Delavan is located in the southeastern region of Wisconsin, less than an hour away from bustling Milwaukee and offers an escape to a small town setting with quite a long history. The area was inhabited by Native American nearly three thousand years before more modern settlers first arrived back in the year 1836. While the small city of Delavan is only around a fifth of Milwaukee’s size, there is still plenty of things to do for both local residents and tourists alike. Along with several indoor attractions, Delavan is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors.
1.Belfry Music Theatre
The Belfry Music Theatre aims to continue a legacy of engaging, inspiring, and entertaining the local Delavan community and the surrounding area by hosting professional productions with the whole family in mind, enriching lives and building memories. Programs include art exhibits, children’s theater, comedy, drama, and musical theater in a historic building that uses state-of-the-art sound and lighting to enhance the live performance experience and other events. Parking is available across the road at the Mercy Hospital, with crossing guards present for event to help guests cross the street. Handicap parking is available in front of the Belfry Music Theatre.
3601 Wisconsin 67, Delavan, WI 53115, Phone: 262-394-6460
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The Calladora Spa at the Lake Lawn Resort offers “beauty by the water” and is one of the most unique and relaxing spas in this area of Wisconsin, providing a serene setting that encourages guests to achieve a blissful state. The peaceful spa consists of treatment rooms, full-service locker rooms, and a lounge area. Guests of the Calladora Spa receive a personalized experience, whether they are staying at the resort or simply spending a day at Delavan Lake. The spa is open from 9:30am until 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and from 9:30am until 7:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
2400 E. Geneva St, Delavan, WI 53115, Phone: 262-728-7950
3.Phoenix Park Bandshell
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The Phoenix Park Bandshell in Delavan, Wisconsin is a place where travelers and locals alike can find free entertainment in the city. All of the shows hosted at the Bandshell are open to the general public with no admission fee. Food is often available during these events for purchase. Guests can bring their own blankets and chairs to sit on during the music performances, during which they can choose to just sit and relax as they listen to the music or dance away. The Phoenix Park Bandshell is Walworth County’s only venue to provide all of its live music performances for free.
111 E Wisconsin St, Delavan, WI 53115, Phone: 262-728-8577
4.Duck Inn Supper Club
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The Duck Inn Supper Club in Delavan, Wisconsin is the city’s historic supper club, originating during the country’s prohibition era, during which time the Duck Inn acted as a speakeasy. This means that patrons of the club would have to “duck in” secretly to have a drink, where a bartender would inform them to “speak easy” and be quiet. Guests today can still “duck in” for dinner and a cocktail at the Duck Inn Supper Club. The menu includes several seafood, steak, and duck entrees, as well as homemade dessert created by the pastry chef and an extensive list of drinks.
N6214 WI-89, Delavan, WI, Phone: 608-883-6988
5.Sweet Aroma Ristorante
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The Sweet Aroma Ristorante serves Italian cuisine made from recipes passed down for generations from the regions of Calabria, Sicily, and Naples in Italy. Dinner at the Sweet Aroma Ristorante features “Old World” flavors and food and is served European-style with family-style salad, soup, onion and tomato side salad, vegetables, potato, and pasta. All dishes are cooked-to-order and include a variety of seafood, veal, chicken, and pasta entrees, as well as homemade desserts and pastries. The Sweet Aroma Ristorante provides a family-friendly setting and excellent service with a goal of making guests feel at home.
W7404 County Road X, Delavan, WI 53115, Phone: 262-728-6878
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Rigatony’s Delicatezzi in Delavan, Wisconsin has served traditional Italian fare to the community since 2002, however, Joseph Russo, the owner of the popular eatery, has worked in the industry since he was a kid, raised in a traditional Italian household in Chicago. Customers will find packaged and fresh imported Italian products Rigatony’s, including imported cheeses, canned goods, Italian pastas, and homemade ravioli, as well as unique items, such as prime dry-aged steaks, homemade pizza, homemade Italian beef, and homemade sausage. There is also a deli-style counter for guests who would prefer to dine in at Rigatony’s Delicatezzi.
5576 C State Road 50, Delavan, WI 53115, Phone: 262-740-2540
7.Boxed and Burlap
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Boxed and Burlap is a small business in Delavan in Wisconsin’s scenic Walworth County that was started by what be described as an “American small town dream,” with the help of friend and family. Boxed and Burlap is a combined event space and coffeehouse serving coffee that is custom roasted for the shop and not served anywhere else in the Midwest. The coffee shop aspect of Boxed and Burlap features a full-service espresso bar, along with a variety of pastries and tea. The coffeehouse is open 6:00am until 6:00pm Monday to Saturday and 6:00am until 3:00pm on Sundays.
2935 State Road 67, Delavan, WI 53115, Phone: 262-374-5497
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8.Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
The Perkins Restaurant and Bakery started as just one pancake house in the state of Ohio back in 1958 and has since grown exponentially into a leading restaurant for family dining across the United States and Canada. Perkins, which offers breakfast all day, serves a wide variety of food, ranging from omelets and pancakes to burgers and sandwiches to salads, soups, and chicken pot pie. The bakery offers a array of fresh baked cookies, muffins, and pies to satisfy diners’ sweet tooths at any time during the day that go well with the freshly brewed bottomless coffee.
1312 E Geneva St, Delavan, WI 53115, Phone: 262-740-1783
8 Best Things to Do in Delavan, WI