Tours are available to the public in several cities and villages in Sheboygan County. They focus on rich histories involving manufacturing, dairy and agriculture, road racing and tourism. Please be our guest and explore our communities on foot, bicycle or automobile. We are happy to share these resources to start you on your way.
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
1. Historic Race Circuit Map (PDF). Located just north of present day Road America, the Elkhart Lake Public Road Race Circuits of 1950-1952 are preserved as a State and National Historic Place and can be toured for your enjoyment. The effort to reserve the historic circuits began in 2003 when the Sheboygan County Highway Department announced plans to reconstruct Hwy A, a 1.3 mile section of the original, 1951-52 circuits. By 2008, the Historic Race Circuits Preservation Society was formed to restore Hwy A and to oppose future adverse action. Today, fourteen historical markers are placed around the open-road sports car racing circuits to commemorate the big names and big events that occurred here.
2. Walking T…hure-1 AND Walking T…hure-2 (PDF). From its earliest days, Elkhart Lake was a vacation destination. Providing wealthy, city people with a summer in the country, the village quickly grew to be the home of seven lake resorts which offered relaxation in a natural setting. Today, Elkhart Lake continues to draw visitors who wish to experience the traditions of a historic resort community. Stroll along the tree-lined streets and gaze at century-old architecture. See how three of the historic resorts have been preserved, renovated and rebuilt to maintain the cherished lakefront properties with hopes of attracting new and returning guests for generations to come.
1. MURALDestinatio…kof map2011 (PDF). View 24 murals in total; 22 of them were painted in June 2011 by the Walldogs, a group of 160 painters from around the world. The murals are located primarily along East Mill Street in downtown Plymouth. The murals may be viewed year-round, with the best viewing during daylight hours. There is no cost to view the murals.
2. Plymouth Historic Tour (PDF). This is a self-guided tour of noteworthy buildings (commerical and residential) in Plymouth. While the residentil homes cannot be toured inside, some of the commercial building are modern businesses, so walkers may see the interior of the building during business hours.
3. Personal Talking Tour. Richard Baumann takes you on a personal “talking tour” of Plymouth. This hands-on, personal tour lasts approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. During the tour, you will be driven past some of Plymouth’s most historic and interesting sites. Richard will drive your party in his vehicle (or yours, if you have a group larger than four people). Call 920-781-2030 for details or to set up an appointment.
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
1. FallsChamberWalkingMap2013 (PDF). This brochure takes you on a walking tour of the city and a River Walk excursion.