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Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

Presenting Northeast Wisconsin’s newest, most exciting and unique destination for conventions, trade shows, banquets, meetings and entertainment, all with the highest level of service and state-of-the-art offerings imaginable to event planners and their attendees.

Wisconsin's Shopping Place also offers many great boutiques and locally-owned shops in our downtown's! You never know what you'll find!

Enjoy the fresh air while walking or biking across the Trestle Trail. Located within Fritse Park in Menasha, the Trestle also offers a boat launch and great fishing spots.

Performing arts come alive on stage inside the 2,100 seat Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Catch Broadway shows along with many local performing arts groups.

Take in the beauty of High Cliff State Park any season of the year! Enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails set on the shores of Lake Winnebago.

Looking for great nightlife? Downtown Appleton has it! Live music, fun events and so much more!

The Fox Cities has year-round activities including miles of groomed cross country ski trails!

Fox River Mall is home to over 180 stores under 1 roof including Macy's, Scheels, Forever 21, White House Black Market, Pottery Barn and so much more!

Home to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Single A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Games played April - August.

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  • 3433 West College Avenue
  • Appleton, WI 54914
  • Contact: Amy Karas
  • Toll Free: 800-236-6338
  • Fax: 920-734-1080
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General Information

  • Largest Exhibit/Meeting Space (sq ft): 40,000
  • Number of Lodging Rooms: 388
  • Closest Major Metro: Milwaukee
  • Population: 250,000
  • Largest Single Room Block: 300
  • Largest Single Meeting Facility (sq ft): 37000
  • Largest Event Space (sq ft): 40,000
  • Metro Area Population: 250,000

Meeting Planner's appreciate our unique mix of urban amenities with a small town feel and price tag. Attendees appreciate the "walkability" our downtown convention hotel affords with dining, arts, nightlife and shopping just steps from the hotel.

Searching for a great meeting location? Try the Fox Cities on for size!

Whatever you have planned for your meeting, convention or reunion, we can make your job easier. Wisconsin's Fox Cities offer meeting planners:

More than 30 hotels and motels
3,200+ guest rooms
More than 90 meeting rooms
Complete conference center with 388 guest rooms and 40,000 square feet of meeting space under one roof
Brand new state of the art 37,000+ square foot Fox Cities Exhibition Center
Moderate room tax
Easy access to highways I41, 45 and 10
A local airport (ATW) serviced by Delta, United, American and Allegiant
FREE comprehensive meeting and convention support services from the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

Destination Services Offered

  • Area information/materials
  • Housing search/assistance
  • Bid presentation/support
  • Itinerary/activity recommendations
  • Facility information/referrals
  • Fam tours
  • Meeting/event planners kit
  • Promotional material and support
  • Name badges
  • Convention/Event planning assistance
  • Public relations assistance
  • Registration assistance
  • Site Inspections
  • Speaker referrals
  • Visitor assistance
  • Welcome packages/assistance

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm CST

Mileage Information

Chicago: 168.45 miles South
Milwaukee: 88.78 miles South
Minneapolis: 242.29 miles West
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.

Airport Mileage Information

Appleton International: 2.65 miles West
Austin Straubel Int'l (Greenbay, WI): 22.82 miles Northeast
Dane County Regional (Madison, WI): 89.29 miles Southwest
General Mitchell Int'l (Milwaukee, WI): 94.94 miles South
O'Hare (Chicago, IL): 160.05 miles South
MSP Int'l (Minneapolis, MN): 239.04 miles West
Duluth Int'l: 253.31 miles Northwest
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.