Introduction to Waupun, Wisconsin
Waupun was first settled in 1839, after being founded by Seymour Wilcox. The city derived its name from an Indian term meaning "dawn." A state prison was established here in 1851. The Rock River Valley Railroad entered the city in the mid 1800s. With the arrival of railroad, Waupun became a prosperous center of commerce and industry.
Waupun and nearby Attractions
- Waupun Heritage Museum
- Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
- Marsh Haven Nature Center
- Ripon Historical Museum
- Derge County Park
- Pabst House
Things To Do In Waupun
Local parks include the Meadow View Heights Park, Dodge Park, McCune Park, Wilcox Park, Tanner Park, Zoellner Park, West End Park and Shaler Park. The Marsh Haven Nature Center is also a popular local attraction. The Waupun Heritage Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Local churches include the Union Congregational Church, the Waupun Assembly of God Church and the Pella Lutheran Church. Te Derge County Park and the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge are accessible from Waupun as well.
Wittman Regional Airport is nearby.
Waupun Higher Education
The Moraine Park Technical College, the Waukesha County Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are some of the local colleges and universities.