Do you love the Green Bay Packers? Of course you do, everyone does. Here are 10 places all Packers fans must see.
10. National Railroad Museum – The museum is one of the oldest institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and interpreting the nation’s railroad history. It was founded in 1956 by community volunteers in Green Bay. Throughout its history, patron contributions have continued to create one of the largest railroad preservation institutions in the United States. source: Wikipedia, National Railroad Museum
9. NEW Zoo –Accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, The NEW Zoo
is a 43-acre facility located within the Reforestation Camp which features 92 exhibits with over 215 live animals. Divided into several themed areas including the North American Plains, Wisconsin & Northern Trails, Africa, Australia, a Children’s Zoo and an education building, the Zoo offers self-guided tours through dozens of animal exhibits. –source: NEW Zoo
8.Bay Beach – The park’s history dates to the 1890s, when entrepreneur Mitchell Nejedlo purchased the land. Originally intended to be divided and sold for summer cottages, he turned it into Bay View Beach.Today the park is a family place, with scenic views and rides for children, including bumper cars, a small-scale passenger train ride, a large slide, Ferris wheel and is home to one of the oldest operating wooden roller coasters in North America, “The Zippin Pippin”. source Wikipedia
7. Ray Nitschke Field – Ray Nitschke Field is one of the two outdoor practice facilities of the Green Bay Packers (the other is Clarke Hinkle Field). These fields, together with the Don Hutson Center, comprise the team’s training complex.
The field is named for Ray Nitschke, who played for the Packers from 1958 to 1972 and whose number 66 was retired by the team. Nitschke is a member of both the Pro Football and Packers Hall of Fames. The field included bleacher seating for 1500 fans, a sound system for announcements and music as well as natural grass field with underground heating. The heating system allows the team to host outdoor practices in the winter. The exterior facade uses the same brick style as Lambeau Field and the 170 × 75-yard field is considered a state-of-the-art practice field unlike anything else in the National Football League. source: Wikipedia
6. Brett Favre’s Steakhouse –For more than a decade Brett Favre’s Steakhouse has been filled with Packer fans and Packer memorabilia, including Brett Favre’s trophies and personal items. Brett Favre’s Steakhouse is the one place on earth that captures the spirit of #4. Retaining his spirit and style, we reflect Brett’s southern upbringing in our menu and warm, welcoming atmosphere. -source: Brett Favre’s Steakhouse
5. Al’s Hamburgers – This is a hidden gem of Green Bay that I feel only the locals really know about. It’s a short, white squared building surrounded by tall buildings downtown Green Bay. This is a little diner that makes some decent, cheap burgers. The service is nothing great, but they get you your food and check in a timely manner. Definitely get a burger when you go there. You have to pay extra to get a side and I would recommend the fries or cheese curds. I’ve been here for breakfast as well.
4. Kroll’s – Kroll’s West is one of those family owned restaurants that “hasn’t changed a bit.” They still serve a “butter burger”—they basically cook their burger in butter and then top if off with ketchup, pickles, onions and MORE butter. Kroll’s butterbugers are one of those things that you need to try when you’re out in Wisconsin for a Packer’s weekend.
3. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame – The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame was the first hall of fame built to honor a single professional American football team. William L. Brault, a Green Bay restaurateur and Packers fan, founded the Hall of Fame in 1966. According to Brault, he got the idea after visitors to Green Bay would repeatedly ask about the Packers’ storied history. Sensing opportunity, Brault went to Packers head coach Vince Lombardi, suggesting a “Hall of Fame” should be made to educate tourists about the Packers and their history. Lombardi gave Brault his approval, and according to Brault, as he left, Lombardi called out to him, “Don’t screw it up!”
The Hall contains a vast array of Packers memorabilia, a re-creation of Vince Lombardi’s office, plaques representing each of the inductees and the Lombardi trophies from Green Bay’s four Super Bowl wins. As of 2016, the Packers Hall of Fame has inducted 157 people, 24 of whom have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2. City Stadium – City Stadium, located on the north side of the Green Bay East High School property, was the home of the Green Bay Packers of the NFL from 1925 through 1956. Renovated and downsized, City Stadium remains the home of East High.
1. Lambeau Field – It’s the NFL’s most historic stadium, the Yankee Stadium of the NFL, home to the best fans in the NFL and one of the most storied franchises in sports, the Green Bay Packers. Lambeau Field has been the home of the Green Bay Packers for more than five decades and four Super Bowl Champion teams.