Tour Information For Green Bay
There's TONS of stuff to do in Green Bay! Many people vacation there just to watch the Packers practice during Training Camp! This page should give you all kinds of ideas and information you can research. Things are ever changing so let me know of anything that could be added or if there's an error with the information.
Green Bay Visitor and Convention Center - 1-800-236-3976 or 1-888-867-3342 (Request the Travel Planner!) www.packercountry.com Call for their brochure and check out their web site; it's the SINGLE best resource for planning a trip to Green Bay.
Wisconsin Dept of Tourism - (call for brochures and tour books)1-800-432-TRIP
Packer Fan Hotline - (daily reports on practice times)1-920-496-7722
www.browncohistoricalsoc.org - Web site for the Brown County Historical Society
www.greenbaypressgazette.com - Local Green Bay newspaper. Plenty of Packer and around-town info.
www.packers.com - Practice schedules and other Packer information is posted
www.packerhalloffame.com - Web site for the Packer Hall of Fame
www.packerfantours.com - Packer Fan Tours is the Official source for Green Bay PACKER TICKETS and tour packages for all home and away games
Call the Green Bay Visitor and Convention Center (listed above) and request their Travel Planner. It's your best single source of information on Green Bay. Trust me!
PACKERS TRAINING CAMP - Call ahead or check the web site for practice times. Practices are closed to the public as the regular season gets closer. Many Packer fans live for Training Camp; it's something all Packer fans should experience at least once.
AUTOGRAPGH SESSIONS - Fans will have access to Packers during training camp for autographs,but you must obtain a ticket. Tickets will be given out by police officers in the morning. Call ahead for details.
PACKERS EXPERIENCE - Located across the street from the Don Hutson Center in the Brown County Exposition Center. Closes once the regular season starts.
REGULAR or PRE-SEASON ACTIVITIES
PACKER HALL OF FAME - Experience the history and glory. :-)
LAMBEAU FIELD TOURS - Open 9:00AM to 6:00PM. Lambeau Field tours start at 9:30AM. Tours can sell out rather quickly on peak days so get there early to get a tour, especially on weekends. No tours on game days. Call ahead for times and schedules; available tours can vary and usually only during the Spring/Summer. (No tours available during the construction/renovation).
PACKER PRO SHOP - Located inside the atrium with a smaller store on the west side in the concourse. They have the usual merchandise but there is some neat stuff and collectables that you normally don't find at K-Mart.
TAILGATING - Bring a grill and fire it up or just wander through the crowd and join the party. The people and the atmosphere almost make you forget there's a game. You won't see anything like it at any other stadium.
BROWN COUNTY EXPOSITION CENTER - (Regular season only). Located south of the Packer Hall of Fame. It's open to the public and there's vendors, food, and a band. Good place to hang out for a while and sit or get warm if it's late in the year. Or cool off if it's hot.
TICKETS - There's a little section east of Lambeau Field (across the street) where it's legal to buy and sell tickets. If you don't care about money you can easily get a ticket from the scalpers. Normal people who want to get rid of extra tickets also come here so you might get a better deal from them. If you're not a seasoned horse trader, don't expect any miracles. Personally, I would prefer you avoid the scalpers and not give them any business if it's possible. If you don't want to deal with scalpers, the call Packer Fan Tours at 1-800-851-PACK or see their web site at www.packerfantours.com. They won't be cheap, but they're officially endorsed by the Green Bay Packers and they'll treat you better than the typical ticket broker.
PACKER-RELATED SITES AROUND GREEN BAY
FUZZY'S - Owned by "Fuzzy" Thurston, one of the Packer greats from the Glory Years. Full of memorabilia and you might run into Fuzzy the night before a game. Located at 2511 W. Mason Street.
GLORY YEARS PUB - 321 S. Washington St. Bar and restaurant where VINCE LOMBARDI used to have hs business office. Sit down and have a cool one in the same room where Vince himself ran the Packers.
KROLL'S WEST RESTAURANT - 1990 S. Ridge Road. Packer fans swear that this is the only place to go for a hamburger this side of the Rockies. True Americana at its best.
CURLEY LAMBEAU'S GRAVE - On Highway 57 at the Allouez Catholic Cemetary. Located more or less in the southeast corner of the property. The grave itself has a SMALL, modest marker. There is a larger, upright stone that merely says "LAMBEAU" which can help you in locating the family section. From the main maintenance building, go east and stay even (well, a little north, but almost even) with the north side of the structure.
TITLETOWN BREWING COMPANY - This is the old C&W train station where the Packers used to embark for away games. It was also the celebration point when the Packers returned from victorious games and championships. Word has it that the restaurant is a good one and you should try the Johnny Blood Red Ale, named for another Packer Great, Johnny "Blood" McNally.
