From bike races to outdoor concerts and museums to explore, Kenosha offers something for everyone. Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, with miles of beaches and lakefront parks, visitors can enjoy picnics, kite flying and even a dip in the cool waters of the lake. Paths along the lake are perfect for walking, biking or skating. You will find picturesque public gardens and fountains, two historic lighthouses, historical reenactments and many other family-oriented festivals to enjoy.
During your visit check out Kenosha museums, including the Kenosha History Center, Dinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha Public Museum and the Midwest’s only Civil War Museum. The Dinosaur Discovery Museum, in the historic Civic Center district, features dramatic life-size dinosaur replica casts, interactive exhibits and a paleontology lab. Of course, you will want to visit the Kenosha Public Museum and see the mammoths excavated in Kenosha County, as well as wonderful temporary exhibits.
Kenosha’s latest addition to its museum campus is the Civil War Museum which opened in 2008. Through state of the art technology, dioramas and interactive exhibits, visitors travel back in history to the social, political and economic influences that contributed to the Civil War. Travel between the museums is easy when you hop aboard one of seven vintage electric streetcars. Finally, in between visits to these amazing attractions, take in art fairs, farmers markets, charter fishing, golf and fine dining. There is no shortage of wonderful things to see and do in Kenosha. We look forward to seeing you.
Keith G. Bosman
You’re always welcome in the Village of Pleasant Prairie. Whether you’re looking for a daytrip destination or a new place to call home, you’ll find a warm and welcoming community with some very special amenities. From the first moment you arrive, you’ll find a top notch, outdoor shopping experience at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets. Just down the road, nestled inside of a 930-acre park with inviting nature trails, a spring-fed lake and sandy beach, you’ll encounter RecPlex. RecPlex is a world-class fitness, sport and lifestyle center. Each year, thousands of visitors venture to RecPlex and Prairie Springs Park for the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon, for competitive swimming, hockey and figure skating events, or to simply make a day of indoor swimming, ice skating and fieldhouse play. During warmer weather, guests here enjoy wind surfing, boating, playing on our sandy beach, and other summer events that occur in the park.
Fine art lovers will enjoy a trip to the Seebeck Gallery to browse their diverse collection of fine art and custom crafts from local, regional and national artists. Nature lovers will revel in the peaceful beauty of the Chiwaukee Prairie and the shores of Lake Michigan. Chiwaukee Prairie is a National Natural Landmark near the lakeshore and is home to more than 400 native plant species and other wildlife. While here, many visitors also satisfy their sweet tooth with a tour and treats at the Pleasant Prairie Jelly Belly Center.
Pleasant Prairie is a growing community that strives to balance new growth with a special respect for the past and the natural gifts that define the area. All of us here in the Village invite you for a visit to experience Pleasant Prairie living for yourself and to learn why Pleasant Prairie is a great place to live, work and play. You can learn more about us online at PleasantPrairieOnline.com. Welcome!
John P. Steinbrink
The Village of Bristol has a unique, natural atmosphere setting it apart from other Wisconsin communities. Experience our beautiful lakes, rolling farmlands and welcoming communities, which have retained the charm of an earlier era. An ideal location for you and your family, you’ll enjoy a small town feel with urban conveniences in nearby Kenosha, Milwaukee and Chicago. Bristol also boasts its own commercial district on the west side of I-94 as well as a centrally located 70-acre business park that creates the synergy.
Savor the fruits of our local farmers’ labor at our Farmers Market, May through October on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. in Village Park. And don’t miss our monthly Antique Car Shows on select Monday nights during the summer. Get back to nature at the 189-acre Bristol Woods Park, featuring over four miles of scenic hiking trails and free programs at the Pringle Nature Center. Be sure to visit the area’s unique antique shops as well!
Be transported to another time and place at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. This enchanting festival offers you a unique chance to step back 400 years in time and walk straight into the streets of a 29-acre 16th Century Elizabethan village.
Bristol is also horse country. Increasingly known as one of the region’s most popular equestrian communities, Bristol is home to many horse farms competition facilities, and equestrian disciplines. A relaxing country drive reveals stunning horse farms and lovely equestrian estates. Riders from all over the region come to Bristol to participate in horse sports, or just “horse around.”
The Village of Bristol ... the ideal place to live and visit ... naturally!
Organized in 1842, the Town of Wheatland, located on the western end of Kenosha County is 24 square miles in size and includes the unincorporated communities of New Munster, Slades Corners, Wheatland, Powers Lake and Lily Lake and many smaller subdivisions. Our area’s two lakes, Lily Lake and Powers Lake, offer swimming, boating and fishing opportunities. The scenic Fox River is a landmark in our community, traveling in a north-south direction through the eastern part of the town. Wheatland is also home to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources New Munster Wildlife Area, which encompasses 1,048 acres and permits seasonal hunting. Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta, owned by the Boy Scouts of America, and located on the western edge of the town, has enabled several generations of Boy Scouts to participate in camping and outdoor activities. The Seno Woodland Education Center, a 131-acre forestry learning center also located in the western part of the town, is dedicated to forestry education and research. Owned and managed by the WWOA Foundation, Inc., there are many nature programs offered. Our farming community is gradually evolving into a residential community. We welcome visitors and new residents!
William M. Glembocki