Welcome to the Appleton Area
Below you’ll find information that’ll make your move to the region a smooth transition. Visit www.prairiewaters.com for more information on things to do, restaurants, local businesses events, community amenities and more!

Visitor and Relocation Guide

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Download and view the ONLY regional visitors and relocation guide in the four-county region. Guide includes information on city, county and state parks, fishing, hunting, shops, outdoor activities, healthcare, child care, education, housing and highlights our counties and communities. 

Click here to find links and info to help you settle into Appleton.


Houses for Sale

Area Realtors 

Renting in Appleton

  • 550-560 E Thielke Ave, Appleton, MN 56208
  • 400 E Thielke Ave, Appleton, MN 56208

Child Care

  • It is the mission of Prairie Playhouse to provide quality child care for all families in the community in a warm, nurturing, loving environment.


  • Newly renovated campus at the Elementary school in Appleton - Pre-k through 4th grades
  • Several early childhood programs offered, including Pre-K classes, Early Childhood Family Education, Prairie Playhouse Child Care
  • Excellent Athletics Programs, with several State qualifying teams including Robotics, Danceline, One Act Plays, Golf, Cross-Country
  • Wide Variety of Arts & Enrichment programs offered including Asset Builders, jazz and pep band, swing choir, FFA, Speech, Knowledge Bowl, Drama and several others
  • Youth and adult recreation and enrichment classes offered through Community Education
  • Several Career and Tech courses offered including Family and Consumer Science, Industrial Technology, Agriculture Education


Appleton Area Health is dedicated to the people we serve through a holistic approach to care with unmatched provider and staff commitment. We offer a wide array of healthcare services to care for you and your family.  From Primary Care and Behavioral Health to Outreach Specialists and General Surgery, our experienced and caring staff offer personalized care to exceed your expectations.  No matter your needs, we'll provide the very best in kind, compassionate, high-quality care for your entire family.