A visit to The Rogers Street Fishing Village and Museum is a unique and exciting way to spend the day. The museum was designed to preserve the history of the Great Lakes fishing charter. Inside the museum, shipwreck artifacts and works of art can be viewed while an 1886 lighthouse adorns the outer area. Next on your list should be a stop at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and WWII Submarine. Here you can take a tour of the restored submarine and explore the history of WWII. A gift shop is located on the pier nearby so you can bring a piece of your trip home with you.
A Day at the Beach
Due to its location on the shore of Lake Michigan, water activities are abundant in Manitowoc. The city is home to several beaches where you can spend some time outdoors with the entire family. Neshotah Beach spans over 50 acres where you can enjoy swimming, volleyball, and wave surfing. Horseshoe pits, shelters, and picnic areas can also be found at this beach. Red Arrow Beach offers 30 acres of swimming areas, along with ball fields and playgrounds. You can also participate in kayaking, skiing, and boating at many of the beaches in the area.
Manitowoc is located in the heart of the dairyland and the state provides over 23 billion pounds of milk yearly. Due to the large milk production, there are several places for you to enjoy a piece of this. At Pine River Dairy you can watch the butter making process or sample a variety of delicious cheeses. At Cedar Crest Specialties, you can taste savory ice cream made from milk produced in the area in the attached parlor. If you have a sweet tooth, stop by Beerntsen’s Confectionery that resembles an old time soda fountain. The store features handmade candies and other treats.