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2017 Destination Guide

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2017 FOX CITIES DESTINATION GUIDE 25 WATERFRONT DESTINATIONS: Gateway Plaza – The gateway to our waterfront trail system. Shattuck Park – Dock your boat and enjoy a variety of community events. Legacy Park – An homage to our rich papermaking history. Kimberly Point – Home to the lighthouse. Downtown Neenah A n I n s i d e r ' s L o o k a t T h e t h i r d i n a s e r i e s o f F o x C i t i e s s h o p p i n g a r t i c l e s Founded on the shores where Lake Winnebago meets the Fox River, Neenah was named after the Winnebago Native American word for running water. That water has long-since been the heart and soul of the city, fueling the growth of thriving paper mills, active recreation and unrivaled culture. Spend a leisurely afternoon on the historical walking tour through Downtown Neenah and along East Wisconsin Avenue where you'll find beautiful homes and businesses built by our earliest settlers. Don't be surprised if you see a few unexpected people along the way such as Abe Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Lady Liberty among our beloved century old storefronts! Historic Downtown Neenah is home to an unequaled mix of specialty retail, distinctive dining and a thriving professional and manufacturing sector. The unique shops, upscale cuisine and family friendly events truly make it the perfect destination for business or pleasure. We pride ourselves on our small town environment with business owners and employees that are passionate about customer service and always willing to go above and beyond. Our downtown provides the convenience of free parking, and with its walkability, allows you to appreciate our parks, trails and beautiful water views! You'll be drawn to all of the unique shops where you're sure to find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift, addition to your wardrobe, or beautiful decor item for your home. Take time to relax and pamper yourself with a spa treatment, indulge your palate with a farm market-inspired menu at one of our local restaurants, or savor a handcrafted beer at our microbrewery. We invite you to join us for a variety of year-round Downtown Neenah events such as our summertime concerts in the park and farmers market. Other spotlight events include: Communityfest, where you'll find 4th of July fun for the whole family; A Very Neenah Christmas, featuring the well-known live mannequin window displays; and Ultimate Ladies Day, a perfect girlfriends' getaway that includes a fashion show and much more! From the historic architecture alongside contemporary flair, to the vibrant public art decorating our streets, a day downtown is a day to be remembered. We invite you to discover our hospitality and welcoming personality in a downtown that feels the way a downtown should. Be our guest and we'll help you discover why Downtown Neenah is truly unforgettable. "Our future, Our Neenah." Future Neenah is an independent, not- for-profit civic development organization engaged in the leadership, management and funding of a wide range of programs, projects and events in Neenah, Wisconsin, a city of 25,000 situated in a region of over 300,000. For a complete listing of unequaled Downtown Neenah businesses, events and attractions, visit neenah.org or 920.722.1920. WRITTEN BY SARA HANNEMAN, ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FUTURE NEENAH, INC.

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