Southwest Wisconsin Tourism

Canoeing in SW WI - photo by Tom Young

Canoeing in SW WI
Photo by Tom Young

The hills and valleys of southwest Wisconsin make it an ideal trip destination in any season. These hills, also called the “Driftless Region” were spared from the last glacial period, and are covered with deciduous forests, oak savannah, and prairie grass throughout our region.

World renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born here and lived much of his life in the region. His Taliesin Home and visitor center are in the area. The House on the Rock attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.

This area has hundreds of miles of world class trout streams, and is transected by the Wisconsin River, and our western edge is formed by the Mississippi River.  Wildlife and bird watching opportunities also abound at our state parks, whether during the fall color season, or spring time when morel mushrooms are “popping” out of the ground.  The scenic farms, orchards, Amish homesteads, and historic communities offer an escape from urban life.

Madison WI, La Crosse WI, Galena Illinois and Dubuque Iowa are neighboring cities.  So bring your hiking shoes, bikes, motorcycles, canoes, kayaks, or snowmobiles. We have opportunities for everyone.

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