|Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau|
171 S. Pioneer Rd.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
|Fond du Lac is located on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest inland lake at 220 square miles is a haven for boating, fishing, waterskiing and ice fishing in the winter.|
Fond du Lac is just an hour from the largest cities in the state, Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay. Five major highways lead into Fond du Lac, making it an easy drive.
Travelers will find a wide range of activities, first-rate accommodations and friendly people waiting to assist them.
Award-winning properties, Holiday Inn Holidome and Ramada Plaza Hotel, are two of Fond du Lac's 15 lodging facilities. When staying in the area, enjoy Fond du Lac's affordability, accessibility, and safe fresh-air environment.
Explore Lakeside Park, a 400-acre beautiful showcase bordering Lake Winnebago. The park features lagoons, gardens, covered bridges, and a lookout lighthouse. Plus, you can ride the antique carousel, miniture train, aqua bikes and canoes.
Tour and shop at Fond du Lac's Bavarian-style Kristmas Kringle Shoppe, offering the largest collection of Italian ornaments in the nation.
Step back in time at the Galloway House & Village. The 30 room Victorian era Galloway Mansion is surrounded by two-dozen turn of the century buildings from throughout Fond du Lac County.
Bike or hike the 34 mile Wild Goose State Trail and the 10 mile Mascoutin Valley Trail. Explore the glacial landscape of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Visit the nationally famous Horicon Marsh, home to more than 200 species of birds and other wildlife. You can explore the marsh on a guided pontoon boat tour.
As featured on the History Channel, the Octagon House will amaze you! During your guided tour, you'll explore the secret passages and hidden rooms in the 125+ year old home.
Experience the arts at the expanded Windhover Center for the Arts opening this summer.
Spend a day where the buffalo roam at Glacier Ridge Animal Farm. Visit Chloe the camel, feed the goats and the deer, see water buffalo, feed the ducks and the swans and see over 30 different species of animals. Say "hi" to Speedy the African tortoise. Stroll around the farm, enjoy refreshments and shop at The Trading Post. Visit the farm store for gifts, bison meat, and many other items. During our Fall Festival, pick your own pumpkin, enjoy a caramel apple and go for a hayride.
Pet a llama or see the fainting goats at Villa Loretto, an unusual ranch run by nuns. More than 100 animals to pet and photograph. Peacocks to Clydesdales and llamas to emus. Beautiful gardens and fish ponds. Gift shops in the granary and the home. Public lunchroom, snack bar, and "Nun Better Bakery" stocked with homemade cookies and pizza.
Visit the ranch where the gentle giants live. At Larson's Famous Clydesdales, see an entertaining demonstration of a cart class in costume and full harness, antique hitch wagons and show preparation. Museum and gift shop.