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Downtown Racine is an artsy, hip, historic lakefront town. Our nationally recognized art museum, hands on art studios, theaters and galleries featuring incredible regional talent are here for you to discover. We have an unbelievable selection of locally owned restaurants (Asian, Pakistani, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Greek, Thai, Cajun), the largest beach on this side of Lake Michigan, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and AMAZING shopping, you can easily fill a day exploring!

For more ideas exploring history visit: racinedowntown.com/delve-into-history/

History Buff Day Trip Ideas by Downtown Racine

Heritage Walking Tours

701 Main Street
262-833-0095
racineheritagemuseum.org
Tours Saturdays at 10:30am May-Sept.

The tour is a 1.1 mile, 2 hours long walking tour that focuses on the history of Downtown Racine.

Architectural Tour

racinedowntown.com/delve-into-history/

Self-guided, mobile friendly exploration of Downtown Racine’s beautifully preserved architecture and marvel as you learn about the amazing businesses that have occupied these historic buildings through the years.

Underground Railroad

716 College Ave.
262-632-1686

firstpresracine.org

First Presbyterian Church offers a tour to view what was probably a former stop on the escape route for slaves & includes a tunnel where slaves have hidden and walls of quilts that tells a story.

SC Johnson Tower Tours

1525 Howe St.
reservations.scjohnson.com

The tour features the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Administration Building and Research Tower, as well as Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall

Indian Motorcycle

522 6th St.
262-456-6598

rideracine.com

View some motorcycles in this completely renovated building that was a Nash dealership in the 1940’s. Many of the original features are preserved or repurposed.

Museums

With not one, but two premier museums – the Racine Art Museum, known for its contemporary craft and art, and the Racine Heritage Museum, which delves into the local history – visitors can immerse themselves in a diverse range of exhibits.  Additionally, the Fire Department Museum offers a unique glimpse unto the firefighting history of Racine.

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First Presbyterian Church of Racine
Church
716 College Ave
Racine, WI
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Fortaleza Hall (SC Johnson)
Attractions
2515 Howe St
Racine, WI
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Racine Art Museum
Art Gallery, Shopping
441 Main St
Racine, WI
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Racine Heritage Museum
701 Main St
Racine, WI
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SC Johnson Administration Building
Attractions
1525 Howe St
Racine, WI
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SC Johnson Research Tower
Attractions
1525 Howe St
Racine, WI

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