Introduction to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee county, is 1 miles N of West Allis, Wisconsin and 5 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The city of Wauwatosa was incorporated on May 27, 1897. Major portions of the city was farmland until 19th century. It is named after the Potawatomi Native Americans who lived in the upper Mississippi River region. The first permanent white settler, Charles Hart, arrived in the area in 1835. More than 15 other families came to Wauwatosa in the same year. In 1851, the city’s first railroad track was established.
Wauwatosa and nearby Attractions
- Betty Brinn Children's Museum
- Pabst House
- Clark House Museum
- Pike Lake State Park
Things To Do In Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa hosts the TosaFest every year. The Pabst House Museum, former home of beer magnate Frederick Pabst, is a popular local spot. Other nearby museums include the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Clark House Museum and the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design. Tourists The 678-acre Pike Lake State Park offers opportunities for camping, swimming and hiking.
Flights are available from General Mitchell International Airport.
Wauwatosa Higher Education
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University are all nearby.