Kenosha: An Urban Escape

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Escape the everyday life when you’re in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We are a Wisconsin Harbor Town, with Downtown Kenosha located just steps from Lake Michigan. The Downtown business district is a mix of historic charm and modern vibes, with multiple opportunities to get out on the water.

Kenosha is the fourth largest city in the state, full of small-town friendliness and hospitality. Along with an urban downtown and coastal activities, there are recreation activities, shopping, dining, and events to enjoy throughout this county that’s located in the far southeast corner of the state.

You’ll find everything from famous places (i.e. Franks’ Diner, Mars Cheese Castle, Brat StopBristol Renaissance Faire) to nature spaces (Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods Park, Richard Bong State Recreation Area). We invite you to take a break and recharge here.

Here's just a sampling of what you can do:

Memorable Rolling Party

with Lakeshore Pedal Tours

Lakeshore Pedal Tours

DIY: Create Your Own Art

Alpaca Art

Relaxing, hands-on activity for kids and adults. Walk in anytime,...

Pinot's Palette

This paint studio is located 2 miles east of I-94. Join us for guided...

Rooftop Bars

Go To Market(s)

Laugh Out Loud

At the Kenosha Comedy Club

Kenosha Comedy Club

Great Date Activity: Axe Throwing

Hold My Beer | Boundless Adventures (seasonal)

axe throwing at Hold My Beer axe throwing at Boundless Adventures

Bring It On: Ziplining & Aerial Adventure Park

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Boundless Adventures

Take a Hike
Get Your 10,000 Steps

Public Art: Indoors & Outdoors

Shop! Shop! Shop!

FUN 101

Five Memorable Museums

Civil War Museum: Explore the Upper Middle West’s contributions to the Civil War!

The Civil War Museum Fiery Trial Exhibit

Kenosha History Center: Learn about Kenosha’s automotive history! (Time your visit with the museum’s Kenosha Homecoming Car Show!)

Kenosha Homecoming 2022

Kenosha Public Museum: See the mammoths!

Kenosha Public Museum Mammoths

Dinosaur Discovery Museum: See the dinos!

family at Dinosaur Discovery Museum

seasonal Southport Light Station Museum: Climb a lighthouse!

Southport Light Station Museum

Four Historic Districts

Enjoy Our Performing Arts & Theater

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Rhode Center for the Arts

Go Sailing

Rent Watercraft

Rent a duck-themed pedal boat, stand up paddle board, kayak, or water trike from the Kenosha Community Sailing Center to enjoy in the harbor.

Duck-themed pedal boat with Kenosha Community Sailing Center

Ride Authentic Electric Streetcars

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Fun For Foodies           

Diners, Coffee Shops, Gastropubs, Supper Clubs, Craft Breweries, and more! Explore>

Franks Diner

Join us for
Kenosha Restaurant Week

Fun in

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Events Calendar

Ride Metra Train To Kenosha
From Chicago & Suburbs