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This unique complex, situated on the grounds of a 17.5-acre Kenosha County Park, overlooks Lake Michigan and features a conference center, with rooms for every need; a beautiful historic chapel; Durkee Mansion, a Civil War-era mansion; and Anderson Arts Center, a fine art gallery. Motorcoach tours are welcome by appointment.
6501 Third Avenue, Kenosha
Meeting Rooms: 9
Kemper Center is a historical landmark, located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The sprawling 250,000 square feet of buildings are part of a 17.5 acre park that includes a conference center, a mansion, an art center and a Victorian rental hall. Business clientele have an opportunity to meet in a relaxed setting with a view of the Kemper Center's grounds from every room. There are comfortable accommodations for a private meeting of two, break-out rooms for thirty, or seminars for 250 people. The Kemper Center is located close to three airports, the Chicago METRA train station, and an Amtrak stop. Kemper will also arrange for food and beverage, offsite lodging, entertainment and transportation. Please contact the Director of Sales for information about creating a customized event for your company or organization.
Total Meeting Space: 8,245 sq. ft.
Number of Parking Spaces: 100
Room - Sq. Footage
Simmons Auditorium - 2,128
Founders Hall - 2,078
Study Hall - 1,332
Faulkner Building - 783
Ambrose East Room - 660
Library - 374
Ambrose West Room - 330
History Room - 320
Math Room - 240
The Durkee Mansion, one of Kenosha’s unique historical landmarks, is a cream brick Italianate, Victorian style home located among the Kemper Center properties on the lakefront. The public is invited to tour the home through October, when it will then close to prepare for the holiday season.
A Free Tour is available with tour guides throughout Kemper Center starting in Ambrose Hall and including Simmons gym, chapel, red brick cloister, Kemper Hall school, dining hall, study hall, Library, Chemistry Lab, The Tower Stairway and limited access to the new Observatory.
Admission: $7 / $5 for kids under 10. Presented by Kenosha County Teen Task Force of the Concerned Citizens Coalition.
The Kemper Center Murders is a series of murder mystery dinners to be held at the Kemper Center. Each mystery, dinner, and location on the Kemper Center grounds will vary.
This is an exhibition, auction and raffle of fully-decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations.
Featuring the Gallery of Trees in the Anderson Arts Center: stroll through an amazing display of beautifully, creatively decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and mantle pieces throughout the entire mansion. Also visit Durkee Mansion.
This concert featuring the John Crawford Jazz Band will be held inside Simmons Auditorium at Kemper Center.
Come delight in a Victorian Christmas of Olde by touring the former home of Senator Charles Durkee decorated in the 1860’s style for the holiday season by dedicated and talented volunteers.