Introduction to Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, in Brown county, is located 3 miles SW of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 100 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village is included in the Green Bay metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,634 people resided in Ashwaubenon.
Ashwaubenon was originally inhabited by the Sioux Indians. In fact, it was named after a Sioux chief called Chief Ashwaubamy. In the 1850s and 60's, the US Military purchased most of the western side of the Green Bay, Wisconsin. However, the area now known as the Village of Ashwaubenon still belonged to Ashwaubamy's two daughters. The land was sold to the local farmers in the late 1800s. The village is located in Brown County, which was founded in 1818 and was named after Major General Jacob Brown.
Ashwaubenon and nearby Attractions
- Bay Park Square Shopping Center
- National Railroad Museum
- Ashwaubeon Historical Society Museum
- Bay Beach Amusement Park
- Heritage Hill State Park
Things To Do In Ashwaubenon
Ashwaubenon is home to many parks and playgrounds. One can visit the Fort Howard Park, Canterbury Park, Ashwaumobay Memorial Park, Smith Park, and Cooke Park. The local museums like National Railroad Museum and Ashwaubeon Historical Society Museum provide absorbing insights into the history of this area. One can shop at the Bay Park Square Shopping Center. The Bay Beach Amusement Park is few miles away. One can also plan a day trip to the Heritage Hill State Park and Plamann County Park.
Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.
Ashwaubenon Higher Education
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Saint Norbert College are in the neighborhood.