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.
Concerts In the Park
May 25 - August 24
Enjoy an outdoor concert during the summer months from our band shell located in tree -hearty Evans Bosshard Park. Be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket....
Sparta Annual Women's Softball Tournament
July 22 - July 24
Join us for this annual softball tournament with teams from across the country competing. Over 30 teams each year compete for the pride of the City of Sparta...
F.A.S.T: Fiberglass Statue Mold Yard
Large statue of a scaly sea monster, or a club-wielding caveman, or a humongous green vegetoid. It's majestic, and you find yourself wondering, "Where do they...
Four Great B&B's With A Theme
Places to Stay
If you’re looking for a good night’s rest in unique surroundings, here are four of the state’s more unusual settings for small hotels and bed and breakfast...