Rustic Road 66

Beautiful scenery and history distinguish this Rustic Road. R-66 travels the unglaciated "Driftless Area" of southwestern Wisconsin. Tree-lined roads wind through the hilly fields and farmlands. In autumn, R-66 displays spectacular fall colors. An abandoned lead mine, complete with tin shacks, rusted ore buckets and piles of tailings, is visible from Kennedy Road. The mining industry in this part of Wisconsin once produced 85% of the nation's lead.


Lafayette County. Travel west on State Highway 11 to the Town of Benton then south on County Road J to County Road W following portions of Buncombe, Kennedy, Beebe, and Ensch Roads.

Tour Type

  • Scenic Drives