Kenosha – Things to do with your Team

Kenosha is a beautiful city on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Located about halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago, it has a population of approximately 100,000. Kenosha is a melting pot of sorts for the northern region of the United States. From the early 20th century, immigrants from all over Europe began to settle in the area. Many of these immigrants were skilled craftsman by trade. Walking through the city, it’s evident that they left their mark. Kenosha’s construction, culture, architecture, and more was heavily influenced by these immigrants who once called Kenosha home. If your team has a tournament to play in Kenosha, here are some things you can do whenever you have some free time.


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For over 90 years, Kenosha County Parks have been some of the most popular places to relax and play in southeastern Wisconsin. Established in 1927, the Kenosha County Parks system is comprised of more than 1,500 acres of managed recreational land.

There are eight distinct parks dotted across the county, along with over 10 miles of paved cycling trails. These include the elegant Kemper Center on the shores of Lake Michigan and the sprawling, sustainability-focused KD Park on the west end of the county. From picnicking to swimming; cross-country skiing to golfing; hiking to cycling; and more, there’s so much to enjoy at Kenosha County Parks. 830 248th Ave, Kansasville, WI 53139


Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Opened in 2006, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum is located in a renovated 1908 Beaux Arts historic landmark. What makes the Dinosaur Discovery Museum even more special is that it’s the only museum to exclusively demonstrate the link between modern birds and carnivorous dinosaurs.

While at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, you and your team can see the largest collection of meat-eating dinosaurs. You’ll learn about what they looked like, what kinds of things they ate, and even how they behaved! If you have any aspiring archeologists on your team, they’ll have a great time standing in the shadow of life-size, scale replicas of Tyrannosaurus rex, Ceratosaurus, and much more. Stop by the Carthage Institute of Paleontology research lab to learn about actual fossil-hunting expeditions and pick up the perfect souvenir at the museum’s gift shop.

The Dinosaur Discovery Museum offers both adult and school group tours as well as plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning through special programs and events like Dino Digs. Dino Digs are a fun, free event designed for children ages three and up where participants don safety goggles and use paleontologist tools to experience the excitement of excavating a dinosaur fossil. 5608 10th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140


Southport Lighthouse Museum

After years of careful remodeling and renovation, a historic light station keeper’s house originally constructed in 1867 was repurposed over a century later in May 2010 as the Southport Lighthouse Museum. This world-class maritime museum highlights various artifacts, maps, and information about Kenosha’s 19th century harbor, which makes it a great place to spend a couple hours of educational fun with your team.

The Southport Lighthouse Museum’s first floor has been painstakingly restored to how it looked all the way back in 1907, complete with an authentic paint job and a period kitchen. The exhibits on the first floor trace the history of Kenosha’s harbor, including information on its lighthouse keepers as well as its shipping and commercial fishing history. Historical harbor maps dating back to 1839 are displayed on a desk once used to make nautical charts and maps. An authentic Fresnel lens on loan from the U.S. Coast Guard, equal in size to the lens that used to sit atop the Southport Lighthouse, is also on display at the Southport Lighthouse Museum.

The second floor of the Southport Lighthouse Museum has exhibits regarding various restoration projects and local shipwrecks as well as the U.S. Coast Guard. It also features a fascinating recreation of a lighthouse keeper’s bedroom and office. While you’re at the Southport Lighthouse Museum, don’t pass up on the opportunity to climb the 72 steps that lead to the top of the lighthouse. At the top you’ll be a towering 55 feet above the lighthouse grounds. From there you and your team can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area that you won’t soon forget. 4th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140


Pleasant Prairie RecPlex

Pleasant Prairie RecPlex is one of the largest municipal recreation facilities in the country, which makes it a great place for your team to enjoy some active fun. It features an indoor waterpark, an Olympic-sized aqua arena, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two ice rinks, a fieldhouse, and more. Pleasant Prairie RecPlex also offers engaging programs for all ages.

The aqua arena at Pleasant Prairie RecPlex has a 50-meter competition pool with lap lanes. The indoor waterpark features everything from a whirlpool and zero-depth water playground to water geysers, water slides, and lap lanes. The fieldhouse has basketball courts, batting and golf cages, indoor soccer courts, volleyball courts and the fitness center has cardio equipment, pin, plate and cable based circuits, free weights, and fitness studios. There is an ice arena with two NHL-sized ice rinks, an indoor suspended track, and racquetball courts.

At Prairie Springs Park you’ll find Lake Andrea Beach, which features a walking trail, baseball and softball fields, sand volleyball courts, and nature trails. This impressive complex is located in the town of Pleasant Prairie and is only a short drive south from Kenosha on Route 31. 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158


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Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is so large that when you look out over the water it seems like it could be an ocean. Kenosha is located right on the shore of Lake Michigan, making this beautiful lake a convenient place to visit during your stay. Two of the parks that are situated on the shores of the lake are Simmons Island Beach and Alford Park. Both of these scenic parks offer a variety of water activities including swimming and kayaking. Harbor Park also includes two museums, the Civil War Museum and the Kenosha Public Museum as well as the Southport Marina. 5001 Simmons Island Rd, Kenosha, WI 53140; 1819 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, WI 53140; 5501, Ring Rd, Kenosha, WI 53140


Wilmot Mountain

Kenosha - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsWilmot Mountain is Wisconsin’s premier destination for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and other fun wintertime activities. Since 1938, this mountain has served as one of the Midwest’s most popular places to have fun in the snow. Wilmot Mountain makes skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more, easy, accessible, affordable, and fun for everyone. With nearly 120 ski-able acres, 23 trails, seven lifts, two magic carpets, and progression terrain parks with a double high speed rope tow, there is enough terrain to challenge beginners and experts alike, day or night. If the temperatures are consistently low enough, the mountain even produces its own snow!

For those in your group who are not up for skiing or snowboarding, there is always fun to be had just down the road at the tubing area, which features 22 lanes and two magic carpets to take you back to the top. 11931 Fox River Rd, Wilmot, WI 53192


America’s Action Territory

Specializing in group outings, America’s Action Territory is an ideal attraction to take your team for some amusement in Kenosha. Race around a track on speedy go-karts and find out who’s the fastest. Play over 150 video and redemption games in the arcade for a chance to collect tickets for an awesome prize. Battle it out in a mist-filled laser tag arena. Sharpen your putting skills at one of the park’s three 18-hole mini golf courses. There are just so many exciting activities to do there! 12345 75th St, Kenosha, WI 53142


Cinemark Tinseltown USA

Wisconsin’s weather can be pretty iffy at times. If the weather is going to be mostly frigid during your stay, you’ll need as many indoor activities as you can possibly find. Why not see a movie while you’re in Kenosha? Cinemark Tinseltown USA plays all of the major blockbuster hits. You and your team can choose from 13 different movies, all playing throughout the day. This makes it easy to plan a time that will work for everyone in your group. You won’t find a better theater in the Kenosha area! 7101 70th Ct, Kenosha, WI 53142


Regardless of the season, you and your team will find that there’s a lot to do in Kenosha. The city’s mix of educational and purely entertaining attractions will keep the good times rolling all throughout your trip.