What to do and see in Marinette, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 23, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Marinette is a city in and the county seat of Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the south bank of the Menominee River, at its mouth at Green Bay, part of Lake Michigan; to the north is Stephenson Island (Wisconsin), part of the city preserved as park. During the lumbering boom of the late 19th century, Marinette became the tenth-largest city in Wisconsin in 1900, with its peak population of 16,195.
Restaurants in Marinette

1. Peshtigo Fire Museum

400 Oconto Ave, Peshtigo, WI 54157-1226 +1 715-582-3244
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Peshtigo Fire Museum

The Fire Museum is open from Memorial Weekend through October 8. On October 8, 1871, a firestorm roared through Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas, killing over 2,000 people and destroying the entire city and its livelihood. The Peshtigo Fire Museum preserves this heritage through storytelling, exhibits of artifacts from the fire, displays of the lifestyle at the time of the disaster, and a cemetery to memorialize those who died.

Reviewed By Robert L - Franklin

Relics, pictures and news articles tell the astounding story of the 1871 Peshtigo fire, the same day as the more famous Chicago fire, in which at least nine times as many people perished. State officials in Madison did not even learn of the fire until 3 days later, because the only telegraph line was burned.

A wide array of historic items pertaining to local history, such as clothing, quilts, memorabilia, farm equipment, telephone switchboards, boats, musical instruments, kitchen items, military uniforms and the like, donated by Peshtigo-area residents, are displayed throughout the historic church building and provide local color.

Recognizing the museum is curated by local volunteers, it is very nicely done. Definitely worth a stop.

2. Seguin's House of Cheese

W1968 US Highway 41, Marinette, WI 54143-9706 +1 800-338-7919
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Seguin's House of Cheese

Reviewed By Judi B - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

We make many trips up north and NEVER pass Seguin's. It is a mandatory stop. They have the biggest selections of cheeses! They have samples of cheese, salsas, cracker spreads, etc. When we have kids with it is also a major ice cream stop. They also have an awesome gift shop, including clothing, moccasins and t-shirts, and a never ending assortment of wine.

3. Menominee Marina

920 Doyle Dr, Menominee, MI 49858 +1 906-863-8498
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Menominee Marina

Reviewed By Patches V - Hermansville, Michigan

I spend almost every day here in the Summer. Fishing, boating, kayaking, picnicing, barbecuing. Not your thing? The spectacular library, many excellent restaurants and shopping across the street. Don't forget Fido. Dogs love this place!

4. Forgotten Fire Winery

N2393 Schacht Rd, Marinette, WI 54143-9735 +1 715-582-3473
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Forgotten Fire Winery

Forgotten Fire Winery is owned by Lindsay and Joe Callow. The Callow"s opened the winery on October 1st 2011.Forgotten Fire Winery began with just 5 acres of land, 4 white wines, 3 red wines and the dreams of one headstrong couple. In 2012, 14 adjacent acres were purchased for future growth of the business. In 2013, the winery expanded to reach around 9000 square feet of space.

Reviewed By Nathan R - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

We stopped in about 10 minutes before closing. The staff was extremely friendly and stayed open late to handle our tasting. They even gave us a couple of extra tastings of their beers and no additional cost. The wine was good as were the beers.Thanks for visiting us and for the kind words about our products! See you next time you are in the area.

5. John Henes Park

Henes Park Drive, Bay of Green Bay, Menominee, MI
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5 based on 19 reviews

John Henes Park

Reviewed By MimiJWisconsin - Marinette, Wisconsin

Designed in the early part of the 20th century by Ossian Cole Simonds, Henes Park, named for philanthropist John Henes, opened in 1907. It combines rocky shores, a sandy swimming beach, woodland trails, ponds and fountains and picnic areas.

There are three pavilions for large events and reunions, with ample wast containers. There is a centrally located restroom area.

On a recent sunny Saturday, every pavilion was booked. Unfortunately, the pavilions were dusty and loaded with cobwebs. If you know this and bring cleaning supplies, it's bearable.

Two other areas for improvement: More restrooms and larger built-in grills.

On weekdays, the park is filled with walkers, joggers and cyclists. Summer evenings, it's a place to take in cooling bay breezes. The park provides areas for solitude as well as group activities.

The park is owned by the city, but managed by a committee. Descendants of John Henes still lead the committee. The park is a treasure.

