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Southwest Gateway To the Hidden Valleys

GRANT COUNTY IS HOME TO SOME OF SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN'S MOST VIVID LANDSCAPES IN THE DRIFTLESS REGION AND ITS EARLIEST HISTORY.  WITH NEARLY 100 MILES OF SHORELINE ALONG THE WISCONSIN AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS, MUCH OF IT LINED WITH DRAMATIC LIMESTONE BLUFFS, GRANT COUNTY PROVIDES ABUNDANT OPPORTUNTIES FOR BOATING, HIKING, NATURE TRAILS, AND CAMPING.  IN THE RIVERS AND STREAMS, ANGLERS CAN CAST THEIR LURES IN MORE THAN 100 MILES OF WORLD-CLASS TROUT STREAMS, WHILE CANOEISTS, KAYAKERS, AND TUBE RIDERS CAN PADDLE OR FLOAT DOWN A LAZY RIVER.

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BAGLEY • BLOOMINGTON • BOSCOBEL • BLUE RIVER • CASSVILLE • CUBA CITY • DICKEYVILLE • FENNIMORE • GLEN HAVEN • HAZEL GREEN • KIELER • LANCASTER • LIVINGSTON • MONTFORT • MUSCODA • PLATTEVILLE • POTOSI • WOODMAN

A prime example of the area’s beauty is Wyalusing State Park, a 2,700-acre nature area above the confluence of the Wisconsin River and the Mississippi River.  The Cassville car ferry is a popular way to cross the Mississippi.

Southwest Wisconsin’s mining history is showcased in Platteville. The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums offer a trip into that past with tours of the 1845 Bevans lead-zinc mine, featuring artifacts from that period and exhibits about its role in the state’s early years.

Another noteworthy historic site is Stonefield, where visitors can get a taste of life in a 1900s farming community.

Nelson Dewey State Park is part of the historic site, a 756-acre portion of what was once Dewey’s 2,000- acre agricultural estate. Overlooking the Mississippi River, the exposed rock along the bluffs displays the geological changes that created the layers of limestone and sandstone.

Trains take the spotlight at the Fennimore Railroad Historical Society Museum. The former city utility building has been remodeled to look like a turn-of-the-century train depot, and children can ride on a narrow gauge train called the Dinky.

The Potosi Brewing Company represents another highlight of Wisconsin’s heritage. Originally founded in 1852, the Potosi Brewing Company became the fifth largest brewery in Wisconsin, selling its beers nationwide.

Tourists also flock to the Dickeyville Grotto, a cave-like shrine built of stone, mortar, and colored glass, created by Father Matthias Wernerus, a German-American priest who served the parish from 1918 until his death in 1931.

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Willow & Ivy Floral Design
Explore Cassville
Timber Lane Coffee
The Butcher Shop
Studnicka Cattle Co
Rural Route1 Popcorn
Rustic Barn
Quilt Peddler
Platteville Welcome Center
Old 61 Diner
Okey's Market
Moon's Town Pump
Make Music Platteville
The Lemon Door
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Lancaster Chamber
Hometown Liquor
Regeneration Antiques
Twisted Vines
Udder Brothers Creamery
Timothy's Cafe
Sugar & Spice
Paisley Star
Pat & Greg s Pour House
Neighborhood Pot of Gold
Moscoda RIverside Park
Neighborhood Slush
Millie s Diner
Midwest Mototsports
Lancaster Municipal Golf Course
Junque Stops Here
Kountry Treasure Chest
I Don t Care Pub
English Prairie Distillery
Depot Park Market
Friedrick's Family Restuarant
Boscobel Bowl & Banquet
Boulder Creek Campground
Bend Yall
Grab A Cone
Back Road Adventures
Fenway Horse Hotel
Dinky
Driftless Lodge
Dickeyville Grotto
Cruisin Kids
Cottonwood Sports Bar
Boscobel Farmers Market
Country Heights Supper Club
Castle Rock Ridge
Meister Cheese
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