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Wind Point Lighthouse
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Root River in Autumn
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Sunrise Over Lake Michigan
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Snug along the coast of Lake Michigan and bisected by the Root River, the gorgeous scenery alone is enough to draw visitors and new residents to Racine. Add it the fact that Racine is about 30 miles south of Milwaukee and just 60 miles north of Chicago, and this perfectly-located city becomes even more attractive.
Racine is the county seat of Racine County and is the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. It is home to some beautiful historic sites, such as Wind Point Lighthouse, one of the oldest and tallest lighthouses on the Great Lakes. The Thomas P. Hardy House is one of three in Racine built by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was built in 1905 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wright also designed the Johnson Wax Headquarters, the headquarters of S.C. Johnson & Son. The building was completed in 1939 and is a National Historic Landmark.
Historic Horlick Field, a football stadium built in 1907, hosted the Racine Tornadoes in the early 1920s and the Racine Belles, an All-American Girls Professional Baseball team that existed from 1943 to 1954, also played here. The stadium is now home to the Racine Raiders, the oldest American Football Club team in the country.
The Belle City is the place malted milk was invented. It is also famous for its kringle, a Danish pastry that Racine is famous for. Several Racine bakeries have been featured on Food Network. Area bakeries include O&H Danish Bakery, Bendtsen’s Bakery, and Larsen’s Bakery.
Racine residents enjoy more than 80 parks in the area. Camping, bicycle and hiking trails, swimming beaches, marinas, golf courses, fishing areas, and canoe launches are just a few of the features to be found in nearby parks. In winter, some parks feature sledding hills, cross-country skiing, and snowmobile trails.