Appleton Travel Guide
Welcome to Appleton, WI!
This WorldWeb.com travel and tourism guide for Appleton, featuring hotels and other accommodations, tours, attractions, events, shopping and more, will help you plan a successful visit to Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Appleton is located approximately 30 mi (48 km) south of Lake Michigan on the shores of the Fox River. Over 20 community and neighborhood parks are available for public daytime use, each featuring recreational and picnic opportunities. Additional outdoor attractions include the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, the Memorial Park Arboretum & Gardens as well as two golf courses. A large cultural community resides within the town, resulting in numerous exhibits and interactive displays found at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, the Hearthstone House Historical Museum and the Paper Discovery Center. The Outagamie Museum and Houdini Historical Center and the Abracadabra Magic Shop both celebrate and exhibit the life of famous escape artist and magician Harry Houdini, whose hometown since infancy was Appleton. Laurence University, an undergraduate college of liberal arts and science, is also located within Appleton and offers guided campus tours.