3520 Milton Ave.
Janesville, WI 53545
Phone: (608) 754-0251
Fax: (608) 754-0256
The flamboyant Rotary Botanical Garden is one of the most spectacular botanical gardens in Wisconsin. Themed-gardens like English Cottage, French and so forth further add to its beauty. Apart from that, it also boasts of variety of plants, shrubs and vines. For more details, check website.
Offering an enormous amount of apples and apple-based products, The Apple Hut lies on Walters Road, in Beloit, WI. Expect a volley of pies, caramel apples, breads, cakes, ciders, jams and lots more here. They also sell over 15 different varieties of fresh, whole apples.
Telfer Park is a convention center, a skate park and a sports facility all rolled into one. The park sees quite a number of public gatherings and events. Entry into the park and the use of skating facilities is free for the public.
Built in 1889 to serve the city’s water needs, this historic water tower was built by a group of local businessmen. Located on the bluff overlooking the Rock River, the Beloit Water Tower once contained a 100,000-gallon (378,541-liter) water tank made of cypress, and pressurized seven miles (11 kilometers) of pipes. It stands stagnant since 1935, after a newly constructed steel water tower with twice the capacity was built adjacent to it. Today, the Shingle Style pump house at its base now houses the Beloit Visitors Center. Once regarded as a great work of masonry in the west, the Beloit Water Tower was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
The first water management system of Beloit was built in 1800s. It is today known as Stone Water Tower and Water Works Pump House, which now functions as one of the most popular historical attractions of the city.
Established in 1846, Beloit College is the pride of Beloit, WI. Known best for the wide range of courses it offers in Liberal Arts, this prestigious educational institute is a contributing factor to Near East Side Historic District.
St. Paul's Catholic Church, on Pleasant Street, was converted into a museum for Angels in 1998. The museum boasts of more than 6000 figurines of angels, a sizeable portion of which was donated by Oprah Winfrey. Needless to say, Angel Museum makes for an interesting visit.
Located at the intersection of College and Bushnell Streets, the Poetry Garden is a pretty, green space that's a part of the Beloit College. It is often sought for intimate, outdoor gatherings and programs.
Named for Dr. Horace White, a Civil War veteran, this park was actually built as Beloit's first cemetery. A gem of the Downtown area, Horace White Park, is now a recreational park that comprises of pretty limestone paths from the 1800s, a playground with play equipment, a gazebo and a monument.
The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle is a magnificent church built in the Gothic style of architecture. It stands firm on its grounds since 1885. The church has continued to function even since it was established. It holds regular services and other religious ceremonies. Religious education is also imparted by the church to its disciples. The graceful interiors of the church are an evidence of the era it belonged to.
The Hanchett-Bartlett Homestead was established as a family home to local contractor, James Hanchett, in 1857. Following the Greek Revival and Italianate styles of architecture, the historic home lies on St. Lawrence Avenue, adding to the charming historic appeal of Beloit, WI.
Located off Milwaukee Road, Turtle Creek Park offers several outdoor recreational opportunities for locals and tourists in Beloit. Activities offered here include hiking, fishing and skiing. Spread on both sides of Turtle Creek that originates from Rock River, Turtle Creek Greenway Recreation Area makes for a nice family picnic, midst its beautiful surroundings.