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.
A bit to the west on Washington Street, and still along the railroad tracks, a variety of beautiful one-of-a-kind items await you at The Wisconsin Artist Showcase at the Jura Silverman Gallery showing over 100 artists in a converted cheese warehouse.
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.
Covering more than 5,000 acres of the Uplands is Governor Dodge State Park, located three miles north of Dodgeville on State Hwy. 23. Governor Dodge is the second largest state park in Wisconsin and is open year ‘round for your enjoyment.