PACKER CITY ANTIQUES - 1920 Marlee Lane. Full of eclectic "old stuff" and Packer memorabilia. It's not very big, but they should charge admission just to come in to look at all the neat stuff. They have a web site: www.packercityantiques.com
VINCE LOMBARDI'S HOME - Drive along Sunset Circle and it'll be the red brick ranch home with the green and gold fire hydrant. It's in a nice, quiet neighborhood and you'll feel like you're invading the place, but a man once drove in from Utah and asked if he could just step inside for a moment. The owners invited the stranger in for dinner. A group of students drove from Ohio and asked permission to play football on the lawn. You won't find a place more humble and charming, but please, remember real people live here, OK?
WEST LAKESIDE PARK - While the structures are all gone, this is the location of the Rockwood Lodge and practice field for the Packers during the 1940's.
REGGIE WHITE'S PRO SHOP - 3 blocks west of Lambeau Field on Lombardi Drive. You won't see it from the road, it's back a bit in the strip mall there. Packer clothing and autographed items are the main venue.
STEVE'S FENCE - On the north side of Lambeau Field across the street you'll see the green and gold fence on Lombardi Avenue. Every year the owner brainstorms with friends and neighbors to paint a clever message on the fence. It has become a Green Bay icon.
BRETT FAVRE'S STEAKHOUSE - Located at 1004 Brett Favre Pass. Just find the Stadium View bar to the east of Lambeau Field and you'll find the restaurant. There's a small gift shop inside and the restaurant itself is probably one of the best places to go for a steak in Green Bay.
BELLVUE PARK - Home to the Packers in 1923 and 1924.
CURLEY LAMBEAU'S HOME - 1205 Cherry Street.
STADIUM SPORTS AND ANTIQUES - The people who run this store wrote the book on Packer memorabilia. Literally! They did publish a price guide of Packer goodies and have many items for sale. Great place to browse through. Located at 2041 Holmgren Way.
EAST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD - The Packers used to play here.
SKIP'S PLACE - 2052 Homgren Way. RAY NITSCHKE was a frequent customer here and his counter stool was retired after his death. If you hate the food chains and love the Mom and Pop diners, then you have to eat here. The chocolate malts are really good. (NOTE: I heard the name of the restaurant has changed).
DAMON'S - 909 Plymrock Terrace (Oneida and Hwy 172). There's a replica of the Superbowl XXXI goalpost here.
OTHER GREEN BAY SITES OF INTEREST
BAY BEACH AMUSEMENT PARK - Features an amusement park; open during the summer. 920-391-3671.
BAY BEACH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY - 500 acres of wild land and ponds with a nature trail, nature center, hiking trails, and zoo. 920-391-3671.
BROWN COUNTY EXPOSITION CENTER - Numerous events and shows are available. Call 1-920-497-5001 for a 24 hour event hotline.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF GREEN BAY - 320 N. Adams St. Hands-on exhibits and activities. 920-432-4397.
HAZELWOOD - 1837 home of Judge Martin, Civil War major.
HERITAGE HILL STATE PARK - Off Hwy 172 at Webster Ave. 40 acre park with authentically costumed interpreters in historic buildings. Various events and activities available throught the year. Call ahead for off-season hours. 1-800-721-5150.
JOANNES FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER - Across from East High School. 920-448-3365. Open June-August.
L.H. BARKHAUSEN WATERFOWL PRESERVE - 2024 Lakeview Drive. 925 acre outdoor education facility. Hiking and ski trails. 920-448-4466.
NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM - 2285 S. Broadway Ave. 920-437-7623. www.nationalrrmuseum.org
NEVILLE PUBLIC MUSEUM - Includes an exhibit surveying 10,000 years of life in northwest Wisconsin. 920-448-4460. www.nevillepublicmuseum.org/
NEW ZOO - Off Hwy IR in Suamico. 920-434-2632. Web site for Brown County parks including the zoo: www.co.brown.wi.us/parks/
ONEIDA BINGO AND CASINO - Slots, Bingo, and Blackjack only. It can be fun, but don't take a lot of money. The games are honest, but are set to give you the lowest odds for winning. 1-800-238-4263.
ONEIDA NATION MUSEUM - W892 EE Road. Onieda Indian history and artifacts. 920-869-2768.
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE - Theatre productions and other events may be available. Call for details. http://www.snc.edu/
WEIDNER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - Located at the UW-Green Bay Campus. 1-800-328-TKTS. www.weidnercenter.com
WHITE PILLARS - (In De Pere) First bank building in Wisconsin, built in 1836. Houses the De Pere Historical Society. 403 N. Broadway. 920-336-3877.
Again, I can't stress enough that you should call the Green Bay Visitor and Convention Center and request a copy of their Travel Planner. 1-888-867-3342.