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Welcome to Kenosha

Located along the shores of Lake Michigan, the city is right in the middle of opportunity, offering small town charm and a lakefront lifestyle. Yet it is close to big city assets in Milwaukee and Chicago – both less than an hour away.

Miles of beaches and lakefront parks offer opportunities for picnics, kite flying or just watching the waves. Book a charter fishing excursion and hook your own fresh catch of the day. The warmer months in Kenosha are filled with outdoor concerts, festivals, art fairs and historic re-enactments. Vintage car shows pay homage to the city's pivotal role in the U.S. auto industry.

With numerous unique cultural amenities, Kenosha celebrates the arts, entertainment, history, heritage and education. The public museum systems is among its jewels. The Kenosha Public Museum hosts a rotating display of artwork and a permanent exhibit featuring the mammoths excavated in Kenosha County. The Civil War Museum takes visitors back in time to the social politics and economic influences that contributed to the Civil War. The Dinosaur Discovery Museum is only a short ride away on the city's electric streetcar system. Dramatic life-size dinosaur replica casts make up the largest collection of meat-eating dinosaurs.

We have much to offer in recreation, the arts, commerce, education and more. Even if you're a first-time visitor, you will soon feel right at home.