Things to Do in Mukwonago

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Mukwonago Museum – Red Brick House
Welcome to the Mukwonago Museum located at the intersection of Highway 83 and ES. The museum is open June through September on Sundays from 1 – 4 pm or by special requests for children or group tours. The museum houses two collections—a house museum featuring Victorian furnishing and an Indian Museum which has an extensive collection of stoneware and other artifacts. The museum is located in the heart of the village at 103 Main Street. For hours and more information visit mukwonagomuseum.org or call 262-363-6413. Don’t forget to visit the log cabin gift shop for unique gifts and to see additional artifacts.

Old World Wisconsin Relive the Spirit of America’s Heartland
Explore this premier outdoor museum of 19th century rural and immigrant farm life. Costumed interpreters perform the daily tasks of farmers and shopkeepers in more than 65 historic buildings. Nearly a dozen ethnic groups are represented at the 1870’s Crossroads Village and 10 farmsteads, stocked with many rare breeds of horses, oxen and hogs. The gardens and fields are planted with many heirloom varieties of grains, flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables. Nature trails, seasonal special events, restaurant, museum store and more, just a short drive from Mukwonago. Visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6300.

East Troy Electric Railroad
Experience living history at Wisconsin’s landmark electric railroad museum! In the days before urban sprawl, highway congestion, paved roads and automobiles, people got around town and out of town by trolleys. Trolleys were a “green solution” before today’s present day focus on the environment. Intercity electric railways, also known as interurbans, delivered electricity to farms and villages along the way. Trolleys, now know as light-rail lines, enjoy resurgence around the world due to their environmental friendliness. The East Troy Electric Railway preserves a unique part of transportation history for young and old to experience, learn and enjoy.

Go online at www.easttroyrr.org or call 262-642-3263 to obtain more information on train departures, dining by rail or museum special events.

The railroad runs between East Troy and Mukwonago with a local train stop at the Elegant Farmer. Call 262-642-3263 or go online at www.easttroyrr.org to obtain more information about scheduled trolley departures, dining by rail or museum special events.

The Elegant Farmer
Noted by Gourmet magazine and Wall Street Journal and hailed by Food Network as the best pie in America, The Elegant Farmer Farm Kitchen Bakery’s Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag® is their signature item. The Elegant Farmer continues to be one of southeast Wisconsin’s year-round family destinations. The 61-year-old, family-owned business is at the corner of Highway ES and J between Mukwonago and East Troy. For hours and more information call 262-363-6770 or for online shopping and event information visit www.elegantfarmer.com.

Fishing and Boating
Fishing and boating enthusiasts will enjoy the area’s many lakes, rivers and streams. Some of the local lakes include:

  • Potters Lake
  • Lake Beulah
  • Upper and Lower Phantom Lakes
  • Spring Lake
  • Eagle Springs Lake
  • Willow Spring Lake
  • Rainbow Springs Lake
  • Mukwonago County Park
  • Mukwonago River
  • Fox River
  • Ottawa Lake (located in the Kettle Moraine Forest)

Maxwell Street Days
Sponsored by the American Legion Post 375 and held at Mukwonago’s Field Park every second weekend in June, third weekend in July and August and second weekend in September. This open-air flea market is held at Field Park and attracts over 650 sellers and thousands of visitors. (Open 8- 5 pm daily) Call 262-363-1501 or 262-363-7758 or visit www.mukwonagochamber.org

Lakeside Lyrics–Music in the Park
Local bands will play the night away, as you enjoy what’s in your picnic basket, or purchase food and drink from local area restaurants. This new family event will be held once each month from 6-9 pm at Indian Head Park. The East Troy Railroad will be making a couple of stops to bring in music lovers via trolley each of those evenings.

Fall Fest
Village-wide family celebration of fall held every year on the third Saturday in September. Kids activities including rock wall, pony rides, miniature train rides, scarecrow building, pumpkin decorating, crafters, vendors, food and live music. Enter your chili in Mukwonago’s annual chili cook off, or bake an apple dessert for the annual apple bake off. Visit www.mukwonagochamber.org

Outdoor Recreation in Mukwonago

Between the Township and Village of Mukwonago, there are many wonderful parks to choose from. You can walk, swim, fish, bike, ski, sled, boat, play sports and much more.

