Introduction to Plover, Wisconsin
Plover was incorporated as a village in 1971. It became the county seat of Portage County in 1844. Plover was plotted in 1845. Some believe that the village was named after a shore-bird known as the Semipalmated Ring Plover. However, others believe that it was named after the Plover River. The area was originally known as Plover Portage, but it was given its current name on January 14, 1850.
Plover and nearby Attractions
- Manufacturers Direct Mall Shopping Center
- Hartman Creek State Park
- Museum of Natural History
- Rainbow Falls Family Fun Park
- South Wood County Historical Museum
- Petenwell County Park
Things To Do In Plover
Local parks include the Easlan-Waslan Park, Springville Pond Park, Royal Wood Park, Pacawa Park, Little Plover River Park and Memorial Park. The Rainbow Falls Family Fun Park offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, while the Hartman Creek State Park and Petenwell County Park are accessible from Plover as well.
Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.
Plover Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton, the Northcentral Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are all nearby.