The following links will help you explore Racine!
RealRacine is an excellent resource for events, happenings, & activities going on in all of Racine County. Festivals, sports events, concerts, site-seeing, and more. Make this your first stop when planning a day out! Check here often, and “Like” Racine, Wisconsin Tourism
on Facebook for daily reminders.
Located at 701 Main St., this gem of a museum “is dedicated to preserving material culture and telling the special stories of the people of Racine County: their achievements, diversity, inventive genius, productivity, craftsmanship, and entrepreneurial spirit,” according to its homepage. Its the perfect place to take the kids on a rainy day, browse by yourself for a few hours, or make an appointment to view its document collection, census records, or even cemetery records for tombstone information on an ancestor.
“The Racine Art Museum, located at 441 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin, holds the largest and most significant contemporary craft collection in North America, with more than 8,000 objects from nationally and internationally recognized artists. RAM’s mission is to elevate the stature of craft to fine arts by presenting ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, and wood alongside paintings and sculptures.” ~First paragraph of the RAM’s mission statement. **Free admission to the RAM on the first Friday of each month which is generously sponsored by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation.**
The official website for Racine Unified has informational links to news & events, new family info, school boundaries, and much much more. Details for all of the district’s academic programs are located here, as well. Don’t forget to check out your child’s/children’s school page for news and photo while you’re there!
Consisting of Festival Hall, Festival Park, and Memorial Hall, The Racine Civic Centre is a venue for holding a wide variety of events. Some of these events are ongoing (such as the regular meetings of both the American Veterans and the Disabled American Veterans), and others are “one-time” events (such as large festivals, concerts, and more) can be found on their website calendar. The venues are also available for rent if you’re looking for a place for your wedding reception or graduation party, etc. So if you’re looking for something to do, there’s a good chance you’ll find something going on there.
Visit this link to book a free tours of the SC Johnson Campus (Administration Building, Research Tower & Fortaleza Hall) and of Wingspread
, the one-time administration building of the then S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (aka Johnson Wax, which has been since renamed SC Johnson, A Family Company) that H.F. Johnson commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design in 1936 (Construction completed in 1939). On the same page, be sure to reserve your tickets view the films “Carnauba: A Son’s Memoir” and “To Be Alive” at the Golden Rondelle
Our beautiful zoo is one of just 225 zoos in North America that have been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Racine Zoo’s mission statement is “to foster an enlightening and affordable wildlife experience that improves the bond between people and nature. The Society will provide for the recreation and education of the people, the conservation of wildlife and wild places, and the advancement of science.” Each year, more than 85,000 guests visit the Racine Zoo’s 28-acre park on the shores of Lake Michigan. You can be one of them!
The Racine Astronomical Society
continues its fine tradition to this day of promoting interest in astronomy by holding public nights, which are open to anyone with an interest in astronomy. At these events, visitors are able to view astronomical objects through the club’s telescopes and member’s telescopes. The RAS welcomes you to come out to their public nights and view the skies through their telescopes. They are located at the intersection of Hwy. A and 63rd Drive in Union Grove, Wiscosin.
“Watch your favorite red equipment come to life at [Case IH’s] state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.” There’s information at this link for you to schedule a tour of Racine’s Case plant on Durand Avenue. Be sure to read all of the information provided as not only do they have some restrictions (minimum age limit, dress code, cell phone/photography regulations, etc), but you must request/sign up for a tour at least 48 hours in advance. Groups of up to 55 people can be accommodated.