Escanaba Travel Guide

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Escanaba Things to Do

  • Fun Run Car Show

    This car show offers a fun filled weekend with a parade in downtown Escanaba, a full day of car show with a burn out competition and several games during the day, and a dance at night. Put on by the Krusin Klassics car club, it is a professionally run show that has more to offer then just cars.

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  • THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL AREA 4...

    THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL AREA 4 SWIMMING IN SUMMER (MAY - AUGUST) AS WELL AS GREAT LAKE SAILINGS. THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION, IS FALL ------> THIS BEING FROM AUGUST - NOVEMBER. IN THIS TIME PERIOD, ASIDE FROM HUNTING & FISHING YOU'LL FIND FRESH, CRISP AIR & FOILAGE COLORS TO RIVAL THE NEW ENGLAND STATES.PARTRIDGE & TURKEY...

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Escanaba Restaurants

  • You have to try the swedish pancakes!

    This restaurant is a family favorite. The previous reviewer of this establishment must not have had the swedish pancakes (my favorite) or the swedish meatballs. They also have daily specials and homemade soups that are to die for! If you have room, don't say no to the bread pudding with rum/raisin sauce :)

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  • WHAT A MENU!

    GREAT SURROUNDINGS AND A VERY COMPLETE MENU. I HAVE HAD SEVERAL DIFFERENT ENTREES' AND THEY WERE ALL EXCELLENT. A LITTLE PRICY FOR THE NABA, BUT COMPARABLE TO LOWER MICHIGAN PRICIES. FIVE STARS ***** A FRESH FISH PLATTER WITH PERCH, TROUT AND WALLEYE. THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD

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  • 50's Diner

    Okay, for some reason I keep ending up at chains even though I honestly try not to go to them when I am traveling, but I had never been to a Hudson's so I guess it's okay. Hudson's is set up like a 50's diner with all the memorabilia you could ever want. The walls are lined with pictures of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and Betty Boop. The...

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Escanaba Nightlife

  • Like a bad dream...

    ha ha ha.. just kidding about the title. After the brewery closed my new friends from Escanaba decided that no trip would be complete without experiencing the Stardust Lounge. From the outside it looks like somewhere that I used to get dragged to for some family wedding or an aunts 80th birthday (and it's not much better inside.) Someone had...

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  • Local Brewery

    We went into downtown Escanaba on a Saturday night to meet up with some of the ex's friends and all decided to meet at the local brewery. For a Saturday night the town was completely dead. So dead in fact that Hereford and Hops did last call around 11pm!Regardless we stopped in to meet up and have a drink. The restaurant was closed so I only saw...

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  • You can never escape gambling...

    The nightlife in Escanaba is somewhat lacking (sorry) so you may want to consider heading out to the casino. Okay, and the fact that I enjoy gambling once in a while doesn't hurt! :) A casino is a casino right? Hmmmmm... true most of the casinos outside of the big gambling cities are fairly similar, but I still prefer Potawatomi Casino in...

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Escanaba Transportation

  • by MTRCOACH_MAN Written Oct 4, 2002

    TRAVEL VIA CAR (RENTAL OR YOUR OWN ) ON EITHER I-43/41 FROM SOUTHERN/CENTRAL WISCONSIN ONTO M-35 (LAKESHORE WAY).

    FROM THE WEST (DULUTH MINN) TAKE US 2 EAST OR FROM LOWER MICHIGAN US 2 WEST.

    AIRTRAVEL TO ESCANABA IS VIA SKYWAY (A DIVISION OF MIDWEST EXPRESS) THE BEST AIRLINE IN THE UNITED STATES HEADQUARTED IN MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN. (800) 452-2022 ............................ IF TIME ALLOWS GREYHOUND LINES (800) 231-2222 PROVIDES SERVICE TWICE A DAY TO ESCANABA. TRY TO ARRIVE DURING DAYTIME HOURS.
    PERSONAL CAR, CAB OR BIKE

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Escanaba Shopping

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    by mwenn2100 Written Jun 20, 2006

    This is a small store that is very similar to any Hallmark Store. I'm a sucker for kitschy souveniers of the places I have been so I felt the need to stop in. They have many different gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and births as well as a small section dedicated to Michigan, Escanaba and the UP. Walk all the way to the back along the wall to see these unique gifts. There were things such as coffee mugs, bumper stickers and figurines. Besides the gifts, this store also boasts a large candy selection.

