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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Kenosha

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Kenosha

10. Food. With over 25 restaurants, pubs, cafes, and food-themed stores to enjoy - everything from wine and steaks to beer and burgers – you won’t leave hungry.

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9. Pampering. Downtown Kenosha offers some amazing businesses that specialize in personal services. Nail care, hair care, skin care, and more!

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8. Activity. There plenty of places for recreation – walking, biking, swimming. Nearly the entire lakefront in the downtown area is publically accessible with parks, bike trails, beaches, and even spots offering outdoor dining.

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7. Shopping. From a locally owned pharmacy, pet supply store, and a florist to stores that feature up-cycled, recycled, and handmade items, you definitely won’t go home empty handed.

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6. Public Art. Murals adorn the buildings, sculptures line the harbor, and statues are scattered throughout the neighborhood.

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5. Water. From fountains like the Veterans Memorial Fountain, Wallace Fountain, and Kenosha Public Museum fountain, to the great views of Lake Michigan, Downtown Kenosha has some great water features.

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4. Entertainment. Live music at bars and restaurants, concerts by the local and visiting musicians indoors and out, productions at the local theatre, and exhibits at a handful of galleries all provide a dose of culture and entertainment in our district.

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3. Museums. There are five museums in Downtown Kenosha that are all completely free to visit or have a small fee to enjoy specific exhibits. Hands-on learning about fossils excavated in Kenosha county, maritime history of the waters beyond the Kenosha shoreline, and even the correlation between dinosaurs and birds – land, seas and sky are all covered!

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2. Events. Regardless of what season it is, Downtown Kenosha is home and host to a number of popular events each year. Museum Crawl, Taste of Wisconsin, Snow Daze, Lightin’ Up, and the Kenosha Classic Cruise-In – just to name a few.

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1. People. Shop keepers, local residents, and visitors alike are incredibly friendly. Maybe it’s the charming atmosphere.

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