Things to Do in Racine

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Things to Do in Racine

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  • Al is Traveling
    Kansas City, MO90 contributions
    I first saw the building in a copy of the World book Encyclopedia and this along with Fallingwater, inspired me to get into engineering/architecture, so this was a building I wanted to see. As part of my retirement I'm trying to see as many of Wrights buildings as possible. The tour was very good, my guide was on her second "solo" tour as a guide. I thought she did a very good job, a little nervous on parts, and was asked some questions were out of her knowledge base, but with time she'll do well. The site is exactly as I envisioned, right down to a Royal typewriter on a desk. My only complaint is the inability to take photographs. i understand when it is still a "working facility" but the research tower is no longer in that status. I hope someday, they turn the Frank LLoyd Wright part into a museum and allow photos. i would be more than willing to pay a fee to enter. I've paid $40.00 to tour a house in Iowa, $115.00 for Taliesin West (which was a bad tour by the way) so a fee to see this and have a little more freedom would be nice, and I think a help to the maintenance and upkeep. The other problem is the reservation process. The website could use an update, more user friendly. Otherwise, if you get the chance go see this place. The History and story behind it makes it worth the trip.
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • JJT
    115 contributions
    A relative took me to this peaceful lighthouse on a very cold (12 degree) day in February, and I enjoyed it very much! Since it was so cold, most of the time we stayed in the car in the large parking lot right next to Lake Michigan. The snow and ice added to the beautiful scenery. From their website, it looks like they allow people to go inside and climb the tower a few days each year. For warmer months, there are outside restrooms, a beach area, and gardens. Very relaxing place!
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • Myra R
    6 contributions
    We really loved the beach. It was nice to see that you can go further and still not too deep. My 9 year old daughter enjoyed it the most. It was also great to see my son seems like running on the water. We all had a great time!
    Written August 10, 2021
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  • Al is Traveling
    Kansas City, MO90 contributions
    This was a very, very nice tour. started out with a nice video of the original family that called the place home talking about the house, then something that rarely happens at a Frank Lloyd Wright structure, you were free to explore the house on your own, to take your time and really absorb and photograph everything you want. Granted, some of the building are off-limits because it is after all the Johnson Wax retreat and a working office. One of the better tours of Wright properties I've been on. I would highly recommend this to anyone, even a non-Wright fan. I was there on a rainy day so I didn't get a chance to walk the grounds, lots of sculptures, and what looked like a nice walking trail that would have been nice to explore.
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • Lisa B
    Chicago, IL473 contributions
    We were quite impressed with Racine Zoo. Don’t expect what you might be used to compared to its bigger brother zoos (Brookfield, Milwaukee, Lincoln Park), but that was a good thing. This is a lovely, small zoo beautifully located on scenic Lake Michigan. There is plenty to see but you’re not overwhelmed by the size or crowds. Very clean and animals seemed well cared for. The Jungle Grill restaurant provided limited food, snacks, treats and beverages for a fraction of what I was used to paying at other zoos. I was able to let everyone get whatever they wanted and wasn’t gouged! You can feed giraffes, parakeets, play with goats etc. in addition to viewing all sorts of wonderful animals. Admission was very reasonable as well plus parking was free. The zoo is spread out so social distancing was not a problem. We had no problem with crowds and everyone wore masks. The staff was very diligent about reminding people to wear their masks at all times and fully up on the nose as well. They were courteous and I really appreciated that mask wearing and safety protocols were in place and enforced. (Not the case at other zoos.) Did I mention the beautiful views of Lake Michigan! Gorgeous! A nice day was had by all.
    Written July 31, 2020
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  • Betty M
    Waukesha, WI21 contributions
    This was an 80th birthday celebration for a friend who said, “This the most fun thing I’ve done in a long time. You don’t know how it will turn out but you know it will be gorgeous. And it was.” We did the Introduction to Glass class and will be back to grow our collection. Amanda was our instructor and she was attentive, knowledgeable and helped us create something better we imagined. The atmosphere is perfect - open, filled with great art for inspiration, and created with safety in mind. You have to book in advance as this is a popular place.
    Written March 21, 2022
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  • James P
    Racine, WI45 contributions
    Hiking trails through wooded areas, along the river, boardwalks through swampy areas, canoes and kayaks available for rent. There is also an education center indoors and an outside ampitheater. It's one of my favorite places to hike in spring and fall.
    Written November 6, 2018
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  • Jaimianne A
    Rockville, MD1 contribution
    I was surprised that many of the locals do not know about the amazing museum in their own backyard, but the Racine Art Museum has one of the largest, most important collections of Craft in the country.
    Written March 13, 2020
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  • gayle f
    Knoxville, TN157 contributions
    My niece has a sailboat here. This is a very clean facility. Various locked entrances. A little store that offers ice cream and a delightful walk around to the point where the boats enter marina from Lake Michigan. I stayed at nearby hotel so was able to walk here. Private pool area for marina slip owners. I was very impressed.
    Written September 8, 2021
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  • SeniorTravelerTF
    Fort Atkinson1,015 contributions
    Well above the usual collection of junk and antiques that many communities call their museum. Very low key, covers many aspects of the city and area. Three floors, well lit, no exhibits or descriptions behind reflected glass or at knee or ankle level. Admission is free, but donation is available and well worth it. There is no docent however if you have questions, but that is a small thing.
    Written July 17, 2021
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  • DJV1121
    East Troy, WI4 contributions
    I was recently lucky enough to see the Wizard of Oz at the Racine Theatre Guild that was really excellent! There was an outstanding lion, tin man, and scarecrow. A perfectly cast set of characters included Dorothy, Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and Wizard of Oz. The music, direction, and choreography were incredible! It was a brilliant show from start to fsnini ,
    Written January 13, 2020
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  • Travler II
    Fort Madison, IA16 contributions
    Matt sweet corn is so good, you will come back for more if he hasn't run out. Get there around 10 am. Other vegetables too are really good.
    Written September 5, 2020
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  • Babbettemom
    Racine, WI49 contributions
    The tour of this building is amazing. I had no idea of the remarkable collection of antique and historic objects it contains. This is an unexpectedly interesting peek at a part of the story of Racine that I had not been aware of. The only drawback is that some areas are not handicapped accessible due to the age of the building. Read up a bit on the Masons before you visit so you can really appreciate the things you will see.
    Written August 20, 2015
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  • Mera Y
    Racine, WI93 contributions
    This place is wonderful. For a small place, they do so much: animals, farming and almost no need for electricity since they have so many cool alternative energy features. They have fun programs and events. Great for all ages. Highly recommend!
    Written April 2, 2018
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  • Stein048
    Salem, WI49 contributions
    So I used to come to this mall all the time. It had food, it had some little rides for the kids, it had seasonal stuff like Santa and the Easter bunny. But small stores started to close, and then the big corner stores left and I feel like it’s barely hanging on. I know the new owners have tried to clean it up and bring it back. I hope new big stores fill in the empty ones. No more JCP, Sears, Burlington... I don’t even remember the other big ones anymore. Sad to see it so empty now. I hope the new owners can save it.
    Written January 5, 2020
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