Known as the “The Spirit on the Lake,” the city of Sheboygan, Wisconsin sits on the western shores of Lake Michigan along Interstate 43 approximately fifty miles north of Milwaukee. With nearly 50,000 people calling Sheboygan home, it is the largest city in Sheboygan County and the county seat.
Sheboygan’s most dominant feature is its shoreline and its proximity to Lake Michigan. Not far off its shore, are the sunken remains of the Wreck of the Lottie Cooper at Deland Park. The Lottie Cooper was a ship that was lost in Lake Michigan due to gale force winds in 1894. The Sheboygan County Historical Museum features exhibits related to local Native American culture and maritime history on the Great Lakes.
Art enthusiasts can spend time at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center that features specialty galleries as well as an array of performing arts exhibitions. The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra performs regular season concerts, holiday concerts and a summer Pops concert. During the summer, the city of Sheboygan presents the Twilight Concert Series at Fountain Park free of charge to the public.
Recreational activities are available all around the Sheboygan area. The Harbor Centre Marina is equipped with floating docks, a boater’s lounge, and tennis courts. Residents and visitors can learn to sail through classes offered by the Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club. Fishing is another popular activity in the city with miles of beach front and shoreline for fisherman to indulge in their craft.