Top 10 Things To Do & See in Jefferson County

Looking for a unique experience? Want a one-of-a Instagram post? Then look no farther than these must see experiences in Jefferson County!

  1. Being the envy of your friends when you capture the ultimate adventure shot in the clouds at Wisconsin Skydiving Center (Fort Atkinson).
  2. Experiencing a bit of nostalgia when catching the latest and vintage movies at Hi-Way 18 Outdoor Theater (Jefferson).
  3. Stepping back in time at the home of America’s First Kindergarten at the Octagon House (Watertown).
  4. Discovering the best in show tunes and gourmet meals at the Midwest’s only Actor’s Equity theatre: Fireside Dinner Theatre (Fort Atkinson).
  5. Getting your speed demon fix at the Jefferson Speedway (Cambridge).
  6. Savoring delicious sundaes and the voted-best burger-with their 104 year-old recipe at small-town iconic Wedl’s Hamburger Stand & Ice Cream Parlor. You can even get a sundae for your dog! (Jefferson).
  7. Eating larger-than-life baked goods from Pine Cone Restaurant, Wisconsin’s #1 Truck stop (Johnson Creek).
  8. Visiting Mother Nature when exploring the great outdoors via hike, bike, ski, or paddle on our trails, waterways, and parks (throughout Jefferson County).
  9. Checking out a national touring show (and the cowboy in the phone booth) at the intimate and eclectic Gobbler Theater (Johnson Creek).
  10. Discovering more of America’s Dairyland history and the region’s connection to President Lincoln at The Hoard Historical Museum and National Dairy Shrine (Fort Atkinson).


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  • Hoard Historical Museum

    The Hoard Historical Museum is a local history museum and community gathering place for exploring the world around you. We are proud of our permanent galleries, changing exhibits, and diverse gardens.
  • Pine Cone Restaurant & Bakery

    Daily lunch and dinner specials. On-site bakery made fresh daily. Featuring eclairs, cream puffs, muffins, cookies and a lot more. A must stop for all travelers.

Katie is the President of the Jefferson County Tourism Council and the Tourism & Communications Director for the Village of Johnson Creek. Katie has been in public relations and marketing for over 25 years and worked with some of Milwaukee and Northern California's most sought after tourism attractions such as the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, and the Sonoma County Museum. Her agency work also afforded her the opportunity to work with an array of clients including McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Gitano Jeanswear's sponsorship of Shania Twain's Tour, and many more. She is also an author, having penned the children's book, Balthazar the Pink, with her two sons. She is big on partnerships and brainstorming and loves her work with Johnson Creek and the Jefferson County Area Tourism Council.
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