The City of Rhinelander,
Oneida County, is home to approximately 8,000 residents. As the county seat, and
with a strong commercial and industrial base, the City is the business and
service center for Oneida County. The City offers several parks. Hodag Park is
located along the beautiful Boom Lake shoreline. Pioneer Park features a logging
and railroad museum complex. Rhinelander's Northwood Golf Club, an 18-hole
public course with clubhouse and restaurant, was rated 5th in Wisconsin from
1989-1994 by the WSGA. The City is also home to the Rhinelander District
Library, named 2005 Library of the Year by the Wisconsin Library Association.
Rhinelander is the Home of the
Hodag, a mythical creature created by Rhinelander pioneer and timber cruiser
Gene Shepard in 1896. Although it originated as a hoax, the Hodag became a local
legend and the symbol of the City. Many local businesses, as well as the
Rhinelander High School sports teams, are named for the Hodag.
and eight-member Common Council govern the City of Rhinelander. The City
provides a wide range of municipal services, including police and fire
departments, water and wastewater utilities, public works, parks, library,
animal shelter, and general government services.
Rhinelander City Hall
135 South Stevens Street
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