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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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Discover beautiful fall colors in West Bend and Washington County this year.

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Scenic walking trails

West Bend is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing fall walk. Here are a few of our favorite places to stroll this autumn.

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Quick Fall color road trips near West Bend

It’s easy to find fall color when you’re in West Bend—several of southeast Wisconsin’s most scenic sights are just a short drive away

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Go on a Geocaching Adventure

With more than 1,600 caches hidden within a 10-mile radius of downtown, West Bend is one of the best places in the country for geoaching, a high-tech treasure hunt you can do with a phone or GPS. Learn more about this fun activity and don’t miss the annual West Bend $1,000 Cache Ba$h!

Outdoor Fun

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Explore parks, trails, rivers & lakes and winter sports 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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