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“Eye Candy for those who love Wisconsin” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mars Cheese Castle

Mars Cheese Castle
2800 120th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 859-2244
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Ranked #1 of 23 Nightlife in Kenosha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Eye Candy for those who love Wisconsin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Great store to pick up some fantastic cheeses, sausage, and a large variety of other food products. Wine and beer, bakery--they have everything in there! Fun gifts and Wisconsin souvenirs. Something for everyone, truly. Don't pass it by. Get off the interstate and get in there! You'll be glad you did.

Visited February 2013
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Lake Villa, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Every visitor to WI should stop at Mars!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Excellent selection of cheese and food goodies, nice bar, family friendly...a real tradition when visiting WI

Visited May 2013
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Dublin, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Shoporama”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

A Great shop, the choices are overwhelming, prices are good and a lot of unusual finds. The cheese selection is the best and the brats also are top of the line.

Visited May 2013
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Elgin
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46 attraction reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Cheddar Cheese Bread!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Others have stated that this is a tourist trap, but I felt it was a nice excuse stop along our travels. It has tons of stuff and a little deli if you want lunch or a snack. They also have fun food samples throughout the store. Their Cheddar Cheese Bread was the reason for our stop and we were not disappointed, it was delicious.

Visited May 2013
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northeastern IL/ southeastern WI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great reputation, but tourist trap results”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Mars Cheese Castle is a landmark, but it does not represent the best of Wisconsin. As a restaurant, it is more like a middle school cafeteria with big city prices. It is, simply stated, a tourist trap. Lunch selections (from a take out style counter) are limited, dull, unimaginative, and not very tasty. The eating area is like a sloppy picnic ground, with dirty tables and overflowing garbage.

Food for purchase is a mix or gourmet canned and bottles goods, crackers, cheeses, etc. all priced 50% higher than in supermarkets.

Stop with your family, take their picture under the famous sign, and continue driving to the nearest chain fast food place. You'll do much better there.

Visited November 2012
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