|Check out the Past at our Local History Museums|
The Anuta Research center, located just behind the museum, features local genealogies, city directories, bound volumes of old newspapers and maps as well as other documents of interest to the family historian or local history buff.
|Enjoy a picnic in a park|
In addition, there are several neighborhood parks, including Teacher's Memorial Park, a formal park on what was once the campus of the old county normal school, or teachers' college.
River Park is on U.S. 41 in Menominee on the Menominee River, east of the Interstate Bridge and alongside the M & M Plaza Mall. This tourist park offers picnic tables, grills, restroom/shower facility, playground, 52 trailer sites, tent area, boat landing, fish cleaning station, ample car and boat trailer parking. Come summer, River Park is its own little tourist community!
|Play a round of golf
|Little River Country Club
Shore Drive, Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 732- 2212
Little River offers 18 holes, dinning & banquet facilities and an Indoor driving range.
North Shore Golf Club
Menominee, MI 49858
North Shore has 18 holes, dining & banquet facilities.
Riverside Golf Club
Menominee, MI 49858
|Take a boat ride|
|Sail the Green Bay or boat in the Menominee River. We've got marinas, boat landings and a boat charter service, Fish Tales Scenic Boat Cruise, (906) 863-2267.
– Dock your boat at Nestegg Marine, 300 Wells Street, Marinette, WI, (715) 732-4466, or at Menominee's Great Lakes Memorial Marina.
|Ride a bike|
|The annual River Century Ride attracts hundreds of cyclists to our area on the last Sunday in June.
There are bicycle shops in both Marinette and Menominee, as well as outdoor gear shops that sell bicycle-related supplies.
|Drive through our historic neighborhoods|
|In Marinette, drive down beautiful Riverside Avenue and see the homes of lumber barons and philanthropists, many of them many restored.
These homes, built in the late 19th and into the mid-20th centuries, feature Queen Anne, Eastlake, Georgian, American Foursquare and Contemporary architectural styles.
This winding street is lined with old-fashioned street lamps, casting a mellow glow. Drive down Riverside in the evening and you'll feel you have stepped back into the past.
In Menominee, drive down historic First Street, where you'll also find many restored homes, representing further archectural styles from Colonial to Tudor Cottage.
First Street runs from the foot of the Ogden Street Bridge to Sheriden Circle. It was once lined with lumber mills. Eighteen blocks long, the street's center blocks include a good portion of the city's L-shaped historic waterfront downtown.
|See our monuments and public art|
|Marinette monuments include tributes to Queen Marinette, the legendary businesswoman for whome the city is named, and philanthropist and United States Senator, Isaac Stephenson, both along Riverside Avenue.
In 2002, a bronze statue, "The Young Swimmers," was erected on nearby Stephenson Island. This lovely piece of public art was paid for by donations from area residents who wanted an artistic reminder of the area's location on two bodies of water.
|Visit our downtowns|
|Both Marinette and Menominee offer downtowns featuring historic buildings and small retail and service establishments.
Our downtowns offer gift shops, bookstores, antique shops, beauty salons, day spas, restaurants and parks.
Both downtowns feature farm markets during the growing season.
Marinette's farm market is held at Merchant's Park, corner of Main and Wells streets, on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Menominee's farm market is held behind the Timeless Treasures Antique Mall on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings. Menominee offers an indoor market at the mall duruing cold-weather months.
Access the downtown Website at www.downtownmenominee.com
Don't forget the charming downtowns of Peshtigo and Crivitz in Marinette County as well as the shops of Stephenson, Michigan. Here you will find antique shops, artist's studio, and craft/gift shops. Expect the unexpected!
|See our lighthouse|
|The historic Menominee lighthouse, North Pier Light, is located along the bay near downtown Menominee.
The lighthouse, featured on many local business logos, was recently obtained by the City of Menominee.
|Shop and dine at Pine Tree Mall|
|Since 1978, Marinette's Pine Tree Mall has offered climate-controlled indoor shopping at a variety of stores, including anchor stores such as Younkers, Walmart and JC Penney.
It is home to a variety of small shops and an Applebee's restaurant.
For more information on opportunities at Pine Tree Mall, call (715) 735-3325.
|Visit our Civic Center|
|The Marinette Civic Center, 2000 Alice Lane, Marinette, 54143, is a domed sports facility with an indoor artificially-cooled ice rink, indoor tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool.
Call (715) 732-0558.
|The secret is out! Some of the country's best fishing is right here in the Marinette-Menominee area.
We offer great spots along the Menominee River and in the bay of Green Bay, and we are host to several fishing derbies.
|See a Play at Theatre On The Bay|
|This lively campus-community theatre group was founded by former drama and speech instructor Herbert L. Williams in 1967.
Over the years, hundreds of local actors have learned their technique here, performing in plays from "Mame" to "Working" to "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Now, all plays are held in the Herbert L. Williams Theater of UW-Marinette's Fine Arts Building on the Nancy Gehrke Stage.
Call (715)735-4313 or visit http://www.uwmarinette.wi.edu
|See a Concert on Stephenson Island|
|Marinette's SunSet concerts series runs on Tuesday evenings from mid-June to early August.
Concerts are coordinated by the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by local businesses. Performance time is 7 p.m.
All concerts are held in the Chamber of Commerce Performance Center, a Victorian-style pavilion on west side of the island.
Concerts are free and open to the entire ecommunity.
|Listen to the Music at the Menominee Bandshell|
|The chamber's Concert in the Park series runs on select Thursdays from mid-June to early-August.
