Both Green Bay and Appleton Wisconsin have many attractions that entice visitors from near and far to visit the area. Here are some such attractions.
Perhaps the most famous attraction of Green Bay is Lambeau Field. Home to the NFL team, the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field is named after Curly Lambeau, long time coach. It opened on September 29, 1957.
Another popular Green Bay attraction is the Green Bay Botanical Garden. Opened in 1996, the garden is home to a number of fantastic attractions including the Thome Fountain, a maze, a Scandinavian summerhouse (Kaftan Lusthaus) and Marguerite Kress Oval, a contemporary rose garden. At Christmastime, the WPS Garden of Lights comes to life. This display features 200000 lights.
Bay Beach Amusement Park is another common Green Bay attraction. Located close to the mouth of the Fox River, the park is home to numerous rides, a roller coaster, a food pavilion and concessions. Movies, dances and other events are also held here throughout the year.
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is one of Appleton, Wisconin’s popular attractions. Comedy shows, plays, and orchestras all perform here. The center opened on November 25, 2002.
Those with children enjoy bringing their kids to The Building for Kids in Appleton. Geared toward children seven and under, the museum has a diverse collection of hands-on exhibits including The Amazing Heart, a ten foot human heart that children can slide down.
History buffs will enjoy themselves at The Hearthstone Historic House Museum in Appleton. It was here that the first home in the whole world began to use a centrally located hydroelectric station, via the Edison system on September 30, 1882. Previously known as the Henry J. Rogers House, it became listed on The National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1974.
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