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Explore Ripon

Explore Ripon, WI

Something for everyone!

Check out this cool, growing city!

Our Mapes Hotel is steeped in history, but you will be surrounded by the feel as you check out historic downtown Ripon.  Its architecture alone reflects the city developers commitment to preservation, all while having undergone an extensive revitalization over the past 5 years.  Take a stroll down Watson Street and visit our unique shops, cool restaurants, and chat with our welcoming business community.  There is so much to see and do in Ripon and  the surrounding area — come check out for yourself what all the excitement is about!




Ripon, WI is  currently going through a gastronomic renewal. Where once there were only chain restaurants to choose from, there are now independently owned gems sourcing local produce and restaurants offering great cuisine. While you relax in our hotel, venture out to enjoy our local award-winning restaurants.

Things To Do in Ripon

Whether you’re seeking a family getaway, a friends’ reunion, a table for two, a paddling or biking adventure, or a weekend of solo reflection among the great outdoors, you can find it in the Ripon area. You just have to know where to look.  See for yourself some of our favorite things to do while you are here!

We know a successful meeting is never cookie-cutter, just like the personalities in the room. From unexpected, locally-inspired breaks and icebreakers to thoughtfully-prepared food and green-friendly standards, meetings with The Mapes Hotel are anything but business as usual.  Book your next event at our Hotel.

A Destination Location

Nearby Attractions and Corporate Head Offices

Real estate doesn’t get much better than this. We’re ideally located in downtown Ripon so that you can both easily get to your interview and see a few sights while you’re here. In the immediate vicinity, you’ll find all these companies, and business-centric spots are all nearby.