The 9 Best Things to Do in East Troy, United States

August 7, 2017 Major Galusha

East Troy is a village in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,281 at the 2010 census. The village is located southeast of the Town of East Troy. A small portion extends into the adjacent Town of Troy.
Restaurants in East Troy

1. Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, WI 53119 +1 262-594-6301
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 206 reviews

Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin is a fun way to experience the lives of immigrants to the Midwest in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Visit one of the ten working farmsteads and chat with the farmer or farm wife. Gather eggs, help in the kitchen or wood shop at the new "Life on the Farm" experience at the Koepsell Farm. Check out the 12 heirloom gardens and heritage breeds of chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, horses and oxen. Wander from farmstead to farmstead on foot or hop a tram--at a little under 600 acres you'll want to plan on at least half a day to explore everything. You can enjoy a snack or a light meal at the Clausing Barn Cafe. Old World Wisconsin is also a special place for a one-of-a-kind wedding, meeting or reunion. Or, learn even more about 19th-century life at a special workshop, day camp or school tour.

Reviewed By dekalbill - Chicago

Visiting Old World Wisconsin the first weekend of December, with the delightfully cooperative weather, was a good experience. Each of the authentic homes and businesses had docents reenacting the historical period in dress and attitude. Wandering the grounds were several "Christmas" related figures from several...MoreThank you for your review of An Old World Christmas

2. Green Meadows Petting Farm

33603 High Dr., Waterford, WI 53185 +1 262-534-2891
Excellent
88%
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5 based on 85 reviews

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Reviewed By Eureecka - Naperville, Illinois

I have friends outside of Milwaukee, and when I saw the Groupon, I thought this could be a fun activity for us. I have to admit, I thought the tickets were a bit pricey and was happy to have found a coupon.

We went last weekend and I was amazed at how much there is to do! We brought a picnic lunch. (They have tables - in the shade - but we decided to plunk down on our blankets.) A pony ride was included with admission, and I really like that the ponies were led around the circle (as opposed to those harness things at the fair that don't even let them turn their heads). There were several playgrounds, lots of different playground types of equipment, silos that were now sand pits, a hay ride, a wagon ride, and then all of the animals. The pot-bellied pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, turkeys, llama, pigs, goats (and I suspect I'm forgetting a couple) were in pens that you could actually enter. Squeak got to hold chickens! (She was much more excited about this than I was.)

We started with the pony ride, then hit a couple play areas (one with bouncy balls, a pallet maze, a giant slide made of tractor tires), then scoped out the baby ducks, took a wagon ride, climbed around on a tractor, played on tire swings, took a hay ride, climbed ALL over the old fire truck, played on another play structure, mauled the goats, chickens, pot bellied pigs, sheep, donkeys, milked a cow (thanks, buttons!), watched the goat run (they open the goat pen and you can run with the goats to their night time home), went back to the fire engine, and finally, found our way to the music cart - where they have boxes of drum sticks and you can just beat the snot out of barrels, tanks, muffin tins, other random metal, plastic, and wood objects.

I also loved that there were hand washing stations all over the place.

It was a fantastic day, we had a wonderful time, and we will definitely be back!

3. East Troy Electric Railroad

2002 Church St, East Troy, WI 53120-1302
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

East Troy Electric Railroad

Take 14-mile train rides on historic trolleys or interurban cars. Round trips from East Troy depot and museum to Indianhead Park in Mukwonago. Stops at popular Elegant Farmer store and deli. Regular trains Fri-Sat-Sun from June through October. Sat-Sun only in April and May. Visit our website for full details, including dinner trains and pizza trains.

Reviewed By rotmeister - Johnstown, Ohio

They are not open during the week. Thankfully they had a special event and let us look around and even board the electric train!!

4. Alpine Valley Music Theatre

W2699 County Road D, Elkhorn, WI 53121-3312 +1 262-642-4400
Excellent
47%
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4 based on 59 reviews

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Reviewed By Steve S

We've attended outdoor amphitheater events in Atlanta, Charlotte, and St Augustine and Alpine Valley is the biggest and the best. Holds nearly 38,000 people.

First off, this place is huge. Tons of parking. Tons of concessions. And most importantly, tons of restrooms.

