Manitowoc Travel Guide

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Manitowoc Things to Do

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    by apuleuis Updated Jun 29, 2013

    A piece of Sputnik crashed into a street in Manitowoc in 1962. Now the Rahr-West Museum hosts an annual alien-themed Sputnikfest - complete with Space Junk Girl costume contest and out-of-this-world cake decorating.

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    • Family Travel
    • Festivals
    • Museum Visits

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    by moiraistyx Updated Apr 28, 2009

    The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is like most museums of this type that I have been to. The have a variety of model ships and boats and a real submarine for people to explore. Patrick visited the museum with his dad and his siblings. He couldn't stop talking about it when I had called him that evening. Lucky for me he came home with lots of pictures from their day trip.

    Admission is:
    $12 – Adult
    $10 – Child (age 6–15)
    Free (age 5 and under)

    The hours of operation are as follows

    Summer (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

    * Daily: Approximately 9:30 - 4:30
    * Tours are available throughout the day as needed

    Spring - Fall (April 1 - Memorial Day, Labor Day - October 31)

    * Sunday - Friday: 10:00 - 3:00
    * Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00

    Winter (November - March)

    * Sunday: 1 p.m. only.
    * Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    * Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    This is a great chance for people to learn about this regions submarine building history.

    Patrick, Bo and Bree Bree and Patrick Bree, Bo and Patrick Bo, Patrick and Bree dressed as sailors
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    • Historical Travel
    • Road Trip

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    by aphrodyte Written Jun 27, 2003

    more info to come

    Docking areas:
    Manitowoc, Wisconsin
    900 S. Lakeview Drive

    Ludington, Michigan
    701 Maritime Drive

    SS Badger docking at Manitowoc from Ludington
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Manitowoc Hotels

  • Americinn Manitowoc

    5020 Hecker Rd, Manitowoc, WI 54220

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Best Western Lakefront Hotel

    101 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI, 54220-6804

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Comfort Inn Manitowoc

    2200 S 44th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Holiday Inn Manitowoc

    4601 Calumet Ave, Manitowoc, WI 54220

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Super 8 Motel - Manitowoc

    4004 Calumet Avenue, off I-43, on Hwy 151 & 42

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Econo Lodge

    908 Washington Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 54220, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • WestPort Bed and Breakfast

    635 N. Eighth Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 54220, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Days Inn

    908 Washington St, Manitowoc, WI 54220

Manitowoc Restaurants

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    by apuleuis Updated Jun 21, 2013

    The front is an old fashioned style candy store, the back is a restaurant. The restaurant has simple sandwiches and a large selection of (non-alcoholic) drinks. Great for a quick lunch.

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    by nyl Written Sep 13, 2005

    An old ice cream parlor that still makes their own everything. They have great chocolates (try the smidgens!), candies, and fantastic sundaes. Their food is pretty good and cheap also. Definitely a must to get the Manitowoc experience (kids can try the hog n' dog, a smaller sundae that has a chocolate hog and dog)

    Favorite Dish: Could be the Boston Nut, or the Turtle sundae, or the smidgens, or the shakes...it's all great

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    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

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Manitowoc Nightlife

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    by nyl Written Sep 13, 2005

    This is a fantastic bar, which offers an amazing selection of wine and martinis! Placed in an old bank, it stick out of the normal bar Manitowc, or Wisconsin in general, has to offer. The men who own The Riverbank are fantastic also!! Try the Ruthie Martini! They have specialty nights, a dance night, if I remember correctly and I can't remember how the food works but they have some of the best hummus I've ever had! There is also a room in the old vault where you can have private champagne parties.

    Dress Code: Wear whatever you want, although you would probably feel most comfortable dressing for a night on the town.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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Manitowoc Transportation

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    by apuleuis Written Sep 18, 2012

    The SS Badger is a 4 hour cruise from Manitowoc to Ludington, MI. It is a relaxed pace way across Lake Michigan, bring your car to keep traveling. Or it can be a mini-vacation by itself, with restaurants, karaoke, bingo, movies and more.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Cruise

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Manitowoc What to Pack

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    by nyl Written Sep 13, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather in Manitowoc changes by season, but remember it is right next to a lake. This means it is often cooler than other parts. However, I've known the temperature to differ 30 degrees through the course of the day so pack in layers. Winter coats during winter are a must, plus gloves and scarves and hats (remember that winter can last until April or even May so check the forecast, and plan for a bit worse).

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