Adams County Wisconsin
Adams County Wisconsin
Quality of Life
Adams County Wisconsin Adams County Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Adams County Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Adams County Wisconsin

Adams County Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Adams County Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Adams County Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Adams County Wisconsin Economic Development

Adams County Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Adams County Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Adams County is “just north enough” to escape the crowds. Yet we are close enough to offer exceptional four-season recreation fun plus exciting business and living opportunities.

A Cost of Living you can LIVE with!

The cost of living is substantially lower here than the national average and much lower than most large metropolitan areas.

Adams County

  • Median Rent: $331
  • Median Property Value: $62,500
  • Effective per Capita Property Tax: $406


  • Median Rent: $433
  • Median Property Value: $68,500
  • Effective per Capita: Property Tax: $601

State Sales Tax: 5%
County Sales Tax: 0.5%
Personal Income Tax: 4.90% to 6.93%
County-Purpose Property Tax Rate: $8.73 per $1,000 Equal Value

Over the past five years, Adams County per capita income has increased by about 21 percent and wages earned in Adams County have increased by about 18 or 19 percent.


Kindergarten-12th Grade

The three school districts of Adams-Friendship, Nekoosa and Wisconsin Dells, offer modern schools that are responsive to the student’s needs.

A small teacher/student ration provides ample opportunity for individualized” attention and quality learning.

We are celebrating the completion of our $15 million building program. A big thank you to the community for all their support.

The building program included: addition/renovation at Pineland and Roche-A-Cri Elementry Schools; a new bus garage facility; new High School; addition/renovation of the Adams-Friendship Grade School (former Junior High School), 6th - 8th Grade Middle School (former High School) and the Adminstration Office (former Friendship Grade School).

Click Here for more information on the Adams County School District!

Vocational, Technical & Adult Education

Midstate Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids & Adams


The University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Stevens Point, Oshkosh and Madison are all less than 2 hours away; they offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in a variety of majors.


Modern health care facilities and medical professionals are readily available in the Greater Adams County area.


Moundview Memorial Hospital and Clinics - web site

Moundview Memorial Hospital and Clinics is located at 402 West Lake St in Friendship, WI. Located in a small, progressive community, MMHC provides up to date, individualized health care with the benefits of a small town atmosphere.   Telephone number - (608) 339-8371.

Moundview Healthcare Foundation - web site

Mission: To support Moundview Hospital & Clinics through fundraising and public awareness.


The Greater Adams County Area boasts the greatest concentration of fine arts and cultural events of any central Wisconsin community - to participate in or to just enjoy.

Community Theatre:

Community Theatre is alive and well in Adams County! The Sand County Players will present their 21st season in dinner theatre at the Dellwood Pavilion, a Castle Rock Lake landmark.

The Sand County Players is an all-volunteer group operating without outside grants or support. Proceeds are used to provide both college and teen theater scholarships for promising students. Special grants are given to local youth organizations as well.


Adams Theatre - Adams


The McGowan House

Having lost his house to fire in 1889, Dr. Emmet McGowan rebuilt his home and furnished it in the Gothic Revival style popular during the period, incorporating several unique diecoative elements rescued from the blaze. The nine-room, two-and a-half story house reflects Dr. McGowan's social standing in the Village of Friendship in the days befoe the railroad arrived in Adams County.

The Adams County Historal Society, through Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Consolidated Papers Foundation grants and numerous private donations, presented the newly-restored, partly-furnished McGowan House to visitors for the first time in October, 1996.

The McGowan House is the site fo the Historical Society's offices, library, and archives, and is open to the public on Sundays 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., from May through October.

Winnebago Indian Museum

Adams County's culture and history began many centuries before the arrival of the first white settlers and traders. The Winnebago Indian Museum, located four miles north of Wisconsin Dells at the junction of scenic River Road and highway 13, houses one fo the lartest private collections of Native American artifacts in the Midwest.

Owned and operated by the Little Eagle family for over 30 years, the Winnebago Indian Museum also offers authentic Indian art and craft items for sale, many made on premises such as: distinctive baskets, beautiful beadwork, children's toys, books, clothing, blankets, moccasins, and other deerskin items.

Through trading with other Native American tribes, the museum is also able to offer unique hand-crafted goods from many other native cultures.


Adams County Library

The Adams County Library is located in the Community Center in Adams. The shelves hold over 18,000 books, reference works, CDs, videos, and cassettes. The library also participates in the Inter-Library Loan Program which can place virtually every library book in Wisconsin in patrons' hands.

An average of 1,500 library patrons check out 4,000 items each month. Over 1,100 children and adults attend one or more of eight summer programs offered at the library, with 285 kids served during the summer reading program alone.

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Adams County Chamber of Commerce
115 South Main Street
P.O. Box 576
Adams, Wisconsin 53910

Adams County Rural & Industrial
Development Commision

P.O. Box 236
Friendship, WI 53934
Phone: (608) 339-6945
Fax: (608) 339-0052

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