There is more to do in Milwaukee than you ever imagined! Mil Town is the largest city in Wisconsin and houses some of the finest museum and entertainment venues in the state. Conveniently located near Lake Michigan, this city is perfect for the nature lovers, even during the snowy winter months! Celebrate the past while looking towards the future at some of these great attractions.
Discover Discovery World
at Pier Wisconsin. A sprawling science museum, Discovery World is fun for the whole family. Learn through interactive science, theaters, learning labs, freshwater and technology exhibits and attractions. Right by the Great Lakes, this museum also features fresh and salt-water aquariums. See native wildlife from the Lake as well as exotic tropical wildlife from the Caribbean.
Address: 500 N Harbor Dr Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 765-9966
A small museum located on the campus of Marquette University, Haggerty Museum of Art
has some of the finest Old Master paintings in Wisconsin. The collection numbers more than 4,500 works, including pieces by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. This free museum houses both permanent and traveling exhibits and attractions.
Address: 13th and Clybourn Sts. Milwaukee, WI - MAP
Phone: (414) 288-1669
Fans of advertising and graphic design will not want to miss The Eisner American Museum of Advertising & Design
. Located in the Historic Third Ward, this museum is dedicated to the memory of famous designer and advertising entrepreneur William F. Eisner. Exhibits and attractions include billboards, architecture, industrial and product design.
Address: 208 N Water St Milwaukee, WI 53202 - MAP
Phone: (414) 847-3290
Bring your inner animal out at the Milwaukee County Zoo
. This zoo began as a humble miniature mammal and bird attraction in 1892, and has grown to its current size of 2,275 animals representing 330 different species. African Lions, Amur Tigers and North American Black Bears, oh my! The zoo is also a site for shows, workshops, holiday celebrations and concerts.
Address: 10001 West Blue Mound Road Milwaukee, WI 53226 - MAP
Phone: (414) 256-5412
A not-for-profit organization, the Pettit National Ice Center
offers public skating as well as lessons in figure skating, hockey and speed skating, as well as the only indoor run/walk track with a Zamboni Crossing sign. This center is an official US Olympic Training Site, and the only indoor sea-level oval in the US available to our country's athletes.
Address: 500 S. 84th St. Milwaukee, WI - MAP
Phone: (414) 266-0100
Located an hour outside of Milwaukee, The Fireside Dinner Theatre
is worth the trip. Fireside is Wisconsin's only Actor's Equity dinner theater and has been showcasing plays and musicals for almost 50 years. Enjoy award-winning cuisine while you experience an evening with one of the best professional theater shows that Wisconsin has to offer. And don't forget to check out attractions and merchandise at the unique gift shops!
Address: 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 - MAP
Phone: (920) 563-9505
Beer lovers will want to stop by this local microbrewery. Lakefront Brewery
offers daily hour-long tours for $7.00. At this attraction, you'll learn about the beer-making process and sample four tap beers for free with admission. Leave your tour with a commemorative Souvenir Pint Glass. Since 1987, Lakefront has specialized in handmade brews including Riverwest Stein, Eastside Dark, Klisch Pilsner and Organic Extra Special Bitters.
Address: 1872 N Commerce St Milwaukee, WI 53212 - MAP
Phone: (414) 372-8800
Break out your bathing suits and head to popular Bradford Beach
during the warm months. Located along the Lake Michigan shoreline, this beach is just north of downtown Milwaukee. Try your hand at windsurfing or kitesurfing. If the water is too cold for you, join in a game of beach volleyball or sand rugby. This beach attraction is a little oasis in an urban landscape!
Address: 2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr Milwaukee, WI 53211 - MAP
Phone: (414) 962-8809
Enjoy a concert attraction or variety show at the historic Pabst Theater
, located in Milwaukee's theater district. Affectionately known as the "Grand Olde Lady," Pabst is the fourth-oldest continuously operated theater in the US. This indoor theater was built in 1895, and has hosted many famous, classical artists as well as popular modern performers.
Address: 144 E. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI - MAP
Phone: (414) 286-3663