25+ Things to do with Kids in the Fox Valley this Summer!

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Building For Kids, Appleton

The there are so many awesome things to do with kids in the Fox Valley. The communities tucked away along the river have so much fun to offer families. Explore one of the many nature centers. Learn new things from a diverse selection of museums. Visit an open gym at a YMCA to practice gymnastics moves or shoot baskets. There is really something for every kid!

If your kids love to explore animals and nature, 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna has trails for stretching your legs and checking out some fun shallow areas of the river and then exploring the indoor nature center. A short drive away is the Kaukauna Public Library which has a super fun play area for smaller kids and extensive programming for kids of all ages to drop in on.

Plan a family day full of fun things to do with kids in the Fox Valley!

1000 Islands Environmental Center

1000 Beaulieu Ct, Kaukauna, Wisconsin

www.1000islandsenvironmentalcenter.org | GVK Feature

TIP: FREE admission!

Appleton Memorial Park

1620 E Witzke Blvd, Appleton, Wisconsin

appletonparkandrec.org | GVK Feature

TIP: FREE admission!

Appleton Public Library

225 N Oneida St, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.apl.org | GVK Feature

TIP: FREE admission!

Appleton YMCA – Splash Pad & Treehouse

218 East Lawrence Street, Appleton

www.ymcafoxcities.org

Badger Sports Park

3600 E Evergreen Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin

badgersportspark.com

Barlow Planetarium

1478 Midway Rd, Menasha, Wisconsin

]uwfox.uwc.edu/barlow-planetarium/barlow-planetarium

Building for Kids

100 W College Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin

buildingforkids.org

Butterfly Garden of Wisconsin

N2550, WI-47, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.butterflygardensofwisconsin.com

Charles A. Grignon Mansion

1313 Augustine St, Kaukauna, Wisconsin

www.grignonmansion.org

Crazy Sweet

201 W College Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.crazy-sweet.com

Funset Boulevard

916 W College Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.funset.com | GVK Feature

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve

4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.bubolzpreserve.org

TIP: FREE admission!

Heart of the Valley YMCA – Gymnastics Center

225 West Kennedy Avenue, Kimberly, Wisconsin

www.ymcafoxcities.org

Heckrodt Nature Preserve

1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, Wisconsin

www.heckrodtnaturecenter.org | GVK Feature

TIP: FREE admission!

High Cliff State Park

N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood, Wisconsin

dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/highcliff

History Museum at the Castle

330 E College Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.myhistorymuseum.org

Kaukauna Public Library

207 Thilmany Rd #200, Kaukauna, Wisconsin

kaukaunalibrary.org

TIP: FREE admission!

Menasha Public Library

440 1st St, Menasha, Wisconsin

www.menashalibrary.org

TIP: FREE admission!

Neenah Public Library

240 E Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, Wisconsin

www.neenahlibrary.orgGVK Feature

TIP: FREE admission!

Paper Discovery Center

425 W Water St, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.paperdiscoverycenter.org

Plamann Park Children’s Farm

1375 E Broadway Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.outagamie.org | GVK Feature

TIP: FREE admission!

Pony Playce

N2757 Alphorn Ln, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.ponyplayce.com | GVK Feature

The Trout Museum of Art

111 W College Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.troutmuseum.org | GVK Feature

TIP: Find tips for your visit to an art museum here.

Trestle Trail

Friendship Trail, Neenah, Wisconsin

www.heritageparkway.org

TIP: FREE admission!

Weis Earth Science Museum

1478 Midway Rd, Menasha, Wisconsin

www.weismuseum.org

Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife

10 E College Ave, Appleton, Wisconsin

www.wiwildlifemuseum.org | GVK Feature

TIP: FREE admission!

Wisconsin International Raceway

W1460 County Rd KK, Kaukauna, Wisconsin

wirmotorsports.com

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

2400 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin

https://www.milb.com/wisconsin | GVK Feature

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As the owner and publisher of Go Valley Kids I am passionate about connecting families with resources and businesses in our community. Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Amanda Chavez has a love for her community. As a busy mom of 2 little girls, she and her husband are always on the lookout for fun things to do and share with others. Go Valley Kids combines all of her passions –motherhood, design and community. Some of her other interests also peak through on GVK including baking, photography and sewing!

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