Have you ever…
Yes, Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago Region offer an amazing variety of things to do and enjoy.
So start a new bucket list as we ask: Have you ever?
- Bought a ticket on Fond du Lac’s South Main Street, named the Miracle Mile by the Chicago Tribune for its one mile stretch of winning lottery ticket retailers?
- Biked the Wild Goose State Trail’s 34 miles of converted railroad from Fond du Lac through Fond du Lac County along the Horicon Marsh, and into Dodge County to Clyman Junction?
- Seen 70 themed Christmas trees on display year round at the Kristmas Kringle Shoppe with its European-styled “street” filled with ornaments, collectibles, and décor?
- Stopped at 400-acre Lakeside Park and climbed the lighthouse built in 1933 with funds by private citizens (including the mayor at the time!), and designed by architect Roger Sutherland?
- Explored the world in exhibits and hands on experiences with a child at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac?
- Cooled off with an ice cream cone at Wisconsin’s Best Ice Cream Parlor, Kelley Country Creamery, so named by USA Today and featured on Good Morning America?
- Toured Fond du Lac County’s Rustic Road 82 — comprised of five roads — through wetlands, rolling hills, old-growth wooded areas, and scenic agricultural areas?
- Paddled a kayak on Horicon Marsh, the largest cattail marsh in the United States and home to over 260 species of birds?
- Listened to KFIZ, one of the first radio stations in Wisconsin and one of the few American radio stations east of the Mississippi with a “K” call sign?
- Seen a Fainting Goat or any of the other 300 animals at the Villa Loretto — or sampled a cookie from their Nun-Better Bakery — a nursing home and ranch operated by nuns?
- Bowled on the icy surface of Lake Winnebago during the Sturgeon Stampede event?
- Eaten a Big Mac from a Fond du Lac McDonald’s where Guinness Book of World Records holder for the “most Big Macs ever consumed” has dined (Don Gorske, 26,000 and counting)?
- Embarked on the Rienzi Cemetery Walk where a Wisconsin Territorial Governor is buried and heard the story of why he could’ve been the 10th United States President?
- Hiked the trails where glaciers formed the landscape with kettles, kames, moraines, and eskers in the Kettle Moraine State Forest?