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geocaching with a friend on the sculpture walk

geocaching with a friend on the sculpture walk

Discover a fresh adventure in West Bend

Published: June 24, 2021 | Article Views: 902

Spring is in full swing in West Bend, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season. Head to West Bend to try your hand at geocaching, check out parks and natural areas, or find a great place to eat. Start planning your spring getaway today!


Spring is a great time to get outside in West Bend, and there are parks and open spaces aplenty to explore. One fun way to enjoy the outdoors is geocaching, where you search for hidden treasures (or “caches”) using a GPS or your smartphone. West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™, boasting more than 1,600 caches within a 10-mile radius of downtown. Have fun while you explore West Bend’s parks, trails and historic sites. Learn more about geocaching in West Bend.

Parks and outdoor areas

West Bend’s parks offer great recreational options, too. Riverside Park, which borders the Milwaukee River south of Highway 33 (Washington Street), is home to an expansive system of walking trails, a disc golf course, playfields, tennis and basketball courts, and a wooded grove perfect for picnics. Regner Park is one of West Bend’s largest green spaces and has a fishing pond, softball and baseball diamonds, horseshoe courts, nature trails, picnic areas, and a swimming beach (in warmer months). The Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is a massive 30,000-acre site that spans three counties and offers 132 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use.

Learn more about West Bend’s parks and trails. If you’re out on a geocaching adventure, there are plenty of caches hidden at these parks and alongside trails, too.

Dining & Restaurants

After a day of outdoor exploration, you’ll find some great places to eat in West Bend. Whether you’re looking for a burger with a local brew, a family-friendly pizzeria, or a fine-dining experience at a steakhouse, you’ll find a restaurant to suit your tastes. Browse restaurant listings.

Where to stay

West Bend’s welcoming hotels and lodging properties are ready to welcome you. Browse our listings to find clean, comfortable places to stay.


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