Start your family adventure at EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh to share the spirit of aviation with over 200 historic aircraft, thousands of artifacts and a hand on KidVenture Gallery.  Oshkosh is “Wisconsin’s Event City” so check out the family-friendly festivals throughout the year including; Oshkosh Sawdust Days in July and Celebration of Lights late November thru December.  Winnebago County boasts a robust park system for family outings to include the Pollack Community Water Park.  There is even a place for the family dog at the Best Friends Dog Park.

With camping, boat rentals, ice skating and much more this entire area is a kids’ paradise.
(Check out the Outdoor Adventures Road Trip for suggestions).


Get the day off to the perfect start for family time at Schreiner’s Restaurant, Bakery and Bernie’s Pub, a Fond du Lac landmark since the ‘30s.  Famous for scratch-prepared food be sure to order a stack of pancakes with a side of award-winning pie!  Then it’s off to the hands-on-fun at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac to play, explore and have fun.  Interactive exhibits include the new Bull & Bear Market.

Visit the ranch of Larson’s Famous Clydesdales in Ripon – open mid-May to mid-October at 1pm for a tour and grandstand show.  (Reservations suggested).   Then head to LaClare Farms for the milking of the goats at 4:30pm.  Pet the goats and shop for Wisconisn artisan and farmstead cheeses and ice cream.

There’s lots of lodging choices in Fond du Lac.  Families will particularly enjoy the Holiday Inn with its large recreational center to include an indoor pool and game room.  Have pizza pool side from in-house Benvenuto’s Italian Grill.


For some outdoor fun ride the carousel, train and whip at Lakeside Park.  The official “Sponsors of Summertime,” Fondy Sports Park features indoor and outdoor sports and amusement park fun.  You’ll have a hard time deciding what to do with go karts, off road karting, bumper boats, lighted golf driving range, video arcade and much more.  There’s a snack bar and picnic areas, as well.  For fun in the sun visit the Fairgrounds Aquatic Center/Waterpark with zero depth entry, two tube slides, two drop slides and sand play and picnic areas.


It’s child’s play all day in Calumet County.  Catch a chicken, milk a cow, kiss a pig, ride a pony and cuddle a kitten at the Mulberry Lane Petting Farm. From spring to fall there is always something to enjoy on Meuer Farm in Chilton,  There’s maple syrup season, pick-your-own strawberries, hayrides, a corn maze and pumpkins depending on the season.   In fall pick out the perfect pumpkin at Polly’s Pumpkin Patch in Chilton.

Before you head home be sure to stop at Kelley Country Creamery in Eden.  Voted “Best Ice Cream in America” by Good Morning America this old-fashioned ice cream shop features confections crafted from the creamery on the on-side dairy farmstead.  Choose from over 20 flavors and seasonal offerings and end your rod trip with smiles all around.

EAA Air Venture Museum

Location: 3000 Poberezny Rd, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
With a collection of more than 200 historic airplanes along with world­class galleries and displays, the EAA AirVenture Museum is a year ­round destination, combining the passion of aviation's past…
Phone: 920-426-4800
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Pollack Community Water Park

Location: 1550 Taft Ave, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Variety of water fun for everyone with water and inner-tube slides, lazy river, walk-in pool, diving boards, concessions and more.
Phone: 920-236-5086
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Best Friends Dog Park

Location: 501 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
9-acre fenced area in the northeast portion of Winnebago County Community Park that provides a safe and secure environment for owners to exercise their dogs off-leash.
Phone: 920-267-7801
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Schreiner’s Restaurant, Bakery and Bernie’s Pub

Location: 168 N Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
"e;As seen on Wisconsin Foodie!"e; A Fond du Lac landmark since 1938. Famous for scratch prepared food and professional service. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner; or just come in for…
Phone: 920-922-0590
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Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac

Location: 75 W. Scott Street, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Bring your family to a world of imaginative play! Climb, slide, build and explore in areas designed for kids ages 1-12. Join in on an array of free programs. Play,…
Phone: 920-929-0707
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Larson’s Famous Clydesdales

Location: W12654 Reeds Corner Road, Ripon, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Come visit the ranch of the famous Clydesdales. The only exciting, entertaining and personalized 90-minute guided tour and grandstand show. See a demonstration of a cart class in full harness,…
Phone: 920-748-5466
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LaClare Family Creamery

Location: W2994 Co Rd HH, Pipe, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Visit this one of a kind shoppe on the east shore of Lake Winnebago. Our Cafe prepares its menu using seasonal, locally raised fresh ingredients whenever possible. The Retail Shoppe…
Phone: 920-670-0051
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Holiday Inn

Location: 625 W Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
The Holiday Inn of Fond du Lac's comfortable 139 guest rooms and excellent customer service will make you feel right at home. Each guest room includes a microwave, refrigerator, coffee…
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Benvenuto’s Italian Grill

Location: 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Our Italian Grill theme and our diverse menu appeals to almost everyone. We have the philosophy of offering great food for a good value! Dine in or carry out available.…
Phone: 920-924-9112
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Lakeside Park

Location: 555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
With over 400 acres of open recreational space on the south end of Lake Winnebago, Lakeside Park is a great place to visit. Summertime brings impressive flower displays, boating of…
Phone: 920-322-3460
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Fondy Sports Park

Location: N5820 County Road D, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Official Sponsors of Summertime Fun! Indoor/outdoor sports and amusement park offers the following: Go karts, off road karting, paintball shooting gallery, bumper boats, lighted golf driving range, mini golf, video…
Phone: 920-923-6400
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Mulberry Lane Farm

Location: W3190 County Road B, Hilbert, WI
County: Calumet County
An original farm experience to all who visit. There are plenty of animals to pet, pumpkins to be picked, cows to be milked and hayrides to be ridden at this…
Phone: 920-989-3130
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Meuer Farm

Location: N2564 US Hwy 151, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
A sustainable farm that produces honey, maple syrup, meats, sweet corn, black walnuts, pumpkins, flours and grains. Strawberry and sugar snap pea picking late spring/early summer. See and learn about…
Phone: 920-418-2676
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Polly’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: N4367 WI-57, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
Fresh grown veggies, canned goods and other local products available. Strawberry picking late spring/early summer. 15-acre corn maze with activity area, hayrides and pumpkins in fall. Homemade pies available year…
Phone: 920-849-4819
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Kelley Country Creamery

Location: W5215 County Road B, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
We love Ice Cream! Kelley Country Creamery's old-fashioned premium ice cream is crafted in our Creamery on our dairy farmstead. The Kelley family has been churning homemade ice cream as…
Phone: 920-923-1715
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