The community of Platteville is located amidst the “Driftless Region” of Southwest Wisconsin. A visit to Platteville is not complete without a trip to the “World’s Largest ‘M'”, a landmark on a mound outside of the city, or a stroll through the eclectic variety of shops and restaurants that are available in the historic downtown district. Fifteen city parks, the Veterans Honor Roll Memorial, a family aquatic center, walking paths and more can be found throughout the community. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a four-year institution, adding more diversity and culture with each fresh class of students. Platteville is rich with history as it was home to the first state College, Rountree Hall. Platteville is also near the First Territorial Capital that was established in 1836. No matter what your interests are, Platteville is sure to entertain.


The scenic rolling hills around Platteville in southwest Wisconsin were one of the first locations to be settled by Europeans, who were drawn there by rich lead deposits. Explore shops in the historic downtown or picnic with family at one of 15 city parks. Immerse yourself in the area’s history at the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums where you can discover thousands of artifacts from the 1800s.

Explore the Area

Annual Hometown Festival Week 7/20/2024 - 7/28/2024 Platteville - 0.93 miles away
Southwest Music Festival 7/20/2024 Platteville - 1.03 miles away
Make Music Platteville 6/21/2024 Platteville - 1.08 miles away
Platteville's 4th of July Celebration & Patriotic Program 7/04/2024 Platteville - 1.69 miles away
Jammin' on the Porch 6/14/2024 Mineral Point - 18.35 miles away
Fourth of July Celebration 7/04/2024 Mineral Point - 18.41 miles away
Lafayette County Fair 7/10/2024 - 7/14/2024 Darlington - 20.09 miles away
Kids From Wisconsin in Dodgeville 7/21/2024 Dodgeville - 24.04 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


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Low 11° F


High 60° F
Low 40° F


High 59° F
Low 48° F