If the sight of a cheese head hat and anything green and yellow gives you goose bumps, you may want to consider planning a pigskin pilgrimage to Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Home of the beloved Green Bay Packers, Green Bay offers up some of the best, complete immersion, sports travel attractions around.
What follows is a brief description of just some of the various Green Bay sports attractions that may be combined to create the ultimate fan getaway.
Legends of Lombardi Avenue Tour
The Legends of Lombardi Avenue Tour makes for a superlative start to any pigskin centric tour.
It affords tour participants with access to never before heard Packer stories as well as visits to Curly Lambeau’s childhood home, Old City Stadium and Hagemeister Park.
Legends of Lombardi Avenue Tours depart at 11:00 am from across Lambeau Field at the Greater Green Bay CVB on select days during the months of August through November.
As of early 2011, tickets are $12 per adult and $6 per child less than 12 years of age. Advance reservations are required and may be made through the Greater Green Bay CVB.
Travelers should note that this is an uber popular, hour and fifteen minute, guided tour so the farther in advance one makes reservations, the better.
Greater Green Bay CVB
1901 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI 54304
Tours of Lambeau Field and Stadium
After taking the Legends of Lombardi Avenue Tour, Green Bay Packer fans should consider strolling across the street and taking a tour of the legendary Lambeau Field.
Tours of Lambeau Field begin in the Lambeau Field Atrium and are offered at various times throughout the year.
A destination in its own right, Lambeau Field Atrium contains a plethora of Green Bay Packers centric shops, dining establishments and entertainment options that are open daily, year round.
The Lambeau Field and Stadium Tour affords fans with a behind-the-scenes look at such exclusive places as the Green Bay Packer’s Player’s Tunnel and the Legends Club.
As of early 2011 Lambeau Field and Stadium Tour tickets are $11 per adult, $10 per child between the ages of 12 through 17 and $8 per child between the ages of 6 through 11. There are discounts available for senior citizens, groups and members of the military as well.
Green Bay Packers fans looking for the ultimate football fanatic’s experience at a bargain price will want to consider purchasing a combination Stadium Tour and Hall of Fame ticket for $19 per adult, which may be done through the same ticket office.
Lambeau Field Stadium Tour
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Established in 1967, this 25,000 square foot homage to the Green Bay Packers and their brethren is a not-to-be-missed part of an ultimate fan getaway.
After all, where else can a fan get an up close and personal view of Cherry Starr’s charm necklace, Super Bowl Trophies, a recreation of Vince Lombardi’s office and Bart Starr’s championship watch?
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open year round with hours of operation varying by season. During the off season it is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and on Sundays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
As of 2011 admission to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is $10 per adult, $8 per child between the ages of 12 through 17 and $5 per child between the ages of 6 through 11. Children less than 6 years of age are gratis and there are discounts available for senior citizens, groups as well.
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Located within walking distance from Lambeau Field is the Days Inn Lambeau Field. The convenient location coupled with room rates’ starting at $63 per night, double occupancy and such amenities as an indoor pool and whirlpool, make this hotel worth a football fanatic’s consideration.
Additional information about the Days Inn Lambeau Field may be found online.
Days Inn Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field, “Home” lambeaufield.com
Greater Green Bay CVB, “Home” greenbay.com
Baymont Inn and Suites, “Days Inn Lambeau Field” baymontinns.com