What to do and see in Salem, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 28, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Discover the best top things to do in Salem, United States including Lester's Bison Farm, PM&L Theatre, Wilmot Mountain, Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, AepelTreow Winery & Distillery, Aquanut Watershows, Always Remember That Antiques, Benson Corners Antique Mall, Antioch Theatre, Wilmot Riverside.
Restaurants in Salem

1. Lester's Bison Farm

31807 60th St, Salem, WI 53168-9557 +1 262-537-3779
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Lester's Bison Farm

Reviewed By L M - Chicago, Illinois

I can't say enough about how wonderful Lester is to chat with and the meat is beyond imaginable! I'm not a huge red meat fan, but that all changed after finding Lester's on a bike ride training in southern wisconsin!!! My family and now extended family have been going since 2009/2010 and I even had my parents ship meat to me while living in AZ! Now I make everything with bison and it's much healthier and has amazing flavor all on it's own! It's great to drive out to the farm and see these amazing animals grazing free but also convenient that he travels to farmers markets around the area! Don't waste anymore time and go visit Lester's!!! :)

2. PM&L Theatre

877 Main St, Antioch, IL 60002-1508 +1 847-395-3433
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

PM&L Theatre

Palette, Masque and Lyre Inc (PM&L Theatre) has been a staple of entertainment in downtown Antioch for six decades. Formed in 1960, our community theatre has grown from its humble beginnings in a converted vaudeville venue to a modern facility built to delight our audiences of all ages. PM&L runs a full season of plays, musicals and comedies each year drawn from our rich tradition while always introducing fresh contemporary and modern shows. In 2015 we acquired the building next door in order to convert it to Tribute Hall, a fresh new lounge and concessions area. We're proud to be part of the Antioch and Lake County community and invite you to visit and see the enjoyment of live entertainment for yourself. Listed hours are for our box office only, performances are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Reviewed By Mark S - Antioch, Illinois

I have lived in Antioch 21 years and I finally made it to the PM&L theater! We caught To Kill A Mockingbird and while that story is a bit dry for me (the book was a tough read for me) the experience was solid good. The theater is super-small and "skinny"- I counted 100 seats on the floor and I'm guessing there are maybe 20 seats in the balcony. But the place was renovated several years ago and it is a very nice facility. There is also a little are adjacent in which you can have a drink and/or snack before the show or at intermission. Next I'll try a musical there. Nice.

3. Wilmot Mountain

11931 Fox River Rd, Wilmot, WI 53192 +1 262-862-2301
Excellent
35%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
11%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 34 reviews

Wilmot Mountain

Currently closed for Winter Operations. Please check out website for summer events. Since 1938, Wilmot Mountain has enchanted families as one of the Midwest’s premier Winter destinations for snowsport activities. Just a short drive away from Chicago and Milwaukee, they have made skiing, snowboarding, and tubing an easy, accessible, affordable and fun trip for the whole family. With the recent Vail Purchase, Wilmot Mountain is undergoing a $13.2 million renovation. This renovation includes new lifts, a base area transformation, an expanded state-of-the-art snowmaking system, a new kid's ski and snowboard school with an enhanced beginner's area, and a new terrain park with high speed rope tow. Having converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Wilmot Mountain is truly the place where Epic begins.

Reviewed By Aaron G

Good ski spot close to Chicago.

-Quick (about hour) drive from downtown Chicago.
-Ski runs are short, but fun and interesting. There are some good areas for jumps and tricks as well.
-Rental equipment was a bit old and could use an update. The rental process is also kind of weird. They just tell you to pick out your own boots and you leave them when you’re done—nobody confirms that they’re returned.
-The food at the cafeteria was surprisingly good—pizza was delicious.
-There are a couple bars and they had good live music while we were there.
-All the staff were friendly.

Will definitely go back next time I want a quick ski trip in the area.

4. Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets

58 116th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 +1 262-857-2101
Excellent
36%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

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.

5. AepelTreow Winery & Distillery

1072 288th Ave, Burlington, WI 53105-9304 +1 262-878-5345
Excellent
92%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
8%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

AepelTreow Winery & Distillery

Reviewed By FitzFamilyBrockport - Kenosha, Wisconsin

We stopped by here in the fall of 2014. We had three generations (grandparents, parents, grandkids). We did a tasting - the staff was knowledgeable and fun - we took a walk around the beautiful grounds. I would recommend a stop here if you're in the area.

6. Aquanut Watershows

55 Lance Dr, Twin Lakes, WI 53181-8902
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Aquanut Watershows

Free family entertainment in Lance Park amphitheater on the shores of Lake Mary in Twin Lakes Wisconsin. Shows display waterskiing- barefooting, ballet, doubles, pyramids, shoe skiing, trick skiing, jump, swivel. Aquanuts are a not for profit organization. Second in the state of Wisconsin in 2014, #1 Swivel Star, #1 Trick Skier. Show are Saturday and Wednesdays at 6 pm from Memorial to Labor Day

Reviewed By ShellyMKirk - Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Aquanuts have national acclaim as the champions in their class from last year! This is a great family water event that really draws a crowd - fun for all ages! Its an awesome display of talent of all ages and you'll want to join the team after watching!

7. Always Remember That Antiques

26301 75th St, Salem, WI 53168-9280 +1 262-843-1786
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Always Remember That Antiques

18 MINUTES EAST OF LAKE GENEVA, ON HWY. 50. We are a 10,000 sq. ft. antique mall with over 100 dealers. Our items date from the Civil War era to today's hottest collectables. Also included are select decorative items. We have been in the Antique business since 1991 and specialize in friendly service. Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Tuesdays

Reviewed By corndogsmom - Burlington, Wisconsin

Very knowledgeable staff Many different antique dealers under one roof Very big inside Organized and clean We stop by every couple months to see new displays

8. Benson Corners Antique Mall

19942 75th St, Bristol, WI 53104-9795 +1 262-857-9456
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
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0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Benson Corners Antique Mall

WE are a antique mall & Thrift store with gas station that sells hot and cold food general store and more.

Reviewed By illinois travelere

I have been shopping here since the '90s....for antiques, vintage, collectibles, etc.

For a while, there was a thrift store in the building to the east, but about two years ago, they became theThing 1 and Thing 2 of antique malls......yes, twins. But not identical. Mall #1 has 7,000 square feet and Mall #2 has 11,000 square feet.

You will find plenty of inventory and usually fair prices. No matter what you collect, there's probably one of them here.
Many dealers offer discounts.
I have never left empty-handed (to be honest, that's true of many other places as well).
convenient parking

9. Antioch Theatre

378 Lake St, Antioch, IL 60002-1404 +1 847-395-0425
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Antioch Theatre

Reviewed By FoxRiverRunner - Salem, Wisconsin

Last of the local, small, 2 screen movie houses. Recently remodeled, this theater is a nice option. They run new releases, and family friendly matinees at a reasonable price. Save the drive to the metromultiscreen megaplex and enjoy a movie in the comfort and quality of the Antioch Theater!

10. Wilmot Riverside

30602 114th St., Wilmot, WI 53192 +1 262-862-6464
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Wilmot Riverside

Reviewed By wifoodie60022 - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Nice friendly little tavern tucked on the Des Plaines river in Wilmot Wisconsin. Cheap bars eats like burgers, tacos, etc. pretty good, especially for the price. Very good specials all solid too. daily drink specials and classic wisconsin friday fish fry

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