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Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

This week we celebrated Farmer Appreciation Day. We ❤️ #coolestcoast Farmers. And, we ❤️ Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center … an interactive and educational destination to learn all about farming here on the Coolest Coast and across Wisconsin. Check out this Coolest Coast feature to learn more!

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Grateful Parks Tour: Halvorsen Park

Halvorsen Park is named for BJ Halvorsen, founder of the Holiday House. This park, on Mero Street, is located in the Manitowoc neighborhood with streets named for the 28 submarines that were built in Manitowoc. Find out more about the ball diamonds, playground and dog park in this Grateful Parks Tour edition with Parks and

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Grateful Parks Tour: Henry Schuette Park

So many recreational opportunities at Upper and Lower Henry Schuette Park. City of Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Division Manager, Curt Hall, provides an introduction to the Community Built Playground at Upper Henry Schuette Park. This incredible asset is a fun resource for kids of many ages. We also learn about the history of Lower Henry

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Grateful Parks Tour Citizen Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Citizen Park

Join Parks & Rec Division Manager Curt Hall on the Grateful Parks Tour as we explore Citizen Park. Do you know the meaning of the name of this park? Citizen Park is one of Manitowoc’s most active parks with the Manitowoc Youth Baseball Complex, Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center and Mini-Golf, playground with zipline, tennis courts,

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Grateful Parks Tour: Silver Creek Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Silver Creek Park

Silver Creek Park is one of Manitowoc’s destination parks. At 71 acres, it is second in size only to Camp Vits. Amenities include a Field House for indoor events, Concession Stand for outdoor events, Picnic Point overlooking Lake Michigan, playground, premiere disc golf course, winter sledding hills, fat bike trails, and beach access. Silver Creek

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Grateful Parks Tour: Fleetwood Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Fleetwood Park

This charming neighborhood park has a playground, basketball hoop, walking trails, tennis court and pickleball court. Join Manitowoc Parks & Recreation Division Manager Curt Hall as he visits Fleetwood Park on the Grateful Parks Tour. And, then, get out and play. #coolestcoast #ManitowocParksandRecreationDivision #CityofManitowoc

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Maribel Caves

Cherney Maribel Caves

Fascinating natural resource asset on the Coolest Coast at Cherney Maribel Caves County Park, situated on the Niagara Escarpment. The Cavers of the Wisconsin Speleological Society and Park Volunteers provide an in-depth overview to the many caves of the park: Maribel New Hope Cave, Tartarus Cave System, Treasure Cave, Pancake Cave, Coopers Cave and the

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Woodland Dunes

Woodland Dunes Expansion

We met with Jim Knickelbine, Executive Director of Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve for a sneak peek of their newly renovated and expanded Nature Center. Hint: It’s gorgeous! The Nature Center is now open to the public with restrictions (Limited to 10 people within at a time, masks required). Infrastructure and resource investments on

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Alpaca hug

Cuddly Alpaca on the Coolest Coast

There are #alpaca on the #coolestcoast at LondonDairy Alpaca Ranch in Two Rivers … and they are soooooooo cute and cuddly! And the fiber is as soft as clouds look. Contact London Dairy directly for tours. Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

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Xia Vang

Hmong Storytime: Children’s Book Read by Xia Vang

In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May), Xia Vang wore traditional Hmong costume and shared a bilingual story in both Hmong and English. The Book is called “Tsev Need Was Kuv Hlub” or “The Family That I Love”, by author See For, illustrated by Duachaka Her. Enjoy.

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Kids enjoy the Waterways Room at Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Waterways Room at Wisconsin Maritime Museum

The Wisconsin Waterways ? Room at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is a fun and educational hands on learning environment all about how water behaves including dams, irrigation, piping, lochs and resources about marine life in Dr. Gill’s education room. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the interactive exhibits. The Waterways Room really makes a splash!

