Travel Back in Time With This Amazing Wisconsin Mine Tour

Way down in the corner in the southwest part of the state is the town of Platteville. Home to a University of Wisconsin campus, this area has a deep mining history that drew immigrants from across Europe. Starting in the mid-1840s and going well into the 1970s, this area was rife with lead and zinc mining. Today, you can visit a fascinating museum that’s preserved this history and even head down into an abandoned mine.

Located at 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI 53818. For more information, check out their website here.

While you’re in the southwest part of the state, you might want to consider checking out our Cheese Trail. This area is full of amazing and delicious cheesemakers.