Ontario Welcome Center History Walk

© Photographed April 8, 2017
Opened June 13, 2015 by Forward Ontario
Ontario, Vernon County, Wisconsin
43.722751, -90.590023
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The Ontario Welcome Center History Walk is located at Palen Memorial Park and is accessible on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Street and Pleasant Street, Ontario, Wisconsin 54651.

Vernon Broadcaster (June 3, 2015): Ontario to celebrate opening of Palen Park on June 13
  • The project was created / funded by Forward Ontario.
  • The project took three years to complete.
  • The park features a visitor center and a short history walk with interpretative signs that relate Ontario's role in the logging, farming, ginseng cultivation, and canoeing industries.
  • A chainsaw-carved bald eagle by La Crosse sculptor Michael Martino is the park centerpiece.
The markers are in the order encountered along the History Walk.
Click on the link below each marker to learn more:

Flood level markers and Michael Martino's chainsawed eagle.

Nearby canoes . . .

Looking west into town . . .

View coming into town from eastbound Wisconsin Highway 33.

Ontario Welcome Center History Walk is located in Ontario, Wisconsin.

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