Introduction to Shorewood, Wisconsin
Shorewood, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 3 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village has a population of 13,763.
The area now known as Shorewood was originally hunting ground for the Algonquin and Sioux Native Americans. It remained their property until 1832. In the same year, the United States government purchased the land located to the east of the Milwaukee River from the Menominees. In 1917, the village received its present name.
Shorewood and nearby Attractions
- Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology
- Richard Bong State Recreation Area
- Betty Brinn Children's Museum
- Kettle Moraine State Forest
- Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
- Big Foot Beach State Park
Things To Do In Shorewood
Lincoln Park Golf Course is located nearby. Bradford Beach, Cathedral Square Park, the Old North Point Water Tower and Hotcakes Gallery are popular nearby attractions as well. Nearby museums include the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Discovery World Museum of Science and the Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art. Local churches include the Saint Roberts Roman Catholic Church, the North Shore Presbyterian Church and the Luther Memorial Chapel. The Shorewood Public Library offers a wide selection of reading materials.
General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.
Shorewood Higher Education
The Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University and Carroll College are the local colleges and universities.