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2013 Official Visitors Guide

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familyfun Majestic lions, lofty giraffes and happy prairie dogs can start your vacation off right with a stop at the NEW Zoo. See exotic animals from around the world, ride the zoo train and check out the new tortoise exhibit. The zoo is open yearround. Surrounding the zoo is the 1,600-acre Reforestation Camp offering a variety of outdoor activities for every age. Climb the observation tower to look out over the NEW Zoo. Miles of scenic trails running throughout the camp provide the opportunity for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. For more close encounters with animals, visit the inquisitive and friendly alpacas at the Sabamba Alpaca Ranch. Feel their fleece and discover how soft it is! Or, visit Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and its beautiful 700-acre urban wildlife refuge that is open to the public year-round. Hike bridges and boardwalks along the seven miles of nature trails. See a variety of wildlife when you climb the sanctuary's observation tower. Just across the road from the sanctuary is Bay Beach Amusement Park. Entertaining more than 1 million guests each season, the park has 18 amusement rides with ride tickets just 25 cents each. Enjoy the wooden rollercoaster, Ferris wheel, big slide and kiddie rides. There's plenty of picnic space to make Bay Beach a daylong adventure! ABOVE: Segway the Fox Tours. LEFT: The Zippin Pippin at Bay Beach Amusement Park. Photo by Chris Rand. The area's natural resources give way to great entertainment like the free Waterboard Warriors Ski Show held throughout the summer on the Fox River. Up river in Green Bay, the Foxy Lady II yacht offers sightseeing and dinner cruises. To sightsee by land, stop by the Segway the Fox Tours office in downtown Green Bay and get some wheels to cruise around town. Follow the Historic Broadway District or Packers Heritage Trail tour paths. Or, grab your bike and try the 25-mile Fox River State Recreational Trail or the Mountain Bay Trail which starts in Howard, and journeys 83 miles through Northcentral Wisconsin. For more information on trails, visit www.foxrivertrail.com and www.mountainbaytrail.org. With 18 county parks, there is no shortage of outdoor recreational opportunities during your trip to Greater Green Bay. To find out more about area parks, as well as boat launches, visit www.co.brown.wi.us/PARKS. 1-888-867-3342 | www.greenbay.com |9

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