Introduction to Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Hales Corners History
Hales Corners was first settled in the late 1830s. Prior to that, the Potawotomi and Menominee Native Americans occupied the area. It was named Hales Corners for William Hale, who was an early settler and the first postmaster of the village. It was incorporated on January 30, 1952.
Hales Corners and nearby Attractions
- Country Fair Shopping Center
- Boernre Botanical Gardens
- Milwaukee County Zoo
- Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- Big Foot Beach State Park
Things To Do In Hales Corners
The Boernre Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners Park and Whitnall Park offer opportunities for recreation. The Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, the Racine Heritage Museum, the Logic Puzzle Museum and the Charles Allis Art Museum are all accessible from Hales Corners as well. In addition, the village hosts the Scandinavian Festival every May.
Hales Corners Transportation
General Mitchell International Airport is a short distance away.
Hales Corners Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University are all nearby.