East Troy, Wisconsin is located in Walworth County and has a population of 4,281. It is a friendly town, filled with residents and business owners who value small town living.
Local clubs and organizations provide a variety of hometown events that allows residents and visitors alike to enjoy the community. The sounds of Bluegrass music and the fans who love it have filled East Troy’s historic village square on the second weekend in September since 1994 for the Annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival. The annual Planes, Trains, and Automobiles festival brings together lovers of flight, transportation, and speed through various events around the city. During the holiday season be sure to be on the lookout for Santa’s Parade Train! The East Troy Electric Railroad decorate their train for this event every year and drive the line from Mukwonago to East Troy. The train’s final stop is at the East Troy Village Square Park where kids can see Santa departing the train. East Troy is also home to the ultimate music experience, Alpine Valley. This outdoor venue can hold up to 37,000 people and has hosted some of the largest names in music over the years.
When it comes to everyday recreation, East Troy has a lot of options. Alpine Valley Resort has a golf course that is open during the warmer months of the year and a ski hill that is perfect for winter. The nearby Evergreen Country Club in Elkhorn offers a 27-hole course that winds through one of the nearby sub-divisions for an unforgettable and unique golf experience. If you’re looking for the ultimate thrill, sign up for a session at Skydive Milwaukee, located right on the edge of town at the East Troy Airport. Whatever kind of recreational activity you’re looking for, it’s here waiting for you.
Those looking for dining options in the area will be spoiled for choice. There are two restaurants in the area that are particularly well known around the state. Gus’s Drive In is on the east side and brings the authentic drive in experience from the 50’s brought into the present day. The food options are excellent and the menu seems like it never ends. Gus’s also has “Cruise Nights” every Saturday where you can bring the family to see some of the coolest cars from around the Midwest. The combination of 50’s aesthetic mixed with great food and even better cars makes Gus’s a must visit. On the west side of town is perhaps one of the most famous BBQ restaurants in all of Wisconsin, LD’s BBQ. LD’s has gotten many awards over the year for their food, including being on the Milwaukee A-list two years in a row and was voted best BBQ in Wisconsin by Food & Wine. LD’s menu contains options such as ribs, rib tips, chicken, pork, brisket, and sausage. If you’re in the mood for BBQ, make sure to go to LD’s.
East Troy’s convenient location between Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago make it a great place to live with tons of amenities to boot. If you want to experience East Troy for yourself, check out some of the local listings down below and plan your visit today!