Venue is old but in great shape. Tons of event staff everywhere to keep the place clean and to keep the Jimmy Buffett fans orderly.

Pay the extra for seats under the overhead cover. The lawn is great but the hill is really steep and you're not protected from the weather.

5. J. Lauber's Ice Cream Parlor

2010 Church St, East Troy, WI 53120-1302 +1 262-642-3679
Excellent
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

J. Lauber's Ice Cream Parlor

Reviewed By Rodney B - Waukesha

Visited here with the family and a couple friends. The old fashioned ambiance is always great. They have hand scooped ice cream, shakes, malts, floats, sodas, and a variety of old time candies. I also like all of their sundaes named after local camps. It's right across from the East Troy electric railroad, so it makes a great double stop if you have the time.

6. Pam's Fine Wines

100 Main St, Mukwonago, WI 53149-1306 +1 262-363-7166
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Pam's Fine Wines

Reviewed By kblux - Waukesha, Wisconsin

Hang out for regular locals, did not feel welcome being there. Sort of felt like I was interrupting their fun. Limited selection of wines by the glass. Rough around the edges.

7. Alpine Valley Resort

W2501 County Road D, Elkhorn, WI 53121-3311
Excellent
37%
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4 based on 37 reviews

Alpine Valley Resort

Reviewed By StrangeTripper - Chicago's North Shore, Illinois

During our 3 day stay at the Grand Geneva Resort over President's Day Weekend, we decided to leave the resort for a day and make the short 20 minute drive to Alpine Valley Ski Resort.... We had never been, but a friend once told me, of the nearby southeastern Wisconsin ski resorts, AV is the best....and i would agree with him.....

Not surprisingly, the hill was MOBBED on President's Day, BUT, by about 4 PM, the crowds went way down.... The 3 hi speed lifts made things move along more quickly, which was nice.... The hill itself had a nice variety of runs for various skill levels, including a nice sized, and varied terrain area..... And they were well groomed.

The rather large ski lodge is very nice and rustic.... As a comparison, I would say Cascade's lodge is a bit nicer, but AV's lodge is MUCH nicer than Wilmot's.... I got a burger and chips for lunch, which was decent.... They even had live music during the day----some dude playing acoustic guitar....

Our one boy injured his hand, so he took a trip to the first aid station.... I was surprised they had such an elaborate facility..... It literally looked like it could have been an emergency room in a small rural hospital---it had 6 or 8 beds and some limited medical apparatus.... The medic that looked after my son was very professional..... This is good to know, though i hope we never have to pay them a visit again!

So, in conclusion, we really liked Alpine Valley Ski Resort and plan to be back... Like other reviewers said, it's a great day trip destination from Chicago, Milwaukee etc.... If you're coming from Chicagoland, it's worth the extra half hour drive over Wilmot..... And, if you're staying in Lake Geneva, it's definitely worth the 20 minute drive.....

8. Skydive Milwaukee

W1341 County Road L, East Troy, WI 53120-2128
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5 based on 4 reviews

Skydive Milwaukee

Reviewed By FriendsandFamily2012 - Sussex, Wisconsin

Thank you so much Skydive Milwaukee and Courtney for the AWESOME time our family had for our son's 18th Birthday!! This was their first time skydiving and they loved it!! Not only did I feel safe in using your company, but the customer service was Outstanding!!! Thanks a million Courtney for accommodating our family's requests...you went well beyond what was expected and it was appreciated!!! Great instructors......great place!!!!

9. MF Helicopters

2085 County Road L, East Troy Municipal Airport, East Troy, WI 53120-9777
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5 based on 1 reviews

MF Helicopters

MF Helicopters offers fun, safe and memorable helicopter tours. Lifting off from East Troy Airport get an exciting bird's eye view on your customized route:: Surrounding lakes and countryside Milwaukee city and lakeshore Chicago downtown, pier and lakefront Everyone gets a window seat, so be sure to bring your camera. We fly every day, all day. The third person flies for free.

Reviewed By Brian L - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Fly with captain Frey ...he made the whole family feel special. The helicopters are clean and well maintained. The staff were really great definitely be back

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