The world’s largest bike – an old-fashioned high wheeler formed out of fiberglass – welcomes visitors to Sparta, which dubs itself the “Bicycling Capital of America.” Located off I-90, the town offers ready access to several nationally known bike trails including the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, the first rails-to-trails bicycle route in the country. Sparta’s downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its hospitality and location make it a good “home base” for day trips to nearby attractions. Eleven miles north of Sparta the Wegner Grotto is a fantastic garden of concrete sculptures decorated with thousands of glittering glass shards. Fort McCoy, eight miles northeast of Sparta, offers an excellent public recreation area as well as interesting military displays.
Will to Ben Bike Tour
October 03 - October 09
Starting from Port Byron, Illinois's Will B. Rolling statue and ending at the Ben Bikin' statue in Sparta, WI, Will B. Rolling to Ben Bikin' Bike Tour is the...
American Legion Auxiliary Craft Fair
Annual indoor craft fair with lots of gift giving items for the holidays. Many unique items as well as traditional gifts from over 30 vendors
Sparta Holiday Lights
December 04 - December 31
Come enjoy a beautiful holiday light show located on the banks of the La Crosse River. A community project with hundreds of volunteers puts together a truly...
Downhill Skiing: Lodging and Accommodations
Wisconsin has some excellent offerings for downhill skiing, and not far from the slopes you will find some authentic Wisconsin places to stay. Whether you...
Five Farms Beyond Cows & Corn
Animals & Agriculture
Think a trip to a Wisconsin farm would offer an opportunity to view crops in a field, cows being milked and not a whole lot else? Think again. Here are some...