Nestled against the bluffs of the Wisconsin River Valley, Mazomanie is an intriguing mix of history, nature, art and warm community spirit. The Downtown Historic District, comprised of 32 commercial and industrial buildings, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a unique collection of renovated storefronts and buildings from the mid 1800’s.
Members of the British Temperance Emigration Society settled the Mazomanie area in 1843. The site was selected because of its location on Black Earth Creek and its close proximity to the Wisconsin River, an important trade route. Officially platted and named in the 1850’s ‘Mazomanie’ is said to mean ‘walking iron’ in the Winnebago language. Today this charming community continues to grow while staying true to its historic roots. Exploring its unique and varied attractions, restaurants and retail shops is easy thanks to welcoming residents and continuous community planning and development.