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Explore Johnson Creek
Johnson Creek is known as “The Crossroads With a Future.” This name was adopted because of Johnson Creek’s ideal location at the intersection of Interstate 94 and State Highway 26. In recent years, the area has become home to numerous new residential and commercial developments. The Village offers various services to its residents including: water and sewer utilities, public safety, public library, street and park maintenance and administration. The current population of Johnson Creek is 1,901. It’s the perfect place to visit, shop, dine or call home. Just south of Johnson Creek in Bicentennial Park is a safe and enjoyable dog park. Jefferson County Dog Park promotes recreation, health and welfare for companion dogs and their caregivers.
A few miles west, nature and history lovers can explore Aztalan State Park and Museum, an archaeological site of a 12th century Indian village. This park contains one of Wisconsin’s most important archaeological sites. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. They hunted, fished, and farmed on the floodplain of the Crawfish River. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park. The park is mostly open prairie, with 38 of its 172 acres in oak woods. It has an accessible, reservable picnic shelter; wells; and vault toilets. Also, South of the village is mid-point access to the Glacial Drumlin State Bike Trail. Bikers, hikers, and snowmobile enthusiasts are sure to enjoy this 53-mile off road trail.
The picturesque Rock River winds through the village, setting the scene for fishing and boating excursions. The first kindergarten in the United States was established in 1856 by Margarethe (Margaretta) Meyer Schurz (wife of activist/statesman Carl Schurz), in nearby Watertown. It was run as a public institution beginning in 1873. It has been restored and can be seen at the site of the Octagon House. Completed in 1854 by John Richards, the 57-room mansion has a 40-foot spiral cantilever hanging staircase; Victorian-style furnishings throughout, many original pieces. On grounds is a 100-year-old barn with early farm implements.
Johnson Creek Area Chamber of Commerce
P O Box 527, Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Phone: (920) 699-4949