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GrandStay® Sheboygan

708 Niagara Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081 Map it

Sheboygan, WI has a lot to offer visitors whether they are here for business or pleasure. The city has a lively student scene with the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan, Lakeland College and Lakeshore Technical College all located in town. Common reasons to visit are boating on Lake Michigan and the area's many festivals. The annual Dairyland Surf Classic is the largest lake surfing competition in the world. Children will love touring the whimsical Bookworm Gardens, and Kohler-Andrae State Park provides outdoor activities for the whole family.

(0.1 miles) The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts

Make sure you check out Sheboygan's newly restored historic theater, home to the Sheboygan Symphony as well as other local and national groups. Some concert information can be found by clicking on the Events link. 920.208.0808

(0.1 miles) Farmers’ Market

Open every Wednesday and Saturday from June through October, 7 am -2 pm, at Fountain Park, located at 1000 N. 8th Street. A Winter Farmers’ Market is held at First Congregational UCC, located at 310 Bluff Avenue, on certain Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Products available include honey, breads, meats, cheese, eggs, pastries, crafts, an much more! Dates left this winter are Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 29, April 12, April 26, and May 17. 920.459.3444

(0.2 miles) Above and Beyond Children’s Museum

A special place for children and their families where play and education connect through exploration and discovery. Open Tu, Th, F 10 a.m.-6 p.m., W 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. 920.458.4263

(0.3 miles) John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Expect the unexpected! Cutting edge exhibitions featuring contemporary visual artists, hands-on-arts activities, and classy entertainment series located under one roof. Housed in a ten-gallery, 100,000-square-foot complex melding a modern atrium wing with the 1882 Italianate Victorian home of the Kohler company founder, the Arts Center has been delighting casual art lovers and informed enthusiasts for more than 40 years. 920.458.6144

(0.4 miles) Action Adventure Phoenix Charters

Aggressive, quality-salmon charter fishing on a 33-foot Chris Craft, with a large fly bridge. Home of the best salmon and trout action on Lake Michigan. If you're serious about a charter, we're serious about fishing! Customer satisfaction is a must. Skilled or unskilled anglers are welcome. 800.793.5219

(0.4 miles) Shipwreck Diving

Shipwrecks of the schooner Hetty Taylor and the steamer Seleh Chamberlain are marked by buoys with anchor hooks and descent lines just a few miles off Sheboygan to enable divers to investigate and study the ships that went down in 1880 and 1886 respectively. 608.272.2832

(0.7 miles) The Lottie Cooper

Take a self-guided outdoor tour through this Lake Michigan shipwreck located at Deland Park on Sheboygan's Lakefront. 920.459.3366

(0.7 miles) Sea Dog Sport Fishing Charters of Sheboygan

Fish for trout and salmon with the area’s all-time leader in guided fishing trips. 920.918.2628

(0.8 miles) Riverfront Boardwalk

The Riverfront Boardwalk Fish Shanty Village features 20 shanties with shops and restaurants as well as other theme-related buildings on both sides of the Sheboygan River. Take leisurely walks past a row of weathered shanties originally built for use by commercial fishermen. Located on Riverfront Drive just one mile from the GrandStay®. 920.452.6921

(1.1 miles) Summer School Sportfishing

Summer School Sportfishing guarantees that you will have a great time. We will work hard to put as many fish in the boat for you as we can. Trip times are dock to dock or when customer limit is reached, whichever comes first. Fish cleaning and bagging is free of charge. We do have a freezer for those that have multiple trips and wish to freeze their catch. We will assist you in booking accommodations. Corporate groups are welcome and we have other charters that we work with to accommodate larger groups.

(1.3 miles) Hi Tech Charters

Born out of a love for fishing and located on Lake Michigan, this charter company will strive to make your experience as fun and exciting as possible. And with a life time of fishing experience, you can count on a safe and enjoyable charter fishing trip for the whole family! 920.980.4031

(2.0 miles) Sheboygan County Historical Museum

The museum complex includes a stately brick building reflecting Judge David Taylor’s career and the era of 1850–1900; the 1864 Weinhold Family Homestead; the 1890’s Schuchardt Barn with rural agricultural displays; and the 1867 Bodenstab Cheese Factory with early commercial cheese making implements. A recent 20,000-square-foot addition features seasonal displays, temporary exhibits, classroom, and the museum store. Changing exhibits include Indian history, ice harvesting, maritime, circus, local sports, medical pharmaceutical, early agricultural and related trades. Open M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with tours leaving at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday except for special events. 920.458.1103

(2.7 miles) Old Plank Road Trail

This popular, 17 mile, American Planning Association award-winning trail accommodates bicyclists, runners, walkers, in-line skaters, horseback riders, moped users, Nordic skiers, and snowmobilers on 10 feet of asphalt and 8 feet of turf. The trail parallels State Hwy 23 from Sheboygan , past the unique Village of Kohler, Sheboygan Falls, Plymouth, and onto historic Greenbush, linking with the Ice Age Trail in the magnificent Kettle Moraine State Forest. 920.459.3060

(3.2 miles) Bookworm Gardens

The garden is based completely on children’s literature—over 60 different books are represented, selected by reading specialists, librarians, teachers, and kids. Admission is free. 920.587.7895

(3.7 miles) Maywood Environmental Park

Maywood offers six diverse ecosystems, an Arboretum, and a butterfly & hummingbird garden on its 135-acres. Hike, bike, ski, walk, bird watch—there’s something for everyone. 920.459.3906

(4.7 miles) Dumper Dan's Charter Fishing Fleet

Enjoy quality fishing for trout and salmon aboard any of our five tournament-winning Baha Cruisers. Sheboygan's largest charter fishing fleet. 920.457.2940.

(4.8 miles) Kohler Design Center

Discover a world of gracious living in the premier showroom for the nation’s leading plumbing products manufacturer, Kohler. Tour the 36,000-square-foot, three-level ceramic art gallery and see the fascinating displays of historic Village of Kohler and Kohler company in the lower level museum. 920.457.3699

(4.8 miles) Blackwolf Run

Melded into a river basin formed by the flows of glacial runoff, Blackwolf Run features courses which have hosted the U.S. Women’s Open and the World Championship of Golf. 800.344.2838

(6.6 miles) Kohler Andrae State Park

The home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone, this is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy. 920.451.4080

(7.8 miles) Whistling Straits

A throwback to the raw freshness of Ireland sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, Whistling Straits offers two courses which have hosted the PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open and the Palmer Cup. Experience these two must-play courses –both ranked among the best in the United States. 800.344.2838

(8.8 miles) The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

Check out this Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Sheboygan Falls, just across the street from Blackwolf Run. Grand Champion-caliber cattle once roamed this farm, and the course has played to rave reviews since opening in 2003. The fifth hole will capture your attention with its dogleg around a 40-foot ravine. Added bonus for golfers: GPS technology is installed on every cart to help with distances and to speed up play. 920.467.1500

(19.8 miles) Town and Country Golf Course

27-hole golf course located on the outskirts of Sheboygan. 920.467.2509

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