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Veterans Park, Milwaukee, WI

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It's Kite Flying Time in Oshkosh.

Location:
   Veterans Park
   1010 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
   Milwaukee, WI 53202 map

Join the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois Today! The membership fees are only $10.00 per year! For more information on the KSW, contact Jeff Kataoka at 414.277.9121! PS The Kite Society of Wisconsin has a new addition to its name , The Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Watch us grow!

Oshkosh EAA AirVenture Museum
Pioneer Airport at the EAA AirVenture Museum, is one of the premier General Aviation museums in the country, and one of our favorite places to fly a kite once a year. The entire airport is a replica of an old airport from the early days of aviation. It makes for an ideal area to fly kites because of the large open runway and green spaces. With the EAA AirVenture Museum right next door, and the strong winds from the west, Pioneer airport is a great place to hold a kite festival, at least for the one day of Wings on Strings in June of each year. The EAA AirVenture Museum opened it's door in 1983 and has been a huge tourist attraction each year, and especially in July during EAA AirVenture, an air show and convention attended by thousands of airplanes and aviation enthusiast throughout the seven days. Imagine over 20,000 airplanes and 750,000 people in attendance. WOW!

On the Ground
Oshkosh is located in North Eastern Wisconsin, and is accessible via several major highways.

Oshkosh is:
   1-1/2 hour drive from Madison
   2-1/2 hour drive from Chicago (via I-90/94)
    1-1/2 hour drive from Milwaukee...BE AWARE THAT THE FREEWAY SYSTEM IS DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE IS UNDER EXTREME CONSTRUCTION. ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME TO ARRIVE!


In the Air
Oshkosh's Wittman Field, is located minutes from downtown Oshkosh. Wittman Field is also a great airport for General Aviation to fly into. Park at Basler Aviation and take a short ride to the EAA AirVenture Museum. Wittman Airport (osh) is a small regional airport owned and operated by Winnebago County. Wittman Airport is know as the "General Aviation Capital of the World" It is the busiest airport in the world during July of each year.

Hotels/Motels
Greater Oshkosh is home to some of the Midwest’s finest hotels, as well as a delightful cross section of other accommodations – from campgrounds to bed & breakfasts, motor lodges to full-service resorts. Choose the property that best fits your needs and experience Oshkosh's Genuine American hospitality. Our pick for a great hotel is the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Oshkosh. It's a easy ride to the field!!For more information on Oshkosh, www.oshkosh.net.

Food
Oshkosh is known for its fine cuisine! There is something to tantalize any taste – from German, to Italian, French, Irish, Mexican, Indian, Greek and English, to brats, burgers and frozen custard. You are certain to find a spot that satisfies your craving – the choice is yours. The choice for great custard is easy..LEONS Custard Stand, located on the North side of the city. Just ask Yves!! Oooohh, it's so goooood! DON'T FORGET, Gift of Wings does sell food and drinks during all events. Great tasty Johnsonville Brats, hot dogs, and Palermos Famous pizza!

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