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Manitowoc Area Visitors & Convention Bureau

PO Box 966
4221 Calumet Avenue

Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54221-0966

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  • Coming Summer 2018! Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center Coming Summer 2018! Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
  • Roger Street Fishing VillageRoger Street Fishing Village
  • Woodland Dunes Nature CenterWoodland Dunes Nature Center
  • New: Sepia ChapelNew: Sepia Chapel
  • SS Badger Car FerrySS Badger Car Ferry
  • SS Badger Car FerrySS Badger Car Ferry
  • GolfingGolfing
  • Rarh West Art MuseumRarh West Art Museum
  • Capitol Civic CentreCapitol Civic Centre
  • Capitol Civic CentreCapitol Civic Centre
  • Pinecrest Historical Society Pinecrest Historical Society
  • Pinecrest Historical SocietyPinecrest Historical Society
  • Wisconsin Maritime MuseumWisconsin Maritime Museum
  • Manitowoc-Two River BeachesManitowoc-Two River Beaches
  • Manitowoc LighthouseManitowoc Lighthouse
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  • Wisconsin Maritime Museum: USS CobiaWisconsin Maritime Museum: USS Cobia



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Meet and retreat in Wisconsin's maritime capitol, Manitowoc! Located on the coast of Lake Michigan, Manitowoc is a vibrant city home to some of Wisconsin's truly unique event spaces, making it one of the most visited cities in the state. Whether you're in the port, one the shore, or in the town, Manitowoc is a great location for executive retreats, seminars, and conferences. Offering several services for your group, including assistance from Wisconsin meeting planners and itinerary planning services, we can help you enjoy a creative and memorable meeting or event. Look no further than Manitowoc for your next Wisconsin meeting or event! View below for further details on what makes the Manitowoc Area Visitors & Convention Bureua such a great Wisconsin event venue.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Green Bay, WI - 45 miles
Appleton, WI - 45 miles
Milwaukee, WI - 81 miles
Chicago, IL - 171 miles
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Manitowoc County Airport / 10
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With names like Water’s Edge, Harborside, Smiling Moose and The Fat Seagull, you know you can expect a laid-back atmosphere. Let’s call it “coastal casual.” You can dress up, but not too much, for supper club date nights at Courthouse Pub and Machut’s Supper Club. Cap off the evening with a German beer, served by the yard, at Kurtz’s Pub & Deli, a Two Rivers tradition since 1904. We have plenty of options to choose from!
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Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Manitowoc County Expo This fantastic outdoor event venue is great for large groups, and groups looking to hold events outdoors. With abundant parking and two buildings, each large enough to hold 750 guests, the Manitowoc County Expo is perfect for your event. The venue comes with onsite tables, chairs, and curtain booths, as well as a grand stand. 

Rahr-West Art Museum Whether you're looking to plan a corporate event, party, recital, or wedding, we've got the space you need. At our venue, we like to reach out and share the treasures lining our walls and hallways. 

Wisconsin Maritime Museum The Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers a variety of facilities that can be rented for private and public events, corporate meetings, seminars, and presentations. Amenities include presentation aids (presentation technology), table and chair service, and bar service. 

Capitol Civic Centre There are many reasons why you may choose to rent the Capitol facilities. The West Auditorium, a 1,154 seat house, is not only spectacular but is acoustically-exceptional. In addition to traditional on-stage performances, the Capiol Civic Centre is proper for large-attendance presentations and corporate meetings.

Sepia Chapel Private Gatherings
Facing the East Twin Rivers, and with views of Lake Michigan, Sepia Chapel is Two Rivers’ urban event space with a ‘rustic meets modern’ feel. It is home to a 24’ indoor water feature, and the glow from the crystal globe chandeliers reflects off the ebony-stained original hardwood floors. There’s capacity for 350 guests in crystal water-drop chaivari chairs. There are two private changing spaces, a full-service bar, loft space, air-conditioning, handicap accessibility, and so much more. It operated as St. Luke Catholic Church for nearly 111 years, and is now proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Holiday Inn Manitowoc 204 Hotel Private
Baymont Inn & Suites Manitowoc Lakefront 109 Hotel Private
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Manitowoc 64 Hotel Private
Lighthouse Inn on Lake Michigan 67 Hotel Private
Harbor Town Inn 80 Hotel Private
Quality Inn Manitowoc 47 Hotel Private
Econo Lodge Manitowoc 53 Hotel Private


  • Water's Edge Restaurant

    Phone Number: 
    • 920-793-4524
    • 888-228-6416
  • Harborside Restaurant
    Harborside Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge offers an elegant dining experience featuring daily specials and steaks, sandwiches, pasta, seafood and vegetarian meals, as well as a unique martini menu. Relax to light Jazz, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra music. Kids menu. Open 365 days a year for lunch and dinner. Check out our Facebook page for updates and specials. Private rooms available for meetings and special occasions. Reservations and walk-ins are always accepted.

    Phone Number: 
    • 920-684-5711
  • Smiling Moose Saloon and Grill
    Known for our excellent food and priding ourselves in our "everybody's welcome" atmosphere. Serving a variety of sandwiches, Burgers and homemade soups. Saturday and Sunday enjoy a hearty breakfast and we have Friday Fish Fry. Live bands every Sunday from 4-8 pm. 

