Our Communities

Kenosha County encompasses the City of Kenosha along with 11 villages and towns that together create a welcoming sense of place here in southeastern Wisconsin. From the magnificent shore of Lake Michigan on its eastern border to a rural countryside to the west, you’ll find an array of diverse and unique communities to explore.

Known for their friendly people and one-of-a-kind experiences, our Kenosha County communities offer not only a great place to visit and play, but also to live, work, and invest in. The Kenosha Area CVB is proud to work alongside our local municipalities, as well as the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce and Kenosha Area Business Alliance, to invite visitors from around the world to experience all that Kenosha County has to offer.



City of Kenosha

Located along the shore of Lake Michigan, the City of Kenosha has just over 100,000 residents and is Wisconsin’s fourth largest city. It’s a city that boasts small town charm and friendliness, but still offers a wealth of urban conveniences for a memorable visit. You’ll find miles of beaches and lakefront parks perfect for picnics, walks, kite flying and outdoor concerts. Its harbor is home to countless charter fishing and pleasure boats, as well as one of the Great Lakes’ last wooden schooners, Tall Ship Red Witch. During the summer months, weekends are filled with lakefront festivals, art fairs, historical re-enactments, and classic car shows that pay homage to the City’s auto making history. Cultural amenities are also prevalent here, with a flourishing arts scene and an emphasis on history, heritage and education. The City’s public museum system is among its jewels, featuring the Kenosha Public Museum, The Civil War Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Museum — all Smithsonian Institution Affiliates. With its central location between Chicago and Milwaukee, as well as easy access via Interstate 94, several global brands also call Kenosha home, including Jockey International, Snap-on, Inc., and Amazon. You may recognize some famous names who hail from Kenosha as well, such as actors Mark Ruffalo, Al Molinaro, Daniel J. Travanti, and Don Ameche; as well as famed actor, writer, director, and producer Orson Welles. Professional athletes Melvin Gordon III, Trae Waynes, and Alan Ameche are also from Kenosha, as are inventors Thomas B. Jeffery and Christopher Latham Sholes.



Village of Bristol

A prime example of Kenosha County’s charming rural communities is the  Village of Bristol. It’s located just west of Interstate 94 and features beautiful lakes, rolling farmlands and a tranquil countryside feeling. Become one with nature at Bristol Woods Park, featuring more than four miles of scenic hiking trails and free programs at Pringle Nature Center. Bristol is also known as one of the region’s most popular equestrian communities, and a relaxing country drive reveals stunning horse farms and competition facilities. Riders from all over the region come to Bristol to participate in equestrian events, or just to “horse around.” Perhaps Bristol’s most notable attraction is the Bristol Renaissance Faire, a 30-acre recreation of the 16th century English hamlet of Bristol. Each summer offers an opportunity to step back in time to when knights, jesters, and revelry were the order of the day!



Town of Wheatland

The Town of Wheatland is yet another rural community in western Kenosha County that offers visitors and residents many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. The scenic Fox River is a landmark in this community, offering easy access for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. The area also features two lakes — Lily Lake and Powers Lake — that are ideal for fishing, swimming and boating. Lily Lake Resort is a popular destination for a fun-filled lake vacation, with a private sand beach, boat rentals and a lakeside firepit. It’s also next to the 1,226-acre New Munster Wildlife Area, where you can enjoy hiking, hunting and wildlife watching.



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