Introduction to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in Winnebago county, is 75 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is conveniently located inside the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan area. There are an estimated 62,916 people in Oshkosh.
The first European settlers to arrive in Oshkosh were French fur traders. It was named after Oshkosh, a Menominee Chief. The development of the local lumber industry led to the rapid development of the town. It was officially incorporated in 1853. Oshkosh is also the county seat of Winnebago County.
Oshkosh and nearby Attractions
- Utica Golf Course
- Morgan House
- Menominee Park
- Paine Art Center and Gardens
- Far Vu Golf Club
- Southview Park
Things To Do In Oshkosh
Boating and fishing can be enjoyed at Lake Winnebago. The Bill Miller Park and Memorial Park are accessible from Oshkosh as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Far Vu Golf Course and the Utica Golf Course.
Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.
Oshkosh Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is the local university. Others in the neighborhood include Moraine Park Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College and Saint Norbert College.