Lake Winnebago Region Area Guide 2022

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AREA GUIDE Destination Lake Winnebago Region

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The scenery, the action, the mustsees, and the must-dos— they’re all here. But capturing those moments is not easy. Fortunately for us, the Lake Winnebago Region boasts a bevy of photographers equal to the challenge. The following pages will give you a glimpse into their efforts and the reward of getting “the shot” —­that perfect representation of the beauty and splendor that awaits you here. And, if you like—nay, love— what you see, simply capture the QR code to learn more.


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Lake Winnebago: Sunset over Lake Winnebago Photo courtesy of Eric Silcock.

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ATTRACTIONS

LaClare Family Creamery. Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.

RURAL PLEASURES

zoo, and a fish pond. Cristo Rey Ranch is a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

CRISTO REY RANCH N8114 County Road WW, Mt. Calvary 920-753-1053

cristoreyranch.org facebook.com/CristoReyRanch Discover the unexpected at this ranch run by nuns! Pet a llama or see the lemurs at this wonderful hobby farm. You will find more than 300 animals, some exotic, as well as beautiful gardens, aviaries, a petting

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KELLEY COUNTRY CREAMERY W5215 County Road B 920-923-1715

kelleycountrycreamery.com Kelley Country Creamery’s old-fashioned, premium ice cream is crafted in the Creamery on their dairy farmstead. They have created a multitude of flavors using only farm-fresh milk combined with

top-quality ingredients! They offer over 20 flavors daily. Seasonal, specialty, and brand-new flavors are added frequently, so call or stop by to see what’s new and try their award-winning ice cream today! Kelley Country Creamery is a special place with a viewing window in the ice cream parlor so visitors can watch the ice cream being made while enjoying their favorite flavors at the same time. And the Creamery’s old-fashioned sun porch is a perfect spot to experience Wisconsin’s countryside while viewing a working dairy farm from the


hillside that overlooks the Kelley’s farm. Good Morning America dubbed them as “Best Ice Cream in America!” in 2013! Simply put—the “Best Ice Cream in the Middle of Nowhere!”

LACLARE FAMILY CREAMERY W2994 County Road HH, Malone Just minutes N from Fond du Lac off Highway 151 920-670-0051

laclarefamilycreamery.com LaClare Family Creamery was founded in 1978 with a foundation rooted in artistry, family values, and hard work. This is where you will taste something out of the ordinary with a line of award-winning goat cheese in a variety of flavors. Stop in their shoppe and sample a selection of these cheeses from LaClare Family Creamery and Saxon Creamery. Enjoy a freshly made grilled sandwich, salad, or cup of soup while exploring the visitors center or watching their cheesemakers craft their award-winning cheeses. Explore their newly expanded outdoor area (open May-Oct) and hang out with some of the goats. This area is complete with a 26 ft high goat silo, a whole new way to enjoy the goats. Along with their cheeses, the retail shoppe also features goat milk caramels and goat milk soaps and lotions. They also offer ice cream, wine, a variety of Wisconsin specialty foods, and gift items. Cheese sampling is offered every day! Don’t forget to take a selfie with the goats! Spring Garden Center is open Apr-June. Open MonSat 9am-5pm and Sun 10am-3pm.

LARSON’S FAMOUS CLYDESDALES W12654 Reeds Corner Road, Ripon 17 miles W of Fond du Lac Highway 23 W to KK (follow signs) 920-748-5466

larsonsclydesdales.com facebook.com/Larsons -Clydesdales-309937909061 Larson’s Famous Clydesdales is one of the few places in the United States where visitors can see these gentle giants up close and personal. Visit the ranch where these famous Clydesdales are truly a sight to see while being entertained during a 90-minute guided tour and grandstand show. See a demonstration of a cart class in full harness. Make sure to stop at the Clydesdale Museum and souvenir shop. June is the celebration of the Birth of the Baby Clydesdale, where you can visit, pet, and take pictures of the rare baby clydesdale. Shows and tours run mid-May-mid-Oct. at 1pm daily, MonSat. Reservations are preferred to insure availability. Cash only please.

MULBERRY LANE FARM

experience as you visit the animals and enjoy the farm at your leisure. Spring comes alive with the birth of all the baby farm animals. Summer is a delightful time to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy in their old-fashioned picnic and playground area. In fall, their famous pumpkin patch is stocked full and ready for you and your family to pick your own free pumpkin! With all its rustic charm, Mulberry Lane Farm is the perfect setting to host your country chic wedding.

RUSTIC ROAD 82 The River Drive route in the Town of Ashford is situated between Highway 67 in the north and County W in the south. Length: 9.4 miles. Paved surface. R82 is comprised of five roads: River Drive, Spring Drive, Rolling Drive, Cloverland Drive, and Katzenburg Drive. This route takes travelers through wetlands, rolling hills, old-growth wooded areas, and scenic agricultural areas in Fond du Lac County.

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W3190 County Road B, Hilbert Located on the Niagara Escarpment just 3 miles E of Sherwood 920-989-3130

ARMSTRONG APPLES ORCHARD AND WINERY

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Mulberry Lane Farm offers an ideal country learning environment where people of all ages can interact with farm animals. Milk a cow, enjoy a hayride, catch a chicken, kiss a pig, and more! For the price of petting farm admission, you will enjoy a hands-on

W853 County Road B, Campbellsport 920-477-3007

Nestled in the hills of picturesque Kettle Moraine, you will find Armstrong Apples Orchard and Winery, with 2,000 trees and 11 varieties of apples. Taste the crisp clean tartness of cold Wisconsin winters and savor the rich, lush fragrance of apples grown to

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their perfection. Tasting wine from locally grown fruit will put a smile on your face. Stop in for free wine tastings. Armstrong Apples has become a local center for a wide variety of products, ranging from fresh fruit to cider, bakery, jams, salsa and preserves, and wines. They offer other exceptional locally made products. Enjoy a day in the country and come taste the fruits of their labor with a great glass of wine.

Ledge, named after the prominent Niagara Escarpment. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine on their outdoor patios, or take a stroll through the wooded trails along a winding stream. Ziegler Winery produces 11 coldhearty grape varieties and features over 20 wines, including white, red, and rosé wines. Local craft beers, artisan cheese platters, and homemade chocolates are also served. Wine tastings available and live music year-round!

LEDGEROCK DISTILLERY

HANDS-ON FUN

N5287 Grandview Road 920-238-9588

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF FOND DU LAC

ledgerockdistillery.com The distillery destination in your own backyard! Ledgerock Distillery is a Wisconsin-proud distiller dedicated to creating delicious, all-natural spirits for those who appreciate the personal touch. They’re among the first farm distilleries in the state growing, distilling, and bottling their spirits on-site. They grow their grains and distill their spirits on the farm, ensuring a hands-on, down-home quality from start to finish. See every step of the process—from the fields where they grow the wheat and corn to the storing facility and fermenter to the bottling and labeling center—and learn why Ledgerock’s spirits are naturally delicious. They have Vodka “Traditional” which is perfect for mixing or enjoying on its own. Their Back Forty Moonshine is great for sipping or mixing into your favorite cocktails. Frostbite Gin—genuine Wisconsin gin. Enough said. Their Farm Boy Bourbon has turned out to be a great “wheater” if they do say so themselves. The Retzer Farm Bourbon, named after the family farm, can be enjoyed on the rocks or as the base of a great cocktail. Finally, they have limited runs of Ledgerock Corn Whiskey. Please visit their Facebook page for all of their upcoming events.

VINES & RUSHES WINERY 410 County Road E, Ripon 920-748-3296

vinesandrushes.com Vines & Rushes Winery is a winery located on the Prellwitz family farm in Ripon focusing on using Wisconsin-grown, coldhardy grape varieties capable of surviving Wisconsin’s winters. Visitors experience a relaxing rural setting while enjoying a wine tasting or glass of wine. You can also choose from a selection of local craft beers and, on select days, wood-fired brick-oven pizzas. They believe in connecting with family and friends over food and drink and look forward to sharing a slice of Wisconsin with you! Visit their website for all the details.

ZIEGLER WINERY W3953 Winnebago Heights Road, Malone 920-670-0034

zieglerwinery.com Ziegler Winery is a family-owned vineyard and winery featuring handcrafted Wisconsin wines in a beautiful, country setting. Founded in 2016, they are located in the accredited AVA Region on the Wisconsin

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75 W. Scott Street 920-929-0707

cmfdl.org The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is a place where discovery and curiosity are brought to life through a touchable learnby-doing atmosphere designed to foster creativity and a passion for lifelong learning. In the children’s museum, children and adults play, learn, and have fun together with classes, programs, events, and more. Experience interactive exhibits, like the NEW Holiday Automotive Tech Center, and participate in art, science, music, and maker programs!

RIDES & SLIDES ELKHART LAKE’S ROAD AMERICA N7390 State Highway 67, Plymouth Only 25 miles E of Fond du Lac 800-365-7223

roadamerica.com Surrounded by the rolling hills of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine lies Road America, a four-mile road course considered by the motorsports community as not only the best in North America, but also one of the world’s premier race circuits. Established in 1955, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake. The world’s best racers have competed at this legendary 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 65 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions, and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event and team-building programs, the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Driving Schools. Visit America’s National Park of Speed MaySept for public racing weekends and 1600 tent, RV, and pop-up camping sites.

FOND DU LAC DOCK SPIDERS 980 E. Division Street 920-907-9833

dockspiders.com The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, a member of the Northwoods League, won the Northwoods League Championship in 2018 and 2020. Late May-mid-Aug, the Dock Spiders will play 36 home games at Herr-Baker Field at Marian University. The

Dock Spiders provide a fun, family-friendly atmosphere that everyone in the whole family will love. Tickets start at $10.

LAKESIDE PARK RIDES Located at end of N. Main Street in Lakeside Park 920-923-2188

facebook.com/LakesideRides Lakeside Rides LLC is a small amusement park located in Lakeside Park featuring a miniature train, carousel, and a whip. They also offer canoe, kayak, and pedal-boat rentals. Canoes can fit two to four people, kayaks are for one person, and pedal boats can fit two to five people. Lakeside Rides is a great place to spend a beautiful summer afternoon. They open Memorial Day weekend and then daily (once school is out for the summer) through Labor Day.

SIBERIAN OUTPOST N9103 County Highway W, Malone 10 miles E of Fond du Lac 920-960-4252

Take a seat in a sled for the ride of your life! Visit with the dogs while Jim teaches you about sledding, the history of the Iditarod, and the training of one of winter’s most interesting sports. The Siberian Outpost offers dogsled rides and demonstrations to individuals, families, and bus tours. The Siberian Outpost is a labor of love. Visitors get up close and personal with the dogs, learning a bit about their different stories and dispositions and getting a feel for the amount of manpower required to keep the operation running. Make a reservation for your very own dogsled ride!

JOURNEY BACK IN TIME DOWNTOWN HISTORIC WALKING TOUR fdl.com

This self-guided walking tour takes you through Fond du Lac’s Downtown and North Main Street Historic District. The sites have been selected as a sampling for their variety of architecture and historical significance. As you walk on the tour, please take in the ornamentation and attention to detail on the listed sites and on the buildings along the way. The locally owned businesses hold a unique charm if you would like to shop or dine during your walk.

EAA AIRVENTURE MUSEUM 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh 920-426-4800

EAA.org/Museum The EAA Aviation Museum—where your imagination takes flight! With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world-class galleries and exhibits, the EAA Aviation Museum is a year-round destination. Spend time in one of five movie theaters. Witness a piece of history in the Eagle Hangar, a tribute to World War II aviation. During the summer season, visitors can experience firsthand the excitement of flying in historic aircraft Pioneer Airport, a real


Ledgerock Distillery. Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.

working aerodrome right out of the golden age of aviation. Make sure to get hands-on in KidVenture Gallery, an exciting interactive gallery for kids of all ages!

GALLOWAY HOUSE AND VILLAGE 336 Old Pioneer Road 920-922-1166 fdlhistory.com

The Galloway House and Village is the centerpiece of the Historic Village District. Watch for places to take your photo or hands-on, please-touch items as you travel back in time. This former working farm raised three generations of prominent Fond du Lac citizens, including influential women! Stroll through mini museums, such as the schoolhouse and general store, to celebrate Wisconsin commerce and lifestyle of the 1800s. See one of the finest collections of native artifacts and distinctive pieces through hundreds of years of local history. Peruse the gift shop for history books by local authors or interesting history subjects, Fond du Lac County and lighthouse souvenirs, old-fashioned toys, and nostalgic items. Check our calendar for special events, like our annual family-friendly ice cream social. We make history fun!

ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL 51 W. Division Street 920-921-3363

stpaulsfdl.org St. Paul’s Cathedral Church, locally known as the Fond du Lac Cathedral, is a Christian community within the Episcopal Church. View an outstanding collection of German and American woodcarvings in an English Gothic setting, 19th century stained/ painted glass windows, marble statuary, endolithic color-infused marble frontal, oil paintings, and frieze. Tours are available by appointment.

WADE HOUSE HISTORIC SITE W7965 Highway 23, Greenbush 18 miles E of Fond du Lac on Highway 23 920-526-3271

wadehouse.wisconsinhistory.org A visit to Wade House Historic Site is a funfilled day for family and friends to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors in a gorgeous outdoor setting amidst the Kettle Moraine. Come and see their amazing Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, which features the state’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Then take a horsedrawn ride back in time to learn how your

relatives lived before indoor plumbing and electricity as you tour a stately, 27-room stagecoach hotel; hear the rumble of an up-and-down saw at the water-powered sawmill; and listen to the ring of the blacksmith’s anvil. The Visitor Center and Carriage Museum are open year-round. Visit their website for events, hours, and admission rates.

ANSWER NATURE’S CALL COLUMBIA PARK TOWER N10340 Calumet Harbor Road, Malone

Climb 70 feet to the top and enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Winnebago, the Niagara Escarpment (the Ledge), and the Fond du Lac area. The tower is located in Columbia Park.

FRIENDS OF HORICON MARSH EDUCATION AND VISITOR CENTER N7725 Highway 28, Horicon 920-387-7890

horiconmarsh.org Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, located on the south side of Horicon Marsh on Highway 28 between Horicon and Mayville, brings a variety of

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programs and activities both inside and out while experiencing Horicon Marsh. The site hosts numerous public programs and special events throughout the year. Inside the Center, you’ll find a spectacular Marsh Viewing Area; a children’s discovery corner with hands-on activities; visitor information; and the Flyway Gift Shop, which has a range of items for visitors to remember their visit at Horicon Marsh. Not to mention all sales proceeds from the Flyway Gift Shop benefit the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, whose mission supports the public programs and additional wildlife education. The Center’s lower level is home to the Explorium, where you experience the story of Horicon Marsh from the Ice Age to present day through interactive displays. So whatever you may be looking for, there is always something to see or do at Horicon Marsh. To keep current on what’s happening at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, check out their website horiconmarsh.org.

HENRY S. REUSS ICE AGE VISITOR CENTER N2875 State Highway 67, Campbellsport 20 miles SE of Fond du Lac 920-533-8322

dnr.wi.gov Nestled in the Kettle Moraine sits the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center. Learn about all the wonders of the Northern Unit, from the wide array of recreational opportunities to the world-famous glacial features and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Wander through the center’s exhibits and take in the spectacular view of the local glacial landforms from the observation deck. A great place to start your visit to the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

KETTLE MORAINE STATE FOREST LONG LAKE RECREATION AREA N3450 Division Road, Cascade 920-533-8612

dnr.wi.gov The Long Lake Recreation Area nestles along the east shore of Long Lake. From May-mid-Oct, the 200-site campground beckons campers to enjoy a relaxing stay. On this larger lake with a boat launch, motor boats are allowed for all sorts of fun water sports. Swimmers can take a dip at one of two beaches and picnickers can enjoy lunch while watching the shimmering waters of the lake. For those hardy souls, the Summit Trail up and down Dundee Mountain highlights the glacial features of the area. The Lake-to-Lake Bike Trail leaves Long Lake for a 6.6-mile journey to the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area.

KETTLE MORAINE STATE FOREST MAUTHE LAKE RECREATION AREA N1490 Highway GGG, Campbellsport 262-626-4305

dnr.wi.gov The Mauthe Lake Recreation Area wraps around the quiet kettle lake. The year-round campground contains 135 reservable sites.

