Oconomowoc is in Waukesha County,a city of 15,712. The program “Around the Corner With John McGivern” paid them a visit in 2014 too.
The name is from the Potawatomi Indian language, original spelling is “Coo-no-mo-wauk” meaning “waterfall”. The city is located on Lac la Belle. We were here to celebrate Christmas and were at a house on the shore of this lake on the other side. The view from there, you could see an island in the lake with a house on it!
At the edge of town is The Inn at Pine Terrace. More on it from the Oconomowoc Area Historical Society in this video produced in 2013.
Back downtown to see what we could in a couple of hours or so. The view of downtown across from Lac la Belle. I can imagine it in summer filled with boats and people fishing.
From the other side. The clock tower is part of the historic City Hall building, built in 1886. The clock is accurate too!
A closer view.
Veterans Memorial Park is quite a tribute to local men and women who have served in our military.
We especially enjoyed seeing the train depot, now a restaurant called Maxim’s Family Restaurant and Bakery. The track is still active and we saw a train go through earlier in the day, it doesn’t stop.
There is also a restored rail car, open in the summer and outdoor patio space.
Our last stop was at the City Beach, lots of festivals take place here, as well as performances in the bandshell.
Next time we hope to see more in nicer weather. Make tracks to Oconomowoc!