What to Do & See
Vacationing in the Dodgeville area is a real pleasure in any season. Enjoy the abundant natural resources which include State Parks, State Trails, and the Southwestern Wisconsin attractions and the Southwestern Wisconsin lodging in the driftless region.
Back in 1829 Dodgeville was bigger than Milwaukee and Chicago…combined. How could that be, the most recent U.S. Census lists Dodgeville’s population as having only 4,220 people? Well, in 1829 Dodgeville only had about 200 people, but Chicago only had about 100 people, and Milwaukee was just a trading post.
In a 60-mile radius of Dodgevilleyou will encounter everything from the historical to hysterical. Located smack in the heart of the Southwestern Wisconsin “Uplands” the Dodgeville area has a history so vivid you can almost touch it, and it is a day-tripper’s paradise
This very scenic drive will quickly reveal why the area is known as the “Uplands.” Those considering the Dodgeville area as a destination can prepare for their trip with a visit to prior to the trip. Once in the area traveler’s can use the Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Centeras the perfect base for their day-trips.
The Bluesfest, an End of Summer Festival, The Fall Art Tour, Two (Bike Wisconsin) Bike Tours, Farmers’ Appreciation Day, Summer Concert Series sponsored by Lands’ End, Annual Halloween Street Party, Annual Winter Festival and Parade
Dodgeville is located:
• 120 miles west of Milwaukee
• 200 miles northwest of Chicago
• 235 miles northeast of Des Moines
• 250 miles southeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Day-trip planner from Dodgeville
*North of the Wisconsin River, especially West of Hwy 23, is Amish country.
*The Mississippi River