Kenosha, Wisconsin: Mars Cheese CastleNot made of cheese, unfortunately, but a turreted store and bar -- with a gaudy sign -- where cheese is royalty.
- 2800 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI
- I-94 exit 340, on the southwest side of the freeway.
Visitor Tips and News About Mars Cheese Castle
We were avid Cheese Castlers -- even taking out of town guests - until they opened in the new location. It's very sterile now and no longer kid friendly. Sadly, it went from laid-back, dirty roadside attraction to efficient cheese supermarket.[Andrea, 07/12/2012]
Just opened new Mars Cheese Castle, and it's huge! After you enter the castle the first thing you smell is the bakery! There is something for everyone, from a restaurant, bakery, wine, so many different kinds of snacks and dips, to candy, Wisconsin gifts to, of course, CHEESE! It's just a great stop to make.[Mari, 04/22/2011]
This mainstay of Cheesehead gastronomy has reopened in a new, more castle-like building only a few feet from its original location, which was bulldozed for an I-94 interchange (the classic sign was saved). Now with real battlements! A real drawbridge! The Castle still has its cocktail lounge, and still sells "cow pies" and udder-shaped coffee mugs -- and its iconic roof-mounted cheese-chomping overcaffinated-eyed giant mouse sculpture has been repainted and moved indoors so that people can now pose next to it.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/02/2011]
Mars Cheese castle [will remain open during the] the I-94 widening. A new cheese castle will be built behind the old one. The iconic Mars sign will remain.[Nate, 07/25/2010]
If you need to use the restroom, go somewhere else. Disgusting.[Sharon Allen, 03/16/2010]
Reporting on bathroom conditions in tourist attractions could be a slippery slope for RoadsideAmerica.com. Maybe we work from the premise that all bathrooms are disgusting, and we'll just mention the ones that are sparkly clean...