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For those unfamiliar with Appleton, we’ve provided some information below you may find useful.

Local Weather

June brings an average high of 77 degrees and an average low of 58 degrees.





Things to do

Appleton tourist attractions include the Hearthstone House, the four-story mansion that was the first house in the world to be powered by hydroelectricity at its completion in 1881. The History Museum at the Castle contains exhibits on Fox River Valley history, including a gallery showcasing Edna Ferber, a Harry Houdini exhibit, and other traveling exhibits. The Paper Discovery Center has historic paper-making machines on display and an exhibit on the history of paper. The Fox River Mall is the second-largest mall in Wisconsin. Other local malls include Northland Mall and City Centre Plaza and Valley Fair Mall. The city of Appleton has 24 neighborhood parks and four community parks in its park system. The neighborhood parks range in size from two acres to 16 acres, while the community parks range in size from 25 acres to 139 acres.

Visitor's Bureaus Websites
These websites offer a comprehensive list of area sights and attractions, as well as information on hotels and transportation.

Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau
Appleton Tourism: 48 Things to Do in Appleton from TripAdvisor
All About Appleton by Jeff Lindsay



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Whether you are just beginning your higher education journey after high school, changing careers, or looking to enhance your skills, we will be with you every step of the way. Our strong history of providing relevant training for the region’s workforce exemplifies the staying power and importance of technical education to our communities. Our students receive individualized attention from talented and experienced faculty who prepare them for rewarding careers in today’s skills-based economy.

Even in a tough economy, our most recent job placement follow-up studies show that 89% of our alumni are employed within six months of graduation. The earning potential of our graduates is at an all-time high. These studies also reveal that FVTC graduates have experienced a 33% increase in salary within five years of graduation. If the workforce isn’t the next step after graduation, then a four-year degree is a viable option thanks to several credit transfer options here in the region and beyond.

About Appleton, Wisconsin

Listed as one of the best places in America to live by Money Magazine's 2010 review, Appleton is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. Appleton shares its history with Lawrence University, for the two grew simultaneously. The close relationship established in the early years continues to exist. Fur traders seeking to do business with Fox River Valley Indians were the first settlers in Appleton. Appleton was incorporated first as a village in 1853 and later as a city in 1857.