Cool Downtowns & Shopping

Unique Downtowns & Shopping in Manitowoc County

Downtowns are the heart of any community.  Whether big retailers or quaint shops, parades or festivals, Manitowoc County has the ideal mix of rejuvenated downtown activity!

We have unique downtowns that are linked by water to create a memorable experience found nowhere else in Wisconsin.  Add to this our great small communities with a variety of retail, service and dining options worth the exploration. 

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We invite you and your family to visit these area downtowns and shopping areas:


Two Rivers






St. Nazianz



Get ready, downtown Manitowoc: City planner shares look at 2020 projects | Art Forward

Nick Mueller, For USA TODAY NETWORK-WisconsinPublished 6:18 a.m. CT Dec. 30, 2019


If you thought 2019 was a good year for downtown Manitowoc, in the words of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

Reflecting on 2019 downtown, we saw our riverside parking lot turn into a riverside event space. Pedestrian lighting connected Eighth Street to The Wharf, creating a delightful walk along the river. Asphalt at the west end of the lot was turned into grass to soften the space and create a play area. Trees were planted to both frame the event space and provide future shade. Electrical services — barely noticeable when disguised with beautiful planters, benches and climbing vines — will provide ample service to the events. . .  (Click the headline to connect to the full HTR News Article)


Several Buildings in Manitowoc to Receive Makeovers This Year 

January 11, 2020 11:00 am

Lakeshore News -


The downtown area of Manitowoc has received a major facelift over the past few years, and that trend will be continuing in 2020.

Mayor Justin Nickels was on the WCUB Breakfast Club this week, and he recalled all the buildings that had their façade’s redone over the past 12 months such as “the Schuette Building, the two buildings closest to the river on the south side of the bridge right across from the farmers market lot, and the Pizza Garden building. We’ve had quite a few business owners come in and approach us now that they have seen what other property owners are doing, they’re really interested.”

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Click below to find other great shopping venues in Manitowoc County!  You’re sure to find what you’re looking for while you explore both big and quaint downtowns nestled throughout Manitowoc County. 

Downtown Manitowoc - Downtown Manitowoc

Manitowoc Harbor Town - Harbor Town Businesses

Downtown Two Rivers - TRBA

Downtown Two Rivers - TR Mainstreet

Mishicot - Mishicot Businesses

Manitowoc County - Chamber Shopping Info

Manitowoc Area Visitor &  Convention Bureau - MACVB Shopping Info

Reedsville - Reedsville Business Information

Kiel - Kiel Businesses

Visit Our Great Food & Drinks Page to Learn Where to Eat While Shopping - Great Food & Drinks