West Bend has an abundance of things to see & do throughout the year...» See links below for many of our Area Attractions!
In Our NeighborhoodRegner Park is just a few blocks away and hosts a variety of events including concerts, duck races, swiming, and ice skating. Trek the scenic Ice-Age Trail (30 mi.), bike the newly completed Eisenbahn State Trail (21.6 mi.), and ski Sunburst.
A most unique downtown area close by hosts our own river walk and a summer farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Thre are unique gift shops, restaurants, museums and an old-fashioned candy shop. German Fest and Jazz Fest are two of the many annual area festivals.
Contact the Washington County Visitor's and Convention Bureau for dates and details for events at the county fair grounds.
Visit the old Washington County Courthouse designed in a Romanesque style built in 1889. It now houses the Washington County Museum and Historical Society. The Washington County Jail across the street was built in 1886. Both are open for tours.
For more information about the Historical downtown, visit West Bend Downtown Association and West Bend Connections, which highlights events in West Bend.
Family Ties to West Bend HistoryIsadora (Pick) Mayer's uncle was Carl Von Marr, whose painting won him a seat in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in both Berlin and Munich. The Museum of Wisconsin Art, here in West Bend was built with the intention of providing a hoe for several of Carl's master works. He won countless gold medals in exhibitions all over the world and was knighted in Bavaria and Italy.
His works can be viewed in many museums including the Metropolitan Museum in New York. "What a proud day it was when the Flagellants won first prize at the World's Fair in St. Louis (1904) and came into the possession of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in 1975" (Spirit of West Bend, 1980). This 14x24 foot painting proudly occupies an entire wall at the gallery and is its most prized possession.
The Art Museum is a must see while staying here.
» Learn more about the history of Isadora's Bed and Breakfast!
Around the RegionIn surrounding Washington County, you will find two state parks, and many country/city parks. Amongst them are, Holy Hill National Shrine, Lizard Mound Park, the Northern Moraine State Forest, and the Riveredge Nature Center.
Area Links & Information» Washington County Visitor's & Convention Center
» West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce
» Washington County Fair Park
» West Bend Downtown Association
» West Bend Connections
» Holy Hill National Shrine
» Lizard Mound Park
» Northern Moraine State Forest
» Riveredge Nature Center
» Museum of Wisconsin Art
» German Fest
» Jazz Fest
» Regner Park
» Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation
» Eisenbahn State Trail
» Sunburst Ski Area
» West Bend, WI Wikipedia Entry
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