Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Packers Heritage Trail Trolley Tours

There's a new way to see the Packers Heritage Trail - from this fetching trolley car.

Trolley is the new way to tour the Packers Heritage Trail

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - City leaders are rolling out the latest way to learn about Packers history. It's the Packers Heritage Trail Trolley Tours, which will begin July 19th and departing from the Resch Center.

Riders will travel the new Packers Heritage Trail on a 90 minute tour. There will be 22 stops guided by the players from Let Me Be Frank Productions.

"In particular during training camp it'll be a great attraction for us," says Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Brad Toll. "The heritage trail was very popular last year, now we have a way that people can tour it and learn beyond just reading the plaques, so we've been able to expand the attraction."

The tours run through August 17th. Organizers say private tours are offered year round. Tickets go on sale May 16th and are $25.
Sounds like a great idea. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Green Bay.

I'm curious about the guides - Let Me Be Frank Productions appears to be a community musical theatre group in Green Bay. I've hired actors to serve as museum guides before, it also makes sense that they would make good tour guides aboard the trolleys. I'd be curious to know who's writing the scripts for those twenty-two stops, if former Green Bay Press-Gazette writer Cliff Christl, Packer historian and father of the Packers Heritage Trail, had any hand in them.

If anyone's able to take one of these tours, let me know what they're like. I love the Heritage Trail concept, and this could be an excellent way to see it.

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