2018 Iowa County

14 | Hidden Valleys of Southwest Wisconsin Four Seasons Visitor’s Guide IOWA COUNTY iowacounty.org & iowacountyedc.org Welcome to Iowa County House on the Rock Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Miles and miles of magnificent views... canoe trips past rock bluffs and bucolic scenery...live theater under the stars... award-winning cheeses...handcrafted beers and wines...artist demonstrations... historic site tours...architectural marvels... native prairie restorations...world-class golf...challenging bicycle rides...hands-on workshops...picturesque hikes...fishing... outsider art...out of the ordinary shopping... delicious dining...charming places to spend the night. All of that and much more await you in Iowa County. Untouched by the glaciers, the county lies in the unglaciated “driftless” area where rolling hills and rugged sandstone bluffs stand proud, giving shape to a landscape of woodedhills, rock ravines, andthecultivated mosaic of farm fields. You can enjoy nature at its best in Iowa County. Pack a picnic and your camera and get ready for some great outdoor adventures, like hiking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, bird-watching…and more. Rolling hills, beautiful vistas, and a night sky where you can still see stars. Treat yourself to a relaxing dose of nature and enjoy the splendor of each season in turn. This is where Wisconsin began. You can stand on the spot where, in 1836, Henry Dodge was sworn in as the first governor of the newly formed Wisconsin Territory, an area that included portions of what would become the states of Iowa, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota. When Dodge Don’t Miss… • Governor Dodge State Park • Blue Mound State Park • Tower Hill State Park • Cave of the Mounds • House on the Rock • Montfort Wind Farm • Pendarvis Historical Site • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin • American Players Theatre • Military Ridge State Trail • The Many Historic Districts