A Warm Welcome

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Welcome. Come Discover Whitewater!

Whitewater is steeped in history, yet embraces the future with state-of-the-art facilities for education, entertainment, health, fitness and business.

As the gateway to the Kettle Moraine State Forest and an Ice Age Trail community, Whitewater provides opportunities to experience the peacefulness of rolling hills and beautifully clear lakes during the day and to dine in a fine restaurant and enjoy a world-class performance at night. You are a short walk away from our unique hometown stores where everyone is treated like family and a short drive away from the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.

Whitewater is also the home of the first Ice Age Trail Campus – the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

Whether you are just visiting or plan to make Whitewater your home, we invite you to look around and …

Discover Whitewater!

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Start your day off by going to the SweetSpot Cafe for a cup of coffee and a great pastry made fresh each morning. Or visit Jessica’s Family Restaurant for a delicious home cooked breakfast.

For a quick lunch, try Taco Fresco’s delicious tacos, quesadillas and burgers or Casual Joe’s amazing BBQ!

Whitewater has many great options for dinner, too. Foodies will love the seasonal menu made with local ingredients at The Black Sheep. Second Salem offers craft beer and traditional pub style food for the whole family. Or try Gus’ Pizza Palace, which has been locally owned since 1962.

After a long day of hiking, Brain Freeze is the perfect place to grab a scoop of ice cream or a malt. They also offer burgers, fries and more!

Whitewater Restaurants [PDF download]

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Shopping and Lodging

After a long morning of hiking, what’s better than taking the afternoon to shop in Whitewater?

Local businesses such as Dale’s Bootery, Quiet Hut Sports and Bicycle Wise always have their doors open with Ice Age Trail apparel available at select locations. For a shopping experience that’s as unique as the items you’ll find there, head out to The Fuzzy Pig on Clover Valley Road. Also check out Whitewater’s many antique and consignment shops as well as locally owned boutiques such as Aranda!

A weekend of hiking in and around the Whitewater area is easy to do if you plan to stay overnight. There is a wide-range of lodging options, everything from grand Bed and Breakfasts known for their fine hospitality like Victoria on Main, a 1895 Queen Anne Revival home located in Whitewater’s National Historic District, or the Hamilton House recommended for its outstanding lodging and personal service for the leisure and business travelers.

Comfortable lodging options are also found at the Baymont or the Super 8.

For a complete list of shops and lodging options in Whitewater:

Whitewater Tourism Council 

Whitewater Chamber of Commerce