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    Children's Museum of Fond Du Lac

    by apuleuis Written Apr 6, 2014

    Museum costs $6 a person, and within 30 minutes had to look for things to do. We went with a 7 year old and it was a mix of things far too complicated for her and too simple. No balls for the Foosball table. Another feature was missing its parts and was broken. The cords were all tangled for the operation table, did I mention we only got there 30 minutes after it opened.? The artwork area was just a table of coloring pages and crayons. There is also a Mercury Marine museum inside which is in no way aimed at kids. If you want to go to a kids museum, make the extra drive to go to the one in Appleton or even Sheboygan. May be good for younger kids that need a large space to run around in winter.

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    Lakeside Park

    by moiraistyx Updated Apr 7, 2008

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    I think this is the largest park in Fond du Lac's at nearly 400 acres. We've went to this park every year for Walleye Weekend, not to mention to visit the petting zoo run by the local convent. I'm not sure if you are allowed to climb the lighthouse anymore, but I'll try to find out. Because the park is located on the shoreline of Lake Winnebago young and old can get in some great fishing off directly off shore or rent a boat to venture further out. The park offers picnic areas, playgrounds, deer park, petting zoo, ball diamonds, marina, and 24 free boat launch ramps. There are rides for the little one which include a miniature train, roto whip, old-fashioned carousel, or you can rent bumper boats, hydrobikes and canoes.

    Park open daily, dawn-11pm. Rides & rentals MD-LD, Mon-Sat 11am-8:30pm, Sun 10am-8pm.

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    Fond du Lac Lighthouse

    by moiraistyx Written May 8, 2006

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    The Fond du Lac Lighthouse has become the symbol of the surrounding city, located at the southern end of Lake Winnebago. As you travel the streets of Fond du Lac, the image of the lighthouse is readily seen on bridges, road signs, and advertising. The reason for the community’s affinity for the lighthouse is perhaps due to the fact that the beacon was built and lit during one of the city’s darkest periods.
    In 1932, lumberman W. J. Nuss generously offered to build a lighthouse in Lakeside Park using plans donated by the noted architect Roger A. Sutherland. The offer was quickly accepted by the park board, and work on the forty-foot tower started the following May. At this time, the country was suffering through the depths of the Great Depression. Unemployment peaked at 24.9% in 1933, spreading a cloud of gloom across the nation. Charitably, the laborers employed on the lighthouse project were all out-of-work Fund du Lac citizens.

    The bottom ten feet of the eight-sided lighthouse consists of a flagstone-covered base, while the upper section of the tower is of frame construction. A wooden staircase, attached to the interior walls of the lighthouse, winds up through the tower permitting visitors to reach the observation deck, where an excellent view of Lakeside Park is afforded.

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    Walleye Weekend

    by moiraistyx Written May 8, 2006

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    The first weekend in June is a zoo in Fond du Lac. They host a yearly celebration and fishing tournament know as Walleye Weekend. It loaded with rides, games, food and of course fishermen. There are tons of things for kids to do and participate in. While here you must try the cream puffs, they are famous. Do not swim in Lake Winnebago though, people have been known to get some serious swimmer's itch from doing so.

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