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City of Oshkosh Highlights


  • With a population of 66,119 (as of 2011), the city of Oshkosh is consistently ranked among the top small cities in the nation (City-Data).
  • "The Milken Institute recently released its 2012 Best-Performing Small Cities report, ranking Oshkosh first in Wisconsin and 43rd in the nation." (Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce).
  • Incorporated in 1853, the community of Oshkosh is located in the heart of the Fox River Valley on the western shores of Lake Winnebago, the largest of the lakes within the state.
  • Lake Winnebago is one of the main Oshkosh attractions and the most important fishing lake in the state, with sturgeon and walleye being the main sport fish.
  • Oshkosh is full of charming historic houses, such as the Morgan House, the Oshkosh Public Museum, and the Paine Art Center and Gardens, mansions all built by lumber barons.
  • An important event in Oshkosh is Waterfest, a series of outdoor summer concerts held in Riverside Park. 
  • Another popular Oshkosh event is the Dragonboat Race and Festival held in the Fall.
  • The Airventure Museum in Oshkosh has more than 250 historic planes, some of which are available for flights.
  • The annual Experimental Aircraft Association Airventure Show, the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, is held in Oshkosh in July and August, drawing nearly a million visitors.

                                                    EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012

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