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Description
The French traders who first visited this region referred to it as the fond, or “far end,” of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest freshwater lake; hence the name Fond du Lac. In 1835 Wisconsin's first judge and later territorial governor, James D. Doty laid out the town in hopes of it becoming the state capital; it lost to Madison in 1848.
Today mansions of industrial barons line Division Street. Fond du Lac offers a diversity of industry and business, including Mercury Marine and MAG Giddings & Lewis, a supplier of industrial automation products and machine tools.
Visitor Info
Fond du Lac Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 171 S. Pioneer Rd. FOND DU LAC, WI 54935-2342. Phone:(920)923-3010 or (800)937-9123
Shopping
Downtown Main Street offers specialty boutiques including antiques, gourmet coffee, stained glass and quilting shops. Kristmas Kringle Shoppe, at 1330 S. Main Street at the entrance to the city, features a large assortment of glass ornaments, trees, animated figures and collectibles displayed in a Bavarian village setting; phone (920) 922-3900. Forest Mall, off US 41 at 835 W. Johnson St., has more than 60 stores including Kohl's and Younkers.
Self-guiding tours
The Lake Winnebago Road Trip guides visitors on a scenic driving tour around the lake. Contact the convention and visitors bureau for information.
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Hampton Inn by Hilton Fond du Lac
77 N Pioneer Rd. Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
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Super 8-FOND DU LAC
391 N Pioneer Rd. Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
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Holiday Inn Fond du Lac
625 W Rolling Meadows Dr. Fond Du Lac, WI 54937
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77 Holiday Ln. Fond Du Lac, WI 54937
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