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During the warm weather, swimmers enjoy a beautiful beach and picnickers can enjoy lunch under shady trees. Anglers can try their luck from shore at the accessible fishing pier and spillway dam, or take a boat onto the waters. With no motorized boats and access to the Milwaukee River East Branch, Mauthe Lake is perfect for paddlers. During spring migrations, birders flock to the area in hopes of finding a new life-list bird. The Lake-to-Lake Bike Trail starts at Mauthe Lake and traverse 6.6 miles to the Long Lake Recreation Area.

also includes a fountain, large playground equipment area with an accessible playground, concessions, full-service marinas, and gazebos. Visitors can take nostalgic rides on the miniature train and enjoy the antique carousel. See the park glow with thousands of holiday lights and animated displays, including holiday music every December.

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Enjoy a magnificent view from the 40-foothigh observation deck of the Lighthouse! Climb your way to the top for a spectacular view of Lakeside Park and Lake Winnebago. The Lighthouse is the city’s signature attraction and most photographed structure in town. Built in 1933 during the Great Depression, the bottom 10 feet consists of a flagstone covered base, while the upper section of the tower is of frame construction. A wooden staircase attached to the interior walls of the Lighthouse winds up through the tower, permitting visitors to reach the observation deck, where an amazing view of Lakeside Park awaits you. The Lighthouse is decorated and spotlighted for the holidays every December. Self-guided tours May–Oct 15, weather permitting. 8am–dusk. Free. A great photo op for your group!

N1765 Highway G, Campbellsport 262-626-2116

dnr.wi.gov Snap a selfie with our best views, such as a sunset at Mauthe Lake or bird’s-eye view from Parnell Tower. Explore and enjoy 30,000 acres of rolling hills, lakes, forests, and grasslands that were given to us 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, when our area lay under the grip of colossal ice sheets. Summer provides picturesque horseback riding, camping, bicycling, hiking, and fishing. Fall in love with the colors as you meander our winding roads and trails during the autumn season. Winter provides excellent opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Then watch as the forest comes alive during the spring season.

LAKE WINNEBAGO dnr.wi.gov/lakes

Lake Winnebago is a 131,939-acre lake located in Fond du Lac, Calumet, and Winnebago counties. The structure of Lake Winnebago is quite unusual. Although it covers 220 square miles, it is quite shallow. At its deepest, the lake drops to a mere 21 feet. Walleye flourish in the Lake Winnebago system. Perch fishing is also outstanding. But you can’t forget about the sturgeon! The lake sturgeon population here is rated as one of the finest in the country. Lake Winnebago is a haven for boating, fishing, waterskiing, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing. In the winter, Lake Winnebago turns into a mini city on the ice during the sturgeon spearing season and also becomes a great place for ice fishing, snowmobiling, and ice kiting.

LAKESIDE PARK 555 N. Park Avenue 920-322-3460

fdl.wi.gov/parks Bring the family out for fun at Fond du Lac’s 400-acre Lakeside Park, on Lake Winnebago, one of the country’s largest inland lakes. Lakeside Park includes a walk-up lighthouse, picnic area, shelters, pavilion, playground, splash pad, zip line, petting zoo, ball diamonds, marina, rides, boat launch ramps, handicapped-accessible fishing platforms, new boat dock on Oven Island, Lakeside Park segment of the Fond du Lac Loop, and kayak and pedal-boat rentals. The park

LIGHTHOUSE AND OBSERVATION DECK Lakeside Park, N end of Main Street Lighthouse Drive

THE FINEST IN ARTS THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS (THELMA) 51 Sheboygan Street 920-921-5410

thelmaarts.org Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue with its mission to enrich the community through the arts. Offering unparalleled access to music, film, classes, and art exhibits, THELMA offers a stunning backdrop for corporate meetings, weddings, and other social gatherings. The cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in Downtown Fond du Lac, THELMA is a regional venue for high-profile concerts, art exhibits with prominent artists, and art classes. Impeccable interior design, expanded art classrooms, and professional service set THELMA apart in the region. THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city’s Downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. Whether it’s dancing to music on the spacious outdoor plaza or listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or viewing the art galleries, you will want to visit again and again. Visit thelmaarts.org to purchase tickets, donate, become a member, or check out what’s happening next. There will always be more to see, more to do at THELMA.


DINING LaClare Family Creamery. Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.

EAT & DRINK 18 HANDS ALE HAUS

always changing. Grab a 32 oz Beer Growler To-Go for $10 in their new growler and the beer is free (*18 Hands Amber)! Call to book a private event. PROST!

18 E. Division Street 920-933-3610

A&W DRIVE-IN

18handswi.com Located in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac across from the Hotel Retlaw, 18 Hands Ale Haus features a variety of craft beer, spirits, and simple food. Enjoy the German-style pub and outdoor Biergarten while gathering around the bonfire with friends and family. They offer a wide selection of German, craft, and domestic beers on tap. Their craft beer selection is

269 Winnebago Drive 920-921-4320

awrestaurants.com Remember the days when great-tasting food was made to order with quality ingredients and always served up with a frosty mug and a warm smile? Well, they still make their burgers; hot dogs; french fries; onion rings; and, of course, their famous A&W Root Beer

fresh in store. So come enjoy the place and the tastes that’ll bring you back to one of the original A&W Drive-Ins! Providing tradition and value to their customers for over 90 years! Stop in and get the ultimate drive-in experience. Open Feb–Nov at 10am daily.

ALA ROMA PIZZERIA & PUB 171 N. Pioneer Road 920-929-9366

alaromapizzeria.com Ala Roma Pizzeria & Pub serves delicious, authentic homemade Italian food with a full menu of Italian entrees and desserts ranging from specialty pizzas to signature pastas.

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Their full bar serves 16 exotic beers on tap along with an extensive selection of bourbon and scotch. Let them cater your next party with the best Italian food! Join them for Happy Hour every day! Call them today to place your order for pick up or delivery.

BENVENUTO’S ITALIAN BAR & GRILL

CONNIE’S DINER

Located inside the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive 920-924-9112

175 S. Main Street 920-921-9660

ANG AN EDDIES PREMIUM CHICAGO STYLE PIZZA

Experience the best of casual dining at Benvenuto’s Italian Bar & Grill. Tantalize your taste buds with comforting Italian favorites, such as manicotti, chicken parmigiana, signature calzones, and handtossed pizzas. The restaurant makes all of its sauces and soups from scratch daily. The bar has nightly specials and happy hour. Casual dining is available in the lounge or restaurant. Room service is also available. Their location offers easy on and off access to I-41 when traveling from Madison, Milwaukee, Manitowoc, or Green Bay. Dine in, delivery, catering, or carryout is available.

7 14th Street 920-929-8909

angandeddies.com Every night is family night at Ang an Eddie’s! If you’re craving a Chicago style dog, Italian beef, calzone, Chicago style pan pizza, or homemade cannoli, this is your stop. You might catch Eddie tossing a dough ball your way or twirling a pie in the air! They serve your family the freshly prepared dishes they serve their own!

ANNIE’S FOUNTAIN CITY CAFE 72 S. Main Street 920-933-5337

anniesfountaincitycafe.com Annie’s Fountain City Cafe is the coffeehouse/café Downtown where Annie, the owner, knows everyone who comes in, and if she doesn’t, she will by the time you leave. The staff at Annie’s Fountain City Cafe like to think of their place as a community spot with delicious drinks, home-cooked meals, and desserts. They welcome you to sit and visit with your friends; play a boardgame—they love the sound of laughter filling the café; or just enjoy a great coffee drink, homemade dessert, or a yummy lunch. Annie’s also specializes in catering your special event or private party. You will always get the freshest ingredients and made-from-scratch items. Looking for a fun gift or Fond du Lac souvenir? Stop in and check out their selection of new and vintage items. Bringing back the nostalgia from your grandma’s kitchen!

BACKYARD GRILL & BAR 838 E. Johnson Street 920-924-9400

visitbackyard.com BackYard Grill & Bar, an award-winning restaurant, offers casual dining with a touch of patio panache. Your friends and family will agree as they soak up the inviting atmosphere and enjoy freshly prepared appetizers, a pleasant lunch, or sumptuously plated dinner. Relax near the back-porch windows or cozy up to a warm patio fire and enjoy hospitality the way only BackYard Grill & Bar can deliver. For those thirsty folks, they have 32 tap lines and 35 craft bottled beers. Outdoor dining is available just off the Garage Bar & Lounge as the weather and seasons permit. Come visit their friendly staff and enjoy the fun atmosphere and decor that only BackYard Grill & Bar can bring you.

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BOB’S ON THE AVENUE 689 Fond du Lac Avenue 920-204-0091

conniesdiner.net Start your morning with a delicious breakfast from Connie’s Diner. Along with great-tasting food that’s freshly made, you’ll enjoy the welcoming atmosphere. Connie’s Diner is the place to go for Fond du Lac’s breakfast favorites. Whether you’re craving buttery biscuits served with creamy gravy or crispy corned beef hash, you’ll find it on their menu. The menu at Connie’s Diner offers you a wide selection of tasty sandwiches and delectable dinners. You’ll taste the difference with the fresh ingredients they use. Get a taste of history by dining in a building that has been around since the late 19th century. You’ll feel right at home whenever you walk through the door of Connie’s Diner. The owner of Connie’s Diner is proud to say she knows 90% of the people who come in!

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128 E. Main Street, Campbellsport 920-533-FOOD (3663)

Bob’s On The Avenue is carrying on the tradition of serving famous Bob’s Pizza started in 1969. Their newest location will feature their legendary stone oven pizzas in a full-service restaurant with a full bar, outdoor patio, and a game room. Join them for lunch or dinner as they have an array of amazing sandwiches; pastas; salads; and, of course, pizza!

To put it simply, Crave is a trendy eating and drinking establishment that provides good food, good drinks, and good company in a casual setting. Straddling the line between bar and restaurant, Crave offers a combination of quality, comfort, and value. Not only will Crave have an extensive selection of micro-brews, they also serve delicious food made with local ingredients when possible. Stop in and explore the intersection of fun food and great drinks!

BRICK HOUSE 161 S. Main Street 920-933-5230

fdlbrickhouse.com A historic building has been brought to life again in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac. Come discover the Brick House for classic dishes with a trendy twist, unique cocktails, and a place for new memories to be made. They have 75 craft brews to choose from with a vast selection of scotch. Stylish interior. Great food. Hip atmosphere. Game room upstairs. What more could you ask for?

CONFECTIONS FOR ANY OCCASION BY JOEL 101 N. Milwaukee Street, Theresa 920-488-9269

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DOWNTOWN DELI, MARKET, CAFE 90 S. Main Street 920-933-2282

facebook.com/downtownmarketcafe Downtown Deli, Market, Cafe would like to take care of all your catering needs from smaller office groups to large venues. They offer a wide variety of options along with special requests. Come for breakfast, lunch, and all of your deli needs. Offering Boar’s Head meat and cheese freshly sliced (can be purchased by the pound). You can also get specialty sauces, pastas, soups, salads, madeto-order sandwiches, desserts, snacks, and so much more. Join us at Downtown Deli, Market, Cafe, where they take care of your appetite! They also have wine and beer!

confectionsbyjoel.com Confections For Any Occasion by Joel is an old-fashioned downtown candy store featuring gourmet and novelty chocolates, nostalgic candies, Cedar Crest ice cream, Wisconsin wines, and other gourmet foods. They offer a casual dining experience and menu including burgers, pizza, and Friday Fish Fry. Confections For Any Occasion by Joel also offers the finest decadent chocolates; beer; cheese; sausage; popcorns; Sprecher soda; and many other unique, hard-to-find candies. Their collection of chocolates includes gourmet truffles, toffee, caramels, and much more. With their wide selection of chocolate and confections, you will be sure to find a perfect gift for your very special someone.

FOX HOLE BAR & GRILL 500 Fond du Lac Avenue 920-921-8106

legionpost75.org The Fox Hole Bar & Grill is open to the public with a great neighborhood atmosphere! Offering great burgers, appetizers, Packers specials, and daily drink/ food specials. Come back for their famous Friday Night Fish Fry, served Labor Day through Lent. They show their patriotic spirit with replica model airplanes and vintage recruiting posters. Their banquet space is available for private parties.


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FRIAR TUCK’S

JIM & LINDA’S LAKEVIEW SUPPER CLUB

JOE’S FOX HUT

570 W. Johnson Street 920-921-4027

W3496 County Road W, Malone 10 miles N of Fond du Lac 920-795-4116

41 N. Main Street 920-921-9700

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When you are at Joe’s Fox Hut, be sure to stop at the bar for a beer, cocktail, or soda, then make your way through the dining room to the kitchen to place your order, and they will bring it out to you. If you feel like staying in, they will be happy to deliver it right to you. If pizza is not your thing, they offer fish, chicken strip dinners, and a variety of appetizers. Some of their most requested appetizers are the wings and combo platters, but don’t forget the homemade cheese bread, a complement to any meal. Authentic pizza and the only place that has Schlitz beer on tap. They have been proudly serving the Fond du Lac area since 1962.

friartuckswi.com Friar Tuck’s has been proudly serving customers with the finest food, fun spirits, and the best service since 1980. Friar’s is a fun monk-themed restaurant featuring delicious sandwiches, salads, appetizers, desserts, and a full bar instantly welcoming you into a warm and friendly atmosphere. The menu consists of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, wraps, steak sandwiches, crab croissants, and more along with appetizers. Friar’s also has an extensive beer list. If big taste and a big value are what you are looking for, then Friar’s is your place. Big value. Small prices. They are truly famous for their sandwiches.

GILLES FROZEN CUSTARD 819 S. Main Street 920-922-4900

gillesfrozencustardfdl.com Come experience a classic drive-in with old-fashioned carhop service featuring the best frozen custard around! Along with their awesome frozen treats—sundaes, cones, sodas, and shakes—they also serve delicious sandwiches, fries, and lightly breaded cheese curds. Take home some delicious frozen custard! Their frozen custard is made on-site. You’ll love Gilles Frozen Custard—a family tradition since 1949!

Featuring a beautiful view of Lake Winnebago and an elegant spot for delightful, three-course sunset dinners, Jim & Linda’s Lakeview Supper Club offers dining at its best! Their dining area overlooks Lake Winnebago, and the spectacular evening sunsets will make it an unforgettable dining experience. Stop by the restaurant to relax and enjoy your night out with family and friends and leave the rest to them! Start your night out with a tasty cocktail from their bar while choosing dinner from their extensive menu selection, ranging from delicious slow-roasted prime rib to generous cut tenderloin and porterhouse steaks, handtrimmed and cooked to your order. They also offer a wide variety of seafood, including grilled salmon, Alaskan king crab, or South African lobster tail, just to name a few. Jim & Linda’s has been celebrating over 43 years of serving the Fond du Lac community. They are about 30 feet from the shore of picturesque Lake Winnebago, so come and enjoy their outdoor patio, open during the summer with boat access. Come out and listen to talented entertainers while enjoying a cocktail and taking in the beautiful view. What better way to spend a night out than dining amongst friends and sipping that perfectly blended cocktail?

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JUST LOVE COFFEE CAFE 689 Fond du Lac Avenue 920-238-9596

justlovecoffeecafe.com/fond-du-lac facebook.com/JustLoveFondduLac instagram/justlovefonddulac Just Love Coffee Cafe is Fond du Lac’s newest specialty coffee shop/restaurant serving signature coffee drinks, lattes, and beverages. Their menu is filled with unique, delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, featuring artisan waffles, savory breakfast items, wraps and sandwiches, salads, and yummy sweet treats. Eat. Drink. Love.

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KELLEY COUNTRY CREAMERY

LACLARE FAMILY CREAMERY

MANCINO’S PIZZA & GRINDERS

W5215 County Road B 920-923-1715

W2994 County Road HH, Malone Just minutes N from Fond du Lac off Highway 151 920-670-0051

818 S. Main Street 920-926-9899

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Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders serves meticulously crafted pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. Since 1996, they’ve proudly served a delicious selection of pizza, subs, pasta, nachos, wings, and salads. They use only the freshest, high-quality ingredients in all of their dishes. Most sandwich shops simply toast their bread. At Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders, they oven bake each and every sandwich to crispy perfection. You’ll discover an option for anyone in the family with their made-from-scratch sandwiches and grinders. They bake their bread fresh daily and offer you the choice of white, wheat, Italian herb, or jalapeno and cheddar bread. They also offer take-and-bake pizzas for your convenience.

kelleycountrycreamery.com Kelley Country Creamery’s old-fashioned, premium ice cream is crafted in the Creamery on their dairy farmstead. They have created a multitude of flavors using only farm-fresh milk combined with top-quality ingredients! They offer over 20 flavors daily. Seasonal, specialty, and brand-new flavors are added frequently, so call or stop by to see what’s new and try their award-winning ice cream today! Kelley Country Creamery is a special place with a viewing window in the ice cream parlor so visitors can watch the ice cream being made while enjoying their favorite flavors at the same time. And the Creamery’s old-fashioned sun porch is a perfect spot to experience Wisconsin’s countryside while viewing a working dairy farm from the hillside that overlooks the Kelley’s farm. Good Morning America dubbed them as “Best Ice Cream in America!” in 2013! Simply put—the “Best Ice Cream in the Middle of Nowhere!”

