Santee powwow brings back great memories

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The older you get, the more sentimental and nostalgic you become. That was likely part of the reason for my wanting to attend the Santee powwow on the reservation in northeast Nebraska. I remember attending as a kid. It’s been well over 25 years since I last attended a powwow on my tribe’s land. Historically,… Continue Reading …

Kenosha museums explore history from dinosaurs to manufacturing

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Prehistoric creatures that once roamed the Earth can be found alongside some of Wisconsin’s native and familiar animals at Kenosha’s museums. The city recognizes its history during the Civil War and other American conflicts, as well as looking at its growth from a small town to the state’s fourth largest city. All this can be… Continue Reading …

Tenuta’s Deli serves up a local landmark

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It hits you as soon as you get out of your car. The smell. What is it? What is being grilled outside Tenuta’s? The aroma of original Italian sausages draws you to the order stand, while you watch the meat being cooked over an open grill, just a few feet from the entrance to Tenuta’s… Continue Reading …

Entertaining walk in downtown Kenosha

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Shop local takes a different path in Kenosha. Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, “local” shopping may extend to folks from these cities. Regardless of who visits Kenosha, the downtown area offers people unique shopping, dining and views. Downtown Kenosha is not your typical six or seven blocks of antique stores or family-owned furniture shops. Here,… Continue Reading …

Durkee Mansion: Major player in Kenosha history

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Upon first view, you might think Durkee Mansion is one huge place. You’d sort of be correct, as well as wrong. Durkee Mansion is actually small compared to rest of the facility, known as Kemper Hall. The mansion was sold to the local Episcopal Church, which added a chapel and a girls school to the… Continue Reading …

Midwest Travel Twitter Chat – Join us for Kenosha Fun!

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Disclosure: Thanks to Visit Kenosha for sponsoring this post and the July Midwest Travel Twitter Chat.  All opinions and views are ours. Hugging the Lake Michigan shoreline and snuggled right between Chicago and Milwaukee, lies Kenosha, WI. As the Visit Kenosha website says, “Discover what lies beyond the expected”. After visiting Kenosha in early May, we now understand… Continue Reading …

Enjoying the view along Kenosha lakefront

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Kenosha has seen its name change a few times. A lot of communities have gone through that as part of their history. As Pike Creek gave way to Southport, which eventually became Kenosha, the city’s lakefront has changed over time. From its early port days to its manufacturing era, the Kenosha lakefront has evolved into… Continue Reading …

Sioux City’s Orpheum Theatre enjoys its resurrection, from vaudeville to the symphony

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Built in 1927, Sioux City’s Orpheum Theatre is a beautiful throwback to the days of vaudeville and early movie houses. Omaha’s Fred Astaire performed here. Joseph Cotton entertained crowds. The great actors Kirk Douglas and Katherine Hepburn performed live on the stage. Then, vaudeville went away. In its place, movie theaters took over. In the… Continue Reading …

4 reasons to crave CRAVE Omaha + Giveaway

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Happy Hour. Date Night. Dad’s Night (Father’s Day). Any time is a good time to check out CRAVE in Omaha! Some of my blogger girlfriends and I took in a sampling of what CRAVE (courtesy of CRAVE) has to offer recently in Omaha’s  Midtown Crossing. First of all, I love this area of the city.… Continue Reading …

Enjoying a rockin’ time at Sioux City’s Hard Rock Casino and Hotel

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Lisa loves visiting Hard Rock Cafes. So, her geekiness bubbled over when the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel opened in Sioux City two years ago. She longed to spend a weekend at the hotel. Well, she got her wish, and it didn’t disappoint. From the second you enter the lobby doors of the hotel, you… Continue Reading …

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