Known as the “Bicycling Capital of America”, the home of the world’s largest bicycle statue and the Monroe County seat. Located in a scenic valley, Sparta hosts the northern end of the Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the eastern end of the La Crosse River State Bike Trail.


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With a calendar packed full of exciting events throughout the year, Sparta promises endless opportunities for fun, connection, and unforgettable memories. Come join us and experience the lively spirit of Sparta’s events and festivals!

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More than 60,000 people annually ride the Elroy-Sparta Trail, which offers a 32-mile ride through three railroad tunnels, spectacular foliage, and topography. Another 21.5 miles of biking pleasure is available on the La Crosse River Trail, which is linked to Sparta.

Some of the bigger highlights each year are the annual Sparta Butterfest and the weekly free Concerts in The Park in Evans-Bosshard Park.

Sparta features a historic 4 corners featuring the County Courthouse, the Deke Slayton Space & Bicycle Museum, the Library, and Post Office, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Here for the holidays? Experience the festive charm of Sparta’s Kriskindlmarkt, a holiday tradition that transforms the downtown area into a winter wonderland. Featuring local artisans, vendors, and holiday entertainment, this enchanting market offers a delightful shopping experience with unique gift ideas and festive treats. 

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124 N. Court St.
Sparta, WI 54656
Monroe County, WI

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