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Fun 101

Seeing the Elephant film at the Civil War Museum

101 Things to See & Do for $10 & Under - Many are FREE!

Looking for ideas of what to do here? How about 101 ideas? Here’s a sampling from the Fall 2014/Winter 2015 edition of our FUN 101 list:

#2 - Check out the amazing 360° film “Seeing the Elephant” inside the Civil War Museum’s main exhibit The Fiery Trial. $9 & under

#57 - Visit Richard Bong State Recreation Area during the winter and try to spot the short-eared owls. $7-10 per vehicle

#66 - Head over to Pollard Gallery and spot portraits of dozens of celebrities. FREE

Featured Event


Santa Claus - Downtown Kenosha Appearances
Nov 29, Dec 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

You have many opportunities to visit Downtown Kenosha and share your wish list with Santa this holiday season! He has a new Winter Wonderland at 5819 Sixth Ave., next to Scoops Ice Cream! Visits are FREE and cameras to capture those magical moments are welcome! Share your Santa photos with Downtown Kenosha on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a Scoops Ice Cream Gift Card! He’s also Downtown on November 28 as part of Lightin’ Up. More>

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Featured Business

NovelTea Bookstore

NovelTea Bookstore

“The beauty of a used bookstore,” according to NovelTea Bookstore owner Sandra Reynolds is “you just don’t know what you’re going to find.” Melissa Calliari, store manager, agrees. She describes a visit to the Downtown Kenosha bookstore as “a treasure hunt every time you come here.” The shop is a combination bookstore and tea shop, as it merges Sandra’s two loves. “I love books. I’ve always loved books,” she says. When Kenosha was without a bookstore, she decided to open one.
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November 24, 2014 - Laura Tyunaitis
I still believe in Santa Claus. Not in the same way little kids do, but in a Peter Pan Complex, “never grow up” kind of way. My family still exchanges gifts and everyone always gets something from Santa. I like the idea of someone giving gifts just to make people smile. Santa doesn’t give gifts out of obligation, and I like that about him. So, you can bet your candy canes that More >


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