Visitors stopping at the Wisconsin Welcome Center – Kenosha for travel information (or a bathroom break), will get an extra surprise this summer. Have your cameras ready, as there is a fun photo opportunity!

The Wisconsin Historical Society has brought its traveling History Makers Tour to the Wisconsin Welcome Center – Kenosha in the form of a FREE photo opportunity. The water skiing photo installation is in place in the lobby now and is expected to remain there through the summer. Visitors to the center can step into the scene and look like they are a water skier in the pyramid!

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Wisconsin Historical Society photo opportunity

Why This Photo

Visit Kenosha staff members were presented with a few photo options. We chose the water ski pyramid photo that was taken in the Wisconsin Dells, in honor of the award-winning Aquanut Water Shows that take place here in Kenosha County (in Twin Lakes) all summer long.

About The Aquanuts

Aquanut Water Show

This is the 52nd season for the award-winning Aquanut Water Shows, which take place on Lake Mary at Lance Park. The Aquanuts are six-time National Champions, the Wisconsin 2021 and 2022 State Title Winner, and one of the most successful water ski teams in the nation. They are famous for their daring stunts, and renowned for their Champion Ballet Line and breathtaking four-tier pyramids. Shows occur on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission and parking are FREE. Go to for more information.

About The Wisconsin Historical Society

The History Makers Tour is one way the Wisconsin Historical Society is continuing to serve learners and history lovers across the state in the time leading up to the opening of the new Wisconsin History Center in early 2027. The Wisconsin History Center will be in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Historical Society ranks as one of the largest, most active, and most diversified historical societies in the nation, bringing programming and resources across the state as it fulfills its mission of connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, and sharing stories.

Do you know Kenosha has its own History Center?

Visit the Kenosha History Center on Simmons Island, next to Lake Michigan! The Kenosha County Historical Society runs the museum, which preserves Kenosha’s early settlement and industrial history.

About The Wisconsin Welcome Center - Kenosha

Wisconsin Welcome Center - Kenosha

The Wisconsin Welcome Center – Kenosha is located at I-94/41 and Hwy. 165 in the Wisconsin Rest Area. This location carries approximately 300 guides and brochures for destinations, attractions, and events throughout Wisconsin. Official State Highway Maps produced by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can also be picked up.

This time of year, the center is staffed seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit Kenosha has staffed this location since November 2009.

Known for, the Official Kenosha Area Visitors Guide, and Kenosha Restaurant Week, Visit Kenosha has been Kenosha’s official travel resource since 1986.

Also at the Wisconsin Welcome Center - Kenosha: a “Welcome to Wisconsin” sign!

You must stop and take a photo with this sign - especially if it's your first visit to Wisconsin!

Selfie in front of the Welcome to Wisconsin sign

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