History, Mystery and More at Fox Cities Museums

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Ever wonder how Harry Houdini prepared himself to be submerged in ice cold water? Or why the Fox Cities terrain is so flat? Or what it was like to have the first house in the country with it's own hydroelectric power? Or how paper is made?

You can find the answers to these questions and many more at one of several wonderful Fox Cities museums.

Below the map is a complete list of museums in the Fox Cities. Click on the search button to select options by location or to search by name.

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Waterfront Area Barlow Planetarium  
The Barlow Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is a world-class facility for exploring the night sky or watching an exciting laser light show. Enjoy 3-D excitement in every show on our 48-foot projection dome theatre. Star Shows, Children's Star Shows, Family Laser shows and Rock Laser Shows change frequently.
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Waterfront Area Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass  
One of the largest and finest glass paperweight collections in the world. Germanic glass and traveling fine arts exhibits. The museum is housed in a historic mansion.
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Appleton Area Building for Kids Children's Museum  
The third largest children’s museum in Wisconsin, The Building for Kids Children’s Museum build’s imagination, creativity and confidence. The Museum features two floors and 30,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, award-winning programming; and regularly hosts traveling exhibits from throughout the country.
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Heart of the Valley Area Charles A. Grignon Mansion  
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Waterfront Area Doty Cabin  
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Waterfront Area EAA AirVenture Museum  
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Appleton Area Free Downtown Cool Trolley!  
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Heart of the Valley Area Grignon Mansion  
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Appleton Area Hearthstone Historic House Museum  
Built in 1882, this stunning Victorian landmark is the first home in the world lit by a hydroelectric central station based on the Thomas A. Edison system. Guided tours of the museum offer a step back in time to the dawn of domestic electricity. Original light fixtures, light switches, woodwork, stained glass and beautiful architecture greet each guest. An exciting hydro-adventure discovery center and gift shop are just right for kids of all ages. Changing exhibits, events and programs are held throughout the year.
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Appleton Area History Museum at the Castle  
What Big League slugger got his start in the Fox Valley? What escape artist and magician called Appleton home? What controversial politician put Appleton on the map? Discover the faces and events that define life in the Fox Cities through kid-friendly, interactive and award-winning exhibits at the History Museum at the Castle.
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Downtown Neenah

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