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
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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
7. Stilt House
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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. Cedarburg History Museum
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At the Cedarburg History Museum you can take a nostalgic trip back in time as you admire an impressive collection of artifacts and memorabilia which document the history of Cedarburg and Ozaukee County. The museum is housed in the historic Hilgen and Schroeder Mill Store in the heart of historic downtown Cedarburg, where it shares its premises with the local Visitor’s Center. The museum is home to permanent exhibitions such as the Port Washington State Bank General Store Museum and also presents rotating temporary exhibitions to showcase important historic aspects of the town and county. The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday and admission is free (donations appreciated).
Cedarburg History Museum, N58 W 6194 Columbia Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012,
262 377 9620
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: 262-377-7630
10. Cedarburg Cultural Center
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Conveniently located in the heart of Cedarburg’s historic Downtown, the Cedarburg Cultural Center provides a community meeting place where the town’s cultural talents are promoted and showcased. For more than 30 years the center has brought the vibrancy of live performance art, music, and culture to the Cedarburg community and has nurtured and encouraged generations of artists and performers. There is always something worth seeing at the center – anything from juried art exhibitions to music concerts, comedy shows and live stage performances. The center also presents their popular First Friday entertainment line-up with shows, music and dancing on the first Friday of each month.
Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI 53012,
262 375 3676
11. Cedarburg Performing Arts Center
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Since their founding in 1999 the Cedarburg PAC has been bringing a quality performing arts season to Ozaukee County. They are on a constant mission to educate the general public, and especially the youth of Ozaukee County, about the joys of watching and participating in life theatre productions. Every season sees a New Visiting Artists Program which brings top-class out-of-town entertainers to Cedarburg to stage live shows in their small and intimate theatre which is so conducive to audience appreciation and participation. Master classes and workshops are presented to further expose young viewers to the magic of live performance art. Tickets are available online from their website.
Cedarburg Performing Arts, W68 N611 Evergreen Boulevard, Cedarburg, WI 53012, 262 376 6161
12. The Fermentorium
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Like many craft beer breweries around the country, the Fermentorium has its roots in a backyard home brewery. What was once a hobby soon turned into a passion for craft-beer enthusiast and brewer Kristopher Volkman, and resulted in the founding of the Fermentorium in 2016. The brewery has gone from strength to strength since then and nowadays visitors can anticipate tasting a range of more than 24 craft beers which vary from traditional styles to unique and imaginative brews. Not only can you get together with friends to enjoy your favorite brews, you can also enjoy some delicious snacks, dogs, pizza and more.
The Fermentorium, 7481 WI-60 Trunk, Cedarburg, WI 53012, 262 421 8593
13. Cedarcreek Settlement
Located in Cedarburg’s Washington Avenue Historic District, Cedarcreek Settlement is comprised of shops, restaurants and a winery, located within 5 historic buildings which date to the mid 19th century. Here you will find a variety of interesting one-off shops offering new and vintage clothing, art, pottery, jewelry, olive oil products and much more. The settlement is also home to a winery, 2 craft breweries, a café and two restaurants. The center really comes alive in the weeks leading up to Christmas when lively entertainment is laid on for shoppers each Friday, including live music, festive cookie decorating, wine and food sampling and gift draws.
Cedarcreek Settlement, N70 W.6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012,
262 377 8020
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