Cataract, Wisconsin

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Cataract, Wisconsin
Census-designated place
Downtown Cataract
Downtown Cataract
Cataract, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Cataract, Wisconsin
Cataract, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°05′16″N 90°50′32″W / 44.08778°N 90.84222°W / 44.08778; -90.84222
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Monroe
 • Total 0.594 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Land 0.594 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 186
 • Density 310/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 608
GNIS feature ID 1562802[2]

Cataract is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Little Falls in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 186.[1]


Cataract has an area of 0.594 square miles (1.54 km2), all of it land.


The Paul and Matilda Wegner Grotto, located southwest of the village, is an outdoor collection of concrete folk-art sculptures encrusted with shards of glass, ceramics, seashells, and other materials. These have a variety of themes, including religious and patriotic subjects and more personal mementos of the lives of Paul and Matilda Wegner. The grotto was built between 1929 and 1942 by the Wegners on their farm, and is now owned by Monroe County and maintained by an endowment established for that purpose.[3]

Southeast of Cataract is The Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum, with a garden railway, model railroad layout, and doll collection.[4]

The Walczak-Wontor Quarry Pit Workshop is located in the vicinity of Cataract; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Coordinates: 44°05′16″N 90°50′32″W / 44.08778°N 90.84222°W / 44.08778; -90.84222