Janesville

  • Rotary Botanical Gardens is a 20-acre botanical garden showcasing a variety of internationally themed and specialty gardens.

    Rotary Botanical Gardens is a 20-acre botanical garden showcasing a variety of internationally themed and specialty gardens.
  • Operated by the Rock County Historical Society, the Lincoln-Tallman House contains over 75% original furnishings and depicts upper-class life during the mid to late 1800s.

    Operated by the Rock County Historical Society, the Lincoln-Tallman House contains over 75% original furnishings and depicts upper-class life during the mid to late 1800s.
  • The Janesville Performing Arts Center offers a wide variety of shows and performances and is full of wonderful examples of 1920's architecture.

    The Janesville Performing Arts Center offers a wide variety of shows and performances and is full of wonderful examples of 1920's architecture.
  • The Art Infusion includes a chalk art competition for all ages.

    The Art Infusion  includes a chalk art competition for all ages.

Nestled amid 2,000 acres of scenic parkland on the banks of the Rock River, Janesville is truly “Wisconsin’s Park Place.” Outdoor attractions include the Rotary Botanical Gardens, a 20-acre international showcase of botanic gardens. Indoors, The Armory, built in 1930, has been renovated into a venue for professional dinner theater. The Janesville Performing Arts Center, another indoor charmer, graces Main Street with a full season of theater, music and dance. Approximately 20% of Wisconsin’s buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places can be found in Janesville including the Lincoln-Tallman House, Wisconsin’s only private residence where Abraham Lincoln slept.

Don't leave without tasting...

The Southwest Burger at Time Out Pub & Eatery is a fest for your taste buds featuring Cheddar cheese, bacon, guacamole and a spicy ranch dressing. Pasta at Italian House is always a family pleaser and Cozy Inn is the oldest established oriental restaurant in Wisconsin.

Top photo opportunites in Janesville are...

  • Rotary Botanical Gardens is the go to spot for photographs during every Wisconsin season. The 20 acres of botanical gardens also offer plenty of architecture, statues and water features.
  • The front door of the Lincoln Tallman House if the perfect backdrop for formal photos and special event photos.
  • For the off-beat photo be sure to check out Bessie the Cow, our 16 foot fiberglass bovine.

Your child will always remember...

A day of play at Rockport Park and Peace Park. This 240 acre park features a swimming pool, two playground areas, soccer, restrooms, concessions, peace totem pole, teepee, six miles of trails for walking or snowshoeing and a disabled-accessible play structure.

Explore your adventurous side...

Soar over the city with the Janesville Hot Air Balloon Company.

Feeling romantic?

The place for a romance is dinner at The Armory Restaurant and Lounge. Built in 1930, this restored building is now on the register of Historic Places. The menu features a variety of fine dining choices and an outstanding wine list.