Milwaukee November 24, 2017
10 Iconic Places Every True Milwaukeean Will Instantly Recognize
Milwaukee is arguably one of the most underrated cities in America, and once you live here you’ll soon get familiar with all of its iconic landmarks. There are plenty of awesome spots in Brew City, but these stick out beyond the rest. Here are the ten most iconic places that are instantly recognized as “Milwaukee”.
1. Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum is arguably the most well-known piece of architecture in our city. The wings on the "Calatrava" move every day, and this beautiful building is full of art, but the whole structure is truly art in itself. When people think of MKE, there's a good chance they're thinking of these wings.
2. Bradford Beach
If you've lived in Milwaukee for any period of time, you've spent a hot summer day at Bradford Beach. With beach volleyball, a custard stand, and Lake Michigan, you can't go wrong.
3. Mitchell Park Domes
The Domes have a special place in a Milwaukeeans heart. In school, you've probably went on a field trip here once or twice, and as an adult you may have even had a friend get married here. These domes are a part of Milwaukee, and it proves true since they were threatened to close a few years ago, but are still open!
4. City Hall
This one might be a little obvious, but our City Hall is unlike any other. Every city has a city hall, but Milwaukee's is iconic. When it was built in 1895, it was the tallest building in all of the U.S.!
5. Discovery World
Discovery World tops off our city skyline. The circular building is easy to spot, and it somehow pulls everything together. Not only that, but we've all had a ton of fun in here, seeing as it's an interactive science museum!
6. Lake Park
Most of us know Lake Park for being swarmed with people playing
Pokemon Go last year, but this park has been around for awhile. There's no better place for amazing views of the lake.
7. The Riverwalk
is hard to miss, since it runs through some of the most populated spots of the city. It's a great place to learn all about Milwaukee, take in some great views of the river, and learn some history about the city.
8. Pierhead Lighthouse
Not many Milwaukeeans will be able to tell you the name of this lighthouse, but we've all walked upon the path behind Summerfest, under the Hoan bridge, and past the fishermen to get to it and stare out onto the horizon.
9. Black Cat Alley
This street alley art gallery on the east side is a popular photo-op for any Milwaukeean. Whether you've strolled by the amazing art, taken a photo, or been upset over the vandalism that's happened, you know and love Black Cat Alley.
10. Allen Bradley Clock Tower
This clock is the largest face clock in the country, and was the largest in the world for a long time. We all know someone who has worked for Allen Bradley at some point in time, and the south side just wouldn't be complete without it. It even tells us how cold outside it is, too!
What other places in The Good Land do you instantly recognize? Let us know in the comments below!