Things to Do in Tomah
With so many things to do in Tomah, Wisconsin, you’ll have a hard time choosing just one! Visitors will discover parks, festivals, outdoor activities, trails, theaters and more. Learn about the Things to Do in Tomah below, and then check out our lodging, dining & shopping availability in the area. We look forward to your visit!
Ten parks with more than 200 acres of green space provide plenty of space for family fun. Lakeside parks, basketball court, skatepark, playgrounds, and SO MUCH MORE! For more information on what’s at each park in Tomah click here! For more information on renting facilities in our City Parks contact the City of Tomah Parks & Recreation Dept. at 608.374.7445.
Downtown Thursday Nights
A six week summer concert series held in July and August, right in the heart of Tomah’s downtown. We feature national bands, a Kid Zone and food trucks on the 800 block of Superior Avenue. It’s a street party that brings the whole community together! Click to learn more.
The Tomah Recreation Trail has several points where you may begin your walking, biking, roller blading, or cross-country skiing outdoor adventure. If you would like to venture the entire distance of the trail, use this suggested 2-mile long route. To view the trail, along with instructions on how to take in the whole thing, click here!
Area Community Theater
For over 30 years, ACT has entertained theatre patrons from around the area. The largest and oldest community theater in Monroe County, over 200 local people are involved as cast, crew and volunteers. For more info and upcoming shows click here!
Aquatic Center & Splash Pad
Open during 10 weeks in summer, the Tomah Aquatic Center has an enclosed area consisting of a 6 lane zero-depth entry pool, 3 water slides, kids polar bear “Pete” slide, and lap swimming. During the summer you will be able to spot the Tomah Torpedoes swim team, water aerobics and a New Splash Pad Play Area for children under 48” tall. In the exterior area you will find a play area with slide & swings, viewing bench, and adjoining parking lot.
Want to see marshes up close and personal? Take a short drive north of Tomah, to Warrens, Wisconsin, for any and all things cranberries. Go on a self-guided cranberry tour or stop by the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center for the history of cranberries, as well as any cranberry goods you can think of! To download our tours click here!
Discover the quiet simplicity of 19th-century farming tradition just southwest of Tomah, where horse-drawn buggies and colorful quilts drying on the line are all part of this quaint lifestyle. To tour our Amish countryside you may need a map – feel free to download a self-guided tour.
Tomah’s Dog Park
A nice large area to let dogs go off leash and get some exercise. It’s a great opportunity for dogs and owners to socialize. Open daily from 6 a.m. – Sunset.
Down in Tomah’s Fireman’s Park, right off of E. Monowau Street you will find Tomah’s very own Backyard Skatepark! This park is full of ramps, rails, and boxes. Fun and safe for all ages and abilities! If you would like more information on Tomah’s Skatepark, visit them on Facebook!
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Providing important services to wildlife, people, and the habitats which support them. A refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife, Necedah Wildlife Refuge is responsible for preserving a natural diversity and abundance of fauna and flora. It also provides opportunities for people to enjoy and learn about our natural world through such wildlife-compatible activities as hiking, hunting, fishing, and attending educational and interpretive programs. For more information, visit their website.
Sunsets over Lake Tomah are a sight to behold and the fishing isn’t bad either! Lake Tomah is a 245 acre lake located in on the west side of town. It has a maximum depth of 19 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings and many wonderful shore fishing spots located in parks surrounding the lake. Fish in Lake Tomah include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike. For more information on fishing contact Roscoe’s Bait Shop at 608.372.4326.
Golf anyone? We’ve got a wonderful course that is above par! Hiawatha Golf Club has a full driving range, putting green, full pro-shop, and a comfortable bar and lounge with a short order grill. This scenic 18-hole course includes a rolling par 72. For more information contact 608.372.5589 or visit their website!
The Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail is 33 miles of wilderness passing through three railroad tunnels. This trail is one of Wisconsin’s favorite bike rides. For more information on the trail call 608.463.7109.
Ever seen the cartoon strip ‘Gasoline Alley’? Did you know it was created right here in Tomah? Impress your friends with your knowledge of Tomah after visiting our local museums! Museums include: Tomah Historical Society and Museum, The Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, and the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center. For more information on the area’s museums, give us a call at 608.372.2166.
Founded in 1909, this U.S. Army installation is located just minutes west of the city of Tomah. Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin, as well as the only Army facility in the upper Midwest. Click on the links for more information about Pineview Campground and the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.