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 buy a paper for school 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 the historical society’s museum from the old Coloma (Coloma Corners)
Enjoy wine, beer or bread (in round loaves) or 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
Shop the Coloma Resale Shop (dishes to guns)
Eat delicious food in one of the many great restaurants.
Stock up at Coloma Liquors.
Shop for a new or used car at Wheeler’s Chevrolet
Visit our new sign shop or host a party at Front Street Creations or Uniquely Yours
Have your hair styled at Studio Z
Attend a Farm to Fork Dinner at Flyte’s
- Buy delicious chocolates from Sweetlove Artisan Chocolates
- Enjoy a Massage
- Take a Yoga Class
- G4t an Ice Cream Cone at the Coloma Creamery