Sheboygan Visitor Center Planned for 2019 & Corporate Housing
The time has come for Sheboygan,WI to get a new visitor center,and that time is just next year. That’s according to Visit Sheboygan,Inc.,and Windway Capital Corp.,who announced this week that they will be opening the new space near corporate housing in 2019.
The new visitor center will be on south 8th street and will feature a new office complex and exhibit space. A new Science-On-A-Sphere exhibit aims to attract many visitors,new and old. “The sphere will be the focal centerpiece of the visitor center storefront. Passersby will have a view of the 6-foot suspended globe,which will glow through the main window on South Eighth Street,” said Chad Pelishek,director of planning for the City of Sheboygan.
Aside from the Sphere,many of the attractions at the new visitor center will be geared towards teaching kids and adults about science,art and other topics. For example,Science on a Barge is slated to open in fall 2010 at the visitor center. The Barge is a self-contained eco-system of the Lake Michigan Landscape,and will offer programs for children and adults to learn STEM-related topics while at the visitor center.
If someone is interested in sailing,a partnership with a local sailing company will be of interest. Visitors will get to learn the basics of sailing and knot tying for this special program.
The city is slated to earn a lot more tax revenue as a result of the new visitor center. Additionally,as the city gets more and more popular,short term rental opportunities will be popping up more frequently,along with corporate housing options. Between the new visitor center and new businesses entering the city,Sheboygan has a bright 2019 and beyond.
“We’re looking forward to the visitor center becoming its own destination for interactive learning opportunities that expand knowledge about our environment and our surroundings,” Amy Wilson,president and CEO of Visit Sheboygan,said.