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Green Bay is Wisconsin’s oldest community, settled originally by the French as a fur-trading center. Today the city may be most famous for its namesake Green Bay Packers whose legendary past and present can be viewed at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame* at Lambeau Field. Yet, the city’s appeal rests on a blend of many more elements that combine small town charm with big city excitement. Its attractions include the performing arts, gambling and one-of-a-kind museums. For the historically minded, Green Bay is a bonanza. Visit Hazelwood Historic House, an authentically furnished, 1837 Greek-Revival home. Heritage Hill State Historical Park groups 25 historic buildings in four period “villages” dating from 1672-1905. The Neville Public Museum is an excellent repository of regional history. South of town, on the Oneida Indian Reservation, the cultural history of this Native American tribe is displayed at the Oneida Nation Museum.
To learn all about Green Bay Packers history...
Two self-guided walking tours are available for Packers history buffs. The Oneida Nation Walk of Legends is situated near Lambeau Field and features large granite-engraved monuments with editorial and photographic depictions of players. The Packers Heritage Trail pays homage to the buildings/businesses in downtown Green Bay that have historical significance for the team and the community.
Top photo opportunity is...
Historic (and world famous) Lambeau Field! Stand in front of this iconic NFL stadium and snap a shot with legendary Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and team founder Curly Lambeau. Take a stadium tour and have your photo taken on the field, then visit the Packers Hall of Fame* and pose with the Packers' four Super Bowl trophies!
Don't leave without tasting...
- A homemade truffle from Beerntsen’s Candies
- Try fresh cheese curds at Scray Cheese or a finely aged cheddar at Nala’s fromagerie
Mark these events on your calendar...
- Frozen Tundra Wine Fest
- Green Bay Film Festival
- Savour Green Bay
- Farmers Market on Broadway
- Oneida Nation PowWow & Festival
- Green Bay Packers Training Camp
- Green Bay Botanical Garden WPS Garden of Lights
Your child will always remember...
Feeding crackers to the giraffes at the NEW Zoo! Majestic lions, lofty giraffes and happy prairie dogs can start your vacation off right with a stop at the NEW Zoo.
Explore your adventurous side...
Take a ride on Elvis Presley’s favorite rollercoaster! The Zippin Pippin is one of Bay Beach Amusement Park’s newest attractions. Entertaining more than 1 million guests each season, the park has 18 amusement rides with ride tickets just 25 cents each. Enjoy the wooden rollercoaster, Ferris wheel, big slide and kiddie rides. There’s plenty of picnic space to make Bay Beach a daylong adventure!
*The Packers Hall of Fame is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in 2015. Stadium tours and other youth programs are still available during renovations. For more information, please visit http://www.packers.com/lambeau-field/hall-of-fame/visit.html