Welcome to Wisconsin’s Maritime Capital ™

From Itineraries Midwest Spring 2010 Issue

This sample itinerary can be customized for any time of the year!
(GTA indicates “Guided Tour Available)

Welcome to Wisconsin’s Maritime Capital ™ Follow our Maritime Treasure Trails through the Port Cities of Manitowoc & Two Rivers

Day One – A Day in Manitowoc

9 – 11:00 am ~ GTA

Tour a fully restored World War II submarine at the largest maritime museum on the Great Lakes, Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

11 – 12:00 pm ~ GTA
Stroll through West of the Lake Gardens along the shores of Lake Michigan. Fabulous photo opportunities!

12 – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a sandwich special at the Harborside Restaurant in downtown Manitowoc.

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, and is 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 stop by the Manitowoc Company Store for your 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.

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Take your group “to court” at the Courthouse Pub to experience a delicious themed dinner in the Judges Chambers. Overnight at the Holiday Inn – Manitowoc. Step-on Host and Welcome Reception offered.
Check our website calendar of events for evening entertainment options www.manitowoc.info

Day Two – Visit Two Rivers, Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae

9 – 10:00 am
Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring the ENERGY EXPERIENCE at the Point Beach Energy Center. Exciting displays teach the history of
electricity and electrical power generation through the use of nuclear energy, fossil fuels and renewable sources.

10 – 11:00 am
Get up close and personal with exotic alpacas at London Dairy Alpaca Ranch. Shop the Fiber Studio Gift Store filled with unique gift items.

11 – 12:00 pm
Journey back in time at Rogers Street Historic Fishing Village. Discover tales of courageous seafarers and ill-fated schooners through old mariners’ tales of seafaring and survival. Learn about their French-Canadian history and heritage.

12 – 1:00 pm
Have lunch along scenic views of the historic Two Rivers harbor at M & M Lunch, 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
Stop by the Historic Farm Museum. Wisconsin dairy farmers’ way of life is preserved through a display of farming equipment fifty years and older.

2 – 3:00 pm ~ GTA
Visit the Washington House, a warm 1850 hotel, historic saloon (nonalcoholic) and museum with rare murals on display. Berner’s Ice Cream Parlor will serve up delicious treats while commemorating the invention of the ice cream sundae right here in Two Rivers.

3 – 4:00 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.

4 – 5:00 pm
Learn about Two Rivers’ heritage through ethnic, social, civic and religious history displays at the Two Rivers History Museum housed in a dignified 1900 convent.


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 please contact your tour operator or the Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau, 800-627-4896

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