Discover Adventure

The Ice Age Trail, Kettle Moraine State Park – South, and

more than 20 parks, trails and preserves can be found in our backyard

Discover Culture

Art galleries, theatre, dance, and live music take center stage at Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center,

Whitewater Arts Alliance, and Young Auditorium

Discover Fun

From our year-round City Market to the weeklong Fourth of July Festival,

there’s always something on in Whitewater 

Discover New Flavors

Restaurants, diners, breweries & bakeries –Whitewater has something for every craving 

Discover Warhawk Pride

With nearly 12,000 students, an NCAA Division III athletics program and more than 50 majors to choose from,

UW-Whitewater is a cornerstone of the community  


Welcome to Whitewater

Discover the treasures that Whitewater has to offer! We invite you to explore our restaurants, parks, shopping, entertainment & lodging.

Discover the Ice Age Trail

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ice Age Trail becoming a National Scenic Trail by joining us for the Mammoth Hike Challenge! Hike 40 miles on the Ice Age Trail during the month of October 2020 and visit three of our Trail Communities. Hike with family or friends and combine your miles to reach the 40 mile goal.

Check out link for details then begin your Challenge in Whitewater.

Mammoth Hike Challange

Take a bite out of Whitewater at these dining destinations.

From local crafts, vintage clothing, art and antiques, Whitewater offers plenty of retail therapy.

Surrounded by lakes, forests, parks and prairies, Whitewater is the ideal jumping-off point for outdoor adventures.

Rest your head at any one of our hotels or bed and breakfasts. No matter where you crash after a fun day, we guarantee they’ll make your stay warm and friendly.

A girl in a red dress walks with a young boy in blue through lush gardens

Featured Itinerary

To view the Whitewater Area Vacation Guide, or to request a print version, click here!

People gather at the whitewater farmers market on a sunny summer day

Upcoming Event

Freeze Fest: Sat., Feb. 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grab your snow pants and bundle up for another great Freeze Fest Event at Cravath Lakefront Park with the annual Chili Cook Off and Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes. 

Walk-About Whitewater and Rice Lakes

During this time of social distancing and uncertainty, you may be feeling anxious, scared, sad, and perhaps stir-crazy at the thought of holing up for the next three or more weeks. We have your back, and plan to bring you a number of inspiring outdoor escapes where you can retreat to alone or with only […]

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