Kenosha, Wis., and Jelly Belly Center: Where to stay, what to do and more

May 18, 2012
if you go
Getting there

AirTran offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Milwaukee, with fares starting at $230 round trip. Kenosha is about 40 miles south of Milwaukee.

Where to stay

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Kenosha

11800 108th St., Pleasant Prairie

800-967-9033

www.radisson.com

Full-service property near the Jelly Belly Center and outlets. About seven miles from downtown Kenosha. Rates from $99 a night.

Best Western Harborside Inn & Kenosha Conference Center

5125 Sixth Ave.

800-780-7234

www.bestwestern.com

On the shores of Lake Michigan, near Kenosha’s major sites. Rates from $110.

Where to eat

Wine Knot Bar and Bistro

5611 Sixth Ave.

262-653-9580

www.wine-knot.com

Upscale stick-to-your-ribs cuisine, such as duck stroganoff and braised beef ravioli. Entrees from $10.

Franks Diner

508 58th St.

262-657-1017

www.franksdinerkenosha.com

Open since 1926 and featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Serves breakfast and lunch but is best known for its Garbage Plate, from $8.55.

What to do

Jelly Belly Center

10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie

800-522-3267

www.jellybelly.com

Free warehouse tours cover the company’s history and candymaking process. Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also has a gift shop and sampling station.

Kemper Center

6501 Third Ave.

262-657-6005

www.kempercenter.com

Tour Kemper Hall and Durkee Mansion, open weekends April to October from 1 to 4 p.m. Both by appointment only. The Anderson Arts Center (262-653-0481, www.andersonartscenter.com) holds exhibits five or six times a year. Current shows run through June 3. Open Tuesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free.

Pollard Gallery

518 56th St.

262-657-7529

www.rhodecenter.org/pollard

Illustrations and portraits by celebrated artists Nan and George Pollard. Wednesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free.

Information

www.kenoshacvb.com

Andrea Sachs (not the one who wears Prada) has been writing for Travel since 2000. She travels near (Ellicott City, Jersey Shore) and far (Burma, Namibia, Russia), and finds adventure no matter the mileage. She is all packed for the Moon or North Korea, whichever opens first.
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