Welcome to our quaint and historic city nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of the Driftless area of Southwest Wisconsin. Browse through our renowned antique shops, unique artisans’ studios. Specialty shops and traditional businesses all located in Wisconsin’s first historic district. Tour the historical sites that offer a glimpse of the past. Enjoy traditional Cornish dishes, including pasty and figgyhobbin or enjoy more traditional restaurants and delis.
Lead and zinc mining is what brought the Cornish, Germans and Irish to Mineral Point in the 1800’s and built Mineral Point into a thriving mining community. Today the mining has ended but the Cornish influence is still very much alive. Visible today in the buildings reminiscent of those in the West of England and constructed out of the local limestone and sandstone by the expert Cornish stone masons.
In 1979 the last Zinc mine closed which opened the door for more agriculture, light manufacturing and tourism to take over as the main source of employment. Mineral Point’s growing tourism industry makes it unique among most other cities and villages in southwest Wisconsin.
Mineral Point is the second largest city in Iowa County. Mineral point is located in the southwest corner of Wisconsin just 54 miles to the state capitol of Madison.
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