Middleton Awards & Recognitions

Middleton is an award-winning community, offering residents and visitors alike a wonderful place to shop, dine, play, stay and relax. Here is just a sampling of the awards and recognitions Middleton has received.

Wisconsin Governor’s Tourism Stewardship Award

Val accepting the Tourism AwardAt the 2012 Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the Middleton Tourism Commission was awarded the Governor’s Tourism Stewardship Award. The award recognizes Middleton’s commitment to sustainability, from the city’s many Travel Green certified hotels to the award-winning community trail system. Learn more about the award and read the announcement from the Secretary of Tourism.

Money Magazine’s Best Places To Live

Money Magazine Best Places to Live - MiddletonIn CNN Money’s 2011 Best Places to Live, Middleton ranked #8. The 2011 honor comes after Middleton was named #7 on this same list in 2005, #1 in 2007 and #4 in 2009, also years in which CNN Money ranked small communities. The things that make the community a great place to live also make Middleton a great place to visit. Learn more about the Money Magazine ranking.

Top-notch Parks and Trails

Splash ParkIn 2007, the trails, boardwalks and bridges at the Pheasant Branch Conservancy won the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Award of Excellence. In 2009, the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park was nominated for a Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Award of Excellence for Innovative Design. Learn more about Middleton’s trail system.

Medal-winning Beer 

At the U.S. Open Beer Championships in Atlanta, the Capital Brewery won gold medals in the American Premium Lager category for its recently released Supper Club and in the Bock category for its Capital Mai Bock. The brewery also won bronze medals in the German Lager/Pilsner category for its Capital Pilsner; in the Marzen/Oktoberfest category for its Capital Fest; and in the Doppel/Strong Bock category for its Eisphyre. Learn more about Capital Brewery.

Award-winning Museum 

In 2010, Middleton’s National Mustard Museum won the “Market Spark” Independent Business Award from the weekly newspaper Isthmus. Learn more. The FlipKey Blog listed the National Mustard Museum as a Top Museum Worth Traveling For.

Hotel Excellence 

Middleton’s hotels are consistently ranked in the top tier for their respective brands in the areas of customer service and quality. Many of the hotels are also Travel Green Certified. See a complete list of Middleton hotels.