Introduction to Neenah, Wisconsin
Neenah, Wisconsin, in Winnebago county, is 5 miles SW of Appleton, Wisconsin and 84 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 24,507 people lived in Neenah.
Neenah was named after the Winnebago word meaning "water" or "running water." In 1835, the community was designated as an agricultural and industrial mission to the Menominee Indians. American settlement began a few years later. The community of Neenah played an important role in Wisconsin’s paper industry, as the Kimberly-Clark Corporation was formed here in 1872.
Neenah and nearby Attractions
- Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center
- Plamann County Park
- Fox Cities Children’s Museum
- High Cliff State Park
- Oneida Nation Museum
- White Pillars Museum
Things To Do In Neenah
Local museums include the Oneida Nation Museum, the White Pillars Museum and the Fox Cities Children’s Museum. Local churches include the Saint Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, the First Church of Christ Scientist and the Saint Paul English Evangelical Lutheran Church. Some of the nearby golf courses include the Chaska Golf Course, the High Cliff Golf Course and the Lake Shore Municipal Golf Course.
Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.
Neenah Higher Education
Lakeland College, Moraine Park Technical College and Saint Norbert College are nearby.