Tomah, Wis., is located 44 miles east of La Crosse in scenic west-central Wisconsin. As "The Gateway to Cranberry Country," Tomah has a strong affiliation with cranberry production in the nearby town of Warrens. With a unique mix of rolling landscapes and industrial businesses, Tomah is a one-of-a-kind community that its 9,100 residents love to call home. Search for Tomah apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Badger State.
Tomah was founded in 1855 after Robert Gillett and his son viewed the area from the top of a knoll in the Lemonweir River Valley. They named their town after Chief Tomah to honor his strong characters and ideals. Today, Tomah is a proud community that celebrates its heritage. The town is known for having low crime levels, friendly residents, and a laid-back local vibe. Tomah is close to Wisconsin's Amish country, and one can often see Amish families traveling around via horse and buggy from the outskirts of town. Residents in Tomah enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings without paying high living expenses. The town's cost of living index of 81.3 is well below the national average.
The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is one of Tomah's most beautiful attractions. As one of the largest savanna restorations in the state, the refuge provides habitats for numerous species of birds, butterflies and reptiles. The space has pine oak forests, a sedge meadow and prairies that showcase Wisconsin's most beautiful natural features.
Tomah also hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Winter Extravaganza, Annual Freeze Fest, Rail Jam, Chili Walk & Wine Tasting, Freezin' in February Antique Show and annual Antique Farm Toy Show.
Tomah residents also frequent nearby La Crosse's Oktoberfest celebration. One of the largest Oktoberfest events in the country, the festival draws visitors from across the country for its annual (and rowdy) Maple Leaf Parade.
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