Rain can put a damper on anyone’s day – kids and adults alike. Here are some ideas for finding fun in the Kenosha Area when the weather isn’t perfect!


1. Visit one of the Museums. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy the five incredible museums in the Kenosha Area. Learn about shipwrecks buried in Lake Michigan and automobiles made in Kenosha, spot your favorite characters from the ice age, dress up as a paleontologist, or even play in a life-size Lincoln Log cabin!

Dinosaur Discovery Museum Hebior Mammoth at Kenosha Public Museum

Five Museums

2. Make Art – without the mess at home. Visit one of the many DIY art studios to create unique art. Paint a picture at Pinot’s Palette, create a vase on the pottery wheel at Lemon Street Gallery, paint a pre-made ceramic piece at Alpaca Art, or splatter a canvas at Hot Mess Studios!

painting at Alpaca Art

3. Take a Ride on the Electric Streetcar! The streetcars run rain or shine, and there is a certain kind of beauty as you cruise the lakefront on a rainy day!

Electric Streetcar

4. Book a Tee Time. A virtual tee time, that is. Even if it is raining, you can practice your swing at Tavern on 6th or Brat Stop. Both offer virtual golf simulators. 

5. Go axe throwing at Hold My Beer.

Hold My Beer



6. Say Cheese. Head to Mars Cheese Castle for cheese samples and photo ops!

Mars Cheese Castle

7. Grab a Book. Visit Blue House Books, Studio Moonfall or RK News to pick up a new read. Rainy days are perfect for cozy time with a book.

Blue House Books

8. Head to the YMCA! Get an individual or family day pass to enjoy the facilities at the Kenosha YMCA, including the pool, walking track, and rock wall!

Man on the rock climbing wall at the YMCA


9. A sweet treat makes any day brighter! Visit a specialty food shop or add the delicious course to your lunch or dinner at a local restaurant.


My Sweet Side

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10. Make Your Own Kenosha Bucket List! Use the FAVORITES tool at VisitKenosha.com to create a travel itinerary or a tourist in your own town list of things to do when it’s not raining!

Here’s a tutorial on how to use the tool>


Don’t let a little rain spoil your fun. If you need more ideas, contact the team at Visit Kenosha for personalized help!

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