Coloma is named after Coloma, California. William White and Elias Follett had ventured to California during its gold rush days. They became fast friends and when they returned to Wisconsin, they suggeeted the town’s name be Coloma. Coloma, WI, bears the resemblance of its Californian namesake in that the men moved from the gold fields to the “fields of gold” — corn.
Originally, Coloma was 4 miles west of its present location. This is where the stagecoach line came through the country. When the railroad built its tracks in 1876, the tracks were built were Coloma presently stands, but it was called Coloma Station. In a few years, the new town had spung up around the newest means of transportation. Coloma Station became officially, Coloma, and the “old Coloma” became known as Coloma Corners.
Many of the buildings in Coloma are historic and the village retains its old time character while staying modern with entertainment and services people enjoy.
There is a lot to do for a small town.
Visit Amish Stores
Let us plan a “Grandparents Day” that your grandchildren will love.
Shop for a bridal gown, mother of the bride dress, or that cocktail dress you need for the next high school reunion.
Enjoy local performers on the Hotel Deck in the summer — Friday & Saturday nights
Enjoy the historical society’s museum from the old Coloma (Coloma Corners)
Enjoy wine, beer or bread (in round loaves)
Have a Sin-amin Roll
Enjoy a concert in the Park
Partake in Chicken Chew the last weekend of June.
Bike Ride on the back roads or join the Coloma Cycling Club on their Saturday ride.
Bring your boat and enjoy Pleasant or Wood Lake
Eat an Ice Cream at Blue Bird Antiques or have a specialty coffee at the Bread Bar.
Shop the Coloma Resale Shop (dishes to guns)
Eat delicious food in one of the many great restaurants.
Buy your hardware needs at L&L Hardware
Stock up at Coloma Liquors.
Shop for a new or used car at Charles Chevrolet