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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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Porta Potty Races on Coolest Coast

Porta Potty Races benefiting The Lakeshore Foster Families & Friends was a blast! Just goes to show what can happen when folks come together for a great cause on the Coolest Coast!!! #coolestcoast Lakeshore Foster Families and Friends The Smiling Moose

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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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Holy Family Conservatory of Music | Coffee on the Coast

In this episode of Coffee on the Coast, we learn more about the 90 year history of the Holy Family Conservatory of Music with Dr. Stanislava Varshavski and Sister Carol Ann Gambsky. Students of all ages and all instruments, including voice, are welcome to take lessons at the Conservatory. Emmy Award winner Garth Neustadter started

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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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Santa Claus

Coffee on the Coast: Lakeshore Holiday Parade

It’s the holiday season! The 31st Annual Lakeshore Holiday Parade in downtown Manitowoc kicks off Wednesday, November 27 at 6:30pm. The first night the holiday decorations will be illuminated. Santa Claus reception before and after at the Rahr-West Art Museum. Thank you to all the sponsors and participants for creating a cool kickoff to the

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Paws ‘N Play Dog Park

Jennifer Kitzmann and Curt Hall (City of Manitowoc Parks Dept) join us on Coffee on the Coast to talk about adopting and improving a city park. In this particular case, Jennifer is leading the effort to create a sign for the Paws ‘N Play dog park area near the lighthouse. Special fundraising event at Ryan’s

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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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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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