All performances take place at 7 p.m. at the Menominee Bandshell in Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park.
Bring a sweater, even on warm nights, because the breeze off the bay is a natural air conditioner.
All concerts are coordinated by the chamber and sponsored by local businesses.
|See Marinette County's Legendary Waterfalls|
|– Follow this link to the Marinette County Waterfalls Map. Please be patient as the page will be slow to load.|
|Visit the DeYoung Family Zoo|
|This petting zoo is located approximately 1 ½ miles west of U.S. Highway 41 and on County Road 577 in Menominee County.
The DeYoung Family Zoo focuses on exotic felines and gives each visitor the opportunity to interact with these magnificent creatures one-on-one.
Other animals at the zoo include bears, emu, peacock, raccoons, and many others. Learn more at www.deyoungzoo.com or call (906) 788-4093 for more information.
|Drive to Hermansville for the IXL Historical Museum, Inc.|
The IXL Historical Museum was built in 1882 as an office for a lumber company whose motto was "I excell.
See a large collection of records and artifacts at this National Historic Site.
|Horse Back Riding|
|Lee Lake Riding Stable, LLC
9070 Lee Lake Road
Pound, WI 54161
Owners - Deb & Steve Ruid
|Acorn Acres Sporting Clays, LLC
W7142 Noquebay Road, Crivitz, WI 54114
Located 1.5 Miles North of Crivitz on Hwy 141
then 2.2 miles East on Noquebay Road.
Open Year Around - All Automatic Clay Throwers
Rustic log club house with drinks, snacks, ammunition, and rental guns. Grill and picnic tables for your use. Campfires on cool days. Ear and eye protection.
Owners Patty and Joe Fendryk
|Enjoy our City Park Campsite|
|City Park is a woodsy, hilly park in the heart of Marinette, between Carney Avenue and Mary Street.
Camping Overnight camping is available in designated area west of the pavilion. Sites providing electrical hookups are available, so are showers and dump station are available. Campfires are prohibited.
An enclosed pavilion available for rental seven days per week on a first-come/first-serve basis from May through September each year. Pavilion amenities include two cook stoves, two refrigerators, a long buffet counter with outlets for serving, hot and cold running water and sink for cleanup. Indoor seating capacity for approximately 60 individuals and additional outdoor seating for more than 200. Outside and adjacent to the pavilion are; two permanent charcoal grills, horseshoe pits and a playground. Call the city clerk's office at (715) 732-5140 for reservations.
|Spend Time at Red Arrow Park|
|Located at the end of Leonard Street on Marinette's east side in the neighborhood known as Menekaunee, Red Arrow park has been a gathering place for area families for generations.
SWIMMING AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO GREEN BAY - A large sandy beach area along with nature trails make this one of Marinette's most popular destinations.
ENCLOSED PAVILION - Enclosed pavilion available for rental seven days per week on a first-come, first-served basis from May through September each year. Pavilion amenities include a large cooking range, refrigerator/freezer, a long buffet counter with outlets for serving, hot and cold running water and sink for cleanup. Inside seating capacity for approximately 60 individuals and additional outdoor seating for more than 200. Outside and behind the pavilion a large charcoal grill is available along with a nearby playground. Call the City Clerks office at 715-732-5140 for reservations
OPEN PAVILION - An open sheltered pavilion with picnic tables is available for rental seven days per week on a first-come, first-served basis from May through September each year. Electrical outlets are available. Call the City Clerks office at 715-732-5140 for reservations.
|Fred Carney Park|
|(adjacent to Ogden Street)
Fred Carney Park
ENCLOSED PAVILION - Enclosed pavilion available for rental seven days per week on a first-come, first-served basis from May through September each year. Pavilion amenities include a cooking range, refrigerator, hot and cold running water and sink for cleanup. Inside seating capacity for approximately 30 individuals and additional outdoor seating for more than 20-30. Outside the pavilion a basketball court is available along with a nearby playground. Call the City Clerks office at 715-732-5140 for reservations.
SOFTBALL FIELD - Field for informal games and practices available on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Play Ball at Daggett Street Park in Marinette|
|Visit this baseball and softball field field, available for informal games and practices available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Take advantage of a playground and basketball courts with four hoops. There is also an open-shelter pavilion available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
|Visit Stephenson Island in the Menominee River|
|(On Menominee River by Interstate Bridge)
Chamber of Commerce Performance Center: This enclosed stage/gazebo is available for rental seven days a week on a first-come/first-serve basis from May through September each year. Call the Marinette city clerk's office at (715) 732-5140 for reservations.
Open Pavilion: An open sheltered pavilion with picnic tables is available for rental seven days per week on a first-come, first-served basis from May through September each year. Electrical outlets are available. Call the City Clerks office at 715-732-5140 for reservations.
Nearby is the Marinette County Historical Society's Logging Museum and the State Tourism Center is just across the river channel via the footbridge.
|Launch a Boat in Either City|
|The cities of Marinette and Menominee operate several boats sites.
In Marinette, launch permits are valid at Red Arrow Park, Stephenson Island, Boom Landing, and Sixth Street Slip, and can be obtained at Marinette City Hall, 1905 Hall Avenue, as well as from other locations throughout the city. Call (715) 732-4140. Annual or daily launching permits are required at all four launching piers in the City of Marinette. A fish cleaning station is located at Boom Landing. County permits cannot be used at city launches.
All parks close at 10:00 p.m., with the exception of Red Arrow, which closes at dusk.
Menominee offers boat ramps along the bay and river. Annual permits are required. Call (906) 863-2656 for more information.