Greater Green Bay

2016 Official Visitor Guide

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1-888-867-3342 | | 11 | 11 MUSEUMS MUSEUMS MUSEUMS Neville Public Museum. LEFT: National Railroad Museum. 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. Weddings are regularly held inside the park's historic church. 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. Be sure to take in a museum-led neighborhood or cemetery walk offered throughout the year. 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, a Native American wigwam and a special exhibit featuring the hometown Green Bay Packers. 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 longhouse, artisan's beadwork and cultural displays about the Oneida is 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. Your trip wouldn't be complete without 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.While you're there, step inside The Children's Depot to shovel some coal and blow the train whistle.

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