Initially a milling village on the banks of the Baraboo River, Reedsburg has experienced growth and change. It was established in the pioneer era of the 1850s and is home to nearly 10,000 residents and various thriving industries. Throughout history, the people of Reedsburg have created conditions for economic success and overcoming setbacks. Today, visitors are drawn to the citys historic downtown, with its specialty shops and restaurants, as it has adapted to changing times. Once a railroad stop on the Chicago and Northwestern line, Reedsburg is now the trailhead for the 400 State Trail Bike Trail. Despite fires and floods, the community has always shown an ability to adapt for success.