Attractions in Waupun Wisconsin
Waupun has many unique features that make it an attractive spot for tourists. Known as “The City of Sculpture,” Waupun is home to seven original bronze sculptures located in beautiful outdoor parks and park-like settings. The feature piece in the collection is the renowned “End Of The Trail” by James Earl Fraser. This sculpture draws hundreds of visitors each year.
Visiting bike tours have voted Waupun “Best Overnight City” five years in a row, giving Waupun a statewide and countrywide reputation for superior hospitality. The people of Waupun are what make the difference. Their genuine joy in welcoming visitors and seeing to their needs is what makes Waupun stand out from all the rest. City and county bike trails being developed will make Waupun a cyclist’s heaven.
Charming shops, confectioners, antique dealers, scrumptious food and comfortable lodging beckon the traveler to stop, stay and play in Waupun. Four-season recreation gives visitors an abundance of things to do. Golfing, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, snowmobiling and cross country skiing are just some of the activities available for Waupun’s guests.
Twelve parks providing 40 acres of recreational possibilities and beautiful settings for picnics, family gatherings and weddings can be found within the city limits. Waupun County Park, also known as Fond du Lac County Park, is just outside of the city.
This 103-acre park is a nature-lover’s paradise with a superb campground and provides residents and visitors year-round enjoyment.
Those who love the outdoors can continue their ventures at the Horicon Marsh and the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge located just southwest of Waupun.
These naturalist areas are famous for their 219 species of birds and waterfowl with the marsh boasting a recent visit by a rare whooping crane. Whether you choose to take a driving tour, stroll the boardwalk, or take advantage of all the ways to travel the Wild Goose State Trail, each trip you make to the marsh will be a unique and exciting experience.
When you are planning your getaway, we invite you to be our guest. For adventure or rest you will find that Waupun is simply one of the best.
Annual Events in Waupon
Enjoyable experiences in a wide variety of venues await you in Waupun. The Chamber’s Annual Spring Expo offers patrons the opportunity to visit exhibitors offering a variety of products and services to refresh and renew their surroundings and themselves. Non-stop entertainment and great food make this event both fun and functional. The annual Golf Open, sponsored by the Chamber, brings business and community together for a day of play. The Avenue of Angels, the Chamber’s holiday gift to the community, is a four-day celebration of the spirit and meaning of the season. A holiday parade kicks off the event. Entertainment, visits with Santa, the Festival of Trees and lots of holiday treats make this a celestial seasonal experience.
Waupun Fine Arts provides cultural events to the community with various performances throughout the year. They also provide the community with “Concerts in the Park” each Thursday in July. Other community groups bring festivals, music and fun to the community. Garden walks, casino nights, dances and more offer fun things to do for every taste and age group.
The Truck-N-Show, held the second weekend in August, is a salute to the nation’s trucking industry and is also a charity fundraising event. The two-day event with family entertainment and contests for the truckers is highlighted by two spectacular parades. The “Lights of the Night” parade held on Friday is breathtaking. The “All Truck Parade’ held on Saturday delights young and old alike with an incredible review of the vehicles that keep America moving.
Volksfest takes place the second weekend in September. This ethnic festival has great food, superb entertainment and lots to enjoy. From the “cracking of the keg” to the Sunday ecumenical church service, Volksfest brings Waupun’s German heritage to life. It all takes place under the “big tent” in downtown Waupun.
Sports are also a part of the fun and excitement Waupun offers. Hockey, skating, softball, darts, horseshoes, golf and bowling are just some the sports adults and children can take part in. The city park district and individual groups have put together very fine venues for those who wish to challenge themselves while they are having fun. Players and spectators are always welcome to join in.
There is always something happening in Waupun. Events and activities large and small fill the calendar to the brim. In Waupun, the next fun thing to do or see is only a day away.