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Why You Need to Visit Beloit, Wisconsin

Written by Margarita Ibbott with DownshiftingPRO on August 21, 2023.

If you don’t know who Diane Hendricks is you are likely not alone. Many people can name men billionaires off the top of their heads: Gates, Bezos, Zuckerberg, Buffet. I don’t even have to give you their first names because you know who they are. Women Billionaires are not as common, but there is one in a small town in Wisconsin that has had a huge impact on her community. Diane Hendrick was the top self-made woman billionaire in 2018 and continues to hold her own in this exclusive club. That is something you will learn when you visit Beloit, Wisconsin.

The main reason I mention Mrs. Hendrick is that her legacy has had a very positive impact on the 200-year-old town of Beloit, Wisconsin. Set it up as a trading post in the 1830s on Rock River, it was first home to the Ho-Chunk Native American tribe. Fast forward to the turn of the century and this area grew exponentially during the Industrial Revolution. This is also an important part of the history (and future) of this small south Wisconsin town.

Located on the picturesque Wisconsin-Illinois border, Beloit presents an inviting blend of small-town allure and proximity to major urban attractions. Within a comfortable 90-minute drive from Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, this charming city caters to both relaxation-seekers and adventure enthusiasts.

Whether you’re planning a rejuvenating girl’s getaway or a romantic couples weekend, Beloit offers an exceptional retreat. Its unique appeal is showcased by the serene bike and walking paths that meander along the Rock River, creating an idyllic backdrop for leisurely strolls. The city’s charm is enhanced by sumptuous restaurants and delightful boutique shops, all conveniently nestled within the historic downtown area.

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