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A walk down Mineral Point streets evokes a stroll through a Cornish village. Miners from Cornwall, England were among the first to settle here. Their homes and businesses, crafted of stone, have been carefully restored. The city’s historic district includes early architecture of the Midwest, with many buildings pre-dating statehood. Today you find artists and artisans in studios and galleries, along with antique and specialty shops.
Small town charm
A trip to Mineral Point is good for the soul – an escape from the hustle and bustle of crowded cities, a retreat from hectic schedules and busy lives. Spend some time with more than 20 artists in their galleries and studios, nurture your own creative side with arts and crafts workshops, see a show at a beautifully restored opera house, step back in time with a tour of historic sites, soak in the old world charm of 19th century architecture, savor a taste of locally grown food, taste a glass or two of handcrafted beer, enjoy the magic of outdoor summer theater, and take home some award winning artisan cheeses. At the end of the day cozy up in a century-old building transformed into modern guest rooms, stay in a little stone cottage, a rustic log cabin, a charming turn-of-the-century home, or a modern motel.
Mark these events on your calendar:
- Annual Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Invitational
- Iowa County Fair
- Cornish Festival
Only have one day to play here?
Friendly shopkeepers, personal service, locally produced art, charming gift shops, family owned businesses...no malls. Shopping in Mineral Point is a big part of what makes us an original - a small town with a flair for creativity.
Must see attractions.
- Pendarvis Historic Site
- Mineral Point Railroad Depot Museum
- Orchard Lawn/The Gundry House
When the day is done and it’s time to rest, choose from full service modern motels, retro motels, luxurious and historic bed & breakfasts, or a rustic and romantic guesthouse, all offering comfortable surroundings. Pamper yourself with a romantic getaway or just relax and enjoy some time away from the commotion of everyday life. With everything there is do and see in southwest Wisconsin, Mineral Point makes a great place to settle in and stay awhile longer.
Dining: Mineral Point
Dining: Near Mineral Point