Lincoln Park Zoo

This free zoo just north of downtown Manitowoc features over 200 animals, ranging from black bears and snow leopards to eagles and a prairie dog town that can occupy you for a while (they’re pretty cute.) The Lincoln Park Zoo is open seven days a week except in winter, when it’s closed on Sundays. Address:…

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Since Manitowoc is “Wisconsin’s Maritime Capital” (even one of the high schools has the nickname “Shipbuilders”), it’s only fitting that the Wisconsin Maritime Museum would be located in the city. Holding one of the nation’s most extensive collections of Great Lakes maritime artifacts and history, the museum prominently features the USS Cobia, a World War…

Rahr West Art Museum

The Rahr West Art Museum sits just north of downtown Manitowoc along northbound U.S. 10/Business 42 (8th Street) in an 1893 Queen Anne mansion. The mansion was originally built for Joseph Vilas, a successful merchant and two-time mayor of the city (UW-Madison students will recognize his name on their communication building.) A museum since 1941,…

Shipwrecked Brewpub, Egg Harbor along Highway 42

Shipwrecked Brewpub

Shipwrecked Brewpub sits right at the bend of Highway 42 as it makes its way through Egg Harbor, one of the beautiful little towns on the Green Bay side of Door County. Housed in a saloon originally built in 1882, Shipwrecked was a craft brewing pioneer in this part of the state when it opened…

3 Sheeps Brewing Taps

3 Sheeps Brewing Company

3 Sheeps Brewing is based in Sheboygan. It started, as may craft breweries, as a home brewing hobby by Grant Pauly. Meanwhile, along Highway 42 the Hops Haven Bar housed the Port Washington Brewing Company for several years before that brewery went under in 2012. That provided an opportunity for 3 Sheeps to open up…