Winter activities hiking, ice fishing, skating, sledding in Beaver Dam Wisconsin

Visit Beaver Dam

Welcome to Beaver Dam, where you’ll find the perfect blend of big city attractions with small-town charm, located centrally between Madison, Milwaukee, and the Green Bay/Fox Valley area on Hwy. 151. There is so much to explore, see, and do with festivals and events happening all year long!

Foodies delight in exploring our diverse dining options. Take a stroll through the downtown and enjoy the wide variety of one-of-a-kind shops – from the quaint and artsy to fun and unique! And don’t forget the numerous live music events, theater productions, concerts, and performances happening throughout the year.

Looking for water or fishing adventure? Explore the 16th largest lake in Wisconsin! Beaver Dam Lake offers plenty of public boat access (7 boat landings), three city parks and one county park with lakefront access, and amazing sunset views. Want to rent a kayak, canoe or SUP? We’ve got you covered – Waterworks Park has everything you’ll need to get you out on the water – or bring your own!

Love motorsports? The Beaver Dam Raceway is a 1/3 mile clay oval track that is host to modified, grand nationals, Legends, sport modified, street stock racing and more! Or is birding and hiking more your speed? The Horicon Marsh is just minutes away for you to explore 30,000 acres of cattail wetlands and wildlife, with hiking and biking trails, paddling, and more!

Discover for yourself why life here is good, and start planning your visit or stay today!

Upcoming Events

Visit our annual events page to learn more about all of the wonderful and numerous events going on throughout the seasons in Beaver Dam!

Life here is good!

A friendly community of nearly 17,000 people, Beaver Dam is never short on quality entertainment, events, and activities. With plenty of shopping and dining options, flourishing music and arts scene, thriving theatre, and abundant outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities, those who stay and play in Beaver Dam know why life here is good!

Shopping

Beaver Dam is home to diverse, locally owned specialty shops and art-centric businesses that include a visual art center and gallery, art studios, healing arts studios, and fiber arts. Visit a variety of unique specialty shops and find a great selection of home decor, clothes, jewelry, furniture, and flowers. If you're looking for something specific, try one of our big box stores. Farmers Market every Tuesday and Saturday from May through October.

Arts & Culture

For those that appreciate and have a love for the arts, Beaver Dam embraces them all - performing arts include theater, music and dance, art gallery and exhibits, and music and art classes. You will find a variety of arts and cultural events happening all year long including orchestral and band concerts, theater shows and programs, and a variety of live music cover bands. Beaver Dam is also home to 25+ murals, 19 of which were painted by the Walldogs.

Nightlife

Looking for a night out on the town? Beaver Dam has a variety of bars, pubs, and venues that regularly feature live music, concerts, performances, and shows. During the warm weather season enjoy live music on outdoor patios and next to the lake or enjoy the experience and excitement and electric atmosphere at one of our live music venues. Whatever music genre you love, you're sure to find it here.

Arts

Beaver Dam is a vibrant community with a rich cultural scene. Our downtown area is home to a number of colorful murals, a vibrant theater and cinema group, as well as a number of concert venues and music festivals.

When you visit Beaver Dam, you’ll be sure to find something exciting around every corner!

Theatre and Cinema

Beaver Dam offers a cinema with a wide variety of newly released films and a new community theatre that presents multiple live production performances a year.

Music & Concerts

There is no shortage of live music when you visit Beaver Dam. From rock to orchestra, we cover it all with our summer concert series, festivals, and live music at various spots around town all year long

Beaver Dam Murals

With some of the most intricate and stunning artwork in the state, our murals tell the story of Beaver Dams culture and history.

Visit Beaver Dam Lake & River

With more than 6700 acres and 42 miles of shoreline, Beaver Dam Lake is the 16th largest lake in the state of Wisconsin and offers plenty of water adventure opportunities including fishing, boating, and paddling in the summer, duck hunting in the fall, and ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Our award-winning Beaverland Must-skis waterski team offers exciting, jam-packed shows throughout the summer at Tahoe Park beginning Memorial Day.

Plan a day or weekend excursion paddling the Beaver Dam River; a class I rated river with known for its whitewater and lazy river sections that winds through the city, rural farmland, and scenic wooded corridors. Bring your own or rent a kayak, canoe, or SUP by the hour, half day or full day from Waterworks Park.

Plan a day trip, weekend, or extended vacation exploring, fishing, and relaxing on our lake and river! 

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Don’t just take our word for it – check out what previous visitors have said about their experiences in Beaver Dam. You’ll quickly see why this is a must-visit destination!

Discover Your Next Adventure With Our Travel Blog

Our travel blog is a great resource for visitors, providing information on the best things to see and do for your next visit to Beaver Dam.

The Best Places For
Your Next Event

Beaver Dam offers a variety of unique meeting and event venues, accommodating corporate meetings and parties, sporting events and tournaments, weddings, anniversary and birthday parties, live music concerts, or class reunions. Let us help you find the perfect space for your special event!