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The best memories are often those created with a group of friends, loved-ones, or colleagues. The time spent together as a whole is priceless, and when time is limited, you’ll want to make the most of if. For that reason, Door County is an inspiring and energetic place for hosting your next meeting, event, or group tour. Within driving distance of Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Madison, the peninsula and islands are a great place to bring people together from areas around the Midwest and beyond.
There’s no question that Door County is a favorite destination across all walks of life, which is why gathering a group here is an easy choice. Whether you are planning a family gathering, reunion, or business-related group event, we have excellent resources for helping you plan the perfect week or weekend away. Explore Meeting & Group Resources
Whether you have to feed a group of 20 or 400, there are options for small groups, big groups, and really big groups! Use our dining guide and group size filter to find the right establishments to help you serve your hungry crew.
Not only can you search by group size, but you can explore using the group amenities offered. Need to know if your motor coach vehicle will have room for drop-off? Will you need a group payment option? What about handicap facilities? We have the details you need to plan accordingly. Here's Where to Find Group Dining
It’s true that the biggest hurdle for larger groups can be figuring out where to lodge, which is why we have created a group-lodging guide to help you determine where your best lodging options are. Search by filtering the number of rental units available and narrow your selections down to find the best spots for you and your group. View Top Group-Lodging Spots
And finally, what should the schedule of events look like? From sports, recreation, and outdoor adventures to the visual and performing arts, historic and cultural sites, and unique events and festivals, there’s an almost-endless list of activities to keep guests busy.
Create a one-fits-all variety of itinerary or provide several different versions to offer customization. Need some inspiration to get started? Here Are Several Ideas for Adventure and Exploration
Customize your schedule to focus on the activities that truly attract your group with our special interest itineraries. Here are some of the popular options to utilize for yourself.
Experience the rich history of the peninsula via the lens of maritime stories. You’ll visit the Door County Maritime Museum, see the Pierhead of the Sturgeon Bay Canal, hike near the Bailey’s Harbor Range Lights and ride the Washington Island ferry.
If the culinary arts are of interest, there’s an exciting tour that promises deliciousness around every bend. On this itinerary you’ll visit some of the legendary places of dining in the county and learn a few things about cooking too! Don’t forget to pick out your favorite local products at the farmer’s market, Renard’s Cheese and Lautenbach’s orchards.
Go outside of the county lines to see the entire area’s vast history of religion. The beautiful and spiritual sites around the peninsula and Washington Island attract visitors from near and far. See the Belgian roadside chapels, a Stave church from 1939 and the only official Marian Shrine in the United States.
If you like to go deeper with your experiences, plan in advance to take guided tours and see behind the curtain of some of Door County’s most beloved attractions. Tour the Seaquist orchards, participate in an authentic fish bowl, and tour wineries and distilleries as you go.
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