Introduction Thousands of people stop in Dickeyville every year to visit the eccentric religious/patriotic grotto created by Father Mathius Wernerus. Visitor Information Direct your questions to the Grant County UWEX Office (866.472.6894/608.723.2125) or surf to the Grant County tourism website. History Charles Dickey, a surveyor from Pennsylvania, settled here in 1842 and opened a dry-goods […]
Introduction This unassuming village has a church that screams out for attention but not much else to explore. Visitor Information Direct your questions to the Grant County UWEX Office (866.472.6894/608.723.2125) or surf to the Grant County tourism website. History The town was named after John Kieler, a stone mason from Prussia who arrived in the […]
Introduction Sandy Hook takes its name from the deep piles of sand in the area. No need to get bogged down here, though. Visitor Information Direct your questions to the Grant County UWEX Office (866.472.6894/608.723.2125) or surf to the Grant County tourism website. History Sandy Hook is a small, unincorporated village that has slipped under […]
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