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
Join us for this magical Christmas celebration held every year on the first Saturday of December. Christmas parade, fireworks, shopping specials, marketplace (crafters and vendors), pictures with Santa, entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, historic trolley rides, dog-sled pull and much more! Visit www.mukwonagochamber.org
Major fundraiser for the Chamber. Live and silent auctions, raffles, entertainment and a great dinner at the Cotton Exchange Restaurant- Waterford.
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.
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
Mukwonago’s Flower District
Welcome to Mukwonago’s Flower District! The district includes an amazing group of growers offering thousands of varieties of flowers and plants for your gardens and landscapes. From gorgeous floral hanging gardens and patio planters to annual and perennial flowers, this group of unique family-owned agribusinesses has it all.
With gardening the number one leisure activity in our country, edible landscapes continue to gain popularity. A great family activity, you’ll find herbs, vegetable plants, fruits and fruit trees ready to plant and bring fresh harvest to your table. Besides the traditional standard varieties, look for heirloom varieties as well as certified organic herbs and vegetable plants. Many of these greenhouses took root at their family Centennial Farms. Back in the day they would grow field crops of vegetables and cut flowers for farm markets and some continue to do so today.
Besides plants, the Flower District offers unique garden gifts and landscape design services as well. All are open during the growing season with some also selling produce, pumpkins, fresh Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday flowers later in the year. Take advantage of buying direct from a grower, all nearby at the Mukwonago Flower District.
Mukwonago Flower District:
- Papa Steinke’s Greenhouse www.papasteinkesgreenhouse.com
- Schuett Farms www.schuettfarm.com
- Simon’s Gardens www.simonsgardens.com
- The Garden Mart www.thegarden-mart.com
- 3-D Greenhouse & Gifts www.3dgreenhouses.com
- Yerke Frog Alley Greenhouses www.yerkegreenhouses.com