Recognized as one of the best beaches in the Midwest, Racine’s North Beach feels like the West Coast and is a Certified Clean Beach. Downtown, the Racine Art Museum (RAM) houses one of North America’s top collections of contemporary crafts. Shop for your own art in any of several galleries or relax on the waterfront while sampling the city’s fine cuisine.
The city also boasts several sites of historic and architectural interest. The Wind Point Lighthouse, built in 1880, is both the tallest and oldest lighthouse still in use on Lake Michigan. Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the SC Johnson Wax Co. corporate headquarters. Nearby, the Golden Rondelle Theatre was dismantled and rebuilt in Racine at the close of the 1964 World’s Fair.
Monument Square Art Festival
May 30 - May 31
Returning to its original home, one of Wisconsin's oldest and most respected juried fine arts fairs presents 80 artists from around the country exhibiting...
Wind Point Lighthouse Tour to the Top
Climb to the top of the 108-foot lighthouse (144 steps) for spectacular views of Lake Michigan. One of just five days each year the lighthouse and museum are...