Janesville Area

Henry F. Janes discovered a piece of land in January of 1836 becoming established as Janesville, Wisconsin in 1853. Janesville has grown from 300 people in 1839 to 65,942 today.

Janesville is known as the city of parks, having 64 improved parks and beautiful trails. Janesville has over 50 places of worship, accessible playgrounds, hiking and biking trails, pools, pads and beaches. You will also find 25 area golf courses within 45 minutes of Janesville. Fishing is very popular here as is camping having 6 campgrounds in the area.

For the nature enthusiast there is beautiful Rotary Botanical Gardens, Ice Age Trails and Robert O. Cook Memorial Arboretum. Also available are sports, entertainment, history and tours, markets, arts and culture, and numerous food and drink establishments.

Several ongoing events occur from spring through winter. Shopping is always an adventure in Janesville. Vintage or new, downtown has a variety of unique shops with more than 30 retailers.

For a short travel many other cities are available such as Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and Madison. Numerous quaint small towns with so much to offer are scattered around Janesville.

Century Elms Bed and Breakfast has many links, brochures and other information available for our guests.