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7 Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Pleasant Prairie

Photo by Village of Pleasant Prairie Honor the Fallen First and foremost, Memorial Day is a holiday to remember those who lost their lives fighting for our country. Take a walk through Prairie Springs Park and pay a visit to the Pleasant Prairie Veterans Memorial. Find it on the southeast side of Prairie Springs Park. You can also pay a visit to Ingram Park to check out the Pleasant Prairie Vietnam Memorial which is dedicated to Kenosha County veterans who gave their lives in Vietnam. Make a Splash Adrenaline fans can watch some of the most exciting powerboat racing in the world at the US…

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Let’s Hit the Trails In Pleasant Prairie

Pleasant Prairie locals take great pride in the beauty, peace and adventure offered on our trails. Whether you’re here for an athletic event at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex or relaxing at one of our award-winning hotels, the natural world is calling your name to explore our nature trails, biking trails and easy going walking paths. The last trail we feature is one of the most dog-friendly in the area! Reconnect with Nature on This Pleasant Prairie Trail Hackbarth Trail - 1.9 miles Of all the trails in Pleasant Prairie, Hackbarth Trail tops the list for the most diverse and well populated with…

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The Best Chips & Dips in Pleasant Prairie

The Village of Pleasant Prairie has fantastic chip and dip options that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. For those craving the classics, we have guacamole and chips and salsa varieties sure to please even the most discerning palates. Wisconsin is a mecca for cheese lovers, so you know we’ll be featuring some choice cheese dips. Purveyors of snack foods and appetizers sometimes leave out the plant-based community, but not in Pleasant Prairie! We round out this article with a small profile on one of our hometown plant-based heroes, Good Foods Group. Guac O’clock at Pleasant…

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The Best Margaritas in Pleasant Prairie

February 22nd is National Margarita Day. Whether you enjoy yours on the rocks or blended to perfection, Pleasant Prairie serves delectable margaritas ready for the Gram. If tequila, salt, and citrus don’t appeal to you, our area bars and restaurants are pouring some of Wisconsin’s finest beers, wines, specialty drinks and cocktails. Celebrate National Margarita Day Right with Discounted Margaritas at Iguana Wana Our friends at Iguana Wana Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar are getting into the holiday spirit with $6.95 IguanaRitas all day on February 22nd, 2022. Iguana Wana margaritas are…

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Pleasant Prairie Restaurants: Chicken Dishes That’ll Make You Dance

Pleasant Prairie locals know that our area restaurants serve some of the most delectable chicken dishes in all of Wisconsin! Our chefs and cooks are delighted to offer poultry classics like Chicken Cacciatore and Nashville Hot Chicken. Kids (and grownups) can look forward to a variety of finger food options. Visiting foodies, don’t miss the Wisconsin-born regional favorite that we discuss at the end of this article! Chicken classics in beautiful Pleasant Prairie WI Chicken Cacciatore with Linguine from Ruffolo’s Pizza On your next date night, treat your partner to the Chicken Cacciatore with…

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The Best Places To Watch The Pleasant Prairie Triathlon

Excitement is palpable in Pleasant Prairie right now. Hosted by Race Day Events, the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon returns, Sunday, June 27th. After the pandemic hiatus in 2020, more than 1,000 athletes are ready to compete at Prairie Springs Park. New this year: Pleasant Prairie will also serve as the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships site, which is the last Paralympic qualifier before the Tokyo Olympics. Let's cheer on triathletes and Paralympic hopefuls! Below is a Pleasant Prairie Triathlon route map including four locations that offer great views and easy parking to watch these…

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4 Tips For Taking Great Fall Pictures of Your Family

Fall is upon us! I can see and feel it already. This is my favorite time and I am excited to be able to photograph the most beautiful season of the year. Here’s a quick list of four tips on WHEN-WHERE-WHAT-HOW for anyone who wants to attempt capturing the beautiful backdrop of fall colors in their family pictures. I know the struggle (especially when getting littles to all smile at the same time!) and have a few suggestions to make it a success. Tip 1: WHEN In my opinion, the prime color time is the second and third weeks of October in Pleasant Prairie. It varies each year with the intensity…

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Puerto Backyarda: Vacationing Locally

The "it's five o'clock somewhere" state of mind is one that I've been craving lately. With no plans on traveling far in the near future, I'm going to feed my appetite for adventure, safely, right here in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin – the place I proudly now call home. It is, after all, the perfect slice of paradise in our corner of America's Dairyland - WISCONSIN! With its picturesque landscapes, unique open spaces for outdoor recreation, and access to some of the best attractions in the U.S., it feels like our Village has the best of it all. I really want to use this time to kick back and…

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Friend-chip Goals

There's nothing like the sight or smell of freshly baked cookies. Whether welcoming new neighbors or creating tasty memories with the kids or grandkids, these popular treats are the perfect way to let someone know they are special to you. Many people, however, can be very particular about their choice of cookie. With that in mind, if a business is savvy enough to perfect a cookie recipe and gift the finished product as part of their signature first impression to customers - it better be good. That is exactly what our DoubleTree by Hilton in Pleasant Prairie has done, with visitors always…

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Getting Through Together - But Apart

All over the world people are coming to terms with what the new ‘normal’ is like under various types of quarantine. The accounts vary from disbelief to sadness, to fear, to even courage. The flight or fight response is normal. Who’s to say how you should feel or respond to these trying times? What we’ve learned about humans is that since the beginning of time, we have been resilient. As a whole, strong. United we stand. Divided we fall. That phrase has been used throughout history to describe how we can overcome issues that could otherwise overwhelm us as a Nation – though most who…

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