Captains Walk Winery
Wine aficionados will enjoy a lighthearted wine tasting at Green Bay’s Captain’s Walk Winery. The laid-back atmosphere takes the snobbery out of wine tasting, creating a fun atmosphere for trying new wines. If you’re interested in learning more about how it’s made, be sure to join the Green Bay Winery Tour.
Green Bay’s Meyer Theatre is a city landmark. This historic building, constructed in 1929, incorporates the Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco architectural styles. A taste of grandeur in the Midwest, the theater has hosted the likes of Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Liberace, The Beach Boys, and Johnny Cash. While attending a show here, be sure to pay close attention to the light fixtures, all of which are original.
Green Bay’s National Railroad Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country dedicated to preserving railroad history. Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with locomotives and railroad artifacts spanning more than a century. If you want to take in the trains from above, then climb to the top of the 80-foot (24-meter) observation tower and enjoy the view.
The Point Beach State Forest near Two Rivers consists of an expansive 2,903 acres and six miles (9.6 kilometers) of shoreline on Lake Michigan. You’ll be able to soak up the sun on the park’s sandy beaches in under an hour’s drive from Green Bay and take in the natural beauty of one of the country’s Great Lakes.
Appleton was once home to the world’s most famous illusionist, Harry Houdini. Magic fans can visit Houdini Plaza in the downtown area and check out the Houdini Museum at the History Museum at the Castle. For those interested in Cold War history, the museum also houses an exhibit about the life of the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy who was born and raised in the area.
Just 100 yards from Lambeau at the center of Titletown action, LODGE KOHLER is unlike any other. Warm and spirited with sumptuous rooms, a fabulous spa, an indoor/outdoor restaurant and café, and a rooftop bar with best-in-class service. Where the glory of sport is celebrated. Pack your sense of adventure, stay for a while, and experience the easy comfort of LODGE KOHLER while you explore the heart of the Midwest.
The Packer crazed atmosphere of Green Bay is dynamic and often boisterous. If you’re looking to escape the sports centric crowd for a fine dining experience with the ambiance of an upscale Chicago restaurant, look no further than Chefusion. The establishment includes a restaurant on the first floor and a lounge on the second floor, featuring live music and experienced mixologists. Treat yourself to dishes such as the lobster and pork belly BLT or the veal short rib with ricotta gnocchi. Be sure to finish your meal with Chefusion’s luxurious lemon cake with ice cream.
Three Three Five
Eating at Three Three Five is more than a meal, it’s an experience. On most nights, the fresh, airy space hosts concerts and private events organized by ‘Traveling Chef’ Christopher Mangless. On select Wednesdays however, the public is invited to the private dining studio to join Mangless for ‘Open Market,’ a multi course, gastronomic spectacular in which the talented chef and his team prepare innovative, experimental dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. It’s the chefs’ opportunity to be as creative as they’d like and the results are often unlike anything diners have ever tasted before. American Way magazine writes, ‘if sauté pans were electric guitars and tasting menus were set lists, Christopher Mangless would be the ultimate rock star.’ Reservations are a must for these performances.
Mackinaw’s Grill & Spirits
Besides cheering on the Packers, there’s almost nothing more quintessentially Wisconsinite than vacationing with family and friends in a cabin in the northern part of the state. For those seeking a taste of the Northwoods within the city of Green Bay, a visit to Mackinaw’s Grill & Spirits will surely do the trick. The restaurant is housed in a log and stone building made of timber harvested from the owners’ family farm and pays homage to popular Wisconsin outdoor sports like skiing, hunting, fishing and snowshoeing with its stylish décor. The menu features everything from burgers and sandwiches to pasta, seafood and Mexican cuisine.
Restaurateur Jill Bassett had a vision to bring a New York style bistro to Green Bay in the 2000s. Plae Bistro, ‘plae’ standing for ‘a place to laugh and eat’, is Bassett’s answer. Diners are provided with a menu with something for all appetites and budgets. Entrées range from Black Angus tenderloin medallions to gourmet pizzas and salads. Healthier fare like Ahi tuna is also a popular choice. Plae Bistro’s balance of quality and humility has earned it multiple accolades, including the prestigious title of Best Dining Experience of 2008 from the Independent Restaurant Association.
Titletown Brewing Co.
Wisconsinites are more than a little passionate about their professional football team and who can blame them, considering the Packers have won the most championships in their league, earning Green Bay the nickname ‘Titletown, USA’. Titletown Brewing Co. honours the team’s history of excellence whilst also preserving a piece of the city’s past. The brewpub’s building is an old train depot built in 1899, which housed several companies throughout the 20th century but was vacant for some years in the 1990s. Luckily, it was resurrected when Titletown Brewing Co. came along, the building was finally placed on the National Register of Historic Places three years later. Celebrate this Wisconsin icon with an award winning Boathouse Pilsner Bohemian style Pilsner and an ‘Olden’ burger with a side of cheese curds.