Greater Green Bay… It’s Just Better By The Bay!

From Itineraries MidwestSpring Issue 2009

This sample itinerary can be customized for anytime of the year.

DAY ONE

11:30 – 12:30 pm
Welcome to Greater Green Bay! Have lunch at a great local waterfront restaurant.

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Enjoy Hazelwood Historic House Museum, home of Wisconsin business and political leader Morgan L. Martin. The Greek Revival home sits in the heart of the historic Astor neighborhood overlooking the Fox River. Neighborhood walking tours are available, as well as the very popular “If Tombstones Could Talk” cemetery tours.

1:30 – 3:00 pm
Take the City Tour of Wisconsin’s oldest city, or the special Legends of Lombardi Avenue tour, complete with Green Bay Packers history, sights and trivia.

3 – 5:00 pm
Tour the historic Lambeau Field, one of the nations most hallowed stadiums. Visit the Hall of Fame, get a scoop of ice cream from Frozen In Time or a cold, frosty mug of Curly’s Pub Special Ale!

5 – 6:00 pm
Check into your group-friendly hotel.

6 – 10:00 pm
Dine at Titletown Brewing Company, in Green Bay’s historic railroad station. Listen for the whistle to blow, signaling a train passing by! Then take in a live show at the restored 1930s Meyer Theatre, one of the few Fox Theaters still thriving in America.

DAY TWO

8 – 11:00 am
Start the day with an Oneida Nation Reservation Tour. Learn about their culture and heritage from your step-on guide. See Tribal Headquarters, the organic farm, historic “Salt Pork Avenue” and the Oneida Nation Museum.

11 – 1:00 pm
Explore America’s railroad heritage at the National Railroad Museum. A guided tour will unveil the Union Pacific Big Boy, the world’s largest steam locomotive. See the Pullman Porter exhibit, featuring a restored 1920s sleeper car. Then ride the train and follow up with a special “Hobo Lunch” at the museum.

1 – 3:00 pm
Stroll along the charming streets of historic downtown De Pere. Visit trendy shops such as Trends N’ Things, or taste hand-dipped chocolates and specialty coffees at Seroogy’s Chocolates & Gifts.

3 – 5:00 pm
Visit the Green Bay Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of lush flowers, architectural structures and natural woodlands. Or the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo, a 24-acre park including the giraffe encounter, albino alligator exhibit and one of the best moose exhibits in the country.

5 – 7:30 pm
Freshen up at your hotel, and then relax on a beautiful sunset dinner cruise on the Fox River aboard the luxury yacht, Foxy Lady II. One of the few rivers in North America that flows north!

DAY THREE

8:30 – 10:00 am
After breakfast, walk the paths of early settlers at Heritage Hill State Historical Park. Explore the church, the farm and 23 other historic buildings representing the 1600s to 1900s. Design an 1872 calendar where costumed guides will assist you.

10 – 12:00 pm
The Neville Public Museum has one of the states largest history, art and science collections. See the Ice Age mastodon and step inside a Native American wigwam. Stroll along Broadway Street, an award-winning avenue of shops and eateries, including Beerntsen’s Candies.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group, please contact your tour operator or the Greater Green Bay CVB, 920-405-1176.

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