Welcome to the City of Manitowoc, Wisconsin - Home of the Great Spirit! On behalf of the citizens of the City of Manitowoc, it is my pleasure to invite you to our charming and historic community.

Being Wisconsin's Maritime Capital, we take great pride in being the home of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Our museum captures the history of Manitowoc on Lake Michigan and the entire great lakes region. It highlights our history in World War II and the building of 28 submarines for the war effort. Take a tour on the USS Cobia, a submarine docked in the Manitowoc River.

Located directly on Lake Michigan, we take pride in our beautiful scenery and lakefront. Along our shores includes the Manitowoc Marina which is a multi-million dollar full service marina complex. Take a walk or bike ride along the Mariners Trail which stretches 13 miles on the lake from Manitowoc to Two Rivers.

Take a walk to our downtown which has several shops for everyone's satisfaction. From downtown you can walk to the Rahr-West Art Museum which exists as an 1891-1893 mansion on the National Register of Historical Places. The museum was given to the City of Manitowoc in 1941 by its owner, Mrs. Clara Rahr, with the purpose to be used as a museum and civic center.

I hope you enjoy all that Manitowoc has to offer!

Mayor Nickels 2017 Photo