Introduction to West Allis, Wisconsin
West Allis, Wisconsin is 5 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin It is in Milwaukee county. The population of the city is 61,254.
West Allis History
The residents of North Greenfield formed a village in 1902 and named it West Allis. In 1827, the first European settler, Francois Drake Weld, arrived in area. Much of the city’s development was catalyzed by Allis Chalmer’ss establishment of many heavy manufacturing firms.
West Allis and nearby Attractions
- Discovery World Museum of Science Economics & Technology
- Chain O'Lakes State Park
- Harrington Beach State Park
- Charles Allis Art Museum
- Pabst House
Things To Do In West Allis
Local celebrations in West Allis include the Cinco de Mayo Springfest, the Harvest Fair & World Beef Expo and the Gi Wise Gises Pow Wow. Local museums include the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, the Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology and the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Big Foot Beach State Park and Chain O"Lakes State Park are popular local recreational spots as well.
West Allis Transportation
General Mitchell International Airport is nearby.
West Allis Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University and the Milwaukee Area Technical College are some of the local colleges and universities.