Discover fun things to do in Appleton
Between the excitement of Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball games and the laughs at Skyline Comedy Cafe, you won't run out of fun things to do while visiting the Appleton, WI area. The Radisson hotel’s downtown location places guests across the street from the vibrant Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and just a short walk away from more than 50 restaurants, boutiques and museums. Take the family to The Building for Kids Children's Museum and the Paper Discovery Center for an afternoon of fun and learning, or treat yourself to a beer at Fox River Brewing Company, located at the Fox River Mall. For a first-hand look at Appleton’s past, The History Museum at the Castle provides a unique peek at local history and culture.
History, museums and education
- The Building for Kids Children's Museum (0.2 miles)
Exhibits at this museum include various hands-on activities that are dedicated to building imagination, creativity and confidence.
Phone: +1 (920) 734-3226
- The Trout Museum of Art (0.2 miles)
Browse the various regional, national and international pieces of art displayed at this historic complex. The events calendar includes special lectures, classes and music performances.
Phone: +1 (920) 733-4089
- The History Museum at the Castle (0.5 miles)
Located in a former Masonic Temple, this museum educates through hands-on activities that revolve around a wide range of subjects. The Harry Houdini exhibit is a must-see.
Phone: +1 (920) 735-9370
- Lawrence University (0.5 miles)
Lawrence University hosts students from around the world and offers a wide variety of majors and concentrations.
Phone: +1 (920) 832-7000
- Paper Discovery Center (0.5 miles)
Visit the home of the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame to learn about the first paper mill to use hydroelectric power.
Phone: +1 (920) 380-7491
- Hearthstone Historic House Museum (0.7 miles)
Guided tours of this circa-1880s Victorian home, which was the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, highlight the house's many original fixtures.
Phone: +1 (920) 730-8204
Entertainment, shopping and transportation
- Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (0.1 mile)
This downtown cultural center offers sophisticated entertainment in a grand setting.
Phone: +1 (920) 730-3782
- Skyline Comedy Cafe (0.8 miles)
Live stand-up comedy is the name of the game at Skyline Comedy Cafe, which is recognized as one of the top comedy clubs in the country.
Phone: +1 (920) 734-5653
- Fox River Mall (3.2 miles)
More than 180 stores and an excellent food court make up this mall.
Phone: +1 (800) 876-6255
- Appleton International Airport (ATW) (5.2 miles)
This local airport provides service to seven major hubs in the United States through Allegiant, United and Delta airlines.
Phone: +1 (920) 832-5267
- Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (3.4 miles)
Support this Class-A affiliate of the MLB's Milwaukee Brewers and enjoy nine innings of family fun.
Phone: +1 (920) 733-4152
- Lambeau Field (30 miles)
Stadium tours are available at Lambeau Field, home of one of the NFL's most storied franchises, the Green Bay Packers.
Phone: +1 (920) 569-7513