WI Posted in Wisconsin February 27, 2016 by Laura These 9 Historic Villages In Wisconsin Will Transport You Into A Different Time For being such a young state in the middle of the country, Wisconsin actually has a lot of history. History buffs will enjoy visiting these 9 historic Wisconsin towns. 1. Aztalan Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/Flickr Well, we aren't playing when we say Aztalan is historic. It was the site of a Mississippian culture between the 10th and 13th centuries. They weren't discovered again until the 1800s. Now, there is the Aztalan State Park, which has preserved and reconstructed some of the park. It is fascinating to see. 2. Baraboo Payton Chung/Flickr Once the headquarters of the Ringling Brothers, Baraboo is all about the circus. If you really want to learn all about the circus, head to Circus World. 3. Pepin David Becker/Flickr If you're a fan of Little House on the Prairie, you'll definitely want to head to Pepin. This was the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, providing a great deal of inspiration for her books. 4. Ripon Jim Bowen/Flickr Ripon is the birthplace of the Republican party. That party was born in the Little White Schoolhouse, which you can visit in Ripon. 5. Mineral Point Jeremy Atherton/Flickr Mineral Point's town slogan is "Where Wisconsin Began." It was settled way back in 1827, and the town has restored its historic character. 6. Cedarburg James Jordan/Flickr Many sites and buildings in Cedarburg have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The covered bridge, mill, and other assorted buildings are charming to both enjoy and photograph. 7. New Glarus mcfst3/Flickr Not just a place to drink awesome beer, New Glarus was founded in 1845. You can tell by the building styles that they really honor their Swiss heritage. 8. Eagle Old World Wisconsin/Facebook You can really go back in time when you visit Eagle and see Old World Wisconsin. It is an open-air museum that has recreated the working farmsteads and settlements established by European immigrants. 9. Spring Green Teemu008/Flickr The home of Frank Lloyd Wright (and Taliesin), the town attracts tourists from all over the world. Does your town have a lot of history?