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Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay

(4.8/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a 700 acre municipal urban wildlife refuge. It is the largest park in the Green Bay, Wisconsin Park system and home to the second largest wildlife rehabilitation program in Wisconsin. Facilities include a nature education center, observation building, hiking trails, woodland building and numerous animal habitats. The sanctuary is adjacent to the Bay Beach Amusement Park.HistoryIn 1935 and with the guidance of Aldo Leopold, concerned citizens developed the concept of a wildlife refuge with 250 acres of land that the City of Green Bay had previously purchased to turn into a golf course. The next year, the City Parks board approved use a portion of the land to use for injured waterfowl. in 1980 the City purchased an additional 300 acres of land for the sanctuary. In 1985, the Nature Education Center is built, the largest of its kind built entirely by private funds. in 2010, the Resch waterfalls were constructed on the lagoons.
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  • The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is enormous with many paths that you can safely hike around on, and includes a small wildlife portion for free that functions as a miniature zoo. If you genuinely enjo...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit for the whole family and it's clean and it looks like the animals are well taken care of, beautiful setting and the family enjoyed it. 
  • Visitor's center and nearby outdoor enclosures with eagles, owls, hawks, etc. were worth the unexpected side trip. Cold temperatures and my friend's dislike of the cold kept us from exploring the natu...  more »
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  • This is the best wildlife sanctuary's. The grounds, the recovering birds, the demonstrations are all outstanding. What set the experience apart from me was the volunteers that worked there. They were informative on so many levels. If you life to run, walk with the kids, or find that unique place to read a favorite book, this is where to go while in Green Bay (after a Packer's game).
  • When your a kid growing up around Green Bay Wisconsin; you for sure have maybe been here in kindergarten on a field trip. This parks admission is FREE and spreads across over 700 acres. I love the nature walks because you do not have to worry about alligators. Living in Florida you really should stay away from murky waters. I been going to this place since I was 7 and still go back and now I am an adult. They are always adding new areas which make it exciting for us to keep coming back. This park has a lot of information for the types of animals they have in the Sanctuary. When you are walking on the trails you can purchase little corn bags for $1 to feed the animals. Lots of ducks and geese just walking around; be careful because they can attack.Please be careful because there is a lot of bird poop. Other animals you can see are otters,eagles,wolves hawks and much more. Go here today and you will continue coming back.
  • Just a handful of change gets feed for ducks and deer. Beautiful sights and educational. Great for couples and families alike.
  • This place is absolutely beautiful. Great for the family and they are always holding classes and fun activities for cheap or even free at times.
  • It is so much fun! You can pay one dollar for a bag of corn! To feed ducks and Geese!! And, if you know anyone who loves to play Pokémon Go, then they should come here! There are plenty of Poké Stops! Just, watch our for goose poop! It's EVERYWHERE!!