FREE Downtown Appleton Trolley: Know Before You Go!


One of our favorite things to do in Appleton is to explore downtown on the Appleton trolley! There is no better way to explore than a scenic ride on the Downtown Appleton Trolley! The trolley makes a complete loop of downtown and the riverfront every 30 minutes, with scheduled stops along the route.

Hop on board for a free ride provided by a friendly driver to your favorite restaurant, or sit back to enjoy the beautiful riverfront and bustling downtown area. At 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, the trolley departs the Transit Center, located next to the Appleton Public Library.


Trolley Schedule

The trolley will be available June 1  – September 30, 2023
Thursdays & Fridays: 5 pm – 11 pm (First Departure: 5:15 pm, Last Departure: 10:15 pm) 
Saturdays: 8 am – 11 pm (First Departure: 8:15 am, Last Departure: 10:15 pm) 

Trolley rides are free, but donations are always appreciated!

Parking Note: Downtown parking is complimentary after 6 pm on Thursdays & Fridays.

Snacks Along the Way

Pack a snack or grab one from one of these local favorites before boarding the trolley!

  • Bona Fide Juicery, 111 E. College Ave. | Organic, fresh, cold-pressed Juices
  • Copper Rock Coffee, 210 W. College Ave. | Coffees, Teas & Fresh Baked Goods
  • Crazy Sweet, 514 W. College Ave. | Ice Cream & Candy Shop
  • Doughlicious, 322 W College Ave, Appleton | Cookie dough, ice cream and treats

Things to Do Along the Way

The trolley makes scheduled stops along the way and completes an entire loop. Simply look for the black, green, and red trolley signs.

Family-friendly stops include: The Building for Kids, The Trout Museum of Art, The Atlas Science Center (formerly known as The Paper Discovery Center), The History Museum at the Castle, and Houdini Plaza.

Meade Pool, Jones Park, Tellulah Park and Jaycee Park are all along the trolley route!

Note: The Appleton Public Library’s downtown location is currently closed.


The Thursday night Heid Music Summer Concert Series is free, family-friendly, and runs June 1 – August 31, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Live music plays at Jones Park.

Download the 2023 Map & Brochure >

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