Kenosha Public Museum

365 days of fun: Day 1

We're into a new year and I'm excited to share more spots to visit in 2016. I'm starting with a museum in one of my favorite cities to visit with the family - Kenosha, Wisconsin. It offers many attractions you'll find in larger cities - museums, festivals, family attractions, history, beaches, shopping and a killer lakefront. However, it offers the convenience and perks of a place that isn't bustling quite as much as a larger city - decreased traffic, smaller crowds, easy-to-find parking, FREE parking, reasonable prices. If you haven't paid Kenosha a visit, it's a place I definitely recommend in 2016, particularly if you have little dinosaur lovers in your family as they can explore exhibits at both the Kenosha Public Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Museum. 

One of the highlights of a visit to Kenosha is the Kenosha Public Museum, a city-run museum with a stunning view of Lake Michigan. The natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum was established in 1933. With a collection of over 80,000 artifacts, there's so much to see in the permanent and rotating temporary exhibits - from Native American history to zoology to fossils to fine arts. 

Kids will love the mammoth exhibit featuring the largest and most complete mammoth excavated in North America. Through March 27, 2016 you can see works from some of the world’s top paleo-artists in the Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx exhibit.

The museum also sits beside the Kenosha Civil War Museum, another worthwhile stop on your itinerary of Kenosha. There's plenty more to see and do in the summer months, but the indoor museums make it worth a winter visit. For more information on the Kenosha Public Museum, visit Kenosha.org.


Photo source: Kenosha.org

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