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Charming Janesville is defined by its beautiful parks encircled by historical architecture. Roughly 20 percent of Wisconsin’s historic buildings are located in Janesville, while the city’s 53 parks cover over 2,000 acres. The city has so much park land that it is nicknamed “Wisconsin’s Park Place.”
Located along the Rock River in southern Wisconsin, Janesville was founded in 1853. In 1859, Abraham Lincoln spent one night at a home in Janesville. Today, the Lincoln-Tallman House, built around 1855, is a house museum that still contains most of the original furniture – including the bed where Lincoln slept. With six historic districts, strolling along Janesville’s streets is a treat. Walking tours lead visitors through these districts that include South Main Street Historic District, Prospect Hill Historic District, and the Old Fourth Ward Historic District, the oldest residential area in the city.
Wisconsin’s 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through Janesville. This unique trail takes hikers along landscape features formed by glaciers over 12,000 years ago, creating some of the most spectacular natural areas in the state. Camping options include developed campgrounds and backpack camping. Several inns, cottages, and Bed & Breakfasts are also located along the trail and are considered “hiker-friendly.”
Janesville’s gorgeous downtown is filled with sidewalk cafes, restaurants, shops, theaters, and the Janesville Performing Arts Center. Built during the early 1920s, the theater is a beautiful location to enjoy a live performance. The Milton House Museum, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest grout building in the US, was part of the Underground Railroad and the tunnels can be toured.