Introduction to Tomah, Wisconsin
The city of Tomah was established in 1855. It was officially incorporated in 1883. Robert A. Gillett and Robert E. Gillett named the community after Thomas Carron, a local Native American Chief. Carron built a council house as the meeting place of the Winnebago and Menomonee. The Indians pronounced "Thoma’s as "Tomah."
Tomah and nearby Attractions
- Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
- Circus World Museum
- Wildcat Mountain State Park
- Children's Museum of La Crosse
- Mirror Lake State Park
- Castle Rock County Park
Things To Do In Tomah
The Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail and the Redrock Trail Rides are all accessible from Tomah. Local golf courses include the Spring Valley Golf Course, the Sparta Municipal Golf Club and the Hiawatha Golf Club. Saint Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church are the local houses of worship. The Monroe County Fair is celebrated in Tomas every July.
Central Wisconsin Airport is located nearby.
Tomah Higher Education
Winona State University, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Northcentral Technical College are accessible from Tomah.