Spend some time in Oneida and learn the long, proud history of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin!
Oneida is a small, unincorporated community located to the west of Green Bay. It lies near the center of the Oneida Nation Reservation, home of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. In this area, you will find many opportunities to learn more about the tribe’s rich, unique culture and have a fun-filled day that you will remember for years and years to come!
HERE’S THE SCOOP...
The Main Drag: Wisconsin Highway 54
The Major Must-See: Oneida Casino
Best Free Attraction: Oneida Buffalo Overlook
Most Buzzworthy Event: Oneida Pow Wow
Locals Love: The frozen custard bar at Sky World Coffee and Custard
A DAY OF PLAY
Oneida has so many opportunities if you want to play the day away (and who doesn’t want to do that?). Start with a trip to the Oneida Buffalo Overlook, where you can see a herd of over a hundred buffalo, roaming free. Don’t worry, you’ll be viewing them from a covered observation deck that’s a safe distance away. On the observation deck, there’s signage with information about the buffalo’s history and significance to the tribe. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with the 6 foot tall bronze buffalo before you leave!
If you want to try your luck at poker, blackjack, bingo, or the slot machines, stop out at Oneida Bingo and Casino, located right across the street from the Austin Straubel Airport. The main casino is attached to the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, and this is where you’ll find more than nine different types of table games and hundreds of slot machines. If bingo is more your speed, head to the Irene Moore Activity Center (IMAC). It’s located next door, and free shuttles run between the two buildings every 10-15 minutes.
Speaking of the Radisson, it’s a great place to stay while you’re exploring Oneida… especially if you end up staying up too late in the casino! The Radisson has all the modern amenities you could possibly want, including Simmons EverNU mattresses covered in premium linens and down pillows and comforters. We’re getting sleepy just thinking about it! Plus, they have an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, and several fantastic dining options right on site.
Tsyunhehkw^ is an agricultural community in Oneida which features an 83-acre certified organic farm, cannery, and retail store, all of which are open to the public. They regularly hold workshops on a range of topics related to gardening, holistic health, canning, and more. In the store, you can find tons of natural products like essential oils, pet care, herbs, teas, coffee, and of course, all the food that’s grown or produced on site. It’s definitely worth a visit!
The Oneida Nation Museum is another must-see if you want to learn more about the history of the tribe and get a sense of their way of life over the last several centuries. At the museum, you can see original Iroquois artwork and artifacts, take a stroll through the nature trails, and visit the Three Sisters Garden. Afterwards, stop at the Oneida Long House, which is located about 10 minutes away from the museum. Here you can get a rare chance to see a full-sized replica of a traditional long house with an artificial bark covering that is hand painted by local artists.
If you happen to be visiting when the Woodland Indian Art Show & Market is happening (usually in August), we strongly encourage you to make some time in your schedule to go and look at all of the handmade arts and crafts. At the show, you can also watch live demonstrations, shop in the market, and even take hands-on classes taught by members of the tribal community!
FARM FRESH FOODS
Farmers markets are such a great way to not only stock up on healthy snacks, but also to really experience the area just like a local would. If you’re visiting between June and October, you will be able to check out the Oneida Farmers Market, which happens every Thursday from 12pm to 6pm. Here, you can get some farm fresh foods, talk to the vendors, and pick up a locally made craft item to take home with you!
HOW TO GET HERE
From Highway 41: Take the 172 West exit towards A Straubel Airport.
From Lambeau Field: Take Lombardi Ave west to Packerland Drive, then head south.
Getting Around: The Oneida Nation Reservation is not walkable, so driving is recommended.
Want to see it for yourself? Start planning your trip with a copy of our latest Destination Guide!