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Fort Atkinson is "One of America's hottest little boomtowns" according to Money Magazine. This hot town is located in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States of America, on the shores of Rock River. Fort Atkinson has a population of almost 12.000 people and an area of 5.5 square miles. The town was named after of the commanders of the Black Hawk War - general Henry Atkinson. Notable residents of Fort Atkinson include Gerald L. Endl, medal of honor recipient, Josh Sawyer, video game designer, Craig Rice, writer and Lorine Niedecker, poet. If you plan to visit Fort Atkinson be ready to visit a lot of great attractions.
Top Attractions within Fort Atkinson
National Dairy Shrine is an American dairying group promoting the dairy industry. According to recent statistics, the organization has more than 18.000 members and in Fort Atkinson is displayed a hall of fame of the shrine. The museum belonging to the shrine depicts the history of dairying and has a collection of butter churns and milking machines.
Hoard Historical Museum is a local history museum and has exhibitions of bird dioramas, American artifacts, antique clothing and memorabilia of poet Lorine Niedecker. The museum also has a whole room dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and the activities he had in his youth in the area of Fort Atkinson.
Main Street History District was all placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district is composed of 51 buildings grouped near Main Street of Fort Atkinson. Most of the buildings were restored over the years, but the original decorations of the buildings are still visible on most of them.
Hoard's Dairyman Farm has the oldest herd of Gurnsey cattle on the territory of the United States of America. A really nice thing to know is that the herd is still housed in the original barn since 1899. To visit this attraction, you should get out of Fort Atkinson through the north side and a few miles away you can find the farm.