Things to Do in Elkhart Lake

Elkhart Lake is unique in that it is truly a year-round destination. Whether you visit The Osthoff Resort in spring, summer, fall, or Christmas time, we offer a variety of resort activities for guests of all ages. And, if you want to venture out during your stayyou’ll find lots to do off-property as well. Check out some of our recommendations below and be sure to add these Elkhart Lake activities to your vacation itinerary.

Above and Beyond kids museum

Above and Beyond Children’s Museum

902 N 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI

At Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, their mission is to provide a special place for children and their families where education and fun connect through exploration and discovery with three floors of fun.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

A& B Children' Museum

 

Anchor Lanes

Anchor Lanes

230 Lincoln Street, Elkhart Lake, WI

Fun for all ages, Anchor Lanes boasts 12 lanes of bowling including galactic bowling on weekends for late night fun with food and drink available.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

Anchor Lanes

 

bookworm gardens

Bookworm Gardens

1415 Campus Drive, Sheboygan, WI

An exciting, outdoor destination that provides a whimsical garden experience that also brings to life children’s literature to inspire the love of nature and books for all ages.

  • Kid and Family Friendly
  • Seasonal

Bookworm Gardens

 

childrens museum

Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac

75 W Scott Street, Fond du Lac, WI

A place where discovery and curiosity are brought to life, The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac boasts a touchable learn-by doing atmosphere to foster creativity and a passion for lifelong learning.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

Children's Museum

 

EAA museum

EAA Aviation Museum

3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI

Featuring aircraft through the centuries, the EAA Aviation Museum features multiple exhibits to watch, listen, learn, and interact with a variety of exhibits encompassing all eras of flight.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

EAA Aviation Museum

 

fondy aqua park

Fondy Aqua Park

N5820 County Road D, Fond du Lac, WI

There’s plenty of family fun to be had at Fondy Aqua Park! With triple waterslides, aqua park inflatables, dueling ziplines, and watercraft rentals, there’s so much to do to beat the heat!

  • Kid and Family Friendly
  • Seasonal

Fondy Aqua park

 

fondy sports park

Fondy Sports Park

N5820 County Road D, Fond du Lac, WI)

Featured activities include go-karts, mini-golf, off-road karts, bumper boats as well as indoor and outdoor sports activities. With a climbing wall, paintball shooting gallery, mazes, and trampolines, there’s plenty to do for everyone!

  • Kid and Family Friendly
  • Seasonal

Sports Park

hennings cheese

Henning’s Cheese

20201 Point Creek Road, Kiel, WI

Enjoy the true taste of Wisconsin with a visit to Henning’s Cheese Store and Museum! Showcasing the cheese equipment that was used during the early 1900’s, visitors can also enjoy live viewing of cheese being made Monday through Friday morning.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

Henning's Cheese

henschels museum and trout farm

Henschel’s Indian Museum and Hidden Springs Trout Farm

N8661 Holstein Road, Elkhart Lake, WI

With a museum full of artifacts found on site and surrounding areas, the ancient springs that feed the trout ponds and land has offered one of the most complete collections in Wisconsin to teach about the lives of the original culture that inhabited the area. Come for the museum and stay for the fishing and catch yourself a Brook Trout or Rainbow Trout. Keep what you catch!

  • Kid and Family Friendly
  • Seasonal

Museum and Trout Farm

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The Intuitive Balance

176 E Rhine Street, Elkhart Lake, WI

Welcome to The Intuitive Balance – a single place where you can find everything you need from basic educational resources on how crystals work to high quality services and ethically sourced crystals.

The Intuitive Balance

Art Center

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI

Founded in 1967, JMKAC has preserved, studied, and exhibited artist-built environments, earning a worldwide reputation. It includes eight galleries, two performance spaces, a café, a museum shop, and a drop-in art-making studio.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

Art Center

 

john michael art preserve

John Michael Kohler Art Preserve

3636 Lower Falls Road, Sheboygan, WI

Step behind the scenes and explore The John Michel Kohler Art Center’s working museum collection site! Dive into captivating works of art, journey floor by floor, and get up close with artist tableaux, even when they're not on display in exhibitions. Come see art in a whole new way!

