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Enjoy a ride on an authentic electric streetcar at the Joseph McCarthy Transit Center. Five beautifully restored electric streetcars provide a scenic tour of the Lake Michigan shoreline. The two-mile loop electric streetcar connects the Civic Center Historic District, downtown business district, HarborPark, Southport Marina, Veterans Memorial Park and the METRA train station. The brand new Pollard Gallery is a shining example of how the Kenosha Area is embracing the arts. Featuring the works of renowned international portrait artist George Pollard, the Gallery displays 160 of his most recognizable portraits.
Explore our stores! And don’t forget to bring an extra suitcase, because the shopping opportunities in the Kenosha Area could keep you busy for days! The Original Outlet Mall features manufacturer outlet stores. Also don’t miss the Jelly Belly Center where there are free guided tours on the Jelly Belly Express, Jelly Belly Express, an indoor-train that travels through the distribution center, takes visitors on a ride to discover the secrets of making Jelly Belly jelly beans in video presentations. The Aquanuts Water Ski Show is a nationally ranked water ski show featuring water acrobats, on-water ballet, excitement and thrills for all ages.Mid-May through August, enjoy the thrill of high-speed bicycle racing at the oldest operating velodrome in the United States, the Washington Park Velodrome.
Parks, beaches, marinas and nature areas accounts for nearly 90% of the Lake Michigan shoreline. While visiting you will find places like the Warren J. Taylor sunken garden with more than 50 varieties of flowers planted annually in 31 formal beds. Also, don’t forget to stop by the Richard Bong State Recreational Area which contains almost 30 miles of trails for biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking and horseback riding, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and hunting areas. We invite you to take a dip, cast a line or drop anchor and enjoy the scenic beauty of these parks and many more.
As for dining, the Kenosha area offers many restaurants that represent the exquisite variety of dining from casual American to formal European and nearly everything in between. From the shores of Lake Michigan to its surrounding communities, there are more things to see and do than ever before. We invite you to enjoy one of the championship golf courses operated by the Kenosha County Park System and visit our other public parks which offer a diverse range of recreational opportunities for all seasons. The IcePlex is a state-of-the-art skating facility featuring two NHL-size rinks and offering skating, learn-to-skate/learn-to-play hockey programs, senior skating, synchronized skating, before-work hockey and broomball. Enjoy the Kenosha Area, a great place for Shopping, Shores and More.