What to do and see in Edgerton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 27, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Edgerton is a city in Rock County and partly in Dane County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 5,461 at the 2010 census. Of this, 5,364 were in Rock County, and 97 were in Dane County. Known locally as "Tobacco City U.S.A.," because of the importance of tobacco growing in the region, Edgerton continues to be a center for the declining tobacco industry in the area. Social issue.
Restaurants in Edgerton

1. Milton House Museum

Intersection of Highways 26 and 59, Milton, WI +1 608-868-7772
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Milton House Museum

Reviewed By CityHiker73 - near Milwaukee, WI

Milton seems to be a sleepy but charming little town. It's claim to fame is being a stop on the Underground Railroad. Tours are about an hour long and bargain-priced. The waiting area has a plethora of old-time pieces and story boards. Tabby was our guide, and she spoke quickly, but clearly, and had so much information to share. She started by telling the story of the hotel, illustrated with gadgets from long ago--from a cheese cutter to a hearing aid. As we moved through the rooms, Tabby explained why visitors were passing through. She gave us time to explore all the artifacts in the rooms. Eventually the tour went to the lower level, where food was stored and escaping slaves were hidden. We even got to use the underground passage, improved enough to be easy to maneuver through. The gift shop is homey, with all sorts of well-priced and unusual items.

2. Rotary Botanical Gardens

1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545-5215 +1 608-752-3885
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5 based on 263 reviews

Rotary Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By Jason M - Kenosha, Wisconsin

During the Christmas season, the light display here is simply marvelous. You can see the entire display in about an hour, so this isn't something that will take an entire evening. Definitely a great experience for anyone during the holiday season - looking forward to coming back next year!

3. Fireside Theatre

1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-2406 +1 800-477-9505
Excellent
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4.5 based on 329 reviews

Fireside Theatre

The Fireside Dinner Theatre is one of the Midwest's most popular entertainment destinations and the only Actor's Equity dinner theatre in Wisconsin. The Klopcic family is proud to celebrate 50 years of hospitality in charming, historic Fort Atkinson. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups alike offers a variety of things to do. Browse the unique gift shops, enjoy award-winning cuisine, and top off the evening with one of the best professional theatre experiences Wisconsin has to offer.

Reviewed By Ron W - Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

It's hard to miss any musical at the Fireside but it always a treat to see the Christmas musicals. This year it is "Miracle on 34th street" and Kris Kringle is just awesome. Dinner as always was very good and don't miss the Red velvet cake with cinnamon ice cream.

4. Stoughton Opera House

381 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589-1799 +1 608-877-4400
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Stoughton Opera House

Reviewed By lani474 - Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Following a local online event calendar, we noticed a performance at this venue. Walking into the establishment, it was like time had stopped. From the open air, parlor type seating to the glorious woodwork/painting, I felt like I was at the Ford Theater in Washington DC. The performance was ok, pricey, but realizing the establishment had to cover the national performer it balanced the fee. Downsides to this venue are the wooden seats ( chair pads are provided) and the lack of refreshments sold, ( eg. bottled water , etc) A wonderful job, however, keeping this historical venue intact.

5. Northleaf Winery

232 S Janesville St, Highway 59, Milton, WI 53563-1529 +1 608-580-0575
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

Northleaf Winery

On any given day you can find fun at Northleaf Winery! Complimentary tasting, share a bottle of wine and a cheese tray, try our unique wine and chocolate pairings, paint a wine glass or a wine bottle, or just hang out with us in the tasting room or on the deck. Northleaf Winery is a small, urban, family winery. All wines are made on site in craft batches, from grapes grown coast to coast. The tasting room is in an 1850 building on the National Registry of Historic Places. We give tours of the winery by reservation, and have a free video tour in the tasting room. We have a Bistro & Market next door with a huge deck for outdoor eating and music events, and fondue dinners the last Saturday of each month. A spacious and luxurious Guest House sits above the Bistro for a great getaway for you and your special someone.

Reviewed By Toni S - Woodstock, Illinois

My husband and I visited here last week. We did the wine flights with the cheese/cracker platter. The wines were great, good pours, and the platter was enough for a meal. Great service and reasonably priced. The inside has historical charm, and even the patrons...MoreThank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience here - it's our mission to spread some fun around!

6. CAMDEN Playground

2501 Palmer Dr., Janesville, WI 53545 +1 608-755-3025
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5 based on 34 reviews

CAMDEN Playground

Reviewed By Karin R - Prairie Du Chien

this is the great thing about Janesville with kids. The wading pool is free to bring your little kids to. The playground is large and very fun. The park is huge and offers large areas to play and roam as well as trails. great way to spend a day with the kids.