  • Kid and Family Friendly

Kohler Art Preserve

 

kohler-andrae state park

Kohler-Andrae State Park

796 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, WI

Home to miles of beaches, stunning sand dunes, beautiful blue Lake Michigan waters, and home to an abundance of wildlife as well as recreational activities and trails.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

Kohler-Andrae state Park

Lincoln Park Zook

Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo

1215 N 8th Street, Manitowoc, WI

Located in Manitowoc, The Lincoln Park Zoo has just under 200 animals, situated along the Little Manitowoc River and close to Lake Michigan. Admission is free and is the perfect place to spend a few hours while becoming familiar with education and ethical zoo practices as you meet a variety of North American animals.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

Check out the Zoo

Parnell Tower and Kettle Moraine State Forest

Parnell Tower and Kettle Moraine State Forest

W7876 County Road U, Plymouth, WI

The highest point of elevation in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Parnell Tower offers the best panoramic views of Sheboygan County and surrounding areas. The Parnell Tower Trail is a 3.5-mile loop that overlaps with parts of the Ice Age National Trail.

  • Kid and Family Friendly

Parnell Tower

plank road distillery

Plank Road Distillery

601 Eastern Avenue, Plymouth, WI

With a beautiful tasting room and scrumptious cocktails, visit this old historic blacksmith building on the river where they don’t do tours, they offer an experience. Friendly services and fair prices, they offer hand crafted spirits and unique specialty cocktails featuring local ingredients.

  • Family Friendly

Plank Road Distillery

plymouth DTR

Plymouth Dirt Track Racing

229 Fairview Drive, Plymouth, WI

Hosting sprint cars, late models, grand nationals and B modes as well as other regional and national touring series, Plymouth’s 1/3 mile dirt track is a top destination for race enthusiasts with full concessions offered.

  • Kid and Family Friendly
  • Seasonal

Plymouth DTR

road america

Road America

N7390 Hwy 67 Plymouth, WI 53073

Road America in Plymouth, WI, offers not only a premier motorsports racing experience on its challenging 4-mile track but also features go-karting, disc golf, and scenic trails for a variety of outdoor adventures.

  • Family Friendly

Road America

Sheboygan Marsh Tower

Sheboygan Marsh Tower

7039W County Rd S R, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

The Sheboygan Marsh Tower offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding marshlands and is a great spot for birdwatching, hiking, and enjoying nature.

  • Family Friendly

Sheboygan Marsh Tower

Quarry beach and water park

Sheboygan Quarry Beach and Adventure Park

3401 Calumet Drive, Sheboygan, WI

Sheboygan Quarry Beach and Park is a family-friendly destination located in a beautifully forested area equipped with inflatable equipment perfect for seasonal swimming and sliding.

  • Kid and Family Friendly
  • Seasonal

Sheboygan Quarry Park

switch gear brewing

Switch Gear Brewing

44d Gottfried St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Switchgear Brewing in Elkhart Lake offers a cozy atmosphere to enjoy a variety of craft beers, complete with a welcoming taproom and frequent live music events.

Switch Gear

throttlestop

Throttlestop

20 Victory Ln, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Throttle Stop in Elkhart Lake is a unique destination where car enthusiasts can explore an impressive collection of classic and exotic cars, as well as enjoy a fully stocked motorsports shop.

Throttlestop

two fish gallery

Two Fish Gallery

244 E Rhine St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Two Fish Gallery in Elkhart Lake, WI, showcases an eclectic array of local art, handcrafted jewelry, and unique home decor, all within a charming and inviting space.

Two Fish Gallery

wade house

Wade House

W7965 WI-23, Greenbush, WI 53026

Wade House in Greenbush, WI, offers a fascinating journey back in time with its meticulously restored 19th-century stagecoach inn, interactive museum exhibits, and engaging historical reenactments.

  • Family Friendly

Wade House

The Osthoff Resort | Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Come Home to The Osthoff Resort

After a fun day exploring with family and friends, return to the Osthoff where you can relax. Our resort is the perfect home base during your Elkhart Laker vacation. We have luxurious accommodations, plenty of onsite amenities, and a convenient location near the best things to do in Elkhart Lake. Plus, when you stay with us, you can choose from our one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites with either woodland views or lake views.

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