Introduction to Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton, Wisconsin, in Outagamie county, is 88 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan area with. Appleton’s population is approximately 70,087.
Appleton was first settled in 1847, and incorporated as a village in 1853. The community was reincorporated as a city in the year 1857. The first resident in the area was John F. Johnston. It is home to Lawrence University, which was established by Amos A. Lawrence.
Appleton and nearby Attractions
- National Railroad Museum
- Plamann County Park
- Hazelwood Historic House Museum
- Heritage Hill State Park
- EAA Air Adventure Museum
- White Pillars Museum
Things To Do In Appleton
While in Appleton, one can visit museums like the Oneida Nation Museum, Fox Cities Children’s Museum and the Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum. Parks in the area include the Plamann County Park, the High Cliff State Park and the Heritage Hill State Park. The Northgate Shopping Center and the Valley Fair Shopping Center are the popular shopping destinations in the area. The city also hosts festivals like the Greek/Serbian Festival every June and the Fall Harvest Festival every October.
Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.
Appleton Higher Education
The local institutions of higher education include Lawrence University, Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton, Lakeland College and Saint Norbert College.