Translated to mean “By The Little Fox”, Waukesha gained world notoriety as a great and prosperous resort area during the last quarter of the nineteenth century when Colonel Richard Dunbar believed he found the cure for his diabetes by drinking the water.

Today, Waukesha is a thriving community representing diversified industry, educational institutions and an extensive hospitality industry.  The Historic Downtown District is filled with unique shops, antique malls, art galleries and fun cafes.

Quick Facts

City Population: 68,030
Town Population: 8,940
In 2006, Money magazine ranked Waukesha 36th on its list of the “100 Best Places to Live” in the United States. In 2007 America’s Promise ranked Waukesha one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” in the United States.

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Attractions in or near Waukesha

2301 Bluemound Rd. Waukesha WI 53186
Welcome to Albanese’s Roadhouse & Italian Market and Deli where fine Italian cuisine, outstan...
234 W. Main St. Ste. 1 Waukesha WI 53186
Allo! Chocolat brings a new kind of fun to Downtown Waukesha! Whether it is just for a box of cho...
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342 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 53186
Almont is a unique gallery featuring a wide range of decorative and functional art created by loc...
250 West Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186, United States
Over 20,000 square feet with 75+ dealers featuring collectibles and vintage items from jewelry to...
2330 E Moreland Blvd. Waukesha WI 53186
Arby’s® is the place for people hungering for a unique, better tasting alternative to traditional...
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311 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 53186
Art & Framing 1 2 3 is quality picture framing in an easy system at a reasonable price. This ...
346 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 53186
(262) 896-9308(262) 896-9308
Working art studio and gallery specializing in abstract artwork as well as ceramic and wood pieces.
210 N Grand Ave Waukesha WI 53186
Flavorful, healthful, fresh and distinctively delicious food and beverages, friendly, attentive, ...
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2111 E. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha WI 53186
Newly renovated and conveniently located just a short drive from I-94, the Baymont offers 91 qual...
102 West Broadway Street Waukesha WI 53186
(262) 549-6622‎(262) 549-6622‎
Taxi Service
2840 N. Grandview Blvd. Pewaukee WI 53072
Combining Midwestern hospitality with state-of-the-art services and amenities, the Best Western W...
W231 N1600 Corporate Ct. Waukesha WI 53188
The BLVD kitchen & bar is an exciting new American bistro that adds an unexpected twist to tr...
260 W. Main St. Waukesha WI 53186
Never a cover & a great hangout.  Live music & outdoor patio!
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1180 W. Sunset Dr. Ste. 106 Waukesha WI 53189
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar® is one of the Top 10 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains in the...
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1800 Gateway Dr. Waukesha WI 53186
Have it Your Way ®
830 W. St. Paul Ave. Waukesha WI 53188
We carefully pick the best coffee beans to serve our customers and use our own roasting machine t...
408 E. Main St. Waukesha WI 53186
We hope you enjoy our many authentic homemade dishes and the south of the border atmosphere. Let ...
815 Northview Rd. Waukesha WI 53188
The Center Court Sports Complex in Waukesha is Wisconsin’s premier and original sports faci...
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2142 Silvernail Rd. Pewaukee WI 53072
Gift Shop
S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188
The Charles Horwitz Planetarium opened in May 2005.  The sky theater is equipped with a large var...
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