Introduction to Marinette, Wisconsin
A small Algonquin tribe first settled in the area now known as Marinette. In the 1800s, it became a French fur trading post. On account of its location next to Green Bay and along the Menominee River, it experienced a "lumber boom." It is said that the community was named after the wife of an early fur trader, Marie Antoinette Chevalier, a French woman who ran a trading post close to the mouth of the Menominee River. The community was officially incorporated in 1887 and became Wisconsin’s tenth largest city by 1900.
Marinette and nearby Attractions
- Potawatomi State Park
- Peshtigo Fire Museum
- J.W. Wells State Park
- Beyer Home Museum
- Copper Culture State Park
- Peninsula State Park
Things To Do In Marinette
Vernon Hills Golf Course, Red Putter Mini Golf and Idlewild Golf are all in the area. Cave Point County Park, Rock Island State Park and the Pioneer Memorial County Park provide recreational opportunities to the visitors and residents of Marinette. Churches in the area include Our Savior Norwegian Lutheran Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and the Pioneer Presbyterian Church. The Peshtigo Fire Museum and the Beyer Home Museum are nearby as well.
Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.
Marinette Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Saint Norbert College, Northern Michigan University and Lakeland College.