Introduction to Ripon, Wisconsin
Ripon was founded by David P. Mapes, a New York based steamboat captain, in 1849. It was named after Ripon, North Yorkshire, the English cathedral city. It is the birthplace of the Republican Party, which was formed on February 28, 1854. Ripon was incorporated in 1858.
Ripon and nearby Attractions
- Mascoutin Valley State Trail
- Ripon Historical Museum
- Little White Schoolhouse
- Omro Area Historical Museum
- High Cliff State Park
- EAA Air Adventure Museum
Things To Do In Ripon
The Elizabeth Murray Park, Eagle Park, Ceresco Park, Barlow Park, Kiwanis Park and Atkins Park are some of the local parks. The Ripon Historical Museum, the Little White Schoolhouse, the EAA Air Adventure Museum and the Omro Area Historical Museum are all accessible from Ripon as well. The Derge County Park and the High Cliff State Park are some popular local attractions. In addition, Ripon hosts the Septemberfest every year.
General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.
Ripon Higher Education
Ripon College is the local college. Others in the neighborhood include Moraine Park Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.