Carthage College

Experiencing Carthage College
Music at Carthage College
Arts at Carthage College

The campus is located on the beautiful Lake Michigan shore with educational, artistic and athletic events open to the public. Host of the Carthage Chamber Music Series, bringing world-class entertainment to Kenosha, along with drama productions, music performances, and free exhibitions in the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art. Carthage was established in 1847 as a liberal arts educational institute, and has expanded its offerings to include evening adult classes and Master's programs.

Did you know?

  • Carthage’s 80-acre campus is an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. The general public is invited to tour the Alice Moody Chapin Arboretum and Phil Sanders Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary during the daylight hours.
  • Since 1997, Abraham Lincoln has stood larger than life on the campus. Seated nearby is John Hay, distinguished alumnus and former U.S. Secretary of State. The bronze sculpture is a landmark on the campus, celebrating the connection Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Hay have to Carthage, and illustrating the passage of wisdom from one generation to the next. Through the first year of his presidency, Mr. Lincoln served as a trustee at Illinois State University, which later became Carthage. Mr. Hay attended Illinois State and later served as Mr. Lincoln’s personal secretary. Titled “A Learning Moment,” the sculpture depicts the elder statesman recounting a story to his protégé. The sculptor is Michael Martino.
  • The Center for Children’s Literature features a nationally recognized collection of more than 25,000 titles meant to instill a love of reading in children. The center also organizes workshops, reading programs, and lectures from well-known authors.
  • The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) is part of a national network of consortia funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Congress established the program in 1988 to contribute to the nation’s scientific enterprise through research, education, and public service projects. Carthage College has been the lead institution for WSGC since August 2014.
  • The Carthage Institute of Astronomy is associated with the Griffin Observatory located at Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave. The Griffin Observatory allows adventurers to see the universe from a historic setting, using modern technology. Following a four-year renovation, the 19th century astronomy laboratory has taken on new life as a stargazing, teaching and recreation facility. It's open to the public on select dates.

(Information from Carthage College website and media releases.)

Nearby Things

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Things to do
Things To Do
Casa Capri

Kenosha 0.95 miles

La Fogata Mexican Grill

Kenosha 0.99 miles

Waterfront Warehouse

Kenosha 1.03 miles

Big Star Drive-In

Kenosha 1.62 miles

tg's Restaurant & Pub

Kenosha 1.66 miles

Union Park Tavern

Kenosha 1.9 miles

The Coffee Pot

Kenosha 2.14 miles

Boat House Pub & Eatery

Kenosha 2.14 miles

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Sports Facilities

Located on the picturesque shore of Lake Michigan, Carthage College features a multitude of athletic facilities to host most sporting events.

Major Events Hosted:

  • 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship
  • NCAA Division III Baseball Tournaments
  • 2002 Olympic Torch Relay
  • NCAA Division III Regional Basketball Tournament
  • USTA Southeastern Wisconsin Men’s Professional Tennis Futures Tournaments
  • Boys & Girls WIAA High School Soccer Playoffs
  • NCAA Regional women’s’ and men’s volleyball championships
  • CCIW Swimming Championships
  • CCIW Indoor Track and Field Championship

Sport No. of Surfaces:

  • Baseball: 1 NCAA regulation field
  • Basketball: 6 Courts
  • Football/Soccer/Lacrosse: 1 FieldTurf® surface
  • Softball: 1 NCAA regulation field
  • Swimming: 25-yard x 40-meter, 16 lanes
  • Tennis: 10 Courts (outdoor)
  • Track & Field: 200-meter indoor/400-meter outdoor
  • Volleyball: 6 Courts
  • Practice Field: 80-yard grass field

N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center:

  • 156,000-square-foot facility
  • 200-meter, 6-lane track includes pole vault, long jump, and high jump pits in center area
  • 4 multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis
  • 25-yard by 40-meter 16-lane competition swimming pool with timing system and seating for 250
  • 25-foot climbing wall
  • 5,000-square-foot health and fitness center
  • 2 racquetball courts
  • Aerobics room
  • Locker rooms
  • Concessions area

Tarble Arena:

2 full-size basketball/volleyball courts
4 classrooms and weight room

Art Keller Field:

Lighted facility ideal for football, soccer and lacrosse
400-meter track
State-of-the-art FieldTurf® surface
Stadium seating for 2,448
Connected to the Campbell Student Center (restaurants and rest rooms)

Smeds Tennis Center

10 hard surface outdoor courts
6 courts equipped with lighting for night play
2 Stadium courts
Observation deck
Clubhouse and social center for spectators
Seating for 500


Kevin Slonac, Tarble Athletic & Recreation Manager
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
Ph. (262) 551-5727
Fx. (262) 551-5995

Meeting & Special Event Facilities

Nestled within an 83-acre park along the Lake Michigan shore, Carthage College offers the ideal setting for your gathering. From a business meeting for 10, to a presentation of 3,500, Carthage has space to accommodate you and experienced people that will make you feel at home. Event spaces offer breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and state of the art audio visual and multimedia equipment, including video-conferencing rooms with satellite downlink. In fact, Carthage College recently added two new multi-million dollar facilities to its beautiful campus; the Hedberg Library and Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center which offer outstanding accommodations for meeting space and presentations. Carthage also has a beautiful Chapel that can host up to 1,300 people. Elegantly landscaped areas accommodate picnics up to 2,000, and Carthage has more than 500 sleeping rooms which allow you to stay where you meet. Consider Carthage for your meeting,conference, seminar, summer camp, holiday party, breakfast meeting or corporate training.


Plan Your Event

Meeting Facilities:

Under 100 people:
Fritsch Meditation Chapel (capacity 40)
Hedberg Library Room 172 (capacity 34)
Niemann Media Theatre (capacity 72)

100 to 500 people:
Recital Hall (capacity120)
Wartburg Auditorium (capacity 400)
Todd Wehr Center 128s (capacity 400)

500 to 1,000 people:
Todd Wehr Center Jockey Rooms (capacity 600)

More than 1,000 people:
A. F. Siebert Chapel (capacity 1,325)
N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center (capacity 4,400)

Facility Features:

Guest Rooms: 500
Catering Available
Loading Dock Available
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,070