Milton House Museum
Recently declared a nationally acclaimed museum, the Milton House is Milton’s claim to fame! Joseph Goodrich and his family was one of the first people to build a building that was made out of grout. It was originally an inn for tired passersby’s where they could stay for the night and board their horses there as well. During the Civil War, the building was a part of the Underground Railroad and the remains of a hidden passageway from the main building to the family cabin still remains today. To find out more information please call 608-868-1698. The museum is located on 18 S. Janesville St. in Milton.
Founded in 1844 The Milton College served students until it closed in 1982. Found in Main Hall you will find a collection of memerabilia and history of the college and it's students. Located at 513 College St. Check the web site for events and hours.
This building was originally a grain warehouse built in the fashion of Joseph Goodrich’s buildings. Since it has been built, the grain warehouse has held 4 businesses one of which included a blacksmith shop. The additional recorded businesses were the Badger Garage and Machine Company, The Park Place Garage and the Sunnyview Apple Orchard Warehouse.. In 2007, construction of an addition and restoration of the building began in order to become the home of Northeleaf Winery, which officially opened in 2009. Come and enjoy wine tastings and music in this quaint and historic building. This building is located at 232 S. Janesville St in Milton, and you can reach the business at 608-580-0575.
Goodrich Hall and Antiques
This is Milton’s premier antique shop located in a former dormitory for the Milton College. Inside there are antiques provided by the owner, Terry Williamson, and by local venders around Milton. Come and enjoy the historic atmosphere of this building while you shop for antiques. This establishment is located at 501College St. and the phone number is 868-3651.
Trendy & affordable fashion, footwear, accessories & MORE!
The Old Junction Mill/ Red Rooster
Come and visit this beautifully renovated 150 year old feed mill in historic Milton, Wisconsin. The building was once home to a feed mill, and was recently transformed to hold three businesses within the building. Included are Red Rooster unique gifts, Peddlers Loft and a basement full of unique crafts and antiques. For more information please call 608-868-5555. This business is located at 613 W Madison Ave in Milton.
Sterling North Museum
The boyhood Home and Museum of Sterling North, world renowned editor and author of Rascal, So Dear to my Heart, The Wolfing, and 28 other books plus poetry, opens April 5 - Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:30 PM - through December 20 or by appointment. The home has been restored to its 1917 setting and is furnished with authentic antiques. The museum houses North's desk and typewriter and many family artifacts, photos, books and memorabilia. A restored barn and the grounds are part of the tour.
** To find out more about Edgerton, please visit: Edgerton Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln Tallman House
Established in 1857, the Lincoln Tallman House is Janesville’s award-winning historic house museum. Tour this Italian villa style mansion where Abraham Lincoln was a guest in 1859.
A 20-acre non-profit botanic garden is home to many dramatic and themed gardens. Some have an international focus, such as the Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English Cottage Gardens. Also included are less formally-structured gardens including one of very few Fern and Moss gardens recognized by the Hardy Fern Foundation in the United States, as well as shade, Prairie and Woodland Gardens. On-site are also a visitor center, gift shop and a beautiful facility that may be rented for wedding receptions, reunions, meetings, etc.
Janesville Jets Hockey Team
A North American Hockey League team located in Janesville, WI, the Janesville Jets provide excitement and entertainment for the whole family. F
Janesville Performing Arts Center
The performing arts community in Janesville finally has a place to call home!! Janesville Performing Arts Center's unique setting lends it character. It is the site of the original Janesville High School, which opened in 1923. The Auditorium is full of wonderful examples of 1920s architecture. From the Prairie Style stained glass and ornate plaster molding to the original massive light fixtures, the Center is a wonderful space to sit back and enjoy a performing arts event. Well known for its tremendous acoustics, the Center has been upgraded with lighting and sound equipment that enhance the natural acoustic sound. The theatre offers a wide variety of wonderful shows and performances. Features Include: 637 seat auditorium, lighting and sound equipment, natural acoustics, and an ornate stage.
Rock Aqua Jays
We perform twice weekly water ski shows from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. We use our shows as a platform for teaching safe boating and water skiing techniques to members and the general public. Admission to a Rock Aqua Jays water ski show is always free, making our organization one of the last remaining free entertainment attractions in our community. We are proud to call Janesville, Wisconsin our home, and privileged to be able to perform on the Rock River at Traxler Park where we've been since starting in 1961. Our membership consists primarily of teenagers and young adults. None of our members are paid. In fact, all of our members are volunteers and pay dues to belong to our organization.
Rock County 4-H Fair
As the oldest 4-H fair in the United States, the Rock County 4-H Fair in Janesville, WI has plenty to offer each and every visitor. From the numerous animals to the carnival and every unique exhibit in between, the Rock County 4-H Fair allows visitors one special week a year to experience the many projects and to learn from the county’s youth.
Ice Age Trail
More than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the colossal glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features. These Ice Age remnants are now considered among the world’s finest examples of how continental glaciations sculpt our planet. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath-entirely within Wisconsin- that highlights these Ice Age landscape features while providing access to some of the states most beautiful natural areas.
**To find out more about Janesville, please visit Forward Janesville
Raven Sky Sports
Imagine: you can soar aloft for hours at a time by riding the same air currents as seagulls, hawks and eagles. Hang gliding flight appeals to people of all ages and from all walks of life. It’s fairly easy and inexpensive. It doesn’t require much strength or stamina. Participants have often described it as “dream like’ “floating” and even “stress releasing”. Hang gliders are silent machines because they don’t need engines in order to fly. They fly instead on the energies of gravity and the wind.
