In southern Wisconsin, Janesville has a history that’s tied to industry. The city started as an 1800s flour and lumber town on the Rock River. Foundries and farm machinery factories followed, along with a massive General Motors plant. While many of these ventures have come and gone, there’s a new vibrancy in the city that’s worth discovering – it’s a place that hasn’t forgotten its past as it embraces what’s new. It’s a place to discover waterfront art, craft beverages, and tranquil natural areas. Welcome to Janesville, a town that just might surprise you – here are some of our very favorite spots there.

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Janesville has plenty of comfortable lodging options and it’s an easy drive from cities like Milwaukee, Wausau, and Green Bay. Learn more about the city and its top attractions here. Once you’ve explored Janesville, here are some more Wisconsin towns that are perfect for your next escape.

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