An hour north of Chicago, a mile from Lake Michigan and just over the state line, is the University of Wisconsin Parkside campus. Resting on more than 700 sylvan acres and featuring an 18-hole disc-golf course, this serene location can host up to 500 guests in a total of four meeting and event chambers, and sleeps 480. The University's dining service is available for your catering needs, but no other caterers are allowed on campus. FAX and Copy services are available. The proximity to Lake Michigan assures pleasant summer temperatures and a very pleasant, green seasonal landscape.
The location is ideal, in that it provides privacy and the opportunity for a retreat-like conference where attendees can focus their attention on the purpose of the gathering, while affording all of the convenience of a big-city venue. Kenosha has a Convention & Visitor's Bureau; the town is well aware of the value of meetings, conferences, and other such events, and works to earn their favor and business. Outings and excursions into Chicago are easily facilitated — one can take the Metra rail system right to the Windy City's downtown area — yet the costs of hosting an event at Parkside are significantly lower than anything in so large a city. In short, Parkside can provide your event with the best of all worlds.
When one chooses to leave the campus, Kenosha has many diverse activities to enjoy, including greyhound racing, sailing, playing 18 holes of golf, visiting the Military Museum, Civil War Museum… Enjoy a pop concert or, for something really unusual, spend a little time with the folks at Stunts Are Us, see how they do the movie tricks, or take in a water ski show during the summer months. Into speed? Check out the Wilmot Speedway or the high-speed bicycle races at the Washington Park Velodrome!
Out and about in Kenosha? The diversity is surprising! Several unusual and ethnic dining choices allow your guests to seek out pleasant alternatives to the campus fare. The Tinseltown Cinema provides another pleasant alternative for evening entertainment. Their 12 state-of-the-art theatres feature the very latest cinematic releases in a comfortable temperature-controlled setting. Shoppers will enjoy the wealth of shopping opportunities and outlet malls in the area.
Kenosha can be a very good and affordable choice for conferences and conventions. Parkside campus provides a perfect venue for such events. Consider Kenosha's U of W Parkside campus for your next meeting, event, or other gathering!
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