History and natural beauty meet in the world-renowned shipbuilding hub known as Sturgeon Bay, WI. Visit a maritime museum or admire historic fishing tugs and jaw-dropping container ships. Or you can find historic shopping districts with galleries, dining and a vibrant arts scene. Enjoy the views of Green Bay and Lake Michigan at nearby parks. From thousand-foot lakers to small bass-fishing boats, this community’s heritage is all about boats and water.
You can visit the acclaimed Door County Maritime Museum or admire the historic Michigan Street Bridge. Visitors can feast their eyes on historic fishing tugs or the jaw-dropping enormity of container ships. But Sturgeon Bay offers much more than looking. Here lies the heart of the county’s music scene and historic shopping districts laden with dining, pubs, and cozy coffee shops. All of this envelops the marvel of the Sturgeon Bay canal and natural wonders of the Potawatomi State Park and nearby preserves.
Sturgeon Bay’s dining and drinking scene is as diverse as they come, with fine dining in historic landmarks, sushi, healthy kitchens, and everything in between. But one constant is the imprint of the city’s nautical past. You find this represented in the art, on its menus, and in the names of the establishments that make Sturgeon Bay an authentic representation of small-town America.
Once a year, Bay Shipbuilding opens its doors for up-close tours of its facility, but you can admire its work on the bay all year long. This is especially true when the Winter Fleet arrives. This is because Sturgeon Bay is a fisherman’s mecca, with some of the best bass fishing in the world. Tour a restored tug or visit the Door County Maritime Museum. Learn the history of Door County or stroll down historic 3rd Avenue. Step into nature at Potawatomi State Park on the city’s edge.
From sunrise to sunset, you’ll find a never-ending list of great activities in Sturgeon Bay.