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Things to do in Vernon County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“You won't find better quality food in the Driftless area. This place is very popular with the foodie crowd, so we recommend making reservations on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“The Kickapoo Valley Reserve has an extensive system of rustic trails for equestrians, bikers, and hikers. The equestrian and mountain bike trails are open from May 1 through November 15, as weather permits. Hiking is permitted year-round on all trails.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Wildcat offers excellent hiking and several drop-in points for tubes, kayaks or canoes!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
“Rooted Spoon Culinary offers a seasonal menus that highlight locally sourced and sustainably produced ingredients. Their Friday Night Tacos can't be beaten. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Book Store
“Used books housed in historic tobacco warehouse. One of a kind art objects. Owner Eddy is a town treasure! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local coffee roaster Kickapoo Coffee has a café serving baked goods and daily lunch specials.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“quiet friendly atmosphere and full bar with craft cocktails too! Food is locally sourced and always wonderful”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This winery is small, welcoming and offers the most amazing wood fired pizzas on weekend evenings. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“A friendly, well-stocked neighborhood bike shop that has everything you need to enjoy the miles of incredible on and off road biking in the area. Knowledgeable staff will get you totally outfitted!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Temple Theater was saved from demolition by community members who loved the Theater. A variety of shows is on their calendar all the time.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“The experts in the area for fisherpeople, offering guided tours, supplies and more...”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Large craft beer selection and normal bar fare. Nice outdoor patio for Viroqua.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“This place has solid bar food and a salad bar. The decor is sure to bring out the inner hunter in you.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“In addition to hosting concerts, plays, book readings and other cultural events, the Ark has a cozy cafe that serves lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays. Check online to see what's up!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nature
“There are two other canoe rental outfitters in Ontario. It's a great activity even grandparents can enjoy. The mosquitoes are the only thing you really need to be concerned about. :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Sidie Hollow County Park is 521 scenic acres, including a 40-acre lake formed as part of a flood control dam. In 2006, Vernon Trails entered into a strong relationship with Vernon County Parks and immediately implemented the design and development of a shared-use, natural surface trail system. Vernon Trails has continued to improve, maintain, and add to these trails that surround the lake, trout streams, and campgrounds. Sidie Hollow’s trails are perfect for hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, nordic skiing, and mountain biking.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“You won't find better quality food in the Driftless area. This place is very popular with the foodie crowd, so we recommend making reservations on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“quiet friendly atmosphere and full bar with craft cocktails too! Food is locally sourced and always wonderful”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This winery is small, welcoming and offers the most amazing wood fired pizzas on weekend evenings. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Large craft beer selection and normal bar fare. Nice outdoor patio for Viroqua.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite pizza place which has delicious homemade pizza and also many flavors of ice cream! They are a hidden gem in the driftless region! Make sure to make reservations before hand as it books up fast and they only prepare a certain amount of pizza each day! Closed for winter after 11/3/19.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and beer located in a historic building on the main drag in Hillsboro! Have live entertainment on the weekends!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great drinks, excellent food, wonderful outdoor seating. Make sure you check out the trout pond!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have a great pizza buffet, full menu, and great selection of brews from the bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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