The city of Monona is small in stature. However, the location of the city is ideal for people who enjoy the nightlife. While the Monona itself offers a more common dinner and a movie feel, proximity to Milwaukee and Chicago make upping the fun easy to do. Both cities are within driving distance, and offer the big city nightlife appeal. With events like Summerfest in Milwaukee and Taste of Chicago in Chi-town, you and friends or family can make a day, or night, of such a trip. It is a nice way to escape the patterns of everyday life, and have some fun.
Monona is home to what has been described as one of the most important historical finds in Wisconsin. The Outlet mound is an Indian resting place discovered in 1940s. It serves as a final place of peace to Hopewell Indians thought to have lived 1,500 years ago. Although stumbled upon accidentally, the site is now has historical markers registered with the National Register of Historic Places. The spot has been preserved and is protected under state preservation laws. Currently signified by a historical from the state of Wisconsin, residents and tourists can visit the site daily.