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 were one of the first locations to be settled by Europeans who were drawn there by rich lead deposits. The lead miners gave Wisconsin its nickname, the “Badger State.” Platteville’s early mining heritage is showcased in The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, a three-acre campus built atop the 1845 Bevans Lead Mine with a cultural history collection of more than 20,000 items from the late 1800’s.

Explore Platteville

25th Annual Hometown Festival Week 7/16/2022 - 7/24/2022 Platteville - 0.93 miles away
Southwest Music Festival 7/16/2022 Platteville - 1.03 miles away
Heritage Day 7/04/2022 Platteville - 1.29 miles away
Summer Nights at the Plaza 7/12/2022 Lancaster - 13.53 miles away
Old Fashioned July 4 Celebration 7/03/2022 - 7/04/2022 Shullsburg - 17.39 miles away
Mineral Point 4th of July 7/04/2022 Mineral Point - 18.4 miles away
Lafayette County Fair 7/13/2022 - 7/17/2022 Darlington - 20.09 miles away
Golden Sky on the Fourth of July 7/04/2022 Cassville - 24.74 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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High 59° F
Low 48° F