Green Bay

Football statue in downtown Green Bay, a place with a deep and abiding love for its venerable American football franchise.

Green Bay is a city in Wisconsin well-known as the home town of the Green Bay Packers, an NFL team. It is on the bay of Green Bay and, surrounded by many other villages, cities, and townships, comprises the northernmost tip of what is known as the Fox River Valley, a forty-mile-long collection of communities surrounding the Fox River. Green Bay is known as one the most vibrant, concentrated and supportive NFL football towns in the United States.

Get in

By plane

  Austin Straubel International Airport (IATA: GRB) is the Green Bay Area's chief airport. It is located a few miles west of the city itself on Highway 172. It has service to five cities in the Midwest: Chicago-O'Hare, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

By bus

The   Green Bay Metro Transit Center at 901 University Ave (between Webster and Quincy) is the central hub for both local Green Bay Metro buses and long-distance inter-city buses.

By car

I-43 goes around the east and northern parts of Green Bay. It leads to Milwaukee approximately 100 miles to the south. U.S. Hwy. 41 also leads to Milwaukee from Green Bay's west side. It travels through Appleton, Oshkosh, and Fond du Lac before reaching suburban Milwaukee. Highway 172 is the main east/west artery that slices through Green Bay over the Fox River, connecting I-43 on the east side and Hwy 41 on the west side.

Hwy. 29 is the route taken to Wausau, approximately 80 miles west, and for travel to the Twin Cities.

Get around

Waterfront along the Fox River.

Green Bay has the municipal Green Bay Metro bus system which offers good coverage of the city. The chief method of transportation in Green Bay is by car. Most attractions and businesses offer plenty of available visitor parking.



A model train at the National Railroad Museum.



Fried cheese curds, a Wisconsin delicacy



With signs bearing the names of former coaches and players, Packermania runs rampant in the streets of Green Bay.

Go next

Routes through Green Bay

Escanaba Menominee ends  N  S  Appleton Milwaukee
END  N  S  Denmark Milwaukee
Wausau Shawano  W  E  Bellevue Kewaunee
Sister Bay Sturgeon Bay  N  S  Plymouth Milwaukee

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