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Best things to do in Manitowoc

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Explore a world war 2 submarine and learn about the history of ship building and the Maritime history of Lake Michigan and the rich maritime history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers”
6local recommendations
Bar
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“If you're looking for a nice night out, this is a great place to check out!”
5local recommendations
Clothing Store
“Cute Boutique. Various WI souvenirs, candles, home decor, womens clothing, baby clothing”
1local recommendations
Zoo
“The Manitowoc Zoo has just under 200 animals, including 2 rescue cougar cubs adopted in 2014, black bear, bald eagle, snow leopard, wolves, bison and prairie dogs. The education building features reptiles, amphibians, tropical birds and interactive learning. Enjoy the playground, activity trail and picnic areas on zoo grounds. Located in beautiful Lincoln Park. Hours of Operation MD-LD: Mon-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 10am-7pm. LD-MD: Mon-Sat 7am-3pm. ”
2local recommendations
Food
“Check out this little confectionary where they also have the best ice cream sundays.”
3local recommendations
Bar
“Most unique and delicious menu in town. Excellent beer selection. Great service. I guarantee you'll make a friend.”
3local recommendations
Restaurant
“I haven't had a chance to try this place yet but it gets good reviews and would be convenient after a visit to the submarine in Manitowoc. ”
3local recommendations
Transit Station
“Arrive in Manitowoc from Ludington Michagan by crossing Lake Michigan on the Lake Michigan Carferry Service/SS Badger”
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Point of Interest
“Many Live Performances from symphonies to plays as well as many national/international acts performing at this restored theater in Downtown Manitowoc. ”
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Food
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Museum
“Gracious 1891 Victorian mansion features 19th century paintings by Bouguereau and Paxton, Boehm porcelains, Chinese ivory carvings and international antique dolls. Modern wing rotates temporary exhibits and a collection featuring O'Keefe, Jenkins, Picasso, Miro and Chagall just to name a few. Named one of USA Today's '10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities,' the museum features a World Class Art Collection with no admission fee (Donations excepted). Travel and Leisure Magazine has named the Rahr-West Art Museum among "America's Best Small-Town Museums" in their June, 2014 issue. This rare honor puts the Rahr-West in elite company. Hours of Operation Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday-Sunday 11am-4pm. Closed Mondays except for classes, private tours, and room rentals.”
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Point of Interest
“Locally known as "the big cow," which you'll understand immediately, Cedar Crest has a dizzying selection of made-on-site, super-fresh ice cream at 1950s prices. Eat on the front lawn with everyone else.”
2local recommendations
Bar
“The only place in town where the median age might not be 40+! Fun bar, always busy, always good food and drink.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Downtown, across from the library. The produce will blow your mind with the quality, quantity, and price. The treats will entice you away from the produce.”
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Route
“Beautifully Paved trail along the Longest continuous scenic view of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. Enjoy the gardens, sculptures and the lake breeze. Bicycle, walk or rollerblade. The Marina rents bicycles, tandems and kayaks.”
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