If you aren’t familiar with the area, visiting Neenah, Wis., can be a bit of a wildcard destination. It may not have the fast-paced hustle and bustle of a New York City or the flash of a Las Vegas, but don’t be fooled. Neenah, Wis., has plenty to offer and it all starts with your stay at the Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel. Here are some interesting things to see and do while in Neenah.
Neenah Manhole Covers
Neenah is home to a manufacturing facility, Neenah Foundry, that provides the entire world with their manhole covers. If you have ever taken a quick look down as you’re crossing the road, you have likely seen a manhole cover crafted right here in our very own city. Just downtown on Main Street, there are three located for you to check out and see one of Neenah’s claims to fame.
Home of the Green and Gold. Stomping grounds for some of the NFL’s greatest icons both past and present. Lambeau is must-see when visiting Neenah as it is only a short drive up I-41. But, for those wanting to limit their driving while on vacation, you’re in luck. The Ground Round in Neenah, partner of the Bridgewood, does a bus trip to every home game during the football season. Experience Lambeau Field to the fullest by taking part on our Sunday road trips!
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is another staple point of the area. EAA puts on an air show every summer that people come for miles to experience. A breathtaking air exhibit that allows pilots to put their talents on display for thousands of people to see, EAA’s air show is a must-attend event if you’re staying at the Bridgewood. If you miss the show, you might have the chance of running into a pilot or two at the Ground Round as the pilots stay at our resort after the show.
Parks and Trails
Neenah has an extensive Parks and Recreation Department that is capable of taking up all of your free time if you so desire. Just in the city of Neenah, there are 367 acres of developed park land to go along with 7,478 feet of shoreline. Neenah prides itself on being a community devoted to staying connected to the outdoors as their paved and unpaved trails wind in and out of the city.
This sport is relatively new to Wisconsin, but it is gaining ground fast. Having the only platform tennis courts north of Madison located at the Ground Round in Neenah, platform tennis is a hybrid sport that mixes elements of tennis, racquetball and pickleball together to make one rousing sport sure to get you working up a sweat and having fun in no time. And because the outdoor courts are heated, you are able to play platform tennis during the winter months!
Other than cheese, what else is Wisconsin known for? Beer. Miller Park is home to the professional baseball team Brewers. About an hour and a half drive down I-41 to MIlwaukee, visitors can take in an afternoon of warm sun, cold beer and great baseball. Like trips to Lambeau,the Ground Round does two bus trips a year for guests that takes them down to Miller Park to watch nine innings of Brewer baseball.
Visiting Neenah and staying at the Bridgewood can lead to having an excellent time. Especially now that you have some ideas of what you can do to embrace the culture of the Fox Valley and Wisconsin as a whole. While staying at the Bridgewood, we urge that you take advantage of the locally owned and operated Ground Round and their superb entrees and elongated happy hours. Visit our hotel website and as well as our Ground Round website to see what we have to offer! Hope to see you soon!