    What to pay: The prices here were pretty average with any gift type store.

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Escanaba Local Customs

  • by MTRCOACH_MAN Written Oct 4, 2002

    YOU'RE HEADED TO THE 'U.P.' ------- IT'S CULTURE & DEMAEANOR ARE MUCH LIKE THAT OF ALASKA (THE GREATLAND) OR THE SOUTHWEST. BE FRIENDLY, RESPECTFUL AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY WHICH SURRONDS YOU. TAKE AWAY ONLY GOOD MEMORIES/EXPERIENCES ....... AND LEAVE NOTHING BEHIND BUT YOUR GOODWILL ... FOR THIS AREA IS ONE OF OUR LAST 'UNTOUCHED' NATURAL WONDERS.

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Escanaba Warnings and Dangers

  • by MTRCOACH_MAN Written Oct 4, 2002

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    PERHAPS, IF YOU TRAVEL IN THE SUMMER, BRING BUG SPRAY, OIL OR SKIN SO SOFT (BY AVON) TO REPEL MOSQUITOES. IF YOU HIKE THE WOODS OR HAVE PETS, BEWARE OF WOOD TICKS, 4 THEY CARRY LIME DISEASE. CHECK WITH LOCAL DNR OFFICE FOR UPDATES & INFO.

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Escanaba Tourist Traps

  • by MTRCOACH_MAN Written Oct 4, 2002

    THROUGHOUT THE 'UP' YOU'RE REALLY OK UNTIL U TRAVEL 145 MILES EAST OF ESCANABA & ARRIVE IN ST. IGNACE MI & OR MACKINAW CITY/ISLAND. AT THESE LOCALES BUCKLE DOWN YOUR WALLET/PURSE. YOU'RE BEST SERVED TO BUY STAPLES & SUPPLIES B4 ARRIVING HERE (SUCH AS FILM, FUEL, FOOD, ETC) IF MONEY IS NO OBJECT, DISREGARD THE PREVIOUS ADVICE.

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Escanaba What to Pack

  • Bring it all..

    Since the weather can be fairly unpredictable (we were there in June and it was under 50 degrees during the day) I would suggest bringing layers. A good rule of thumb is you can always take off anything if it gets too hot!

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  • Packing List

    TRAVEL LIGH PACK AS THOUGH YOU'RE AN ONION ------ BRING LAYERS SO YOU CAN 'PEEL' LIKE AN ONION -- THIS TO ADJUST TO THE EVER CHANGING TEMPS & CLIMATES OF THE VAST STATE OF MICHIGAN ---------> THIS STATE, FROM END TO END, COVERS OVER 1500 US LAND MILES. THAT'S LIKE DRIVING FROM DETROIT MICHIGAN TO WASHINGTON DC ON THE EAST COAST FOR COMPARATIVE...

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Escanaba Favorites

  • by MTRCOACH_MAN Written Oct 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: IN ESCANABA (ESKY) YOU MUST TAKE IN LUDINGTON PARK FOR AN ENJOYABLE VIEW OF THE LAKE & AREA. ALSO, FOR YOUR DINING PLEASURE, TAKE IN THE LOG CABIN JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY BETWEEN ESCANABA & THE CITY OF GLADSTONE. THEY'RE OPEN @ 5 PM FOR SEATING.

    ALSO, THE STONEHOUSE @ THE MAJOR INTERSECTION OF M-35 & LUDINGTON STREET IS EXCELLENT AS WELL.

    Fondest memory: LUDINGTON PARK & THE YACHT HARBOR - NOT TO MENTION THE FALL OF THE YEAR UNTIL LATE OCTOBER FOR COLOR & ATMOSPHERE.

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