Waunakee ( /wɔːnəkiː/) is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States (est. 1870). The population was 8,995 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. Waunakee bills itself as "The Only Waunakee in the World." The village was named as #78 in CNN Money's "Top 100 Best Places to Live" for small towns in 2009.
Waunakee is located at 43°11′14″N 89°27′8″W / 43.18722°N 89.45222°W / 43.18722; -89.45222 (43.187253, -89.452244).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.4 km²), all of it land.