Introduction to Little Chute, Wisconsin
Little Chute, Wisconsin, in Outagamie county, is 5 miles E of Appleton, Wisconsin and 88 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Part of the surrounding Appleton -Oshkosh-Neenah metro area, Little Chute is home to some 10,476 residents.
Little Chute History
Prior to the arrival of the European explorers, it is believed that the area was inhabited by the Oneota Native Americans. The French were the first Europeans to arrive in the area. In 1634, Jean Nicolet reached Fox at the Bay of Green Bay and established a trade post in the area. The area became a part of the Wisconsin Territories in 1836. In 1898, the residents of the area petitioned for the official incorporation of the community as the Village of La Chute. The incorporation was granted in 1899.
Little Chute and nearby Attractions
- Neville Public Museum of Brown County
- Plamann County Park
- Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center
- Heritage Hill State Park
- Hazelwood Historic House Museum
- High Cliff State Park
Things To Do In Little Chute
Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Fox Valley Golf Club and the High Cliff Golf Course. Doyle Park, Dairyland Expeditions, the North Eastern Wisconsin Zoo and Plamann Park are in the area as well. Saint Luke Lutheran Church and Saint John’s Catholic Church are the local churches. Nearby museums include the Hazelwood Historic House Museum, the Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center and the National Railroad Museum. The city hosts the Kermis Dutch Festival every August and the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival every June.
Little Chute Transportation
Austin Straubel International Airport is located nearby.
Little Chute Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Saint Norbert College, Lakeland College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.