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Clipper City Model Railroad Club 60th Anniversary

It’s the 60th Anniversary of the Clipper City Model Railroad Club. Join us for this interview with founding member Capt. Al Nelson and a look at the fascinating model railroad layout. There’s buttons to push that activate various experiences, and secrets to find throughout the layouts including a ‘Go Packers’ rock. Enjoy 30 locomotives and

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Snoga at the Dunes

Snoga! Snowshoe Yoga at Woodland Dunes Nature Preserve. Read that sentence one more time. Does it get any cooler than winter on the Coolest Coast? Thank you to yogi Jennifer Jelenic for leading a snowshoe hike through the trails at beautiful Woodland Dunes with yoga stops along the way. Tree pose in the forest is

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Coolest Coast Escape Room

The word “escape room” was recently added to the Merriam Webster dictionary. There’s an escape room here on the #coolestcoast. We escaped! And are here to tell you about it ? Join us as we explore What The Lock? Escape Rooms

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Strand Adventures – Fun Times & Good Health

We love playing on the Coolest Coast and this new adaptive reuse project renovated a shuttered facility and turned it into a multiplex of healthful fun and adventure in the heart of downtown. Join us for rock climbing, laser tag, batting cages, ninja gym, arcade and more!

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Mountain Bike Trail Club

Did you know Manitowoc has mountain bike trails? We visited with the Manitowoc Mountain Bike Trail Club and learned all about the trails and how to access them on the #coolestcoast! #lookatwherewelive

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Kamogawa, Japan Student Exchange 2019

International friendships, cultural immersion and a broadened perspective on the world are just a few of the benefits of participating in the Manitowoc International Relations Association sister-city student exchange with Kamogawa, Japan. It is a beautiful friendship shared between our two cities. Here the students express in their own words the profound impact of the

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Disc Golf at Silver Creek Park

36 holes of disc golf along the shores of Lake Michigan and through the beautiful woods of Silver Creek Park. Join us Jim Lanen tells us more about the sport, the Silver Cup Tournament and a clinic open to all interested community members. It’s a great day to get your game on. More info at

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Miracle League of the Lakeshore

Thanks to Miracle League of the Lakeshore for inviting #coolestcoast to enjoy a game of baseball at Miracles Park and to learn about the program, its athletes and buddies. Truly a special place making the Coolest Coast a great community. Take it away Homer!

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Snapshot Beach Bash 2019

A river side carnival with live music along downtown Manitowoc Riverfront and Burger Boat Park on a glorious summer day and evening. Tilt-o-Whirl, Zipper, and a thrilling water jet pack LED performance. We’re having fun this summer on the #coolestcoast

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graduation

Educational Excellence – Graduation 2019

Access to quality education, including higher education, contributes to a great life on the #coolestcoast. ConGRADulations to all the graduates who now step out into the world to make a difference and realize their individual success stories. We are proud of you! There are additional fine institutions throughout the #coolestcoast not featured in this episode.

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Aquatic Center

Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center

Dive in to summer fun with us at the Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center – celebrating its 10th anniversary. More than simply a community pool, this place has a lazy river, spouting water toys, water slides, a diving board, plenty of places to relax poolside, a sand play area, and it’s adjacent to the mini-golf course.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

Enjoy the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Manitowoc with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the #coolestcoast. Shore and begorah there’s the wearin’ ‘o the green and even a leprechaun and St. Patrick himself (Manitowoc’s very own Tom Drill). Narrated by Jason and Tina Prigge. Broadcast sponsored by Aspire Real Estate Group

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Elk’s Winter Fest

The #coolestcoast knows how to have fun even when the temps are the coolest. Elk’s Winter Fest brings ice carving, ice broom ball, figure skating, live music and more to downtown Manitowoc on a winter’s weekend.

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Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve

Join us as we talk with Jim Knickelbine of Woodland Dunes in Manitowoc County. Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve contains over 1,500 acres of hardwood & conifer forests, wetlands, and prairies located between Two Rivers and Manitowoc Wisconsin with 7 miles of hiking trails to enjoy.

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Lakeshore Holiday Parade

Holiday spirit on the #coolestcoast. ~80 entrants, hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators get festive in downtown Manitowoc to kickoff the holiday season on the night before Thanksgiving.

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MIRA Student Exchange Program 2018

The Manitowoc Int’l Relations Assoc. (MIRA) and Kamogawa Int’l Relations Assoc. (KIRA) Student Exchange Program is a great way for young people to experience the joy of connection and the realization that we are all one big family!

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