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Beautiful Boscobel, Wisconsin!

Welcome to Boscobel

ART Links within Boscobel and the Surrounding Areas


The Carriage House

Ellis Nelson Sculptures

VIVA Gallery

Miller's Art Supplies

Gays Mills Folk Fest

Southwest Wisconsin's Paradise

A Brief History & Guide

Boscobel is French for “Beautiful Woods.”

Nestled in the Wisconsin River Valley below the soaring bluffs to the north, Boscobel was once a lumber town. A land of pastoral beauty: dairy, cattle, and horse farms, and well-known as a hunting and fishing paradise, today Boscobel is rapidly becoming a vibrant art community recapturing a spirit that took root back in the late 1960s.

Boscobel is a town that reflects both the past and the present.

+ It is home to The Central House/Boscobel Hotel where John F. Kennedy stopped to freshen up while a presidential hopeful. His wife Jackie met him there and John Jr was born about 9 months later.

+ Boscobel, WI is the birthplace of the Gideon Bible.

+ One of the last remaining GAR houses is located in Boscobel.

+ Take a self-guided walking tour of downtown to see classic vintage architecture mixed with a bit of the new both in commercial buildings and private homes.

+ A curiously interesting local history Museum is located in The Depot downtown.

+ Enjoy a fantastic fourth-of-July fireworks display!

+ Rent or bring a canoe and enjoy the glorious natural beauty of the Wisconsin River.

+ Check out the art at The Boscobel Library where the Book Discussion Group and the Poetry Writers meet.

+ Muskets & Memories, a well-attended Civil War reenactment, takes place here every August.

+ Art by the Stream, a fine art festival, runs every Father's Day weekend.

+ Most of all, enjoy a relaxing, delightful weekend on the edge of the unique Driftless Region of Wisconsin.

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