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The New ‘Gateway Center to Southwest Wisconsin’
Platteville is a friendly community nestled among unglaciated rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin. With a population of a little over 10,000, it is the largest city in this corner of the State. The fourlane Highway 151 between Madison and Dubuque provides easy access and we are conveniently located within 20 minutes of Dubuque, Iowa and Kathy Kopp 30 minutes of Galena, Illinois. Madison, Wisconsin Executive Director, is within one hour of Platteville and we are Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce within three hours of Chicago. Platteville is located in Grant County, which boasts over 57 miles of Mississippi shoreline. Our newly renovated Chamber/Visitor Center is located in a log cabin building, conveniently located on Business Highway 151 across from McDonald’s and the Platteville Convention Center. In 2009, we became the new Gateway Center to Southwest Wisconsin through a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. We are proud to display hundreds of publications and maps that are offered for free to the traveling public. The Rountree Branch Stream and Trail meander through the property. We are also the site of “Katie’s Garden” which is the Gateway to the Platteville Community Arboretum. We also offer free wireless internet connection! We offer “big city” lodging and dining choices at small town prices. The largest community in Grant County, Platteville is a great regional retail center, with a wide variety of unique shopping choices. Platteville is Sincerely, bursting with history, art and theater, beautiful architecture, antique shops and more. Experience our historic shopping district located on Main Street in downtown Platteville. A truly wonderful shopping experience awaits you as you stroll through the various gift shops and unique retail stores. There is a wide variety of options for dining and entertainment as well. A number of Executive Director, Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce www.platteville.com or www.plattevillelife.com highway businesses offer other shopping opportunities also. Photo Credits: Mark Hirsch, Kathy Kopp, Barb Cullen, Ralph Kluseman & Gary Tuescher
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Platteville has been selected as a Choice Destination by Discover Wisconsin
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The community is home of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville w which has an enrollment of over 7,800 students. UW-Platteville’s Center for the Arts includes a 600-seat recital-concert-theater space and a 250-seat playhouse and offers many cultural opportunities for the area. Other attractions are the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums, the Stone Cottage (a home built in 1837 by Rev. Samuel Mitchell, one of the first settlers in Platteville), and the Rountree Gallery. The zero-depth Family Aquatic Center (complete with 140’ waterslide), 15 community parks and first-class 18-hole golf course offer a variety of recreational activities. We are the home of the “World’s Largest ‘M’” which represents our mining heritage. We have numerous wonderful festivals and celebrations throughout the year. The city is also complemented by a growing industrial park, which includes an incubator facility as a startup for new businesses. Yes, the entrepreneurial spirit continues to thrive in Platteville! Our public and private schools represent some of the best in the Midwest and the youth of our community are fortunate to have such diverse educational opportunities available. We hope we become your destination in 2010 when we host the first annual Platteville Daffodil Festival on May 1 and 2 and the second annual Tri-State Taste of Barley on April 10. More information is available on our website www.platteville.com. We work hard to provide the very best hospitality, and it is our mission to ensure every visitor has the best experience possible when choosing to stop in Platteville! Whether it’s your first trip, or a repeat visit, we trust you will enjoy your stay and return often! Please feel free to contact us at (608) 348-8888 or stop and see us at the log cabin at 275 Business Highway 151 West. Also check out our website at www.platteville.com as well as our community webzine, www.plattevillelife.com!
Community Home is where the heart is and regardless of your lifestyle choice, Platteville offers many options. Charming older neighborhoods are nestled alongside condominiums and newer homes. Thereâ€™s a pride in ownership reflected in the gardens and lawns of many Platteville homeowners. Throughout the year, youâ€™ll find people enjoying the pleasures of their porches and yards. Our climate invites long-blooming annuals and perennials. With over 200 acres of parkland, most neighborhoods are in close proximity to a park or green space. Fourteen city parks beckon people young and old to enjoy the great outdoors. Ten park shelters are available for rental through the city of Plattevilleâ€™s Park and Recreation department, (608) 348-9741. With a variety of price ranges and amenities, Plattevilleâ€™s apartment residences range from single-family dwellings to the more traditional apartment complexes. Many area builders also call Platteville home. From design to construction, you will find qualified professionals that will help you create the home of your dreams. A number of new housing units and developments are currently underway within the community. The city of Platteville provides options for those who are looking for a retirement community. A wide variety of options include condominiums, â€œ55 and olderâ€™â€™ apartments and assisted living facilities. An active Senior Citizen Center is located conveniently downtown close to shopping, the public library, the post office and financial institutions. Platteville Public Library 65 South Elm Street Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 348-7441 www.plattevillepubliclibrary.org
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The Platteville Public Library system offers a source of reference materials to enhance educational study. The Library provides access to thousands of reference books, magazines and more than 40 newspapers are available for research or leisure reading. With the interlibrary loan system, libraries throughout Wisconsin can be easily accessed. County maps with names and locations of Grant and Lafayette County cemeteries are available at the Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce Office at 275 Bus. Hwy. 151 W. The cityâ€™s Park and Recreation Department offers youth and adult programs including soccer, basketball, baseball and a variety of camps. There are sand volleyball courts in three parks and a horseshoe pit can be found at Legion Field Park. Three outdoor tennis courts and basketball courts are located at Smith Park and Valleyview Park. An extensive summer fun program is also offered through the Cityâ€™s Park and Rec department. For the young and the young-at-heart, these organized activities promote fitness friendly competition and loads of fun!
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