Destinations

Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Stand Up Paddleboarding on Lake Winnebago

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Enjoying award-winning at Kelley Country Creamery

Retail Therapy

Downtown Farmers Market

Snowshoeing at Kiekhaefer Park

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  • 171 S. Pioneer Road
  • Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
  • Contact: Carrie Stollenwerk
  • Toll Free: 800-937-9123
  • Fax: 920-929-6846
  • Visit Website

General Information

  • Largest Exhibit/Meeting Space (sq ft): 28,000
  • Number of Lodging Rooms: 707
  • Closest Major Metro: Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay
  • Population: 45,000
  • Largest Single Room Block: 130
  • Largest Single Meeting Facility (sq ft): 28,000
  • Largest Event Space (sq ft): 28,000
  • Metro Area Population: 45,000

About the community

Fond du Lac is located on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake, and is just an hour from the largest cities in the state — Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay. Five major highways lead into Fond du Lac. When staying in the area, enjoy Fond du Lac’s affordability, accessibility, and safe fresh-air environment.


Attractions

View Lakeside Park, a 400-acre beautiful showcase bordering Lake Winnebago. Lagoons, gardens, covered bridges and a lookout lighthouse. Tour and shop at Fond du Lac’s Bavarian-style Kristmas Kringle Shoppe, offering the largest collection of Italian ornaments in the nation.

Special attractions: Experts reveal St. Paul’s Cathedral as being one of the finest unified woodcarving collections in the United States. Visit Historic Galloway House, an 1880 Italianate mansion surrounded by a turn-of-the-century village and a museum. See Larson's Famous Clydesdales or Villa Loretto for entertainment and fun.


Services

Name badges
Entertainment recommendations
Tour assistance
Community welcome and dignitary recognition
Volunteer registration assistance
Visitor guides and area information
Community information packets


Season highlights

Winter: Cross-country skiing, 300 miles of snowmobile trails, relax by a fireplace, experience dog sledding or work out at one of Fond du Lac’s fitness centers.
Spring: Explore the Kettle Moraine State Forest or the 32,000-acre Horicon Marsh. Ride on Fond du Lac’s bike trails or experience the Talking Houses or Country Roads Tours.
Summer: Enjoy Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park and lighthouse. Weekend special events and outdoor music concerts.
Fall: View the fall color on the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. Take a boat trip in the Horicon Marsh or experience the Little Farmer Orchard and special event weekends.

Destination Services Offered

  • Area information/materials
  • Bid presentation/support
  • Itinerary/activity recommendations
  • Facility information/referrals
  • Fam tours
  • Meeting/event planners kit
  • Name badges
  • Convention/Event planning assistance
  • Site Inspections
  • Speaker referrals
  • Spouse programs
  • Step-on guides
  • Visitor assistance
  • Welcome packages/assistance

Hours of Operation

8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday

Mileage Information

Chicago: 136.42 miles South
Milwaukee: 58.27 miles Southeast
Minneapolis: 251.26 miles West
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.

Airport Mileage Information

Appleton International: 33.74 miles North
Austin Straubel Int'l (Greenbay, WI): 52.7 miles North
Dane County Regional (Madison, WI): 61.53 miles Southwest
General Mitchell Int'l (Milwaukee, WI): 64.01 miles Southeast
O'Hare (Chicago, IL): 127.22 miles South
MSP Int'l (Minneapolis, MN): 247.19 miles West
Duluth Int'l: 277.71 miles Northwest
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.