Platteville, Wisconsin has a population of 10,297, is in Grant County and is accessible via highways 80, 81 and 151. Platteville has its roots in farming and fur trading. Business was conducted along the Platte River, for which the city is named. Also of note, the city has a few straight streets and then there are streets that were constructed to avoid mines of long ago. Platteville has a lot to offer the traveler via sports for adult and youth alike to include arts, workshops, ceramics, woodworking, volleyball, soccer, baseball, basketball, bicycling, football, wrestling, cross country and golf. The Platteville Community Arboretum provides some beautiful scenery with lush gardens and awesome trails. Annual events include Oktoberfest, Dairy Days which has a truck pull, live music, a parade, 4-H exhibits and judging, a hypnotist, a hometown talent show, sausage racing, a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar Eating Contest, tractor pulls, Southwest Auto Club Car Show, band and float awards, a dairy cattle show, a cheese tent and fire department water fights. And then, there's the Fireworks On The River event which is very much the festive and mesmerizing bright lights ordeal. And finally, there is the Platteville Main Street Program. This is an events peppered shopping trip in the Fall. Activities include a lighted holiday parade, a chili cook-off and a Cancer Awareness Bike Ride and Wine Tasting event. And when the weary traveler is ready to turn in at night, there are five hotels and motels, three of which are accessible via e-mail.