Dodgeville trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Dodgeville is a city in and the county seat of Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,693 at the 2010 census, making it the county's most populous city. Dodgeville is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its sister city is Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom.HistoryIn 1827, Henry Dodge, his family, and about 40 miners began what would become the city of Dodgeville. Dodge made a pact with the local Winnebago Indian leaders so he could build a cabin and smelter. The original community had three settlements: "Dodgeville", "Dirty Hollow" and "Minersville". A fourth settlement, Moon Spring, near the intersection of the present Highway 18 bypass and Bennett Road flourished until the cholera epidemic in the early 1850s.Dodgeville, which was named after Dodge, grew slowly during its early years. It was incorporated as a village in the 1840s. Later a small "war" was fought with Mineral Point over which community would become the seat of Iowa County after Lafayette County was created. At the time, Mineral Point was the seat, because it was centrally located in the 'old' Iowa County that stretched from the Wisconsin River in the north south to the Illinois border.The County seat eventually moved to Dodgeville because of its central location in the 'new' Iowa County. Dodgeville's population grew rapidly, and it became a center for mining and later, dairy product manufacturing and shipping. Miners from England flooded the city, and British and Cornish architecture is still visible in the city today. Dodgeville became the largest city in Wisconsin at the time as well as most of the Midwest north or St. Louis, and west of Cincinnati. The community's boom didn't last long though, and with the decline of mining its population was overtaken by rapidly growing cities like Chicago and Milwaukee.Make the most of your holiday in Dodgeville by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States road trip planning app.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Dodgeville
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Dodgeville
Side trips from Dodgeville
World heritage site
Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
Duration: 2h 30 min
Places to visit with Dodgeville
MilwaukeeTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Brewery, Art Museum MadisonTrip planner BEST FOR: Government Building, Garden, Zoo Spring GreenTrip planner BEST FOR: Architectural Building, Theater, Kayaking / Canoeing Green BayTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Theme Park, Garden Wisconsin DellsTrip planner BEST FOR: Water Park, Zipline, Zoo
Recently planned trips to Dodgeville
1 day in Dodgeville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center Governor Dodge State Park 2 days in Dodgeville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Cave of the Mounds Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center 2 days in Dodgeville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center Cave of the Mounds The House on the Rock 6 days in Dodgeville, Devils Lake & Baraboo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Dodgeville Devils Lake Baraboo 2 days in Dodgeville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES The House on the Rock Museum of Minerals & Crystals Governor Dodge State Park 6 days in Dodgeville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES The House on the Rock Museum of Minerals & Crystals Governor Dodge State Park