Tourism Info

Discover Whitewater

Nestled within the forest, lakes, prairies, and hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, visitor’s flock to Whitewater for its many recreational opportunities. As you experience Whitewater, one thing you will notice is the friendly, caring people who will welcome you. We’ve been waiting for your visit and look forward to showing you our city. Native Americans once reffered to Whitewater as “Minneiska,” Meaning the city beautiful. Later, Potawatomi Native Americans used the term “Waubegannawpocat,” meaning white water, named after the whitish sands in the creek bottoms.

A fountain sits in front of the Cultural Arts Center in Whitewater, WI


The area’s lakes offer a great variety of recreation. There are public beaches, picnic areas, boating, and fishing. In the summer, there are ski shows on Whitewater Lake by the Minneiska Ski team which provides for a night of entertainment with great music, costumes, and exciting performances. In the winter you can find Whitewater Lake scattered with ice shanties as fisherman compete in the Lions Annual February “Fish-A-Ree.”


Outdoor Activities

This unique and beautiful city offers a variety of opportunities for those who love biking (on-road and off-road), golf, hiking, hang gliding, skiing, swimming, fishing and boating. In Whitewater you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, take part in fun festivals, explore historical architecture, and cheer on you favorite athlete. Choose your adventure.

Arts and Culture

For the folks fond of the arts, Whitewater offers artful finds from incredible galleries to awesome theatre productions. Being close to UW-W, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural activities available throughout the school year put on by college students and local groups. The Whitewater Arts Alliance and Studio

84 are hotspots for amazing exhibits and hands-on programs to keep your creative flow burning bright! Plan ahead and locate some hands-on art programs to participate in while you’re visiting us.



Whitewater, Wisconsin, is home to some of the most incredible events and activities in the area. From the Discover Whitewater Series marathon to our famous Sprit Tour that is sure to chill you more than the weather, event organizers in Whitewater understand that different people like different things. So, we try our best to always keep our events fresh and exciting either with modern twists on the tried-and-true programs or introducing soon-to-be favorites whenever possible.

So, what are you waiting for?

The only thing missing is YOU!

Check out our events calendar to start planning!

Check out the directory below for details on a variety of activities for you to

experience during your next trip to Whitewater.

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