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“From Chocolate City to Mars Cheese Castle – with Bong in Between”   Quickie Summary: Highway 142 connects Kenosha and Burlington, providing a nice ride through farm fields of Racine and Kenosha Counties as well as access to the Bong Recreation Area in Kenosha County. Its eastern end at I-41/94 is home to the famous…

AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery

Located just off Highway 142 east of Burlington abutting the Richard Bong Recreation Area, AeppelTreow features a winery, distillery, and an orchard. They specialize in apple-based wines, hard ciders made with apples and pears (known as “perrys”), and a variety of spirits. The winery started in 2001, partnering with the adjacent Brightonwoods Orchard which grows…

Mars Cheese Castle

One of our favorite places that just screams “Wisconsin!” is the Mars Cheese Castle. This Wisconsin cheese shop, deli, bar, bakery and more is popular purveyor of cheeses, meats, hot sauce, bakery, and Wisconsin kick-knacks is a widely recognized landmark on the busy Milwaukee-Chicago corridor, with its iconic sign beckoning travelers. Originally opened in 1947…

Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum

The Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum offers yo-yos, gyroscopes, spin toys, and plenty of hands-on science exhibits…. over 2,000 in all!  Regular presentations and interactive tours make it a fun stop. Please note the museum requires tickets or arrangements scheduled ahead of time; you can’t just “drop in”. However, several times per month presentations take…