Small Town Hospitality: Big City Attractions ~~~De Pere's hospitality reminds us of a time when shopkeepers knew the true meaning of service -- when fine dining meant just that --when lodging wasn't just four walls and a bed -- and when atmosphere was more than something you breathed.
Today, the city straddles the river; both halves of its main street linked by an award-winning bridge above the oldest dock lock on the 150+ year old system. Nineteenth century buildings still line today's main street as a testament to an enduring vibrant, small-town atmosphere nestled on the outskirts of its famous neighbor, Green Bay.
Wisconsin's First "Main Street"
De Pere has a rich tradition of hospitality. The only city in Wisconsin that can trace its roots back more than 325 years, its located on Wisconsin's original "main street": the Fox River. Back in 1671, when French missionaries built the state's first European structure at De Per, the Fox was considered a major highway. Native Americans, missionaries, and fur traders walked the trails and plied their trades here.
Take a close look at De Pere, and you'll see evidence of the exploration, religious, fur trade, logging, and industrial eras of times gone by. Each has made De Pere an unique city with a rich history and a promising future.
Now, it's your turn to explore.
~~~ Lodging ~~~
All the comforts of home, and then some.
From an exquisitely converted stone flour mill on the waterfront, to a 125 year old historic landmark, to a bed & breakfast in the Historic Registry District, to a all-suite hotel located on a beautiful college campus to a perfectly located inn for both business & personal travel - the De Pere has a place for you to call home on your visit. Be it overnight or over-weeks. For our lodging members, click HERE
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