Kenosha is a place full of history, culture, music, shopping and dining. There’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to take the kids out for fresh air and entertainment, enjoy some history, sit back and enjoy some music, or dine at a fine restaurant, Kenosha’s got you covered. 

Just to name a few of the things to get into around town:

  • Kenosha Public Museum – natural history, fine and decorative arts
  • Civil War Museum
  • Dinosaur Discovery Museum
  • Kenosha Transit Carhouse – home to Kenosha’s historic fleet of PCC streetcars
  • Maritime Museum and Children’s Museum coming
  • Kenosha History Center
  • Anderson Arts Center
  • KAAleidoscope Art Gallery
  • Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace
  • An array of concerts that include the Kenosha Pops Concert Band, Peanut Butter and Jam Concert series, Lincoln Park Live! and other concerts and outdoor jazz events
  • Kenosha Symphony Orchestra 
  • A variety of parks (74 total municipal parks) including Petrifying Springs Park, Hawthorne Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, and Library Park
  • A number of golf courses including Petrifying Springs Golf course which was named the “No. 1 Sporty Course in Wisconsin
  • Bristol Renaissance Faire (open from July to September, exact dates may vary)
  • Jelly Belly Center – ride an indoor train and learn the secrets of making jelly beans!
  • Kenosha HarborMarket – European-style market open year-round offering plenty to do including live music, chef demonstrations, ethic foods, handmade crafts, and other entertainment
  • RecPlex – state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facility 
  • RecPlex Ice Arena – state-of-the-art skating facility featuring two NHL-size rinks
  • Washington Park Velodrome – the oldest operating velodrome in the US.
  • Kenosha Yacht Club

SHOPPING

  • Indian Trail Plaza
  • Southport Plaza
  • Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets – more than 90 name brand stores
    Costco, Meijer, and Woodman's (an over-the-top grocery experience)
  • Specialty Stores including: The Cypress Tree (antique store); Southport Rigging Bikes and Boards (all kinds of boards from snowboards to skateboards, wakeboards to kiteboards and more); Southport Art Gallery & Framing Inc (framing, artwork and giftware); Seebeck Gallery (jewelry, pottery, glass, and handcrafted items by regional and national artists; art and custom framing) and many more
  • Farmer’s markets

You can also relax at Equinox – The Body and Soul Boutique where you can indulge in massage therapy, body treatments, aromatherapy, holistic facials and even flower essence therapy. They also offer a boutique where you can take home your favorites.

DINING

There are tons of dining options in Kenosha, from upscale to comfort food. Whatever your flavor, Kenosha will take care of you! Some of the yummy options are:

  • Big Star Drive-In – a drive-in eatery with Car Hops since 1954
  • Frank’s Diner – nationally famous; featured on the Food Network series “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”; has also been on other TV specials and travel magazines
  • HuHot Mongolian Grill
  • Villa D’Carlo – Italian 
  • The Lighthouse Bistro – premier waterfront restaurant at the Kenosha Yacht Club
  • Ron’s Place – hometown pub
  • Cafes and coffee shops that include: Carolyn’s Coffee Connection, Secret Garden Café, Trolley Dogs (get a hot dog and a tamale on the same bun!) and others
  • …and too many more to list!

NIGHTLIFE

If you’re looking for nightlife, Kenosha won’t disappoint. Enjoy yourself at Rendevous where new drinks are created every day, hang out at Sunnyside Club, find yourself at Fierte or venture off to one of the other bars or clubs in and around Kenosha. 

Kenosha serves up plenty to do for singles, couples, kids and families.  If you have questions about the area, feel free to give me a call at 608-770-4568 or use the form below.

Pete

 

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