Visit three city blocks of unique boutique shopping in vintage buildings located just a
block from the Ripon Historical Society. Included in this area is the Ripon Town
Square, featuring the first ever Marcus movie theater. This main street area, known as
Watson Street, has been a part of the Wisconsin Main Street community revitalization
program for over two decades. This area is also listed on the State and National
Register of Historic Places.
Ripon offers a variety of restaurants, a craft brewery, an ice cream shop, and a coffee shop just
steps from the Ripon Historical Society. Other unique restaurants, including a winery, are located outside of the downtown area.
Visit Larson’s Famous Clydesdales, Vines & Rushes Winery, Knuth Brewing Company, and Marcus Campus Cinema.
Hike through South Woods or the Ceresco Prairie Conservancy at Ripon College, ride the Ceresco Prairie Mountain Bike Trails, walk or bike The Northwestern Trail, Mascoutin Valley State Trail or enjoy one of Ripon’s six city parks. Catch a lecture, music
concert or live theatre at Ripon College.
Beautiful Green Lake is a short drive away and is the home of the Thrasher Opera House.
The Green Lake Festival of Music hosts many live musical events throughout the summer. Take a short drive down the road from Green Lake on a summer Saturday to browse through the famous Princeton Flea Market. Twenty miles the opposite direction of Ripon is the home of the EAA Aviation Museum and the annual EAA AirVenture every July.