Sparta is the county seat of Monroe Co. nestled in thebeautiful rolling hills of western Wisconsin Once known for the healing powers of the local artesian springs, Sparta is now most recognized as the junction of the Elroy-Sparta and La Crosse river bike trails. Sparta’s claim as the “Bicycling Capital of America” is based upon the first rail bed in Wisconsin to Ft. McCoy, the largest military base in the state. Hunting and fishing opportunities abound in the area, as does award winning golf. Sparta is home to many unique shops in their historic downtown district and world recognized manufacturers in their growing business parks. The quality of life in Sparta is second to none.