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Frank Lloyd Wright® Visitor Center Home and school of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 608/588-7900. Open April–mid-Dec. Tours May–October.

HOUSE ON THE ROCK ATTRACTION Wisconsin’s #1 attraction. 9 miles from town. 1-608-935-3639 house on the rock resort Golf course, 27 holes. 4 miles from town. 608/588-7000 and 1-800-822-7774.

WISCONSIN RIVER Canoeing, fishing, sandy beaches and summer fun. 3 miles from town. 608/588-2116 for rules & regulations. Not safe in winter.

AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE Classical theatre under the stars. 4 miles from town. June–October. 608/588-2361

TOWER HILL STATE PARK Reconstructed shot tower, camping, hiking. 3 miles from town. 608/588-2116. May–Oct.

BIKE TRAILS Pine River–16 miles, Lone Rock to Richland Center. Old RR bed. Hard pack gravel surface. Nature areas. Fee.

SUMMER CONCERTS Year long calendar of performing and visual arts.

SNOWMOBILING Miles and miles of groomed trails. County, state, and club trails. Free. Maps & rentals. 608/753-2183

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING White Mound Park–12 miles from town. Packed. 7 miles of trails. No fee. 608/546-5011. Gov. Dodge State Park–15 miles from town. 18 miles of packed trails. Car sticker required. 608/935-2315

Dodgeville Today

Although mining has left, it has paved the way for a wide variety of other industries which, along with agriculture and tourism, create a successful economic blend. Dodgeville, which has a population of 4,220, is home to several internationally recognized companies. Lands’ End, direct merchants of clothing, linens, and luggage, moved to Dodgeville in 1978 and has since reached sales in excess of $1 billion.

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Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area

Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area between Cobb and Highland on County Hwy. Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area is the place for family fun or relaxation, with a 220-acre spring-fed lake and 2,000 acres of wooded hills and open meadows.

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Governor Dodge State Park

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.

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Take A Troll Stroll

There was a time when waters were clean and forests were untouched, when ancient lands spoke of guardians of the Earth. In Scandinavian lands, these mysterious creatures were called trolls, and were known to guard what was left of the earth’s natural treasures by burying precious metals and minerals underground. Because they were rarely seen, people believed trolls no longer existed. Today, these nearly forgotten creatures are once again in our midst.

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