Introduction to Menomonie, Wisconsin
Menomonie was first settled in the early 1800s. Harding Perkins erected a lumber mill in the area in 1822. The name of the city was derived from an Indian term meaning "wild rice." The city is the county seat of Dunn County, which was founded on February 3, 1854.
Menomonie and nearby Attractions
- L Mart Shopping Center
- Dunn County Historical Society Museum
- Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area
- Russel J Rassbach Heritage Museum
- Red Cedar State Trail
- Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater
Things To Do In Menomonie
Local parks and recreational areas include the Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area, Cedarama Park and the Red Cedar State Trail. The Dunn County Historical Society Museum, the Wilson Place Museum, the Empire in Pine Lumber Museum and the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum are all accessible from Menomonie. Menomonie hosts the Dunn County Fair every August.
St. Paul International is the nearest major airport.
Menomonie Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Chippewa Valley Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Winona State University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.