Lancaster – We have much to offer you!

Community History

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Historical Sites

Lancaster has a variety of locations to visit for people of all ages!  Read more…

Parks & Hiking

Klondyke Park, Schreiner Park and Lancaster Trail are among Lancaster’s great park and hiking attractions. Read more…

Local Attractions

American Players Theatre

Outstanding indoor and outside productions. Your soul will be fed by these fabulous productions.

The Grant County Historical Museum

The Helen Anderson Gallery

Helen’s view of our world, cannot be matched. Her keen eyes catch everything. A must see gallery our little community is lucky to have.

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

5 miles west of Lancaster on Hwy. 35.  One of the first African-American settlements in Wisconsin.

Country Flowers & Gifts

Let Stephanie be your expert flower guide! Beautiful custom arrangements and unique gifts. Pick up a perfect memory to take back home for your own garden, and house.

Wood N Brush Gift Shop

Quality gifts for every occasion. Stop in and browse.
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Lancaster Municipal Golf Course and the Lancaster Country Club Restaurant

Copper Dome Sports Bar

Stop in for a drink!
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Doolittle's Pub & Eatery

Where friends meet & eat!
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Blue Boy Bakery

We will rise to meet your Kneads!
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Potosi Brewery

*One of the only All Profits to Charity breweries in the United States*

The recently restored Potosi Brewery opened in June 2008. Come explore our beer garden, beer museum, and restaurant.

The Potosi Brew Pub offers delicious foods in a comfortable atmosphere. Sample some of our specialty small batch beers you can see brewing right from your table!

The National Brewery Museum™ and research library preserve the rich history of America’s breweries through the preservation of brewery memorabilia and advertising. Changing displays highlight various breweries and collectibles.

Potosi Brew Pub Open Daily
Reservations are encouraged: 608-763-4002 ext 100

National Brewery Museum
Daily 11am to 5pm

Museum Admission:
17 and under FREE
18-59 $5
60 and older $3

One of the oldest breweries in Wisconsin, Potosi started in 1852 to quench the thirsts of local miners. Ownership of the brewery changed hands several times and Potosi was fortunate to survive the Prohibition era. The Brewery eventually closed in 1972 due to the high cost of doing business.

In 1980, the brewery buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1995 local artist and woodworker Gary David and his cousin Denis David bought the brewery buildings for the cost of back taxes with the goal of restoring them.

Five years later in 2000, renovation efforts expanded to involve the entire community with the establishment of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Potosi Brewery Foundation, modeled after the philanthropic Newman’s Own Foundation.

In 2004, the Potosi Brewery Foundation received a major boost to its redevelopment efforts when the brewery was chosen by the American Breweriana Association (ABA), an organization of beer historians, collectors, and preservationists, to be the home of the National Brewery Museum.

2008 was the year the beer started flowing again largely inpart to the local volunteers supporting the brewery’s business model, noting that “the organization is volunteer-driven and it would not likely have the impact it has had without those efforts.”
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Whispering Bluffs Winery ~ Potosi

A beautifully decorated winery with a great atmosphere. Featuring wine tasting, wine sales, gourmet coffee, chocolates, cheese and a variety of gift items.

A walk across the street from the Potosi Brewery and National Brewery Museum. Whispering Bluffs features scheduled entertainment and is available for private parties – please call ahead for information. A great place to spend an evening with friends enjoying your favorite wine and a chocolate or cheese plate. Whispering Bluffs Winery is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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The Grotto ~ Dickeyville

The Dickeyville Grotto and Shrines erected in the Village of Dickeyville, Wisconsin on Holy Ghost Parish grounds located at 305 W Main Street are the works of Father Matthias Wernerus, a Catholic Priest, Pastor of the Parish from 1918 to 1931. His handiwork in stone, built from 1925-1930, is dedicated to the unity of two great American ideals-love of God and love of Country. These religious and patriotic shrines were constructed without the use of blueprints.

Whispering Winds Winery ~ Fennimore

Wisconsin wine enthusiasts are enjoying their visits to Whispering Winds Winery! A small local winery producing a variety of Red, White, Blush and Fruit Wines, Whispering Winds Winery is located in southwest Wisconsin just a few miles east of Fennimore off Hwy 18.

Whispering Winds Winery
Jim Eisele
13541 Blue School Road
Fennimore, WI 53809

Winery Hours:
April – October: Wednesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)
November – March: Thursday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Rural Route 1 Popcorn ~ Montfort

Carr Valley Cheese ~ Montfort

In the past five years alone, Carr Valley cheeses have won more than 400 top awards in U.S. and international competitions. Many of these have been won by Sid’s one-of-a-kind American Originals – artisan cheeses you won’t find made anywhere else in the world. These cheeses include Black Sheep Truffle, Cave Aged Marisa, and Smoked Ba Ba Blue made from sheep’s milk; Baraboo Blue, Chevre au Lait, Cocoa Cardona, and Goat Cheddar made from goat’s milk; Bread Cheese, Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar, Apple Smoked Cheddar made from cow’s milk; and Canaria, Menage, Mobay, and Shepherd’s Blend made frommixed milk. Carr Valley produces artisanal cheeses with distinguished taste.

Carr Valley’s Cheesemakers are undoubtedly the best in the business with over 220 years of experience, crafting the world’s finest cheddars and our signature American Originals. With our unique blend of old-world craftsmanship and creative cheesemaking innovation, we think it’s a combination you’re going to love!

Sinsinawa Mound ~ Sinsinawa

Sinsinawa Mound is committed to study, education, spirituality, and the arts. Through our programs and retreats, persons from many spiritual traditions are invited to experiences of intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic awakening.

In the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition of hospitality, guests are refreshed and renewed by the time spent in the midst of our natural surroundings.

Located on 450 acres of lush woodlands, orchards, vineyards, fields, and gardens, Sinsinawa Mound offers an ideal atmosphere for personal reflection, group retreats, corporate focusing, or organizational gatherings.