Welcome to Manawa Wisconsin where we know you will enjoy that “small town country feeling,”. Did you know that Manawa hosts annually one of the Midwest's largest rodeo? It is always held during the first full weekend in July. As they say, the Manawa rodeo is the greatest show on dirt! Manawa is nestled along the Little Wolf River with its trails and a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities.
The Little Wolf River Trail is a walking and biking trail in and around the City of Manawa. The trail extends into the Town of Little Wolf. Visitors to the town will find the trail fantastic for relaxation and exercise. Work is complete on the trail system along the Little Wolf River near Lindsay Park. The Little Wolf River Trail Committee continues to pursue working with the railroad to use the trestle over the river. This is so the trail will connect to Ogdensburg, as well as connect with the Tomorrow River trail that runs all the way to Plover.
The legend of the Manawa Rodeo all began 60 years ago. Local businessman Carl Dretzke was traveling in the western part of Wisconsin. While traveling, he saw a sign advertising a Bob Barnes Rodeo. Because of this, and after a few brainstorming sessions with the Manawa Lions Club, and The Mid-Western Rodeo was born. The Mid-Western Rodeo was selected the Great Lakes Circuit Medium Rodeo of the year in 2007-2010, 2012-2015, and again in 2017. Considered the largest category, the medium rodeo includes twenty one rodeos in nine states (Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri).
Those that love water activities can visit the Manawa Millpond, a 180 acre lake with a maximum depth of 12 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fishing enthusiasts can expect to find Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.
Ask your innkeeper about the hidden experiences in and around the Manawa area! We're sure you'll find everything you're looking for.