West Bend

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West Bend

Southeast Wisconsin’s most surprising getaway destination

Located less than an hour from Milwaukee, the charming West Bend is a destination that offers the traveler a long list of “bests.”

West Bend’s Museum of Wisconsin Art is the best place in the state to see art by Wisconsin’s best artists. The Old Courthouse Museum at the center of historic Downtown West Bend is widely considered one of the finest local history museums in the Midwest. On top of that, the West Bend Sculpture Walk assembles more than two dozen works of sculpture in parks and along a scenic Riverwalk.

In addition to history and art, West Bend has some fantastic recreational offerings. The 25-mile Eisenbahn State Trail and the rolling trails of the Kettle Moraine State Forest offer southeast Wisconsin’s finest trail opportunities. West Bend is known as the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™—you’ll find more than 900 caches hidden within a ten-mile radius of town.

Taken as a whole, West Bend is just about the perfect getaway destination.  Learn more about West Bend and plan your trip today.



Monday, May 21st, 2018

Spring is an excellent time to get outdoors with your family! Check out these ways to enjoy Mother Nature with kids of any age: Paddling Rusk County is the perfect spot for family paddling and is home to four wild rivers: the Jump, Chippewa, Flambeau and Thornapple. The Chippewa River is a great place for…

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Your Guide To Wisconsin’s Best Parades

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

    Head to the parade route Good times are marching down the street—stake out a place on the curb and get ready for a classic family-friendly parade. Parades have always been part of the community fabric in Wisconsin’s cities and towns, and they remain wonderful ways to celebrate summer in Wisconsin. Kids can catch…

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Hiking in West Bend


Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The best time for a hike Fall colors are starting to appear throughout the state, so now’s the time to hit the trails! Here are some of the best spots in the state to enjoy the beauty of the season. Kettle Moraine State Forest The Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is located…

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Spring is here in Wisconsin and the warming weather is opening up new possibilities for outdoor recreation. Here are four ways – and four places – to experience the season. Birdwatching in Middleton. Just 10 minutes from Madison, you’ll find the beautiful community of Middleton, a favorite destination for spring birdwatchers. Middleton is filled with…

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Fish Fry

Three Places to Try for a Fantastic Fish Fry

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Everyone should experience a classic Wisconsin fish fry. A classic fish fry generally includes several pieces of fried fish, some type of potato and some sort of coleslaw or salad. That said, there are endless variations on the old favorite and no two restaurants agree on what constitutes a fish fry. A fish fry is…

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