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There is no shortage of Things to do in Greater Racine County. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a culture buff, a shopper or lover of architecture, Greater Racine County has something for you.

A wonderful zoo and petting farms; a beautiful lakefront and inland lakes; a picturesque lighthouse and miles of trails; historical museums and architectural marvels; you will find plenty to see and do when you choose to explore Racine County.

Racine has a unique and vibrant lakefront community. The county and its cities boasts boutiques, art galleries, international cuisine and museums – all with a touch of historic charm.

Western Racine County is home to rural communities where you can peruse antique shops, picnic at a local park, check out a famers market, enjoy a lazy day by the water, or simply unplug and relax!

If architecture is your passion, you’ll want to seek out the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright architecture of SC Johnson. Tours are also available for Wingspread, Wright’s largest and last Prairie-style home. The 4,000-square-foot home is now operated as a conference center by the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.

For outdoor enthusiasts, numerous parks and trails are along the Root River. North Beach, with 50-acres of beautiful sand, is a haven to visitors enjoying the Beachside Oasis. Greater Racine County is a great place for riding, with nearly 120 miles of designated bike routes and recreation trails.

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. This delicious treat is the official Wisconsin State Pastry. Racine area restaurants offer a delicious variety of options ranging from traditional to eclectic. 

The stunning Racine Art Museum houses the country’s largest contemporary crafts collection displayed in ever-changing exhibits. Other Racine County attractions include the Racine Heritage Museum and the Racine Theatre Guild.

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