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Area Communities
ARENA
Arena, Wisconsin, is a small river community that sits one mile o  of the Wisconsin River. It is an old town with its history in the lead mining beginnings of Wisconsin. A Ferry at Arena for the transportation of the lead was a huge factor in Arena’s growth. There have been three actual locations of
the Village of Arena; early days were on the shores of the Wisconsin River until a  re took out the town. It was then moved back to where it is now with Sharon Street was the main drag of businesses until  re also took that out. Then the Arena of today was built around the train coming through town.
Arena has two parks and a wonderful
new dog park. West Park (pictured),
has a  shing pontoon boat, disc golf,
and shelter. The Arena Community Park is on the other end of town and has two shelters, ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, playground, and walking path. Arena has many ball teams throughout the summer using the diamonds. Fourth of July has a large celebration with the Mary Jones & Yolanda Peterson Memorial Fireworks. It runs the entire weekend with a parade and ball games, music, and food stand. Every day, you can
see people walking or biking around Arena and the nice country roads just outside of town. Many hills in the area can make for a challenging ride. Arena also has a lot for equestrian people to do and see in the area. The river has a boat landing with canoes
and boats coming and going all summer. Great  shing in the area with Arena’s own local guide services. It is a great area for wildlife, whether viewing or hunting. Arena has an Archery Range to keep in practice, and businesses in the area to accommodate your  shing, hunting, and shooting adventures.
Arena has a lot of history, and they are willing to share it with you. It is home to the Greatest Little Historical Society East of the Mississippi, the Arena Historians.
There is always a story, an outing, or an old-school reunion to experience. Arena is home to a large VFW organization that is active with Steak Feeds, parades, memorials, and keeping Arena Veterans memorialized and never forgotten.
Arena has many businesses that will supply you with the needs to spend some time and enjoy the area.
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