The Green Bay Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the US. Tour their state-of-the-art home turf that is legendary Lambeau Field. Start at the “indoor field” of the Lambeau Field Atrium; head up to the exclusive Club Level for a look at the Legends Club; travel through the player’s tunnel (Go Pack Go!); and learn all about the incredible history of the Green Bay Packers. Make a quick stop at the brand new Packers Pro Shop, 21,500 square feet of pure Packers featuring “Packers gear for tiny quarterbacks, linebackers and cheerleaders,” as well as for and adults alike; “furniture and fridges for those Packers basements; a wall of hats–36 linear feet of headgear; jerseys; and photos of Packers history everywhere.”!
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Dinner at Townline Pub & Grill
This boisterous and fun tavern has a long history with sports fans. Literally, dozens of draft brews & a diverse menu with items including their famed Cajun Pizza.
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Breakfast at Chateau De Pere restaurant
Eggs, yogurts, fresh breads and pastries for the win!
Lunch at Green Bay Distillery
Green Bay Distillery is known for their “Green Bay’s Largest Beer Pretzel”, a 24oz bavarian sweet pretzel brushed with Wisconsin lager, complete with ale cheese sauce, stone ground dijon mustard and sweet cinnamon whipped butter. Situated in the heart of Green Bay, directly across from Ray Nitschke Field, they are in walking distance of Lambeau. It’s a family-friendly, sports-focused restaurant, featuring sixty-six menu items.
Game Day: The indoor/outdoor patio room boasts large glass garage doors making the patio room a favorite for Packer tailgating. This room also features a full bar and huge projection screen.
Dinner at 1919 Kitchen & Tap at Lambeau Field
This lively and beautifully designed sports bar and gastropub is located in Lambeau Field. Their spin on comfort foods brings the masses during game season and off season, too. They use local ingredients, and everything is prepared fresh in their open-kitchen format. It’s exciting to see the chefs preparing each meal.
Don’t miss: the delectable Parmesan Breaded Cheese Curds with Romesco and buttermilk parsley dressing, and the Buffalo Cheese Curds with white cheddar cheese, buffalo sauce & bleu cheese crumbles.
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Spend the morning at the Packers Training Camp, which is unique to any other NFL franchise. Practices are open to the public and “railbirds” arrive early to get a bleacher seat or place their lawn chairs next to the playing field. Young Packers fans line up anxiously waiting for players to choose a bike to ride to practice. This may be the best reason to go to training camp. Ray Nitschke Field (where the Packers practice) is located across the street from Lambeau Field (which houses most things Packers including the locker rooms). In order to get there the players have to cross the parking lot and then go another half block or so. A long time ago the local kids starting showing up outside the locker room doors with their bikes, offering the players a ride. Slowly this became a sacred and festive tradition for Green Bay.
Then head over to the Tallinn TV Towerfor views, views, views! The top of the tower boasts a place to grab a coffee and snack. Adventurous types will love the Walk On The Edge experience, where guests walk on the rim of the tower some 1000 feet above the ground.
Don’t miss: Green Bay’s Walk of Legends, a one-mile walk featuring 24 engraved granite and steel obelisk statues celebrating the legends and history of Green Bay football, and a tour with the Packers Heritage Trail Trolley Tour.
Green Bay Packers Training Camp
The Green Bay Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the US. Tour their state-of-the-art home turf that is legendary Lambeau Field. Start at the “indoor field” of the Lambeau Field Atrium; head up to the exclusive Club Level for a look at the Legends Club; travel through the player’s tunnel (Go Pack Go!); and learn all about the incredible history of the Green Bay Packers. Make a quick stop at the brand new Packers Pro Shop, 21,500 square feet of pure Packers featuring “Packers gear for tiny quarterbacks, linebackers and cheerleaders,” as well as for and adults alike; “furniture and fridges for those Packers basements; a wall of hats–36 linear feet of headgear; jerseys; and photos of Packers history everywhere.”
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Alpha Delights European Bakery and Café
The quaint town of De Pere, where Chateau De Pere sits, is just south of Green Bay by fifteen minutes. Lucky a stay at the Chateau means Alpha Delights European Bakery and Café’s egg crepes, Belgian sugar waffles, morning bread pudding, breakfast Panini are just around the corner!
Lunch at St. Brendan’s Inn and Restaurant
Traditional as well as contemporary Irish dishes can be found here. Their Shepherd’s Pie is tops, and don’t miss: “Grandma Flanigan’s” Guinness Pot Roast.
Dinner at Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
This trendy restaurant is also a brewery. Hinterland is one of those contemporary American cuisine inspired dining establishments that pride themselves on fresh seasonal fare. Everything is delicious here. Don’t miss: beer tasting at the bar.
After dinner, check out Titletown Brewing Company, a hip local favorite Tap Room, located within the renovated historic Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Depot! Then hit The Libertine, a prohibition styled speakeasy serving craft cocktails and craft beer in a casual setting – the best liquid collection and mixing ability within the Green Bay area.
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Head to Scray Cheese and enjoy some fresh cheddar cheese curds. A working cheese factory, watch the tradition of creating hand crafted cheese!
The natural landscapes of Wisconsin are quite serene, and in Marinette County, just a short drive out of Green Bay, whitewater in the Midwest flows through this quiet county from the Menominee River near Niagara to the Village of Crivitz. Check out 14 picturesque waterfalls, which gave Marinette the nickname of “Waterfalls Capital of Wisconsin.”
NEW Zoo and Adventure Park
NEW Zoo, a 43-acre zoo, is located in the Brown County Reforestation Camp and home to 90 different species of animals (more than 200 individual animals!) that are native to a variety of habitats all around the world.
The adventure part offers Zip into the Zoo – Dual “racing” zip lines side-by-side, 1,000 foot-long, that launch from the top of the existing 50 foot tall historic fire tower and land on a landing deck near the entrance of the zoo. Geared for ages 8 to 80, these zip lines are a family friendly! And, the Ace the Aerial Adventure Course, is an interactive experience to explore at your own pace and challenge level. After attending a brief “Ground School,” participants are let loose on the course to enjoy self-guided exploration. Conquer the Climbing Tower by summiting the three-sided, 40 foot climbing structure.
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