Thursday, January 29, 2015

Help!

Help! I currently have about 10,300 photos posted online via Google Picasaweb. Unfortunately the service in my opinion has gotten VERY VERY buggy, and in my opinion Google+ and Views are just too inferior. The photos are of tourist attractions (both interior and exterior) so I need access to a map that allows me to grid photos. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Wisconsin Suburbs, WI-Mars Cheese Castle

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Wisconsin Suburbs, WI-Mars Cheese Castle

Few private establishments have the same following as Mars Cheese Castle.  Located right off I-94, it is a must-visit when traveling between Milwaukee and Chicago.  Fans, panicked that a highway expansion would wipe this tradition from the map, a new store was built a few hundred feet away.  The new store may not yet have the smell or feel of the old one, it is the one-stop shop for nearly everything Wisconsin-beer, cheese, a wide range of Wisconsin-wine, and gifts.  Need a cheesehead for your next football tailgate?  This is the place.

Address:
2800 W Frontage Rd, Kenosha, WI 53144
http://www.marscheese.com/

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Wisconsin Suburbs, WI-Kenosha History Center & Southport Light Station

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Wisconsin Suburbs, WI-Kenosha History Center & Southport Light Station

Across the creek and located in Simmons Island Park is Kenosha’s well meaning history center.  Here though, history begins in the 1800’s and ends in about the late 1990s!  A far cry from the professional displays in the other three museums, the center does though give some context to the development, growth, and radical changes Kenosha has experienced.  I would recommend a summer or early fall when you can include a climb up to the top of the Southport Light Station.

Address:
220 51st Place, Kenosha, WI 53140
http://www.kenoshahistorycenter.org/

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Destination of the Week: Chicago-Wisconsin Suburbs, WI-Civil War Museum

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Wisconsin Suburbs, WI-Civil War Museum

The third member of the Kenosha Public Museum network is the Civil War Museum.  Wait, a civil war museum in Kenosha?  Yes, and it does a respectful job telling the story of the people of the upper middle west during America’s darkest time.  Like the Kenosha Public Museum, the displays would make many other, better financed, museums feel a bit inadequate.   The museum is located right next door to the public museum and is just steps from Kenosha’s beaches and lakefront.

Address:
5400 1st Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
http://www.kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/

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