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Originality. Authenticity. Creativity. Learn more about the three words that built the Fox Cities and continue to captivate locals and tourists alike.
Here in the Fox Cities, we say that the spirt of originality, authenticity, and creativity run deep. Put simply, it’s our way of recognizing the people, places and spaces that make the Fox Cities a one-of-a-kind destination. It’s so one-of-a-kind, in fact, that some of our experiences truly cannot be found anywhere else.
Take a look below for just a few examples of the stories that can be found across all of the Fox Cities Originals. Whether it starts with a 5 minute walk or a 5 hour road trip, we encourage you to experience and discover what the Fox Cities will inspire in you. Bring your family, pack your sense of wonder, and find your Original while exploring ours.
Did you know that a visit to the Lamers Dairy Country Store is a trip to the only family-owned and operated milk bottling plant in Wisconsin?
Five generations of the Lamers family have been producing the highest quality milk and dairy products for the community to enjoy since 1913. Watch the milk bottling process at the Country Store through the 30-foot observation window and shop for Lamers’ own Dairyland’s Best milk, sourced from family farms no more than 30 miles away.
Stone Arch Brewpub
If you've ever enjoyed a beer at Stone Arch Brewpub, you spent some time in the oldest, continually running brewpub in the state built 150 years ago.
Every craft beer lover is sure to find something to please their palate and even the young ones have plenty of options to choose from on the handcrafted, gourmet soda menu. The Stone Arch food menu is equally as delicious as the brew menu and make sure to order a basket of their locally renowned, deep fried cheese curds made with Stone Arch Scottish Ale.
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
For art enthusiasts, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass proudly boasts the world’s largest collection of breathtaking glass paperweights.
At this world's premier glass museum, you can view thousands of other glass objects in addition the paperweights including contemporary glass sculptures and temporary exhibits that feature notable glass artists' work. Try your hand at creating your own glass artwork by signing the whole family up for a class at the Bergstrom-Mahler Glass Studio.
Plan your next adventure here with the full list of Originals.