7. The Cooksville General Store

11313 N State Road 138, Evansville, WI 53536-8926
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

The Cooksville General Store

Reviewed By dektolia - Minneapolis, MN

Very allergy friendly food options. None of the ice cream options contained peanut ingredients and I was surprised to find a wide variety of alternative flours.

I loved the historic elements of the building like the wooden ice box for sodas and the wooden display cases. The kids especially liked the spinning counter stools.

There was an interesting mix of items for sale - everything from pantry staples to salsas to aprons and ice cream cones.

8. Livsreise

277 W Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589-2125 +1 608-873-7567
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5 based on 24 reviews

Livsreise

Reviewed By Teresa R - Naperville, Illinois

For our twentieth wedding anniversary, we visited Stoughton and Mt. Horeb to explore my husband's Norwegian heritage. We thoroughly enjoyed the interactive exhibits and lingered in the hall, soaking in all the details. The real highlight, though, was the help my husband received in researching his Norwegian ancestors. The staff person introduced him to the online collections we needed as well as explained naming traditions which was the key to unlocking the immigrant history of his family. We are indebted to Livreise. Well worth the trip to Wisconsin!

9. Rock River Thresheree

51 E Cox Rd, Edgerton, WI 53534-9711 +1 920-723-1555
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Rock River Thresheree

Reviewed By rtb3629 - Edgerton, Wisconsin, USA

I have been going to the Rock River Thresheree for years. First with my father who grew up on a farm and used many of the old farm equipment on display and now with my grandsons - ages 12 and 15. They particularly like the old tractors especially the old steam tractors which smoke, belch and makes lots of noise. They actually drove their first tractor at the Thresheree.

But the Thresheree is so much more than just tractors. The are static displays as well as operating exhibits of narrow gauge railroad, blacksmith shop, sawmill, shingle cutting, and pile driver. There is also Civil War encampment, military vehicles and a wide variety of earth moving equipment. Add in a giagantic flea market and many food stands, and you have an event for the entire family. And, oh yes, there is a parade everyday of many of the tractors on display as well as hands-on opportunities and demonstrations of old fashion threshing and agriculture processes.

The Rock River Thresheree is a celebration of our agriculture and industrial heritage. It is something for everyone, regardless of age to see and experience. However, be advised that it is only open and operating during the Labor Day weekend annually.

and re is something for everyone - displays of old tractors and farm equipment

10. Rock County Historical Society

426 N Jackson St, Rock County Historical Society, Janesville, WI 53548-2936 +1 608-756-4509
Excellent
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Rock County Historical Society

Take a step back into the 19th century on one of our guided Lincoln-Tallman House tours, explore the fascinating new exhibits at Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center or attend one of our many events such as Tallman Arts Festival, the Lincoln Fun Dash or Janesville Historic Walking Tours. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was once a guest in Rock County's most famous residence, the Linoln-Tallman House? Constructed between 1855 and 1857, this six-floor mansion is an excellent example of Italianate-style architecture. From the basement to the cupola, each floor offers visitors a unique glimpse of daily life in 19th century Rock County. Over seventy percent of the furniture is original, making it one of the most complete historic houses in the Midwest. From 1857 to 1915, the house was occupied by the William Morrison Tallman family. In October of 1859, Abraham Lincoln stayed at the house after a series of speeches in Beloit, forever cementing the reputation of the Lincoln-Tallman House as "where Lincoln slept". On the guided tour of the house you'll learn about Lincoln's famous visit, discover how the house was built, why the Tallman family moved to Janesville from New York, their connection to abolitionism and the Underground Railroad. When you visit the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, you'll find several wonderful exhibits, a gift shop and bookstore. Current exhibits include: *Pauline Pottery showcases *Pickard China gallery *Breadbasket: Seed to Spoon exhibit *Irish in Janesville exhibit *Parker Pen artifacts

Reviewed By K L - Janesville, Wisconsin

Went to the Spirits of the night Tallman Thriller at the Tallman House. It was $20 a person for about a 15 minute tour. Start out by sitting in a dark lit room while they play a recording. Then walk to the Tallman House where a man greets you and guides you through dark lit rooms, with people walking around to make it look like spirits. A few special affects. At the end, they want you to buy expensive drinks. There should not of been any costs for drinks. Not worth it. They did have bag of chips at no cost, water, soda, and apple cider. The cost was way to high for what it was. They also rushed you through and was not able to take all in. Not worth the cost.

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