For events in Green Bay most people don't look any further than the home games
of the Packers. This is when ardent fans wearing their "cheese heads" show up
in droves to cheer the team on. While any game involving this top-rated team
is certainly an event, Green Bay Wisconsin has much more to offer and many more
things to do than attend professional football games.
One of the attractions
is actually at the home of the Packers, Lambeau Field. This is the site of the
respected Packers Hall of Fame, which not only chronicles the history
of the team but also sponsors an annual golf championship.
One clue to the many Green Bay attractions is its location. As its name implies, the city is located on a bay at the head of a long bay protected by a peninsula that is home to Door County, the popular destination of Sturgeon Bay, and some of the best resorts in the state. The bay is so large that it is actually a subbasin of Lake Michigan. Historically, this is where in 1634 the French, the first Europeans to step foot in Wisconsin, came ashore in their fruitless search for the Northwest Passage. A fur trading post was established, and Green Bay Wisconsin has been an important inland waterway port ever since. Because of its location, Green Bay vacations give you access to much more than a city with a professional football team.
Obviously, lakes and water play important roles in Green Bay vacations no matter what the emphasis of your trip is. Fishing in the bay and in Lake Michigan is important economically to the region and a big vacation lure. You can charter fishing boats right in town to fish for salmon, bass, and walleye. If fishing isn't your thing, there are scenic pleasure cruises, including lunch and dinner cruises. The shoreline also provides many beach opportunities.
Golfing is also important in the region, and many Green Bay vacations concentrate on the sport. There are numerous golf courses and clubs right in the city, including right on the water, and several golf resorts in the surrounding countryside. There are also river sports available in the city, since the Fox River flows through the city and into the bay.
In addition to the lakes and the surrounding area, there are many Green Bay attractions right in the city. You can't ignore football in this city. One of the most important events in Green Bay happens anytime there's a home game. While this is the smallest city in the country to host a professional football team, "Packer Country" extends across the region and home game days offer a variety of special events throughout the city. A reminder about Green Bay hotels: check the team's schedule and book early if you're planning on visiting during this time.
Other Green Bay attractions include the Bay Beach Amusement Park, which is not only a popular amusement park, but is also adjacent to a 700-acre urban wildlife refuge. The Botanic Garden showplaces 47 acres of natural beauty. It's open year round, so you can view all four distinct seasons in all their glory. Heritage Hill is one of the state parks that concentrates on history; it's a 50-acre living history museum on the site of former Fort Howard and brings alive what life was like in the frontier Green Bay Wisconsin of the early nineteent century. The Neville Public Museum showcases history, art, and science and has a remarkable photographic collection. Railroads played an important part in the history and development of Wisconsin, and the National Railroad Museum is the oldest of its kind in the country, with an extraordinary collection of rail cars and railroad memorabilia. There are concerts and musical events in Green Bay throughout the year.
If you've had enough of history, you may want to get frightened at Terror on the Fox, the largest haunted attraction in the Midwest. Or spend some time strolling along the Broadway District with its shops, boutiques, restaurants, and other dining venues. Most people know that Wisconsin is an important beer brewing state, but few know that there are also many fine wineries. Your Green Bay vacations can include wine tasting in the city and visiting some of the vineyards in the surrounding countryside. If you're visiting during the winter, there is skiing only about fifteen minutes from the city. Or try your luck at one of the Oneida Casinos.