Imagine being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve! OK, that’s like the opposite of downtown Fond du Lac. But there is a real energy here, more contemporary and cool than you might think. Come shop, browse, eat, drink, socialize and celebrate in our “mid-town,” and enjoy the historic feel and plenty of green space when you’re ready to park it. Warning: you may be accosted by friendly locals who might smile and chat.
Follow Main Street through the center of the city.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND:
The ”fancy“ Hotel Retlaw, meticulously restored to its original Roaring Twenties splendor • The superb Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, or THELMA as the natives call it • Specialty Shops • Taverns and eateries • Hamilton Park • The Lake Winnebago Region Visitor Center.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Extend your pinkies and admire works of art at our many galleries • Catch a live performance by a nationally renowned touring group or check out the current exhibitions at THELMA • Tour the timeless Tiny Taverns • Shop around for all of your one-of-a-kind gifts • Fine-dine at Theo’s 24 • Pamper yourselves with a weekend stay at the affordably swanky Hotel Retlaw (and check out the smoked bourbon spirits at the Lobby Bar) • Be absolutely wowed by the Cellar District Restaurant – a re-imagined turn-of-the-century church now a contemporary dining experience • And don’t miss February’s Sturgeon Spectacular Winter Festival!