Peacefully nestled between Milwaukee and Chicago, Kenosha has a charming small-town feel. But it’s also the fourth largest city in Wisconsin, with a vibrant downtown and plenty to do. Carthage students love Kenosha’s restaurants, cafes, locally owned boutiques, beaches and parks, streetcars, and arts scene.


Kenosha, Wisconsin, features a beautiful lakefront with a harbor, farrmer's markets, charming str... Sitting along miles of sparkling Lake Michigan shoreline Kenosha’s vibrant downtown is filled with many hidden gems, including small businesses and restaurants, museums, art galleries, and family-friendly activities.

City streets are easy to navigate. Just about anything is accessible by car or the many public transportation options, including the Kenosha Street Car, buses, and the Lakefront Trolley

While strolling downtown, admire the artistic murals and beautiful buildings and catch views of the city and lake from the Kenosha Southport Lighthouse.

Milwaukee and Chicago offer access to big city amenities, transportation, and career opportunities. But the 90 miles in between are packed with something for everyone!

People in Kenosha are willing to aid Carthage students. There are so many programs at Carthage that partner with Kenosha residents and businesses. Just by saying, “I’m a Carthage student,” Kenosha residents become eager to help students find a job, internship, or anything else they need.

Because Carthage is located within an hour's drive of two major cities ? Milwaukee on the north, ... Recent opportunities for students include …

  • Internships with local businesses, like Jockey International, Snap-on Inc., LMI Packaging, and more!
  • Real-world experiences like nursing clinicals at local hospitals and student teaching in the Kenosha and Racine school districts.
  • Collaborating with local government on special projects and assisting small businesses with marketing initiatives.

A look at the sunrise over Lake Michigan. Everyone says this, but living in Kenosha is second-best only to living on the ocean. A showstopper from sunrise to sunset in just about any weather condition, Lake Michigan puts on a different show daily. With beaches, lighthouses, piers, boating, and many more opportunities made possible by the lake, living in Kenosha can make you feel like you’re on vacation every day. 

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From fine dining to late-night pizza delivery; from drive-in burgers to weekend brunch, Kenosha has something to satisfy every craving. 

Say cheese! When you think of Wisconsin, you think of cheese. Check out Visit Kenosha’s restaurant guide to all things cheesy.

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“Kenosha is a wonderful place to attend college. From the charming downtown area to the pier on the lake to the variety of activities offered year-round, I’m so glad Carthage is in a town like Kenosha.” — Nina Werger ’24

Lakeside Living

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Students share what they’ve gotten from their Carthage experience.

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