Beloit WI was named the most underrated city in Wisconsin by House Method. The art, culture, food scene, and historic sites are some of Beloit’s specialties!
A DIVERSE FOOD SCENE
Beloit offers several authentic farm-to-table experiences. Locals and visitors love Double B Farm & Country Café!. It is a true mom ‘n pop working farm with a plethora of animals! Double B prepares mouthwatering, home-cooked breakfast and lunch options. The café uses only farm-fresh ingredients! Delicious muffins made with duck eggs are their specialty. Of course they are called Duck Butt Muffins!
Bushel & Peck’s Local Market is an organic farm, preservation kitchen, and restaurant all-in-one! Try their Farm-to-Fork burgers, sandwiches, salads, and homemade jams, pickles, soups and relishes.
Furthermore, Beloit prides itself in offering a variety of authentic Mexican cuisine! Taste the most flavorful burritos, tacos, and chimichangas!
Beloit is known for several Wisconsin-style supper clubs and fine dining options. To sum up, The 615 Club, Benedetti’s Supper Club, and The Butterfly Club all offer an authentic supper club experience. For instance, you will find house-made soups, unforgettable appetizers, Wisconsin Fish Fry, and Brandy Old-Fashioneds! Also, some warm Midwestern hospitality!
MORE FOR FOOD ENTHUSIASTS
If you are looking for something a bit more casual and trendy, you’ll want to hit up Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar. For example, the Wisconsin beer selection and gourmet burgers menu will leave you spoiled for choices. This hip spot offers stuffed burgers like the Juicy Lucy! Other than this, they offer twenty Wisconsin beers on tap. Also, grab a plate of deep-fried cheese curds!
A CITY OF BEAUTY & HISTORY
Beloit sits on the midway point of the Rock River Trail. This is a 320-mile course spanning Wisconsin and Illinois. The multi-use trail was established in 2010 to promote recreational use. Enjoy the trail with friends, family, or even solo! For example activities include, paddling, driving, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and flying. You can also taste the trail on the Chocolate Trail, and appreciate art on the Art Route. Or discover history on the History Trail.
Take a quiet kayaking trip on the Turtle Creek and view one of the nation’s oldest 5-arch stone bridges. Or jump off a plane with Skydive the Rock. You will see miles of Wisconsin’s and Illinois’ landscape. Wisconsin’s oldest private college, Beloit College, is home to historic buildings, some built as early as the 1840s. Also on campus – twenty ancient effigy mounds! These mounds were built between AD 400 and 1200 by Native Americans identified as Late Woodland People.
The Beckman Mill County Park offers a rustic retreat into nature. Tour the 50-acre county park. Also stroll through a vintage garden or shop at the gift corner. Other than this, the park includes a saw mill display, a creamery, a blacksmith shop, and a pond with a fishing pier. The main attraction – the Beckman Mill – is a grist mill originally built in 1868. It was placed on the National register of Historic Places in 1977.
FROM MANUFACTURING TO TECH COMPANIES
Once the site of world-famous paper-making machine industry, Beloit witnessed America’s industrial boom firsthand. The 1858 ironworks company was initially named Merrill & Houston Ironworks, and later Beloit Iron Works. Today, the site has been renovated into the Ironworks Campus. The 24-acre campus is home to thirteen different businesses. This includes tech companies Comply 365 and AccuLynx. The campus stands as a symbol of Beloit’s resilient, hard-working, and innovative community.
Beloit is also home to ABC Supply Company that is owned by Diane Hendricks. Diane was named the nation’s wealthiest self-made woman in 2018.
Beloit comes together to celebrate arts, culture, and tradition. For instance, the Beloit Farmers’ Market is now the second largest in the state. Also, Beloit International Film Festival is a ten-day festival featuring films, shorts, documentaries, and more from around the globe. Summer-time events like Music at Harry’s Place and Fridays in the Park ensure that Beloit is always celebrating!
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