Mark these events on your calendar:

  • City Wide Garage Sales
  • Night on the Square
  • Grant County Fair
  • Harvest Festival Parade
  • Hometown Heartfelt Holiday

Small town charm

From retail, to recreation, to unmatched school pride, Lancaster is an American small town for the ages.

Got History?

Lancaster is steeped in civil war history. Stop by the Cunningham Museum to see artifacts from Lancaster's oldest families, soldiers, and one of the first settlements for freed or escaped slaves in Wisconsin. The Grant County Courthouse lawn features the first publicly conceived civil war monument in the nation and lists the names of every Lancaster Area soldier. And Lancaster was the home of Wisconsin's first governor, Nelson Dewey, who is also buried here.

Explore your adventurous side

Lancaster lies at the heart of the Driftless Region, so-called because the glaciers that covered most of the US did not “drift” through this area, features rolling hills, small rivers and streams. This timeless landscape makes for some of the best cycling in the country. Take a challenging pedal down one of our county roads and enjoy the scenery along the way. It will be a ride you won't soon forget.

Where the locals go.

Lancaster offers high quality retail businesses and unique dining opportunities that the locals enjoy. Step into MaCandis Boutique for a wonderful selection of ladies apparel, the like of which you would find in large cities. Then stop next door at Walker's Clothing and Shoes for one of the best selections of shoes and licensed Badger apparel in the area. Their children's store, Monkey's Tale is also a huge hit with local kids. After a day of shopping stop in to Doolittle's Pub & Eatery for a drink and some appetizers. Got a hankering for Chinese Cuisine? The Twin Dragon is one of America's Top 100 Chinese restaurants and offers a buffet of local favorites.