Area Attractions

Enjoy cultural activities, dining and nightlife in downtown Appleton. Come and experience the riches of our 18 communities along the shores of Lake Winnebago and the Fox River. Young professionals single out the Fox Cities as a cool place to start and further their careers, enjoying the full spectrum of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities available here, making it an exciting place to live and work.

Located in the heart of downtown Appleton, the CopperLeaf Hotel is one block from the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and within walking distance of many restaurants, clubs and shops. The airport and Fox River Mall are only four miles west on College Avenue.


Hotel Visitor Info

Appleton Downtown Incorporated

Looking for something to do? This website focuses on everything there is to do in downtown Appleton. From a newly revamped children’s museum to a world-class performing arts center, there’s something to open your mind and keep you entertained. Check out the attractions page for a complete listing.

Fox Cities C0nvention & Visitors Bureau

Our progressive community has a lot to offer. Check out the bureau’s events calendar or order a visitor’s guide. On this website you will also find a complete listing of all businesses in the Fox Cities including restaurants, shops, and popular attractions.

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce

This Chamber captures the energy of one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic regions and transforms it into innovative programs and services for its business members. Their website is a great place to learn more about the Fox Cities community and its businesses.


Barlow Planetarium

Enjoy an educational sky show.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Visit the world’s foremost collection of decorative glass paperweights.

The Building for Kids

Visit a learning center that encourages children to interact with exhibits and expand their understanding of the world.

EAA AirVenture Museum

Home of the world’s largest aviation event and an impressive aviation museum.

Hearthstone Historical House Museum

Visit the first home in the world lit using a hydroelectric central station, a perfect adventure for kids of all ages.

History Museum at the Castle

Discover the history of our area and explore Harry Houdini’s life and illusions.

Paper Discovery Center

Learn how paper is made, explore its future, and make your own paper.

Trout Museum of Art

The Trout Museum located in the Fox Cities Building for the Arts Gallery. Exhibitions, classes and special events.

Weis Earth Science Museum

Visit the only museum dedicated to Wisconsin’s geology.


Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center located in downtown Appleton provides a premier venue for live performing arts. As a non-profit organization, the Center proudly serves as a gathering place for the community to engage in educational opportunities, while enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of the live performing arts, including Broadway and cultural performances.

Lawrence University

Enjoy Conservatory of Music recitals and ensembles, or the Artist and Jazz Series of renowned guest artists.

Trout Museum of Art

The Trout Museum located in the Fox Cities Building for the Arts. Gallery exhibitions, classes and special events.


Downtown Appleton

Unique specialty retailers, a wide variety of dining options, art galleries and nightlife are located on College Avenue from Richmond Street to Drew Street.

Fox River Mall

The mall offers sensational shopping at over 130 of your favorite stores.


Sporting Events

Chaska Golf Course

Play a relaxing round of golf on this award-winning course!

Green Bay Packers – Lambeau Field

Visit the legendary Lambeau Field, check out the museum, or catch a game.

Timber Rattlers – Fox Cities Stadium

Take in a minor league baseball game.

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