There’s plenty to do in Beloit. From angels to grist mills, to museums to sports…you'll find both entertainment and cultural fun. Choosing what you would want your group to do first may be your biggest challenge. Our staff at Visit Beloit would be happy to help you plan your group visit; just ask for Vicki Stone. She can also suggest great group friendly restaurants or try a "Bucket Lunch"
Please check out the page "Hub N Spoke" for more idea's of area attractions that can be included in your tour.
Bring a picnic lunch and sip lemonade by the ‘old mill stream’ after you tour Beckman Mill. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Beckman Mill is one of Wisconsin’s only restored, working gristmills. Built in 1868, the mill has been restored to how it looked and operated in its hay days of the 1920’s. The Creamery serves as the visitor center & gift shop where fresh ground corn meal and other mill gifts may be purchased. The 50 acre county park also features a a restored cooperage, nature path, the rebuilt dam, blacksmith & saw mill shop display, a one-of-a-kind fish ladder, a picnic area with shelter, and heritage garden. Bring your fishing pole and wet a line in the 17 acre mill pond.
Located on County H, 5 miles west of Beloit on Highway 81 Map It
608-365-1600 or 608-362-3267
1pm-4pm Saturday & Sundays, May-October
(Group tours by appointment)
$3 Donation suggested.
For a unique experience, you can restore your soul as you walk among the largest privately held angel collection in the world. Opening in 1998, this workd one-of-a-kind museum is home to over 12,000 angels featuring the Berg Angel collection is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, and visited by people from around the world. The Angel Museum is also home to more than 700 black angels donated by TV host Oprah Winfrey. Displays rotate several times a year. Be sure to visit the Heavenly Treasures Gift Shop and enjoy a rejuvenating stroll through the Angel museum’s heavenly gardens. Groups may enjoy lunch or dessert in A Taste of Heaven Café by special arrangement.
The Beloit Angel Museum
656 Pleasant, Beloit
10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday April-December
Closed the months of January, February and March except by special appointment.
(Group Tours & luncheons by appointment are encouraged) Admission charged
America’s favorite pastime at it’s best! Enjoy major league fun at minor league prices at a Beloit Snapper’s baseball game, the Class A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Groups of 25 or more can ‘Tailgate’ without the car in the catered picnic area with advance reservations. Season runs April through early September with special themed nights and great fireworks displays during the season.
Pohlman Field at Telfer Park
2101 Cranston Road, Beloit
608-362-2272, 800-SNAP-2-IT or 800-762-7248
Travel through unique exhibits where entertainment meets history in a collection of unbelievable artifacts representing American culture with themes of Turn of the Century, Kennedy Day in Dallas, Gangsterland, Movieland, Famous Cars & Stars like Marily Monroe, James Dean and Elvis Presely. Each exhibit is artistically designed with graphic illustrations and historic information like a huge collection of one-of-a-kind and rare artifacts spanning an American President’s life and tragic betrayal.
Group tours as always welcome
13825 Metric Drive, Roscoe, IL
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday
Road racing enthusiasts enjoy regular visits to Blackhawk Farms Raceway. Located just minutes from Beloit, the seven-turn, two-mile asphalt course challenges both amateur and professional drivers. Spectators enjoy sports car, motorcycle and go-cart racing weekends.
15538 Prairie Road, South Beloit, IL
Open weekends, April-October
One visit to the Beloit Historical Society Lincoln Center allows you to immerse yourself in Beloit area history through changing exhibits at the Solem Museum. At the heart of the Beloit Historical Society and home to over 30,000 individual peices of Beloit's rich past. You can pay homage to Beloit athletes in the Ted Perring Sports Hall of Fame and visit the Arthur Missner Veterans Gallery. The Historical Society also sponsors numerous programs, events and workshops throughout the year.
845 Hackett St., Beloit
Step back in time and view how life was in the Mid-1800’s in this artfully restored Victorian homestead and barn bult in 1857 by James Hanchett and restored to its original glory in every way, is a perfect chance to truly experience life in the 19th century in Beloit. On the grounds, is an1873 one-room schoolhouse. Fine period furnishings and a newly restored kitchen show how ‘the upper middle class’ lived at the turn of the century. In the fall, Heritage Days offer a full weekend of fun at the homestead.
