More about Waukesha County
When you add up all the towns, villages, and cities within Waukesha County, you’ll score no fewer than 39. Add an impressive number of unincorporated communities, a census-designated place, and a handful of ghost towns.
To be precise, you’ll soon realize that Waukesha County spans a sizable portion of southeastern Wisconsin – 581 square miles. In Wisconsin, it’s the third-largest county.
Speaking of ghost towns, take one of the Haunted History Tours if you’re into history and the paranormal. The tour is guided, affordable, and takes roughly 2 hours. You’ll hear spooky stories, see a giant Les Paul guitar replica, talk about UFOs, etc. This is a walking tour, so be prepared.
Taking a break from ghosts and goblins, Waukesha County has much to offer fans of architecture, history, culture, nature, and more.
For nature lovers, the Retzer Nature Center, Minooka Park, and Fox River Park – among others – are just a few of the stops to visit among Waukesha County’s eight different parks. Even dog swimming beaches are included at Naga-Waukee, Muskego, Mukwonago, and Minooka Parks.
While Milwaukee has General Mitchell International Airport, Waukesha also has a little airport. It hosts a special event every Friday – known as Food Truck Fridays – through which you can enjoy a variety of cuisines. If you like fireworks and holiday celebrations, Waukesha County has a culture that involves fireworks throughout the year and parades – such as the Waukesha Christmas Parade.
For those who appreciate architecture, Waukesha County offers an abundance. Be sure to check Waukesha county’s Ingleside Hotel, numerous churches, the historic courthouse in Waukesha, and Main Street’s stone buildings. The downtown area of the city of Waukesha features not only historical, beautiful architecture but numerous dining and shopping opportunities.
An awesome, walkable, outdoor event loved by many is “Friday Night Live,” which takes place in the Rotunda Building. Musicians may wish to amuse themselves by strolling around the city of Waukesha and trying to locate all of the guitar sculptures and murals sprinkled throughout.
Residents refer to Waukesha County as “Lake County,” courtesy of its numerous lakes, including Lac La Belle, Summit, Oconomowoc, Okauchee Lake, Chenequa, Nashotah, Merton, Hartland, Delafield, and Pewaukee. Waukesha County is a great place to build a home if you’re into water sports.