Each May, seven days are designated as National Travel and Tourism Week by the U.S. Travel Association. This year, the week will be recognized Sunday, May 7 through Saturday, May 13. Tourism provides jobs, lowers personal taxes, improves our local economy, and provides a positive community image, which is critical for economic development. Locally, Visit Kenosha celebrates the week with free promotions.
Visit Kenosha is partnering with local attractions and shops to provide FREE admission and products during this week. Residents are encouraged to “Be A Tourist In Your Own Town”, while visitors can discover – and/or re-discover – the fun things there are to explore in the Kenosha Area as they take advantage of these free promotions.
Find the specific details of the offers (including addresses, hours, and the fine print) at VisitKenosha.com/TourismWeek. Here’s the general information:
Sunday, May 7, ride an authentic Electric Streetcar for free. Enjoy a scenic trip along the Lake Michigan shore as well as through historic districts and Downtown Kenosha.
Monday, May 8, climb the Southport Lighthouse tower, which is part of the Southport Light Station Museum, for free. Must be 8 years or older to climb. The museum will be open on a Monday just for Tourism Week.
Tuesday, May 9, all guests receive free admission to The Civil War Museum’s main exhibit “The Fiery Trial”, which is an immersive exhibit with a 360-degree film “Seeing The Elephant”. The other areas of the museum are always free.
Wednesday, May 10, choose a free healing stone at Peacetree Originals to take home with you. This offer is available for the first 100 people.
Thursday, May 11, prepare for summer concert season and backyard cookouts with a free Kenosha can coozie at The Lettering Machine. This offer is available for the first 100 people.
Friday, May 12, receive a free greeting card at RK News Hallmark. This offer is available for the first 100 people; up to $3.99 value.
Saturday, May 13, bring your pup to any (or all) of the Kenosha County Dog Parks on this day and get free single-day admission. The parks are: Carlisle Family Dog Park at Petrifying Springs Park, Harris Family Dog Park at Old Settlers Park, and Warren Close Bark Park at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park. Dogs must have current license/vaccinations. While this day is free, dog owners are encouraged to purchase an annual dog park tag. Otherwise, there is normally a daily fee, which can be paid at each dog park.
Visit Kenosha has been Kenosha’s official travel resource since 1986. While the organization’s mission is to bring visitors to the community, it’s also a resource for residents. When looking for #KenoshaFun, all are encouraged to use VisitKenosha.com and the Official Kenosha Area Visitors Guide.