A unique blend of shopping and dining awaits visitors to Watertown. From independent retailers to national chains, Watertown offers small town charm with big city conveniences.
Local merchants pride themselves in excellent customer service, providing customers with an enjoyable shopping experience. Visitors exploring historic Main Street will be greeted by eight blocks of unique retail shops. In addition to eclectic gift shops, Main Street offers bookstores, coffee shops, jewelry stores, antiques, and an upscale shoe store. Beyond the downtown, shoppers will find more gift shops, clothing, coffee and coffee accessories, thrift stores, meats, cheeses and wine, music supplies and much more.
For those who need to refuel after a day of shopping, dining options include a choice of several privately owned and operated restaurants. For a fun lunch, explore the pubs and cafes located in the downtown area, as well as in various neighborhoods, to get a taste of local cuisine.
Have you ever been inside an octagon house? The Octagon House in Watertown, with its eight sides and 57 rooms (including halls and closets), was built in 1854 by John Richards. Octagon Houses were popular in the mid-1800s. You'll love the cantilevered staircase that seemed to be freestanding and floating in the middle of this historic home.
For cheese lovers out there, visit Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese in Watertown. Beyond their keen eye for the best cheese and sausage products, the Kraemer family makes its own cheese spreads (13 varieties in all) from recipes created themselves. These fine spreads are made in small, 40-pound batches to ensure quality, flavor and freshness. The Kraemer family sells and ships more than 500,000 pounds of premium cheese and cheese products each year all over the country and abroad.
We can't forget to mention the several walking tours that Watertown offers. Tours such as Murals and Ghost Signs, Historic Breweries, and Churches are just a few examples of tours fit for just about everyone! So, for those that enjoy that small town charm, but don't quite want to give up the big city atmosphere, Watertown will provide the perfect destination spot.