LaClare Family Creamery was founded in 1978 with a foundation rooted in artistry, family values, and hard work. This is where you will taste something out of the ordinary with a line of award-winning goat cheese in a variety of flavors. Stop in their shoppe and sample a selection of these cheeses from LaClare Family Creamery and Saxon Creamery. Enjoy a freshly made grilled sandwich, salad, or cup of soup while exploring the visitors center or watching their cheesemakers craft their award-winning cheeses. Explore their newly expanded outdoor area (open May-Oct) and hang out with some of the goats. This area is complete with a 26 ft high goat silo, a whole new way to enjoy the goats. Along with their cheeses, the retail shoppe also features goat milk caramels and goat milk soaps and lotions. They also offer ice cream, wine, a variety of Wisconsin specialty foods, and gift items. Cheese sampling is offered every day! Don’t forget to take a selfie with the goats! Spring Garden Center is open Apr-June. Open MonSat 9am-5pm and Sun 10am-3pm.

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MUD CREEK COFFEE 106 S. Military Road, Stockbridge Suite A 920-439-1096

mudcreekcoffee.com Mud Creek Coffee is that small town coffee shop with a full breakfast and lunch menu you just can’t get enough of. They offer quality coffee and fresh nutritious food in a relaxing stylish environment. They have also added a retail section offering wine, chocolates, natural soaps and lotions, coffee beans, unique cards, and local art.

ONE MAIN CAFE 1 N. Main Street Located inside Hotel Retlaw 920-204-0400

thehotelretlaw.com A casual and inviting setting serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a variety of delicious breakfast sandwiches; bakery items; coffee, espresso, and signature drinks; paninis; and local charcuterie and cheese boards.

PADDY’S PIZZA 302 W. Main Street 920-477-2077

thepaddyspizza.com Since 1999, the cozy garden of Eden has held Paddy’s Pizza as one of their best-kept secrets. Paddy’s Pizza specializes in the best-tasting pizza in the area along with a wide selection of sandwiches, pasta, appetizers, salads, and Friday Fish Fry. Enjoy a casual dining experience with great quality food and excellent customer service! Stop in and ask about their Pizza of the Week or try their delicious specialty pizzas. Full bar available with over 60 Irish whiskeys and daily Happy Hour.

PIZZA RANCH – FOND DU LAC 1235 W. Johnson Street 920-929-8800

pizzaranch.com Pizza Ranch is a family-friendly buffet restaurant that features a salad bar, pizza, crispy chicken, and the fixin’s plus dessert. With their Buffet Your Way, they can make any pizza you’d like and give you the first slice. Want our cravable food at home? Pizza Ranch provides delivery and carryout service. Stop by on Tuesdays for Kids Nite, where kids eat free per paying adult, and a senior discount every day!

RED CABIN AT GREEN ACRES BAR & SUPPER CLUB W2701 Fourth Street Road 920-906-9110

redcabingreenacres.com Red Cabin at Green Acres Bar & Supper Club (RCGA) is a “destination worth the drive.” RCGA is best described as Country Comforts with Big City Tastes™. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings featuring a pond and a walking path. Award-winning flavors; the best ingredients; and butcher-fresh steaks, chops,

and schmashed burgers. They are known to have the “Best Bread Pudding” in Wisconsin! Take a short drive into the country to enjoy friends and family around food and flavors.

SALTY’S SEAFOOD & SPIRITS 503 N. Park Avenue 920-922-9940

saltysseafoodandspirits.com Fond du Lac’s premier, award-winning seafood restaurant features a delicious and extensive seafood menu. They offer outrageously yummy seafood daily, an awesome salad bar, Tiki Bar Happy Hour, Victoria’s famous specials, and a fun Key West atmosphere. To find fresher seafood, you’ll have to get your feet wet! Come right on in and enjoy yourself; they look forward to serving you soon!

SCHMITTY’S OAR HOUSE BAR & GRILL N7044 Winnebago Drive 920-907-4380

schmittysoarhousebarandgrill.com Schmitty’s Oar House Bar & Grill is a real neighborhood bar and grill! They provide a neighborly atmosphere for bar and restaurant patrons on the beautiful shores of Lake Winnebago. They are known for their homemade pizzas, delicious sandwiches, and Friday Fish Fry, nightly specials, and with 140 craft beers, how could you go wrong? Visit today for a fantastic meal with your friends and family. They also have a party room that you can reserve for all of your special events.

SEBASTIAN’S STEAK HOUSE 770 S. Main Street 920-922-3333

sebastianssteakhouse.net Sebastian’s Steak House offers hand-cut steaks that are from the finest U.S.D.A. Choice Midwestern beef. Other menu offerings include prime rib, baby back pork ribs, grilled chicken, shrimp, fish, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Casual elegance, firstclass food, wonderful service, and a cozy atmosphere await you. Enjoy a drink, dinner, or appetizer by their famous fireplace in Sebastian’s cocktail lounge. A Rare Steak House Very Well Done.

SOLID GROUNDS COFFEE SHOPPE 221 N. Peters Avenue 920-921-5102

reachout-solidgrounds.com Solid Grounds Coffee Shoppe is a great atmosphere for getting a little work done while sipping on a delicious latte. Solid Grounds Coffee Shoppe, located inside ReachOut Books, features both Black Rifle Coffee and Milwaukee’s own Colectivo Coffee. They have bakery items; soups; and delicious drinks, including traditional espresso drinks, lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, Italian sodas, and fruit smoothies. Enjoy a coffee on the patio and check out the beautiful wall, hand painted by one of their own very talented baristas from many years ago! Visit ReachOut Books and Solid

Grounds Coffee Shoppe for coffee and personalized gifts today.

STONE OAK COFFEE HAUS 347 Winnebago Drive 920-933-5033

stoneoakcoffeehaus.com Stone Oak Coffee Haus stands for slowing down and reconnecting and that is exactly what happens when you visit this quaint, cozy coffee shop. They offer truly great coffee as both of their coffee selections are farm-to-table friendly as well as organic. Stop in and relax with a cappuccino, iced coffee, latte, cortado, and more along with delicious baked goods. Come to their Haus and enjoy a hug in a mug. After all: Life Happens, Coffee Helps!

SULLY’S IRISH PUB 384 S. Main Street 920-933-2801

facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063707613632 Sully’s Irish Pub is a local favorite for their friendly bartenders and famous Sully’s Burgers! As a standing tradition, corned beef and cabbage is served on the 17th of every month. Enjoy a cold beer and an eclectic menu in a bar where everyone is welcome!

SUNSET ON THE WATER GRILL & BAR N7364 Winnebago Drive 920-922-4540

sunsetonthewater.com Come dine with Sunset on the Water Grill & Bar on the shores of picturesque Lake Winnebago. Scenic lake views never fail to impress from their tranquil dining room as well as their spacious, yet intimate lounge. They invite you to enjoy their full menu, featuring their house specialty, prime rib, served Thurs-Sun. In addition to their great weekly specials, they specialize in steaks, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, and pizza! They also have a beautiful bar, Friday Night Fish Fry, an outdoor patio with a tiki bar, and an amazing Sunday brunch buffet. They are located on the southeast shore, where Lake Winnebago offers the best view in the city of Fond du Lac.

TABLE ONE 1 N. Main Street Located inside Hotel Retlaw 920-204-0400

thehotelretlaw.com Clever and creative signature dishes curated to be unique and feature the finest of local ingredients. Simply prepared and meant to be enjoyed over great conversation in a stylish, casual, and approachable atmosphere. Local beers, a compelling wine list, and extensive craft cocktails make for a unique and exciting dining experience.

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THE CELLAR DISTRICT 40 E. Division Street 920-238-9721

cellardistrict.com The Cellar District, one of Fond du Lac’s newest restaurants, is the only historical church turned restaurant in the state! Taste your way through their delicious and handcrafted menu, carefully curated with your taste buds in mind. By utilizing primarily Wisconsin products, they know that you’ll find yourself on an exciting culinary journey at Cellar District, and they invite you to come back for more—which you most definitely will! The Cellar District offers a breathtaking atmosphere for any event. Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, holiday party, work event, or birthday dinner, this is where you want to be! With two dining rooms, multiple bars, and a customizable menu, your options are endless. Why settle for anywhere else when you can enjoy great food and an unmatched atmosphere in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac!

THE PRESS BOX 251 Forest Avenue 920-921-9677

pressboxfdl.com Welcome to sports fan heaven! The Press Box offers volleyball, dart, and pool leagues nightly. Don’t miss a second of your team’s action on any of Press Box’s 20+HDTVs. A state-of-the-art wiffle ball field as well as an outdoor tiki bar with a fireplace and six indoor/outdoor volleyball courts with heated sand make for a great day of fun! Along with the best sports coverage in town, Press Box truly steps up to the plate with a full lineup of appetizers, sandwiches, and pizza. A great place for any kind of party!

Salty Pig, The Tipsy Pig offers a full bar, appetizers, sandwiches, and Friday Fish Fry. Newly remodeled with eight beers on tap, gambling machines, a pool table, darts, foosball, pull-tabs, and five large TVs to watch the big game. Come visit The Tipsy Pig, and they will be ready to serve you up a cold one with a smile!

THEO’S 24 24 N. Main Street 920-907-9192

theos24.com Welcome and join Theo’s 24 for an inspiring dining experience. With a focus on American, French, and Mediterranean cuisine, they combine the time-honored traditional classics you know and love with a tip of the hat to more modern fusions of tastes for entirely new and delicious creations for you to discover. They offer full entrees as well as specialty appetizers, salads, and sandwiches for lighter dining. Featuring only Angus beef along with the freshest seafood, poultry, veal, and lamb, they have a menu that is a very dynamic one and it changes daily. At Theo’s 24, you’ll find the largest wine selection, 16 custom craft beers, upscale cocktails, and the top upscale bartenders in the Fond du Lac area. Expect the unexpected as new taste sensations and surprises constantly await your appetite and delight your senses.

THREE ACES NORTH 111 N. Main Street 920-926-3634

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You can feel lucky any day of the week at Three Aces North, where the cocktails are creative and the food always hits the spot! Watch your favorite sporting events on their large TVs, chat it up with their friendly bartenders, and enjoy a tasty burger!

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TJ’S HARBOR RESTAURANT

sweetnsaltypig.com It doesn’t get much more creative or delicious than the unique dishes at The Sweet & Salty Pig. Visit The Sweet & Salty Pig for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and indulge in your favorite dishes made from scratch. Breakfast is served all day! Want to enjoy your meal at home? Call ahead for your carryout order and use their convenient drive-through window to pick up your meal. Catering services are also available. Fond du Lac’s choice destination for brunch, dinner, and cocktails. They offer comfort foods, many vegetarian and gluten-free options, scratch-made bakery goods, and a full bar. Your home for all things bacon, brunch, and basically anything that tastes amazing.

THE TIPSY PIG 751 Wisconsin Avenue, North Fond du Lac 920-907-9046

facebook.com/TheTipsyPig2021 North Fond du Lac’s newest place to gather! A sister to Fond du Lac’s The Sweet &

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7098 S. Highway 45, Oshkosh 920-688-9047

tjsharbor.com On the southwest shore of Lake Winnebago, TJ’s Harbor Restaurant offers year-round access with beautiful views and a rotisserieinspired menu, house-made pastas and bread, and great craft beers and wine. Enjoy the views of Lake Winnebago from their second-floor dining loft. Whether you desire a homemade margarita or a special glass of wine, TJ’s is your destination. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Breakfast on Sundays.

TOP SHELF SPORTS BAR & GRILLE 90 S. Main Street 920-933-2282

topshelfsportsbarandgrille.com Welcome to one of the best hangouts in Downtown Fond du Lac. Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grille is a beautifully designed place that has two indoor bars, an outdoor bar/ patio, and a private banquet room that can accommodate small to large groups. Top Shelf offers hors d’oeuvres, pizza, fish fry,

and plated meals with customizable menu options. A great place to meet up with friends for live entertainment, trivia, comedy, karaoke, darts, pool, and a whole lot of fun. Book your private party today!

URBAN FUEL N7645 N. Peebles Lane Suite #3 920-933-5590

urbanfuelco.com Fuel up with one of Urban Fuel Coffee Station’s specialty coffees, cocktails, or glasses of wine in their cozy, stylish atmosphere. They serve healthy choices for a delicious breakfast or lunch with ingredients that are always fresh and all-natural. Their nitrate- and hormone-free meats are baked or steamed, and their dressings and quiche are handmade in house. YUM! Available for private parties.

VINES & RUSHES WINERY 410 County Road E, Ripon 920-748-3296

vinesandrushes.com Vines & Rushes Winery is a winery located on the Prellwitz family farm in Ripon focusing on using Wisconsin-grown, coldhardy grape varieties capable of surviving Wisconsin’s winters. Visitors experience a relaxing rural setting while enjoying a wine tasting or glass of wine. You can also choose from a selection of local craft beers and, on select days, wood-fired brick-oven pizzas. They believe in connecting with family and friends over food and drink and look forward to sharing a slice of Wisconsin with you! Visit their website for all the details.

WENDT’S ON THE LAKE N9699 Lakeshore Drive, Van Dyne 920-688-5231

wendtsonthelake.com For over five decades the Wendt family has proudly owned, operated, and served award-winning lake perch at Wendt’s on the Lake. Wendt’s is the go-to Friday Night Fish Fry destination, but if the Friday night crowd isn’t for you, join them any other day because their perch is served daily. Their menu continues to grow and take out is always available. Wendt’s is also famous for their batter-fried lobster, country-style BBQ ribs, prime rib, and much more. They offer casual dining and a full-service bar, as well as outdoor seating in the summer to accommodate visitors seeking a traditional taste of Wisconsin. Winter also brings many new visitors to the restaurant when Wendt’s becomes the hub for sturgeon spearing for the entire nation. Of course, their food tastes best with a view of beautiful Lake Winnebago.


LODGING

WHERE TO STAY RADISSON HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive I-41 and Military Road 920-923-1440 or 888-288-8889

wiscohotels.com/radisson-fond-du-lac Located four miles from the south end of Lake Winnebago, Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Fond du Lac offers their guests a quiet retreat about 70 miles from Madison, Milwaukee, Manitowoc, and Green Bay. Enjoy stress-free travel to local businesses within a five-mile radius of the hotel aboard their complimentary shuttle, or walk across the street to Rolling Meadows Golf Course for a friendly round with business colleagues. There’s nothing better than a day of fishing on Lake Winnebago or kayaking along the Horicon Marsh. After hosting a day of meetings in their expansive conference center, unwind in the large recreation area with a game of pool or a leisurely swim in the indoor pool. Benvenuto’s Italian Bar & Grill offers a wealth of tantalizing entrees, made-fromscratch sauces, and nightly happy-hour specials. You can work off the pasta in the well-equipped fitness center or you can treat yourself to room service with their delicious tiramisu. A 24-hour business center and free Wi-Fi make it easy to take care of lastminute business. Their 133 rooms and suites provide a peaceful getaway near the splendor of Lake Winnebago. Start your morning with a fresh cup of coffee or tea brewed in your room. You can connect to free Wi-Fi to review your notes before hosting a meeting or relax with a favorite show on a 42-inch flat screen TV. Perfect for hosting a dazzling wedding reception for 400 guests or a professional conference for 600, their flexible conference center boasts 11 meeting rooms with 24,000 square feet of combined event space. Their professional event coordinators are happy to assist you with planning and personalizing the details of your event, from audiovisual equipment rentals to on-site catering. Located near I-41, the Radisson

Hotel provides guests with a central location near an abundance of outdoor activities to explore in Fond du Lac. You can walk or hike the nearby Wild Goose State Trail, race go-karts at Fondy Sports Park, or spend the day on the water at nearby Lake Winnebago. Within walking distance of the Comfort Inn and the Holiday Inn Express for a combined 300 hotel rooms available. They look forward to seeing you.

