Ride the Downtown Appleton Trolley – Free!


Enjoy Northeast Wisconsin with family and friends this summer! Find more things to do with the 2021 Go Valley Kids Summer Bucket List!

There is no better way to explore than with 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 simply 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.


Service Schedule

The trolley will be available June  – September, 2021
Thursdays & Fridays: 5 pm – 11 pm
Saturdays: 8 am – 11 pm

Trolley rides are free, but donations are always appreciated!

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

Snacks & Sips

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

Trolley Stops

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

Family-friendly stops include: The Appleton Public Library, The Building for Kids, The Trout Museum of Art, The Paper Discovery Center, and Houdini Plaza.


The Thursday night Heid Music Summer Concert Series is free, family-friendly, and runs July 1 – August 30, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The live music plays at Houdini Plaza on College Avenue. See the complete schedule here.

The 2021 trolley brochure with a map is available to download here.

2019 trolley map

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