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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. Here are four sure-fire ways to...

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5 things to do in West Bend this summer

Summer is a great time to explore everything West Bend has to offer. This convenient getaway destination sits just minutes from Milwaukee in the beautiful...

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Go geocaching in West Bend

West Bend geocaching guide

One of the best places in the country to go geocaching is closer than you might think. West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the...

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Holiday shopping

Get in the holiday spirit in West Bend! Our historic downtown creates a timeless backdrop for your holiday shopping experience. You’ll find unique gifts and...

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Fall Walks

Four top spots for fall romance

There’s something about the changing colors and the first nips in the air that stirs the romantic in people. Here in West Bend, it’s no...

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West Bend fall color spots

A relaxing autumn getaway may be closer than you think. West Bend is an ideal fall color destination–it's minutes from Milwaukee and there are so...

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See the trails

Unforgettable trail rides

West Bend is a destination that welcomes bikers with a wide range of trail options and beautiful scenery. We’re located in the heart of classic...

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Cool off in West Bend

Summer is here and West Bend is the perfect destination for families that want to beat the heat. West Bend has a mix of indoor...

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4th of July parade schedule and details

West Bend's July 4th parade is a classic - it takes over the community's historic downtown, painting West Bend red, white and blue. Floats head past...

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Music on Main schedule and details

Music on Main Every Thursday night from June 7-September 6, free concerts take place in Old Settlers Park in downtown West Bend. The concerts are...

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Kettle Moraine

Four ways to explore the Kettle Moraine

Thousands of years ago, glaciers sculpted the area north of West Bend that’s known as the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The...

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Spring geocaching guide

West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™, boasting over 1,600 caches within a 10-mile drive of downtown! Geocaching is a high-tech version of...

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Uncover West Bend’s story

West Bend has a rich history that’s alive in the impressive buildings that grace the city. From a picturesque, fieldstone 1800s convent to a modern...

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Discover downtown dining hotspots

West Bend’s charming downtown has a variety of restaurants that treat diners to a vibrant mix of flavors. You’ll find plenty of family-friendly dining options...

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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...

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Celebrate the holidays at MOWA

Catch the holiday spirit at the Museum of Wisconsin Art! There are some great exhibits and some holiday activities happening at MOWA—escape the frosty weather...

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Unique Holiday Shopping Spots

This time of year everyone is looking for unique gifts to make the holidays special – and downtown West Bend is the place to start!...

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Enchantment in the Park – what you need to know

West Bend’s Regner Park will soon become a magical wonderland of colored lights. Every holiday season, the Rotary Clubs of Washington County host Enchantment in...

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Old Courthouse Museum

Discover the Old Courthouse Museum

In the heart of West Bend you'll find a beautiful building that played a big role in the community’s rich history. The Old Courthouse Museum,...

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West Bend Fall Events

Autumn is a fantastic time to experience West Bend – the colors are changing by the day, the air is fresh and there are festive...

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Discover the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive

One of the state’s classic fall color driving routes passes through the heart of the West Bend area. The Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive traverses 115 miles...

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Your guide to Germanfest

Raise a stein! Germanfest is returning to West Bend Aug. 24-27 and it’s an event you won’t want to miss. The annual event celebrates all...

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Hiking the Ice Age Trail in West Bend

The 1,200-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through the heart of West Bend, giving hikers, runners and nature lovers a chance to experience a...

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Cache Ba$h pro tips

The West Bend $1000 Cache Bash is fast approaching! The big weekend happens Aug. 11-12 in West Bend, the “Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™.” Last...

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Washington County Fair guide

West Bend is home to a classic county fair. The Washington County Fair takes place July 25-31 at the Washington County Fair Park in West...

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Summer fun finds

There’s so much to do this summer in West Bend, just an easy drive from Milwaukee. Every Saturday, food lovers flock to the downtown Farmer’s...

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New arrivals at the zoo

It’s baby season at the zoo! West Bend is home to the Shalom Wildlife Zoo, a 100-acre zoo just north of West Bend. The zoo, which...

