Just North of the Wisconsin-Illinois border is the Kenosha Wisconsin Travel Information Center
This Wisconsin tourist information center at the first exit north of the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The I-94 exit is #347 at HWY 165 / Lakeview Parkway. It is on the East side of I-94. It is about 45 minutes from Chicago, Illinois.
If you are taking the Northbound #347 exit, on the ramp there is an entrance directly into the the Travel Center. Be careful as you leave the center, you will be mixing with I-94 traffic exiting the freeway on exit 347 even if you are not going back on I-94.
Also in the area there is a gas station and restaurant.
There is a hotel at the exit as well as the Prime Outlet mall. Plenty to do if you wish to take a few minutes off the road.
The center serves as both a rest area and a tourist information center.
The facilities are open 24hrs a day but if you want travel information from a person, the hours are 8am-4pm.
Inside, there is lots of information available to travelers.
There are many attraction close to the visitor center including the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory tour. The Renaissance Fair medieval villiage is nearby. Six Flags Great America is a few minutes south of the Illinois border on I-94.
At the time of this post, there was a display for the Road America Elkhart Race Track in the visitor center. This included an actual car.
Outside you will find a second Welcome to Wisconsin sign.
There is a play area for children. There are picnic tables, some of which are covered so you can still picnic when the weather is not cooperating. There are no grills, but there are bins for used coals. There are plenty of garbage and recycle bins too.
Vending machines are available inside the visitor center.
The address for the Wisconsin Travel Information Center Kenosha is:
- 10519 120th Avenue
- Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158