For over a century, Dodgeville has served as the mercantile and lodging hub of the Uplands area. The heart of the town surrounds the historic courthouse less than a mile south of Highway 18 on Highway 23. The healthy, well-balanced mix of specialty shops, professional services and restaurants in Downtown Dodgeville exemplifies an authentic, prosperous American small town. Its historic sense of place has been retained through careful maintenance and restoration of the commercial buildings and reflects the pride of the business district and the merchants. It’s no wonder that it remains a popular and attractive destination for shopping and strolling.
Wander from bakery to antique shop, from jewelry store to hardware store, from art gallery to movie theater, from soda fountain to family buffet, from men’s and women’s boutiques to home accent and gift shops, from photo studio to barber shop. You’ll discover that Downtown Dodgeville offers variety, quality and the friendly personal service of times gone by. Once you’ve spent a day in Downtown Dodgeville, you’ll discover why life in a small town is so appealing. You may even find yourself wandering into a real estate office! To get more acquainted, check out the numerous special activities and community events offered throughout the year. Consult the community calendar, information sign at the entrance to downtown and the visitors information center.