6. Marinette County Historical Logging Museum

1650 Bridge Street, Marinette, WI 54143 +1 715-732-0831
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Marinette County Historical Logging Museum

Reviewed By MimiJWisconsin - Marinette, Wisconsin

Lots of interesting stuff here, but hours seem to be irregular. If you get there when it's open, you'll find friendly and knowledgeable guides. There's a miniature sawmill and a restored pioneer cabin. The location on an island In the Menominee Rivers adds to the charm. If you want t learn the basics of Marinette history, this is the place.

7. Garden Bay Winery

817 48th Ave, Menominee, MI 49858-1234 +1 906-361-0318
Excellent
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4 based on 21 reviews

Garden Bay Winery

Upper Peninsula Inspired, formerly Garden Bay Winery, is a wine tasting room. We carry 4 Upper Peninsula Wineries (Garden Bay Winery, Northern Sun Winery, Leigh's Garden Winery, and Threefold Vine Winery) and 4 Upper Peninsula Breweries (Upper Hand, BlackRocks, Ore Dock, and Keweenaw Brewing Company) for tasting and for purchase. We have Michigan Made Products including gourmet food and candy, local honey, jams, maple syrup, and honey. Local artists have included their pieces throughout the store for purchase.

Reviewed By 96Dreamer - Rogers, Arkansas, USA

Friendly staff, they were NOT stingy on the wine tasting samples (as suggested by someone else's review). As a matter of fact, I've paid more than $5 for a tasting at other out-of-state locations, so paying $5 to taste 3 different wines AND keep the souvenir glass to take home with you, is quite reasonable from my experience. But, even better, was the service and the fact that I was actually given an additional taste of two other samples (7 tastings total in reality). Are their wines top-notch? That is for you to decide based on your own experience of various wines and understanding that different regional wines have different personalities based on where and how grapes are grown and processed. I really liked Garden Bay's german-style reisling blend, so I bought a bottle to take back home with me. If you're in the area on vacation and looking for something "touristy" to do in town, stop in and give Garden Bay Winery a try. We, as a society in whole, spend so much more money on other things without hesitation, I don't see why dropping in to try some pretty good wines for $5 would cause anyone pause (other than someone being a non-drinker).

8. Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum

904 11th Ave, Menominee, MI 49858-3044 +1 906-863-9000
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum

Reviewed By Wif52 - Harvard, IL

My husband and I visited this museum Memorial Day and were pleasantly surprised to find such a large variety of unique historical items. The museum is housed in a former Irish Catholic Church which still has all of the original stained glass windows, which are absolutely beautiful.

One of the first exhibits is of two Native American wooden canoes found in the area that have been carbon dated and are over 1000 years old!

The two gentlemen in charge were extremely knowledgeable about all of the exhibits. There is a rich military history for the county as well as a surprising number of NFL players from the area.

Depending on your level of interest in history, the museum could take as little as 30 minutes to cover or as much as two hours, but I would recommend spending at least one hour there; it is well worth the time.

9. Wind Rose North Outfitters

427 10th Ave, Menominee, MI 49858-3009 +1 906-424-0206
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5 based on 4 reviews

Wind Rose North Outfitters

Urban & Backcountry Apparel and Equipment Since 1999. We rent Kayaks and Paddleboards! Call or email to reserve your spot. We have a large selection of clothing, shoes and the outdoor gear you need!

Reviewed By Norah Z

As a friend of outdoor adventurers, I recognize excellence in outdoor products. For my less than adventurous life of walking dogs in sub-zero weather, Wind Rose carries a lovely array of products from boots to hats, shoes to coats, socks to dog collars plus gear...MoreHi Nora! Thanks for the review! . . . And now we re-stocked on sunglasses too. February has been crazy warm.

10. Schooner Pub & Grill

2203 11th Ave, Menominee, MI 49858-2307 +1 906-863-4003
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3.5 based on 7 reviews

Schooner Pub & Grill

Reviewed By MimiJWisconsin - Marinette, Wisconsin

Since Schooners is located in a residential neighborhood - there's been a tavern here as long as I can remember - I was expecting more of a neighborhood bar. Instead, Schooners draws people from across the community. Still, we all found places to park in the ample parking lot.

Our group arrived at 4:30 p.m., and found the front part of the bar filled with customers, so we had to take a table in the back. I'm not complainingg, though, as the service was good and the food was what you'd expect from a pub. The menu was varied, our meal arrived quickly, and the wait staff was friendly.

This is a great place for Friday night fish fries and large groups of friends. Lots of locals, no Yuppies, no hipsters, no ferns.

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