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5 Great Ways to Play Indoors in the Fox Cities


The Fox Cities is home to some great museums for any age and any interest! Places like the Weis Earth Science Museum will have you discovering earth's many layers, from rocks and minerals to fossils and volcano's. Appleton's Paper Discovery Center gives you a look into the city's connection to the paper industry and the paper-making process through hands-on displays and a chance to make-your-own paper! The Building for Kids Children's Museum is the perfect place for kids to get hands-on learning experiences with themed rooms for play, arts & crafts, and fun kids events! Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass features the world's largest glass paper weight collection which is a sight to see, they also have rotating glass exhibits throughout the year. Take in a little History at the History Museum at the Castle in Downtown Appleton. Aside from their popular Houdini exhibit, they always have 2-3 other history exhibits to enjoy as well!

Arcade the Day Away

Badger Sports Park offers large park arena featuring arcade games, mini-bowling, inflatable jump area, laser maze, laser-tag and brand new escape rooms! With options for any price point you're sure to find plenty of fun for the whole family here! Stop by Funset Boulevard and enjoy their full arcade, indoor carousel, bumper cars, and more!

Trampoline Parks

SkyZone is located in East Appleton and features freestyle jump space, skyslam basketball hoops, ultimate dodgeball and foamzone foam pit for freestyle jumps. Aside from jumping, they also offer Skyfit fitness classes! XtremeAir also in Appleton features Xtreme Jump, indoor rock climbing wall, dodgeball, x-balance slackline, xtremem basketball, air-bag freestyle jump pit, gladiator joust, x-maze, and Aerobics fitness classes!

Performing Arts

The Fox Cities Preforming Arts Center is well-known for their Broadway shows they bring to town, but they also feature smaller shows year-round! From comedy acts and family-friendly shows to concerts and performances from Fox Valley Orchestra, why not catch a show! 

Can You Escape?

If you haven't tried an Escape Room yet, put it on your list! Escape Room of Wisconsin in Appleton offers a number of different themed rooms with different puzzles to solve. Your given a set amount of time to collect and solve clues to get you out of the room. Will you escape in time? Our staff tried once...we failed. But it sure was a lot of fun!

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 16:22

Fox Cities Visitor Guide

Fox Cities Visitor Center

3433 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914


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