Marker for the first-ever premiere of "The Wizard of Oz," which took place in Oconomowoc on August 12, 1939.

Oconomowoc celebrates 80 years since “Wizard of Oz” premiere with a festival, yellow brick road, and public movie screening Thursday

There’s no place like home, right? And there’s no place like Oconomowoc. This lovely city in Waukesha County’s Lake Country is where the legendary film “The Wizard of Oz” had one of its first premieres. It took place at the Strand Theater on August 12, 1939; a marker commemorates this downtown on the site where…

Brewfinity Brewing Co., Oconomowoc

Brewfinity Brewing Company

Brewfinity opened as Sweet Mullets Brewing Company in 2012 and re-named itself in 2018. Brewfinity is Oconomowoc’s own craft brewery; it can be found tucked away in a small light industrial park off Highway 16 on the west side of town. The brewery started up in 2012 and came under new ownership in 2016, when…

LaCrosse Brewery

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“La Crosse to Milwaukee the fun and historic way!” Quickie Summary: A former U.S. highway, State “Trunk” Highway 16 comes in from Minnesota at La Crosse and works its way toward Milwaukee through routes so popular they were supplanted by Interstates in most areas. Paralleling I-90 and/or I-94 much of the way, Highway 16 goes…