SHEBOYGAN IS THE BRATWURST CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Sheboygan County is well-known for it’s bratwurst. Events include the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship and the annual fund-raising Brat Days festival.
AND THE FRESHWATER SURF CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Surfing isn’t just a saltwater sport, or a warm-weather one either. Sheboygan has been a surf destination for over 50 years and is known by many as the Malibu of the Midwest. Rent a surfboard, paddle board, kayak, skis, or snowshoes at the EOS Surf & Outdoor located at 510 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081
WE ARE KNOWN FOR CHAIRS, CHEESE, CHURCHES & CHILDREN
In the late 1800s, sawmills on the river lead to an abundance furniture companies, giving us the name Chair City.The art of cheese making was brought to Sheboygan by New England settlers. Churches soon came to dominate the early skyline of Sheboygan. And children thrived at good schools, one of which taught in German.
NASA LAUNCHED ROCKETS FROM SHEBOYGAN
Since May 1995 there has been rockets launched from the shoreline of Lake Michigan at Sheboygan, Wisconsin and some of those missiles were classified by NASA as being sub orbital flights making the area of the Sheboygan harbor a Space Port. You and your family can learn more at the Spaceport Sheboygan Science Education Facility located at 802 Blue Harbor Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53081
OLYMPIC SAILERS TRAIN IN SHEBOYGAN
Sail Sheboygan was very instrumental in the training and support for women’s match racing in the 2012 Olympics and have a worldwide reputation for holding World Class regattas.
SHIPWRECK REMAINS ARE DISPLAYED AT DELAND PARK
Just one of the many ships that are said to be at the bottom of the lake near Sheboygan, the Lottie Cooper was discovered during the construction of the marina and she has been re-assembled at Deland Park, right along the Lakefront. She was one of an estimated 10,000 ships that have been lost to the “Bermuda Triangle of the Great Lakes.”
SHEBOYGAN MEANS “PATH BETWEEN THE LAKES.”
There are many theories as to how Sheboygan got its name, but the one most likely indicates Sheboygan was a Chippewa Indian word meaning “passage or waterway between the lakes.”
SHEBOYGAN HAS TWO SISTER CITIES
Sheboygan has a “twin town” or sister city in Germany and Japan. German immigrants played a significant role in the Sheboygan’s cultural and economic development. Our german sister town is Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. You may think our other sister city Tsubame, Niigata, Japan is unlike Sheboygan, but one thing we surprisingly share is heavy snowfall in the winter months.
SHEBOYGAN RANKED “THE BEST PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY”
Sheboygan was recognized by Reader’s Digest as “The Best Place to Raise a Family” in the United States in 1995. It’s good schools and close knit community make it a great place to live to this day.
SHEBOYGAN IS HOME TO ABOUT 50,000
As of the 2010 census, 49,288 people live here. The City of Sheboygan rests on the Lake Michigan Shores about half way along the Wisconsin’s eastern seaboard on Interstate I43. Sheboygan is just 55 miles north of Milwaukee, 60 miles south of Green Bay, 110 miles northeast of Madison, 140 miles north of Chicago and 340 miles from Minneapolis.