Maritine Treasures Trails In The Port Cities Of Manitowoc – Two Rivers

From Itineraries Midwest Fall/ Winter 2009 Issue

GTA indicates “Guided Tour Available”

A Day in Manitowoc, Wisconsin’s Maritime Capitol

9 – 11:00 am GTA
Tour a fully restored World War II submarine, operate a real steam engine, time-travel back to a 19th century shipbuilding town all at the largest maritime museum on the Great Lakes, Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

11  – 12:00 pm GTA
West of the Lake Gardens was created in 1934 along the shores of Lake Michigan. Stroll through four formal gardens, a rose garden, and Japanese Garden. Fabulous photo opportunities!

12 – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a themed lunch in the Judges Chambers at the Courthouse Pub or a daily sandwich special at the Harborside Restaurant.

1 – 2:00 pm GTA
Visit an 1891 Victorian Mansion where art and architecture collide! The Rahr West Art Museum features 19th and 20th century American and decorative arts. RWAM is also the landing site of a large chunk of the Russian satellite Sputnik IV in 1962!

2 – 3:00 pm
Head to Historic Downtown Manitowoc for afternoon shopping at Timeless Treasures, featuring vintage clothing and jewelry, or the Manitowoc Company Store for souvenir shopping.

3 – 5:00 pm GTA
Costumed guides interpret farm and village life as you walk through 28 historic buildings at Pinecrest Historical Village.

5 – 6:30 pm
“Enjoy Dinner at Dusk” at Pinecrest Historical Village or refer to our Group Restaurant Guide for other choices.

6:30 pm
Check in at your hotel. Watch the sun set and enjoy panoramic views of Lake Michigan as you stroll our six mile, paved Mariners Trail.

Day Two

Visit Two Rivers, Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae

9 – 11:00 am
Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring the ENERGY EXPERIENCE at the Point Beach Energy Center, ora century-old farm to see alpacas at LondonDairy Alpaca Farm.

11 – 12:00 pm
Tour Rogers Street Fishing Village & Museum. This museum village features an 1886 lighthouse and artifacts of famous shipwrecks on the shifting shoals of Rawley’s Point.

12 – 1:00 pm
Have lunch along scenic views of the historic Two Rivers harbor at

M & M Lunch or the Lighthouse Inn along the shores of Lake Michigan. Or enjoy Kurtz’s, a historic German pub and deli specializing in world famous beers.

1 – 2:00 pm GTA
Visit Washington House, a warm 1850 historic saloon-hotel (nonalcoholic) and museum. Berner’s Ice Cream Parlor will serve up delicious treats while commemorating the invention of the ice cream sundae right here in Two Rivers.

2 – 3:00 pm GTA
Across the street from Washington House visit the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, home to over 100 years of American printing history. See the first clothes dryer produced by Hamilton Industries in 1938.

3:00 pm
Enjoy shopping in downtown Two Rivers at Schroeder’s, one of the nation’s oldest department stores; Unique Flying Objects, colorful kites and flags of all shapes and sizes; or Inman Jewelers for exclusive Two Rivers souvenirs. On your way to or from Two Rivers, stop by the Honey Pot, a delightful themed gift shop located on the shores of Lake Michigan.

For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group contact your tour operator or the Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau, 800-627-4896,

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