Manistee County welcomes you to explore the streets of Historic Downtown Manistee, the Victorian Era buildings are filled with shops featuring local wares and restaurant serving regional favorites. Situated along the free-flowing waters of the Big Manistee River, Manistee’s downtown provides an eclectic mix of foodie stops and charming shops that will keep you coming back for more.

Downtown street

For a full experience of Manistee, hop aboard a trolley tour to learn all about our historic sites and diverse history. This is a great way to learn the lay of the land, so you won’t miss out on all of the great things to see and do in our downtown region. And if you are a history buff, you can dive even further into Manistee’s past by following our self-guided Historic Sites Tour.

Vogue Theater facade at night

Take a stroll along the Downtown Riverwalk, peek into a few shops, enjoy dining and beverages in our Social District, catch a movie at the historic Vogue Theater or a live performance at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, any way you choose to spend a day, the friendly proprietors of our downtown businesses are ready to welcome you.

Theater at Ramsdell

Once you see all of the things you can experience in and around Manistee, you are sure to want to stay for more than just one day. Manistee is home to 3 nationally branded hotels that are popular spots for an extended stay. Days Inn by Wyndham Manistee with an indoor swimming pool, the Microtel Inn & Suites not far from the Little River Casino, and the Super 8 centrally located to many of the area amenities. Any of these lodging options are sure to provide the comfortable stay you seek.