Local Activities

Turn up your volume and explore all the great things going on in Watertown!

Fun Stuff

Watertown offers an eclectic assortment of fun things to do. From our bowling alleys and skating rinks, to art classes and theatre productions. From library events to the Civil War Era 1st Brigade Band, Watertown has it all! The Katherine Holle House partners with many local businesses to provide exclusive discounts and coupons for our guests.  We can even organize painting classes, cooking classes, behind the scenes tours, wine and whiskey tastings, and so much more for your visit!

Watertown Small Shops

The shops on Main street offer a wonderful variety of crafts, antiques, art, jewelry, music and everything in between.  Far Horizons Imports has a wonderful assortment of gifts, or stop by Pidder Padder Pets to bring a present home  to your furry friend.  For flowers and wine, there is no one better than Draeger’s floral. How about a massage at Body Elements Holistic Wellness? Take a stroll down Main street, you will love it here!

Throughout the year, Watertown hosts more than 50 local events that draw people from near and far.  Riverfest, the four day free music festival with national acts, is our biggest party of the year.  Or participate in our many races; 5Ks, 10Ks, or half marathon, and even a duathalon!  Let us know what you enjoy, and we will help you find it!

Local Scenery

Historic Watertown has many houses and buildings from the mid 1800’s that are still beautiful today.  We have seasonal tours of The Octagon House and the First Kindergarten, and you can learn the history of Trivoli Island.  The Katherine Holle House can provide brochures for several walking tours of Watertown such as Murals and Ghost Signs, Historic Breweries, and Churches .  The Rock River winds it’s way around the city, providing a beautiful backdrop.

Local Restaurants

Watertown has a fantastic selection of restaurants and bars.  We have specialty shops, like Berres Brothers Coffee and Kraemer Cheese to pick up gifts and yummy treats.  Check out Mullen’s for their amazing ice cream, or a quick lunch and some soda at Sprechers.  Stop in at Lyons Pub for a drink and chat with the locals.  Our staff at The Katherine Holle House will help you find what you are craving.. Mexican food? Homemade Ice Cream? Wisconsin Fish Fry?  We have it all here.. just ask!