Nostalgic Summer Fun in Downtown Appleton

Do you love nostalgia? Like exploring? Summer in Downtown Appleton is great for discovering old and new memories.

Here are a few nostalgic ideas:
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  • Take a walk – you will discover something new about downtown every time!
  • The History Museum At The Castle has walking tours, bus tours and bike tours allowing you to explore Appleton and learn a little history at the same time!
  • Try the candy you enjoyed the most as a kid at Crazy Sweet…remember candy necklaces or salt water taffy?
  • Revisit the Lions that were decorated for the Wisconsin Premiere of Lion King at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in 2006.
  • Don’t miss the History Museum At The Castle’s exhibit Food: Who We Are and What We Eat.
  • Hearthstone Historic House Museum offers a look into the past at the first home in the US powered by hydroelectricity.


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There's so much to like about Downtown Appleton. Thanks to its 60+ distinctive shops ... 50+ casual, fine dining and ethnic restaurants... nearly 30 pubs, clubs and live music hot spots ... a leading performing arts center and world-class visual arts gallery ... family-friendly activities and attractions ... a variety of coffee shops and gathering places ... PLUS Northeast Wisconsin's best events, Downtown Appleton is a favorite destination for many -- and it just keeps getting better and better!

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