Enjoy live music, a newly released movie at Ripon’s historic Campus Theatre or a tour of the Little White Schoolhouse which is birthplace of the Republican Party. Visit Ripon’s local winery Vines & Rushes, take a historical walking tour, or enjoy a community event or celebration! No matter your longing, or your season, the Ripon area delivers breathtaking views, lively celebrations, historic attractions and so much more. We look forward to greeting you!
920-748-2506 – 103 Watson Street – Ripon, WI 54971
Founded in 1935 by Ben Marcus as the first of many Marcus Cinemas, the Marcus Campus Cinema features 1 auditorium. The theatre is located at the corner of Watson and E Jackson Street in historic downtown Ripon. Street parking is available.
GREEN LAKE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
920-748-9398 – P.O. Box 569 – Green Lake, WI 54941
Summer series of fine musical performances in Thrasher Opera House and Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College. Annual choral & chamber music workshops.
HENDRICKS FAMILY DISTILLERY
920.379.4515 – 3570 N Cty Road K Omro, WI 54963
Hendricks Family Distillery, LLC is located on our family farm outside of Eureka, WI which is just 13 miles north of Ripon. We proudly hand craft bottles of Pure Class Vodka in small batches using choice potatoes and our product is naturally gluten free. Pure Class Vodka eloquently bestows a taste that is incomparably smooth and refined, and we offer Wisconsin’s first and only premium Light Vodka. We distill multiple times until we achieve at least 192 Proof Alcohol. The higher the proof the smoother the vodka! We are very proud to offer such high quality products. Call ahead to book a tour!
LITTLE WHITE SCHOOL HOUSE – BIRTHPLACE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
920-748-6764 – 305 Blackburn Street – Ripon, WI 54971 – email
Seasonal hours: 10am – 4pm daily, June 1 – Labor Day; Weekends in May, September and October
920-748-2100 – 1216 Street – Ripon, WI 54971
Featuring 12 lanes of bowling fun, arcade, full bar, pizza and snacks, leagues and a banquet hall.
RUSHFORD MEADERY & WINERY
920.468.6323 – 8389 Liberty School Rd. Omro, WI 54963
Shane & Laurel Coombs welcome you to the home of fine wine, mead, and cider. After making his first batch of beer in 1975 Shane followed in his mothers footsteps and began making wine. During his homemade wine, beer, and mead production Shane has won several hundred awards including multiple national awards. Laurel has been evaluating wine, mead, cider and beer most of her life and is a National Beer Judge. She is Shane’s best (worst) critic as nothing gets by her on how to improve our products.
THRASHER OPERA HOUSE
920-294-4279 – 506 Mill Street – Green Lake, WI 54941 – email This 200-seat historic opera house, built in 1910, was beautifully restored and reopened in 1997. Today, this Performing Arts, Cultural and Community Center is the site of outstanding musical, comedy, theatrical, film and other cultural and educational events. Available for private rentals. Call 920-294-4279 for more information.
VINES & RUSHES
920-748-3296 – 410 County Rd E – Ripon, WI 54971 – email
Ripon’s first winery! Our focus is on using cold hardy grape varieties capable of surviving Wisconsin’s frigid winters. Our wines are an expression of the soil, climate, farming and winemaking practices that provide a sense of place to each wine. You’ll taste our commitment to a quality, Wisconsin grown wine with every sip. Come on over and sample our wines in a relaxed environment.
RELISH THE ARTS
The Ripon area boasts an array of opportunities to enjoy the arts. Investigate the happenings at Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake, as well as performers visiting Ripon College as part of the Caestecker Fine Arts Series and the Chamber Music and Jazz Series. The Green Lake Festival of Music brings entertainers to Green Lake year-round.