Find outdoor adventures and other top things to do in West Bend
You and your family can shred the slopes at Sunburst Winter Sports Park or explore pristine forest and lakes in Kettle Moraine State Forest, both less than 15 minutes from the Country Inn & Suites in West Bend. If you want a more leisurely day, West Bend itself offers plenty of things to do. Start with a stroll through the Museum of Wisconsin Art followed by lunch at a downtown eatery. Bike along the city’s scenic riverwalk, and then return to your room or suite to freshen up for a performance at the Schauer Arts Center. Looking for a great day trip? You can drive 30 minutes south to visit downtown Milwaukee’s shops, world-class museums, and lively sports venues.
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Kettle Moraine State Forest14.4 mi / 23.18 km from the hotel
Offering almost 30,000 acres of trails, lakes, and woods, Kettle Moraine State Forest is the perfect spot for hiking, skiing, and horseback riding. While you’re there, drop by the Natural History Museum at the park headquarters.
Schauer Arts Center10.97 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 Center0.52 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 Zoo6.61 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 four-mile trail on foot or by golf cart to see zebras, badgers, and elk along with wolves and tigers.
Downtown Milwaukee28.4 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 Art2.06 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 Park6.99 mi / 11.24 km from the hotel
When the West Bend temperatures turn cold, enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing on the Sunburst slopes. Need some help with your landing? Join a group or book a private lesson to hone your skills.
West Bend Riverwalk and Sculpture Walk2.1 mi / 3.38 km from the hotel
Walk, jog, or bike this three-mile trail with scenic views of the Milwaukee River. Don’t miss 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 Christians12.96 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 Course10.19 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’ Market2.03 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 and maple syrup to baked goods and soaps.
Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center2.73 mi / 4.4 km from the hotel
This beautiful complex offers 52,000 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.