HOTEL RETLAW 1 N. Main Street 920-204-0400 or 833-473-8529

thehotelretlaw.com Located in the Downtown Fond du Lac Arts District, the Hotel Retlaw was built as an upscale hotel in 1923, a mark of refinement and grandeur. Sitting eight stories high in neoclassical style, its detailed façade welcomes guests into a lavish interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lobby has been carefully redesigned to keep up with the demands of a modern society. Today, it features decadent marble finishes, sleek dark tones, and sparkling chandeliers. The venue’s luxurious event areas are ideal for celebrations small and large. The lobby bar specializes in local beers, craft cocktails, and a compelling wine list for the wine aficionado.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 55 Holiday Lane Off of I-41 920-322-0460

holidayinnexpress.com/fonddulacwi Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fond du Lac, a sleek, modern hotel situated in a charming town full of outdoor adventures. Being located near I-41 and Highways 45, 151, and 23 makes it easy to discover all there is to do in Fond du Lac. The hotel’s corporate guests appreciate the close proximity to J.F. Ahern, Grande Cheese, Quad Graphics, Michels Corp., the Mercury Marine World Headquarters, and similar companies.. The hotel’s location is perfect

for sports fans heading to Marian University; Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC); UW Oshkosh, Fond du Lac Campus; or Ripon College. Beautiful Lake Winnebago and Lakeside Park offer a number of recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating, picnicking, and bicycling. They are adjacent to the championship 27-hole Rolling Meadows Golf Course and are close to Whispering Springs Golf Course. They feature a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning, which includes a pancake maker and fresh cinnamon rolls and is located right next door to Benvenuto’s Italian Bar & Grill for delicious pasta and handmade pizza. The hotel has excellent customer service and first-rate amenities to create a memorable trip to Fond du Lac. Their hotel includes a pool and state-of-the-art fitness center and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. They are within walking distance of the Comfort Inn and the Radisson Conference Center for a combined 300 hotel rooms available on-site. Make your reservations today!

HAMPTON INN 77 N. Pioneer Road 920-933-6767

hilton.com/en/hotels/fldprhx-hampton -fond-du-lac Enjoy an authentic warm welcome and an ideal location in the heart of beautiful Fond du Lac when you stay at the Hampton Inn. Located on the east side of I-41, their hotel is hard to miss and close to various shopping, dining, and local attractions. Spend a beautiful day on Lake Winnebago or enjoy an outing with the family at the Children’s Museum. Stroll through Lakeside Park and perfect that golf swing at Whispering Springs Golf Club. Then unwind in your spacious room or suite. Enjoy free hot breakfast from 6-10am each morning. Energize with contemporary exercise equipment in the fitness center or swim lengths of the heated indoor pool. Their helpful staff will be on hand to ensure that whatever your trip entails, your visit to their hotel will run smoothly.

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FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT 935 S. Rolling Meadows Drive 920-204-0252

marriott.com/atwff Experience the new Fairfield Inn & Suites Fond du Lac. Their newly opened, modern Marriott hotel is located just off I-41 near local attractions and businesses. Welcoming both leisure and business travelers alike, let them assist you to enjoy your stay in the area. Fuel up and start your day right. They offer a healthy mix of delicious, fresh, and free breakfast options. Everything you need to stay productive while on the road. Their spacious well-appointed suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, are furnished with a comfortable mattress, fluffy pillows, and cozy blankets. Each spacious room has been furnished with a desk featuring outlets in all the right places to create a flexible work environment. Their bathrooms feature thoughtful amenities, including a modern bath design with a standin shower in the king guest rooms and suites. Complimentary in-room high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and business center. The majority of the rooms are suites for extra space to work and play. Indoor pool and fitness center are also available for your convenience.

COUNTRY INN & SUITES BY RADISSON 121 Merwin Way I-41 and Hickory Street, Exit 97 920-924-8800 or 800-333-3333

countryinns.com/fonddulacwi The Country Inn & Suites features charming decor and comfortable amenities that provide a welcoming atmosphere sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. Situated off I-41, near the foot of Lake Winnebago, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson® Fond du Lac is your home away from home. Pack up the family for a day of fun on Lake Winnebago or head to Fondy Sports Park to enjoy rock climbing and off-road go-karting. After a day of adventure, kick back in your room or suite with a cold drink and a snack warmed up in the microwave. Cap off the evening with a good movie on Showtime. They offer great corporate rates as well as programs for traveling groups that include a block of rooms and a welcome reception. For a boardroom meeting or small conference, take advantage of their meeting room equipped with free Wi-Fi, seating for up to 10 guests, and presentation aids. Whether you’re looking for last-minute deals on business accommodations or planning ahead for a weekend getaway, you’ll find the best packages for Country Inn & Suites by Radisson right here. Take advantage of extra perks and special rates with fantastic hotel offers guaranteed to make your stay in Fond du Lac more affordable and enjoyable.

a success while staying with them. Their pet-friendly hotel in Fond du Lac has all the essentials you need while on the go. They offer complimentary shuttle service, free Wi-Fi, indoor heated pool and whirlpool, fitness center, business center, and free hot breakfast. Behind every great stay in Fond du Lac County is a great night. Extended stay rates are also available. They are within walking distance of the full-service Radisson Conference Center featuring Benvenuto’s Italian Bar & Grill and the Holiday Inn Express for a combined 300 hotel rooms available on-site.

with a deposit). The convenient location leaves you close to excellent shopping, nightlife, and dining options. Their clean and accommodating guest rooms were designed with your comfort in mind and feature thoughtful amenities to brighten your day. Enjoy the convenience of their new elevator. Jump start your day at their fitness center or enjoy their free continental breakfast. Email friends and family from the comfort of your room using free Wi-Fi and spend an evening relaxing in the on-site whirlpool. Smartly appointed meeting space awaits, which has great rates for groups large and small.

SUPER 8 MOTEL

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391 N. Pioneer Road 920-922-1088 or 800-889-9698

649 W. Johnson Street E of I-41 on Highway 23 920-923-2020 or 866-440-6420

wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/fond-du-lac -wisconsin/super-8-fond-du-lac/overview Find superior value at the pet-friendly (service dogs are welcome with a deposit) Super 8 Fond du Lac motel conveniently located off I-41. Start your day right with their free eight-item SuperStart breakfast then check your email and look up activities with free Wi-Fi. They offer free parking for your car, truck, bus, or RV and time-saving amenities, like guest laundry, to get you back on the road with ease. They have also received TripAdvisor’s Top Rated Hotel Award for the last three years and completed some additional renovations this year. Whether you are their guest for just one night or an extended stay, they offer comfortable accommodations at a great price. Many popular destinations are within reach when you book at the Fond du Lac motel, and there is also a variety of restaurants to choose from near the motel.

DAYS INN 107 N. Pioneer Road 920-923-6790 or 800-225-3297

daysinn.com The Days Inn Fond du Lac hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of I-41 and Highway 23, near Lake Winnebago. They offer comfortable, affordable accommodations whether you are with them for just one night or plan to stay and enjoy the area. They offer free Daybreak continental breakfast, and each room in their pet-friendly hotel (dogs are welcome with a fee) includes free Wi-Fi, microwave, and refrigerator. Pull into their free parking lot that accommodates large vehicles for your convenience. Don’t forget to enjoy a dip in their indoor swimming pool or relax in their hot tub after a long day of fun or business in the Lake Winnebago Region!

MICROTEL INN & SUITES BY WYNDHAM 920 S. Military Road 920-929-4000 or 800-771-7171

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COMFORT INN 77 Holiday Lane 920-921-4000 or 877-424-6423

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Committed to modern design, affordable rates, and exceptional service, the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fond du Lac hotel continues to be a leader in its class overdelivering on guest expectations in both quality and value. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and affordable rates at their pet-friendly hotel (service dogs welcome

motel6.com Save more for what you travel for®. Motel 6 offers 48 rooms with free satellite TV and Wi-Fi, free local calls, and in-room refrigerator and microwave. They are pet friendly and within walking distance to many restaurants.

NORTHWAY MOTEL 301 S. Pioneer Road 920-921-7975 or 888-276-1580

The Northway Motel is centrally located within 60 miles from Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay. Within a short drive, the area offers a variety of activities, abundant restaurants, shopping, and attractions with something for everyone. Enjoy the adjacent restaurant for dining or have your own picnic in their picnic area. They have a laundromat on premises along with in-room coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, Wi-Fi, and LCD TV with HBO. They are also pet friendly. Convenient parking is available in front of your room for easy access and visibility of your vehicle, boat, or motorcycle.

GUEST HOUSES COSTELLO’S IRISH GUEST HOUSE N5254 Martin Road 1 mile S of Fond du Lac 920-922-5725

costellosirishguesthouse.com Picture yourself settling back into the old porch swing on the spacious porch that spans the front of this gracious home. The porch overlooks the neighboring fields, and in the distance, you will see the Fond du Lac Ledge, which is an extension of the Niagara Escarpment. This home is completely furnished and ready for you to enjoy. There are four bedrooms, two twin, one queen, and one single, which can accommodate up to seven guests. There is a full bathroom on each floor and a fully equipped kitchen. They welcome families and groups of friends and offer weekly and weekend rates (three-day minimum Apr–Nov).


AmericInn Hotel & Suites by Wyndham 204 Shaler Drive, Waupun · 920-345-1140 · americinn.com

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 935 S. Rolling Meadows Drive · 920-204-0252 · marriott.com/atwff

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Hotel Retlaw 1 N. Main Street · 920-204-0400 · 833-473-8529 · thehotelretlaw.com

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Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham 920 S. Military Road · 800-771-7171 · 920-929-4000 · microtelinn.com

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Motel 6 649 W. Johnson Street · 866-440-6420 · 920-923-2020 · motel6.com

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Radisson Hotel & Conference Center 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive · 888-288-8889 · 920-923-1440 · wiscohotels.com

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SPECIALTY LODGING Costello’s Irish Guest House

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This beautiful four-bedroom, furnished vacation home overlooks the stunning Niagara Escarpment.

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RETAIL Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.

INDULGE YOURSELF BAKER CHEESE N5279 County Road G, St. Cloud Just minutes E of Fond du Lac off Highway 23 920-477-7111

bakercheese.com Visit the Cheese Store at the awardwinning Baker Cheese to experience fresh string cheese made daily. They also have 100+ varieties of other cheeses from the

best cheesemakers in Wisconsin. With a combined 115+ years of experienced licensed cheesemakers who focus exclusively on string cheese, their passion and expertise is unmatched. Combine that with an all-natural process and you’ll experience freshness like no other string cheese. In less than 48 hours from the time the milk leaves the farm, their all-natural string cheese is ready for your enjoyment. Baker Cheese is a fourth-generation, family-owned business that proudly celebrated 100 years of exceptional service in 2016.

BRYANNA’S BAKERY 248 S. Park Avenue 920-922-8056

facebook.com/Bryannas -Bakery-117836021576477 European-style desserts at their best! The unassuming location and building houses a real, high-quality bakery. Bryanna’s Bakery is an excellent bakery for pastries, tarts, cheesecake, baklava, cakes for all occasions, and Mexican bread. They use only the finest ingredients!

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CONFECTIONS FOR ANY OCCASION BY JOEL

LACLARE FAMILY CREAMERY

KRAIL JEWELRY

101 N. Milwaukee Street, Theresa 920-488-9269

W2994 County Road HH, Malone Just minutes N from Fond du Lac off Highway 151 920-670-0051

105 N. Main Street 920-921-2475

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Confections For Any Occasion by Joel is an old-fashioned downtown candy store featuring gourmet and novelty chocolates, nostalgic candies, Cedar Crest ice cream, Wisconsin wines, and other gourmet foods. They offer a casual dining experience and menu including burgers, pizza, and Friday Fish Fry. Confections For Any Occasion by Joel also offers the finest decadent chocolates; beer; cheese; sausage; popcorns; Sprecher soda; and many other unique, hard-to-find candies. Their collection of chocolates includes gourmet truffles, toffee, caramels, and much more. With their wide selection of chocolate and confections, you will be sure to find a perfect gift for your very special someone.

LaClare Family Creamery was founded in 1978 with a foundation rooted in artistry, family values, and hard work. This is where you will taste something out of the ordinary with a line of award-winning goat cheese in a variety of flavors. Stop in their shoppe and sample a selection of these cheeses from LaClare Family Creamery and Saxon Creamery. Enjoy a freshly made grilled sandwich, salad, or cup of soup while exploring the visitors center or watching their cheesemakers craft their award-winning cheeses. Explore their newly expanded outdoor area (open May-Oct) and hang out with some of the goats. This area is complete with a 26 ft high goat silo, a whole new way to enjoy the goats. Along with their cheeses, the retail shoppe also features goat milk caramels and goat milk soaps and lotions. They also offer ice cream, wine, a variety of Wisconsin specialty foods, and gift items. Cheese sampling is offered every day! Don’t forget to take a selfie with the goats! Spring Garden Center is open Apr-June. Open MonSat 9am-5pm and Sun 10am-3pm.

Award-winning, full-service jewelry store located in Downtown Fond du Lac. Quality service and value since 1922! Come and see their impressive display of jewelry, watches, and clocks. They also offer diamond settings, engraving, clock repair, watch repair, and jewelry repair and cleaning. Celebrating 100 years in 2022!

EDEN MEAT MARKET 115 E. Main Street, Eden 920-477-2711

edenmeat.com The Eden Meat Market has been providing quality cut fresh meat and sausages since the 1890s. Their homemade sausages and jerky along with hams and bacon is still smoked in their original block smokehouses using applewood slabs to give a real, natural smoke flavor—never artificial. A full-service meat counter is packed full of a huge variety of products, from fresh-cut steaks, chops, and chicken to an assortment of seasoned and stuffed chicken breasts available every day along with an array of heat-and-serve items, including homemade pizzas and prepared meats that are perfect for any meal! Visit their website or Facebook page for their weekly specials. Voted Best Meat Market 14 years in a row. Come see why!

FARIS GOURMET POPCORN & TREATS 770 W. Scott Street 920-921-1347

farispopcorn.com unitedmfg.com Faris Gourmet Popcorn & Treats is an award-winning, local family business. What’s better than that? How about over 150 gourmet popcorn flavors handmade in small batches to ensure every kernel is popped to perfection! They strive to provide their customers with the most wholesome, unique, and delicious popcorn at an affordable price. Pop into their retail store, visit their online store, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for all your popcorn updates! United Manufacturers, Inc. is their parent company specializing in a variety of custom contract sewing products since 1987. Contact them for all of your specialized industrial sewing needs.

WIDMER’S CHEESE CELLARS 214 W. Henni Street, Theresa 920-488-2503

widmerscheese.com Entering Widmer’s Cheese Cellars in the tiny town of Theresa is like stepping back in time. Adorned with the flags of Swiss cantons on the outside, the plant inside affords visitors a close-up look at the making of some of the Dairy State’s best, most classic cheese varieties. They produce some of the finest cheeses in the world but are best known for their traditional stirred-curd Wisconsin Colby; award-winning aged Cheddar; and, of course, classic Wisconsin aged Brick. Handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality. They will ship anywhere in the U.S. Come and watch them make cheese from their retail store!

ADORN YOURSELF ARGENTUM ET AURUM JEWELRY 25 N. Main Street 920-579-3146

phbeadsjewelry.com Jewelry with a touch of ancient history, legends, and pirate treasures! Original handcrafted fine jewelry created in a unique antique-filled space using post-consumer, recycled gold and silver and natural gemstones. This singular boutique now creates carefully selected clothing, home goods, fossils, and mineral specimens­­—all in keeping with the shop’s unique vibe. Come find that perfect something with a touch of magic here at Argentum et Aurum Jewelry.

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LILLIANS OF FOND DU LAC 27 S. Main Street 920-322-1844

lilliansfdl.com facebook.com/lilliansoffonddulac With fun and fabulous fashion located in the heart of the Downtown District, Lillians of Fond du Lac features dresses, tops, denim, handbags, and so much more! Their looks put the Midwestern woman front and center, championing the everyday over avant-garde while pursuing the latest trends. Every woman should have her own style, and they stock a range of sizes, including extended sizes. Like them on Facebook for new arrivals.

