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Hotel Verdant

Settle into the warmth, care and well-being offered in each cozy corner of “Racine’s living room.” Hotel Verdant is downtown’s newest in decades with a passionate vision – one of revitalization, Midwestern hospitality and authenticity. From our welcoming lobby and rooftop garden bar to nature-infused guest rooms & suites, enjoy an authentically sustainable experience in […]

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Summer 2023: Take a Heritage Walking Tour into Racine history

RACINE — The Racine Heritage Museum’s Heritage Walking Tour is a wonderful way to spend a summertime Saturday morning. The guided tour starts at the Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main St., and takes visitors along city streets, the lakefront and the Root River valley for a rich narrative of Racine’s development into an important Lake […]

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Make the 108’ climb! Wind Point Lighthouse offers stunning views

WIND POINT — Put this on your summertime bucket list. A climb up the 144 steps of the historic Wind Point Lighthouse, 4725 Lighthouse Drive, is well worth the effort. The view from the top is simply spectacular. At 108 feet tall, the iconic structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one […]

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SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center opens season May 27 fully staffed

RACINE — The SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center, 2800 Ohio St., is set to open for the 2023 season on Saturday, May 27. The facility’s new management – Racine County – promises to have enough lifeguards and other staff in place to be open regular hours all summer long. The center, which includes a lap […]

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Franksville Craft Beer Garden

franksville craft beer garden Located in Franksville Memorial Park, the Franksville Craft Beer Garden is the very first of its kind in Racine County: a permanent Craft Beer Garden. The park has been a gathering place for the community since the land was settled in 1832. Our Beer Garden is proud to continue such a […]

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17 Art Galleries and Museums to explore in Racine County

RACINE — Summer is great for outdoor adventures, but when the temperatures – or possibly the raindrops – become too intense, taking in some of our art galleries and museums can be just the ticket for those looking for an alternative to the outdoors. The local arts community in Racine County provides a creative outlet […]

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Butcher & Barrel Gastropub

Experience refined dining in a casual but upscale pub atmosphere at Butcher & Barrel. Our restaurant, nestled in a historic building in the heart of downtown Racine, just blocks from Lake Michigan. Butcher & Barrel gastropub Hours:Monday. . . . . .5 – 9 p.m.Tuesday. . . . . .ClosedWednesday. . . 5 – 9 […]

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River Bend Nature Center 2023 summer-long activities and events

RACINE COUNTY — River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road, is gearing up for a summer full of activities for kids ages two to 99. Visitors will find a wide range of outdoor, ecological, and adventure-based events that hone in on skills such as woodcarving, fly casting, kayaking, and more. Moonlight paddle at […]

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Fun on two wheels: 6 Biking trails in the Racine area

RACINE COUNTY – Biking is good exercise, great family fun, and here in Racine County, simply gorgeous. The Racine area’s cycling opportunities extend from the Lake Michigan shoreline to peaceful country settings. Several former railroad corridors have been converted to bike paths creating an easy-to-follow trail network. Some favorite biking trails to try 1. Lake […]

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For free, live music, Summer 2023 is THE season

RACINE — Grab a seat and a beverage, listen to some favorite tunes and relax. That’s the free, live summer music scene in Downtown Racine. Residents and visitors can catch a variety of great music – rock, blues, country, Americana, jazz, classical, and folk – performed by area musicians. It’s a Racine summertime tradition that […]

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Racine Zoo

Racine Zoo details Address: 2131 N. Main Street, Racine WIPhone number: (262) 636-9189Website: of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29, 2021 – September 6, 2021, last paid admission at 4:30 p.m.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 7, 2021 – May 27, 2022, last paid admission at 3:30 p.m. Nestled on the sandy shores […]

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