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  • Jelly Belly Visitor Center
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One-Day Wonders in the Kenosha Area

You wish you had more time, but you only have one day to spend in the Kenosha Area. What should you do? What’s not to be missed? Here are a few suggestions to make the most of your day trip to our area!

Jelly Belly Visitor Center - Climb aboard the free Jelly Belly Express train to learn candy-making secrets! Treats, souvenirs, a free sample bar, and a snack bar can be found in the huge candy store. The tour takes about 35 minutes, and each passenger receives a free sample of Jelly Belly beans at its conclusion. Did you know they make fudge here?!

Franks Diner - You must eat at the lunch car diner made famous on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." The ambiance and sassy service can’t be beat! Note: it is one busy place, so go prepared to relax and enjoy the experience!

Electric Streetcar - Take a scenic ride along Lake Michigan and through Downtown Kenosha on an authentic Electric Streetcar. Many shopping and eating opportunities are just steps from the streetcar! The ride lasts approximately 15 minutes round trip.

Civil War Museum - The only museum of its kind in the nation, this is truly a treasure. Be sure to check out the "Seeing the Elephant" film and the Veterans Memorial Gallery.

If time allows:
Kenosha Public Museum
- Visit the mammoths at this free museum; they were un-earthed right here in Kenosha County and have the science community talking!

Dinosaur Discovery Museum - Check out some big meat-eating dinosaurs! General admission is free. 

Kenosha History Center - Discover Kenosha’s auto manufacturing history and more. There is a suggested donation.

Southport Light Station Museum - If you visit on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday between mid-May and October, explore maritime history and climb the 1866 Southport Lighthouse (must be 8 or older to climb; there is a fee).

And don’t forget to visit our grand Lake Michigan shoreline – whether walking the promenade or strolling on the beach, with the sand between your bare toes. It’s a beautiful shoreline with parks for playing, beaches for sunning, piers for fishing, boat docks for mooring, and restaurants for dining.