Mike Bjorn’s clothing store dresses up as a Kenosha attraction

A clothing store AND a tourist attraction. It can only mean one place – Mike Bjorn’s in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mike Bjorn’s Fine Clothing is home to a never-ending supply of suits and tuxedos, but it’s also the home to a unique museum. Bjorn, who operates the store with his wife and son, didn’t think […]

Kenosha museums explore history from dinosaurs to manufacturing

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 […]

Tenuta’s Deli serves up a local landmark

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 […]

Entertaining walk in downtown Kenosha

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, […]

Durkee Mansion: Major player in Kenosha history

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 […]

Midwest Travel Twitter Chat – Join us for Kenosha Fun!

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 […]

Enjoying the view along Kenosha lakefront

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 […]

‘Seeing the elephant’ at Kenosha’s Civil War Museum

After the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, throwing the United States into its Civil War, more than a million men from the upper Midwest enlisted in the Union Army to squash the Confederacy’s attempt to permanently divide the nation. These men’s stories are among those told at the Kenosha Civil War Museum. The […]

A taste of the world via Kenosha restaurants

Kenosha is home to some great dining. You can enjoy meals from casual to upscale. After dining at some of the best restaurants in the city, it’s like we traveled the world over a weekend. We enjoyed meals with traditional American flair, Mexican and Italian. Twisted Cuisine offers a different take on food. Imagine stuffing […]

Kenosha offers great attractions, food

Situated along Lake Michigan, less than two hours north of downtown Chicago and less than an hour south of Milwaukee, Kenosha offers visitors a mix of big city life and small community feeling.  The food is on par with anything you might find on Chicago’s Mag Mile. Attractions are high quality. We enjoyed an amazing […]

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