THE GOLDSMITH 177 S. Main Street 920-921-3113

thegoldsmithfdl.com The Goldsmith, celebrating 47 years, specializes in one-of-a-kind jewelry designs and unique gift items. They offer same day service on most jewelry and eyeglass frame repairs. Their on-site appraisals are completed by their certified gemologist appraiser. The Goldsmith­—a colorful shop in Downtown Fond du Lac.

TREAT YOURSELF CUJAK’S WINE & SPIRITS 47 N. Main Street 920-948-2599

cujakswine.com Cujak’s Wine & Spirits provides their customers with quality wine, spirits, gift baskets, olive oil, and personal service. You may select from over 100 wines from around the world. These hand-picked wines are sourced from boutique wineries across the globe. You may pick from small-batch bourbons and whiskeys too. Pick out a custom gift basket for a friend or family member while enjoying a glass of wine. Sip, pour, repeat.

LEDGEROCK DISTILLERY N5287 Grandview Road 920-238-9588

ledgerockdistillery.com The distillery destination in your own backyard! Ledgerock Distillery is a Wisconsin-proud distiller dedicated to creating delicious, all-natural spirits for

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Garden Scents Everlasting. Photo courtesy of Ruth Swanson.

those who appreciate the personal touch. They’re among the first farm distilleries in the state growing, distilling, and bottling their spirits on-site. They grow their grains and distill their spirits on the farm, ensuring a hands-on, down-home quality from start to finish. See every step of the process—from the fields where they grow the wheat and corn to the storing facility and fermenter to the bottling and labeling center—and learn why Ledgerock’s spirits are naturally delicious. They have Vodka “Traditional” which is perfect for mixing or enjoying on its own. Their Back Forty Moonshine is great for sipping or mixing into your favorite cocktails. Frostbite Gin—genuine Wisconsin gin. Enough said. Their Farm Boy Bourbon has turned out to be a great “wheater” if they do say so themselves. The Retzer Farm Bourbon, named after the family farm, can be enjoyed on the rocks or as the base of a great cocktail. Finally, they have limited runs of Ledgerock Corn Whiskey. Please visit their Facebook page for all of their upcoming events.

friends over food and drink and look forward to sharing a slice of Wisconsin with you! Visit their website for all the details.

ZIEGLER WINERY W3953 Winnebago Heights Road, Malone 920-670-0034

zieglerwinery.com Ziegler Winery is a family-owned vineyard and winery featuring handcrafted Wisconsin wines in a beautiful, country setting. Founded in 2016, they are located in the accredited AVA Region on the Wisconsin Ledge, named after the prominent Niagara Escarpment. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine on their outdoor patios, or take a stroll through the wooded trails along a winding stream. Ziegler Winery produces 11 coldhearty grape varieties and features over 20 wines, including white, red, and rosé wines. Local craft beers, artisan cheese platters, and homemade chocolates are also served. Wine tastings available and live music year-round!

VINES & RUSHES WINERY

INVIGORATE YOURSELF

410 County Road E, Ripon 920-748-3296

ATTITUDE SPORTS

vinesandrushes.com Vines & Rushes Winery is a winery located on the Prellwitz family farm in Ripon focusing on using Wisconsin-grown, coldhardy grape varieties capable of surviving Wisconsin’s winters. Visitors experience a relaxing rural setting while enjoying a wine tasting or glass of wine. You can also choose from a selection of local craft beers and, on select days, wood-fired brick-oven pizzas. They believe in connecting with family and

209 N. Macy Street 920-923-2323

attitudesports.com Attitude Sports is Fond du Lac County’s premier bike and ski shop. Their expert staff will help you with your cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, and outdoor needs. They have rental equipment available and a complete service shop to help you. Their shelves are stocked with the finest brands of bikes, skis, and snowboards, and that’s just a taste.

Whether you are Racing the Lake or enjoying the Kettle Moraine, they have the equipment available and service to help you fulfill your Fond du Lac experience!

FOND DU LAC CYCLERY 209 S. Main Street 920-923-3211

oshkoshcyclery.com Fond du Lac Cyclery has the right bike for you! Fond du Lac’s premier Trek bike dealer is your one stop shop for all your bicycle and fitness needs. Visit oshkoshcyclery.com for their hours and like them on Facebook. Serving the Fond du Lac area for over 40 years!

JACK’S TEAM SPORTS 179 S. Main Street 920-921-4202

jacksteamsports.wordpress.com Jack’s Team Sports is the greater Fond du Lac team supplier of name brand equipment, uniforms and spirit wear, and awards. They enjoy partnering with sport associations, clubs, and teams to provide the best quality experience for players and families. With their Main Street and Fond du Lac Blue Line Center shops, they support individual players, offering the best products and caring evaluation of your specific needs. Be assured—they know their products and have a zeal for discovering the most current, cutting-edge trends related to team sports. They are all sport enthusiasts eager to answer your questions and talk about last night’s game.

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OPEN ROAD HARLEY-DAVIDSON 24 S. Rolling Meadows Drive 920-921-2344

openroadhd.com Open Road Harley-Davidson is an awardwinning Harley-Davidson dealership featuring motorcycle sales, parts, accessories, service, clothing, and collectibles. They serve passionate Harley-Davidson buyers from all over Wisconsin and beyond! Their team will treat you like family, and they know how to have fun because that’s what your journey should be.

GIFT YOURSELF… OR SOMEONE ELSE ANNIE’S FOUNTAIN CITY CAFE 72 S. Main Street 920-933-5337

anniesfountaincitycafe.com Annie’s Fountain City Cafe is the coffeehouse/café Downtown where Annie, the owner, knows everyone who comes in, and if she doesn’t, she will by the time you leave. The staff at Annie’s Fountain City Cafe like to think of their place as a community spot with delicious drinks, home-cooked meals, and desserts. They welcome you to sit and visit with your friends; play a boardgame—they love the sound of laughter filling the café; or just enjoy a great coffee drink, homemade dessert, or a yummy lunch. Annie’s also specializes in catering your special event or private party. You will always get the freshest ingredients and made-from-scratch items. Looking for a fun gift or Fond du Lac souvenir? Stop in and check out their selection of new and vintage items. Bringing back the nostalgia from your grandma’s kitchen!

BLUE MARBLE BOTANICALS 28 N. Main Street

bluemarblebotanicals.com Blue Marble Botanicals apothecary was created with a passion to share plant-based ingredients using unique formulations. They create seasonal, small-batch products using local/wild/organic/sustainable ingredients with a focus on aromatherapy to bring you wellness from the earth. Also in shop, they feature essential oil jewelry, high-quality diffusers, smudge sticks, and crystals along with many aromatherapy products using their own recipes. Owner Bekki Fishelson Kuber is a certified Level 2 Clinical Aromatherapist.

GATHERED ROOTS 15 N. Main Street 920-238-9395

gatheredrootsfdl.com A gathering of the very best products from the Fond du Lac area, together under one roof, capturing the local area’s heart within the city’s hub. Gathered Roots boasts a sampling of goods that include chocolates,

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gourmet popcorn, ice cream, cheese, coffee, wine, spirits, and their own Fond du Lac branded merchandise.

LIVING LIGHT STUDIO 314 4th Street 920-921-1962

weddings, baptisms, memorials and first communion gifts, artwork, jewelry, music, books, Bibles, cards, baked goods, and more. They also do personalized engraving for Bibles, picture frames, wall art, name plaques, and memorials. Visit ReachOut Books & Solid Grounds Coffee Shoppe for coffee and personalized gifts today.

livinglightstudio.net Come be enchanted and successful in your hunt for artisan-crafted jewelry and gifts at Living Light Studio, a family-owned small business that strives to curate the most unique mix of stained glass, jewelry, and gifts anywhere. For over 40 years, they have been offering the area’s largest selection of sterling silver and mixed metal jewelry. They strive to provide the area gifts of lasting beauty made around the globe at fair prices. From a vast selection of sterling silver and mixed metal jewelry to gorgeous blown and stained glass, beautiful boxes, Nicaraguan art pottery, wonderful windchimes, scarves, crystals, and so many more enchanting treasures, you are sure to find that perfect gift, and while you’re there, why not treat yourself to your new favorite?

LUNAR & LAKE BOOK MARKET 74 S. Main Street 920-933-3669

bookartbookmarket.com Lunar & Lake Book Market is a locally owned and independent bookstore in the heart of Downtown Fond du Lac. The store is the headquarters to Book Art Bookmarks, an elastic bookmark jewelry business servicing more than 150 stores across the country. With a warm and welcoming space for all ages, Lunar & Lake is a community hub for locals and visitors to the Lake Winnebago area. Curated with small-business merchandise, there is always something new. Come in and browse this downtown Book Market & Gift Store. They carry a variety of your favorite books, local author novels, Artmarks, toys, and gifts.

MUD CREEK COFFEE 106 S. Military Road, Stockbridge, Suite A 920-439-1096

mudcreekcoffee.com Mud Creek Coffee is that small town coffee shop with a full breakfast and lunch menu you just can’t get enough of. They offer quality coffee and fresh nutritious food in a relaxing stylish environment. They have also added a retail section offering wine, chocolates, natural soaps and lotions, coffee beans, unique cards, and local art.

REACHOUT BOOKS 221 N. Peters Avenue 920-921-5102

TWISTED THREAD QUILTING 423 Arlington Avenue 920-933-5131

twistedthreadquilting.com facebook.com/twistedthreadquilting Visit this modern quilt shop for fabric, notions, Janome sewing machines, and accessories. We have classes and longarm quilting services along with great gifts for quilters. If you are just beginning or experienced, there’s something for you at Twisted Thread Quilting! Please visit their website for online ordering and class schedules.

WOOLGATHERERS, LLC 35 N. Main Street 920-907-0510

woolgatherers.com The Woolgatherer’s is a fiber arts shop and weaving studio with a large selection of looms, spinning wheels, and spindles; yarn; fibers; books; and instruction. Imported table linens and linen fabrics along with textile gift items and a full line of spinning and weaving equipment are available to make fiber pursuits more pleasurable. Individual instruction is also offered.

DECORATE YOUR SPACE GALLERY & FRAME SHOP 94 S. Main Street 920-921-1144

galleryframe.net For more than 40 years, the family and staff of professional designers at Gallery & Frame Shop have worked with businesses and art lovers providing custom framing, art consultation, color theory, and design services as the Fond du Lac area’s leading full-service picture framing shop and gallery since 1975. Located in the Downtown Arts District, the shop features custom framing, local art, jewelry, photography, pottery, and fair-trade items along with souvenir notecards and photos of the Fond du Lac lighthouse and other local historical landmarks. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Google.

HAENTZE FLORAL COMPANY

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658 Fond du Lac Avenue 920-921-0970

ReachOut Books & Solid Grounds Coffee Shoppe is the area’s premier Christian gift and bookstore serving all of Dodge, Washington, Fond du Lac, and the surrounding Fox Valley since 1982. They are a coffee shop and Christian bookstore featuring special life moments, such as

Superb quality flowers and plants, creative designs, value, and professional service have become Haentze Floral’s success. They offer a full range of services, including a full-service, all-season garden center and some of the most unique gifts and home

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decorating accessories in the area! Whether it be a magnificent vase arrangement for that special someone, elegant wedding flowers, a romantic bouquet, birthday and anniversary flowers, or a heartfelt sympathy arrangement, let Haentze Floral say it with flowers.

KRISTMAS KRINGLE SHOPPE 1330 S. Main Street I-41 and Exit 95 920-922-3900

kristmaskringle.com This Midwest favorite has long been a destination for shoppers of all ages! They are an enchanting two-story Bavarian-style shop with an interior resemblance to quaint European shops. They have more than 70 themed trees and gifts for all occasions. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of the holidays all year long! Please call for holiday hours. They are at the corner of S. Main Street and I-41.

SLIGHTLY UNHINGED N1866 US Highway 151, Chilton 920-841-8763

slightlyunhingedllc.com Slightly Unhinged is an upcycled furniture, vintage, and delightfully artisan gifts kinda store. 80% unstable and 20% to be determined. The shop is set in a historic school house with an abundance of charm on Highway 151 next to beautiful Lake Winnebago.

STUART’S LANDSCAPING & GARDEN CENTER

Art Space. Find them on Facebook and Instagram @ubuntuartspace.

N7820 Lakeshore Drive 920-922-8093

WOOD SAMPLER

stuartslandscaping.com For over 35 years, Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center has provided a full range of quality landscape design, installation, and maintenance services. Their garden centers offer one of the broadest ranges of high-quality annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs in the Fond du Lac and Green Lake areas. They work directly with their clients to ensure that they will be satisfied with the results, whether that is designing a complete landscape plan, assisting homeowners with a do-it-yourself plan, planting a summer annual container, or finding that special plant to add the right touch to your landscape.

UBUNTU ART SPACE 52 E. Division Street 920-948-7965

aroundthewildgoose.com This Fond du Lac art gallery and gift shop features a changing selection of art, including cards and souvenirs from local Wisconsin artists. The store carries unique affordable art ideal for gift giving as well as for decorating your home or office. Ubuntu (oo BOON too) is the concept that what we do affects each other, and that interconnection makes us become who we are. Each artist has their own unique style, and together they make up Ubuntu

116 S. Main Street 920-926-9663

woodsampler.com The Wood Sampler offers a large variety of real wood furniture for all rooms in the home, including dining, living, bedroom, office, kitchen, and more! The American-made/ Amish furniture is available in many styles, sizes, woods, and finishes. Furniture items can be purchased from in-stock or custom ordered (they deliver). Many home decor items are available.

WOOD’S FLORAL & GIFTS 36 N. Main Street 920-922-6780

woodsfloral.com Wood’s Floral & Gifts is an award-winning gift and floral shop located in Downtown Fond du Lac. Step inside and you’ll find a unique collection of home decor and gift items that will inspire those hard-to-find gifts (and perhaps a gift for yourself, too)! They also carry a large array of sympathy gifts for indoor and outdoor use. They look forward to sharing their treasures with you!

Wood’s Floral & Gifts. Photo courtesy of John Nienhuis.

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RECREATION *Please refer to both the Fond du Lac Area Park Chart and Fond du Lac Area Bike/Recreation Trail Chart and fdl.com for a complete list of recreation opportunities.

GET ACTIVE BLUE LINE FAMILY ICE CENTER 550 Fond du Lac Avenue 920-923-0717

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to the torrent of tournaments held at the Fond du Lac Blue Line Family Ice Center. They are one of the finest ice rink facilities in Wisconsin and home to the Fondy Bears, Fondy Blades, Fond du Lac Thunder, Marian University, St. Mary’s Springs, Fond du Lac High School, Warbirds, Fond du Lac Figure Skating Club, and The Hockey Factory. You can always find action on one of the three sheets of ice! Public skating and skate rental are available. Pretzels, popcorn, pizza, brats, soups, and more served with a warm, genuine smile at the concession stand. Visit their website for a complete schedule.

FAIRGROUNDS AQUATIC CENTER/WATERPARK 439 Martin Avenue 920-322-3950

fdlrecdept.com Enjoy multiple slides and interactive water play features along with a sand area and grassy areas around the pool for picnics and to soak up some sun! A concession stand is also available.


FOND DU LAC COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTER 100 W. 9th Street 920-929-3536

fdlrecdept.com The Fond du Lac Community Aquatic Center is open to the public for a variety of activities that include swim lessons, open swim, group water activities in a large and small pool, water wellness classes, swim team practices and meets, and birthday party rentals.

FOND DU LAC FAMILY YMCA 90 W. 2nd Street 920-921-3330

fdlymca.org The Fond du Lac Family YMCA offers four state-of-the-art fitness studios with both live and virtual group fitness classes in addition to water fitness classes offered free with membership. The facility has two swimming pools, a whirlpool, and a steam room. The Wellness Center offers Life Fitness cardio and strength training machines along with free weights. There are two full-size gymnasiums and racquetball courts. Day passes are available for purchase. This Y participates in nationwide membership offering facility access to members of other YMCAs across the nation, with a valid ID. Hours of operation and schedules for classes, gyms, and pools, along with more information, can be found at fdlymca.org.

