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Welcome to West Bend

Experience charming West Bend, located just minutes from Milwaukee in the picturesque hills of the Kettle Moraine. West Bend offers outstanding trails, a historic downtown and fantastic museums, including the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Plus, it’s the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™. Plan your trip today.

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August Events & Activities in West Bend

West Bend is teeming with August events & activities for the whole family to enjoy. Outdoor adventures, art experiences, live music, and more await you this month.

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Date Night in Downtown West Bend

Downtown West Bend’s night scene is alive with lights, live shows, and plenty of spots to indulge in sensational dining and cocktails! You’re invited to take a stroll through downtown…

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Beer here: Where to raise your glass in West Bend

The West Bend Area is home to some outstanding breweries and beer bars.

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Make a weekend of it!

The City of West Bend offers outdoor recreation, live entertainment, arts and culture, dining, shopping, and more! Plan your next weekend getaway. Check out our five hotel options, including the new TownPlace Suites by Marriott located in the downtown district.

Outdoor Fun

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Explore parks, trails and outdoor recreation opportunities throughout West Bend.

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Biking the Eisenbahn State Trail


Explore the Eisenbahn State Trail, off-road routes in the Glacial Blue Hills Recreation Area or scenic country roads throughout the West Bend area.

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Couple cross-country skiing on the trails in West Bend

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Enjoy a winter trek on West Bend's cross-country skiing and snowshoe routes.

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Kids downhill tubing

Downhill Skiing & Tubing

West Bend is ideally located between two premier ski areas, so it’s the perfect place for an easy winter getaway.

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Hiking Kettle Moraine State Forest

Hiking, Walking & Running

Find a place for a morning stroll, a scenic running route or an invigorating nature hike.

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Beautiful snowmobile trails may be closer than you think—there are 186 miles of groomed trails surrounding West Bend.

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Upcoming Events

Find fun festivals, live music, farmers' markets, and more all year long.