10 Things to Do in Pleasant Prairie That You Shouldn't Miss

August 18, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Pleasant Prairie is a village in Kenosha County, Wisconsin situated between Milwaukee and Chicago. The population was 19,719 at the 2010 census. The neighborhoods of Carol Beach, Dexter's Corner, Ranney, and Tobin are located within the village.
Restaurants in Pleasant Prairie

1. Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets

58 116th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 +1 262-857-2101
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4 based on 183 reviews

Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets

Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets is located near Kenosha, Wisconsin. Find impressive savings at 90 stores, including Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Hugo Boss, J.Crew, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and many more.

Reviewed By Allen21096 - Chicago, Illinois

I'm not sure why, but every time that we get near the Wisconsin/Illinois border, I am told that we have to stop at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets. I mean - how much can someone buy?? It is located on the east side of I-94 and has very easy access on and off the highway. There is plenty of parking. I have found that the best thing to do is to just drive slowly around the outdoor mall and you'll find a store that you'll like.

2. Civil War Museum

5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140-6508 +1 262-653-4141
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4.5 based on 201 reviews

Civil War Museum

The accredited Civil War Museum opened in 2008 on Kenosha Wisconsin's scenic lakefront campus. 57,000 Sq Ft covers American Civil War history like no other, offering the enthusiast a chance to learn about the contributions of the Upper Middle West. Already acclaimed for their permanent exhibit featuring life-scale, interactive exhibits, and audio and video technology. Introduced in 2013, the award-winning 360 degree film "Seeing the Elephant" is a 10 minute long glimpse into the life of a mid-western soldier, from recruitment, to training, through battle and finally returning home. See also the Veterans Gallery commemorating soldiers from each war fought by the US.

Reviewed By David W - Chicago, Illinois

If you are travelling anywhere near Kenosha and miss this, you've made a mistake. Especially if you have any interest in history, and not just Civil War history. The price of admission was much more than worth the chance to view and participate with remarkable...MoreThanks for the great review! You're absolutely right - to take a trip to Kenosha without stopping by our Museum would be a grave mistake. Even if you don't consider yourself a Civil War buff there's plenty to see and experience here. Come back soon!

3. Illinois Beach State Park

Lake Front Dr, Zion, IL 60099 +1 847-662-4811
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4 based on 135 reviews

Illinois Beach State Park

Reviewed By Ryan C - Chicago, Illinois

After visiting lake Geneva and finding out any beach would charge $5 or more, it was good to see this is free, also with lots of free parking and still has facilities. The beach is not fantastic but it's pretty good and reasonably quiet, didn't do any trails but it's a big space so looked good. Lots of picnic benches and camping spots

4. Russell Military Museum

43363 Old Highway 41, Russell, IL 60075 +1 847-395-7020
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4 based on 28 reviews

Russell Military Museum

Reviewed By Patrick C - Indianapolis, Indiana

While I value the owner's apparent love for militaria, I was utterly shocked to see the state of many of the vehicles after paying $10 a person to get in and see the interesting inside museum and the outside hoarding collection. He has one of the few rare General Dynamics HMMWV prototypes decaying in the back lot. Very few of the vehicles are in good condition and are also rapidly decaying. Akin to a cat lady, you should only get what you can afford to care for. Sell some of the duplicates and put that money back into actually restoring your selection to preserve it for future generations. Even the vehicles inside are in poor condition. Such a poor example of historic stewardship! I was going to ask if he had extra parts for my HMMWV, but decided to pass when I saw the state of his stock. There are better collections to be seen in the midwest, especially for $10. What a let-down!

5. 60 to Escape

6170 Grand Ave, Store 147, Gurnee, IL 60031-4592 +1 844-623-7227
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5 based on 255 reviews

60 to Escape

The rules here are so simple that they're laid out right in the business's name: 60 to Escape. Small groups of friends, family members, or coworkers are locked in a room, where they have only an hour to use problem-solving skills and teamwork to escape. Players can select from a variety of scenarios to challenge themselves with.

Reviewed By Jbohacheff

If you are into riddles and mind puzzles this is the place.The story line is mind challenging and entertaining. This is no video game. My wife and I did well together and completed 80% of the puzzle. We would have beat the clock if we had more people. Best for two or more couples.

