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Your Favorite I-94 Castle Is Getting Bigger (and Cheesier)

The popular Wisconsin attraction is doubling in size and will offer more cheese varieties, gourmet chefs, and more.

Photo: Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune

Interstate travelers, rejoice: Mars Cheese Castle, the kitsch icon off I-94 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is doubling in size to nearly 46,000 square feet in May. (Cheese curds for everyone!) The breakdown:


Years since the last renovation, prompted by an I-94 expansion (the new overhaul completes the architect’s vision)


Cheese varieties, up from 750


Gourmet chefs—a Mars first—in the expanded restaurant, which will now serve several kinds of curds


Seats at a communal table in the new medieval-themed private room, set to host wine and cheese pairings


Shits that true artisanal cheese snobs give about all this

Illustration: John Kenzie


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