Introduction to Manitowoc, Wisconsin
The community was named after an Ojibwe word, Munedoowk, meaning the habitation of good spirit. Manitowoc County was separated from Brown County by an act of the Territorial Legislature in 1838. The first settlers in the area were Matthew Stanley and his wife, who settled here in 1820. The area was officially chartered as a village in 1851 and incorporated as a city in 1870. The community houses the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.
Manitowoc and nearby Attractions
- Heritage Hill State Park
- Wisconsin Maritime Museum
- Kohler-Andrae State Park
- Hamilton Wood Type Museum
- Point Beach State Forest
- Two Rivers History Museum
Things To Do In Manitowoc
While in Manitowoc, one can visit parks like the Point Beach State Forest, the Kohler-Andrae State Park and the Heritage Hill State Park. The Meadow Links Golf Course is located nearby. Local houses of worship include Saint John’s United Church of Christ, the Anshe Poale Zedek Synagogue and the Calvary Assembly of God Church. Nearby tourist attractions include the Manitowoc County Historical Society and the Pine Crest Historical Village. The city hosts festivals like Oktoberfest, Germanfest every July and the Fall Harvest Fest every September.
Austin Straubel International is the nearest major airport.
Manitowoc Higher Education
Silver Lake College is the local institution of higher educational. Other nearby institutions include Lakeland College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Saint Norbert College.