Beloit is a family-friendly city offering many indoor and outdoor activities. Take a look at some of the top picks for families below.
Breakfast: Double B Farm & Country Store is a working farm that serves authentic farm-to-table breakfast and lunch. Kids will love seeing the goats, ducks, chickens, and pigs. They are open Wednesday-Sunday 8am-12pm.
Tip #1: Allow plenty of time for your meal. It takes more time to prepare your food when it’s homemade!
Tip #2: Don’t leave without having a famous “Duck Butt” muffin. Take some to go if you’re too full!
Tip #3: BRING CASH! They don’t accept credit cards or checks.
Lunch: Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar is a great place to bring the kids for a stuffed burger and the best sweet potato fries in town. The shakes will be a big hit with the young ones as well!
Tip #1: Lucy’s is a very popular place, and they don’t accept reservations, so going early is a great idea!
Tip #2: Cut your burger in half before biting into it. The toppings are inside the burger and can be molten lava hot!
Sweet Treats: Stop in Northwood’s Premium or Flying Pig for a variety of homemade popcorns, drinks, fudges, cookies, ice creams, candies, and chocolates.
Dinner-A: Beloit’s first and oldest pizza house, Tilley’s Pizza House, is a great place to grab pizza, cheese curds, or a burger.
Tip #1: The specialty thin crust has been a local staple for years and comes to the table cut into small squares.
Tip #2: Love the pizza? Take a frozen pizza home and bake it or ship them to loved ones.
Dinner-B: The Rock Bar & Grill is located right on the Rock River and offers a large menu, great appetizers, and several craft beer options.
Tip #1: Go between 3:00 & 6:00pm for great happy hour specials.
Tip #1: Go on a Friday for their famous All-You-Can-Eat Friday Fish Fry!
There are so many fun activities for families, here are just a few!
• Beloit Sky Carp Baseball. The Sky Carp are a High-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, and have fireworks on several Friday home games throughout the summer. Sundays are Family Fun Days where kids can run the bases or play catch on the field after the game.
• Friends of RiverFront holds “Movie on the Big Lawn” at the end of August every year. The movie is always family-friendly and free! In addition, there are food vendors and fun activities for the kids. And the Beloit International Film Festival also shows outdoor family-friendly movies that are free to the public at various locations throughout the summer for its BIFF Outdoors series.
• Visit the nature center at Nature at the Confluence, to learn about the unique ecology and history resulting from the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River in South Beloit.
• Spend a day at the Krueger Municipal Pool.
• Take a tour of Beckman Mill, an authentically restored 1868 grist mill on the grounds of a 50-acre county park. You will see a new dam, mill pond, fish ladder, foot bridge, saw mill display, 1840s cooperage, visitor center, gift shop, creamery, blacksmith shop, picnic shelter, vintage garden, nature trail, and more!
• Play video games and jump in bounce houses at Coral Cove Family Fun Center. What better way to let the kids be kids than racing, bouncing, and having a blast in a bounce house room? A wristband gives them access through the whole day, whether sprinting in the obstacle courses or bouncing high for impressive dunks. There’s also more than 70 games in the arcade. Kids can take home a souvenir by trading in their tickets for prizes at the end of the day.
The Hampton Inn is an award-winning hotel conveniently located just off Interstate 90 with easy access to nearby attractions. You can start your day right with a free hot breakfast and enjoy free tea and coffee throughout the day. Guest rooms feature mini-fridges and microwaves. There is also a heated indoor pool and whirlpool! Click here for more lodging options.