Wisconsin Towns and Places


Platteville is the largest city in Grant County in southwestern Wisconsin. It is in the “Driftless Region” of the state amidst scenic rolling hills.  It has an impressive Veterans Honor Roll Memorial of statues  in the center of City Hall Park, under the watchful eyes of a group of sycamore trees. It recognizes military veterans from the Revolutionary War onward, women in service, and firefighters. There is a lot to do in and around Platteville including museums, some 15 parks, a historic downtown with boutiques and restaurants, and trails. The city is “must see.” You might also enjoy visiting the original territorial capital in nearby Belmont, established in 1836.

First Capitol historic site includes two of the buildings in which the first session of the Wisconsin territorial legislature convened from October through December 1836.  Both building exteriors have been restored to their 1836 appearances, while the interiors house modern exhibits on early territorial Wisconsin and the first territorial legislature.