City of Oshkosh
City of Oshkosh Ranking
- With a population of 66,778 (as of 2013), the City of Oshkosh is ranked #5 in Wisconsin and #49 out of 1,300 of the best small cities in America in a study done by consumer advocacy site NerdWallet (also see other Honors).
- "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.
Culture and Entertainment Attractions
- 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.
- Oshkosh Grand Opera House hosts nearly 100 public performance a year.
- 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.