Milwaukee February 14, 2018
10 Absolutely Amazing Places To Visit In Milwaukee
Visiting Milwaukee is like visiting a whole other world. From our blue-collar-brewery roots to our booming arts district, it’s easy to get lost in it all. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views or an experience that you just can’t find elsewhere, these ten spots in Milwaukee need to be first on your list.
1. Holy Hill
This breathtaking national landmark is located just 30 miles north of Milwaukee, but more than worth the visit! The sacred shrine at the top of the hill is arguably the best spot for incredible views of Milwaukee, which makes sense since it’s the highest point of elevation in this part of the state.
2. Milwaukee Art Museum
Our art museum isn’t just full of art, the building is art in itself. The wings on the Calatrava move twice a day, and it’s as beautiful as all of the permanent and ever-changing exhibits inside. Pro tip: every first Thursday of the month is free!
3. Discovery World
This hands-on science and technology museum is fun for the whole family. They offer an aquarium, a Tall Ship, and many interactive exhibits. Whether you want to learn about local science like how we keep our Great Lakes clean, or something to inspire your little one to be a true innovator, this lakefront attraction is the place to be.
4. Lakeshore State Park
Speaking of the lakefront, there’s no better place to experience the shores of Lake Michigan than Lakeshore State Park. Within the 22-acre park is a 1.7-mile trail that connects the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf trails. Lakeshore Bridge connects the park to downtown and is arguably one of the best spots to see the Milwaukee skyline.
5. The Mitchell Park Domes
The Domes are a true Milwaukee treasure. This spot is one of the few places where it feels like summer all year long! The Domes consist of three different climate-controlled domes: Tropical, Desert, and Floral.
6. Miller Park
Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, Miller Park is a sight to be seen, and Brewers games are fun for everyone. Here in Milwaukee, we prefer to tailgate in the parking lot for hours on end before the game rather than showing up on time. If none of this appeals you, the roof opens and closes! What other baseball stadium moves?
7. Lakefront Brewery
Brew City is the beer capital of the world, and that means we’re full of breweries. That being said, Lakefront’s tour and Friday fish fry are some of the cities best. If you’re only going to do one brewery tour, let this be it.
8. Historic Third Ward
The Historic Third Ward is home to Milwaukee’s art’s and fashion district. This area of downtown is the best place to shop, experience fine dining, or see a show, all the while being surrounded by the cities richest history. If you enjoy the finer things in life, the Third Ward is your go-to.
9. Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
This cocktail lounge is the oldest in Milwaukee, and quite possibly the entire state. Bryant’s has been serving up elegant cocktails since 1938 and is going strong today! Feel free to ask your bartender for recommendations; they know what they’re talking about, and you're sure to have a drink unlike any you've ever had.
10. Bugsy's Back Alley Speakeasy
This hidden speakeasy might not be easy to find, but once you’re in you’ll feel like you’re in a completely different era! If you’re looking to step out of this decade, dress to the nines, and dance the night away, Bugsy’s is your top choice. We’ll even let you in on it’s location
Of course, these are just a handful of the amazing places to visit in Milwaukee and the surrounding area. What would top your list? Let us know in the comments below!