6. Migrator charters

701 N Point Dr, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096-1371
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5 based on 1 reviews

Migrator charters

Welcome to Master Captain Caleb's Migrator Charters. Fully Licensed to charter in WI and IL. Join us out on Beautiful lake Michigan for the Best Salmon and trout fishing lake Michigan has to offer. Our goal is 100% customer Satisfaction. We offer a large Variety of charters ranging from a Evening 3hr twilight charter to an all day 8hr offshore trip.

Reviewed By Steve-Chicago34 - Chicago, Illinois

Took my two teenage boys on an afternoon charter with Captain Caleb, had a great fishing outing on Lake Michigan. In 2 hours we took in 10 fish, large lake trout and coho, and a few jacks. Had a very large king, jumped up and got away (really). Very impressed, considering it was mid sept, warm day, and evening charter, enjoying sunset . Friends and family happy too, lots of fish for everyone. Great deckhand, Price was reasonable too.

7. Jelly Belly Center

10100 Jelly Belly Ln, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158-3631
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4 based on 506 reviews

Jelly Belly Center

Reviewed By lynne p - Hobart, Indiana

This place was supposedly closing a year or two ago, but still open. Right over border of IL. Took boys when little years ago so was 2nd visit. Enter one door for tour. All employees were pretty friendly but seemed disorganized. Not as efficient as could be. Hard to get samples. Man serving them was a bit too silly and entertaining instead of passing out samples. Tour is fun, sit on train, must wear hat for safety reasons. Makes more stops than movement and go to five "stations" to learn all about the history and candy making process. Make it down the road over border in IL. The train driver (Dominique?) was great! Get small bag of candy at end of tour. Tour is FREE. It lets you off in store and there's candy galore. While jelly belly's are main attraction they make other candies. If u just want taste of jellies and not worried re presentation go for the "flops" cuz they are cheaper. Had a bogo table too. Have souvenirs, jelly belly items of all types, and other types of candy. Can print coupon online. It's a fun place worth seeing with or without kids. While waiting for tour have new interactive room that just opened. Again girl not organized. they just let u kind of mill around and wait not giving u info as to when tour starting.

8. R&R Crossing

14827 W Russell Rd, Russell, IL 60075 +1 847-395-0595
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4 based on 2 reviews

R&R Crossing

Reviewed By Allen21096 - Chicago, Illinois

Motorcycles are a common sight pulling in to and out of the parking at R&R Crossing Saloon. They start and finish many bike runs from this location. They also have live bands and entertainment on the weekends. Often the bar will just have locals, but when the bikes arrive, you'll know it. The staff there is very friendly. A lot of fun. Plenty of parking and there is also outdoor seating. R&R Crossing was opened in 1981 by Ron Newman and after Ron died in 2015, it is still operated by the family to this day.

9. Petrifying Springs Park

761 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha, WI +1 262-857-1869
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Petrifying Springs Park

Reviewed By karl a - Kenosha, Wisconsin

This is truly a beautiful place much along a river. Several areas for rent with pavilions for parties etc. Waking paths, golf course and new this year even a Bier Garden. Wonderful park also several areas with slides and swings for the family!!

10. Diamond Ghost Charters

701 N Point Dr, Slip AB20, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096-1371
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5 based on 2 reviews

Diamond Ghost Charters

My name is Captain Tony Bovenzo and I am the owner/operator of Diamond Ghost Charters I have been servicing your salmon and trout fishing needs for 24 years. A full time captain fishing 7 days a week. My boat can accommodate parties from 1 to 6 persons. We offer sport fishing charters for salmon, trout out of North Point Marina in Winthrop Harbor Illinois, on Lake Michigan. Fishing at its best. Trolling is the best and easiest way to catch these tasty fish for your dinner table. I have many Salmon Recipes that are out of this world and you need to try them

Reviewed By Terry M - Calgary, Canada

We thoroughly enjoyed our charter with Captain Tony. He went overboard (ok not literally) to help us rookie fishermen. We had a gorgeous solstice morning watching the sun rise, catch our limit and then eat our Coho fillets at Linda's restaurant (also recommended - great...MoreI had a fantastic time with you and your daughter, Thank you for fishing with me it was a fun trip.

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