A two-story brick house from the late 1800s stands within walking distance of a wooden fur-trader’s cabin from the 1700s. Just down the road, cheesemongers and printmakers ply their time-honored trades behind open storefronts, and the ringing of a blacksmith’s hammer joins with the click of a digital camera’s shutter in a soundtrack several centuries in the making. It’s safe to say that Heritage Hill State Historical Park’s anachronistic blending of historical eras might confuse an uninformed onlooker, but visitors who know better will relish the park’s four outdoor areas, each of which depicts a unique period in Wisconsin’s history. The living-history museum sits on 50 acres along the banks of the Fox River and features more than 25 original and reconstructed buildings that illustrate the lives of their residents—a list that includes French-influenced fur traders, the federal occupants of Fort Howard, and Belgian immigrants. The museum’s curators have brought these former residents back to life through strange and unexpected means; the fur-trader’s cabin was discovered almost by accident by a demolition crew who found it hidden inside a larger house. In each of the park’s areas, historic interpreters dressed according to their time period divulge facts about the buildings’ histories and their inhabitants’ day-to-day lives, which often included hours of churning butter and playing 8-bit Atari games. Five of the original on-site buildings can be found on the National Register of Historic Places, and museum groundskeepers further ensure each area’s historical accuracy by planting period-appropriate trees and plants. Tours take visitors of all ages on regular journeys through the past, and museum staffers organize field trips and summer camps especially for youth groups. Seasonal events include craft workshops, live concerts, and raucous fiddle-shredding contests.
Resting beneath natural light from the skylights mounted above it, the hulking figure of the 1.2 million-pound Union Pacific Big Boy cloaks visitors in a shadow that stretches for nearly 50 yards. As guests ascend the monstrous cab of this steam locomotive, they enter the centerpiece of the National Railroad Museum, a chamber echoing with more than 150 years of American railroading history.
After exiting Big Boy, guests can view a computer-generated porter that recounts how African-American rail workers formed the nation's first all-black labor union, and another stop invites passengers to view inside a portion of General Eisenhower's WWII command train. Elsewhere in the museum, various collections are housed with more than 15,000 photographs, archives such as maps and engineering drawings, and more than 5,000 artifacts including uniforms and tools.
The National Railroad Museum has over 60 pieces of rolling stock, including diesel, steam, and electric locomotives, and passenger and freight cars. Among these are some of the most influential and unique pieces in railroading history, including a number of items that pertain to the state of Wisconsin.
Other must-sees of the museum include General Motors’ experimental Aerotrain; the streamlined Pennsylvania Railroad No. 4890, a GG-1 electric locomotive; and the Frederick Bauer Drumhead Collection, the largest, single collection of railroad drumheads known to exist in the United States. Most facilities are accessible, except where rolling stock cannot be altered due to their historic nature. The Museum’s train ride is accessible, and a wheelchair lift is available.
A train ride is offered on a daily basis from May through September and guided tours are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Museum also hosts a variety of special events for all ages.
Full Service Hotel Year Built 1968 Year Remodeled 2006 Additional Property Description Management reserves the right to refuse to provide accommodations to persons of an age of less than majority unless accompanied by an adult. Proof of legal age may be required at check in. This Green Bay hotel near Lambeau Field and Resch Center is on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan and offers cozy guest rooms and affordable rates. Situated close to the areas biggest and most popular attractions, it offers easy access to the best this city has to offer, including Lake Michigan, Beach Bay Amusement Park and Beach Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Sport enthusiasts will also be just a block from football games and stadium tours at Lambeau Field and just a short distance from the Packers Training Camp and Packers Hall of Fame. Several shopping and dining outlets are also nearby. The BEST WESTERN Green Bay Inn Conference Center is the perfect place to stay for those visiting students at Northeast Technical College, and St. Norbert College are all easily accessible from this Green Bay hotel near Lambeau Field. After a day of exploring the area, relax in spacious accommodations at this smoke free, pet friendly hotel in Green Bay. Each room comes complete with cable satellite TV and high speed Internet access. In addition, you can start each morning with a complimentary hot breakfast before enjoying other premium amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness room, on site restaurant and cocktail lounge. Corporate guests will find that conducing business as usual here is as easy as being in the office. For guests convenience, we offer a business center, ballroom and meeting banquet facilities that can accommodate to 425 guests and a close proximity to Georgia Pacific, United Health Care, Procter and Gamble an
Located in Green Bay, Hyatt on Main, Green Bay is connected to the convention center and minutes from KI Convention Center and The CityDeck. This hotel is within close proximity of Brown County Courthouse and Neville Public Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 241 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-panel televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Windows open to city and river views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.
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Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Hot/cold buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
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Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Green Bay? This hotel has 45000 square feet (4181 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
A stay at Holiday Inn Green Bay Stadium places you in the heart of Green Bay, convenient to Bay Park Square and National Railroad Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Shopko Hall and Heritage Hill State Historical Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 118 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have bathtubs or showers and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of small meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
Samantha Sargent, the experienced, licensed massage therapist at Synergistic Health, soothes sore muscles and relaxes away cares with custom massages. Each muscle-melting session kicks off with an initial consultation to evaluate desired outcomes and unearth medical history, allowing the therapist to create a personalized massage or ghostwrite the memoirs of back muscles. Soft, ambient music plays as Samantha’s expert hands attack aches and pains with techniques from many traditions, including medical and sports massage, acupressure, tui na, and Thai massage. For some types of massage, the therapist smoothes light oil over skin to ease friction and help build empathy for salad greens. Before or after their massage, guests can sip tea amid the tranquil reception area’s gentle orange walls and soft lighting. Synergistic Health bolsters freshly de-stressed bodies with its own line of organic, handmade beauty products. The lotions and balms eschew parabens in favor of all-natural ingredients, such as coconut oil, beeswax, and fresh-squeezed sun rays. Each potion is designed to exfoliate and pamper skin, outfitting faces, lips, and cuticles with younger-looking appearances.