10 Things to Do in Two Rivers That You Shouldn't Miss

February 3, 2018 Cedrick Jardin

Two Rivers is a city in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 11,712 at the 2010 census. It is the birthplace of the ice cream sundae (though other cities, such as Ithaca, New York, make the same claim). The city's advertising slogan is "Catch our friendly waves" as it is located along Lake Michigan.
Restaurants in Two Rivers

1. Mariners Trail & Rawley Point Bike Trails

3310 Memorial Dr, Two Rivers, WI 54241-3231
Excellent
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5 based on 114 reviews

Mariners Trail & Rawley Point Bike Trails

Reviewed By Mark C - Osseo, Wisconsin

Very few places will you find a free public amenity as nice as this trail. We rented bicycles at The Bicycle and Fitness Company in downtown Manitowoc, a fun experience in itself as the owner is very friendly and helpful. We're older and haven't been on bikes for several years so weren't sure what to expect, but we found it quite easy to ride up to Two Rivers and back, and went a little farther, stopping for a while at Neshotah Beach and then turning back. I was hoping to follow the Rawley Point trail a ways through Two Rivers but after following signs as far as the beach, we lost track of where to go next - just past the beach the trail enters a woods and at an unmarked fork we must have taken the wrong fork, which brought us back to the beach. Even though it was a hot day in July, there was a great lake breeze and the temperature was perfect. We stopped for a light lunch at the Lighthouse Inn, walked on the beach for about half an hour, stopped at several of the little rest areas along the trail including the big one with the nice restrooms, and walked out on the breakwall at the Manitowoc harbor, and still made the entire round trip in about 4 hours, so I can't say it's a real challenging ride, but it's great not having to deal with traffic or stop to cross streets all the time. Next visit, we may try an earlier start and see how long it takes to walk the Manty-TR round trip.

2. Wisconsin Maritime Museum

75 Maritime Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-6823 +1 920-684-0218
Excellent
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4.5 based on 401 reviews

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Welcome to a great place to learn, play and explore the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about the sailors, shipbuilders and submariners who made that history, and to have some great family fun! Founded in 1970 as the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum has grown into one of the largest maritime museums in the Midwest. In addition to commemorating the maritime heritage of the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area and the submarines built here during World War II, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is now a leader in preserving the maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region.

Reviewed By MNGal66 - Kenyon, Minnesota

We almost missed this excellent museum. Sure glad we did not. We were waiting for the S. S. Badger Ferry and some time so we visited this museum. Very interesting history on the submarines that were built in Manitowoc. One is located outside the museum. My husband took the tour of the sub and found it really interesting. I choose not to do that but really enjoyed looking at and reading all the info on the displays. Allow a couple of hours if you want to do both. The sub tour is at least 45 minutes long and allow at least that much time for the museum it self. Price is for both.

3. Point Beach State Forest

9400 County Road O, Two Rivers, WI 54241-9561
Excellent
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Point Beach State Forest

Reviewed By dsj5777 - GREEN BAY

Located just a few minutes north of Two Rivers/Neshota Beach Park on County O. This is a nicely maintained state park with camping, hiking, biking (rental bikes available starting at $6/hr), beach/Lake Michigan access, and facilities. You will need a Wisconsin State Park pass (daily or in-state annual for $28 to access any state park for the calendar year) to enter. The snack bar actually serves Friday night fish fry during the summer season.

4. West of the Lake Gardens

915 Memorial Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-2240 +1 920-684-6110
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5 based on 100 reviews

West of the Lake Gardens

Reviewed By linsplace4mly - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Love the water fountains and pond displays. Always a new look depending on the time of year. Immaculately kept and always beautiful!

5. Neshotah Park

500 Zlatnik Dr., Two Rivers, WI 54241
Excellent
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Neshotah Park

Reviewed By Mark C - Osseo, Wisconsin

Kudos to the city of Two Rivers and the Two Rivers Rotary, this is a beautiful park and beach free to the public and a real asset to the city. We were here on a hot July afternoon and it was busy but not overcrowded, the beach was reasonably clean, the restrooms were nice, and there was plenty of parking for both motor vehicles and our rental bicycles. We enjoyed a nice walk along the beach and a short rest in the shade in the park before resuming our ride to get lunch in Two Rivers.

