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
Where your imagination "takes flight". The Museum is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world, a year-round destination for the entire family. Come and explore our world-class…
Phone: 920-426-4818
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Pollock Community Water Park

Location: 1550 Taft Ave, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Waterpark with slides, zero depth entry area, lazy river, sand play area, splash pad, restroom/shower facilities, and concessions. The Pollock Community Waterpark is part of the City of Oshkosh Parks…
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
The Children's Museum of Fond du Lac is a place where discovery and curiosity are brought to life through a touchable learn-by-doing atmosphere designed to foster creativity and a passion…
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. One of the only places in the United States where visitors can see Famous Clydesdale's, close-up and personal. View an exciting, entertaining,…
Phone: 920-748-5466
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LaClare Family Creamery

Location: W2994 Co Rd HH, Pipe, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
LaClare Family Creamery is a true farmstead operation founded in 1978 with a foundation that is rooted in artistry, family values, and hard work. Here is where you will taste…
Phone: 920-670-0051
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Radisson Hotel and Conference Center

Location: 625 W Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Stay on budget for your meetings and group events for up to 1,000 attendees in a location convenient for state and regional meetings. The Radisson Hotel and Conference Center of…
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Benvenuto’s Italian Grill

Location: 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Benvenuto's is a casual dining restaurant that is great for a business lunch or a family dinner located in the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Our Italian Grill theme and…
Phone: 920-924-9112
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Lakeside Park

Location: 555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Bring the family out for fun at Fond du Lac’s 400-acre Lakeside Park, on Lake Winnebago, one of the country’s largest inland lakes. Walk-up lighthouse, picnic area, shelters, pavilion, playground,…
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
Enjoy the best time at Fondy Sports Park—the official sponsors of summertime fun! The wonderful amusement park offers go-karts, mini-golf, off-road karts, and bumper boats. Other featured activities include indoor/outdoor…
Phone: 920-923-6400
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Mulberry Lane Farm

Location: W3190 County Road B, Hilbert, WI
County: Calumet County
An interactive farm experience where people of all ages can play with and pet farm animals such as pigs, cows, goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies and kittens.  Your visit also includes…
Phone: 920-989-3130
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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, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and pre-picked pumpkins…
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
Kelley Country Creamery’s old-fashioned, premium ice cream is crafted in our Creamery on our dairy farmstead. We have created a multitude of flavors using only farm-fresh milk combined with top-quality…
Phone: 920-923-1715
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