It's true! In fact, there are two key reasons you may have forgotten about or didn't know.

According to, being eclectic and having a historic park make Beloit, Wisconsin an underrated town.

Beloit is an eclectic city bursting with art, culture, and flavor. This town sits on the midway point of the Rock River Trail, which is a 320-mile course spanning Wisconsin and Illinois. For other outdoor ideas, you can take a quiet kayaking trip on Turtle Creek and view one of the nation’s oldest five-arch stone bridges. Wisconsin’s oldest private college, Beloit College, is home to historic buildings and 20 effigy mounds built between AD 400 and 1200.

I have to admit, the college slipped my mind. And, after playing with Google street view, Beloit has a pleasurable artsy appeal.

Another Beloit highlight is the Beckman Mill County Park. Tour the 50-acre park and relax at the picnic shelter, stroll through a vintage garden, or shop at the gift corner. This park also features a sawmill display, a creamery, a blacksmith shop, a pond with a fishing pier, and the Beckman Mill—a grist mill originally built in 1868 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

I've just added Beckman Mill to my "take the kids here" list and, if you haven't been there, so should you.


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