FOND DU LAC LOOP fdlloop.com

The Fond du Lac Loop is a bicycle and pedestrian pathway designed to facilitate a safe, healthy, enjoyable way to explore our beautiful city. The Loop includes a 6-mile paved Prairie Trail along the Highway 151 bypass, tranquil 2.4-mile shaded Rails-toTrails (Peebles Trail), 2-mile Lakeside Park Trail, Downtown Fond du Lac 3.5-mile route, 2.1-mile Camelot Trail in southside business park, a Loop connection to the town of Oakfield, and a connecting leg up County Road WH to the village of St. Peter. Please visit their website to learn more about this amazing addition to our city.

FOND DU LAC SOCCER COMPLEX 402 Campus Drive

fondysoccer.com Fond du Lac Soccer Complex is home to over 30 soccer fields on a 53-acre complex with a complete concession stand, restrooms, main host field with seating, and a scoreboard.

FONDY AQUA PARK N5820 Highway D 920-923-6400

fondyaquapark.com Freshwater fun for everyone! Bringing Wisconsin a thrilling, unique freshwater experience for the entire family. Fondy Aqua Park fun includes three high-speed slides, an

inflatable aqua park, water recreation rentals, and so much more. The Fondy Aqua Park features a sand beach with water up to three feet deep; zoom flooms (90-foot inflatable waterslides); a two-lane obstacle course; twin over-the-water zip lines; stand-up paddleboards; pedal boats; kayaks; fishing; beach house with deck; and an inflatable anchored play area for guests to run on, climb up, jump off, and splash around. Shade trees stand over an area that is perfect for picnicking, and the beach awaits sand castles and excited laughter. The Fondy Aqua Park will staff beach monitors but no lifeguards. Life vests will be provided and required for everyone in or on the water, and parental supervision is required for youth. The beach depth will taper from shore down to an average depth of 15 feet. Portions of the pond are marked for the waterslides, the beach, the inflatable playground, and the kayaking/paddleboarding area to ensure that it can be used by many people and that activities don’t interfere with one another. Conveniently located just off I-41 or Highway 151 in Fond du Lac next to Fondy Sports Park. Open daily 11am–6pm Memorial Day–Labor Day.

FONDY SPORTS PARK N5820 Highway D 920-923-6400

fondysportspark.com Enjoy the best time at Fondy Sports Park— the official sponsors of summertime fun! This exciting amusement park offers: gokarts, mini golf, off-road karts, and bumper boats. Other featured activities include indoor/outdoor sports, batting cages, crazy maze, hi-ball/aeroball trampolines, paintball shooting gallery, climbing wall, lighted golf range, and zero-gravity gyro. Groups, parties, and special events are welcome. Open daily 10am–9pm Apr–Oct, weather permitting. Conveniently located next to Fondy Aqua Park.

LAKE WINNEBAGO BOAT & WAVERUNNER RENTALS N7044 Winnebago Drive 920-948-4900

LakeRentalsWI.com LakeRentalsWI@gmail.com Lake Winnebago Boat & Wave Runner Rentals is the premier provider of boat rentals and WaveRunner rentals on Lake Winnebago. Their booking process is very simple and fast and includes three easy steps: reserve your date and time, complete the online waiver, and pay. Whether you’re looking for a party boat, pontoon boat, fishing boat, fast deck boat, or jet ski rentals for your next lake trip, they have you covered. Past renters have taken boats to Columbia Park to climb the 200 ft climbing tower, taken rental boats to High Cliff State Park to observe the limestone cliff of Niagara Escarpment, went out to dinner at a restaurant on the lake, anchored at Roosevelt Park or Stretches to enjoy a sand bar, gave fishing a try, and many simply rented a tube to pull behind a pontoon/boat for a day on

the water. All boats and WaveRunners are docked in Lake Winnebago ready to go! Contact them today!

LAKESIDE PARK RIDES Located at end of N. Main Street in Lakeside Park 920-923-2188

facebook.com/LakesideRides Lakeside Rides LLC is a small amusement park located in Lakeside Park featuring a miniature train, carousel, and a whip. They also offer canoe, kayak, and pedal-boat rentals. Canoes can fit two to four people, kayaks are for one person, and pedal boats can fit two to five people. Lakeside Rides is a great place to spend a beautiful summer afternoon. They open Memorial Day weekend and then daily (once school is out for the summer) through Labor Day.

LEDGEVIEW LANES 170 Prairie Road 920-923-1233

fdlbowling.com Ledgeview Lanes is voted Fond du Lac’s Best Bowling Center! Whether you’re looking to bowl with friends and family or if you are a serious league bowler, they have 36 lanes sure to accommodate. They even have bumpers and ramps for the little ones. They offer a spacious lounge in Dillons Sports Grill, featuring a Friday Fish Fry; awesome homemade pizzas; delicious burgers; and other great food, beverages, and snacks. Let the good times roll!

NORTH FOND DU LAC POOL 125 McKinley Street, North Fond du Lac 920-929-3773

nfdl.org Little village! Big splash! The North Fond du Lac Pool is a community space where everyone can comfortably experience the joys of water. One of the area’s most popular places to beat the heat! Open daily in the summer, this spot offers swimming lessons, adult lap and open swim, wading pool, aquatic play environment, splash pad, and water table.

TAYLOR PARK POOL 380 Emma Street 920-322-3955

bbb/parks/pools-aquatics Taylor Park Pool features an Olympic-size pool with six 50m swim lanes involving the deep end of the pool with a major area just deep enough for young swimmers to touch the bottom and practice their swimming lessons. Offering open swim for all ages, adult lap swimming session, and a splash pad. Taylor Park Pool is located within Taylor Park, which is home to a playground, pavilion, and tennis courts. All ages welcome!

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Fishing on Lake Winnebago. Photo courtesy of John Sibilski.

THE PRESS BOX 251 Forest Avenue 920-921-9677

pressboxfdl.com Welcome to sports fan heaven! Press Box offers volleyball, dart, and pool leagues nightly. Don’t miss a second of your team’s action on any of Press Box’s 20+ HDTVs. A state-of-the-art wiffle ball field as well as an outdoor tiki bar with a fireplace and six indoor/outdoor volleyball courts with heated sand makes for a great day of fun! Along with the best sports coverage in town, Press Box truly steps up to the plate with a full lineup of appetizers, sandwiches, and pizza. A great place for any kind of party!

stocked with the finest brands of bikes, skis, and snowboards, and that’s just a taste. Whether you are Racing the Lake or enjoying the Kettle Moraine, they have the equipment available and service to help you fulfill your Fond du Lac experience!

FOND DU LAC CYCLERY 209 S. Main Street 920-923-3211

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BIKING/SPORTING GOODS

Fond du Lac Cyclery has the right bike for you! Fond du Lac’s premier Trek bike dealer is your one stop shop for all your bicycle and fitness needs. Visit oshkoshcyclery.com for their hours and like them on Facebook. Serving the Fond du Lac area for over 40 years!

ATTITUDE SPORTS

JACK’S TEAM SPORTS

209 N. Macy Street 920-923-2323

179 S. Main Street 920-921-4202

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Attitude Sports is Fond du Lac County’s premier bike and ski shop. Their expert staff will help you with your cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, and outdoor needs. They have rental equipment available and a complete service shop to help you. Their shelves are

Jack’s Team Sports is the greater Fond du Lac team supplier of name brand equipment, uniforms and spirit wear, and awards. They enjoy partnering with sport associations, clubs, and teams to provide the best quality

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experience for players and families. With their Main Street and Fond du Lac Blue Line Center shops, they support individual players, offering the best products and caring evaluation of your specific needs. Be assured—they know their products and have a zeal for discovering the most current, cutting-edge trends related to team sports. They are all sport enthusiasts eager to answer your questions and talk about last night’s game.

MOTORCYCLES OPEN ROAD HARLEY-DAVIDSON 24 S. Rolling Meadows Drive 920-921-2344

openroadhd.com Open Road Harley-Davidson is an awardwinning Harley-Davidson dealership featuring motorcycle sales, parts, accessories, service, clothing, and collectibles. They serve passionate Harley-Davidson buyers from all over Wisconsin and beyond! Their team will treat you like family, and they know how to have fun because that’s what your journey should be.


GOLF COURSES

CAMPGROUNDS

ROLLING MEADOWS GOLF COURSE

BENSON’S CAMPGROUND

560 W. Rolling Meadows Drive Near Highway D and I-41 920-929-3735

N3845 Highway 67, Campbellsport 920-533-8597

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Benson’s Campground is located on beautiful Long Lake, two miles north of Dundee in the heart of the Kettle Moraine, where you can enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing. There are also state hiking and bicycling trails nearby. Boat, kayak, and canoe rentals available along with beach area, playgrounds, and volleyball court. If you are looking to camp for the day, week, or the season, they would be happy to help you get away from it all!

Rolling Meadows Golf Course is a great place to get together with friends and enjoy some outdoor recreation! Whether you are coming to see them for golf, footgolf, or just to socialize at Kleinke’s Scorecard Pub & Grill, their goal is to make your experience a memorable one. They have many different ways to help you enjoy some quality time with friends and family outside. The rolling terrain, prairie grass, water features, and strategically placed bunkers add to the beauty and challenge of the links. Kleinke’s Scorecard Pub & Grill is a perfect end to your experience at Rolling Meadows with one of their legendary hamburgers or cool down with a refreshing beverage after your round. They also offer a fully stocked pro shop and practice facilities.

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BREEZY HILL CAMPGROUND N4177 Cearns Lane 6 miles S of Fond du Lac, Exit 92 County Road B 920-477-2300

breezyhillcamp.com On this campground near Fond du Lac, Breezy Hill Campground offers you a chance to get away from the city without driving a long distance! They have a beautiful pond, lots of activities for the kids, and options when it comes to how you want to camp. Enjoy their shaded, open, and large big-rig sites as well as rustic cabins. Their heated pool, hot tub, pavilion, game room, jumping pillow, two fishing ponds, weekend wagon rides, playground, and more will satisfy everyone’s levels of fun. Their family will also share their horse facility with other campers who travel with their horses by offering boarding facilities. They invite your family and friends to their clean, quiet, safe, family-owned campground!

THE GOLF CLUB AT CAMELOT W192 State Road 67, Lomira 1 mile E of I-41 on Highway 67 10 miles S of Fond du Lac 920-269-4949

golfcamelot.com The Golf Club at Camelot, Fond du Lac area’s award-winning 18-hole public golf course, has a legendary reputation for its unusual terrain and exciting, but true greens. There are five sets of tee boxes, so you can enjoy the course regardless of your skill level. Recently voted Golf Course of the Year and Food and Beverage Course of the Year. Four banquet halls accommodate up to 300. Home of the nationally awarded Ladies Learn to Golf League. The Friday Fish Fry is a must!

WHISPERING SPRINGS GOLF COURSE 380 Whispering Springs Drive 920-921-8053

whisperingspringsgolf.com Whispering Springs Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course with bent grass from tee to green and tournament-quality conditions. Located on the wooded ledge overlooking Fond du Lac, this course is artfully woven through the property’s natural mix of hardwood forest and meadowlands. The golf shop has everything, from the latest equipment to your favorite golf fashions. They have a clubhouse, Trep’s Trap, that houses an entertaining bar and grill for the golfers. Trep’s Trap is the perfect place to stop in after you finish your round of golf to grab something to eat and drink with friends and family. It’s the one Trap you’ll want to be in at Whispering Springs. In addition to offering one of Wisconsin’s best-kept golf secrets, Whispering Springs also has an absolutely breathtaking banquet facility that is both elegant and reasonably priced.

Snow kiting on frozen Lake Winnebago.

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FOND DU LAC COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS CAMPGROUND & PARK 520 Fond du Lac Avenue 920-929-3169

fdlcountyparks.com Whether you travel in an RV or a pop-up camper, are visiting for Walleye Weekend, or just passing through, they welcome you to enjoy this park! Swimming is available at the beautiful Aquatic Center and Play Area. They also have two shelters for your rental needs. Water and sewer hookups are available. With 75 acres of over 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds is the best site for your next event!

SIGHTSEEING & TOURS ENDLESS SHORES OF WISCONSIN

farmland, and countryside filled with amazing vistas. There are endless reasons during all four seasons to find your favorite getaway!

FOND DU LAC SKYPORT 260 S. Rolling Meadows Drive 920-922-6000

fdlskyport.com See Fond du Lac from the air! Take a 30-minute scenic flight over Lake Winnebago and surrounding areas. Experience the beauty of the ledge, marvel at the beautiful fall colors, and see Shantytown from the air during the sturgeon spearing season. Tours are available for one to three passengers (weight restrictions apply). Please call for availability. Reservations are required.

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KETTLE MORAINE CARRIAGES

The Endless Shores of Wisconsin area combines the beauty and vibrancy of Lake Winnebago with the sights and activities of its surrounding counties. Each community reaches out to welcome you to their shorelines, forest trails, festivals, rolling

N612 Forest View Road, Kewaskum 23 miles SE of Fond du Lac 262-626-4883 or 262-483-4588

kettlemorainecarriages.com facebook.com/KettleMoraineCarriages Whether for business or pleasure, during all seasons or by appointment only, Kettle

Pedal boating on Lake Winnebago. Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.

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Moraine Carriages offers horse-drawn hayrides, sleigh rides, carriage rides, and stagecoach rides for special occasions, including weddings, anniversaries, and parades. Their beautiful Belgian and Percheron draft horses guide visitors through the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Enjoy all four seasons by means of horse-drawn transportation. Please call for availability and booking.

SIBERIAN OUTPOST N9103 County Highway W, Malone 10 miles E of Fond du Lac 920-960-4252

Take a seat in a sled for the ride of your life! Visit with the dogs while Jim teaches you about sledding, the history of the Iditarod, and the training of one of winter’s most interesting sports. The Siberian Outpost offers dogsled rides and demonstrations to individuals, families, and bus tours. The Siberian Outpost is a labor of love. Visitors get up close and personal with the dogs, learning a bit about their different stories and dispositions and getting a feel for the amount of manpower required to keep the operation running. Make a reservation for your very own dogsled ride!


Windsurfing/Kitesurfing/ Stand-up Paddleboarding

Walking Path/Trail

Volleyball

Tennis Courts

Swimming

Splash Pad

Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling

Sledding

Shelter/Pavilion

Restrooms

Playground

Picnic Area

Hunting

Hiking

Fishing

Disc Golf

Cross-Country Skiing

Camping

BMX Track

Bicycling

Boat–Public Access

Bird Watching

Basketball Courts

Baseball/Softball Fields

PARKS Adelaide Park

Hickory and Arndt Streets

Buttermilk Creek Park 700 S. Park Avenue

Butzen Memorial Park

Danbury Drive & Kingswood Avenue

Calvary Marsh

Canoe/water access only

Columbia Park

N10340 Calumet Harbor Road

Fairgrounds Park 439 Martin Avenue

Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum 400 Campus Drive

Greenway Arboretum

Pick ‘n Save parking lot on S. Pioneer Avenue and S. Main Street

Hobbs Woods

N4197 Hickory Road

Kettle Moraine State Forest N1765 Highway G, Campbellsport

Kiekhaefer Park

W4235 Kiekhaefer Parkway Horseback riding allowed

Lakeside Park

555 N. Park Avenue

Lakeside Park West

156 Howard Litscher Drive (Archer Thomas Olsen Trail)

Lallier Park 640 4th Street

Mary Fran Merwin Memorial Prairie 801 Campus Drive

McDermott Park

Johnson Street at Coffman Avenue

Riggs County Park

N8137 Douglas Street, Ripon

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Riverside Park 100 W. 9th Street

Roosevelt Park

N7320 Winnebago Drive

Shaginappi Park

W3220 Velvet Beach Road, Malone

Shaler Park

400 N. Madison Street, Waupun

Taylor Park

380 Emma Street *Pickleball Courts

Village Park

Winnebago Street, North Fond du Lac

Waupun County Park

825 County Park Road, Waupun

Wolf Lake County Park

N8898 County Road G, St. Cloud

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Windsurfing/Kitesurfing/ Stand-up Paddleboarding

Walking Path/Trail

Volleyball

Tennis Courts

Swimming

Splash Pad

Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling

Sledding

Shelter/Pavilion

Restrooms

Playground

Picnic Area

Hunting

Hiking

Fishing

Disc Golf

Cross-Country Skiing

Camping

BMX Track

Bicycling

Boat–Public Access

Bird Watching

Basketball Courts

Baseball/Softball Fields

PARKS


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Fee

Walking/Hiking

Swimming

Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling

Sledding

Shelter/Pavilion

Running

Roller Blading

Restrooms

Playground

Picnic Area

Horseback Riding

Fishing

Cross-Country Skiing

Camping

Bird Watching

Bicycling

RECREATION TRAILS

ATV

Join Fond du Lac County Audubon Society Summer Evening Walks on some of the listed trails. See fdlaudubon.org for more information.

