The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Museum is just 20 minutes south, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Founded in 1953, the EAA is a growing and diverse organization of aviation enthusiasts whose interests include classic and antique airplanes, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, contemporary aircraft, and building their own airplanes.
Barlow Planetarium A world-class facility for 3-D excitement, the Barlow Planetarium offers giant full-color special effects and crystal-clear, five-channel, 10,000 watt THX surround sound with 48-foot projection dome.
Weis Earth Science Museum The official State Mineralogical Museum of Wisconsin.
Outagamie Museum Preserves and exhibits the history of Outagamie County and lower Fox River Valley. Operates the Charles A. Grignon Mansion, the Outagamie Museum, and gathers, interprets, and disseminates information related to the life and career of Harry Houdini who claimed Appleton, Wisconsin, as his home town.
Hearthstone Historic Museum House Tour the first home in the world lit by hydroelectricity.
Trails of the Fox Cities include some of the best walking trails in the state. The city of Appleton has recently been named the best walking city in Wisconsin by Prevention magazine and the American Podiatric Medical Association. Trails will take you from Fox Valley Technical College to the Wild Ones EcoCenter (5 mile walk).
Nature Net, the Environmental Learning Network, lists a multitude of environmentally focused destinations in the Fox Cities, including many nature centers and preserves.
National Railroad Museum The museum dates to 1956, with a mission to foster an understanding of railroading and its significance to American life. What began as an effort to acquire a single steam locomotive for a city park has grown into one of the largest rail museums in the nation. It now serves over 75,000 visitors annually.
Last But Not Least The Fox River Mall, located between the FVTC and the EcoCenter, on the Fox Cities Trails system features over 180 stores like Macy's, Younkers, Scheels, Pottery Barn, Coldwater Creek, Chico's, Target, Ann Taylor, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, and Build-a-Bear Workshop. Great choices for family dining include Northwoods Café, Fratello's Restaurant & Brewery, Atlanta Bread Company and TGI Friday's.
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
2285 West Butte des Morts Beach Road, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956-1008