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.

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 Lancaster

Potosi Tennyson Back Home for Christmas 11/23/2019 Potosi - 10.96 miles away
CANCELED - SS Andrew-Thomas Fall Festival 10/25/2020 Potosi - 11.22 miles away
Annual Potosi BrewFest 8/28/2021 Potosi - 12.4 miles away
Platteville Dairy Days Celebration 9/10/2021 - 9/12/2021 Platteville - 13.9 miles away
Katie's Garden Winter Wonderland 12/04/2020 - 12/05/2020 Platteville - 14.11 miles away
CANCELED - Stonefield's Safe & Spooky Halloween 10/17/2020 Cassville - 17.85 miles away
CANCELED - Stonefield's Safe & Spooky Halloween 10/17/2020 Cassville - 17.85 miles away
CANCELED - Shihata Orchard Fest 10/03/2020 - 10/04/2020 Prairie du Chien - 25.8 miles away

Average Weather

From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your planning started!


High 83° F
Low 61° F


High 30° F
Low 11° F


High 60° F
Low 40° F


High 59° F
Low 48° F