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!
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.
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.
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.
Featuring 12 lanes of bowling fun, arcade, full bar, pizza and snacks, leagues and a banquet hall.
Seasonal hours: 10am – 4pm daily, June 1 – Labor Day; Weekends in May, September and October
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!
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.
Summer series of fine musical performances in Thrasher Opera House and Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College. Annual choral & chamber music workshops.