About Marquette County, WI

Montello

For generations, people have brought their families to experience the wonders of our area. Nestled in the gentle rolling hills of central Wisconsin, Montello displays year-round natural beauty.

Stop at Daggett Park in downtown Montello to view the waterfalls at the granite quarry. The granite mined for over a century from our city has been proven to be one of the hardest and finest granites in the world! It has been used for many famous monuments, including Grant’s tomb.

Across the street is the Montello Theatre, which was originally an opera house. Step back into time at this old fashioned theatre and catch a movie of today!

Another blast from the past can be found downtown at B&B Country Store. Stop in for some old fashioned candy and grab an ice cream cone on a hot day.

Head west past the downtown area and you can view one of the top ten largest trees in Wisconsin, a large cottonwood located near the courthouse and (privately owned) “Granite Mansion”. Estimated to be about 300 years old, it would have been here when French explorers came through the area.

Fishermen can find plenty of opportunities to wet a line. Fish from shore on the “Dredge Bank Road” (Sunset Dr.), Krakow Park, or Montello City Park. Boaters can fish the Fox River, Buffalo Lake, Lake Puckaway or Montello Lake.

Hunters enjoy the French Creek Wildlife area for deer, turkey, and waterfowl hunting. It is also the northernmost release area by the DNR for pheasants. French Creek Wildlife area falls into both Marquette and Columbia Counties. It is located about 10 miles south of Montello.

John Muir County Park is located seven miles south of Montello and is the boyhood home of John Muir, one of the founders of our national park system and the Sierra Club. The park features a footpath around Ennis Lake. Canoes, kayaks and electric motors are permitted on the lake.

A large Amish community can be found 10 miles south of Montello near Barry Rd. Visit the bulk food store, bakery, greenhouse, woodworking shop and more!