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This one-room schoolhouse, originally built in 1888 by Racine's Bohemians, is the home for fall and spring school programs. Period-dressed docents lead 4th-5th grade students through a two-hour immersion program that allows students to experience everything from reading, writing and 'rithmetic to recess and outhouses. The site is also available for adult tours; call for prices and availability. Reservations are required for ALL programs.
6th Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
The 6th Street Theatre features the Over Our Head Players, a non-profit organization of talented people who have worked hard to bring theatre to Downtown Racine.Over the years, the 6th Street Theatre has had hundreds of volunteers contribute to productions.
7 Mile Fair
2720 West 7 Mile Road - Caledonia
7 Mile Fair is both an indoor and outdoor market offering great deals to bargain hunters year-round. Since April 1961, 7 Mile Fair has been a a great "weekend escape" for many people who meet family and friends for a few hours of shopping, eating and friendly bargaining with the vendors. Catering to both young and old, at 7 Mile Fair you'll find something for everyone.
5006 South Sylvania Avenue - Sturtevant
An Ideal family destination offering apple and pumpkin picking; cider mill; farmers and orchard markets; hay wagon and sleigh rides; a country store; a petting zoo and numerous children's programs. Delicious homemade country-style meals are available in the restaurant. Lunch and dinner musicals are performed at the Red Barn Theatre.
Established in 1851 by the Episcopal Church, this was originally the campus of Racine College. Among its students were Brig. General Billy Mitchell, Earl Winfield Spencer (first husband of the Duchess of Windsor), General Mark Clark, and A. J. Horlick.
Once an Episcopal preparatory school for boys., the gothic-style buildings now house retreats, conferences and recreational events.
In the 1980s, a group of Red Barn restaurant franchisees were left with barn buildings and no Red Barn name. Many of the franchisees got together and decided to change all of their names to "The Farm". The Farm Restaurant in Racine may now be the last of its kind. The menu items are the same though the names of the items may have changed. It has Farmbusters instead of the original Barnbuster and It also still serves the same chicken.
Racine's Farmer's market offers fresh produce, flowers and a variety of other items. The Downtown State Street Market is open Saturdays mid May through November.
Museum: an Art Museum with surrounding gardens, was a
family home (1860), and was donated to the city by Jenny Wustum.
Theatre Guild: completed in 1975, features a unique thrust stage and was financed entirely by community donations.
Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurant
5502 Washington Avenue
Georgie Porgie's Treefort Restaurant is a family Owned Operated Restaurant in Mount Pleasant serving fresh food to Racine, Wisconsin.
The Racine Raiders football team calls Horlick Field their home. One of the oldest teams in the country, the Racine Raiders are thought to have started sometime in the 1940's but reorganized in 1953. Winners of two USFA National Championships most recently in 1995, their first year in the MCFL.
In 1950 the Racine Belles played at Horlick Field. Led by league sensation Sophie Kurys, the Belles were one of the most prominent AAGBL teams. In 1946, Kurys had a remarkable 201 steals and recorded 1,114 steals in eight years in the AAGBL. The Belles played in the ivy covered, limestone walled Horlick Field in Racine and were known to always keep a supply of malted milk balls in the dugout to give the players energy.
This challenging 18-hole championship golf course designed by David Gill and built in 1970 is located 1/4 mile west of I-94 on the south side of State Highway 20. The course features watered bent grass greens, tees and fairways; two practice putting greens; and a practice golf range. Water comes into play on seven holes, requiring strategic shot making and placing a premium on accuracy.
Along the Root River, this park consists of both a public 18-hole golf course built in 1931and a first rate park that has been host to concerts and community gatherings. With reservable picnic areas, rain shelters, pond, trails, dog run, and children's play equipment Johnson Park is sure to be fun for every member of the family.
1525 Howe Street
The Golden Rondelle. Built in 1964 for the New York World's Fair.
S. C. Johnson, Co Administration Building and Research Tower. These have received world-wide recognition as outstanding works by Frank Lloyd Wright. Tours are available.
Kewpee Sandwich Shop
520 Wisconsin Avenue
The Kewpee is famous throughout the Midwest as one of the oldest and best hamburger restaurants. Good Eating at the Kewpee
Hamburger Haven from Heaven.
Monday - Friday 7A-6P
Saturday 7A - 5P
Experience Racine's Heritage riding an authentic reproduction late 19th century trolleys through downtown. Offering "Pub & Grub" trips on Friday & Saturday evenings you can stop and sample some of the local cuisine. The trolley operates daily Memorial Day through Labor Day 10A to 5P.
County Trunk A and 63rd Drive, Union Grove
Look up and see at all the stars in the galaxy during the open houses held at the Modine-Benstead Observatory. Held one Friday per month, April through October, beginning at dusk until 11P. Free admission.
Monument Square is the center of activities in Racine. It was originally called Haymarket Square. The name was changed to Monument Square with the dedication of the 61 foot high Civil War Soldiers Memorial in 1884. Monument Square hosts many activities such as: Music at the Monument, Friday lunchtime outdoor concerts; Summer Nights at the Square Saturday evening concerts; and Micros on the Monument. Monument Square is also the focalpoint of all downtown events including: Party on the Pavement, First Fridays and Winterfest. In addition to the Civil War Soldiers Memorial, Monument Square also has monuments to the escaped slave Joshua Glover and Old Abe, the Case Eagle.
Featuring 14 conical Native American burial mounds that were constructed over a millennium ago and encompassing 49 acres, Mound Cemetery is owned by the City of Racine. With monuments to the Civil and Spanish-American wars as well as Revolutionary war soldiers, the cemetery is open daily year round. Tours are available by appointment.
