Things to do in APPLETON with kids

Wisconsin is not just known for it’s incredible artisan cheeses. This sweet north-central state has that little something special for everyone in the family - especially kids!

Zoos, water parks, festivals, museums, outdoor adventures and indoor fun - you will find it all in the birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae (signs of a great state!)  Make friends with animals of all sizes, from the giants at Milwaukee County Zoo, to the smaller at Mulberry Lane Petting Farm.

Sports fans? Head on down to a ball game, or get behind the scenes with the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

Museums range from the interactive Northwoods Children’s Museum, to the fun Circus World Museum. Transport, art and history museums are waiting too!  History more your thing? Wisconsin is filled with fascinating history. Step back in time with Old World Wisconsin exploring life in the 1800s, or delve into Native American history with Historic Point Basse. 

Did you know that Wisconsin was also the location of the country’s first kindergarten? See - they have been great for kids from the very beginning!

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  • The Building for Kids

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    Appleton

    Amazing interactive experiences for kids of all ages that inspire, teach, and allow those imaginations to flow! From dragons, to towns and storybook characters.

  • Paper Discovery Center

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    Appleton

    From historical photos of people, buildings, and machines to samples of pulp and paper, there's lots to touch, smell, and examine. Play space included.

  • The History Museum

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    (1 miles) Appleton

    Inside the walls of the History Museum, the past comes alive through the stories, photographs and artifacts of people of the Fox Valley. Our mission is to inspire appreciation for the rich history of ...

  • Barlow Planeterium

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    (2 miles) Menasha

    The Barlow Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley opened to the public on March 20, 1998. This is a world-class facility for 3-D excitement, giant full-color special effects and ...

  • Funset Boulevard

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    (2 miles) Appleton

    100 arcade games, Laser Tag, outdoor mini-golf and batting cages, bumper cars, a carousel, a kids' playroom…phew! But it’s all there at Funset to be enjoyed!

  • Laserquest

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    (3 miles) Appleton

    Laser Quest combines the classic games of tag and hide & seek with a high-tech twist. Donning the most sophisticated laser tag equipment available, the game is played in a large, multi-level arena ...

  • Super Bowl

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    (3 miles) Appleton

    Ten Pin bowling fun at Super Bowl, with parties, leagues, specials, and great family fun!

  • Badger Sports Park

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    (4 miles) Appleton

    Laser tag, mini-bowling, go-karts, batting cages, mini golf, and so much more for those active kids in Wisconsin!

  • Special Memories Zoo

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    (7 miles) Greenville

    This sweet small zoo has a big heart for animals and welcomes animal loving kids who want to spend the day around these beautiful creatures!

  • Mulberry Lane Petting Farm

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    (11 miles) Sherwood

    Animal time! Kids will love spending the day in this sweet Wisconsin petting farm where they can take a guided tour and meet all the friendly farm animals!

  • Oshkosh Public Museum

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    (17 miles) Oshkosh

    A kid-friendly local history museum. Travel back in time with family-friendly exhibits that bring the region's history to life, watch the famous Apostles Clock chime the hour, stroll through the 1908 ...

  • The Slackyard Gym

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    (21 miles) Green Bay

    Active little ones over 5 years can enjoy this latest sport of balancing and walking on webbing stretched across the ground! Great to keep active, and it's great entertainment!

  • National Railroad Museum

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    (24 miles) Green Bay

    At the National Railroad Museum we strive to introduce visitors to a chapter in national history that brought wealth and modernity to millions of Americans. Learning about the history of rail allows ...

  • Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame

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    (24 miles) Green Bay

    Go Packers! Head behind the scenes of the Green Bay Packers and re-live all the exciting moments from their football history. Fun tours for those sports loving children!

  • Kidz Town

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    (26 miles) Green Bay

    From infants to pre-teens, all ages are welcome at this fun indoor play center great for kids to learn, get creative, and develop!

