Enjoy outdoor adventures among the top things to do in West Bend

Less than 15 minutes away from the Country Inn & Suites in West Bend, you and your family can shred the slopes at Sunburst Winter Sports Park or venture into Kettle Moraine State Forest to explore pristine forest and lakes. If you want to take it slower for a day, West Bend itself offers plenty of things to do, starting with a stroll through the Museum of Wisconsin Art followed by lunch at a downtown eatery. Afterward, take a scenic bike ride along the city’s riverwalk before returning to your room or suite to get ready for an evening performance at the Schauer Arts Center. Looking for a great day trip? Drive 30 minutes south to explore downtown Milwaukee’s shops, dining, world-class museums, and lively sports venues.

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Kettle Moraine State Forest

14.4 mi / 23.18 km from the hotel
Explore the great outdoors at Kettle Moraine State Forest, which offers almost 30,000 acres of trails, lakes, and woods, perfect for hiking, skiing, and horseback riding. While you’re there, drop by the Natural History Museum at park headquarters.

Schauer Arts Center

10.97 mi / 17.65 km from the hotel
Once an industrial canning factory, the Schauer Center has been completely renovated and transformed into a modern theater that hosts concerts, art exhibitions, and theatrical productions.

Kettle Moraine Ice Center

0.52 mi / 0.83 km from the hotel
Home to the Washington County Youth Hockey Association and several skating clubs and hockey leagues, this ice center offers public skating, learn-to-skate events, and days where guests can try hockey free of charge.

Shalom Wildlife Zoo

6.61 mi / 10.63 km from the hotel
Known as America’s largest petting zoo, this 100-acre sanctuary is home to more than 750 animals and over 75 species. Travel the three-mile trail on foot or by golf cart to see zebras, badgers, and elk along with wolves and tigers.

Downtown Milwaukee

28.4 mi / 45.71 km from the hotel
With an abundance of restaurants, the state’s largest natural history museum, and four professional sports teams, Milwaukee is a destination the whole family can enjoy.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

2.06 mi / 3.32 km from the hotel
With engaging art exhibits featuring the work of local artists past and present, this popular museum provides a glimpse into Wisconsin life and culture through the years.

Sunburst Winter Sports Park

6.99 mi / 11.24 km from the hotel
When the West Bend temperatures turn cold, the winter fun heats up! Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing on the Sunburst slopes.

West Bend Riverwalk and Sculpture Walk

2.1 mi / 3.38 km from the hotel
Winding along the Milwaukee River, this peaceful, three-mile trail provides scenic views as you walk, jog, or bike. Don’t miss the more than 40 sculptures placed along the trail, which were created by local and international artists.

Holy Hill Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians

12.96 mi / 20.85 km from the hotel
This stunning facility features a basilica and a monastery that has been converted into a guest house. Climb the 178 stairs of the tower for breathtaking views of the region, including Milwaukee’s skyline in the distance.

Kettle Hills Golf Course

10.19 mi / 16.39 km from the hotel
Walk along the well-manicured fairways of this 45-hole course, which offers everything from competitive leagues to tee times for kids. After a day on the greens, head to the clubhouse for a burger.

West Bend Farmers’ Market

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
Held in the city’s historic downtown on Saturdays from May to October, this vibrant market offers local goods ranging from produce to maple syrup, baked goods, and soaps. Browse the stalls for goodies and stop to enjoy delicious prepared foods.

Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center

2.73 mi / 4.4 km from the hotel
This beautiful complex offers 52,00 square feet of indoor event space, plus 133 acres of beautiful grounds. Events hosted around the year range from equestrian tournaments and livestock exhibitions to business seminars and trade shows.