Local Area Attractions
Fond du Lac Visitors & Convention Bureau
Fond du Lac is located on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest inland lake at 220 square miles and is a haven for boating, fishing, water-skiing and in the winter, ice fishing. Fond du Lac is just an hour from the largest cities in the state, Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay. It is an 88 mile drive to the Wisconsin Dells area. Fond du Lac Visitors & Convention Bureau. Phone: 1-800-937-9123.
Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at the site of the world's largest aviation event (EAA AirVenture) the Museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world, a year-round destination for the entire family. Come and explore our world-class displays and galleries.
EAA Air Adventure Museum
The EAA Air Adventure Museum contains some of the most significant and spectacular contributions to the world of aviation. Exciting aircraft displays, dynamic theater and video presentations and fascinating galleries are all part of your total aviation experience. From the Wright Brothers' first flight to the first fighter jets to the modern home built airplanes of today, and tomorrow, you will walk through the entire history of aviation. The museum is located 17 miles north of Fond du Lac on Highway 41.
Fond du Lac County Automobile Tours with Cassettes
Automobile cassette tours are available at the Visitor Information Center at 19 W. Scott St. in Fond du Lac. Have an adventure on this unique automobile tour of the rural roads of Fond du Lac County and learn the rich history of the area. Choose from Kettle Moraine Site Forest & the Ice Age Area and Campbellsport, or Fond du Lac & the Holyland, Farm Country and Historic Ripon; or the Edge of Horicon National Wildlife refuge and Waupun. Cassettes are available for rental or purchase for your audio tour. 1-800-937-9123
Fond du Lac Talking House Tours
Tours are available from the Visitor Information Center at 19 W. Scott St. in Fond du Lac. Indulge in a true sampling of Fond du Lac's fascinating architecture and geographical charm. Twenty-four homes and sites are included on this driving tour, fourteen of which are talking sites. Tune in your radio and hear some of Fond du Lac's most famous buildings talking to you. Phone: 1-800-937-9123
Galloway House and Village
Take a tour of this historic Victorian Village and its main building, the Galloway House. This stately Victorian mansion boasts a multitude of Italiante details. The village consists of 23 authentic buildings including a photographer's shop, country store, a church, one room schoolhouse, a newspaper office and many other buildings that depict turn of the century commerce and lifestyle. 336 Old Pioneer Road, Fond Du Lac. 920-922-6390 This attractions is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and weekends in September from 10am-5pm.
Golf Courses - Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Located 8 miles from the campground. The Rolling Meadows has 27 holes and features 12 ponds, 50 sand bunkers and a 10 acre wetland area that comes into play on 4 holes, while also adding to the natural setting and beauty of the course. Four strategically placed tees challenges the average golfer and the professional. PGA professionals staff our complete pro shop and practice facility and our bar and grill serves the relaxing foursome or up to 250 guests for parties and special tournaments. Ph. 920-924-2424
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge for Boat Tours & Fall Goose Migration
Located 12 miles south of Fond du Lac on Highway 49, the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge is the home of 32,000 acres of ice age legacy, beginning as a lake then gouged out by glaciers and pushed southward. The land has been used as a wildlife refuge since 1943 and is part of the National Ice Age Reserve Unit. The grass and wetlands shelter more than 250 species of birds including geese, herons, egrets and many songbirds. The marsh is best known as a rest stop for over 200,000 migrating Canadian Geese during the spring and fall. Trails are open year long. 1-800-937-9123.
House on the Rock
It's the destination of your imagination and the getaway of your dreams! Visit the miraculous house constructed high atop a rock overlooking rolling terrain. Walk through the house and its 16 connected buildings and you behold a variety of sights and sounds the likes of which you've never seen before. This attraction includes intriguing collections. It is a 2-1/2 hour drive from the KOA.
Kettle Moraine - Henry Ruess Ice Age Visitor Center
Kettle Moraine is located off Highway 45 just eight miles southeast of Fond du Lac. The "Northern Kettle" is a glacial landscape of rolling, wooded hills dotted with serene lakes and hidden ponds. The Ice Age Visitor Center in Dundee is open daily. 29,735 acres. 72 miles of hiking trails, 19 miles of off-road bicycle trails (State Trail Pass required), 58 miles of snowmobile trails and 33.4 miles of cross- country ski trails. Call 414-626-2116 weekdays, 920-533-8322 weekends.
Kristmas Kringle Shop
Join the Kristmas Kringle Shop as they celebrate Christmas 360 days of the year. Enjoy 10,000 sq. ft. of exciting glass ornaments, collectibles, and gifts for every occasion. Browse through the European Village of Shops created within our Shoppe. You'll love the sights, sounds & scents of Christmas. Many glass ornaments and specialty ornaments can be personalized.
