Oshkosh is a small city located between the beautiful Fox River and the gorgeous Winnebago Lake. Though it is one of the smallest of the Fox Valley cities, it is certainly worth mentioning. The town has become well known for its unusual name, small college town culture, and the famous children’s clothing company Oshkosh B’Gosh. Home of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, this quiet little town comes alive with students during the school year. However, this vibrancy also continues into the summer months, as the city hosts a number of large events, including one of the country’s most renowned Aviation Conventions and shows.
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Oshkosh may be a small town relative to some of the other Fox Valley cities, but it has a special charm about it because of its historic areas. It is also the most distinct “college town” among the other Fox Valley cities.
Having a car is this city is pretty essential. However, you are free to utilize GO – the local hybrid-electric bus system. All buses also offer bike racks for those who love to pedal around town. Because Oshkosh is a smaller city, so there is virtually no traffic to speak of.
Oshkosh has earned the title of “event city” in Wisconsin because of the many different events and attractions available during the summer time. If you’re into music festivals, check out Lifest – a huge Christian music festival that takes place at Oshkosh’s Sunnyview Expo Center. Sit by the Fox River near the Leach Amphitheater every Thursday for great music and food. The town also hosts a great air show. Take a walk through the Paine Art Center’s beautiful gardens or take a boat out onto Lake Winnebago. The options are endless!