Visitor Information

Lancaster is known for its friendly neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, good schools, and as a great place to raise a family.  Lancaster is host to many exciting historical venues, activities,  and shops for you to visit while you are here.  Whether you are a resident or visitor, Lancaster has a variety of "hidden gems" that are worth exploring.  Additionally, there are several local landmarks which can be found on local, state and national Registers of Historic Resources. 


The City of Lancaster is located in the Southwest corner of Wisconsin. Although a relatively small city, Lancaster has a lot to offer to prospective visitors from the popular annual Night on the Square, to Lancaster’s historical monuments like the first State Governor Nelson Dewey, to beautiful trails and more. This small city is surrounded by beautiful wooded hills, fertile agricultural valleys, and meandering creeks and rivers and is in close proximity to a number of visitor attractions in Southwest Wisconsin.


Our charming historic shopping district, is the "heart of Lancaster" and features an array of boutiques, a variety of dining opportunities and a beautifully restored historic movie theatre. There are a variety of activities year round including an annual County Fair, Night on the Square, Music in the Park, Deal and Steals Days, parades and so much more. Check out our calendar of Events for to find out more!


The City's 7 parks offer numerous playgrounds and recreation opportunities. Memorial Park, being our most popular, contains a zero entry swimming pool with large water slide, 74 picnic tables, 7 picnic shelters, playground apparatus, softball diamonds, volleyball courts and a basketball court. The central focus of the park is the pond with a handicapped-accessible pier for fishing.  Visit our Parks page for more information!


Itinerary for the History Buff

While you visit Lancaster to see the beautiful Grant County Courthouse in the center of downtown, make sure you check out all the great historical pieces on the lawn, including the Blue Boy statue, Horse Waterer, first Civil War Monument, and Nelson Dewey’s statue.  From here, venture over a couple of blocks to visit the Nelson Dewey grave site.  Stop in at one of our great restaurants, Doolittle’s, Zippy’s, or The Meat Schoppe!, all located on the Square, for a delicious lunch.  On Tuesday and Thursday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (or by appointment), walk half a block off the square and stroll through the amazing history at the Grant County History Museum. 

To explore more Grant County attractions visit Grant County WI – Welcome to Grant County, Wisconsin

Visit Travel Wisconsin to find more information on Events, Places to Stay, Dining and Things to Do. Be sure to access this great traveling resource!


Thank you for visiting our website. We encourage you to "Explore the Possibilities" in Lancaster.