Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, there is no shortage of Things to do in Racine County. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a culture buff, a shopper or lover of architecture, Racine County has something for everyone!
Outdoors: For outdoor enthusists looking for things to do in Racine, WI, numerous parks and trails are along the Root River. The Root, which winds through the city of Racine, is a popular for fishing, hiking, canoing and kayaking. Lake Michigan, one of the nation's top sports fisheries, has recreational boating and charter fishing opportunities. There are also excellent fishing opportuntiies at Horlick Dam, Island Park and Lincoln Park. Quarry Lake Park, a former limestone quarry, has been converted into one of the best outdoor fishing locations in the Midwest. North Beach, with 50-acres of beautiful sand, is a haven to visitors enjoying the Beachside Oasis, Kids Cove playground and live entertainment from May until September. North Beach is a Certified Blue Wave clean beach and named to USA TODAY "51 Great American Beaches" in 2012. This Lake Michigan beach is featured in this great video!
Architecture: If architecture is your passion, you'll want to seek out the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright architecture of SC Johnson, a Family Company. Located at the company's Racine headquarters campus, the Johnson Administration Building is the largest Wright-designed commercial project. Public tours are available by appoint for this building, the adjacent Golden Rondelle Theatre (constructed as the SC Johnson pavilion for the 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair) and Fortaleza Hall, which houses "SC Johnson Gallery: Frank Lloyd Wright At Home" and a Frank Lloyd Wright library.
Dining & entertainment: No visit to Racine is complete without a visit to a local bakery for Kringle, the oval-shaped Danish pastry produced predominately in Racine County. Racine area restaurants offer a delicious variety of options ranging from traditonal to eclectic. The melting pot includes Greek, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mexican and BBQ. Foodies and shoppers can choose from seasonal farmer's markets to one-of-a-kind boutiques to national chain retailers. For those seeking nightlife, Racine County has clubs, pubs and plenty of live entertainment.
Culture and family attractions: The stunning Racine Art Museum has a fabulous collection of arts and crafts displayed in ever-changing exhibits.
Artists are inspired by the majestic Wind Point Lighthouse. The unique lakefront setting of the Racine Zoo is an experience itself. Other Racine County attractions include the Racine Heritage Museum and the Racine Theatre Guild.
In a community known for Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, there are frequent events or activities showcasing his creations at the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread and the SC Johnson, A Family Campus corporate campus.