The Greater Fond du Lac area contains many prideful, smalltown communities. These communities are easily accessible via Interstate 41 and Highways 23, 45, and 151. In addition to many quaint towns and villages, the cities of Fond du Lac, Ripon, and Waupun contribute to the vibrancy of the Greater Fond du Lac area.
Fond du Lac
The City of Fond du Lac serves as the hub of the Greater Fond du Lac area. The mid-size city is located at the foot of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s largest inland lake. With a population of more than 43,000, Fond du Lac offers much to the prospective business entrepreneur and to those looking for a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Today, Fond du Lac is known as an advanced manufacturing center and central geographic location. Just an hour from Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay, Fond du Lac is known for its world-class fishing, windsurfing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Lake Winnebago is a four-season playground right in our own backyard.
Proudly called the “Birthplace of the Republican Party”, the city of Ripon is a thriving community located in the heart of Wisconsin. Ripon is a family-oriented community that offers the advantages and conveniences of living near a metropolitan area, plus the peacefulness and safety of small-town Wisconsin. A lively, friendly community, Ripon boasts tasty restaurants, eclectic shops, summer concerts, and community festivals and events. Surrounded by acres of parks, trails, rivers, golf courses, and lakes, Ripon is a charming and fun destination where all feel welcome.
You’ll find the City of Waupun nestled on the southern branch of the Rock River in southwestern Fond du Lac County. Small town charm and a strong sense of community abound in this city of just over 11,000 people. Known as the “City of Sculpture”, Waupun is home to one of the largest collections of outdoor sculptures per capita in the United States. Today, the area is known for its rich agricultural land, expanding industrial presence, commitment to quality schools, and an array of outdoor recreational opportunities that include the northern access points of the Horicon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
The charm and opportunities don’t end with these three cities though. Fond du Lac County is home to 33 cities, villages, and towns. Whether you’re looking for the next great supper club, a grape-to-glass bottle of wine, or a weekend filled with family fun, Fond du Lac County has it!Learn more about some of our county communities...
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