Dodgeville is located among the sandstone bluffs and unglaciated hills of Wisconsin's driftless region. It is another of Wisconsin’s early mining towns. The Iowa County Courthouse, built in 1859, is the oldest still in use in the state. As one of Wisconsin's Main Street communities, the downtown's historic sense of place has been preserved. Dodgeville is also proud to be home to Lands' End headquarters, which hosts special sales events throughout the year. Three miles north of the city, Governor Dodge State Park offers a pair of manmade lakes and 5,000 acres of fun.