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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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2023 Art & Chalk Fest

Thanks to the Museum of Wisconsin Art for another wonderful Art & Chalk Fest, held August 19-20, 2023. If you couldn’t make it out to West Bend for the weekend,…

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Plan Your Dream Wedding at Lac Lawrann Conservancy

  Located just one mile away from downtown West Bend,  the quiet, natural setting of Lac Lawrann is the perfect location to host a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. The…

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December to Remember in West Bend

Experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season in downtown West Bend! Walk the streets of the picturesque historic district and visit the 40′ magnificent Christmas tree in Old…

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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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Visit West Bend, Wisconsin

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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.