Introduction to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
The area now known as Oconomowoc was originally known as Coo-No-Mo-Wauk, meaning a place where the waters meet. The first white settler in the area was Charles Sheldon, who came in the year 1837. He was instrumental in initiating the development of the community. The first railroad entered the community in 1854. The area houses the Olympia Resort and Spa.
Oconomowoc and nearby Attractions
- Old World Wisconsin
- La Follette County Park
- Hoard Historical Museum
- Richard Bong State Recreation Area
- Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
- Harrington Beach State Park
Things To Do In Oconomowoc
The Richard Bong State Recreation Area, the Lake Kegonsa State Park and Harrington Beach State Park are some popular local recreational spots. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Olde Highlander Golf Club, the Paganica Golf Course or at the Bristlecone Pines Golf Club. Local churches include the Saint Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, the First Methodist Church and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. The Oconomowoc Public Library is the local library.
General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.
Oconomowoc Higher Education
Carroll College, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University are some of the local colleges and universities.