Menomonie is located in the hills of western Wisconsin, about an hour east of Minneapolis/St. Paul and about 20 minutes west of Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. It's a charming small college town, nestled on Lake Menomin, with a low cost of living, good schools, and lots of great amenities - particularly if you enjoy the outdoors and boating, hiking, biking, or running. Menomonie has historic roots as home to the largest lumber corporation in the world (Knapp, Stout & Co.) during the late 1800s. The university is named after one of the founders of the company.
Recently, Smithsonian Magazine named Menomonie one of the 20 best small towns in America.