Attractions in Pleasant Prairie
Explore Pleasant Prairie’s many diverse attractions which are perfect for your next vacation.
From great outlet shopping to outdoor activities and amusement parks, the Pleasant Prairie & Kenosha County area have many fun, family-friendly attractions for kids of all ages.
For all you creative anachronists and lovers of historical reenactments, the Bristol Renaissance Faire is a beloved event held on weekends every summer. Stay in Pleasant Prairie, and make your way to the faire grounds for an immersive day of arts, shopping, food and themed events that transport you to the age of exploration and courtly manners.
No trip to Pleasant Prairie is complete without a visit to nearby Six Flags Great America. Thrill-seekers can soar like Superman on the Ultimate Flight or brave an endorphin-soaked drop on the Batman coaster. Anyone looking to beat the summertime heat will love the adjoining Hurricane Harbor water park. Get a splash of adrenaline on the Dive Bomber, or relax on a tranquil float down the lazy river. In addition to rides and waterslides, Six Flags has family-friendly live shows like the Block Party and Pirate Palooza.
The gummi bears are coming! Haribo broke ground in December of 2020 on its first-ever US factory in Prairie Highlands Corporate Park. Future plans include a Haribo museum and factory tours. Sign up for the Visit Pleasant Prairie quarterly e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @VisitPleasantPrairie for the latest on the Haribo gummi bear scoop and more.
Outdoor and Sports Attractions
Pleasant Prairie is a paradise for lovers of sports and the outdoors — so pack the bottled water and sunscreen and get moving!
The Pleasant Prairie RecPlex is the largest municipal recreation complex in America and features swimming pools, ice arenas, indoor suspended track, multi-use fieldhouse, and fitness rooms. The RecPlex also encompasses Prairie Springs Park and Lake Andrea. Prairie Springs Park offers pleasant green spaces, shade trees, and tranquil lake beaches. The park makes an ideal locale for a ride along the bike trail or an afternoon picnic. If you’re looking for water-based adventure, the adjoining Lake Andrea offers opportunities galore. Jump in the lake for a swim, or fish for walleye, panfish, northern and bass. Stop by Froggy’s Landing to rent a standup paddleboard, kayak, or canoe, for an afternoon on the water.
Want to sneak in a few holes of golf or practice your swing at the driving range? Visit Big Oaks Golf Course, a serene public golf course with broad fairways and three distinct nine-hole courses.
Pleasant Prairie’s outlet mall, shopping center, and nearby specialty shops in Kenosha attract visitors all year long.
If you’re in the mood for shopping, stroll Pleasant Prairie’s Premium Outlets where you’ll find top-shelf brands at great prices, or take a gander at the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge off of Highway 50. Anchored by several large stores like Target, JCPenney, PetsMart, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge also boasts specialty pet food store, Bentley's Pet Stuff which carries all natural pet food products.
Wisconsin is famous for cheese and brats. There’s no better place to indulge your dairy desires than Mars Cheese Castle. Designed to resemble a medieval keep and an attraction in and of itself, here you can choose from a mind-boggling selection of artisan cheeses. Meanwhile, the restaurant and shop aptly named The Brat Stop features a mouth-watering variety of local bratwurst in addition to live musical entertainment and a world-class arcade.