Introduction to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fond du Lac History
Fond du Lac is a French term, meaning the farthest end of the lake. It was named because of its location at the south end of Lake Winnebago. The community was visited by the French Traders in 1787. In the same year, Jacob Franks established a trading post in the area. Fond du Lac County was established in 1838.
Fond du Lac and nearby Attractions
- Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center
- Harrington Beach State Park
- Fox Cities Children’s Museum
- Plamann County Park
- Above & Beyond Children's Museum
- Kohler-Andrae State Park
Things To Do In Fond du Lac
The popular shopping destinations of the area include the Forest Plaza Shopping Center and the Forest Mall Shopping Center. The Oakgreen Golf Course & Driving Range, the Thornbrook Golf Course and the Utica Golf Course are all nearby as well. Local churches include the Peace United Church of Christ, the Martin Luther Latvian Church and the Plymouth Congregational Church. The community hosts the Fondue Festival every September, the Greekfest and Buttermilk Festival every June and the Fond du Lac County Fair every July.
Fond du Lac Transportation
The nearest major airport is Austin Straubel International.
Fond du Lac Higher Education
Marian College of Fond du Lac, Moraine Park Technical College, Carroll College, Concordia University-Wisconsin and Saint Norbert College are the local colleges and universities.