Find Family-friendly Attractions in Appleton, WI
If you’re in town to cheer on the Green Bay Packers at nearby Lambeau Field, be sure to explore Appleton after the game. The Country Inn & Suites places you close to the shops and restaurants at Fox River Mall and the fascinating Harry Houdini exhibit in the History Museum at the Castle. For outdoor fun, you can catch a baseball game at Fox Cities Stadium, take flight in a 1920s-style biplane at the EAA Aviation Museum or set sail at the annual Tall Ship Festival.
- Appleton Downtown (3.5 miles)
While in downtown Appleton, you can take an art class, browse boutiques, listen to live music, walk along the Fox River, and take your pick of dozens of restaurants and bars.
Phone: +1 (920) 954-9112
- Barlow Planetarium (7.8 miles)
Located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley, Barlow Planetarium brings the night sky to life as you journey through the stars. The planetarium also puts on laser shows set to the music of greats like Pink Floyd, the Beatles and U2.
Phone: +1 (920) 832-2848
- Fox River Mall (1.1 miles)
As one of the largest shopping centers in Wisconsin, Fox River Mall has all your favorite brands, such as Forever 21, Ann Taylor and Pottery Barn. Take a break with an ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery or a house-brewed beer from the Fox River Brewing Company.
Phone: +1 (920) 739-4100
- Lawrence University (3.7 miles)
While you’re in downtown Appleton, stop by the beautiful campus of Lawrence University, situated on the banks of the Fox River. You can listen to a concert at one of several music halls, and then head to the riverfront stadium to cheer on the Lawrence Vikings.
Phone: +1 (920) 832-7000
- Fox Cities Stadium (1.9 miles)
Watch tomorrow’s MLB stars at Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. If you’re at the game on a Friday or Saturday, stay afterward for a spectacular fireworks show.
Phone: +1 (920) 733-4152
- Lambeau Field (32 miles)
Make the 30-minute drive on I-41N to Lambeau Field, home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers. Don your green and gold on game day with 81,000 other cheeseheads, and then tour the Packers Hall of Fame, which includes a replica of Vince Lombardi’s office.
Phone: +1 (920) 569-7500
Theater and Museums:
- EAA Aviation Museum (22.3 miles)
The sky’s the limit at the EAA Aviation Museum, home to more than 200 planes that span the history of flight. Inspired to take to the skies? Schedule a flight aboard a Korean War helicopter, or visit during the annual AirVenture Oshkosh air show, billed as the “world’s greatest aviation celebration.”
Phone: +1 (920) 426-4818
- Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (3.2 miles)
From Broadway performances to comedy shows, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center offers some of the best entertainment in the Fox Cities region. Get your tickets to see top-notch acts like Boyz II Men and musicals like Wicked.
Phone: +1 (920) 730-3760
- History Museum at the Castle (3.6 miles)
Discover the heritage of the Lower Fox River Valley at the History Museum at the Castle, which includes a fascinating exhibit dedicated to Harry Houdini, the famous escape artist who claimed Appleton as his hometown.
Phone: +1 (920) 735-9370
- Appleton International Airport (ATW) (0.9 miles)
From doggie daycare to a cozy café and pub, the Appleton airport provides more than just transportation. You can hop on the hotel’s airport shuttle to arrive at the Country Inn & Suites in just five minutes.
Phone: +1 (920) 832-5268
- Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (0.9 miles)
With so many things to see and do in the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah area, make your first stop the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau to find out which places are must-see attractions.
Phone: +1 (920) 734-3358 or +1 (800) 236-6673
- Valley Transit (2.4 miles)
Travel the Fox Cities area using the Valley Transit bus service, connecting you to communities in Appleton, Menasha, Grand Chute, Kimberly and Kaukauna.
Phone: +1 (920) 832-5800