Glittering on the banks of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee oozes culture, history and a deep love for craft beer and sports. From Victorian architecture to specialty museums and a charming country zoo, Milwaukee has a personality all its own.
Things to do in Milwaukee
Museums in Milwaukee target custom interests, such as motorcycle culture at the riverfront Harley-Davidson Museum. If you’re an art devotee, don’t miss seeing a vast collection of Georgia O'Keeffe paintings at the contemporary Milwaukee Art Museum.
Craft beer defines Milwaukee’s nightlife scene, with breweries offering tastings, live music and jovial brewery tours. Have cheese curd and Bavarian pretzel appetizers with custom lagers at Lakefront Brewery and visit on a Friday night for polka bands and a community fish fry.
Are you a fan of sports? Miller Park is home to the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team and you can tour the ballpark even in the offseason. Kids will enjoy Milwaukee County Zoo, with over 2,000 animals ranging from spotted hyenas to elephants, tigers and emperor sharks.
Admire the architecture in Milwaukee to discover period buildings defining entire neighbourhoods. Stroll Brady Street to marvel at Victorian-Italianate masterpieces and visit the Basilica of St Josaphat to see a fascinating reproduction of St. Peter’s Basilica in Italy. Take a twilight tour of the grand Pabst Mansion, which now houses a museum.
Getting around Milwaukee
A modern Skywalk and tourist trolley connect major attractions in Milwaukee, while rickshaw pedicabs operate in the downtown area. Standard taxis, buses and trains are readily available and you can rent a car at General Mitchell International Airport, about five minutes from the city centre.