Who We Are
We serve our members and community by actively supporting and promoting business and community development by leading efforts to improve and promote quality of life and prosperity in the Platteville area. As you stroll through our historic Main Street area, we hope you will also stop at other gems Platteville has to offer along Business Highway 151. Visit the museums, pause at our Veterans Honor Roll Memorial in downtown City Park, and enjoy the accumulated heritage of Platteville’s historic traditions as one of the oldest mining towns in Wisconsin and the United States.
Hometown Festival Week
Platteville's Hometown Festival Week is a flurry of activity celebrating our community. Things will look a little different this year due to the...Read More...
Southwest Music Festival
Southwest Music Festival has been cancelled this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event should return in 2021.Read More...
New Student Welcome
The UW- Platteville’s New Student Welcome Picnic and Scavenger Hunt is a great opportunity for new students to become more familiar with Platteville...Read More...
Featured Attraction - The "M"
An iconic symbol of the mining tradition and the history of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville marks its 75th anniversary this year. The world’s largest “M,” located on the Platte Mound four miles northeast of the city of Platteville, has served to help identify the university throughout the years.
The Platteville Mound is one mile long and approximately one-half mile wide, 150 feet high and 450 feet above the city at the summit of the hill. The “M” was built on the south side of the hill at a 45-degree gradient.