Manistee has so much to offer visitors and residents alike.  The city has a rich history with beautiful Victorian architecture throughout the city and a downtown that is located on the National Register of Historic Places.  Recreational opportunities abound from the beautiful beaches, riverwalk, marinas, parks and nearby national forest.  Local attractions include the Ramsdell Theater, Manistee County Historical Museum, S.S. City of Milwaukee, Riverwalk, Trolley Tours, Manistee's Historic North Pier & Catwalk, summer concerts and farmers market to name a few.  We welcome you to see what Manistee has to offer!
  1. Historic Downtown Manistee

    "A Step back in time" Historic Manistee's River Street. The downtown is a national and state Historic District. Victorian buildings line the street, which follows the winding Manistee River all the way to Lake Michigan. Along River Street, you will see small shops in historic buildings, restaurants, antique stores, gift shops, City Marina, bakeries and nautical and unusual gifts.

  2. Historic Trolley Tours

    Hourly tours of the City of Manistee are available May through September. Hail the trolley as it goes by, or at the terminal - on Memorial Drive. The tour will include downtown Manistee, and historic homes, beaches and Orchard Beach State Park.

  3. Manistee County Historical Museum

    The Lyman Building is home to Manistee County Historical Museum which is located in Historic Downtown Manistee. The museum has rotating exhibits and an amazing display during the Christmas Season. During the summer months the Waterworks Museum is open to the public.

  4. Manistee Historic North Pier & Catwalk

    Dating back to 1855, Manistee's historic North Pier and Catwalk are listed on the State Register of Historic Sites and is one of only four remaining catwalks on the west Michigan coast of Lake Michigan. Located at Fifth Avenue Beach in the City of Manistee, it is one of the most photographed and painted sites in Michigan.

  5. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

    The historic Ramsdell Theater is located on the corner of First and Maple in the Manistee Business District. We invite you to experience the joys of the stage, symphony and fine arts.

  6. S.S. City of Milwaukee

    Construction work has begun on the largest maritime heritage development of its kind in northern Michigan. The S.S. City of Milwaukee is a National Historic Landmark vessel located on the North U.S. 31 corridor in Manistee.

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