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The Fox Cities are 20 communities along the Fox River in Northeastern Wisconsin. You can explore this site for information on things to see and do in the area.

Our mailing address (for information requests):
Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
3433 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54914

We'll send you our Visitor Guide. Be sure to include a return address in your letter!!! Or, you can request a guide online.


Famous people from the Fox Cities:

Edna Ferber, Harry Houdini, Joe McCarthy, Willem Dafoe, Greta VanSusteren


Fox Cities Fun Facts:

  • Harry Houdini's first public performance in Appleton was in a traveling circus show when Harry was a child.
  • A pre-historic creature still lurks in the waters of Lake Winnebago: the Sturgeon.
  • Appleton was the first city in Wisconsin to have a telephone, Hydroelectric power, and a successful electric trolley system.
  • The first paper produced in Appleton was made of rags, straw and string.
  • The Menomonie Indians, first inhabitants of the Fox Cities area, didn't like the log cabins built for them because they were drafty, so they put their horses in the cabins and kept their families in teepees
  • The Fox Cities are home to one of the country's first co-educational universities: Lawrence University

Now, about that report you need to write. Below, we've assembled a number of links to local websites that have great information for your school project.

Communities in the Fox Cities: Gives you history, county, population figures and links to individual community web pages

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Focused on creating a positive economic, political and social climate in the Fox Cities.

Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership: An organization aimed at attracting businesses to the Fox Cities.

Heart of the Valley Chamber: Represents communities on the Northern end of the Fox Cities, including Kaukauna, Little Chute, Kimberly and Combined Locks.

Fox Cities Visitor Guide

Fox Cities Visitor Center

3433 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914

800-236-6673

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