Whether you're visiting the Manitowoc, WI area or call it home, you'll find plenty to see and do while you're here. And best of all, many sites and activities are free or quite inexpensive to visit and enjoy.
Our real estate agents suggest visiting the following attractions in Manitowoc, particularly when you're watching your budget:
- West of the Lake Gardens - 915 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc, WI 54220
Designed and named for its beautifully unique location by Ruth West in 1934, West of the Lake Gardens encompasses six and one-half acres by Lake Michigan. It's made up of 10 individual and distinct gardens, some of which have a strong Eastern influence. You'll also be able to relax in a rose garden as well as formal and sunken gardens and 900 feet of herbaceous borders, and colorful annuals.
- Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve - 3000 Hawthorne Ave., Two Rivers, WI 54241
You'll find nearly limitless things to do at Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, located between Manitowoc and Two Rivers. Hike on more than seven miles of trails and explore the preserve and its 14 ridges and swales. While you're at it, keep an eye out for abundant wildlife, including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, bats, amphibians, and more. The land also has over 400 plant species and serves as a destination for seasonal activities such as candlelight snowshoe hikes. All this is just a short drive from Two Rivers homes for sale.
- Rahr-West Art Museum - 610-616 N. 8th St., Manitowoc, WI 54220
Built in the late 1800s, the 13-room mansion that houses the Rahr-West Art Museum has original architectural features and furnishings. It houses an extensive permanent collection that includes art from around the world, including works from Georgia O'Keefe and Picasso. Special exhibitions and events are also held throughout the year, including Sputnikfest.
- Lincoln Park Zoo 1215 N. 8th St., Manitowoc, WI 54220
Located on the banks of the Little Manitowoc River, Lincoln Park Zoo is a small city zoo that's well worth spending the afternoon at. You'll be able to see animals, including bison, cougars, and Asiatic black bear, as well as a variety of wild birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Also, look out for special events, many of which are scheduled around holidays. Although admission is free, a donation of a dollar or two per person is suggested.
- Pinecrest Historical Village - 924 Pine Crest Ln., Manitowoc, WI 54220
Pinecrest Historical Village has been transformed from 40 acres of farmland to a village that celebrates Manitowoc's history over the years. It features more than 30 structures and is divided into three sections, one of which covers the 1800s, while another covers the 1900s. The third illustrates the area's transformation from a stagecoach stop to one that included a lively ballroom and boarding house.
- Sputnik crash site - Intersection of 8th St. and Park St., Manitowoc, WI 54220
A 20-pound piece of Sputnik IV, a Russian satellite, crashed in Manitowoc in 1962, giving the area a unique place in history as a Sputnik crash site. The crash spot is memorialized with a brass ring. After Labor Day each year, the event is also commemorated with Sputnikfest and other related events.
Contact us today to see Manitowoc homes for sale. Our Manitowoc real estate agents are knowledgeable and passionate about the community and look forward to helping you find a home.