  • Kastle Park Family Fun Centre

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    (28 miles) Green Bay

    Great family fun is what we are all about! We have something for every one, ranging from our go-karts and 1/4 mile twisting curving track, mega min-golf and bumper boats, to our batting cages and ...

  • Bay Beach Amusement Park

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    (28 miles) Green Bay

    A fun family amusement park with inexpensive rides. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wisconsin

  • Bay Beach Wildlife Emporium

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    (28 miles) Green Bay

    The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 700-acre urban wildlife refuge. We are one of the largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Sites in Wisconsin. We are also Green Bay's largest city park. The ...

  • New Zoo

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    (32 miles) Green Bay

    Live animal encounters, an adventure park with zip lines, and education on conservation? Must be NEW Zoo & Adventure Park!

  • Lakeside Park

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    (32 miles) Fond du Lac

    Picnic areas and playgrounds aplenty, mini train and carousel, plus explore the Lakeside Park Lighthouse and observation tower or go boating on Lake Winnebago (seasonal).

  • Wisconsin Maritime Museum

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    (39 miles) Manitowoc

    Welcome to a great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers ...

  • Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

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    (42 miles) Byron

    Over 30 species of animal for observation, plus environmental education classes and workshops held largely aimed at children and a live snake exhibit in the Nature Centre. Green ski run and ...

  • Plymouth Arts Center

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    (42 miles) Plymouth

    A cultural day out with the family at this Arts Center in Plymouth. With art galleries and exhibits for kids to explore and take in, it can make a relaxing and artistic family day out.

  • Woodland Dunes Nature Center

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    (43 miles) Two Rivers

    Woodland Dunes is an oasis of marshland, swamps, sandy fields and meadows and wooded ridges between Manitowoc and Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Woodland Dunes is located in a "tension zone" between ...

  • Bookworm Gardens

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    (49 miles) Sheboygan

    Our Gardens connect nature and literature to enrich children's lives. An absorbing and whimsical exploration of many children's books through creations of the environments they conjure.

  • Pleasure Valley Llamas And Pumpkins

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    (50 miles) Adell

    An eclectic combination is on offer at Pleasure Valley, being able to pick your own pumpkin, visit a LOT of llamas or choose one of the many games, rides and activites.

  • Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary

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    (56 miles) West Bend

    Take a 'buck buggie' ride and see elk, deer,buffalo and other wildlife. Lots of fun for the whole family!

  • Schmeeckle Reserve

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    (60 miles) Stevens Point

    Schmeeckle Reserve is an ideal place for hiking, jogging, biking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife watching, or just relaxing. With over 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a pristine 24-acre lake, a ...

  • Cana Island Lighthouse

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    (64 miles) Sturgeon Bay

    Walk across the rock causeway from the Door County mainland to the island. Step inside the keeper's house where, beginning in 1869, the first of a number of lighthouse keepers tended to the light ...

  • Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock

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    (64 miles) Sturgeon Bay

    When in the northern part of the Door Peninsula, be sure to visit the Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock. The newly remodeled facility features the fishing tug Hope built in 1930 by Sturgeon ...

  • The Fairfield Contemporary Art Museum

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    (65 miles) Sturgeon Bay

    The Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art occupies a landmark 1907 building in the historic center of Sturgeon Bay, WI. It houses a permanent collection of over 200 works of art as well as ...

  • Skate City Family Fun Center

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    (68 miles) Wisonsin Rapids

    A trip to Skate City is sure to please. Join us during one of our public skating sessions. We also have many special events including All Night Skates, Early Release Skates, Out of School Skates and ...

  • Cypress Grove Nature Park

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    (70 miles) Jackson

    Come and enjoy over 150 acres of beautiful river bottom land, view the nature center and enjoy picnic areas and an observation tower.

  • Spinning Wheels

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    (72 miles) Portage

    Roller Skating at it's finest can be found at Spinning Wheels Skate Center in Portage, Wisconsin.

  • Historic Point Basse

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    (73 miles) Nekoosa

    A historic day out at Point Basse, taking you back to the early settlers lives on what was once a Native American trail.