On our most recent vacation, we were able to add a check mark to our bucket list and take a tour of Lambeau Field. Eric has grown up as a Packer fan, he is even a partial owner. With having such a die-hard fan as a husband, I am of course a Packer fan too. We go to Madison often to visit family and we knew this trip we wanted to go a bit longer so we could work in a visit to Lambeau, and it was well worth it.
If your thinking about visiting Lambeau Field, do it! You don’t even have to be a Packer fan to enjoy this experience. Any football fanatic will love what this tour has to offer. Before you go, do your research. Look up the type of tour you want to do and the times of the tour that day. If it’s a holiday weekend or a weekend of a game, prebook your tour. Tickets go on sale 30 days in advance.
We did the MacDaddy of the tours – the legendary tour. This tour got us to see everything Lambeau offers. Go big or go home right? At the time of the year we went to take the tour, it was the dead of winter. So although parts of our tour were freezing, we had a very small tour group (only 4 other people). Our tour guide told us if you go the day before a game they offer tours every 15 minutes and there are 30-40 people in each group. If you want to tour Lambeau and you want a more personal experience, look at the game schedule when booking your trip.
We planned to get to Lambeau for the noon tour, traveling with 3 kids, we were of course delayed and didn’t make it. This worked out to our benefit because as we waited for the 2:00 tour we were able to eat at 1919. This restaurant is in Lambeau Field and delicious! We went in just expecting typical bar food but it exceeded all of our expectations! If you are making the trek to Lambeau for a tour, take time to eat here.
Lambeau Field Tour
After lunch and drinks, we went on our tour. The tour starts with a little bit of history about the Packers. I’ve never been one that enjoys history, but this was so interesting. To learn how the Packer organization began and why the team is publicly owned was so interesting. Our guide also gave us plenty of interesting facts about Lambeau Field itself.
After the history of the tour you begin to walk around the stadium. You go through the suites first, as you walk through this area you see one of a kind artwork. Just like I’m not a history person, I’m not a fan of looking at art either. But once again this was so cool to see. There were old photos of how people used to go to football games. Can you believe women wore fur coats and heels?
After the suites we went to the roof. This area was beautiful, but FREEZING. You could see Green Bay (hence the name) and the whole town. From there we wandered around the stadium more, to the most expensive seats, went down to the press box area, and then went to the visiting teams locker room. You are never allowed to go to the Packers locker room. In here you could see Favre’s last locker (since his last game at Lambeau wasn’t played as a Packer).
After this, we made our way to the field. This was the coolest part. They have you enter the field like a player. As you walk out they play music to pump you up, you hear them make the Packer announcement, then the doors slide up and you see the field. What an amazing experience!
The field ended our tour but not our day at Lambeau. We still had tickets to go to the Hall of Fame. When you buy a tour you get tickets to the Hall of Fame. You can go here before or after your tour, make sure to make time for this. In here there is an interactive area. You can compare yourself to other players hand size, wingspan, and even try out your vertical jumping skills. There is even an area of all the old super bowl trophies and memorabilia. You can spend so much time in here, we didn’t explore near as much as we could have.
If you are in the surrounding area of Green Bay, make a trip to Lambeau. It is well worth it and so much fun for the whole family!
If you are looking for a few more things to do in Green Bay, I had many other things I researched and were on our list of places to go and things to do but we didn’t make it.
Here are my other finds
Things to do in Green Bay
Titletown Recreation – This area has a hill that is a green space in the summer months or a tubing hill in the winter months. It also has outdoor ice skating in the winter months. A playground and field, along with many other things.
Titletown Brewery – This is a brewery and a restaurant. They offer brewery tours. You can read more about the tour or book online here.
Kroll’s West – Kroll’s is a little family-owned restaurant right across from Lambeau. It is a Green Bay landmark and has a signature wall inside that is filled with autographs from famous visitors.
Make sure to plan enough time in Green Bay to enjoy the many things it has to offer. I wish we would have had more time to explore!