There's more to do in Washington County than just golf

The area will be bustling for the U.S. Open
Posted at 5:28 PM, Jun 06, 2017

Washington County is bustling with activity ahead of the U.S. Open but there is much more to do than just golf.

Elaine Motl of Visit Washington County said people have called her office asking where to park and where to stay.

"The hotel rooms from all over the area are filling up and for the most part most hotels are sold out at this point," she said.

Motl said some people are renting out their homes and the rental agreements are secretive.

"One unique home had to sign a confidentiality agreement so they would not disclose who rented their home," she said.

Motl does not know who is staying there, but she can tell people plenty of other things to do in Washington County besides golf.

Are destinations include Holy Hill which is a National Basilica, and the old Jail House Museum in West Bend, which Motl said is supposedly haunted.

"Chairs move, doors close,” she said. “Apparently a prisoner passed away there and his spirit has never left the building."

Cabela's in Richfield has everything a sporting goods fan could want.

In Hartford, Main Street is packed with mom and pop shops including Scoop DeVille.

"I think we're just going to be prepared to have a lot of ice cream made," said co-owner Ray Stelzer.

A couple of blocks from the ice cream shop is the Schauer Arts Center and also the Wisconsin Auto Museum.

Motl said the Auto Museum has an original Kissel on display which was created in Hartford.

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