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Worth the Drive: Sheboygan Falls

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Dan Meyer

Seven ways to play in Sheboygan Falls

1. Golf the Bull at Pinehurst Farms

There are phenomenal golf courses in Sheboygan Country and they’re not all named Whistling Straits. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms is right in Sheboygan Falls, situated near The Fringe and overlooking the beautiful landscapes of eastern Wisconsin. The Bull is the only Jack Nicklaus-certified course in the state and offers a fantastic golfing experience without burning a hole in your wallet.

2. Bring out your competitive side at The Odyssey Fun Center

Bowling enthusiasts of all ages don’t need to worry about getting homesick when they visit Sheboygan Falls. The Odyssey Fun Center offers open bowling during the day and Galactic Bowling at night, a can’t miss twist on traditional bowling. The Odyssey also hosts summer volleyball leagues and comedy nights during the fall and winter, making a trip to the Fun Center an event for the whole family.

077-SHF-Bemis-Store3. Visit Bemis Manufacturing’s Bath Shoppe

Still looking for that unique gift or souvenir? Look no further than Bemis Manufacturing’s Bath Shoppe. Bemis Manufacturing, headquartered in Sheboygan Falls, is an industry leader in many plastics-based products. In fact, they are one of the top producers of toilet seats in the country. Their showroom in Sheboygan Falls displays more varieties of toilet seats than you could imagine, in all colors of the rainbow, providing you the perfect souvenir you couldn’t find anywhere else.

4. Immerse yourself in Sheboygan County’s history

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center has over 1 million pieces of information, ranging from pictures to articles to old business documents. Shirl Breunig, executive director of the Sheboygan Falls Chamber says the building itself is one of the area’s best historic landmarks with a fascinating past. “It was saved just a few hours before the wrecking ball would’ve torn it down,” she says. “The Center isn’t just valuable to Sheboygan Falls, but to the whole county as well; it’s where people go to trace their family history, their genealogy, and learn more about the community. It’s a hidden gem and a wealth of information, and most people from outside the area have no idea how incredible the Center is.” The Research Center is open Tuesday–Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

5. Take a historic walking tour

Sometimes the best way to enjoy a new city is a old-fashioned stroll through its downtown area. Fortunately for visitors, Sheboygan Falls’ downtown area is the recipient of national awards for its remarkable preservation of historical aspects over the years. A historic walking tour through downtown Sheboygan Falls is a great way to pass the afternoon, although people watching isn’t technically included on the list of attractions. Wondering what you’ll see on the tour? Download a map at sheboyganfalls.org.

6. Get your orchard fix in at Dutter’s Gibbsville Orchard

Dutter’s Gibbsville Orchard isn’t your ordinary apple orchard. Although there are plenty of opportunities to pick your own apples at the orchard, Dutter’s also hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year. Whether it’s concerts or wagon rides, Dutter’s knows how to mix it up. Check out their Facebook page to stay up to date.

7. Spread your wings at the Aviation Heritage Center077-SHF-Aviation-Center
The Aviation Heritage Center features fascinating pieces of Wisconsin’s aviation history and some of its unique episodes in private and public flying. The Center often brings in pilots from these episodes to share their experiences, offering a once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunity for people of all ages. Their most recent exhibit, The North Central Airlines Commemorative Exhibit, details the rise of one historic Wisconsin airline and some of the aircraft that helped to make its mark on the map. The Aviation Heritage Center is open Wednesday–Sunday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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