Fond Du Lac is a beautiful city located in the Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States of America. The meaning of Fond Du Lac is bottom of the lake or foot of the lake and the reason the city received this name is that it is located near Lake Winnebago. In the area of the lake first lived the Winnebagos, Potawatomi, Kickapoo and Mascoutin tribes, but in the 19th century, Claude-Jean Allouez arrived here. Even so, James Doty was the one who established the town. Nowadays, the city has a population of 42.000 residents and an area of almost 20 square miles. If you want to visit this lovely American city, you should know what kind of attractions it has.
Top Attractions within Fond Du Lac
Fond Du Lac County Fair is held annually sometimes at the end of July - it does not have an exact date. At the fair, you can see live theater performances and listen to country music, as well as enjoy the local cuisine of Fond Du Lac and other cities of the county.
Walleye Weekend is a summer festival that celebrates the Mercury Marine National Walleye Fishing Tournament. This is a family festival and the location of it is in the middle of the nature. The popular festival of Fond Du Lac takes place on the shores of Lake Winnebago each year in June. The celebrations last two days.
Lakeside Park is the largest park you can see in Fond Du Lac. The park occupies an area of more than 400 acres on the shores of the lake. This attraction boasts of activities - exhibits, boating, flower displays, picnics and also weddings.
The Lakeside Park Lighthouse is another attraction of Fond Du Lac. The lighthouse was built in 1933 and nowadays its observation tower can be visited.