Archer Thomas Olsen Trail Belle Reynolds School Forest 330 Oak Street, Oakfield

DeNeveu Creek Public Access Eisenbahn State Park Trail

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Fond du Lac Loop Trail Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum Greenway Arboretum 400 University Drive

Kettle Moraine State Forest Greenbush Recreation Area

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N5854 Kettle Moraine Drive, Glenbeulah

Ice Age National Scenic Trail Lake to Lake Trail New Fane Trails W431 County Line Road, Kewaskum

Zillmer Trails W833 County Road SS, Campbellsport

Kiekhaefer Park

W4235 Kiekhaefer Parkway

Mary Fran Merwin Memorial Prairie 801 Campus Drive

Mascoutin Valley State Park Trail N6980 Rolling Meadows Drive (trailhead)

Northwestern Trail Oakfield Ledge State Natural Area Breakneck Road, Oakfield

Peebles Trail Prairie Trail

N7565 Winnebago Drive (trailhead)

South Woods/Anne Starr Woods/Ceresco Prairie Conservancy Wild Goose State Park Trail

370 W. Rolling Meadows Drive (trailhead)

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* Group camping for scouts, churches, and family reunions is available.

+ The trail can be opened for snowmobile and ATV use in winter on the Dodge County section (Between Highway 60 and Highway 49), but only when it is declared that the trail is sufficiently frozen enough to prevent trail

damage. ATV riding is only allowed in winter, 12/15-3/15 if the ground is frozen and the temp. is below 28 degrees. The trail status line is 920-386-3705. ^ ATV riding is NOT allowed at any time on the Fond du Lac County Portion. ~ Horseback riding is NOT allowed on the Fond du Lac County portion on the Wild Goose State Trail..

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OUR COMMUNITY

DESTINATION LAKE WINNEBAGO REGION VISITORS BUREAU

DOWNTOWN FOND DU LAC PARTNERSHIP

23 S. Main Street Suite 201 920-923-3010

131 S. Main Street 920-322-2006

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Working to create a thriving Downtown District, the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership supports 280+ Downtown businesses and organizes special events, including Downtown’s largest event— Fondue Fest, held the Saturday after Labor Day. The Farmers Market is held 8am-12pm Sat (May-Oct) on Main Street and provides a great opportunity to visit Downtown shops, art galleries, and restaurants. For a complete listing of Downtown businesses and special events, visit downtownfdl.com.

Destination Lake Winnebago Region’s (DLWR) mission is to promote Fond du Lac, Waupun, and the broader Lake Winnebago Region as the ideal destination for a wide range of the traveling public’s needs. DLWR serves as the liaison between the customer and our region’s lodging community, businesses, associations, churches, schools, and individuals. We understand that a community must be a vital, vibrant, and dynamic place to live in order for it to be a great destination for visitors. DLWR will serve organizationally and through the service of individual team members to promote quality of life issues and initiatives throughout the Lake Winnebago Region.

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ENVISION GREATER FOND DU LAC 23 S. Main Street Suite 101 920-921-9500

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Envision Greater Fond du Lac, the combined Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Office for the county, brings stakeholders together to pursue opportunities that improve economic vibrancy, strengthen community identity, and invest in the next generation, all while working to be the regional leader in driving greater economic opportunities.

RIPON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 114 Scott Street, Ripon 920-748-6764

ripon-wi.com The Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce strives to be an advocate for business, serve as the primary catalyst for a vibrant economy that stimulates and retains jobs, and be the champion to create strong communities for the Ripon Chamber area, resulting in an enhanced quality of life.

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11 Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts - Dance ‘til ya drop or take in fine art 12 FDL Blue Line Family Ice Center - Hip checks and hat tricks 13 Fond du Lac Downtown District - Shops, restaurants, and art: where the vibe is vibrancy 14 Lakeside Park - The lighthouse, the carousel...and the lake 15 Korneli’s on the Avenue Roller Rink - Roller skating and gaming for kids of all ages Waupun - City of Sculpture and doorway to Horicon Marsh Ripon - Simply charming Calumet County - The beautiful and bucolic East Coast

1 Kelley Country Creamery - Cows and THE best ice cream ever 2 LaClare Goat Farm/Family Creamery - Baby goats and gold medal cheeses 3 Ziegler Winery - Grownup time and awesome wine 4 Vines and Rushes Winery - Deelish wood-fired pizza, vino, and live music 5 Ledgerock Distillery - From field to still to glass...and to you 6 Little Farmer - An Autumn must-visit 7 Armstrong Apples - Fruit wines AND a giant apple sling shot 8 Larson’s Clydesdales - More popular than you-know-whose horses 9 SoLu Winery - Wines & meads amid picturesque scenery 10 Mulberry Lane Farm - Petting zoo, pumpkin patch & more

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16 Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center - Hands on, dynamic learning environment 17 Marsh Haven Nature Center - Hiking trails and birdwatching 18 Kiekhaefer Park - Trails for kids, dogs, horses, and bikes 19 Hobbs Woods - A (trout) river runs through it 20 High Cliff State Park - Explore the majesty of the Niagara Escarpment 21 Ledge View Nature Center - Descend into caves or ascend the tower

NATURALLY FUN

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THE LOOP Fond du Lac's path for walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, dog walking, snowshoeing, rollerblading, running, unicycling...

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WAUPUN AMERICINN BY WYNDHAM WAUPUN

BAYMONT BY WYNDHAM

204 Shaler Drive 920-345-1140

5 Gateway Drive 920-345-2913

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They know there is no place like home, but the AmericInn by Wyndham in Waupun will make you feel as if you were home. They offer a variety of beautiful guest rooms, including suites with hot tubs. Start your morning with their hot, homestyle breakfast and finish your day relaxing with a refreshing beverage at Diggers Dugout, their in-hotel pub. Guests will also enjoy their inviting indoor pool and hot tub. You can stay connected with their hotel-wide wireless Internet and business center and stay energized in their exercise facility. The dog-friendly AmericInn is located near the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, both featuring numerous hiking, bicycling, and snowmobile trails along with hunting grounds. Waupun is known as the City of Sculpture and has one of the largest outdoor sculpture displays in the United States. Waupun hosts the annual Truck-N-Show, Volksfest, and Celebrate Waupun. Waupun is near Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Madison, and Milwaukee, so whether you are driving through or staying for fun, they are looking forward to serving you.

Join us at Baymont by Wyndham Waupun, just off Highway 151 and I-41, putting you within easy reach of Madison, Milwaukee, and Fond du Lac. Surrounded by restaurants, their contemporary hotel is minutes from Waupun Memorial Hospital in Downtown Waupun; the Waupun Truck-N-Show; and local businesses, like Saputo Cheese USA Inc. Go for a hike at scenic Horicon Marsh, see the celebrated End of the Trail Sculpture, or hit the greens of the Rock Golf Club. They’ll help you relax with free breakfast as well as a heated indoor pool and hot tub.

BH HOME 309 E. Main Street, Waupun 920-579-7775

facebook.com/blueheronwaupun Bh home is curated comfort. Modern home furnishings are combined with curated quality antiques. Their store provides a unique experience pairing modern furnishings with vintage accessories to create a decor with style and personality. Stop in for decorating inspiration and help

with your styling concerns. Their mix of decor shows an appreciation of both the past and the present trends. Local honey is also available.

CITY OF WAUPUN 201 E. Main Street 920-324-7900

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Small-town charm and a strong sense of community abound, making the City of Waupun a natural getaway destination. Whether you’re adventurous, interested in the arts, or enjoy festivals, you’ll find something naturally appealing about Waupun. Plan your next getaway at visitwaupun.com. Waupun, it’s a place to work, a place to play, a place to rise. Naturally.

GARDEN SCENTS EVERLASTING 107 E. Main Street, Brandon 920-346-2580

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Garden Scents Everlasting is a picturesque gift shop located on Main Street in Downtown Brandon. They specialize in unique home decor that changes with the

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seasons and custom silk floral designs. Their professional staff is there to assist you in your decorating needs. Whether you’re looking to update your home decor or need a gift for someone special, they have it there for you. As always, gift wrapping is complimentary. They also have a wide array of bereavement gifts with free delivery to Waupun funeral homes. Special events happen in April with their Spring Fling, in July for their Customer Appreciation Sale, and in November for their Christmas Open House. Stop in today!

GUTH’S CANDY 928 E. Main Street, Waupun 920-324-3331

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Guth’s Candy is a fourth generation of praise-worthy candy makers with a worldwide reputation for homemade chocolates. But chocolates are just the beginning of their extensive variety of homemade confections. They sell popcorn by the pound and make many different flavors, like Zesty Cheddar Corn, Cheese Lovers, Cheddar Bacon Corn, Salt and Vinegar Corn, Butterfinger Crunch, and more. If you need a cool treat on a hot day, they sell Wisconsin brand Cedar Crest Ice Cream in a variety of delicious flavors, including Malted Mountain, Mackinac Island Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Blue Moon. To warm you up on one of the many cold days here in Southeastern Wisconsin, they open early with six different varieties of freshly brewed coffee or something special from their espresso bar. Let’s just say there is something for everyone.

HERITAGE RIDGE TRAVEL PLAZA/ WILD GOOSE CAFÉ 1705 and 1707 Shaler Drive, Waupun 920-345-1698 and 920-345-1648

edenmeat.com Heritage Ridge Travel Plaza is open 24 hours a day and offers a convenience store as well as Eden Meat Products. The Wild Goose Café, open 5am–4pm, currently serves breakfast and lunch, offering biscuits ‘n gravy, homemade corned beef hash, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, build-yourown omelets, skillets, and more featuring Eden Meat products.

HOLLIDAY FOOD & SPORT 715 W. Main Street, Waupun 920-324-4062

hollidayfoodsport.com Holliday Food & Sport offers quality fuels, tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, fishing and hunting products, firearms and accessories, archery products, and outdoor apparel. Their Ripon store has an archery lane and a TechnoHunt video archery system, while their Waupun store has an A&W restaurant attached. They want your shopping experience to be everything you expect and more. Wherever you go, whatever you do, they are with you. “GET OUT & PLAY” at Holliday—Holliday Food & Sport.

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HOUSE OF HANDCRAFTERS

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11 N. Madison Street, Waupun 920-345-1213

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House of Handcrafters brings you unique handcrafted items by local artisans, including indoor/outdoor decor, bath items, essential oils, jewelry, pet items, wreaths, rustic decor, oil paintings, gift baskets, upcycled furniture, custom made, and more. Ever-changing items by very talented crafters! Fresh bakery items are also available. Please stop in today—your new treasures await you.

INN TOWN MOTEL 27 S. State Street, Waupun 920-324-4211

Inn Town Motel is located in the heart of Downtown Waupun, where you will find restaurants and shops within walking distance. Inn Town Motel has 16 cozy and quiet rooms to welcome you. Interconnecting rooms and a kitchenette are also available for your convenience.

MARSH HAVEN NATURE CENTER W10145 State Road 49, Waupun 920-324-5818

marshhaven.org Marsh Haven Nature Center features museum displays and exhibits depicting the history and wildlife of the Horicon Marsh area. Wildlife feeding stations on either side of the gift shop are where visitors often see a variety of birds up close. In addition, they have an art gallery where a diverse collection of wildlife art and photography is on display. The Nature Nook Children’s Area offers young visitors an area to learn and explore. Visit with the furry, scaly, and feathered Animal Ambassadors. The beautiful Nature Center is located on 46 acres and provides information about the ecology, history, and wildlife of the Horicon Marsh and offers nature hikes, educational, and outdoor programs. Grab a free map so you can explore the Horicon Marsh, the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the U.S., even more!

PIZZA RANCH – WAUPUN 900 W. Main Street, Waupun 920-324-9000

pizzaranch.com Ride on over for a legendary experience! Pizza Ranch-Waupun offers buffet, dine in, carryout, and delivery. They also have four party rooms available for meetings, gatherings, and birthday parties. While you are dining, stop in and play in their arcade. They are a family-friendly buffet restaurant that features a salad bar, pizza, crispy chicken, and the fixin’s plus dessert. Call them for more information.

RagSpun Studio, LLC is located in the quaint little town of Brandon. The Studio is nestled in a 1915 bank. Owner and designer Rhonda L. Horvath has over 28 years in the style industry, her passion being current trend identification. The Studio will inspire you to evoke your own unique style, thus creating your own aesthetically pleasing home. There is a charming mix of rustic finishes, dramatic components with a touch of modern vintage flare. Open Thurs-Fri 10am-5pm and Sat 10am-2pm.

ROADSIDE RELICS 10 Jackson Street, Waupun 847-477-7154

facebook.com/RoadsideRelicsWI Roadside Relics began by repairing and refurbishing roadside finds. Turning one person’s trash into another’s treasure has been the driving force of the business from day one. This female-owned local business specializes in rusty barn decor, custompainted antique furniture, and salvaging industrial and architectural materials. If you’re looking for an antique home decor update, this is the place for you!

THE BRIDGES AT THE ROCK RESTAURANT 700 County Park Road, Waupun 920-324-2621

rockgolfclub.com The Bridges at The Rock restaurant is open to the public year-round along with the bar and grill being open Thurs-Sun serving appetizers, specialty burgers and sandwiches, salads, and more for lunch. On Friday evenings, they welcome you for dinner because, as we all know, Fridays in Wisconsin are for Old Fashioneds and a Fish Fry, and the friendly staff at Bridges at The Rock will muddle an Old Fashioned to pair perfectly with your fish option of choice. Their popular Fish Fry is served every Friday year-round from 4:30-9pm, as they only serve dinner on Fridays.

THE ROCK GOLF COURSE 700 County Park Road, Waupun 920-324-2621

rockgolfclub.com The Rock Golf Clubs’ Front Nine offers old and mature trees waiting to knock down a wayward tee shot or a missed approach demanding accuracy off the tee and precision to the green. The Back Nine is a Links style with 29 sand traps and many hazards, which demand precision from the golfer and provide enough challenge to ensure a different round each time. The Back Nine is a challenge for every golfer. The Rock Golf Club offers the best in equipment and apparel to complement your game along with chipping and putting areas as well as


a driving range to improve your golf game or get some extra practice off the course. Bridges at The Rock dining room is open to the public during lunch hours year-round. Stop in for some tasty appetizers, burgers, salads, and more. Visit them often on Fridays because that’s the day for Old Fashioneds and a Fish Fry. The friendly staff at Bridges at The Rock will muddle an Old Fashioned to pair perfectly with your fish option of choice. Their popular Fish Fry is served every Friday year-round, and, of course, Old Fashioneds are served anytime!

TONY’S PIZZA 420 Fond du Lac Street, Waupun 920-324-9162

facebook.com/tonyspizzawaupun For three generations, The Evola Family at Tony’s Pizza has been proud to serve classic Italian dishes inspired by their roots back in Sicily. Tony’s Pizza serves a wide variety of pizzas along with pasta and other dishes. With options for everyone, their passion for pizza extends to traditional, experimental, and gluten-free pizza crust alike. Bring the whole family. They can’t wait to serve you.

WAUPUN HERITAGE MUSEUM

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22 S. Madison Street, Waupun 920-324-7931

1707 Shaler Drive, Waupun 920-345-1648

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Located in historic Downtown Waupun, the Heritage Museum is housed in a beautiful Carnegie Library that is practically untouched by time. Explore local history, the stories behind Waupun’s treasured sculptures, and discover what their community has to offer! Visit waupunhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

The Wild Goose Café, open 5am–4pm, currently serves breakfast and lunch, offering biscuits ‘n gravy, homemade corned beef hash, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, build-your-own omelets, skillets, and more featuring Eden Meat products.

WEAVING IT UP TO YOU! ®

310 E. Main Street, Waupun 920-345-1169

307 E. Main Street, Waupun 920-296-3546

facebook.com/weavingituptoyou Weaving It Up To You offers high-quality fibers for any knitting, crocheting, weaving, or spinning project. They carry Schacht looms and spinning wheels. Harrisville Design Friendly products are offered and are great for beginners. Basic weaving instruction is available along with finished goods and custom handwoven items: you pick the colors, patterns, and fibers. Custom goods are “weft” up to you.

