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R’Noggin Brewing Company

Along I-41/94 in Kenosha between Highways 50 and 158, you’ll find a small, unassuming building that for years served D.O.T. trucks maintaining the roads. Today, this building maintains a brewery called R’Noggin, which opened in 2016. R’Noggin Brewing is the brainchild of two brothers, Jeff and Kevin Bridleman. They craft brewed for a number of…

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Brat Stop

Wisconsin loves brats, and Kenosha’s “World Famous” Brat Stop is among the best places in the state to enjoy them! This iconic location has been in business since 1961, when it was pretty much the only major place to eat along the rural U.S. 41, newly-minted I-94 at Highway 50. And they sell a ton…

Kenosha Public Museum

The Kenosha Public Museum is a natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum with over 80,000 collections, including 1,200 works in fine arts. Exhibit programming includes mammoths, world cultures, Native Americans, zoology, geology, fossils, and fine and decorative arts. Permanent exhibits include: The Wisconsin Story, a multi-disciplinary adventure in ecosystem development, evolution of plants…

142

“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…

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…

Rustic Road Brewing Company

Noting itself as “Kenosha’s Oldest Operating Brewery,” Rustic Road opened waaaay back – in 2012. But it’s still true they’re the oldest operating one in town! Located right downtown on 56th Street just east of Highway 32 between Highway 50 (63rd Street) and 158 (52nd Street), Rustic Road is a nanobrewery with different batches fermenting…

Public Craft Brewing Company

Public Craft is one of two microbreweries in downtown Kenosha, in the midst of a resurgent district filling up with shops, art galleries, and bars. Beers from Public Craft include their PUBLIC Pale Ale, Sweet Colleen’s Irish Red, K-Town Brown Ale, UBER Hefty Weizen, Inkwell Black IPA, Special Porter, and more. Their Tap Room is…

32

“The Red Arrow Highway”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 32 runs the north-south length of Wisconsin and goes through the heart of so many key Wisconsin cities and towns, serves as the lakefront route for southeastern Wisconsin and a key highway for the lake- and forest-filled regions in northern Wisconsin. It’s both the main…