6. Rahr-West Museum and Mansion

610 N 8th St, Entrance Off Park Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220-3920 +1 920-686-3090
Excellent
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Rahr-West Museum and Mansion

Reviewed By Kat H - Florence, Kentucky

Beautiful Victorian architecture, and a mixture of art styles exhibited in various pieces by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others. If you're in Manitowoc for any reason, and you have a little extra time, you might as well check it out. The price is right (it's FREE).

Hours
Tuesday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday
Closed

7. Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum

1816 10th St, Two Rivers, WI 54241-3538 +1 920-794-6272
Excellent
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Hamilton Wood Type Museum & Printing Museum

Reviewed By G7RAMPS - Manitowoc, Wisconsin

A great place to visit while stopping through Two Rivers, Wisconsin! It's a working museum, people from all over the world come to print or learn more about printing. They offer workshops throughout the year, anyone can participate in them. The workshops can range from printing with wood type to learning how to bind your own book with your very own hands. Anyone can visit, they have a workshop area, a museum to walk through, & a gift shop with cool prints, coasters, & much more. It's the largest collection of Hamilton Wood Type under one roof & it truly is amazing to see & learn about the printing industry!

8. Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park, 1215 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220 +1 920-683-4685
Excellent
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4 based on 93 reviews

Lincoln Park Zoo

Reviewed By Kat H - Florence, Kentucky

We visited on Monday, May 22, 2017... There were literally 8 animals here... 3 of them were birds, there were turtles, 2 goats, buffalo, a wolf, and a prairie dog... We thought there was a squirrel, but it became apparent that the squirrel had just jumped into the prairie dog's enclosure to steal its food, when the squirrel jumped back out and ran away... We also saw a chipmunk running around in the goat pen, but he quickly exited the pen and ran off into the woods... The restrooms were a bit sketchy, but at least they had them.

Maybe the zoo is under renovation at the moment...

9. Historic Washington House

1622 Jefferson St, Two Rivers, WI 54241-3017 +1 920-793-2490
Excellent
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4 based on 57 reviews

Historic Washington House

Reviewed By Jessica0823 - Stevens Point, Wisconsin

We enjoyed our visit to this museum/ice cream shop. The building itself was very historic, and interesting to walk through. The volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly. We were excited to have an ice cream sundae in the "birthplace" town - and the Ruby sundae was delicious: butter pecan ice cream, with rhubarb sauce and caramel sauce.

10. LondonDairy Alpacas

6827 State Highway 147, Two Rivers, WI 54241-9744 +1 920-793-4165
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5 based on 26 reviews

LondonDairy Alpacas

LondonDairy Alpacas has been in business for more than two decades on a ranch that has been family owned for four generations. Over 50 alpacas make their residence here. We feature educational tours for all ages; the young and the young at heart. The one hour behind the scenes tour is our most popular. All the alpacas are available for specific tours. Reservations MUST be made in advance. Tours are highly interactive and hands-on. We can accommodate large groups, bus groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, family reunions, 4-H clubs, school groups, and visiting tourists. Our store is located in the former bottling plant which was built during the 1940's and was remodeled 13 times. We offer a wide range of alpaca products from yarn to roving, finished products such as sweaters, hats, mittens, gloves, socks, collectible bears and figurines. Alpaca fiber is 3x warmer than sheep wool and 7x stronger. It is hypoallergenic and has natural thermal and wicking properties.

Reviewed By Craig K - Gibson City, Illinois

My wife and I made a reservation to get a tour. She had been once before. It was my first. Kevin met us at the gate and took us on the tour. We were able to attempt to sort, by quality, some alpaca fur. We...MoreThank you so very much for the compliments and positive feedback. We appreciate hearing from our visitors. Glad you had such a great time and we look forward to you visiting again another time. "The Girls" say "hello!" to you!

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