Greater Green Bay

2013 Official Visitors Guide

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explore memorable Museums Greater Green Bay is an area steeped in history and tradition. Our local museums tell the tale of the first European settlers and the Native American cultures that combined to create the local communities that exist today. We invite you to explore our cultural heritage, and find out what really makes Green Bay great. Heritage Hill State Historical Park is a 54-acre living history park where visitors are invited to explore the church, the farm and 23 other historic buildings representing four centuries (1600s to 1900s). Costumed guides throughout the park assist visitors in fun, like making butter at the farm, or designing a calendar in the print shop. MAIN PHOTO: Children's Museum of Green Bay. Photo by Chris Rand. INSET: The Chapel at Heritage Hill Historical State Park. Hazelwood Historic House Museum was the home of business and political leader Morgan L. Martin, whose career spanned Wisconsin's important transition from territorial status to statehood. The Greek Revival home sits in the heart of the historic Astor neighborhood on its original site overlooking the Fox River. Situated on the Fox River in Downtown Green Bay, the Neville Public Museum has one of the state's largest history, art and science collections. See the Ice Age mastodon and a Native American wigwam. Just across the river, The Children's Museum of Green Bay celebrates interactive play for the little ones with a diner, tree house, fishing boat, fire engine and the very memorable giant digestive system. Interested in Native American culture? A stop at the Oneida Nation Museum to see the Native American round house, artisan's beadwork and cultural displays about the Oneida will be an enlightening addition to your trip. Art history lovers should see the Adolph Vandertie Collection of whittled tramp and hobo art at the Ashwaubenon Historical Museum. Amazing chip-carved boxes and frames, ball-in-the cage whimsies and long chains are created from a single piece of wood with no nails or glue. Football fans never miss a chance to visit the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Visitors can relive the most exciting moments in the Packers' history. This huge 25,000 square-foot museum has 80 exhibits including four Super Bowl trophies, a re-creation of Vince Lombardi's office and the locker room full of famous jerseys. Once you've earned your green and gold stripes, take your family on a journey aboard the National Railroad Museum train. The museum train, which has interior seating and an open-air car, runs May through October. See the Union Pacific Big Boy, the world's largest steam locomotive; Lake Mitchell, a Pullman sleeping car built in 1924 and a beautiful collection of railroad china. 1-888-867-3342 | | 11

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