Having lived in Wisconsin all my life, I had never been to a cave. While teaching in SW WI one of our school field trips was to the Cave of the Mounds. I think that I enjoyed it as much or more than the students! I think everyone should partake of this experience at least once in their lifetime.
In the past 10 years we have had occasion to look for a 5th wheel. Two times we did so at the RV World in DeForest, WI. The first time, I don't think the salesperson took us very seriously. We are dog breeders and plan on using our new purchase to go to dog shows so we were looking for particular aspects of the models we were shown. Needless-to-say, we did not purchase from here. This past year we were looking to update our present trailer, again with consideration for our dogs. This time I had a salesperson who did take me seriously. He showed me several 5th wheels that would work for what we wanted. Unfortunately, we found one we liked better elsewhere. However, this past experience made me more willing to go there again.
The Blooming Basket in Platteville is very nice. There are many premade arrangements you can buy as well as being able to order ones for special occasions. Whenever I need that extra something for someone special, this is the place I shop. I've never been disappointed.
I've only been there once and that was some years ago. We went with another couple and had a very pleasant evening. I remember that the food was very good, the staff was friendly and efficient and the prices were comparable with those in the area. I wish I could be more specific but I don't remember what I ate, just that my overall impression of the place is favorable.
The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is truly built on a rock! Although it is very interesting, by far the biggest attraction here, in my opinion, is the museum that is connected to it. You can spend hours and hours here and never feel like you've seen it all. It's mind boggling to say the least. A particular favorite of mine are the carousels. They are absolutely beautiful! When coming here, plan on spending the day. And every minute will be very enjoyable.
The Tower Junction is the place to stop, particularly on a Friday night, when you want a good meal and throw a few lines of bowling for you can do both here. I particularly like their fish fry on Friday night. The fries are great, crispy, just the way I like them. The bowling quality depends on the bowler!
Ed's Cafe is on the corner of Hwy 81 and 151 (before the bypass) and was a favorite place to stop for people passing through Platteville to and from Dubuque. Now that the bypass is in, this isn't the case. At this time the clientelle is more local, drawn there by the reputation for good food and pleasant company.
When in Mineral Point it is hard to not stop in the Red Rooster Cafe. It's right on main street so you have to go past it when you shop. The place is decorated, of course, with red roosters and is quite pleasant. The menu is typical cafe style and you can get a good cup of coffee, breakfast or lunch. The clientelle tends to be local people who are very friendly.
I've only been at the Chesterfield Inn for two lunches but both of them were very satisfactory. The atmosphere is pleasant, the staff is friendly and efficient and the menu is interesting. I had a particularly good cream potatoe soup one time and a great rueben sandwich the other. I would recommend this restaurant.
When first moving to the area, the Walker House was the place to take company. It was very quaint and different. It was located in a old, stone building that I believe at one time was an old stagecoach stopping place. The many rooms were small but comfortably decorated. The menu features Pasty, a cornish food of the area. After eating you could take a tour of the upstairs rooms which were decorated in the style of the times. Unfortunately, over the years, this establishment has changed ownership several times and finally closed. However, in very recent weeks, it has now reopened and I can't wait to go there! If you''re into history, particularly of this region of the state, stop it. I'm sure you'll find it fascinating.