Best of the Bay City Tour
The 90-minute guided bus tour, the Best of the Bay Tour will highlight the city’s architecture, history, attractions and of course, the legendary Green Bay Packers. You’ll see the waterways that define the region and the major sites within the community that capture the essence of the oldest city in Wisconsin.
Lambeau Field Stadium Tour
A 60-minute tour gives behind-the-scenes access to one of the NFL’s most revered stadiums, including a heart-thumping stroll through the players’ tunnel.
Oneida Reservation Tour
Oneida Nation Museum the main repository of Oneida Nation artifacts and history, the Veterans Wall and historic recreation of Oneida Log Homes of the 1800’s, Environmentally restored and protected waters, Oneida Buffalo outlook, the Oneida Nation Turtle School, Oneida Nation Walk of Legends in the Lambeau Stadium District and our gaming facilities.
Additional Cost: $50 • Limit: 56
Tour Stop #1 – Red River Restoration Project
The Red River is a cold-water fishery that was manipulated during the logging era to transport timber to market. These actions resulted in a degraded stretch of the river with higher temperatures and insufficient habitat for cold-water species such as the brook trout. Restoration of the 1.1-mile stretch was completed in 2011 and preliminary results have shown colder temperatures and improved habitat for cold-water species.
Tour Stop #2 – Miller Creek Restoration Project
The main channel of Miller Creek was rerouted to accommodate a rail bed in the late 1800’s. The main channel was forced to the west side of the rail bed in order to eliminate the need for crossings. A restoration project on Miller Creek was completed in 2015 returning the creek to its historic stream bed and restoring the hydrology of the area.
Tour Stop #3 – Black’s Timber Sale
Black’s Timber Sale is a typical selective harvest common to northern hardwood forests. Individual trees are selectively marked for removal to promote forest health, diversity, and future growth while also providing a source of revenue for the Tribe. Across the street from the Black’s Timber Sale is a 15-20-year-old shelterwood harvest; a different but equally beneficial management technique for other tree species.
Tour Stop#4 – Circle Drive Restoration Project
The Circle Drive Wetland Restoration Project was designed to restore a 40-acre parcel of agricultural field to a wetland prairie complex. The previous landowner had filled in wetlands, installed drain tile, and leveled the landscape to accommodate agricultural production. The project was completed in 2012 and resulted in over 10 acres of wetland restoration and over 25 acres of native prairie.
Randall Wollenhaup is the Ecology Department Manager for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community (SMC). He has held the position since April 2011. Mr. Wollenhaup received his Bachelors of Science Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2004, majoring in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology. He has 13 years of experience in wildlife management, including work as a district biologist on the Ottawa National Forest, where he also served as the Native American/Alaskan Native Special Emphasis Program Manager. SMC’s Ecology Department is responsible for numerous restoration projects (river, wetland, oak savannah, prairie, etc.), environmental impact reviews, invasive species management, fish/wildlife surveys, and a Natural Resource Summer Youth Program designed to increase awareness and interest among community youth in natural resource management issues. Mr. Wollenhaup also has extensive experience working with forest raptors, black bears, gray wolves, amphibians, reptiles, migratory birds, and waterfowl.
ONEIDA RESERVATION TOUR
1. Oneida Nation Black Angus Farm.
Oneida Nation Farm Enterprise key responsibility is the interaction with man, soil, livestock and wildlife for the agriculture community.
With this unique relationship, the use of these resources provides sustenance, income and employment opportunities for all mankind.
2. Buffalo Overlook in Oneida.
The Buffalo overlook offers an eye catching view of the buffalo herd from a covered observation deck equipped with picnic tables and informative signage. Stop by to take a picture with the 6 foot tall bronze buffalo!
3. Tsyunhehkwa Farm.
In the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, where the tribe’s organic farming program Tsyunhehkwa grows traditional white corn, Three Sisters and other garden vegetables, apples, eggs and bison that are sold to the community, a tribal cannery provides space to preserve many of its foods. In fact, the cannery was built long before the farm started, providing a community space for tribal members to preserve their own foods.
4. Oneida Apple Orchard & Cannery.
In 1994, the Oneida Tribe purchased a 2,400 tree Apple Orchard as part of their continuing strategy of reacquiring lands within the original boundaries of the reservation. The Apple Orchard has 30 acres of original orchard and an additional 10 acres of new orchard, which now totals approximately 4,000 trees. The majority of the apples are McIntosh, Cortlands, and Honey Golds with twenty other varieties also available. There is also a wide variety of fresh produce products such as: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, sweetcorn, squash and pumpkins.
5. Oneida Market.
Oneida Market is a unique natural health store owned and operated by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. Your source for native foods and natural health remedies. *Organically grown heirloom White Corn products, such as:
Dehydrated white corn, Corn Bread (Kanastohale), Berry Corn Mush, Corn Flours, Fresh Hull Corn and Raw White Corn
Additional Cost: $50 • Limit: 56
Menominee Nation Tour
Tour Stop 1 – Menominee Nation Cultural Museum & Logging Camp Museum located on the banks of Wolf River is focal point of the Menominee culture, history, and language. The Cultural Museum tells the story of the Menominee Tribe. The logging museum is the largest and most complete logging museum in the United States, featuring 7 logging camp building.
Lunch will be served in the logging camp Cook Shanty.
Tour Stop 2 – Big Smokey Falls is located on the Wolf River on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The Wolf River is the reservation’s largest waterway, winding through 59 miles of Menominee land, featuring breathtaking waterfall scenery. Big Smokey Falls is one of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking runs in Wisconsin
Tour Stop 3 – Spirit Rock is a historical marker telling the Menominee Legend of Spirit Rock. The rock is known today as “Spirit Rock,” and legend says that when the rock finally crumbles away the Menominee will be extinct.
Tour Stop 4 – Menominee Community Tour will feature a driving tour of the town of Keshena, featuring historic sites and buildings and tribal life today.
3 Nations Tour Schedule
Start tour @ Radisson Head to Stockbridge
Stockbridge Drive by Red River Restoration & Miller Creek Restoration Project
Stop by Circle Dr Restoration Project
Stop by Museum & Pow-wow grounds
Stop by General Store
Head to Menominee Nation
Arrive @ Menominee Museums & Tour the Menominee Cultural Museum.
Lunch – Menominee Museum – $18 per person
Travel along Wolf River to Big Smoky Falls
Drive By Spirit Rock, Keshena Falls, and Tour through the Keshena (Tribal Courts/Police, Tribal Clinic, Woodland Bowl, Tribal Offices, College of Menominee Nation)
Travel to Long House in Oneida
Tour Long House(If no Ceremonys Randy)
Drive by Buffalo, Tribal Housing, Turtle School, NHC, Cite 1, Stone Church
Tour Stone Church(Donny)
Travel to Log Homes/Oneida Village(Josh)
Head Back to the Radisson driving by Mall area, Oneida Market
Tour ends or quick ride to Lambeau Field ends @ 4:30pm then