About Spring Green
Spring Green and the River Valley area are special. Somehow, this land escaped last great Ice Age, as well as the one before that. What you see here, and nowhere else in the upper Midwest, is a landscape sculpted at least a half million years earlier than anything else around it. The results are breathtaking: rolling hills and bluffs looking over the Wisconsin River Valley and infused with an ageless beauty.
Spring Green was founded in 1857 by Welsh, English, Norwegian and German immigrants whose main industries were dairy and produce farms, lumbering and cheese production. Today, agriculture remains integral to the area economy and its residents.
Another tradition has grown on this land as well. The landscape and the people who have settled here have nurtured a dynamic and spirited arts scene. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, American Players Theatre and The House on the Rock collectively attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Their experience is heightened by a host of artists, musicians and craftspeople who live and work in the River Valley.
Beyond all this, what makes Spring Green and the River Valley stand out is an infectious sense of community. The residents of this area are dedicated to helping their neighbors, serving their community and welcoming its visitors. We hope you’ll feel welcome and become part of the River Valley community as well- whether you’re visiting for a day or staying here permanently.