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Area Attractions

Looking for a relaxing escape or a fun-filled adventure? Scenic Southwest Wisconsin and the surrounding area is filled with great opportunities.

In addition to the Potosi Brewery and National Brewery Museum, Potosi has other interesting sites and destinations including St. John's Mine and the Grant River Recreation Area, and National Wildlife Refuge on the Mississippi River, visited by 273 species of birds. Take a stroll back in time at the Passage Thru Time Museum in downtown Potosi. The museum is dedicated to memorabilia of businesses of bygone years. The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. The Potosi Township Historical Society offers a self guided auto tour throughout the Potosi area.

Nearby communities include Cassville, which is well known as one of the best eagle viewing sites in the Midwest. Step back in time and explore Stonefield State Historic Site, a turn-of-the-century setting with farmstead, school, shops and church. Stonefield is also home to the State Agricultural Museum that contains a collection of unique and rare early farm implements. Take a ride across the Mississippi on the Cassville Car Ferry or enjoy breathtaking sights and a relaxing camping experience at Nelson Dewey State Park.

Just down the road from Potosi in Dickeyville, is the Dickeyville Grotto. Constructed by Mathius Wernerus between 1918 and 1931, the Dickeyville Grotto portrays a combination of religious and patriotic themes.

Other area attractions include the Historic Grant County Courthouse and Cunningham Museum in Lancaster. The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium just across the border in Dubuque, IA offers an informative and entertaining exploration of aquariums, historical exhibits and interactive experiences showcasing the Mighty Mississippi.

Find the world's largest "M" on the Platte Mound just outside of Platteville and trace the history of Southwest Wisconsin's mining traditions with a stop at the Mining Museum and the Rollo Jamison Museum. 

Schedule your next business meeting, conference, class reunion, wedding reception or family event at the newly constructed Holiday Gardens located on the site of what was the Potosi Brewery Farm, directly across the street from the Potosi Brewing Company.

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