SNOWMOBILING

Snowmobiling is a popular attraction in the area. Experience mile after mile of snowmobile trails. For more information about groomed trails in the Mukwonago area, contact the Mukwonago Snow-Snoops Snowmobile Club at P.O. Box 172, Mukwonago, WI 53149, or call Andy Fix at 262-363-4770.

PARKS

State Park-Kettle Moraine Forest
Mukwonago is located just minutes from the edge of the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which has over 22,000 acres of forest. Camping, swimming, hunting, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, biking and horseback riding are available. The Southern Unit headquarters are located just three miles west of Eagle off Highway 59. Contact 262-594-6200 or visit www.wiparks.net.

County Park-Mukwonago County Park
Located approximately three miles west of the Village of Mukwonago on Highway LO. This 222-acre park site includes a high ridge (formed during the last glacial period) that stretches nearly the length of the park. Recreational opportunities include swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking, nature hiking and sledding. Call 262-548-7801.

VILLAGE PARKS

Contact 262-363-6420 or visit www.villageofmukwonago.com.

Field Park
Located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 83 and Highway NN. Enjoy an afternoon using the 3,000-square-foot facility equipped with a full kitchen, baseball diamond and a large walking path. Call 262-363-6420 to reserve.

Indian Head Park
Located near Phantom Lake, north of Village Hall. This park features a small pavilion, a beach and plenty of green open space for other activities.

Miniwaukan Park
Located at the end of McKenzie Road behind the Mukwonago Industrial Park and Meadow Park Estates Subdivision. This area is used by many community organizations, including the Soccer Club and Braves Football. This park features a football field, Frisbee-golf course, six soccer fields, picnic tables and six baseball fields.

Minor Park
Located along Highway LO just east of Highway I. Minor Park is home to the Mukwonago Women’s Softball League. Two softball diamonds and a wooded picnic area with a small open shelter make up the park. Beautiful oak trees and landscape draw many photographers to the park for photos.

Washington Avenue Park

Located in the block bordered by Park Avenue to the north, Washington Avenue to the south, Franklin Street to the west and Division Street to the east, directly next to the Mukwonago Community Library. The park consists of a basketball court and a baseball diamond, as well as plenty of open space.

Phantom Glen Park
Located at the end of Andrews Street along Phantom Lake. This small, quaint park consists of an open shelter with electricity and is ideal for intimate gatherings.

TOWN OF MUKWONAGO PARKS

Contact 262-363-4555 or visit www.townofmukwonago.us.

Mukwonago Town Park
Located one block south of the Town Hall, at the intersection of CTH EE and Beulah Road. Most of the soccer programs are held at this park with two large soccer fields, three medium fields and three peewee soccer fields. The park also has two baseball fields, a playground structure and a park pavilion. The Town Park is available for rent.

Lauren’s Park
Located on CTH EE just a short distance west of CTH I. Lauren’s Park provides four baseball diamonds for all age groups during the summer programs. This park also contains two sand volleyball courts, one basketball hoop, a playground structure and a park pavilion for rent.

Oak Ridge Park
The town’s newest park is mainly for soccer program practice fields. This park also contains a new baseball field. Oak Ridge Park is located south of Sugden Road on Oak Ridge Drive. From Highway 83, turn west on Sugden Road to Oak Ridge Drive. Turn south and the park is on the left.

GOLFING

Mukwonago golfers never have far to go to find a picturesque and challenging golf course. With a variety of facilities available, you can choose from championship golf courses that feature 18 to 27 holes, a Scottish links style, practice facilities, pro-shops and restaurants. Contact the facilities for more information.

Alpine Valley Golf Course
262-642-7374

Broadlands Golf Club
262-392-6320

Frisbee Golf: Miniwaukan Park
McKenzie Road

SUMMER CAMPS

Our area camps are a great way for children and adults to gather in the beautiful surroundings. Whether you choose a day camp, overnight camp or a business or family retreat, you’re sure to have an experience to remember for a lifetime.

Edwards YMCA Camp
N8901 Army Lake Road, East Troy
262-642-7466

Phantom Lake YMCA Camp
S110 W30240 YMCA Camp Road, Mukwonago
262-363-4386

Phantom Ranch Bible Camp
W309 S10910 Highway I, Mukwonago
262-363-6940

Army Lake Camp
N8725 Army Lake Road East Troy
262-642-6400