Watertown Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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Watertown Things to Do

  • Tivoli Island Park

    This is a small park we use to go feed the ducks here when we were little. Walk across the bridge and hike back in the woods next to the water. It is very pretty peaceful spot to visit. I can still hear the sound of the water-wonderful childhood memories.

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  • Riverside Park-Watertown, WI

    If in the Watertown area and you are looking for a good spot to let the kids or yourself stretch your legs-Watertown has a nice city park by the river:Around 30 acres of Tennis courts,baseball,volleyball, nice new playground,river, huge grassy area, and of course the Watertown duck families. Every spring you can see the mamma duck and her little...

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  • Octagon House

    Located in Watertown (small town between Madison & Milwaukee) An octagon shaped house completed in 1854 It has 57-rooms and my favorite a 40-foot spiral cantilever hanging staircase; Victorian-style furnishings throughout, On the grounds is the restored first kindergarten founded by Margarethe Meyer Schurz in 1856 and 100-year-old barn with early...

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Watertown Hotels

Watertown Restaurants

  • Ice Cream 1950's Style!

    Right downtown not too far from the river is Mullen's Dairy, an old time Ice Cream Parlor-decorated in the 1950's style with stools that spin and hard candy sticks at the counter. Wonderful spot to stop on a hot summer day! Ice Cream-It's all good!

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  • Mullen's the best in a three-man field

    Watertown is increasingly a city of chains, as mom-and-pop places give way to Applebee's and a third Subway (no. Really. For 23,000 people, you have three Subways.) But we still do ice cream right, with three places worthy of your attention. One is Culver's, a chain admittedly, and technically it's custard, but still worth it. Another is Schuett's,...

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  • Okay, I have TWO places tying...

    Okay, I have TWO places tying for the honors. The first is Phil's (South 2nd)--awesome Gyros and good pizza too. My other favorite spot to go for pizza is the bar at Settler's Bay (ever so slightly OUT of town off of HWY 16).Phil's is anything but pretentious, and it can be fun to suck down a few brews and people watch there. While Settler's Bay...

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Watertown Nightlife

  • by Jotenhjem Written Oct 4, 2002

    Froggy's is pretty popular for the drinking type. Under 21? Go to Charlies on 9th and wisconsin st. Cool place, video games, pool tables, live dj's, dance floor, and my best friend is the DJ. If Dan's working, tell him Nate sent 'ya! :)
    Froggy's : Typical sports bar, mixed clientel, barfights every week or so.
    Charlies : Nice dry bar, younger croud, nice hangout with games, pool, etc...

    Dress Code: Jeans, T-Shirt. If you dress like Bill Gates, you're overdoing it.

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Watertown Transportation

  • by Jotenhjem Written Oct 4, 2002

    take I-94 out of Madison or Milwaukee, and turn north on the highway 26 exit. Will run right by holiday inn, and further will go downtown.
    Call the cab. Costs $2.00 anywhere you need to go, only within city limits.

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Watertown Local Customs

  • by hijinxed Written Oct 4, 2002

    Having spent most of my life in diversely populated areas, I STILL have a difficult time dealing with the fact that Watertown's citizens are largely white and Lutheran/Catholic. There is a growing Hispanic population and as a result it's not a bad idea to speak a litle Spanish here. But if you're like me and used to being around people of all colors, cultures and creeds, it can be a little stifling. On a positive note, some of the churches in town are really neat examples of turn-of-the-centure architecture.

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Watertown Off The Beaten Path

  • by hijinxed Written Oct 4, 2002

    One of my favorite spots in town is one I didn't even notice for the first few years I was here. It's called Tivoli Island Natural Park. It's nothing more than a footbridge to an island on the river, with a path in the woods... but it's very peaceful and pretty and is a great place to go when you want to be with Mom Nature. It's on the East end of town right off of Main Street.

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Watertown Favorites

  • by Jotenhjem Written Oct 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: I usually end up going to Froggy's on Main and 3rd, stop in at the gas station I used to work at, and maybey go to Charlies on Wisconsin and 9th.

    Fondest memory: I used to like leaving Watertown, until I joined the Navy. Now I like to return from Norfolk, VA where I live now.

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