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Spring geocaching in West Bend

In West Bend, geocaching helps visitors discover a fresh mix of sights and attractions. Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game played with a handheld GPS unit...

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Winter fun at MOWA

  The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) feature’s the largest collection of Wisconsin Art and the most complete collection of Milwaukee-born artist Carl von Marr....

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Geo-color in West Bend

West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest and autumn is one of the best seasons for geocaching. If you’ve never been geocaches, think...

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Driving the Kettle Moraine

West Bend is lucky enough to call the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest home. And there’s no better time of year to...

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Thousands to Descend on West Bend for Geocaching Mega Event 8/12-13

It’s almost time for the 9th annual West Bend $1,000 Cache Ba$h! Nearly 500 teams and almost 1,000 people from 27 states and three countries...

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Six things to know about this year’s Cache Ba$h

The West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$h is fast approaching! The 2016 edition of this fun event takes place Aug. 12-13 in beautiful Regner Park in...

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Summer Family Fun in West Bend

In search of family fun this summer? Come to West Bend! This July 26-31, come to the Washington County Fair for fireworks, bands, truck and...

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Fun Along the Milwaukee River

The Milwaukee River has played an important role in West Bend’s history since the very beginning. The city even got its name from its location...

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Five surprising facts about the Kettle Moraine

The northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is just a few minutes north of West Bend and it’s a fascinating and beautiful place...

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Plan your next reunion in West Bend!

Planning a reunion can be tricky: you’ve got to find space and activities for a wide range of people, all without breaking the bank. Check...

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Engage with the arts at MOWA events

The Museum of Wisconsin Art is considered one of the state’s most important art museums, holding the largest collection of Wisconsin art ever assembled. But...

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Winter geocaching tips

West Bend is a four season geocaching destination – so strap on your snowshoes and get out here! Here are a few winter geocaching tips:...

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A quick guide to West Bend winter fun

There are so many ways to enjoy the season in beautiful West Bend. Located just minutes from Milwaukee, you’ll find some great options for outdoor...

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Five great places to enjoy the season on foot

Check out these five great places in the West Bend area to enjoy the season on foot. Lac Lawrann Conservancy – Explore 137 acres of...

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Changing seasons bring varied fun

West Bend is the place to be this season! Fun fall events this month are just a warm-up for some great holiday-themed events that are...

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Feathered Friends and Fall Colors

West Bend is again a “Bird City” and for good reason – the birdwatching here is top notch. It’s an especially rewarding pursuit in the...

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Wheels on Main

Car lovers should make plans to visit West Bend on Sept. 6. Classic cars and trucks will fill downtown for Wheels on Main, a car,...

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Quick guide to fun summer events

Summer is in full swing in West Bend. Fairs, festivals, races are happening every weekend. Don't miss the fun! Check out these family friendly events....

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West Bend Summer Concert Series

Summer in West Bend is a time to enjoy the outdoors and while there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking, sometimes it’s nice...

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West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour

West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the MidwestTM. Not only are there 1,400 caches within a 10-mile radius of the city, West Bend is...

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Exploring the history of West Bend

West Bend is a place with a long and rich history. This beautiful place by the Milwaukee River was home to Native Americans for centuries...

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Spring Geocaching: The Perfect Time to Get Outside

Winter is making a swift exit, which means it’s time for spring geocaching; arguably the ideal time for this high-tech treasure hunt. So what makes...

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Celebrate a beautiful birthday

This Valentine’s Day marks this birthday of a Milwaukee-born painter who left an enormous mark on the art world. The master Carl von Marr (1858-1936)...

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Exploring the Kettle Moraine

Just minutes from West Bend is the 30,000-acre Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Contoured by glaciers some 20,000 years ago, the forest...

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GeoTour Giveaway Winners Announced

Congratulations to Rebecca Weber of Evanston, Illinois and Karl Kirkman of Rochester, Minnesota! They're the winners of our West Bend GeoTour Giveaway! Enjoy your trip...

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A Tale of Two Cities – Eight-Day Tour of London and Paris

Learn about A Tale of Two Cities - London & Paris 2014

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