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Visit West Bend’s Museum of Wisconsin Art

3 reasons to visit West Bend this winter

Escape the winter doldrums with a getaway to West Bend, just a short drive from Milwaukee in the scenic hills of the Kettle Moraine. From snow-covered winter recreation to engaging museums, travelers can find plenty of reasons to make the trip—but here are a few more, just in case.

  1. It’s perfect for art lovers.

West Bend is home to the stunning Museum of Wisconsin Art, which is home to the largest collection of Wisconsin art ever assembled, as well as an extensive collection of late 19th and early 20th century drawings and paintings. Don’t miss new exhibitions from Chris Maddox and Charles Munch that opened this month or “Handmade for the Home: The Craft of Contemporary Design,” which comes to the museum in March.

  1. You can play in the snow.

Winter weather has finally arrived in West Bend, so that means Sunburst Winter Sports Park and Little Switzerland are now open for snow-filled adventures. Zoom down a tubing hill or explore ski and snowboard runs, all just a short drive from West Bend. Discover more options for winter recreation.

  1. There are plenty of places to get cozy.

After a long day of exploring all that West Bend has to offer—don’t forget to visit the city’s charming shops and mouthwatering restaurants, too—kick off your shoes at one of the city’s welcoming lodging properties. Whether you’re looking for a hotel with all the amenities or a secluded bed & breakfast, you’ll find a perfect place to stay this winter. See more lodging info.