The scenic beauty which surrounds Dodgeville is a natural work of art which lies in the heart of the unglaciated, driftless area. The area is geographically comprised of rolling farmlands, rugged sandstone bluffs and graceful wooded valleys.
As the natural divide between the Wisconsin River and the Pecatonica River Watersheds, the Military Ridge has been a preferred overland route across this region of what is now Wisconsin for hundreds of years. Bison, French explorers, and American soldiers during the Blackhawk War have all used the naturally level and obstacle-free pathway.
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.