade of Homes, Christmas Parade of Lights, visits with Santa and so much more!
Waupun offers great festivals, a year-round auditorium event series and many other family-friendly activities including bicycling, outdoor swimming, golfing, camping, hiking, bird watching, fishing, canoeing, and more! It is also home to 12 beautiful parks, perfect for picnicking, playing or relaxing. Campsites are available at the Waupun County Park located northwest of the city, connected by a recreational trail to the city.
Known as the "City of Sculpture", Waupun offers an outdoor gallery of seven original bronze sculptures, with the feature piece in the collection being the renowned "End of the Trail," by James Earl Fraser. For additional information on the City’s sculptures visit the Tourism section of the City of Waupun website.
Check out a full listing of Waupun area events by visiting the Waupun Festivals website at www.waupunfestivals.com. Waupun Festivals, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the City of Waupun by highlighting our quality of life through a variety of cultural events and fun-filled experiences.