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About Menomonie

Smithsonian Magazine ranked Menomonie as one of the “20 Best Small Towns in America.”
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Small Town Charm with a Big Personality

With a population of just over 16,000, Menomonie is a traditional yet progressive city. We invite you to walk along the beautiful Lake Menomin in the heart of the city, attend summertime concerts and ice cream socials in one of our many parks, and take in a sporting event, festival, or the many other traditions that Menomonie has to offer.

Menomonie has a growing industrial base that includes 3M, Ford Motor Company, ConAgra Foods, Andersen Windows, Phillips Plastics Corporation, and several other industrial facilities. We are privileged to have a state-of-the-art Hospital and Medical Center (which are part of the Mayo Health System), a beautiful library overlooking the shores of Lake Menomin, and an excellent K-12 school system.

Pedestrians walk past local shops on Main Street in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Pedestrians walk past local shops down Main Street. / Contributed photo

A Thriving Downtown

Take a stroll down Main Street and swing into dozens of local boutiques, restaurants, salons, and retailers. Designated as a national Downtown Historic District, this ten-block stretch boasts countless activities throughout the year. The restored Victorian-era Mabel Tainter Theater offers live seasonal plays, while the beautiful Red Cedar River and miles of bike trails wind their way through the city. Whether you're looking to relocate or just to visit for the day, Menomonie has something for everyone to enjoy.

A smiling kid blows a gigantic bubble while watching the annual Homecoming Parade.

Explore Menomonie

From kayaking to biking, boutique shopping to theater, enjoy all that Menomonie has to offer.
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Clean rooms, tidy bedding, and amenities are available at local hotels.

Lodging

Find a good night's sleep in one of our comfortable hotels, B & Bs, or campgrounds.
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Dining Options

Restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and more — take your pick from our local eateries.
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