Green Bay in Wisconsin is known for being the state’s oldest settlement and in the 1600s this area was famous for beaver pelts, paper production, and a thriving shipping industry.
To this day, these industries are still at the forefront of employment in Green Bay, but visitors can also travel back to the days of old to see these firsthand at Heritage Hill State Park.
As well as heritage features, this city is also home to a vibrant shopping, dining, and nightlife scene, as well as a plethora of interesting and educational museums.
Green Bay is also known for the Green Bay Packers, its resident football team, and tours of the team’s home stadium are popular here.
Other attractions include taking in the gorgeous outdoor scenery that surrounds Green Bay, and hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing are all popular pursuits in line with the changing of the seasons.
Lets explore the best things to do in Green Bay:
1. Heritage Hill State Park
If you like your history then you will love this 48 acre park in Green Bay that sits nestled on the east bank of the Fox River.
Aside from the lush parkland, the big draw here is the heritage village which is made up of twenty five restored buildings that date back to the 17th century and are dotted all over the park.
Friendly guides in period garb will help you to feel the part even more and highlights here include live demonstrations by printers and blacksmiths.
There is even a fur trader’s cabin that dates from the 19th century.