Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is known for quite a few things: its efforts towards WWII making it an American World War II Heritage City, being the capital city of Manitowoc County —where the controversial Making a Murderer Netflix documentary was filmed, and being the namesake of comedian Charlie Beren's hit online show about midwestern culture, Manitowoc Minute. 

With all these calls to fame, it may be easy to overlook the enticing attractions and fantastic culinary options Manitowoc has to offer. Journalist Lori Rackl wrote about some of her favorite things to do in Manitowoc on her recent trip to our lakeside city. She sums it up by saying, "Manitowoc is more than news spoofs, true-crime docuseries and a quick pit stop on the way to somewhere else."

See what makes Manitowoc an ideal vacation destination in Wisconsin at