So apparently there is a lot more to Green Bay, Wisconsin than just football and cheese! Who knew? If you are in Green Bay for a few days here are some things to do with the kids.
You will want to take your family to the Bay Beach Amusement Park. What’s different about this park is that admission is FREE; you just pay for the ride tickets you want. Most rides are between a quarter and fifty cents, the Zippin Pippin roller coaster is the most expensive ride at $1. The food is pretty reasonable too compared to other amusement parks. It’s a pretty small park and can get pretty crowded on the weekends, but it’s definitely worth a stop.
You might want to stop in at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Admission is free and you are likely to see coyotes, bobcats, fox, deer, flying squirrels, owls, and other birds. Take a couple dollars to feed the animals and don’t forget about the donation box before you leave.
All little kids like trains, right? You might want to check out the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. Learn about the history of trains in the U.S as they pertain to industry and early travel. You can see toy trains, model trains, and of course real trains. There are train rides out of this location as well. Sounds like a great way to spend the day!
NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is really small but I was thrilled to see the admission was super affordable ($6 adults, $4 kids). While small, the size is actually quite perfect for little legs, doesn’t take all day, and there is still plenty to see. Make sure you get a mango slushy at the snack bar before you leave and don’t forget to save a couple of dollars so you can feed the giraffes.
Downtown Green Bay offers The CityDeck, which is a 1400 foot boardwalk. In the summer there are many events and a splash fountain the kids can cool off in as well as several restaurants. In the winter you can ice skate or go snow shoe walking.
Of course some of you can’t leave Wisconsin without being exposed to some football. In addition to taking in a game you might want to check out the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is informative and interactive. Just a warning: if you go to the museum on game day, expect to see some rowdy drunken cheese heads. I recommend not going on game day. There is a restaurant in the stadium for a nice lunch after the museum.
Have you been to Green Bay Before? What is your family’s favorite thing to do while in town?