Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena, owned and operated by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, began as a simple bingo hall back in 1982.
After the addition of the Las Vegas-style casino in 1987, the casino expanded again throughout the 1990’s with the inclusion of a hotel and Forest Island Restaurant. The casino-resort then spent 15 months adding even more onto its facility. In addition to remodeling and building more hotel suites, the resort put in a 121,000-gallon swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room, cabana bar and a fitness center. Another big attraction is the resort’s state-of-the-art 13,000 sq. ft. convention center that in total can seat 1,000 people. The conference center comprises a large ballroom that can seat 650 guests or be divided into four smaller meeting rooms, as well as five mid-sized rooms to seat up to 50 people. The center can accommodate events such as wedding receptions, graduation ceremonies to business meetings and trade shows.
The renovated hotel and conference center also contains a traditional Menominee Indian decorating motif, which incorporates everything from the use of earth tones to a large bear statue that signifies the origin story of the tribe.
On February 12, 2015 a grand opening celebration was held to unveil the all-new casino gaming floor at the Menominee Casino Resort. Visitors can expect a dramatic and modern update to the entrance façade, and a number of changes to the casino facility.
Casino floor improvements include a new slot area that will hold 850 slot games, a new table games area including a separate poker room, a new bingo hall connected to the casino, a brand new bar and lounge area, a brand new snack shop, and a new hotel check in area.
The main goal of the renovation is to provide a guest-focused, world-class casino experience by connecting all the features of the establishment: casino, entertainment, meetings, lodging, and events.
This current renovation project is expected to lead to an increase in tourism and stays in the area, benefitting the local economy and area businesses.