Cedarburg, Wisconsin is a charming town full of nostalgia only 20 miles north of Milwaukee. The quaint downtown is full of boutiques, restaurants, historic inns, and cultural attractions all surrounded by pristine landscapes along the enchanting Cedar Creek. The storybook atmosphere is present throughout the community where tree-lined streets border limestone buildings in one of America's favorite small towns.
1.Cedarburg Covered Bridge
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Cedarburg Covered Bridge is one of just a few iconic covered bridges that still exist in Wisconsin. The bridge was constructed in 1876 and spans 120 feet crossing Cedar Creek. Pedestrians can still cross over the pine and oak bridge which was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1973. Visitors can drive over a more modern bridge built just a few yards away and see the Cedarburg Covered Bridge by car. A replica of this iconic bridge was built in Waushara County in 1997. Visitors can relax in Covered Bridge Park when visiting the bridge and enjoy fishing, bird watching, canoeing, and picnicking.
1728-1784 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI, 53012
2.Cedar Creek Winery
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Cedar Creek Winery is an award-winning and family-owned winery that began as a woolen mill in 1864. The mill was open for 105 years before closing after synthetic fabrics became popular. A local winemaker purchased the mill in 1972 and redesigned the property into a winery famous for cherry wines. Today, the wines are grape focused and barrel aged in stone wine cellars. Tours and tastings are available daily on the main floor. A wine shop is on site where guests can take home bottles of award-winning blush, white, and red grape wines.
N70 W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012, Phone: 262-377-8020
3.Ozaukee Interurban Trail
The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a paved, 30-mile trail that traverses the entire length of Ozaukee County. For the most part, the trail is off-road and connects the towns of Belgium, Cedarburg, Grafton, Mequon, Port Washington, and Thiensville. The path is one of the few recreational trails in the state that is free for use for all pedestrians year round. Biking, skating, running, walking, and even cross country skiing are favorite activities for this family-friendly trail that has been named "The Great Wisconsin Birding Trail" due to its abundant wildlife sightings along the woodlands, wetlands, creeks, rivers, and Lake Michigan.
4.Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts
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The Wisconsin Museum of Quilt and Fiber Arts was founded by quilters as The Wisconsin Quilt Project Inc in 1988 with a mission to preserve the creativity and history of quilting. The museum currently has more than 8,000 quilts, each with a particular story, and is located in the Hoffman-Boeker farmstead. There are typically artists exhibitions, workshops for children and adults, classes, lectures, lunches with artists, special events, and fundraisers hosted at the Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts which is a non-profit organization.
N50 W5050 Portland Rd., Cedarburg, WI 53012, Phone: 262-546-0300
5.Cedarburg Art Museum
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The Cedarburg Art Museum is a historic residence dating back to 1898 and features beautiful red brick showcasing several architectural styles including Romanesque, Classical, and Queen Anne. Visitors to the museum still walk on the original oak floors underneath hand painted canvas ceilings that have been preserved beautifully. Much of the original stained glass also remains with views overlooking the historic district of Cedarburg. The museum is home to a collection of 49 paintings that were gifted to the museum by The Ozaukee Bank in 2007.
W63 N675 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI 53012, Phone: 262-377-6123
6.Cedarburg Creek Farm
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Cedarburg Creek Farm, named for the creek that runs through it, is a giant pumpkin farm offering great family activities in the summer and early fall. The family-owned farm features free hayrides, a petting zoo with free admission, bounce house, barrel train, corn maze, and other family entertainment. The property is host to several Farm Festivals every season showcasing live musical performers, singing impersonators, and family-friendly entertainment. Guests can also enjoy picking their own pumpkin to take home, harvesting a Christmas tree, or purchasing fall flowers and décor from the onsite shop.
649 Hwy 60 Cedarburg, WI, 53012, Phone: 414-333-5600
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The Stilt House is an iconic restaurant and brewery featuring a second story that is raised on stilts. The property was raised on stilts in 1900 when a clever tavern owner found a way around the city's denial of his application for a permit to add a second floor to his bar. The current restaurant and brewery opened in 2013 and features craft beers, wine, and small plates. There is a rotating selection of draft beers as well as special "secret stash" offerings, more than 30 wines, and dozens of bottled beers to choose from. The menu offerings feature small plates and full meals.
W62 N630 Washington Avenues, Cedarburg, WI, 53012, Phone: 262-618-4889
8.Vintage Cafe and City Deli
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Vintage Café and City Deli was opened in 2005 and purchased by chef Debra in 2009. The charming restaurant is located in a historical building and is decorated with comfortable furnishings and a dozen tables for diners. There is an outdoor patio with another six tables that are surrounded by beautiful gardens of wildflowers and hydrangeas with stunning views of Cedar Creek. The menu at Vintage Café and City Deli features sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soups that are always fresh and never fried. The establishment is known for its generous portions and affordable prices.
W63 N674 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI, 53012, Phone: 262-377-4001
Tomaso's is a second generation owned family pizzeria in downtown Cedarburg. The restaurant is known for its unique way of layering toppings with the cheese on the bottom and high-quality, always fresh ingredients. Tomaso's was awarded Milwaukee Magazine's Best Pizza and Ozaukee County Best Pizza several years. Their mouth-watering deep dish and thin crust pizzas are customizable with gluten-free or whole wheat crusts available. Other menu items include sandwiches, pasta, salads, and chicken dinners. This casual dining pizzeria also sells apparel and franchise opportunities.
W63 N688 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012, Phone: 262-377-763
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