Introduction to Monona, Wisconsin
Monona, Wisconsin, in Dane county, is 3 miles E of Madison, Wisconsin and 72 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Madison metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,018 people lived in Monona.
Monona’s name was derived from an Algonquian Indian mythological figure. Monona was initially a part of the Town of Blooming Grove. In 1854, the County Judge of Harrison formed Monona County. Monona was incorporated as an independent town on August 29, 1938. Prior to this, the area consisted mainly of farmland and summer homes.
Monona and nearby Attractions
- Tallman House
- State Historical Museum of Wisconsin
- Madison Children's Museum
- Swiss Historical Village
- Atisco County Park
- Lake Kegonsa State Park
Things To Do In Monona
The Atisco County Park offers opportunities for canoeing, fishing, picnicking and hiking. The South Towne Plaza shopping center and the Lake Edge shopping center are the local shopping centers. The State Historical Museum of Wisconsin may interest those hoping to learn more about the area’s history.
Flights are available from Dane County Regional Airport.
Monona Higher Education
The Madison Area Technical College and the University of Wisconsin are nearby.