The charm of Southwest Wisconsin is especially present in the city of Platteville. Surrounded by rolling topography, the area around Platteville hosts some of the most breathtaking sights in the state. Besides being home to a University of Wisconsin campus, Platteville also offers a smorgasbord of things to see and do. Recreational opportunities like fly fishing the Platte and Grant Rivers, hiking or biking the scenic landscape, and enjoying a challenging round of golf should keep you busy. On the cultural side, the city provides art galleries and unique museums that showcase Platteville’s rich mining history. On the side of Platte Mound stands a large letter “M” that symbolizes all the work the University’s Engineering Department has accomplished over the years. The city’s historic downtown shopping district makes for a great way to leisurely spend a day shopping and visiting with Platteville’s friendly residents.