Milwaukee Things to Do

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  • 1. Milwaukee Art Museum

    We didn't really have the time to visit the museum exhibits since our main destination on our short weekend tour was at Italian Festival, but as we arrived in Milwaukee and drove through the downtown...

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  • 2. Milwaukee Public Museum

    This is a nice museum with a really good IMAX/planetarium theater too. My only complaint is almost nothing in it has changed in the last 30 years, but you...

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  • 3. The Domes - Mitchell Park Conservatory

    This is a great thing to do in winter when you'd rather be in the tropics. There is a tropical dome where you can see cocoa, vanilla, bananas and probably other...

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  • 4. Best Place in the Pabst Brewery

    In the old guest beer hall/visitor centre of the historic Pabst Brewery is the "Best Place," named after another Pabst figure. The building is one of several in...

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  • 5. Milwaukee Public Market

    Milwaukee has a nice, lively public market just south of downtown at the northern end of the Historic Third Ward. It has shopping for food of all sorts, crafts,...

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  • 6. Milwaukee Public Museum

    Milwaukee has an interesting museum of history and natural history, with a collection of animal skeletons, plants, labs with microscopes that visitors can use,...

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  • 7. Milwaukee City Hall

    Milwaukee has a city hall that is not only magnificent but rather unique. It is in a variation of the Germanic Flemish Renaissance Revival style that is similar...

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  • 8. Big Churches - St. Josaphat's Basilica (1901)

    This is the big domed church that you pass when you are on I-94 heading south from downtown. In May 2013, I attended a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert...

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  • 9. Charles Allis Museum

    Charles Allis was the early 20th century heir of the industrial firm that later became Allis-Chalmers. He sunk his money into this north side Milwaukee mansion,...

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  • 10. Summertime

    Milwaukee summers are like no other. Having lived in Wisconsin my whole life, I can understand why. The cold definitely keeps people in, to be honest, there's...

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  • 11. Irishfest! And other fests...

    Just about every weekend in the summer in Milwaukee, there's a fantastic festival on the Summerfest grounds. My personal favorite is Irish Fest, but there's...

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  • 12. Hogs

    You can hear the rumble...that distinctive Harley sound.Take a visit to the Harley Davidson plant on Capitol Dr in Wauwatosa, WI...as far as manufacturing tours...

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  • 13. Historic Third Ward

    This was a nice journey through streets of a turn-of-the-century neighborhood. Alot of historic buildings and architecture.I loved it. Since I am not from here...

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  • 14. "Ferry Across Lake Michigan To Muskegon, MI"

    If you have a day or two to spare, take the Lake Express from Milwaukee to Muskegon. This is a ferry, so you can bring your car too. It holds 46 vehicles, and...

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  • 15. "See Your Favorite Bands Play Live At Summerfest!"

    Summerfest is a two week bash set by Milwaukee's lakefront. They have amusement rides, and concession stands that are based around several different stages that...

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  • 16. The Rep

    The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, or better known as the Rep, has been around since the 1950's. The Rep has shows at different locations throughout the year,...

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  • 17. Ferch's Frozen Custard -- Greendale, WI

    Ferch's Frozen Custard in Greendale, Wisconsin.Fabulous 'marble top creamery' frozen custard, made to order from a great variety of flavors and fillings. And...

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  • 18. Summerfest Music Festival

    One of the largest music festivals in the world. Eleven fun filled packed days of music, food and beverages. Artists from all over the world come to play in...

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  • 19. Take a Walk Along the River

    To show you just how much I didn't know about Milwaukee. I never realized that a river ran through the downtown area. Much like Chicago which has the Chicago...

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  • 20. Lakefront Brewery Tour

    As Milwaukee has the reputation of being a "brewing" city and has the nickname of Cream City, it is no surprise that beer is a large part of the culture and...

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  • 21. The Polar Bear Plunge!

    This is an annual tradition in many cold climates around the world. In Milwaukee, it's held at Bradford beach at noon on New Year's Day. I did it for the first...

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  • 22. See a Movie @ the Oriental Theater

    This 75 year old theater is a gem in the crown of Milwaukee's hip & trendy East Side. Milwaukee's only living "Movie Palace," the building was built in the 20's...

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  • 23. Take a trip up (or down) the river!

    Get a great overview of the downtown Milwaukee area including the lakefront by going on a boat tour with Riverwalk Boat Tours out of Pere Marquette Park. Open...

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  • 24. Fun Brewery Tour

    The best, funnest beer tour I've taken. It's $6 for the tour, but you get in return a tour, 4 8 ounce samples, a pint glass and a coupon for a free beer at one...

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  • 25. Trainfest

    Trainfest is held the second week in November every year at the Expo Center at State Fair Park. Lots of things pass through the Expo Center, but Trainfest is...

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