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activities for a fun-filled day off campus

If you and your friends are looking for exciting ways to make the most of your college years here in Beloit, discover these top 10 spots that every student should try!

Whether rain or shine, Beloit is buzzing with many unique things to do that will make your time in the Stateline area unforgettable.

Top 10 Things To Do For Beloit College Students

1. Get Outside and Explore the Beloit & Beyond Outdoor Art Trail

Ever take a second to view the sculptures and art pieces in Beloit? Now is your chance!  Sign up for the self-guided Beloit & Beyond Outdoor Art Trail to unlock the history of Beloit. Don’t forget to tag us at these Instagram worthy stops @VisitBeloit and use #VisitBeloit. Complete the trail and earn Beloit & Beyond prizes!

If you’ve finished the Outdoor Art Trail, check out Visit Beloit’s other Beloit & Beyond Trails – including the Café, Craft Beer, and Taco Trails! Don’t worry, we’ve got special prizes for those too.

Cost: Free!

Photo Credit: Visit Beloit

2. Dig into History at Historic Auto Attractions

Just an 8 minute drive across the Wisconsin border into Roscoe, IL, you’ll find a unique museum full of history. Be sure you have plenty of time, Historic Auto Attractions has over 80,000 sq. ft. of exhibits! Just a small portion of exhibits include collections of Presidential and World Leader’s Limousines and memorabilia, Big Foot Monster Trucks and Speed Boats, Egyptian Artifacts, NASA Space equipment, the iconic Batmobile from the Batman franchise, and so much more!

Hours of Operation:

Address: 13825 Metric Rd. Roscoe, IL 61073

Cost: $28

An Elvis Presley statue at the Historic Auto Attractions Museum stands in front of a white Cadillac exhibit.

Historic Auto Attractions / Photo Credit: Peer Canvas

3. Swing on over to a Beloit Sky Carp Game at ABC Supply Stadium

Catch a Sky Carp baseball game at the newly built ABC Supply Stadium. You won’t be disappointed! The Sky Carps are a High-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Aside from the weekly games, there are plenty of themed events, great food choices, and promotions. The baseball season runs from April through September.

Hours of Operation: Check game day schedule here

Address: 217 Shirland Ave. Beloit, WI 53511

Cost: purchase individual game tickets here

ABC Supply Stadium / Photo Credit: Travel Wisconsin

4. Watch a Movie on The Big Screen at Classic Cinemas 

There’s nothing better than watching a movie with a bucket of freshly popped popcorn! The 10-screen newly renovated Beloit movie theatre creates a luxury experience with heated reclining seats and free refills on popcorn, soda, and slushies. On Tuesdays, they offer $5 movies all day! View movies and showtimes here.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday: 9:30 am – 10:30 pm

Address: 2799 Cranston Rd. Beloit, WI 53511

Cost: Purchase tickets here

Photo Credit: Classic Cinemas Beloit Theatre

5. Shop for Unique, Unexpected Findings

Whether you’re a fan of antiques and collectibles, vintage items, or unique gifts, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. Spending a full day exploring these shopping spots is easy, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of items available. You can even pick up a few things for yourself while you’re at it, or just enjoy browsing for that perfect gift.

Find our antique shopping trail here.

Find other fun shops here.

Bountiful Beloit / Photo Credit: Visit Beloit

6. Skate over to Edwards Ice Arena

Chill out at the Edwards Ice Arena, open mid-October through March. They have public open skating times available. Didn’t bring your ice skates with you to college? No biggie, they got you! Skate rentals are $3/pair. If you aren’t great on the ice, they have skate helpers available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Edwards Ice Arena / Photo Credit: Peer Canvas

7. Get your Game Face on at Ironworks Golf Lab

Try out the HD Simulators at the Ironworks Golf Lab for something fun to do with a group of friends. The state of the art technology gives you the opportunity to golf at 80+ courses around the world. Golf not your thing? They have two Visual Sports Simulators that let you choose to play interactive games including baseball, football, basketball, zombie dodgeball and more!

Hours of Operation:

Cost: Varies by reservation time, book here

Ironworks Golf Lab / Photo Credit: Geronimo Hospitality Group

8. Take a Walk in the Park

If you feel like taking a break from homework and getting some fresh air, head out of your dorm and explore the beautiful parks, trails, and reserves that Beloit has to offer! You’ll find nearly 1,000 acres of park space waiting for you to discover. And if you’re in the mood for a fun activity, complete the Beloit & Beyond Outdoor Art Trail while you’re out and about.

Hours of Operation: Check each park, trail, and reserve for their specific hours.

Cost: FREE!

Big Hill Park / Photo Credit: Visit Beloit

9. Grab Your Team to Bowl at Viking Lanes

Organize a fun bowling night with your friends at Viking Lanes, and take a break in between games to grab a bite at the snack bar. Don’t worry if you’re not great at bowling, it’s still a blast to play! For a unique experience, try out moonlight bowling with the music turned up and the lights down low. Be sure to check out their promotions.

Hours of Operation:

Open Bowling Hours

Cost: $5.75 per game, $4.50 for rental shoes (check website for promotions and specials)

Photo Credit: Viking Lanes

10. Set High Scores and Break Records at Coral Cove Family Fun Center

Feel like a kid again at the nostalgic Coral Cove Family Fun Center, where you can transport yourself back to your childhood days. Experience the thrill of skeeball, air hockey, and a variety of 70+ classic arcade games that are sure to bring a smile to your face. Whether you’re looking to play solo or enjoy time with friends Coral Cove is the perfect place to unwind and have fun.

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Photo Credit: Coral Cove Family Fun Center

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