Racine a town right off Lake Michigan is the fifth largest city in Wisconsin. Kenosha has many great things to do one of which is the Racine Zoo. Right off the great Lake and minutes away from the Batten international Airport the Racine Zoo is a great place to take the family. The Zoo has affordable rate ranging from $3.25 on off months of November through March. During the summer months the prices raise just a little to $6.50 for adults. The Racine Zoo offers discounts for seniors and children the ages of 3-15. With those great rates parking is Free. The Racine Zoo prides itself with the animals which it is saving. Many of its animals have been recused from different hardships. It has an large assortment of mammals like the Red kangaroo, Orangutan, Andean bear, Fennec Fox, Damara zebra, Canada Lynx, and the Transvaal lion. The Zoo Also boats an collection of Fish bird and Reptiles such as the American Alligator, Ornate box turtle, Tokay Gecko(Sorry he doesn’t sell Car insurance) , Bullsnakes, and Timber rattlesnakes. The Zoo has Special events for Kids such as “Zoo Snoozes” Which is a Campground on zoo property at a very reasonable price of $50 for kids and $25 for chaperons. This overnight adventure is available for groups of 15 or mote and designed for ages 7 and up. It includes dinner, breakfast, campfires, hot chocolate, smores, Scavenger hunts, behind the scenes tours and live animal encounters. This would be an event your child would never forget.
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Not as loud as a Lions roar or as exciting to an 8 year old. The RAM or Racine Art Museum is a location you must see if visiting or living in Racine. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 to 5, Sunday 12-5 PM, and closed on Mondays. With very affordable rates this should be on every family’s to-do list. Adults can get in for $5 at the door if you happen to be a senior, full-time student or 12-18 you can get in for $3 and children under 12 get in FREE. The RAM is featured as one of the nation’s most impressive contemporary craft museums. The Ram currently houses well over six thousand permanent display pieces, and has several themed shows each year. These shows or more formally exhibitions are a must see, there subject ranges from contemporary wood jewelry to events as fun as PEEPS. Yes, those little delicious sugarcoated marshmallows shaped as bunnies. To see what even is taking place while you are in Racine check out ramart.org and click on Exhibitions. While checking out the current exhibition you might want to look into one of the Museums renowned art classes all subjects of craft are taught even metal working. The RAM also sports a very impressive gift shop. Pieces of art are always coming into the shop so every time you come it’s bound to be a new experience. There couldn’t be a better place to pick up a gift for a friend back home. The Racine Art Museum is a favorite of the locals and sure to be yours too if you experience it while in town.