Local Travel Guide for Appleton, Wisconsin

Appleton city, located in the heart of the Fox River, gives its visitors a vast option when it comes to dining, recreation, and amusement. It draws guests of all types including those who want to watch the city’s minor league baseball team or enjoy nature in the city’s various outdoor adventure options. The town has a lot to offer that both kids and adults will love.

Appleton Memorial Park

Have a stroll in the 35-acre gardens, trails, and ponds in the park. Aside from enjoying the natural beauty of nature, visitors can also play on the different courts in the park including, a baseball court, tennis court, basketball court, and soccer field. For those who enjoy biking and walking, there are trails for both activities available in the area. 

Butterfly Gardens 

The Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin is the largest of its kind in the city. It is open to all during summer. The garden features various species of butterflies and visitors can learn about the phases of a butterfly’s life. Visitors can also enjoy the Butterfly Bridge and Maze where they can see mink, deer, birds, turkeys, and local plants as well.  

Downtown Appleton Farmer’s Market

The Downtown Appleton Farmer’s Market has been a part of the city for more than two decades now. During summer, visitors can have fun on College Avenue eating delicious food, and buying handcrafted items. This is an excellent place for the family who wants to enjoy live entertainment as well as buy local products. 

Fox Trot Trail

Don’t miss the chance to walk or run on the beautiful two-mile trail in the Fox Trot Trail. The path will lead you to the many historical sites in the city while you enjoy the scenic views of Fox River. For your guidance, you can download the trail’s brochure so you would know which among the destinations in the path you would visit first. 

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve is a non-profit organization that aims to educate people about appreciation of nature, environmental ethics, as well as conservation of the environment. You can learn while having fun with the different learning programs the organization outlined. It is a fun place for the family where they can hike, walk or jog while enjoying the beauty of nature.

Hearthstone Historic House Mansion

The Hearthstone Historic House Museum used to be the house of Henry J. Rogers, where it got its first name. It was changed into a museum over the years and now lets visitors see the Thomas Edison light fixtures as well as the Hydro Adventure Center. A mansion is a place of fun and learning for both kids and adults.

Little Lake Butte des Morts

This is an excellent destination if you want to spend the day boating on a lake. After boating, you can go on a picnic in the recreational park or even go fishing. The lake is known among fishers who want to catch Catfish, Largemouth Bass, or Walleye. It is also a fun place for ice fishing in the winter.

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