Welcome to Green Bay Wisconsin

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Welcome to Green Bay Wisconsin

Welcome to Green Bay Wisconsin

Located at the junction of the Fox River and Lake Michigan, Green Bay is the third most populated metropolitan area in Wisconsin. The city traces its origins to a French trading post established in 1634. Its name is the English translation of La Baie Verte. Charles de Langlade, considered the founder of Wisconsin, built the state’s first permanent settlement here in 1765. Occupying an area that is the ancestral home of the Winnebago people, Green Bay and its port became a center of iron smelting, timber, paper and meatpacking industries during the 19thcentury.

The current economy is also supported by trucking, government, education and healthcare services. With a humid continental climate, Green Bay has four distinct seasons accentuated by hot humid summers and cold, wet winters. Many of the plant, fish and animal species that live in the surrounding water and countryside are the same as those that existed centuries ago.

Residents and visitors have a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities from which to choose. In addition to its world-famous NFL team, Green Bay hosts several collegiate, minor league and semi-professional sports teams. With a population just over 100,000, the city is the smallest metropolitan area to host a major league franchise. Lambeau Field, home of the Packers, is open for public tours. Visitors can explore fascinating exhibits at Neville Public Museum and the National Railroad Museum, which has over 5,000 photographs, books, uniforms and other artifacts.

Generations of Green Bay residents have visited the Bay Beach Amusement Park and the Fox River State Recreational Trail, which has horse trails and multi-purpose paths for rollerblading and hiking. The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, the Green Bay Botanical Garden reveal the rich biodiversity of the region. Foodies can experience local favorites like bratwurst, cheese and fried seafood.


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