Explore, Play,
and Unwind

Our historic city, situated in both Dodge and Jefferson Counties, is located halfway between Madison and Milwaukee along the Rock River. Watertown features numerous recreational opportunities, along with numerous festivals and activities. Surrounded by small-town hospitality, visitors will feel right at home exploring all Watertown offers.

If an overnight stay is in order, guests can choose from several hotels throughout the city for the perfect way to end the day. Check our calendar of events for more activities and events held throughout the year.

Biking the Interurban Trail Watertown Wi

Watertown Is a City
for All Seasons

Indoor Activities and Day Trips

Watertown has two bowling alleys and a movie theater if indoor activities are called for. For those looking for day trip activities, several tours will be taken, including the historic Octagon House and America’s First Kindergarten. Visitors can also stop by the Chamber to pick up any of the eight historic walking and driving tours of the city. The tours feature Main Street, Washington Street, Clyman Street, City Parks, and more

Outdoor Recreation and Parks

Kayakers will enjoy paddling the Rock River Trail, which extends the 11 counties of the Rock River ( Watertown’s ample park system, with 22 parks covering over 263 acres, will impress visitors. Wooded walking trails, an 18-hole Frisbee golf course, a skate park, fishing areas, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and playgrounds are many amenities offered.

Riverside Park, one of the largest in Watertown, contains the ever-popular Chamberland, a community-built children’s playground, scenic picnic sites along the Rock River, and the Watertown Aquatic Center. The park also hosts Riverfest, an outdoor music festival held in August, and Watertown’s long-standing Tuesday farmers’ market held May – November.