Introduction to Reedsburg, Wisconsin
James Babb was the first white settler in the area now known as Reedsburg. Babb registered his land claim in 1848. The original inhabitants of the area were the Winnebago Native Americans. The city was named in honor of early settler David C. Reed, who built a sawmill in this area. President John Kennedy visited the area to campaign for his presidency during the 1960 Wisconsin Primary.
Reedsburg and nearby Attractions
- Norman Rockwell Museum
- Natural Bridge State Park
- Bay of Dreams Indoor Waterpark
- Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park
- Circus World Museum
- Mirror Lake State Park
Things To Do In Reedsburg
Reedsburg is home to a number of parks, including Stone Park, Nishan Park, Webb Park, Ramsey Park, Reed Park, Oak Park and South Park. The Norman Rockwell Museum, the Mid-Continent Railway Museum and the Circus World Museum are all accessible from Reedsburg as well. Local celebrations include the Butter Festival, held every June, and the Wings & Wheels Blues Festival, held every August.
Flights are available from Dane County Regional Airport.
Reedsburg Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin and the Madison Area Technical College are nearby.