Friday, September 16, 2016

Take a Historical Ride on a Kenosha Electric Streetcars




Kenosha's Electric Streetcars not only provide an easy way to move about downtown  Kenosha, WI but also treat visitors to a unique piece of history. Riding the electric streetcars was quite popular during or visit, so I am sure it is a much loved mini-adventure for people of all ages!


The streetcars are authentic historic cars originally part of the 1951 President's Conference Committee's cars. They were initially assembled by the Canadian Car and Foundry Company using bodies and components manufactured by the St. Louis Car Company in St. Louis, Missouri. The cars have since been refurbished and painted to represent various North American cities including Toronto, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Johnstown, PA, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Cincinnati. Six of the cars were operated by the Toronto Transportation Commission 1951-1995. The seventh was operated in Philadelphia 1948-1993.



The route is 2 miles long and connects The Civil War Museum, Kenosha Public Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum and HarborPark There also are various drop off points throughout downtown. So, the historic ride also provides an appreciated rest for your legs while moving between downtown attractions. Rides are low cost, but you do need exact change. Day passes are available. Be sure to verify schedule before your trip to Kenosha. Another piece of Kenosha not to be missed!

For more on Kenosha, check my previous post: Our Family Day Trip in Kenosha, WI.

**Thank you to Visit Kenosha for hosting our visit!
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4 comments:

  1. The street cars always sound like such fun! Hopefully we'll finally get over to Kenosha one of these days and ride them ourselves!

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    1. They are fun! I love that they are all historic cars. It adds more to the experience. You don't get to ride these every day, so what a treat!

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  2. I've only stopped in Kenosha for the Mars Cheese Castle. Maybe next time I'll get to explore a bit more!

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    1. I am glad that we took the day to explore. More to see than I had expected! Else Mae's Canning is a treasure if you are looking for treats--preserves, fresh baked pies, homemade sauces and more!

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