Oshkosh Travel Guide

  • Tranquil shade at the EAA Seaplane Base,
    Tranquil shade at the EAA Seaplane Base,
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    At 12,500 feet IFR on way to Oshkosh.
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Oshkosh Things to Do

  • World's Biggest Airshow-EAA AirVenture

    The be-all and end-all of Oshkosh, besides being the home of Oshkosh B'Gosh denim overalls, is the annual Airshow put on by the Experimental Aircraft Association, headquartered here. Known worldwide for this week long event the last week of July, this year 540,000 people attended, and over 10,000 airplanes. One pilot flew his homebuilt small...

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  • The EAA Aviation Museum

    The superb EAA Aviation Museum houses an amazing collection of over 250 restored aircraft and many interpretive displays. Some of the large, historic warbird aircraft are displayed outdoors. There is a library for scholarly study and a theater for film showings. A museum store is filled with clothing, aviation books, aviation toys for children and...

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  • The Paine Estate & Gardens

    The Paine is a historic mansion with beautiful gardens, located near downtown Oshkosh. The building houses a museum with art works displayed in wood paneled rooms. The gardens have varied designs and thousands of different types of plants and flowers.The Family Discovery Gallery has “hands on” activities about architecture, art, and gardens for...

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Oshkosh Restaurants

  • Oshkosh's Finest Dine-In Chinese...

    A wonderfully hospitable Chinese sit-down restaurant conveniently located just across the street kiddy-corner from The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Scott Hall dorm on Wisconsin Street is not to be missed if you like large portions of excellent Chinese food. The extensive menu contains 79 main dishes, twelve appetizers and seven soup choices....

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  • Authentic Mexican Food and Ambience

    El Azteca has five Wisconsin locations besides the Oshkosh restaurant.There are two in Appleton, one in Neenah and one in DePere, Wisconsin, which latter is called El Maya. The Oshkosh restaurant is a large, beautifully decorated multi-room restaurant with a huge menu and moderate pricing. They feature both Aztec specialties and Maya dinners, as...

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  • They still have the bread bowls!

    I've been surfing the web to see if there were any bread bowls available at any Perkins, and it appears there aren't... except for the Oshkosh location! Made with cracked wheat, parmesan cheese and red pepper, these bowls are a delicious complement to the giant salads that you can order at any time--- fulfill your craving! Stop in today! I have...

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  • Two Brothers has moved... across the...

    Two Brothers has moved from their previous location next to Howard Johnson's... to a location directly across the street. They have also expanded their hours to open 24/7. Also they have expanded their menu to include ice cream and specialty coffees. This means they make old fashioned milk shakes and are worth the wait!Unfortunately, they have had...

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  • Custard!!!!!

    This classic local drive-in makes the best custard, frozen that is! If you've never had it, you MUST stop in at Leon's for a taste. If it isn't sweets you are after, try a roast beef sandwich. You can get a pound of roast beef and a six pack of buns for under $7! This is a great way to feed a small family on a budget. Roast beef sandwich and...

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  • Where the Locals Drink Coffee

    The New Moon, located downtown, is the favorite local coffe house. The atmosphere is one of local art on the walls, very friendly staff, and a decent menu, including some good vegetarian chili. Take a break from the chains and try it out. As a bonus our city's sundial is right across the street! Sugar-free vanilla latte and vegatarian chili

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  • Quality, inexpensive breakfast

    Two Brothers is a small restaurant on Omro Rd. just off of Highway 41. The breakfast menu includes just about every staple plus some options with a Greek taste (Feta cheese and Gyros). I had eggs, hash browns, and toast while my wife had the feta cheese omlette. Both were very good. I liked the hash browns better than that of IHOP or Perkins. The...

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  • Drive-in to fun

    Ardy and Ed's is a drive in that brings back the 50's in an authentic way. This restaurant has been owned and operated by the same family since the 1950s when it was an A&W. It has been named Ardy and Ed's since the 1970s and is one of Oshkosh's favorite places to go for a date. They make their own root beer that you can even buy in half gallons...

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  • Thai food=great

    This restaurant is fairly small and cozy, sitting probably 30-40 people. The menu is incredible. You can customize any order by spice and kind of meat/veggies/tofu you would like on it. That way every dish is vegetarian and non-vegetarian as well as spicy and not spicy all at the same time depending on what you like. The portions are generous and...

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Oshkosh Transportation

  • Special EAA Shuttle Buses from Downtown

    During EAA AirVenture week special shuttle buses run from 6:20 each morning until 10 pm each night with a stop at OshKosh's downtown bus transfer station. If you are staying at the University dorms, there is a bus stop/pickup there also between Scott Hall and Blackhawk Commons on Osceola St between High Avenue and Algoma Blvd. For visitors staying...

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  • HWY 41

    Highway 41 runs north-south to the west of Oshkosh. There are several exits to take off this highway to get into the city.

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Oshkosh Off The Beaten Path

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    by Tugboatguy Updated Oct 4, 2008

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    I guarantee you will be certainly off the beaten path if at AirVenture 2009 you get a ride in the Goodyear blimp! Drawings for free rides were held this year, and the blimp flew daily to the west and south of the Wittman Regional Airport's runways. The blimp was tethered at Pioneer Airport on the EAA Grounds which is a grass strip and seven hangars that re-create the flying experience in the 1920s and early 1930s. Certainly an unconventional experience, a blimp ride is just one of the possibilities at Oshkosh one week a year.

    N3A is a 1976 Goodyear GZ-20A Blimp, powered by two Continental IO-360 engines.

    Visit the website for general information on the annual EAA AirVenture Airshow-always the last week in July. Just sign up in person for the daily drawings for a ride.

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  • OSHKOSH Airshow

    The Oshkosh Airshow takes place in late July ( early August ) . In 2004 from July 27 to Aug 3. Its emphasis is on Recreational and Experimental aircraft but everything else is there. It is organized by the EAA , Experimental Aircraft Association .There is a superb museum .We scheduled two days but only needed one day .

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  • The Best Air Show in the Country!

    Attend the EAA (Experimental Aviation Association) AirVenture show in Oshkosh. This is a top-notch, annual, week-long air show which must be the best in the country, if not the world! It is a showcase of what's going on in general aviation, and is enjoyable by all members of the family. All types of planes are represented; military, warbirds,...

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  • Go to Country USA if you like...

    Go to Country USA if you like Country music! Go to Lifest you you like Christian music! Go to the EAA if you like airplane stuff! Go to the Great Outdoors Ducks Unlimited thing if you like hunting, fishing, or just want to learn something about either of them! My best memory was from Lifest. I was going to go camping in Wild Rose but all the...

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