The Young Auditorium is part of the UW-Whitewater Campus and offers a wide array of entertainment throughout the school yearc
Effigy Mounds Park
Take a historic walking tour and explore the unique effigy mound park believed to have been constructed between 200 and 1200 AD. Effigy Mounds Park, also known as the Maples Mound Group, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is a prehistoric, Native American ceremonial and burial site that dates back to approximately 1000 AD, and has one of the most diverse and unusual collections of animal and geometric mounds in the nation. On the eastern bank of the stream, and among the native oaks, there once stood a Native American village of 30 circular huts. Today the history of this village is still evident with the remains of 12 effigy mounds. The site continues to be used for Native American fasts and fire burning ceremonies. Effigy Mounds Park is open to the public daily for no fee.
Minneiska Water Ski Show Team
Watch the local water ski show team perform on Whitewater Lake from Memorial Day-Labor Day on Saturdays at 6:30 pm.
Staller Estate Vineyard and Winery
Staller Estate produces only grape wines from winter hardy varietals, which are unique to the region. They produce their wines from grapes grown in their vineyard near Whitewater Lake as well as from other growers in the region. They are also expanding their vineyard at the winery. Staller Estate has currently released five of their wines and plans to release four more wines in the coming months.
** To find out more about Whitewater please visit Discover Whitewater
Hoard Historical Museum
A local history museum with many interesting stories to share, the Hoard Historical Museum is like no other. Here you’ll find out about Sauk warrior, Black Hawk, and the 1832 Black Hawk War. Discover what kind of soldier young Abraham Lincoln was and learn how “Fort Atkinson” came to be. Explore the contributions of two locals of whom we’re very proud: William Dempster Hoard, the father of the Wisconsin dairy industry; and Lorine Niedecker, world famous poet. In between all this, you’ll see amazing collections of artifacts, artwork, and much more. The museum's new permanent exhibit, Mysteries of the Mounds, is now open for viewing.
Five Star Antiques Mall
An antique mega mall located on Main Street in Fort Atkinson.
Fireside Dinner Theatre
The Fireside Dinner Theatre is one of the Midwest's most popular entertainment destinations and the only Actor’s Equity dinner theatre in Wisconsin. The Klopcic family is proud to celebrate 46 years of hospitality in charming, historic Fort Atkinson. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups alike offers a variety of things to do.
** To find out more about Fort Atkinson, please visit Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce
Beloit’s minor league baseball games are a fun afternoon activity that the whole family can enjoy together. For tickets and other information please visit the web site.
The Angel Museum
A not-for-profit organization emphasizing angels as symbols for what is joyful, noble and good in this life. It refrains from promoting religion or a theology of angels. The mission of The Angle Museum is to promote a unique and personal experience that stimulates and enriches the human spirit. Visitors are invited to enjoy and experience goodness anytime they visit The Angel.
Wright Museum of Art
As a teaching museum, the mission of the Wright Museum of Art advances the educational goals of Beloit College. Our principal purpose is to provide the college and local community with diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with, and understand the visual arts through exhibitions, collections, and programming. The Wright promotes experiential learning through an engagement with art that is both visual and tactile. It also endeavors to promote a critical reading of art as it shapes our cultural and intellectual history.
Bring a picnic lunch and sip lemonade by the ‘old mill stream’ after you tour Beckman Mill. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Beckman Mill is one of Wisconsin’s only restored, working gristmills. Built in 1868, the mill has been restored to how it looked and operated in its hay days of the 1920’s. The Creamery serves as the visitor center & gift shop where fresh ground corn meal
One visit to the Beloit Historical Society Lincoln Center allows you to immerse yourself in Beloit area history through changing exhibits at the Solem Museum. You can pay homage to Beloit athletes in the Ted Perring Sports Hall of Fame and visit the Arthur Missner Veterans Gallery. The Historical Society also sponsors numerous programs, events and workshops throughout the year.
Step back in time and view how life was in the Mid-1800’s in this artfully restored 1857 Victorian homestead, barn, and 1873 one-room schoolhouse. Fine period furnishings and a newly restored kitchen show how ‘the upper middle class’ lived at the turn of the century. In the fall, Heritage Days offer a full weekend of fun.
Bushnell Wheeler House
History comes alive in the newly restored 1850’s Bushnell Wheeler House situated high on the bluffs overlooking South Beloit and Beloit. The South Beloit Historical Society makes its home here and has lovingly reclaimed the beauty of this historic Italian Vila and its sloping grounds. Group tours are welcome by appointment. Be sure to visit the artfully decorated house during the holidays and then return to enjoy homemade ice-cream on the lawns during the annual Summer Social. Call for specific event information.
There are many reasons to walk a labyrinth. Some walk it as an excuse to get outside, while others use it when wrangling with a difficult problem. Labyrinth walking is also said to integrate the left and right sides of the brain. "It helps people access their creativity," said Beloit Labyrinth designer Loris Damerow. There are some, however, who believe that the labyrinth's purpose is to not have a purpose at all. "You are walking it for the process rather than the destination," said Karen Dodson, a licensed acupuncturist in Beloit who hosts the Beloit Labyrinth at her business. Come find out for yourself the benefits of walking a labyrinth at the seven-circle Beloit Labyrinth. The paths of the labyrinth are wide enough for a walker and there are no stairs. The field is flat, but the grass may be uneven.
** To find out more about Beloit, please visit Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce