The largest city in Grant County, Platteville has activities and attractions for every interest. The 2010 census lists the population at 11,224 , up 12% since the 2000 census. Much of this growth is due to the enrollment increase of the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.
Estates at Keystone was created to foster a close community atmosphere. Close to shopping, biking and walking trails, the University, parks and restaurants, Estates at Keystone was built to support your family’s lifestyle in a beautiful, new neighborhood.
The Platteville Regional Chamber and Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center, 275 W Bus Hwy 151, has brochures, maps and information about all the area events and local attractions throughout southwest Wisconsin. 608-348-8888.
- Center for the Arts – professional and collegiate concerts, theater productions and special events
- Nohr Art Gallery
- Music in the Park series – Thursday evenings, City Park, during the summer months
- The Rountree Gallery, located on the second floor of the Mining Museum building, features work by area artists.
- Rollo Jamison Museum – more than 20,000 items illustrating everyday life of the people of Southwest Wisconsin
- Mining Museum – 1845 Bevans Lead Mine. Heritage Days, Model Railroad days in February, historic re-enactments
- Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage – built in 1837 of two-foot thick walls of dolomite Galena limestone
Other activities and events:
- Platteville Golf and Country Club
- Platteville Park and Rec activities
- Big M – symbol of the mining tradition and the history of the UW-Platteville.
- Katie’s Garden, the Platteville Community Arboretum and Rountree Gardens
- Ipswich Prairie Natural Area
- Platteville Dairy Days weekend – early September
- Platteville Triathlon
- Movie theaters
- Family Aquatic Center
- Biking and walking trails
- Library reading programs
- Wineries and Breweries
- Farmers Markets
- Snowmobile trails
See more Grant County tourism information.