Posted by: RasmaSandra | July 7, 2019

Visiting Green Bay

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In our armchair travels, we’ve arrived in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The state is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin has a coastline along both Lakes Michigan and Superior. Its nickname is the Badger State.

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Our tour of the state begins in Green Bay which is a city that sits at the southern end of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. It is the hometown of the NFL football team The Green Bay Packers.

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Lambeau Field is the official home of NFL football team the Green Bay Packers. Visitors can take a tour of the stadium, including the Atrium, a private suite, and the player’s tunnels.

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You can take a look at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, which is located at the entrance to the stadium offering over 100 years of Packer’s history. Check out the Packers Pro Shop.

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The National Railway Museum was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest and largest railroad museums. It offers visitors a look into the country’s rich railroad heritage and has a large collection of restored rolling stock and engines, photos, archives, and a library.

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One of the highlights is the Eisenhower collection where the centerpiece is the British Railways steam engine, Dwight D. Eisenhower, used during WW II.

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The Green Bay Botanical Gardens have a large variety of rare and unique plants. In all seasons something is blooming. There is a lovely children’s garden with a treehouse, maze, and slide and a beautiful Scandinavian-themed summer house to relax in.

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Tours, social events, and a series of educational programs are available. The blooms and the natural areas in the gardens represent the four distinct seasons in northeastern Wisconsin.

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The Walk of Legends is an art walkway that has 24 statues celebrating the legends and chronicling the history of football in Green Bay between 1895 and the present. The mile-long walkway belongs starts at Lambeau Stadium.

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The Packers Heritage Trail is a walking tour of important city landmarks that are associated with the Green Bay Packers. Along the way are 22 commemorative plaques with interesting facts and stats. The tour ends in the Packers Heritage Trail Plaza where you can see statues of the team’s founder and former star players.

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Heritage Hill State Historical Park is an open-air museum where you can learn about the earliest settlers in and around Green Bay. This living history park represents northeastern Wisconsin the way it was from 1672 – 1940. There are costumed interpreters that recreate life and times in the 1800s.

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You can tour 25 restored buildings. During the summer educational programs and workshops are available.

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At the historic Meyer Theater, you can see a comedy show or hear a concert performance. This venue hosts touring acts and regular original musical comedy performances by the house troupe, Let Me Be Frank Productions. The 1930s vaudeville theater has original light fixtures and the original pipe organ.

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The Bay Beach Amusement Park has a fun roller coaster and kids’ rides. It is the ninth oldest continuously running amusement park in the U.S. where most rides are only 25 cents.

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The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place for nature and bird lovers. There are more than 250 species of birds making their home here. At the Nature Education Center, you’ll find interactive exhibits teaching about the environmental conservation of the area.

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You might also spot flying squirrels, wolves, and bobcats.

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Hazelwood Historic House Museum dates back to the early 19th century. You can see period pieces and memorabilia on display. There are 10 rooms decorated in the style that was common to Green Bay from the 1840s to the 1890a. You can also choose from a variety of fun tour packages including formal teas.

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Titletown is a 45- acre complex with retail shops, entertainment venues, restaurants, and businesses. One of its key features is the large public park where football games and outdoor fitness activities take place. It is a great place to mingle with the locals and a get feel of the social side of the city.

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Oneida Nation Tour will show you the city’s Native American roots. You can take a tour fo the Oneida Reservation and see how the earliest settlers lived in the 1700s at the Oneida Nation Village.

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Buffalo Overlook has a herd of 125 buffalo.

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The Three Sisters Garden at Oneida Farm grows organic produce. Tours are available.

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Neville Public Museum is Green Bay’s largest museum where you can learn about the area and see a wide range of exhibits. It has a signature permanent exhibit “On the Edge of the Inland Sea” educating people about the history of the Great Lakes Region. Exhibits take people on a walk through history from the Ice Age to the present.

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L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve is located on the southwestern shores of Green Bay and provides a safe haven for dozens of species of birds. It is also an educational facility. At the Interpretive Center, you can learn about the native plant and animal life including species like Canadian geese and wild ducks. In the summer months, you can go hiking along the many trails and in the winter go snowshoeing or skiing.

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Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo or the NEW Zoo offers more than 40 acres of exhibits that are dedicated to the animals in the area. You can see grey wolves, mountain lions, and bears. Other kinds of animals include African lions and wallabies from Australia.

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Visitors can tour the zoo and see animals in replicas of their natural habitats and learn about their preservation and environmental conservation.

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The Grassy Island Range Lights are two preserved lighthouses that once stood at the mouth of the Green Bay Harbor. They once warned ships sailing in the channels of the harbor. Now decommissioned they have been moved to this location and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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