A Look At Fox River In Appleton Wisconsin
The Fox River in Appleton Wisconsin has a rich history and has many unique reasons to visit it today. The banks of the Fox river was home to several Native American cultures. Later fur traders became the first European settlers, coming there to trade with the Native Americans that called this area home. In the mid to late 1800s the lower fox river area supported the paper industry and there are still active paper mills there today.
If you want to get a feel of the history of Appleton along the fox river than a visit to Hearthstone house is in order. Here you will find the first home in the world powered by a hydroelectric station. The station powered two paper mills along the river and the mansion which sat on a bluff above the river. Today the home is a museum and open for tours.
If you want to know more about the roots of Appleton and the Fox river than a visit to the Paper Discovery Center is a must. Here you will learn about paper production, and the importance of this local industry. They provide hands on experiences and tours.
If you want to do some shopping during your visit than you will want to stop at the Fox River Mall. It hosts more that 140 stores and is the largest shopping mall in Wisconsin.
There are many other sites to see including the History Museum at the Castle. And The Plaza features summer concerts and is part of the downtown farmers market.