More about Walworth County
More than 10,000 years ago, as the glaciers melted, the undulating topography of Walworth County was established. With a population of roughly 104,500 individuals – and a total area of only 577 square miles – it undoubtedly encourages a small-town feel.
Numerous highways serve Walworth County, the most recognizable being I-43. US Highways 14 and 12 are also heavily used. The East Troy Municipal Airport and four railroads service Walworth. Counties bordering Walworth include Jefferson County, Rock County, Kenosha, Racine, and Waukesha Counties in Wisconsin. In Illinois, bordering counties include Boone County and McHenry County.
Towns, villages, and cities – as well as some census-designated places and a slew of unincorporated communities – make up Walworth County. In Troy and East Troy, you will find the county’s two ghost towns.
As with most Wisconsin locations bordering or near Lake Michigan, fishing is one of the major pastimes in the county. Walworth’s avid outdoors people will not let the cold weather stop them. They set up fishing shanties and drill holes for ice fishing every year.
With numerous attractions and entertainment prospects throughout Walworth County, the following have been rated five out of five stars:
• Smash Zone
• Congdon Park
• Truck in a Tree
• Watsons Wild West Museum
• Wild 3L Ranch
This only touches on the sites and attractions found throughout the county. Walworth County scores big points as a lovely vacation spot and a great place to set up housekeeping.
When you’re not enjoying one of the many attractions, you’ll probably want to stop for something to eat. The options here are very nearly limitless. For Japanese, consider Rise Restaurant; Two Sisters Thai gets four and a half out of five stars for Thai food.
And if you’re just in the mood for something on the grill, consider enjoying a meal at Siemers Cruise-In. You’ll also find restaurants that feature American cuisine, Mexican, Italian, fine dining, ice cream, etc. Plus, there is no shortage of pubs for those wishing to relax and partake in adult beverages.
Malls, country stores, antique shops, and more offer shoppers multiple opportunities to search and spend. No matter the time of year – or whether you prefer your activities indoors or in wide-open spaces – Walworth County is worth checking out.