Mulligan's Mini Golf
6633 Douglas Avenue
Offering an exciting course featuring a play-through cave with a beautiful waterfall on both sides, an island green, ponds with spray fountains, and many hazards. Inside you will find refreshments and a video arcade to enjoy. The driving range is lighted and open at night.
1841 Douglas Avenue
With Old World skills passed from fathers to sons, O&H Danish Bakery represents a multi-generation family commitment to quality. Founded in 1949 by Christian Olesen, a Danish immigrant. Authentic Danish Kringle is made by hand using the finest all-natural ingredients.
This firehouse built in 1881 was restored in 1976 as a firehouse museum. This museum is a former Racine Fire Department station which was active from 1882 to 1968. Throughout the years the Fire Station has housed a Horse Drawn Steamer, a Horse Drawn Hose Cart (1882-1918), a Motorized Fire Engine (1918-1943), and Racine's first full time Rescue Squad (1943-1968). The station was closed in 1968 when the new Safety Building opened and several companies were consolidated at one location. Open Sunday afternoons. The adjacent Colonial Gardens were planned and are maintained by the Racine Garden Club.
On the shore of Lake Michigan this park offers spectacular views of the lake and harbor. This park has many things to offer: A lighted regulation football field with bleachers (Pershing Field), public skateboard park, lavatories, concessions, picnic tables, public boat launch with car/trailer parking and shore fishing. Offers a great view of the Fourth of July Fireworks.
A Mecca for scuba divers! a great place for swimmers looking for spring fed water. Sunbathers love the expansive multi-level terraced beach. Once a limestone quarry, this park has been transformed into one of the finest outdoor swimming and beach facility in the Midwest. Quarry Lake park features an 18 acre lake that's deep, crystal clear and ideal for swimming, scuba diving and fishing. The park also offers picnic areas with grills, a large air-conditioned beach house with changing rooms, lockers, concessions, lavatories and showers. Scuba divers must be certified and pay a registration fee to enter and explore the depths of the Quarry Lake. A daily entrance fee is charged during the swimming season.
Racine Art Museum
441 Main Street
Racine Art Museum is a new museum featuring one of North America's most significant collections of contemporary crafts. With a permanent collection of more than 3,000 objects, half of these pieces represent the museum's focus on contemporary crafts from internationally recognized artists in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood. The remaining items in the collection are a combination of 1930s art from the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project, which was the museum's first acquisition, along with works on paper, paintings and sculpture.
Tuesday – Saturday 10A-5P
Closed Mondays, Federal Holidays, and Easter.
Racine Heritage Museum
701 Main Street
Located in downtown, the Racine Heritage Museum highlights inventions that have revolutionized agriculture. Racine creates healthy home environments on every continent and our machines drive every kind of home appliance there is. Visit Malty the Mummy, our Egyptian resident and explore our interactives. Kid friendly!!
Formerly Racine's Public Library, this building was funded by Andrew Carnegie and features entrance lamps from the former West Sixth Street Bridge. It also houses the famous Philo Hoy bird collection and the bell form Wisconsin's first High School which opened in Racine in 1853.
Tuesday - Friday 9A-5P
Saturday 10A - 3P
Sunday 12N - 4P
Racine Zoological Gardens
2131 North Main Street
On the shores of Lake Michigan encompassing 32 acres, the Racine Zoo is open to the public every day excluding Christmas day.
Memorial Day - Labor Day 9A - 8P
Labor Day - Memorial Day 9A - 4P
2 Christopher Columbus Causeway
Dedicated and opened to the public in 1987.
Largest privately owned marina on the Great Lakes.
On the banks of the Root River, River Bend offers 80 wooded acres of trails; environmental exhibits, classes and workshops.
Root River Steelhead Facility
2701 Dominick Drive
Dedicated in 1993 to insure the continued success of the Lake Michigan trout and salmon fishery. From Spring Street, turn into Lincoln Park on Dominick Drive and follow with Wisconsin DNR signs to the facility.
Sturtevant Caboose & The Western Union Junction Railroad Museum
Wisconsin Street - Sturtevant
The Western Union Junction Railroad Museum, is a small railway museum, in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. It is Located across the street from the original Sturtevant Milwaukee Road Station, and near the trackage of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The equipment owned by the museum includes two Milwaukee Road Boxcars, a Milwaukee Road Caboose and several old railway signals. It is run by the The Western Union Junction Railroad Club.
Built in 1956 this vintage Milwaukee Bay Road Caboose is located on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue (Old HWY H) just north of Durand Avenue (HWY 11). The railroad museum is open Sundays 10A - 3P
Swan's Pumpkin Farm
5930 Highway H - Franksville
A country market offering seasonal produce, gifts and decorations, a wonderful place to pick your own pumpkin in the fall.
The Walking tour travels the Historic 6th Street Business District and Old Main Street. Tour Maps are available at the Racine City Hall or the Racine Historical Museum. Tour books are also available for a small fee.
Built in 1880 the Lighthouse is the oldest and tallest in operation on Lake Michigan. Fully automated in 1964, the building
currently houses municipal offices for the Village of Wind Point. The lighthouse itself is not open to the public, however visitors
are welcome to walk the grounds.
33 East 4 Mile Road
Wingspread is available for tours by “appointment only,” Monday through Friday. The first tour of the day is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. and the last tour of the day begins at 3:00 p.m. Call 262-681-3353 for a reservation.