Introduction to Shawano, Wisconsin
The Menominee Native Americans were the first to inhabit this area. Shawano was named after a Menominee chief. Prior to 1843, this land was a dense forest of pine trees. Samuel Farnsworth and his men came with the intention of starting lumbering operations in this area. It became a city in 1874.
Shawano and nearby Attractions
- Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum
- Hotz Park
- Navarino Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Shawano
Ice fishing and snow mobiling can be enjoyed in Shawano during the winter months, while deer hunting, golfing and fishing are popular activities during the summer and fall. The Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum and the Navarino Wildlife Area are accessible from Shawano as well.
Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.
Shawano Higher Education
Some of the local colleges and universities include Fox Valley Technical college at Appleton, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.