    Phone Number:
    • 920-973-0134
  • The Fat Seagull
    A historic downtown landmark serving a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, daily specials and Friday Fish Frys. Enjoy your meal with one of our 17 draft beers! Happy Hour prices 2-5 pm, Monday-Friday. Banquet room available for private parties.

    Phone Number:
    • 920-684-9123
  • Courthouse Pub
    Located in the historic district, the Courthouse Pub caters to local residents, business travelers and tourists. The pub team strives to create the kind of food and service that allows guests to adopt the Pub as their choice for dining and celebrating. Combined with its Wine Spectator awarded wine list, the Pub's unique daily specials and offerings such as Sized-Right entrees. The pub also offers on site micro-brewed beers. Brew Pub, Fine Dining, Family Dining, Friday Fish Fry, Lounge/Bar.

    Phone Number: 
    • 920-686-1166
  • Machut's Supper Club
    Machut's established in 1961 is run by the Machut family. Our staff will strive to make your dining experience enjoyable. STEAKS-SEAFOOD-CHICKEN-RIBS - Nightly features include Friday Fish Fry, Saturday Prime Rib and Sunday Sirloin Tips.

    Phone Number:
    • 920-793-9432
  • Kurtz's Pub & Deli
    A Two Rivers tradition since 1904. Specializing in world famous beers (Hacker-Pschorr on draft), served by the yard and half-yard. A wide variety of sandwiches and salads available. Great hot fudge sundaes.

    Phone Number:
    • 920-793-1222

Area Attractions

Wisconsin Maritime Museum The Midwest's largest maritime museum, where kids and adults can tour of the nation's most completely restored WWII submarine, the USS COBIA. Discover a gallery dedicated to Wisconsin-built recreational boats, or time-travel back to a 19th century shipbuilding town. Have fun with hands-on activities in the Children's Waterways Room and Little Lakefarer's Room, and you can operate a working triple-expansion marine steam engine.

Henning's Cheese Factory We are a 4th generation family owned cheese factory, that has been making cheese since 1914. Watch cheese being made Monday through Friday mornings, free, through our viewing windows. Enjoy our free museum and stroll through our store where you can enjoy a wide variety of samples, cheese, souvenirs, wine, ice cream, and more. A short 30 minute drive from Manitowoc.

Rahr-West Art Museum A Victorian Mansion built in 1891, listed on National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums. Galleries feature changing exhibitions and a collection of American Art. This is the site of Sputnikfest, as a piece of Sputnik IV landed in front of the Mansion in 1962. Named one of USA Today’s “10 Great Places to See Art in Smaller Cities,” the museum features a World Class Art Collection.

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. Printing and type cutting demos and interesting displays for the entire family.With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton's collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world. In addition to wood type, the Museum is home to all of the equipment necessary to make wood type and print with it, as well as equipment used in the production of hot metal type, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.

Pinecrest Historical Village/ Manitowoc County Historical Society Step back in time to explore village and farm life in Manitowoc County from the 1850's to the early 1900's, travel through 25 historic buildings, and discover hands on activities at the Children's Discovery Village. Located just three miles west of I-43, (Exit #152).

SS Badger, Lake Michigan Car Ferry Take the fun shortcut across Lake Michigan on the largest carferry on the Great Lakes! The 410' S.S. BADGER holds 620 passengers, plus autos, RVs, buses and large trucks. The S.S. BADGER offers daily sailings between Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Ludington, Michigan. Mid May through mid October. Call for sailing times, information and reservations. 

Rogers Street Fishing Village  This museum village and heritage park is devoted to the history of Great Lakes commercial and charter fishing. Celebrate 175+ years of fishing heritage since 1837 by exploring an 1886 lighthouse, shipwreck artifacts, and beautiful works of art. Or stop and ponder at the French Canadian exhibit, read about the Lifesaving Service, and picture yourself with the commercial fisherman.

Capitol Civic Centre What began as an opulent 1920's movie house, this recently renovated theater is "center stage," hosting local theater, music, comedy, dance, famous starts and more! Rentals are welcome. Free tours available; call the box office in advance for accommodations. See the stars' dressing rooms, "Green Room!," backstage, and historic theatre, while learning the theater's history.

Point Beach Energy Center Open to the public! 10 miles north of Two Rivers just off Hwy. 42. Exciting displays featuring the history of electricity and electrical power generation through the use of nuclear energy, fossil fuels, and renewable sourcesl Have fun in our large hands on science toy area!

West of the Lake Gardens

Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve Woodland Dunes is located near an ecological "tension zone" between two distinct areas of natural vegetation in Wisconsin. Both northern and southern species of plants and animals are found here. Woodland Dunes offers six trails that allow visitors to explore the 1,200 acre preserve that includes woodlands, meadows and marshes. All trails are relatively level and easily hiked; they range from ¼ to 2 ½ miles long. Explore our interpretive center, butterfly garden, and two accessible boardwalks to learn about this remarkable wild area.

Bernard Schwartz House Experience living in a work of art designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! This 4 bedroom 3 bath home features 3 fireplaces, private patios and is fully furnished. Sleeps up to 8. Tours periodically available.


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