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You Are Welcome in Delavan



Delavan has a wide range of retail establishments. The historic downtown, with its original brick street, features antique and collectible shops, art galleries, clothing, specialty, and jewelry stores. The east end of Delavan has several shopping plazas with a huge variety of shopping including national chain stores (Fleet Farm, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, PetSmart, Walgreens and Walmart, etc.). We are grateful to be able to offer visitors to Delavan such an impressive array of shopping experiences from family-owned to big box!


Delavan offers a wide variety of recreational and tourism opportunities for all ages and interests . . . including two great golf courses; Delbrook Golf Course (27 holes) and Majestic Oaks Champion Golf Course (18 holes) at Lake Lawn Resort. Whether you have planned a group golf trip or a weekend get-away that naturally includes your clubs, we invite you to be challenged by as many rounds as you can!


Make your future memories in Delavan . . . where you are welcome!

Family trips, weddings, events, conferences, golf, lake activities, specialty restaurants and retail shopping, are a variety of reasons you will want to visit Delavan. Throughout Delavan, you will find great places to stay and a beautiful assortment of venues to host your family, large events, and everything in-between. Your stay in Delavan is sure to be filled with many activities, entertainment, exploration, and good times!

Delavan Lake is regarded as one of the finest boating and fishing lakes in the state (Lake Comus and Congdon Pond also have their fans). The lake is one of the finest fishing lakes in Wisconsin. Large Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and panfish are regularly caught. A lake for all seasons, Delavan Lake has it all — fishing, sailing, canoeing, swimming, water-skiing, para-sailing, ice fishing, ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

The Town of Delavan operates the lakeside Community Park (located on the corner of Hwy. 50 and South Shore Drive), features picnic areas, a swimming beach, a boat launch and fishing area, along with the newly-renovated WatersEdge banquet/wedding/meeting facility. Visit

Delavan, with a population of nearly 13,000 (Town and City combined) serves as the focal point for thousands of visitors to the area. It is a welcoming place to explore, located in a region of sparkling lakes and rolling Wisconsin farmland. Rustic roads wind through the countryside past ducks and Canadian geese, delicate wildflowers, stately trees and quiet
pastures. Delavan is surprisingly unique, with a strong circus history, outstanding recreational and educational facilities, prosperous agricultural, commercial and industrial firms and a people genuinely proud of their community. Delavan offers a perfect blend of cosmopolitan and metropolitan flavor seldom found in smaller cities.

Parks & Recreation

The Delavan and Delavan Lakes area is one of the most popular resort locations in Wisconsin with exciting water sports, golf, outdoor special events and seasonal activities. Delavan’s park system contains more than 100 acres of beautifully maintained natural preserves, parks, picnic areas, athletic fields and playgrounds. Delavan’s robust park system offers a swimming pond (staffed by lifeguards), sledding hill, botanical garden, bandshell and memorial arboretum. Discover over two miles of winding waterways and nature trails that pass through picturesque parks. Town of Delavan Community Park is also a popular recreation and event site.

Delavan’s park system is robust and worth exploring. Of special note, and a true hidden treasure, are the free concerts offered throughout the summer months at Phoenix Park, typically Saturday nights. Walk and shop along downtown’s historic brick street, stop for dinner, enjoy the concert, and make more memories. Special community-wide events are regularly scheduled throughout downtown Delavan and at Community Park in the Town of Delavan as well.

Congdon Gardens was established through the Delavan-Darien Rotary Club and can be discovered while strolling the nearly one-mile loop around the pond or by sitting peacefully on a park bench. You will appreciate beautiful displays of plantings for all seasons, amazing monuments and memorials. You can even get married here!

Getting to Delavan

Located in southeastern Wisconsin’s Walworth County, Delavan is within one hour’s driving distance of Beloit, Janesville, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Madison, Rockford and 90 minutes from Chicago. Delavan is located on State Highways 11 and 50 and Interstate I-43, which provides easy access to Milwaukee, Beloit and many other destination cities.

Commercial Airports (Drive Time to Delavan)
General Mitchell International Airport
(50 minutes)
O’Hare International Airport
(90 minutes)
Chicago Midway International Airport
(140 minutes)
Dane County Regional Airport
(60 minutes)
Chicago Rockford International Airport
(45 minutes)

Public Airstrip
Lake Lawn Resort - 262-728-7950
Unattended - no night operations


Delavan’s public school system is among the best in the state!  The school district contains two elementary schools, one middle school and a high school - with a total enrollment of nearly 1,900 students - under the supervision of the Delavan-Darien School District. For more information, please call 262-233-6761 or check out

Additional elementary schools include Delavan Christian School, Our Redeemer Lutheran School, and St. Andrews Catholic School. The Wisconsin School for the Deaf established in 1852, serves the educational needs of many deaf and hearing-impaired children from throughout the state.  Delavan is located within easy driving distance of several University of Wisconsin System schools, as well as several technical colleges.

Aram Public Library

Located in the heart of downtown Delavan, 404 E. Walworth Avenue, the Aram Public Library offers a full range of materials, programming and services to the community (both in English and Spanish). The Library offers a variety of free programs including book clubs, films, activities for adults and teens, plus baby and toddler story times. The Summer Reading Program is a popular activity for all ages, offering live entertainment and activities. Used books, CDs and videos are for sale at bargain prices from the Friends of the Aram Public Library. Contact the Library at 262-728-3111 or visit  for more information.