Lake Winnebago for Boating and Fishing
Winnebago Lake is located only seven miles from Fond du Lac. Drive around Lake Winnebago , Wisconsin's largest inland lake, and discover 88 miles of contrasting shoreline and unique community adventures. At 28 miles long and 11 miles wide, Winnebago is the 2nd largest inland lake in the 48 states. Tour route points out the beauty, history and attractions of various communities along the way. Tour includes Fond du Lac, Calumet County, the Fox Cities, and Oshkosh. Brochures are available at Fond du Lac Area Visitors Center. 1-800-937-9123.
Lakeside Park for Children's Rides and Petting Zoo
Lakeside Park is located at North Main Street in Fond du Lac. Over 400 acres of open recreational space on the south end of Lake Winnebago. Summertime brings impressive flower displays, boating of all kinds, picnics and children of all ages to the many playgrounds. Lakeside Park Light House and observation tours in the summer - April 15-October 15. Visitors can enjoy Lakeside Park Rides with nostalgic rides on the miniature train and enjoy the antique carousel, as well as bumper boats, canoes, hydro bikes and roto whip rides Memorial Day to Labor Day and weekends in April, May & September. Phone: 920-922-5930.
Larson's Famous Clydesdales
See Famous Reggie, who won the Anheuser Busch Best American Bred Gelding at the National Clydesdale Show! Visit Larson's Famous Clydesdales, the ranch where the gentle giants live. See an entertaining demonstration of a cart class in costume and full harness, antique hitch wagons and show preparation. Museum and gift shop. Open mid-May - mid-Oct Mon-Sat. 1pm tour and grandstand show. Admission fee and reservations are preferred. The Clydesdales are located 17 miles W of FDL. Hwy 23-W to KK (follow signs). W12654 Reeds Corner Rd. 920.748.5466.
Miller Brewery Tour
Miller Brewery Tours are available Monday through Saturday. A four block one-hour indoor/outdoor tour. Tour times updated daily and last tour leaves at 3:30 p.m. CST. Gift shop open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Reservations suggested for groups of 15 or more. Information available by calling 1-414-931-BEER.
Noah's Ark - America's Largest Waterpark - 70 acres
There are water slides 10 stories high and slides a quarter of mile in length. Enjoy two enormous wave pools. Enjoy the great outdoors and bring the family to America's largest water park. This is the premier Wisconsin Dells attraction where you can soak up over 3 million square feet of fun. Noah's Ark is open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Call 608-254-6351 or visit Noah's Ark online to order advanced tickets online.
Old Wade House - An 1850s Stagecoach Inn
The Wade House has stoked the fire in the recent revival of interest in the Civil War. The stagecoach ruled the road and talk of a civil war spilled out over a plate of beans and a pint of ale. Meet the innkeepers, walk through the rooms, and talk with the patrons. Then board a horse-drawn wagon for a ride to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which holds Wisconsin's largest collection of restored hand- and horse-drawn carriages.
Outlet Shopping Mall in OshKosh
The Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh are located seventeen miles north of Fond du Lac across from EAA Museum. 3001 South Washburn Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Phone: 920-231-8911 The outlet mall in OshKosh hosts over 55 name brand outlet stores which provide the lowest prices in retail.
The S.S. Badger is the Largest Car Ferry on Lake Michigan. The 410' ferry carries 620 passengers and 180 vehicles - including RV's, motorcycles, buses and even large trucks. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride departing from either the Wisconsin or Michigan shoreline. Phone: 1-800-841-4243.
Trout Fishing - Cedar Springs
Cedar Springs is located 30 miles from Fond du Lac.
Wild Goose State Biking & Hiking Trail
Located 12 miles north of Fond du Lac. Linking the City of Fond du Lac is the "Gateway to the Wild Goose Trail" and the City of City of Juneau, this 34 mile compacted limestone trail on an abandoned railroad grade traverses oak woodlots, fertile farm fields, prairie remnants and sparkling streams as it runs through the rural country sides of Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties and skirts the western edge of the internationally known Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife, scenery and level surface provide safe, easy and enjoyable biking and hiking for all ages. Parking and trail access available at the southern trail head at Hwy 60 and the northern trail head on Rolling Meadows Drive in Fond du Lac and numerous points between. County and private campgrounds are located nearby. Contact: Dodge County Parks: (920) 386-3700 (weekends) or Fond du Lac County Planning and Parks Department: (920) 929-3135. No trail fees.