Be entertained at a variety of attractions in Platteville, whether it is with bowling, the movies, the Veterans Honor Roll Memorial at City Park, our trail system, Katie’s Garden, or local history at four local museums. Platteville is proud to be home to the World’s Largest M, which stands for mining.
Amenities: Concession Stand, Picnic Tables, Restroom, Shelter, Shower, Swimming Pool
Phone Number(608) 348-3301
Your underground adventure awaits! Tour the 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine, ride in a 1931 mine train (weather permitting), and discover the local history of the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district.
The museum traces the development of culture in southwestern Wisconsin's Driftless Area starting with mineral mining, rural life, and the establishment of community. Galleries display fascinating and nostalgic models, dioramas, artifacts and photographs interpreting stories and music of home, school, farm and civic life in the Platteville region. Don't miss the fighting squirrels!
For a virtual tour, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm40rogkvqw