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Visit Racine, Wisconsin


Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan shore is lined with charming, must-visit ports. One of these ports is Racine — ideally positioned between Chicago and Milwaukee. Known for its Kringle and Frank Llyod Wright architecture, this lakeside town is brimming with culture and activities.  

Racine’s rich maritime history is always on display at the Racine Heritage Museum, where visitors can see a display of original drawings by Fred Martin, a renowned boat designer who worked for the Racine Boat Company during the 1890s.

Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright has a significant legacy in the Racine area. The SC Johnson corporate campus, near downtown Racine, is anchored by the Wright-designed SC Johnson Administration Building and Research Tower.

But no visit to Racine is complete without sampling delicious Kringle, Wisconsin’s official state pastry. This distinctive oval-shaped treat has been a Racine County tradition since Danish immigrants brought it to Wisconsin in the mid-19th century. An authentic Danish Kringle is 32 layers of flaky, buttery dough filled with a variety of fruits and nuts and baked until golden brown. The five Racine area Kringle bakeries proudly ship their product all over the world — particularly during the Christmas holiday season.

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