Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Green Bay is the Packers football team. However, the Packers stadium isn’t the only spot for tourist in Green bay. It has many great adventures for all ages, one being the Bay Beach Amusement park. Great for all ages Bay Beach has a focus on the little ones in the family. Bay Beach is very affordable with no admission fee and free parking. Guests are invited to roam the park and seek out what rides they are interested it. The rides run off tickets varying from 1-4 depending on the ride. Tickets only cost 25 cents so it is very affordable for a day trip or simply for a few hours. Bay Beach has a collection of 17 rides to choose from the most popular being the Bay Beach Train introduced in 1956, it takes a loop around the park and gives a great view of the Bay. The Bay Beach train is the second oldest ride right behind the iconic Farris Wheel, the newest addition to Bay Beach is a 70 foot tall wooden roller coaster known only as “Zippin Pippin” and is the only ride in the park to require 4 tickets to ride. Bay Beach also has classic favorites such as the Giant Slide where children grab hold of a burlap sack and wiz down 100 feet to ground level. The slide can hold up to 9 racers at a time making this a great family challenge. Finally my favorite is the tilt-a- whirl requiring just 2 tickets to ride an entire family can get on for just a few bucks. The Bay Beach amusement park is a great spot for any family to visit no matter the age, budget, or time frame. There is something for everyone at this great small town park.
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For a more secluded get away Green Bay has a beautiful botanical garden. Located just outside the main city it covers 47 acres and is covered with beautiful seasonal flowers. The flower are changed out 4 times a year to go with the 4 distinct seasons that Green Bay experiences throughout the year. Hours for the Green Bay Botanical Garden are long and its admission is cheap. Open most of the year from 9-5 its general admission is $7 for ages 13 and up. For the young ones 5-15 it is just $2 and 4 and under gets in for free. Seniors 65 and up as well as AAA members get in for $5. The garden also offers three different guided tours for groups of 15 or more. The first a 1 to 1 ½ hour tour is $8 and consists of paved paths. The Taste of the Garden Tour is a sampling of the many wonders of the garden consisting of the beautiful Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Cottage Harden, and the Children’s garden. The second tour is the Gardener’s Delight tour starting at $9 a person. This tour is a little longer at 2 hours and consists of 1.5 miles of walking on paved and wood chipped covered paths. This is a great tour for the families who want to experience the serenity of the woodlands. The third and newest tour is the “What’s NEW at Green Bay Botanical Garden” tour. Its $8 and has paved and wood chipped covered paths, about an hour long and 1.5 miles total. The botanical garden also offers premium tours that consist of a gourmet lunch in one of their exquisite private rooms for $15 a person.