With our many indoor attractions, restaurants, and experiences, there's no reason to let rain get you down! To prevent cabin fever, we’ve compiled some of Manitowoc’s best rainy-day activities to give you and your kids an indoor adventure.


1. Get Active at Strand Adventures

Featuring indoor attractions for kids and adults, Strand Adventures is hands-down the best place to unleash your energy while indoors! See how high you can go on their rock-climbing wall, battle against your friends in laser tag, try out the ninja gym, and more at this unique entertainment complex. 


2. Check out the Wisconsin Maritime Museum

When you’re in a city along the coast of Lake Michigan and the Manitowoc River while it’s raining, it only makes sense to bring out your inner sailor with a visit to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum! Submerge yourself in maritime history and the importance of the Great Lakes, then take an immersive tour aboard a real WWII submarine, the USS Cobia


3. Visit the Rahr-West Art Museum

Stay dry in style at this Victorian-style mansion and galleries filled with fine art. You can see work from O’Keeffe, Warhol, Picasso, and more from The Rahr-West Art Museum's expansive permanent collectionRotating and limited-time exhibits mean you can see something new every time you visit!


4. Sit and Sip at a Coffee Shop

Something about dreary, rainy days make a trip to a local coffee shop feel like a real-life romantic comedy. Grab a cup at Wrap It Up for great downtown views, Retro Eighth for the coffee flights, Jenn’s Java for game boards and local goods, or Manitowoc Coffee for its wide array of coffee drinks and flavors. 


5. Think Inside the Box at an Escape Room

Can you have a whole adventure locked inside just one room? We think so! An escape room with friends or family is the perfect mix of challenge and fun. What the Lock? has award-winning escape rooms that are sure to be the highlight of your rainy day. 


For more ideas on what to do in Manitowoc, visit our Attractions and Events pages to make the most of your time along the lakeshore!

Strand Adventures

  • 315 N 8th Street
  • 920-717-0784

Strand Adventures is an entertainment center that provides "Active Family Fun" with various…

Jenn's Java

  • 1124 Washington Street
  • (920) 683-1707

A long-standing tradition of great coffee and homemade bakery, Jenn's Java specializes in fun and…

Manitowoc Coffee

  • 706 York Street
  • 920-717-0574

So much more than just coffee, Manitowoc Coffee also serves tea, chai, lattes, and lotus drinks…

Wrap It Up

  • 830 S 8th Street
  • 920-242-6445

A coffee shop and bistro in one, Wrap It Up serves healthy wraps and specialty drinks. With the…