Introduction to Brookfield, Wisconsin
Brookfield was originally the home of the Sac and Potowatomi Indians. The area was first ruled by the French. In 1763, it came under English control. The city became a part of the Milwaukee County in 1836. William Howe was the first white settler of Brookfield and arrived in 1820. It became a part of Waukesha County in 1846. The Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad first entered the area in 1850 and constructed a depot in 1853. It was known as Brookfield Junction. It was incorporated as the City of Brookfield on August 14, 1954 and Franklin Wirth became the first mayor.
Brookfield and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Square Shopping Center
- Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
- Betty Brinn Children's Museum
- Pabst House
- Pike Lake State Park
- Charles Allis Art Museum
Things To Do In Brookfield
Brookfield offers easy access to various museums such as the Milwaukee Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, East Troy Electric Railroad Museum, Clark House Museum, Old World Wisconsin, and Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology. The Brookfield Square Shopping Center, Loehmanns Plaza Shopping Center, Shorewood Village Shops Shopping Center, and Ruby Isle Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. One can also visit the Brookfield Meadows Park, Kinsey Park, Westchester Park, and Canterbury Hills Park. Each year, the city hosts the Hidden River Art Festival in the month of September.
Flights can be availed from General Mitchell International Airport.
Brookfield Higher Education
Ottawa University - Milwaukee is the local higher education institution. Higher education can also be pursued at Carroll College, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and Waukesha County Technical College.