Introduction to Richland Center, Wisconsin
Richland Center History
Ira Haseltine purchased the area now covered by Richland Center from Sergeant John Dillma in 1851. The city became the county seat of Richland County in November of 1851. The first post office of Richland Center was established in 1854. It was incorporated as a village in 1866, and the first railroad services began in 1876. Richland Center was recognized as a city in 1887.
Richland Center and nearby Attractions
- Eagle Cave Natural Park
- Tower Hill State Park
- Mid - Continent Railway Museum
- Rocky Arbor State Park
- Swiss Historical Village
Things To Do In Richland Center
Richland Center offers easy access to the Circus World Museum, the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, the Mid-Continent Railway Museum, the Swiss Historical Village and the Mineral Point Railroad Museum. The Blue Mounds State Park, the Wildcat Mountain State Park, Mirror Lake State Park, Natural Bridge State Park and Tower Hill State Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Eagle Cave Natural Park is accessible from Richland Center as well. Some of the local festivals include the June Dairy Day, the Richland County Fair and Latin Days.
Richland Center Transportation
Dane County Regional is the nearest major airport.
Richland Center Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Western Wisconsin Technical College, Madison Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are some of local colleges and universitities.