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Lambeau Field: If You're Going …

Updated: January 7, 2008, 12:29 PM ET
By Doug Ward | Special to ESPN SportsTravel


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Planning on making a future pilgrimage to Green Bay (and Milwaukee) for a Packers game at Lambeau Field?

Here are some suggestions on lodging and dining for your visit:

Green Bay: Where to stay

The Tundra Lodge
865 Lombardi Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 405-8700 | Web site

Just four blocks from the stadium that made tundra a household word, The Tundra Lodge pairs nicely with a Packers game. The lodge's grounds feature a 30,00 square foot indoor water park, making it the feel like the next generation of those old Holiday Inn "Holidomes." The water park, an arcade and two restaurants make the The Tundra Lodge particularly appealing if you are traveling with children.

Green Bay: Where to eat

Brett Favre's Steakhouse
1004 Brett Favre Pass
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 499-6874 | Web site

The gift shop located just inside the front door and the memorabilia throughout the place tells you this is Brett Favre's, and not Morton's. So what. A Brett Favre steak doesn't measure up to one from Morton's, but if you're making a football pilgrimage to Green Bay, take one for the team. The food is passable if unspectacular, but the sense of place makes up for it. For those whose ties to Favre go back to his days at Southern Mississippi, there are Southern dishes like jambalaya on the menu. Don't miss the game-day tailgate party.

Vince Lombardi's Steakhouse
333 West College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 380-9390 | Web site

Located in the Radisson Hotel in nearby Appleton, Vince Lombardi's Steakhouse is both a restaurant and a monument to the legendary coach. Leather booths, white table clothes and memorabilia tied to the restaurant's namesake give the place a clubby, old school feel.

Green Bay: What to see

Lambeau Field Atrium
1265 Lombardi Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 569-7500 | Web site

Even on days when the Packers aren't playing, the Lambeau Field Atrium is open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Located on the east side of the stadium, the atrium offers a variety of dining options, as well as a two-story Packers team store and an interactive game zone.

Packers Hall of Fame
Lambeau Field Atrium
1265 Lombardi Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 569-7512 | Web site

The Packers Hall of Fame is a 25,000 square foot must-see destination for Packers fans. Included in more than 80 exhibits are the Packers' three Super Bowl trophies (a k a the Lombardi Trophy), and a re-creation of Vince Lombardi's office. The Hall of Fame is open every day except Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

Milwaukee: Where to eat

Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-In
3131 S. 27th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 383-1784

Supposedly the model for Arnold's on the classic TV sitcom "Happy Days," Leon's does not offer inside seating, but the creamy delicious custard – available in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and butter pecan – is well worth sitting in your car for. A side excursion to Leon's, a local favorite since 1947, is like a trip back in time.

Edwardo's Natural Pizza
10845 W. Bluemound Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 771-7770 | Web site

This chain originated in Chicago in 1978 and has three outlets in Milwaukee, all offering "natural stuffed pizza." You'll be stuffed, too, by the two-inch-tall, layered pies at Edwardo's – a place that counts Chicago native John Cusack among its devotees.

Milwaukee: What to see

Miller Brewery Tour
Miller Brewing Company Visitor Center
4251 W. State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 931-2337 | Web site

It wouldn't be a trip to Wisconsin without a brewery visit, and the one-hour tour at Miller offers an informative look at the brewing process. The tour ends with free samples for those 21 and older. Winter tour hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day) are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday; open an our later during summer.

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