Things To Do in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Let us introduce – or re-introduce – you to our corner of the world. Where water meets sand. Where two lighthouses stand tall, lighting the way.  Where friends travel from the east coast and the west coast to meet in the middle – at our coast. In fact, Lake Michigan is often referred to as the “third coast”. Our coastline features parks, beaches, bike paths, marinas, and festival places with numerous on-the-water and on-the-waterfront activities to enjoy.

Kenosha is a Wisconsin Harbor Town in the southeast corner of the state along the Lake Michigan shore. Kenosha County is comprised of the City of Kenosha, Village of Bristol, Town of Wheatland, and nine more villages and towns. While Kenosha is the fourth largest city in the state, it also has that small town charm that is so familiar and comforting.

Foodies, craft beer fans, artists, musicians, college students, outdoor enthusiasts, and museum goers will all feel at home here. You’ll receive a personalized experience at locally owned, independent, and unique shops and restaurants … where no one size fits all. Many have been owned by multiple generations – with their businesses becoming landmarks and family legacies. New businesses continue to open their doors as entrepreneurs choose Kenosha “to set up shop”.

Considering a Midwest road trip this year? If you’re looking for an urban downtown and/or a rural countryside … blue water or green space … a Great Lake or an inland lake … look no further. Friendly. Affordable. Fun. That’s us!

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Attractions | History & Museums | Arts & Entertainment

Outdoor Recreation | Beaches, Pools & Splash Pads | Boating & Fishing | Winter Activities


Things To Do In The Spring and Summer | Things To Do In The Fall

Top Things To Do | Things To Do With Kids

Attractions in Kenosha

Whether you appreciate the outdoors, history, theater, art, lighthouses, or farmers markets, there are fun things to do in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We have some recommendations!


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Lake Michigan

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History & Museums in Kenosha

Five museums within a one-mile radius (which explore the Civil War, dinosaurs, Great Lakes maritime history, Kenosha’s auto manufacturing past, and local mammoths), four historic districts, historical sites, transportation methods that give you the nostalgic feels, and a living history attraction are among the historical experiences you can have while visiting the Kenosha Area.  

History & Museums

Arts & Entertainment

With many options for performing arts, art galleries, outdoor public art, interactive studios, live performance spaces, a comedy club, and nightlife – you’ll find plenty of things to keep you entertained when in the Kenosha Area. Let out your inner artist while visiting Kenosha!

Options for
Arts & Entertainment

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor rec means adventure in the Kenosha Area with zipline/ropes courses, hiking, birding, biking, golfing, fishing, boating, lounging on a beach, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, and snowmobiling. We have disc golf courses and dog parks, too. We also share with you many 10,000 Steps routes – which are great spots to enjoy walks and get in your steps for the day. We’ve already done the “leg work” for you!


The Kenosha County Parks system offers more than 1,500 acres of managed recreational land at eight parks. Meanwhile, the City of Kenosha has 70 park and conservation sites...


With three public courses offering pristine conditions in park settings, it is no surprise that golf is so popular in the Kenosha Area.

Disc Golf

With similar rules to traditional golf played with clubs, disc golf is played with a Frisbee and raised baskets. The goal? Toss your disc down the course and try to make a...

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Bike Kenosha


It is impossible to ignore the natural beauty that awaits bike riders and cyclists in the Kenosha Area. From paved...

Hiking Trails In Kenosha



Nature lovers will enjoy hiking in our nature areas and parks. Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods Park, Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Hawthorn Hollow Nature...

Lake Michigan is one of Kenosha’s most popular attractions! We have many inland lakes for endless hours of recreation fun as well!


Beaches, Pools & Splash Pads

Lake Michigan is one of Kenosha’s most popular attractions! Nearly 90 percent of our Lake Michigan shoreline is publicly accessible, with beaches, parks, biking and...

Boating & Fishing

There is good reason for Kenosha being known as the trout and salmon capital of Wisconsin. The waters of Lake Michigan offer some of the best sport fishing in the Midwest...


Wisconsin winters are a great time to get outdoors and embrace the fresh, crisp air. What’s your winter pleasure? We have it all!

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Personal and physical wellness are part of relaxation when on vacation. We have recommendations for spas, salons, fitness, and yoga.

spas and salons, fitness and yoga

Things To Do In The Spring and Summer

Many limited-time only attractions are open this time of year!

Things To Do In The
Spring & Summer

Things To Do In The Fall

Add pumpkin farms, farmers markets, a haunted house, and more fall events to your itinerary.

More #KenoshaFun
In The Fall

Top Things To Do

We’ve curated this page of the top places you should go during your Kenosha visit.

Top Things To Do
In Kenosha

Things To Do With Kids

Family-friendly attractions may be your top priority. We’ve got you!

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Things To Do With Kids