What to do and see in Stoughton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

September 2, 2017 Diedre Savory

Stoughton is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. It straddles the Yahara River about 20 miles southeast of the state capital, Madison. Stoughton is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,611.
Restaurants in Stoughton

1. Stoughton Opera House

381 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589-1799 +1 608-877-4400
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Stoughton Opera House

Reviewed By lani474 - Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Following a local online event calendar, we noticed a performance at this venue. Walking into the establishment, it was like time had stopped. From the open air, parlor type seating to the glorious woodwork/painting, I felt like I was at the Ford Theater in Washington DC. The performance was ok, pricey, but realizing the establishment had to cover the national performer it balanced the fee. Downsides to this venue are the wooden seats ( chair pads are provided) and the lack of refreshments sold, ( eg. bottled water , etc) A wonderful job, however, keeping this historical venue intact.

2. The Cooksville General Store

11313 N State Road 138, Evansville, WI 53536-8926
Excellent
56%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

The Cooksville General Store

Reviewed By dektolia - Minneapolis, MN

Very allergy friendly food options. None of the ice cream options contained peanut ingredients and I was surprised to find a wide variety of alternative flours.

I loved the historic elements of the building like the wooden ice box for sodas and the wooden display cases. The kids especially liked the spinning counter stools.

There was an interesting mix of items for sale - everything from pantry staples to salsas to aprons and ice cream cones.

3. Livsreise

277 W Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589-2125 +1 608-873-7567
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 24 reviews

Livsreise

Reviewed By Teresa R - Naperville, Illinois

For our twentieth wedding anniversary, we visited Stoughton and Mt. Horeb to explore my husband's Norwegian heritage. We thoroughly enjoyed the interactive exhibits and lingered in the hall, soaking in all the details. The real highlight, though, was the help my husband received in researching his Norwegian ancestors. The staff person introduced him to the online collections we needed as well as explained naming traditions which was the key to unlocking the immigrant history of his family. We are indebted to Livreise. Well worth the trip to Wisconsin!

4. Eugster's Farm Market

3865 State Road 138, Stoughton, WI 53589-3715 +1 608-873-3822
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Eugster's Farm Market

Reviewed By Lisa A - Henderson, Nevada

Both my adult son, his girlfriend and I visited last week Friday as his girlfriend has never been to a farm before. (She is from San Fransisco). We spent a better of 4 hours visiting each and every animal. The cat palace was our favorite place. 'Marcia' the momma cat stole our hearts. I enjoyed picking my own apples. Their selection of different varieties was an opportunity to try those not found at the local grocery store. Their selection of pumpkins, gourds, and veggies is astounding. The staff is friendly who truly enjoy what they do!

5. Cheesers

183 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589-1720 +1 608-873-1777
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Cheesers

Reviewed By EngelkingCGMN - Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Cheesers is a cozy, little cheese shop in the quaint downtown of Stoughton. The employees were very friendly and offered me a sample of any of the cheeses in the case. I ended up buying some 15-year-old cheddar, which I have never seen any place else.

Upstairs, they also have some hand made jewelry and other crafts / home decor items.

After getting our cheese, we spent some additional time in Stoughton at the other shops. It was a pleasant surprise as we had not been to Stoughton before.

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