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Beaver Dam offers year-round activities for families and people of all ages. If you’re searching for you next adventure, you’ve come to the right spot! Find the best spots to fish, swim, hike, skate, and snowmobile today. Outdoors not your thing? We’ve got you covered with indoor fun too! With so many activities available, you’ll never run out of things to do!
Beaver Dam Lake
Surrounded on the north shoreline by farmland, you can relax in this beautiful, rural getaway and watch pelicans and other waterfowl in their natural habitat. At more than 6,500 acres and 41 miles of shoreline, Beaver Dam Lake has plenty of outdoor adventure opportunities, from fishing, duck hunting, boating and paddling to snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Beaver Dam Raceway
N7086 Raceway Road, Beaver Dam
Racing enthusiasts will enjoy this exciting dirt-track racing venue May through October, featuring sprint cars, midgets, late models, go-karts and more.
Beaver Dam Country Club
W8884 Sunset Drive, Beaver Dam
A traditional design 18-hole golf course with small, elevated greens and tree-lined fairways. With views of Beaver Dam Lake and rolling terrain, you are sure to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the world.
Beaver Dam Family Center Ice Arena
609 Gould Street, Beaver Dam
Home to Swan City Ice Skaters and the Beaver Dam Hockey Association. Skaters flock near and far for lessons and tournaments. Open skating is available too!
Beaver Dam River
Paddle the River
Kayaking the Beaver Dam River is an adventure at every corner. Start from the urban city center and watch the landscape change to rural farmland and wooden corridors as you meet both challenging whitewater and lazy river sections. Follow the @beaverpaddlers on Facebook for weekend paddle reports and river flow rates for your safety. Organized shuttles during runs can transport you and your watercraft back to where you started.
Tahoe Park, 96 La Crosse Street
Sundays Memorial Day – Labor Day
The award-winning Beaverland Must-skis waterski team will entertain with a jam-packed show of tricks on water, extreme waterskiing, and jaw-dropping pyramids. Take advantage of their learn-to-ski clinics too. Check their Facebook Page for their full schedule.
Beaver Dam Parks
Beaver Dam has 20 city parks, which include almost 300 acres of park lands and related facilities.
Dodge County Fair
Highway 33, Beaver Dam
The Dodge County Fair Association hosts the Dodge County Fair the third week in August. Check their website for events happening in spring, summer, and fall, including Swap Meets, a car show, food truck events, sprint car races, and the Flea Market and Craft Fair on the third Saturday of the month from May through October.
Dodge County Historical Society & Museum
105 Park Avenue, Beaver Dam
Dedicated to the preservation, advancement and dissemination of the knowledge and history of Dodge County, WI. You will lose yourself in this three-story museum located in the historic Williams Free Library.
Dodge County Parks
N7725 Highway 28 Horicon, Wisconsin 53032
920.386.3700 ext 1
Dodge County is home to five parks (Astico, Derge, Harnischfeger, Nitschke Mounds and Ledge) and recreational trails that allow you to take in the beautiful, rural landscape our county has. These parks offer opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, paddling, boating, fishing, horseback riding, disc and mini golfing, snowmobiling, ATVing, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Edwin Brix Vineyard
N4595 Welsh Road, Juneau
Edwin Brix Vineyard and Sell Family Wines is Dodge County’s first licensed winery growing a variety of red and white cold-hardy grapes. 100% of the wines are made from grapes they grow.
N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI 53032
Just minutes from Beaver Dam, the Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the U.S. and brings hundreds of thousands of visitors every year who love bird watching and are captivated by the sights and sounds of wildlife in action. The Marsh is home to over 300 bird species, over 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, and 6 miles of kayak and canoe runs.
The Explorium, located inside the Education and Visitor Center, offers the public a unique experience to explore the Marsh through time, from Ice Age to present, with state-of-the-art and hands on interactive, narrated exhibits. Air boat rides and mammoth smells await you, as well as regularly scheduled special events and outdoor activities.
Old Hickory Golf Club
W7596 State Highway 33, Beaver Dam
One of the oldest 18-hole championship golf courses in Wisconsin. Six different choices of tees to fit every level with more than thirty fairway and greenside bunkers.
Rotary Lights in Swan Park
Swan Park | 400 S. University Avenue
Make sure to plan your holiday shopping in Beaver Dam so you can take in this large, magical display of Christmas lights that nearly covers the ten acres of historic Swan Park. Display runs after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.
Tower Lanes Bowling
1660 N. Spring Street, Beaver Dam
Bring family and friends together for a great time without breaking the budget. Enjoy bumper bowling for kids, bowling leagues, volleyball leagues, car shows, live entertainment, Badger and football parties and great food.
Dodge County Trails
Gold Star Memorial Trail
3.4 mile, 10 foot wide, non-motorized path from Theiler Park in Mayville to Horicon ending at Whitty Park. Expansion to Beaver Dam is planned.
Horicon Marsh Wild Life Area
Five Miles of trails in the area. Hiking and cross-country skiing only.
Wild Goose State Trail
Runs from Highway 60 to Pautsch Road.
• Main Trail: Thirty-four Miles
• Horse Trail: Fourteen Miles
• ATV/UTV: Twenty Miles
N7416 County Road I, Juneau
In fall, families flock to Wisconsin’s largest pumpkin farm, with over fifty activities and food to play and stay all day.
YMCA of Dodge County
220 Corporate Drive, Beaver Dam
Enjoy year-round athletic and recreational opportunities for the whole family in this 67,000-square-foot recreation center with an Olympic-style pool and waterpark.