Viroqua, Wisconsin is one of the most beautiful and unique small cities in Wisconsin, if not the entire nation. Nestled in sprawling landscapes and bountiful small farms, Viroqua is seen as a hidden gem by residents and visitors alike. It’s easy to see why after experiencing many of the benefits of a large city in an authentic, laid back and friendly town full of rich history, a thriving arts and entertainment scene and burgeoning businesses.
With a population small enough to know you, Viroqua boasts a vibrant community, a food cooperative and weekly farmers market stocked with locally grown fresh produce, an array of education and health care options and opportunities to grow around every corner and creek bend.
Of particular prominence to Viroqua is that it lies in the center of one of the greatest organic farming regions of the United States. Its many regional organic farms provide ingredients not only to local restaurants but to fine dining menus across the Midwest.
Viroqua is located on a ridge in the Ocooch Mountains of Southwestern Wisconsin. It is known as the “driftless” or “unglaciated” region because the ice glaciers didn’t reach the area, leaving spectacular ridges, bluffs, valleys and rolling hills. The area features numerous natural resources and outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, cross-country skiing, skating, swimming and even Morel mushrooms hunting. Viroqua is the county seat of Vernon County and is conveniently located at the intersection of State Highways 14, 27, 61 and 56. Interstate I-90 lies 30 minutes north of the city.