Introduction to Platteville, Wisconsin
Platteville was named after the Platte River. The city was initially a small fur trading and farming community situated on the banks of the Platte River. The city was affected by a mining boom in the first decade of the 19th century. Lead was discovered in the area and a mining college was soon established. In 1828, large numbers of Winnebago Native Americans began claiming ownership of the land, but the tribes were soon dispersed.
Platteville and nearby Attractions
- First Capitol
- Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
- Governor Dodge State Park
- Mineral Point Railroad Museum
- Dubuque Museum of Art
Things To Do In Platteville
The city of Platteville has numerous parks, museums, and historical sites nearby. The Mines of Spain Recreation Area has picnic areas, hiking trails and offers a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River Museum and the Mineral Point Railroad Museum are nearby as well.
Dubuque Regional Airport is nearby.
Platteville Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are nearby.