Introduction to Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Rhinelander was originally known as Pelican Rapids. Anderson W. Brown and Anson P. Vaughn first visited the area in 1870. Brown envisioned the area as a mill town. The city was named in honor of Frederic W. Rhinelander, the then president of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad. The area was connected by railroad in 1882. It is the county seat of Oneida County.
Rhinelander and nearby Attractions
- Oneida Mall Shopping Center
- Logging Museum
- Thunder Marsh Wildlife Area
- Nicolet National Forest
- Northwoods Children's Museum
- Council Grounds State Park
Things To Do In Rhinelander
The Nicolet National Forest, the Thunder Marsh Wildlife Area, Council Grounds State Park and the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest are all accessible from Rhinelander. The Logging Museum and the Northwoods Children's Museum are nearby as well. Hodag Park and Pioneer Park are the local parks. Local celebrations include the Hodag Country Music Festival, the Oneida County Fair and Oktoberfest.
Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.
Rhinelander Higher Education
Nicolet Area Technical College is the local college. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Northcentral Technical College and Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton.