Appleton is famously known as the hometown of Harry Houdini, the famous magician. More than that, it is a developing city with a growing number of population, mainly due to the safe and quiet living it offers to its residents. These, and its many attractions, are also getting the attention of tourists from other states and countries.
Places to See
Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve – This is a nice place to enjoy nature. There are plenty of trails available for you to take and you can do a lot of activities at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve any time of the year. One activity that you may want to join is the maple-making.
History Museum at the Castle – There is no better place to see some historical photographs, documents, and artifacts than in an old castle. This place was once a Masonic temple that was built in 1923, turned into a lodge, and now a museum. Aside from stories and arts that represent Wisconsin’s history, this museum has some permanent exhibits, such as the Houdini exhibit, which has visitors joining in and learning about Houdini’s magic tricks. If you want to learn them too, then this museum must certainly be in your itinerary.
Paper Discovery Center – Have you ever wondered how that piece of paper you write on was produced? This center will answer your curiosity in a series of exhibits that will not only teach you how to make a paper but also introduce you to the paper industry in Wisconsin.
Things to Do
Catch Some Fish – You can go fishing at the Fox River or Lake Winnebago. The activity is not only relaxing, but very rewarding too if you get lucky to get some huge catch.
Go Shopping – If you are in Appleton in vacation, you certainly want to bring some gifts back home. The Fox River Mall is a great place for you to do your shopping. It is a large complex with plenty of stores to shop from and dining places to satisfy your hunger.
Watch a Live Performance – The Performing Arts Center regularly has entertainment shows that feature local and national artists. You may want to catch one while you are there and enjoy some good music after a long day of visiting the other tourist attractions.