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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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Helpful resources for winter travel

Planning a winter getaway to West Bend? Here’s some helpful travel tips and inspiration.

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4 things to do in West Bend this winter

West Bend is a great winter destination—from outdoor recreation to tasty restaurants, there’s always something to see and do.

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Winter geocaching tips

West Bend is a four-season geocaching destination, so strap on your snowshoes and get out here!

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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

Get out & play

Explore parks, trails, rivers & lakes and winter sports opportunities throughout West Bend.

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Biking the Eisenbahn State Trail

Biking

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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snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

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.


Events

Vinyl & Whiskey Wednesday

January 26

Each Wednesday, guests can bring their favorite record to The Bend from 5-8 PM and enjoy drink specials and hear vinyl on The Bend’s state of the art sound system.

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Vinyl & Whiskey Wednesday

February 2

Each Wednesday, guests can bring their favorite record to The Bend from 5-8 PM and enjoy drink specials and hear vinyl on The Bend’s state of the art sound system.

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Movies at the Bend – Paddington 2

February 3

The Bend is kicking 2022 movies with a $4 movie series featuring favorites from westerns, children’s, and comedies.

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Star Wars at the Bend – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

February 4

Join the resistance at The Bend for an unforgettable trilogy from a galaxy far, far away.

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Stand Up Comedy: Jim Flanigan

February 5

Head to The Bend for an incredible evening of laughs with standup comedian Jim Flannigan.

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