Seniors Glad They Stopped in Menomonee Falls

554Menomonee Falls, senior travelers will find, is a village and part of the Greater Milwaukee area. The population runs right at 36,000 making it the most populous village in Wisconsin. The village’s slogan is “More than a village”.

Incorporated in 1892, it was named after the Menomonee River, which flows through the village and subsequent waterfall which is located in the heart of the community. Senior visitors will discover that Menomonee Falls has its small-town charm, with a modern enjoyable lifestyle.

I think that my wife could easily talk me into visiting Old Falls Village. It is nestled on the grounds of a beautiful 17-acre park and invites folks to step back in time and glimpse life as it was from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s.


Included is a variety of historic homes and buildings, a living history museum that includes a log home, school house, barn, railroad depot, log cabin, and dairy.  The centerpiece of Old Falls Village is the 1858 Miller-Davidson House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 Seniors Find The Village Centre

The Village Centre as it is called is an area of historic properties and residences in the heart of Menomonee Falls. Senior visitors will discover the specialty shops, restaurants and service businesses of Downtown Menomonee Falls.

Stroll through the parkway, enjoy spectacular views of Lepper Dam and take the Historic Walking Tour of downtown buildings. Stop by a gallery to see what local artists have to offer.

John McGivern highlights Menomonee Falls. He goes around the state doing the same kind of program for various smaller communities in Wisconsin. Senior motorcycle fans would enjoy taking the free tour of the Harley-Davidson Pilgrim Road factory, where engines and transmissions are manufactured.


 Seniors Enjoy The Falls’ Festivities

The Falls Fest is an annual event that packs the house with a wide variety of events and attractions. Purloin Studio is a highly  popular artist-owned gallery representing more than 60 artists who specialize in a wide variety of mediums.

DJ’s Goalpost is a favorite haunt for good food and libations and rates #2 with TripAdvisor. Each year the Cheery Cherry Fall Fair features a wide array of arts, crafts, food, and music.  At the Cherry Booth, try some Door County cherry products featuring cherry pies, tarts, jams, juice, dried cherries and chocolate covered cherries.

If you are there in September, you can bid on items contributed by the exhibitors and area businesses, and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win some great prizes. It sounds like fun to me.  -jeb

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