First Timer vs. Old Pro

7/29/2019 - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

Family-Friendly, Itineraries
Kenosha Electric Streetcar - Cincinnati, Ohio car, Lake Michigan harbor
people shopping at Kenosha HarborMarket, HarborPark
Bristol Renaissance Faire
Kenosha Charter Boat Association
Wilmot Raceway
Southport Light Station Museum

Whether it’s your first trip to Kenosha, or you are a frequent flyer, we have itinerary ideas for you.

First Timer

This is your first trip to Kenosha, Wis. and you are probably eager to see all that you can during your visit. To get an overall feel for our community, we suggest adding these attractions to your MUST DO list.

LAKE MICHIGAN: With nearly 90 percent of our Lake Michigan shoreline being publicly accessible, you won’t want to miss seeing this Great Lake. Climb aboard one of our Electric Streetcars to cruise the lakefront in style. And don’t miss the sunrise over the water!

KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM: The Kenosha Public Museum’s main exhibit, The Wisconsin Story, will introduce you to how our community was formed by glacial migration, the first inhabitants, and how our Schaefer and Hebior Mammoths are rewriting history books!

KENOSHA HARBORMARKET: Kenosha HarborMarket is the second largest market in Wisconsin on summer Saturdays — outdoors mid-May through mid-October, indoors during winter. Find fresh produce, baked goods, local meats and cheeses, and gifts.

BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE: One of the most immersive experiences in the Kenosha Area is the Ren Faire. Grab a turkey leg, curtsey to the Queen, and prepare for a lot of 16th Century merriment! Huzzah!

JELLY BELLY VISITOR CENTER: The Jelly Belly Visitor Center offers free train tours with video displays detailing the candy company’s history and production process. Enjoy an interactive, family-friendly exhibit about jelly beans, free samples, and a huge candy store!

Old Pro

You don’t live here, but you’re a frequent flyer. You can point your friends in the right direction of good local eats and you know about the mammoths. What should you check out on your next Kenosha visit?

SOUTHPORT LIGHT STATION MUSEUM: Take your Kenosha sight-seeing to new heights. Climb the 72 steps to the top of the Southport Lighthouse for amazing views of Lake Michigan, Downtown Kenosha, and even the Chicago skyline on a clear day.

KENOSHA CHARTER BOAT ASSOCIATION: If you’ve explored Lake Michigan from land, it is time for you to get your sea legs! Book a charter fishing outing with the Kenosha Charter Boat Association. You’ll learn how to catch, clean and cook Lake Trout, Coho Salmon, and more!

WILMOT RACEWAY: Explore Western Kenosha County a bit by catching an auto race in Wilmot. This dirt track features races on Saturday nights May through September. You’ll see sprints, street stocks, modified cars, and other custom racing vehicles.

KENOSHA KINGFISH: Visit often, root for the Home Team! The Kenosha Kingfish team is part of a collegiate baseball league that plays at Historic Simmons Field — the same field where the All-American Girls Professional Baseball Team, the Kenosha Comets, played in the 1940s and 1950s.

WILMOT MOUNTAIN: Out-of-state visitors to Wisconsin often think of cold winters and a lot of snow. Wilmot Mountain makes their own snow to extend the skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding season. This Vail property is an epic stop for novice and pro skiers alike.

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

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