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A sweet visit to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Are you and your family looking for the perfect quick getaway? Consider taking a trip over to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

My husband and I travel to the Pleasant Prairie area often. We live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and it only takes about 90 minutes to get there. Trust me, the drive is well worth it because there is an abundance of actives to do once you get there.

Here are five inexpensive places to visit in and around Pleasant Prairie.

Jelly Belly Center

The Jelly Belly Center is my absolute favorite place to visit and the perfect spot to take the entire family. The center offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages such as warehouse tours and train rides on the Jelly Belly train. One thing we always enjoy is the free samples!

Visit on July 6-9 for the Carnival celebration featuring rides, face painting, magicians and more.

10100 Jelly Belly Lane

Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets

Shop ‘til you drop at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets. It’s the perfect place to find items for everyone in your family at a discount. They always have huge sales on some of today’s hottest family name brands such as Carter’s, Gymboree, Justice, Levi’s, Old Navy, Osh Kosh and more.

11211 120th Avenue

The Mars Cheese Castle

Who doesn’t love cheese? The Mars Cheese Castle is fun (and delicious) for all ages. The building is literally shaped in a castle and you have the choice of hundreds of different cheeses to select from. Their restaurant also offers a number of tasty meals.

2800 West Frontage Road Kenosha, Wis.

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

The Dinosaur Discovery Museum is a great place for any dinosaur lover to visit. Learn all about dinosaurs, explore one of the most complete known fossil records, visit the Carthage Institute of Paleontology on-site laboratory and more. The museum also offers a wide variety of educational events for kids and even some adult-only events.

5608 Tenth Avenue Kenosha, Wis.

America’s Action Territory Family Fun Park

Visit America’s Action Territory Family Fun Park in Kenosha. They offer both indoor and outdoor activities, with some of their most popular being ballocity, the vault, bumper cars, laser tag, batting cages, go karting and miniature golfing.

12345 75th Street Kenosha, Wis.

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