WIND & UNWINED COFFEE & WINE HOUSE wind-unwined.com Located in Downtown Waupun, Wind & Unwined Coffee & Wine House is a gathering place for everyone. Whether you are stopping in for a cup of joe on your way to work, meeting friends or colleagues for lunch, or just hanging out to get some work done, you are always welcome! They offer fresh baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads, flatbreads, grab-n-go items, and more—something for everyone! At the end of the day, relax with a glass of wine or craft beer and cozy up to their fireplace. If you’re looking for a place to grab some coffee in the morning and return in the evening for wine, this is the place! Seriously…you might not want to leave.

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Welcome to

WAUPUN

Photo courtesy of Antonio Sirna.

Get lost and found in the natural wonder of Waupun. Nestled along the southern branch of the Rock River near the northern access points of the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, Waupun’s small-town charm, strong sense of community, and a vast array of amenities welcome you, naturally.

If you treasure history and art, you’ll want to visit the Carnegie Museum operated by the Waupun Historical Society.

Naturally Artful

Naturally Adventurous

THE CITY OF SCULPTURE:

Big, bronze, and bold, Clarence Shaler’s legacy and his love of art are on display in natural settings around the community. Shaler’s outdoor art collection has earned Waupun the designation of City of Sculpture. Plan to grab a photo at the world-renowned End of the Trail sculpture by James Earle Fraser during your visit and participate in a walking or auto tour around the city to view the full gallery. On event weekends you may be able to catch a trolley tour to visit the sculptures.

GROWING FINE ARTS COMMUNITY:

Supporting local art and artists of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, Waupun Fine Arts and Waupun Community Players provide opportunity for entertainment and outlets for creative expression throughout the year. Each Thursday in July, enjoy Concerts in the Park and don’t miss a stop by the Waupun Fine Arts Gallery, located on the second floor of the Waupun Public Library for sponsored artist receptions. If theater is your interest, Waupun Community Players produces an annual production at the Historic City Hall Auditorium that you’ll not want to miss.

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HORICON MARSH AND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Explore, relax, learn, and become one with nature. Recently rated by Travel Wisconsin as one of Wisconsin’s Top 5 Nature Preserves, the Horicon Marsh and the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge provide a peaceful place for visitors of all ages. About three miles east of Waupun on Highway 49, you’ll find a three-mile paved auto-access loop through the marsh (also open to bicyclists and hikers) as well as


Marsh Haven Nature Center. Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.

walking trails where you can view some of Wisconsin’s unique wildlife. Don’t miss the floating boardwalk. It’s a great stop for the photographer in your group. Access to the trail is free and open daily from dawn until dusk. Whether birding or simply learning, nature lovers will take delight in a stop at Marsh Haven Nature Center. Located east of Waupun on Highway 49, the Center is open to visitors, and houses interactive exhibits and informational displays. Catch their Birds of Prey program for an up-close and personal visit with the magnificent raptors that call the marsh home.

HIT THE TRAILS

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, bicycling, and exploring our extensive park and trail systems. All trails are

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part of the nationally acclaimed Rock River Trail system, which runs 320 miles from its headwaters in Waupun to the Mississippi River at Rock Island, Illinois. Specific trails within the wellidentified system are designated for bikers, hikers, paddlers, airplane pilots, art enthusiasts, history buffs, and even chocolate lovers! Leashed pets are permitted.

Shaler Park. Photo courtesy of Patrick Flood.

The nearby limestone path of the Wild Goose State Trail can be accessed just east of Waupun and can be used for hiking, biking, jogging, and cross-country skiing. This 34-mile rail trail skirts the western edge of the Horicon Marsh from Fond du Lac to Clyman Junction.

PARKS, GOLF & MORE

Waupun County Park is home to the Rock Golf Club—recently ranked as one of the top 25 courses to visit in Wisconsin by Golf Advisor; Waupun Aquatic Center, and Waupun Disc Golf—ranked nationally as one of the top three disc courses in the country. You’ll find plenty of hiking, biking, and camping opportunities throughout the park, making it a great place to stay and play throughout the year.

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Naturally Festive

We’re a festive bunch, and we invite you to join us to enjoy the numerous festivals and activities Waupun has to offer. Waupun Farmers Market is held each Saturday 8am–12pm June–Sept. The market is located near the Waupun City Hall, on Main Street. Come and mingle, support local farmers, shop local artisans, and grab a bite to eat. Celebrate Waupun, held the last weekend of June, celebrates our heritage and is fun for the entire family. Enjoy live bands, local food vendors, sculpture tours, entertainment, and our annual fireworks show. Waupun Truck-N-Show will celebrate its 33rd anniversary in 2022. This annual salute to the trucking industry features hundreds of detailed trucks from across North America and is fun for the entire family. Highlights of the two-day celebration in August include the Lights of the Night Convoy parade, demonstrations, kids activities, and nightly entertainment. Proceeds from the show benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation and REACH Relief. Volksfest This free festival brings the traditions and tastes of Munich to Wisconsin and is held the first Saturday after Labor Day each year. Come and enjoy traditional German food; beer; and fun activities, including top polka bands, a stump fiddle contest, and more. Winter Wonderland is Waupun’s annual Christmas celebration featuring live music; Christmas movies; visits with Santa Claus; a parade; dance recitals; and free hot chocolate, apple cider, and holiday treats. It’s a perfect way to usher in the holiday season! Bridges at the Rock, located at the Rock Golf Club, is a serene setting that overlooks the Rock River and provides a beautiful gathering space for meetings, conferences, and celebrations for groups of all sizes.

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Naturally Competitive

Photo courtesy of Steve Biever.

Whether you are naturally competitive or just looking for a little rest and relaxation, Waupun’s recreational amenities have something for you. A new aquatic center, state-of-the-art baseball complex, indoor virtual golf, bowling, a top-ranked disc golf course, and an 18-hole golf course are just some of the amenities that you can enjoy during your stay. Whether you take a morning run on one of our many trails or take advantage of our beautiful parks and recreational facilities, you’ll find yourself satisfying your competitive side and enjoying beautiful natural amenities in the process. The Rock Golf Club was recently ranked 14th in Wisconsin by Golf Advisor. The front nine is a links-style course that demands accuracy off the tee and precision to the green. The back nine, which has ties to Clarence Shaler’s legacy in the community, was opened in 1927 and updated in the early 80s. This stretch has many old and mature trees waiting to knock down a wayward tee shot or missed approach. For the avid sports enthusiast, enjoy Waupun’s nationally ranked Disc Golf Course and the Waupun Aquatic Center, both located in the natural beauty of the Waupun County Park. The park is connected to a series of hiking and bicycling trails for easy access. Throughout the year, the community hosts a number of fun runs and community athletic events, including the Wild Goose Chase, Reach Run & Rally, Kickin’ for Kevin Kickball Tournament, and more. For baseball enthusiasts, the newly constructed state-of-the-art Waupun Baseball Complex hosts regional and national tournaments throughout the summer and is a sure place to catch a baseball game and enjoy a summer evening.

Naturally Satisfying Tom Dooley Apple Orchard and Golz Orchard & Farm Market, located on Highway 49 east of Waupun, are two stops that you’ll not want to miss. Enjoy a caramel apple, baked goods, cider, and select

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from more than 20 different apple varieties. Pick your fall pumpkins, mums, and shop from a selection of unique handmade items. Feeling nostalgic? Visit Roadside Relics where you are bound to find a unique diamond in the rough. Hunting for antiques? Blue Heron Antiques (Bh home) will inspire you with home furnishings and quality antiques. Shopping for a new wardrobe? Make sure to stop by 0638 The Clothing Collection, The Clothing Pallet, Stone + Suede, or K’s Boutique for the latest styles. Decorating your home or business? RagSpun Studio and Garden Scents Everlasting in Brandon are must stops. If you’re looking for little pick me up, Wind & Unwined has just what you’re looking for to begin or end the day. Stop over for a slice at Tony’s Pizza or catch a Friday Fish Fry at the Wild Goose Café or Bridges at the Rock. Dining in Waupun is more than just food-it’s the experience of our close-knit community that keeps everyone coming back. So go on, have another Old Fashioned at The Brittain House Supper Club or indulge at the renowned Guth’s Candy—it’s just the cherry on top.

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Naturally Adventurous.

“NOT ALL THOSE WHO wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

GET LOST AND FOUND IN THE NATURAL WONDER OF WAUPUN. Horicon Marsh • Hiking • Sculpture Tour • Bicycling • Golf & Disc Golf • Farmer’s Market • Aquatic Center • Arts

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Born in Fond du Lac in 1855, King Gillette invented the Gillette disposable safety razor in 1901.

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On January 10, 1928, Waupun socialite Marian Shaler Hanisch, daughter of Clarence Shaler, received a letter threatening her beloved husband, Arthur Hanisch. A $1,000 ransom was to be paid or the perpetrators would kidnap Mr. Hanisch. The money was placed where stated, but nobody claimed it and nobody was ever charged in the plot.

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Waupun comes from the Ojibwe word “Waubun” which means “the east,” “the morning,” “the twilight of dawn,” and “dawn of day.” Waupun was originally supposed to be named “Waubun” but the state of Wisconsin made a spelling error. Waupun never changed it, thus it’s a one-of-a-kind.

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In 1785, Laurent Ducharme established a trading post at the forks of the Fond du Lac River. The name Fond du Lac is a French term that translates loosely as “the foot of lake.”    The Winnebagos were the predominant Native American tribe to occupy the Fond du Lac area.

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The Waupun area is in the Top 10 among Wisconsin counties in: wheat for grain (1st in the state), milk from cows (2nd in Wisconsin, 20th in US), corn for silage (4th in Wisconsin, 15th in US), cattle and calves, grains, oilseeds, dry beans and peapods, vegetables, melons, potatoes, and sweet potatoes.

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Maureen Daly wrote Seventeenth Summer, which was published in 1942. The story takes place in her hometown of Fond du Lac. Her novel was attributed to beginning the Young Adult genre of literature and, surprisingly, is still in print today. Young adults, unsurprisingly, have changed, though.

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Waupun was founded in 1839 by Seymour Wilcox, the first settler along the Rock River in what was then deciduous forested land. Wilcox chose the land on recommendation of John Bannister, the first surveyor of Fond du Lac County. He reported to the government office in Green Bay that “the Rock River Valley was the most beautiful and fertile he had ever seen.” EXPIRES: 12/31/22

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Once upon a long time ago, Fond du Lac and surrounding farms were used as safe havens during prohibition. Bootleggers would use homemade strap-on hooves to escape authorities in overnight hours. Ironically, Fond du Lac was the first Wisconsin city to install street lighting.

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“The Holyland,” as it’s known, at least since 1898, is a region located mainly in Fond du Lac County and southern Calumet County, east of the south end of Lake Winnebago. Between 1841 and 1870, eleven grand Catholic Churches were built throughout the region to form the “original” of the Holyland communities.

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The Palm Tree Road Bridge in St.Cloud is a unique example of stone arch bridges in Wisconsin. It contains the largest number of spans (nine) of any surviving stone arch bridge in the State, and has a Classical Roman design, unique to our state.

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The Republican Schoolhouse, also known as Little White Schoolhouse or Birthplace of the Republican Party, is a historic former schoolhouse at 305 Blackburn Street in Ripon, Wisconsin. Built in 1853, it was designated a National Historic Landmark for its role in the 1854 founding of the Republican Party.

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At its peak, Sisson’s Peony Gardens occupied a five-acre interlocking series of gardens that brought thousands of visitors each summer. In 1968, Gov. Warren Knowles issued a proclamation honoring the gardens and even named the second week of June “Peony Week” in Wisconsin. For years a Peony Festival was held, with the local Lions Club sponsoring a Peony Queen contest. region lake winnebago

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The Chicago Tribune dubbed us the home of the Miracle Mile because so many big lottery wins came from a onemile stretch of our very own Main Street. Six of 13 winners became millionaires between 1990 and 1995. Most of us, however, remain thousandaires.

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In 1836, Fond du Lac nearly became the capital of the newly formed Wisconsin Territory, losing by a single vote to Madison. lake winnebago region

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Fond du Lac County is home to many top USA companies. These include Mercury Marine, Fives Giddings & Lewis, J.F. Ahern, Brenner Tank, Mid-States Aluminum, and Alliance Laundry Systems. Fond du Lac County offers 10 public and private business and industrial parks, representing a variety of options for new and expanding businesses. lake winnebago region

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Waupun’s City Hall was constructed in 1928 at a cost of $150,000 (nearly $2.5 million in 2022 dollars). Roughly $3,000 was spent on ornate light fixtures lake winnebago region for the building.

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Ripon’s own Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947) was an American women’s suffrage who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920.

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LaClare Cheese Experience Goat Silo • Cheese Tasting Cafe • Retail Store • Visitor Center Goats & Other Farm Animals EVENTS HELD MONTHLY! Check our website or visit LaClare Cheese Shoppe Facebook page for a full list of our events

Fond du Lac County ranks first for total milk production and third for the number of dairy cows in the state.

W2994 County Rd HH | Pipe, WI | East side of Lake Winnebago @LaClareCheeseShoppe

MON - SAT 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM SUN 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM laclarefamilycreamery.com

   Chester Hazen built Wisconsin’s first traditional cheese factory in the town of Ladoga, in Fond du Lac County.

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perfect adventure

Find your in Wisconsin's Endless Shores.

Breathe in the fresh air and discover our nature's many wonders.

Hike, bike, kayak, boat, fish

and so much more throughout our more than 125 miles of shoreline.

Endless Shores Wisconsin — we'll keep you wanting to

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FONDY SPORTS PARK

FAST KARTS & FAMILY FUN

Mini-Golf Climbing Wall Go-Karts Off-Rd Karts Batting Cages Golf Range Paintball Rng Bumper Boats Crazy Maze

FONDYSPORTSPARK.COM Open Daily April-Oct 920-923-6400 Parties Groups Families Carry ins and deliveries allowed Credit cards accepted N5820 Cty Rd D, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Hwy 41 use EXIT 98

FONDY

AQUA PARK

Inflatable Water Park Water Slides and Zip Lines Swimming Beach & More

More info: fondyaquapark.com Call (920) 923-6400

OPEN DAILY 11AM - 6PM Memorial Day Wknd - Labor Day Wknd N5820 Cty Rd D, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Hwy 41 use EXIT 98

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KFIZ Radio in Fond du Lac is just one of two stations east of the Mississippi River to start its call letters with K. lake winnebago region

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Landscape Design, Installation & Maintenance

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Landscape Maintenance

Garden Centers In 1986, our President, Stuart Muche, founded a community focused company with the basic principle that, “No project is complete until the customer is completely satisfied and comfortable recommending us to their family and friends.” This focus has allowed Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center to grow from a single location/crew in 1986 to an industry leader with three locations serving all the Fox Valley, Green Lake, and the surrounding areas. Stuart’s success stems from the dedication we provide our customers and the satisfaction we bring to each one of them. Fond du Lac 920.922.8093 Green Lake 920.294.0361 94 | fdl.com

In 1945, Waupun was selected as a site for a German POW camp. Despite public opposition, the camp was constructed next to the canning factory, south of Doty Street. There were about 200 POWs at the Waupun camp who were assigned to work either for Canned Foods Inc. in Waupun or Stokely Foods in Brandon.

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Welcome to sports fan heaven! Press Box offers volleyball, dart and pool leagues nightly. Don't miss a second of your teams action on any of Press Box's 20+ HDTV's. A state-of-the-art wiffleball field as well as an outdoor tiki bar with a fireplace and six indoor/outdoor volleyball courts with heated sand makes for a great day of fun! Along with the best sports coverage in town, Press Box truly steps up to the plate with a full line up of appetizers, sandwiches and pizza. A great place for any kind of party!

Lake Winnebago has 131,939 acres, 88 miles of shoreline and is approximately 28 miles long by 10 miles wide. A new Minnie Winnie can range from about 24–33 lake winnebago region feet long.

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27 Hole Championship Course RollingMeadowsGolfCourse.com H H H H

Complete Practice Area 7 Sets of Tees to Fit Your Game Kleinke’s Scorecard Pub & Grill Professional Staff to Serve You

920-929-3735 560 W Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac, WI 54937

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40,000 milk cartons were required to build the world’s largest milk carton boat in Fond du Lac, as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. lake winnebago region

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