2149 St. Lawrence Ave., Beloit
Tours by appointment, June–September
History comes alive in the newly restored 1850’s Bushnell Wheeler House situated high on the bluffs overlooking South Beloit and Beloit. The South Beloit Historical Society makes its home here and has lovingly reclaimed the beauty of this historic Italian Villa and its sloping grounds. Group tours are welcome by appointment. Be sure to visit the artfully decorated house during the holidays and then return to enjoy homemade ice-cream on the lawns during the annual Summer Social. Call for specific event information.
542 Wheeler Avenue, South Beloit, IL
Tours by appointment.
Prospect Avenue & Bushnell Streets, Beloit
11 am-4pm Tuesday - Sunday - closed Mondays and collge holidays
Free Admission. (Group tours by appointment.
Located on the Beloti college Campus, visitors will appreciate the beautiful architecture of the Wright Museum, as well as the fine art displayed. More than a dozen exhibitions, drawn from the permanent collection, regional and student artists, and national touring shows fill the galleries year round.
Wright promotes experiential learning through an engagement with art that is both visual and tactile. It also endeavors to promote a critical reading of art as it shapes our cultural and intellectual history. Appreciate the beautiful architecture of the building as well as the fine art exhibits. www.beloit.edu/wright
Visitors can view artifacts from around the world at the internationally renowned Logan Museum of Anthropology. Displays include Native American baskets, Pre-Columbian and Prehistoric Native American ceramics and archaeological specimens from Beloit vicinity. www.beloit.edu/logan
See our galaxy and billions of stars on the Observation Deck at Beloit College. Free open houses are offered on selected dates during the academic year. Observe stars and star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and planets with the 10-inch telescopes on the roof of the spectacular new Beloit College Center for the Sciences, a LEED certified green building.
Center for the Sciences
Corner of Emerson and College St.
Open during selected dates throughout the academic year.
Area orchards boast of national award-winning ciders, plus fresh picked or ‘pick your own’ apples and other seasonal fruits, apple pies, apple cider donuts, jams & jellies.
3537 S. Duggan Road, Beloit
6420 S. Emerson, Beloit
15704 Wittwer Rd., South Beloit, IL
3005 Riverside Dr., Beloit
Located behind Midwest Acupunture and Pain Treatment Center, on Hillside Drive.
Open to the public. No Charge.
There are many reasons to walk a labyrinth. Some walk it as an excuse to get outside, while others use it when wrangling with a difficult problem. Labyrinth walking is also said to integrate the left and right sides of the brain. "It helps people access their creativity," said Beloit Labyrinth designer Loris Damerow.
There are some, however, who believe that the labyrinth's purpose is to not have a purpose at all. "You are walking it for the process rather than the destination," said Karen Dodson, a licensed acupuncturist in Beloit who hosts the Beloit Labyrinth at her business.
Come find out for yourself the benefits of walking a labyrinth at the seven-circle Beloit Labyrinth.
The paths of the labyrinth are wide enough for a walker and there are no stairs. The field is flat, but the grass may be uneven.
Located just minutes from Beloit, this Christmas tree farm keeps busy all year ‘round! The farm comes alive with Fall Family Fun Days when you can find your perfect pumpkin, enjoy pony rides and more. Starting in mid-November, old fashion holiday fun awaits you when you can enjoy a horse drawn hayride through hundreds of acres as you search for that perfect Christmas tree, or stay warm in the Cabin Café with a cup of wassail or cocoa and select a precut tree ready to go.
Santa arrives on weekends, along with sightings of a real reindeer and other farm animals makes this visit a classic holiday memory. The gift shop is full of unique items and features an endless variety of homemade fudge and other goodies. Groups can schedule a fascinating wagon tour of the farm or a bon fire outing. The newly renovated log cabin style lodge with post & beam interior offers a charming place for your event with a seating capacity of up to 300 people. An outdoor garden wedding area is also available for use.
4661 Yale Bridge Road, Rockton, IL
815-624-7579 or 800-423-6635
30 Minutes from Beloit
We invite you to experience life on a vibrant working farm that was featured in the award-winning documentary film “The Real Dirt on Farmer John”. Through their outreach classes, Angelic Organics Farms becomes a living classroom for hundreds of kids, adults, and families each year. There are many ways to explore their 155 acres of beautiful vegetable fields, pasture, and woods, take a farm tour, a skills workshop, or a program tailored for your group.
Angelic Organics Learning Center
1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia, IL