Do you know about these unexpected gems in Verona, Wisconsin?

Verona, Wisconsin is home to unexpected delight. Have you explored all that Verona has to offer? From sliding into the water at Fireman’s Park to exploring an EPIC tree house, Verona is waiting for you! 


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Fireman’s Park

As summer approaches quickly cool off at Fireman’s Park. The kids will love the splash pad and beach and parents will enjoy the shaded structures, concessions, and changing rooms. Plus the beach is staffed with certified lifeguards seven days a week. 

For entrance fee information, hours, and more please check here


Sow's Ear Patio

Sow’s Ear

If you have ever thought about knitting or simply just enjoy a good cup of coffee, you’ll find plenty to spark your interest at the Sow’s Ear. The warm & inviting atmosphere of the cozy cafe is the perfect place to relax, sip a drink and grab a bite to eat while knitting your next masterpiece or just relaxing with friends. You can also shop high-quality products online including fine fibers, fiber supplies, locally roasted coffee offerings plus artisan chocolates. Check out upcoming events and more using their website


Hop Haus

Local Brews 

After soaking up some sunshine by biking or swimming, Verona has a wide variety of breweries for you to sample. Owned and operated by the husband & wife team (Phil & Sara Hoechst), Hop Haus Brewing Company handcrafts exceptional, inspired, and unique beers by combining equal parts science and artistry.  They also offer a smaller menu of food items including everything you need for the “Wisconsin Diet.” (Cheesecurds, fried pickles, chicken tenders, jumbo hot pretzel, and more)

Explore their brews, food menu, and their hours using their website

Lake Louie Brewing serves twelve to fourteen beers every day, some of which you can only get here in Verona. They also have hard seltzers, hard kombuchas and non-alcoholic beverages. Lake Louie doesn’t offer any food service, but encourages patrons to order delivery or takeout from one of the many local restaurants in town! (Please don’t carry in any alcohol though)!

They pride themselves on being a family-friendly facility, and know that dogs are often considered part of the family so that's why leashed dogs are welcome in their Tap Room and Backyard Patio every day that they are open!​

Explore upcoming events including trivia and live music, plus their hours using their website



An Epic Spot to Explore

Located in Verona, Epic Systems is a healthcare software company. The Epic campus is full of treasures to explore and a great spot to get your steps in while enjoying a little adventure! Explore things like a treehouse conference room, Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, and a scene out of Harry Potter. According to their website, the campus welcomes self-guided tours on weekends from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. For the most up-to-date information, check their website


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The Mill 

Located just down the road from Verona, is the quaint town of Paoli. The historic stone Mill is home to a collection of boutiques, artisan food makers, beverage purveyors, and hospitality providers in an idyllic park setting.

The Mill offers a variety of live music, outdoor markets, events, and in an idyllic, park setting.

They offer chairs and tables for all to enjoy, but you can bring your own if it’s more comfortable. This spot is a family-friendly space where children are encouraged to explore.  Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome outside too! They do ask you please be respectful of the businesses by not bringing carry-ins. Visit their website to explore all of the businesses and events at The Mill. 



Candinas Chocolatier

Speaking of a chocolate factory…Candinas Chocolatier is dedicated to making the finest chocolates…anywhere. To founder and chocolatier Markus Candinas, this means creating the freshest confections; composing a harmonious blend of rich flavors and smooth textures for a taste that defies description. Markus learned his trade in a three-year apprenticeship program in Switzerland. Try these delicious delights for yourself! Order online or call to pick up in as little as one hour.


Did we mention that these are only a few of the amazing spots here in Verona? Stay a little longer at one of our great lodging options to pack in even more unexpected gems.