Dodgeville

Travel Guide
One of Wisconsin’s oldest cities was founded by miners during the state’s lead rush in the early 19th century. Today it has parks, museums and heritage buildings.

Dodgeville is located in the southwest corner of Wisconsin and is one of the state’s oldest cities. It is the most populated city of Iowa County but, with approximately 5,000 residents, maintains a small-town atmosphere. 

Colonel Henry Dodge established Dodgeville in 1827 as a mining settlement. Within two years, the city was larger than Milwaukee and Chicago combined. See Dodgeville’s origins firsthand at Dodge’s Camp. This cabin, built by one of the town’s founding miners, is one of Wisconsin’s oldest structures and is the last mining camp from the “lead rush” of 1827-1830.  

Downtown Dodgeville is among Wisconsin’s oldest districts. Stroll past heritage buildings that stretch for six blocks along Iowa Street. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants or go shopping in the area’s antique stores and boutiques. See exhibits of rocks, minerals and crystals from all over the world at the Museum of Minerals and Crystals. Discover the special local fluorescent rocks that glow when put under a blacklight. 

Enjoy the seasonal Wisconsin weather at Dodgeville’s three main parks. Centennial Park is home to sporting fields and a swimming pool. Watch a game at any time of year at Harris Park, which has a large indoor sports complex. Pack a picnic or use the facilities provided to cook up a barbecue at Wilson Park.

Rent a car to explore the area surrounding Dodgeville. Go west to Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark, which is renowned as one of America’s best show caves. Take a tour along lighted walkways that snake through the cave and marvel at the crystal formations that line the walls. Taliesin, the estate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in nearby Spring Green. See the famed architect’s designs at this spectacular home, which offers guided tours throughout the day.  

Dodgeville is centrally located in the Midwest. Rent a car to drive to Milwaukee in the east or Chicago in the southeast. You can easily get around Dodgeville center on foot or using the local bus service.  

Don Q Inn
Don Q Inn
2.5 out of 5
3658 State Highway 23 N, Dodgeville, WI, 53533
The price is HK$547 per night from 28 Nov to 29 Nov
HK$547
per night
28 Nov - 29 Nov
Stay at this hotel in Dodgeville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (598 reviews)
"Quite an interesting stay, don’t expect 5 star but definitely stay in one of the themed rooms. The tub was very clean. Be aware if you choose the Arabian nights room there is a very scary suit of armor in the corner that I covered up with my sweater. Probably more of a place for couples rather than ..."

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2022

Don Q Inn
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
3.5 out of 5
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI, 53703
The price is HK$831 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
HK$831
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star luxury hotel in Madison. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
"We stay here whenever we are in Madison. Great hotel, nice rooms, comfortable beds and the best staff. Cant wait for our next visit!"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2022

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Stoney Creek Inn Galena
Stoney Creek Inn Galena
2 out of 5
940 Galena Square Dr, Galena, IL, 61036
The price is HK$695 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
HK$695
per night
29 Nov - 30 Nov
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Galena. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"I love staying at this place. It is really cute and the rustic design is pretty. It is in a great location and the staff are always friendly. It is very close to the main area in Galena and all the restaurants that are available. I highly recommend this place for anybody."

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2022

Stoney Creek Inn Galena
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Suite in the heart of the center of spring green
Suite in the heart of the center of spring green
Spring Green, WI
Stay at this apartment in Spring Green. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a TV. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. Popular attractions Spring ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Good times
"Loved my stay! Excellent accommodations. Only minus is there is no toaster. I would definitely recommend this place. How can you not like Spring Green. This has you in the center of many things to do."

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2022

Suite in the heart of the center of spring green
Weddings, Corporate, Retreats, Family Getaway, Waterfall, Cave, Pool, Pro Stage
Weddings, Corporate, Retreats, Family Getaway, Waterfall, Cave, Pool, Pro Stage
East Dubuque, IL
Stay at this holiday home in East Dubuque. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools and on-site parking. Popular attractions Grand River Center and Julien Dubuque Bridge ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Unique
"This is a cute place to stay with lots of possibilities especially during warmer weather. There were several older DVDs and TVs, otherwise there was no TV reception, which was not a big deal. The location was convenient but noisy due to traffic and trains. It would be a nice location for a private ..."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2022

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Wooden Head Cabin Early1800's Log Cabin with a View and Modern Amenities
Wooden Head Cabin Early1800's Log Cabin with a View and Modern Amenities
Saint Donatus, IA
Stay at this cabin in Saint Donatus. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV and 2 bathrooms. Popular attractions Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve and West Street Sculpture ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Super cute, rustic cabin!
"This place is even better in person! The rustic, feel, paired with updated amenities. We love the heated floor! Great location for a girls weekend. Thank you, Alec."

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Wooden Head Cabin Early1800's Log Cabin with a View and Modern Amenities
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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