The thriving city of Green Bay, Wisconsin sits on the bay of the same name, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan located at the mouth of the Fox River. The upper peninsula of the state of Michigan sits directly to the north of the city.
The oldest city in Wisconsin, the Green Bay area is blessed with natural resources and a large sheltered harbor. Paper, shipping and agricultural industries have long been the largest contributors to the local economy.
Downtown Green Bay is rich with an eclectic mix of restaurants, museums, arts and entertainment venues. The city has a zoo, botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuaries nearby.
The surrounding Brown County is home to the Oneida Nation, who runs the Oneida Bingo & Casino in the region, offering blackjack, high stakes bingo and slots.
Sports are big in this town with the Green Bay Packers ruling supreme. Fans are known as 'Cheese heads' and famous for their huge yellow cheese wedge hats. The only fan-owned franchise in football and with the oldest team name in the sport, Green Bay is proud of their 12-time NFL champion Packers.
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- Established in 1634, Green Bay is Wisconsin's oldest city, and the 13th oldest permanent settlement in the United States of America.
- The city has been called "Toilet Paper Capital of the World". The first 'splinter-free' toilet tissue was invented in Green Bay in the early 1900's and the company Quilted Northern is based here.
- The Green Bay Packers are not only based in this town, but also owned by the city of Green Bay.
Check the Green Bay attractions map for great things to do on a Wisconsin vacation:
- Lambeau Field
The home stadium of the legendary Green Bay Packers is a year-round tourist destination with multiple amenities and attractions, in addition to the football games.
Lambeau Field features the only retro look, which includes the original seating bowl, in the entire league. Lambeau Field houses the Packers Pro Shop, the Packers Hall of Fame and several dining and event amenities.
Lambeau was voted the Best Stadium Experience in 2009 by ESPN out of all professional sports venues and Best Game Day Experience by a Sports Illustrated reader poll two years in a row. This is a great Wisconsin vacation experience for any serious football fan.
- The National Railroad Museum
The National Railroad Museum welcomes guests of all ages to visit and experience the charm of the old locomotives.
The museum offers exhibits rich in the history and mystique of the railroads and the men that kept them running. Vintage trains include steam engines, freight cars and the luxurious Pullman passenger cars.
Locomotive rides take place on the weekends and rentals are available for birthday parties and special events. Winter brings the annual return of the Polar Express with Santa, stories and holiday delights.
- Bay Beach Amusement Park
Opened in 1892, the historic Bay Beach Amusement Park blends the charm and feel of yesterday with the thrilling rides demanded by today's crowds.
Bay Beach is one of the oldest parks in the USA and was the first amusement park to offer the (now familiar) log ride.
The five-acre park includes 16 rides, event shelters, a dance hall, beach, rest rooms, picnic areas, playground, softball and volleyball areas.
Bay Beach has rides for tiny tots as well as the familiar Ferris Wheel, Tilt a Wheel, Bumper Cars and the Scrambler. The best feature of all, the park only charges 25-75 cents per ride!
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