Its no surprise to Plattevilles residents that their town is a favorite tourist spot. Since 1984, Platteville has been home to the Chicago Bears Training Camp from mid-July to mid-August. Morning and afternoon practices are open to the public at no charge. Residents can come to watch their favorite football players, and get autographs after practices.
Another of Plattevilles unique claims to fame is the Worlds Largest "M," a 239 by 236-foot limestone structure built in 1936 to represent the local mining school. Located on a hill just east of Platteville, visitors can climb a new staircase and get to the top of this immense structure. (608-348-TOUR). The view of three states is phenomenal!
Tourists and residents alike enjoy the Platteville Aquatic Center - home to a 12,000 square-foot pool with a 140-foot waterslide, geysers, diving boards, and racing lanes. Swimming lessons, water aerobics, and water safety instruction are among the many programs offered at the facility. Platteville also hosts the Region 5 Badger State Summer Games in June. Historic sites, such as the First Capitol Historic Site - former Capitol of the Wisconsin Territory - are popular spots among residents and tourists alike.
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