Centrally located between Milwaukee and Green Bay at the intersection of Highways 23 and 57, Plymouth, Wisconsin is known as the “Hub City.” Nestled in the gently rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, we invite you to the ideal place for groups to relax, rejuvenate and experience the four-season charm of Plymouth.
The newest additions to the “must-see” list for visitors are the Walldogs Murals. The downtown street lights went dark for one night, and the projector lights came on! Sketched overnight and painted over a four-day span in June 2011, 160 artists created 21 murals in downtown Plymouth (bringing the total to 23), capturing the nostalgia and historic significance of Plymouth’s rich business history. Be sure to pick up a map, outlining the location of each mural, from the Visitors Center or from any of the downtown businesses.
Established in the late 1800s, downtown Plymouth is filled with historic charm. Shoppers will find everything from antiques, gifts, artwork, music, books, a cake shoppe, a coffee shop and much more. Along with the murals, you will be intrigued by the architecture and history of many of the buildings. Enhance your walk through downtown with the “Historic Plymouth Walking Tour” brochure, a self-guided tour of noteworthy buildings.
The Plymouth Historic Museum is one of those buildings. The family-friendly museum features changing exhibits throughout the year and a gift shop. The newly remodeled Plymouth Arts Center is home to Gallery 110 North, featuring rotating shows of mixed media artwork. The Arts Center also hosts a number of theatrical and musical shows throughout the year.
Just to the east of downtown, on the Mullet River, is the Veterans Memorial Trail. The trail winds along the river, with 11 flags; each flag represents a war or conflict that our country was involved in. There is an entry plaza with a memorial bell and bricks honoring the individuals who have defended our country’s freedom. Those who enjoy biking will find that Plymouth’s Recreation Trail, consisting of both off-road (paved) and street pathways, connects to the Old Plank Road Trail, which runs parallel to Highway 23 for 17.5 miles, from Sheboygan to Greenbush.
Part of Plymouth’s charm is its eclectic mix of dining choices. Whether you are looking for Italian fare, Irish dining or an authentic German meal, you can find it here. Relax with a cup of coffee, enjoy a pizza with friends, lunch at a drive-in, or have breakfast any time of day.
End your day with a drive through the Kettle Moraine State Forest. While especially beautiful in autumn, the Forest beckons to those who love to take “the back way home” and explore the winding roads and spectacular views from the hilltops.