Things to Do

Montello Walking Tour

Take a stroll around Montello and learn more about the history of the city.

Click here for a link to the self-guided walking tour


Artesian Well

People come from miles around to take water home from the artesian well that runs year-round on Pioneer Park Road in Westfield. Bring some jugs and fill up!

“The Big Tree”

Big Tree TwoLocated on Underwood Ave. (Hwy. 23), just west of downtown Montello, this Eastern Cottonwood is currently registered as the seventh largest tree in Wisconsin. There is an area where you can pull off to view the tree, but please respect the private property that it grows on.

John Muir Nature and History Route

PG22 TOURS JOHN MUIRExplore Marquette County on the John Muir Nature and History Route! The route takes you throughout the county and has 22 stops.

Click here to learn more about the route. 

You can also use the QR reader on your smartphone to scan the QR code on the sign at each site to learn more about that stop on the route!

Barn Quilts & Hidden History Trail

Phone: 608-587-2388 or 608-742-6400

Location: Throughout Marquette County


Nearly forty barn quilts and murals can be viewed from quaint village streets and lovely country back roads. Pick up a trail map at any of six county libraries in Packwaukee, Neshkoro, Montello, Westfield, Endeavor, or Oxford or at local businesses. You can also visit to download a map and to read the stories about the barns, the quilts, the murals and the people who made them happen.

Nelson & Pade Aquaponics Tours

Phone: 608-297-8708

Location: W3731 State Route 23, Montello, WI 53949

Nelson & Pade

Tour the aquaponic greenhouse!

Learn about aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture.
Discover what you can grow, why it tastes better, and is better for you.
Explore the greenhouse and various aquaponic systems and methods on display.
See science-based, highly productive Clear Flow Aquaponic Systems in action.
Taste the ultimate in naturally raised, aquaponic produce.

Regular Scheduled Tours: 
Fridays,1pm  $10/adults; $5/14 years and under
Each adult receives a sample head of our premium quality lettuce
Group Tours & Private Tours available but Schedule in advance.

Call ahead to reserve your space for a Friday tour. We only offer tours on our scheduled dates or those that have been pre-arranged. We cannot accommodate unscheduled tours.

You can purchase fresh fish and vegetables at the on-site farm stand.

Montello Movie Theater

Location: Downtown Montello-Across from the Granite Quarry Park

Montello Theatre

Step back into time in a building constructed in the late 19th century. Known as the Old Opera House, the Montello Movie Theater came to be in the 1950s. Today, you can still enjoy a movie but first, visit the walk-up window for popcorn, slush puppies, soda or nachos!
Discount movies & popcorn, enjoy a movie night everyone can afford!
Movies are only $5!