Croeso! Welcome to the Village of Wales. The Village was settled in the 1840s by Welsh immigrants who left the rich culture and heritage we enjoy today. Over the ensuing years, we have striven to preserve the record of those early settlers. A collection of memorabilia and documents are maintained for review by the public and researchers alike.
Wales is a quaint community steeped in tradition, yet brimming with modern-day commercial growth. Our friendly village is rich in history, recreation and pure enjoyment. All this is set in the beautiful landscape of the lower Lake Country area. Make Wales a stop along the way and enjoy our parks, golf courses, bike trails, antiques, shopping, numerous restaurants and an abundance of professional services.
The Glacial Drumlin State Trail offers something for those that enjoy a bit of hiking and biking. For the more adventureous biking, on or off road, the beautiful roads of the Southern Kettle Moraine provides wonderful routes and scenic views. Surrounded by beautiful Waukesha County, the state and local county parks have beautiful trails for mountain biking, hiking and cross country skiing. Furthermore, hike the Ice Age Trail. Not only does it bring traditional hiking with scenic enjoyment but also historical insight to the terrain development. The trail segments offer different terrains that provide for a wide range of ability in hiking.
Looking for microbreweries in the area? Sweet Mullets, Delafield Brewhaus & Water Street Brewery will wet your whistle and quench your barley and hops craving.
For tour lovers, Ten Chimneys is the National Historic Landmark estate of 20th century Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Guests are treated to one of the most inspirational house tours in the country. Almost all of the estate's beguilingly personal decor and collections are intact and unchanged since the Lunts first assembled them in the 1930's and 40's. Also nearby is Gallery 1. They are the premier destination for your art, gifts, framing and memorabilia. They feature many unique artists, host events and can work with you on any size custom framing project.
Find your perfect getaway here, in the heritage-rich Villiage of Wales. You can be sure the community will have plenty to share!