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Benjamin Beer Company

Racine hadn’t had a craft brewery since Prohibition when Benjamin Beer Company showed up in 2016. Relocating from its original space in Paddock Lake, this microbrewery named after the Ben Franklin has thus been crowned “Racine’s Oldest Craft Brewery.” Benjamin Beer offers a tap room right through the door of its storefront along this busy…

Racine Art Museum on Main Street

Racine Art Museum/Wustum Museum of Fine Arts

The Racine Art Museum (RAM) grew out of the Charles A. Wustum Museum, which was founded in 1941 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (fewer than 5% of the nation’s museums receive this), the Racine Art Museum opened in 2003 and offers 46,000 square feet of galleries,…

Wind Poit Lighthouse

Wind Point Lighthouse

Wind Point Lighthouse is one the tallest and oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes. It reaches 108 feet above the wavy waters of Lake Michigan, helping ships navigate the coast since 1880. The original fog house, walkways to the water, and parkland surrounding the lighthouse itself are all accessible year ’round. Tours of the lighthouse…

Johnson Wax Tower, just south of where Highway 38 begins

Johnson Wax Research Tower

Standing tall – 153 feet tall, to be exact – above the S.C. Johnson & Son World Headquarters campus in Racine is the Johnson Wax Research Tower. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was completed in 1950. The walls are a mix of glass and brick, and at night the glow from inside the tower…

Reefpoint Brew House

Racine now has a brewpub. The Reefpoint Brew House is perched above Racine Harbor in the downtown area and serves up a variety of Wisconsin craft beers, including some of their own recipes like the Belle City Ale. The restaurant offers an extensive variety from brunch to nice dinners. You’ll find Reefpoint on Christopher Columbus…

St. Josephats Basilica

38

“Kringle and Roots to Brews and Harleys” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Wisconsin Highway 38 connects downtown Racine with downtown Milwaukee on a more inland route than Highway 32. In place since 1924 from Racine to Highway 100 in Oak Creek and since 1947 all the way to National Avenue in Milwaukee, it winds through Racine…

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…

20

“Kettles, Kringle, Trains and Boats from East Troy to Racine”   Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 20 connects Racine residents with points west, including Waterford, East Troy (and the nearby Alpine Valley), and Whitewater, accessed via U.S. 12 past Highway 20’s terminus. You catch some small-town flavor, ride rolling hills near Kettle Moraine, catch a…

11

“Kringle by the Great Lake to Bluffs by the Great River” Quickie Summary: State “Trunk” Highway 11 is a key “coast to coast” highway across southern Wisconsin. From Racine’s impressive harbor on Lake Michigan to the bluffs overlooking Dubuque, Iowa across the Mississippi River, Highway 11 weaves through and around key towns and a variety…