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Kenosha offers an extraordinary amount of fun and variety for everyone, from outdoor concerts, museums and festivals to plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. The whole family can enjoy the miles of beaches and lakefront parks, walk or bike the paths along the lake, or even visit the lighthouses.
Residents can take an outing to one of the museums in the area, including the Kenosha History Center or check out the life-size replicas at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. History buffs can view the interactive exhibits at the Civil War Museum and the family can see the mammoths at the Kenosha Public Museum. Hit up the Wilmot Mountain Flea Market on Sundays, or browse area farmers markets for fresh produce, golf the many pristine courses, enjoy fishing trips on Lake Michigan or check out stock car races at Wilmot Raceway.
Local events include the Wisconsin Marathon, the annual Salute to Freedom, the TREK Women's Triathlon Series, Oktoberfest, summer band performances, and much more.
Served by the Kenosha Unified School District, Kenosha students may attend one of the twenty-three public elementary schools, five middle schools, six high schools or one of the seven charter schools within the district. Kenosha also has a number of private schools that include All Saints Catholic School (PK-8), St. Joseph Catholic Academy (K-12), Bethany Lutheran School, Friedens Lutheran School, Christ Lutheran Academy, Kenosha Montessori School, Christian Life School, and Shoreland Lutheran High School.
Options for higher education is include the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Carthage College and Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Marquette University in Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Boosted by its proximity to Chicago, inexpensive land, assertive economic development initiatives and community of college-grad professionals, Kenosha County is a welcoming business environment. Kenosha offers residents a stable economy bolstered by tourism. Construction, accommodation, manufacturing and education are some of the major industries in the area.
The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce are two major resources in the area that work to foster economic and community development. Major employers in the area include Snap-On Tools and Uline, both headquartered in Kenosha. Additional area employers include Daimler Chrysler, United Hospital System, Aurora Medical Center, Jockey International, Jelly Belly, Yamaha, Rust-Oleum, Kenosha School District, Kenosha County and the City of Kenosha.
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