Welcome to Milwaukee
Here’s the thing about Milwaukee: it’s cool, but most people don’t think of it when deciding where to book a weekend getaway. It’s often edged out by Chicago or New York, but Milwaukee is well worth a spot on your travel itinerary. The city’s reputation as a working man's town of brewskis, bowling alleys and polka halls still persists. But attractions like the Calatrava-designed art museum, bad-ass Harley-Davidson... Read More
Top experiences in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Sightseeing City Tour
The 3 hour tour begins in front of Milwaukee's beautiful City Hall, the tallest habitable building in the world when it was completed! Next up is a short walk to see the Pabst Theater and a photo opportunity with the "Bronze Fonz." From here you will hop in the bus and begin the driving portion of the tour. You will see the Milwaukee Museum Mile and the East Side. You will also view the beautiful mansions that line the cliff above Lake Michigan. The first stop on the tour is a chance to enjoy Lake Park and the North Point Lighthouse. You continue on with a drive along Lake Michigan and a 10-minute stop at the Milwaukee Art Museum. From here you travel through the Third Ward and Walker's Point neighborhoods and stop for cheese samples at the Clock Shadow Creamery. The final stop is a 30-minute private tour and tasting at Lakefront Brewery. Each guest will leave the brewery with a souvenir pint glass or key-chain with a bottle opener on it. After the brewery you return to City Hall and conclude the tour.
Milwaukee Sightseeing Bus Tour
Catch the bus at one of 11 hotels or attractions designated as pick up stops in downtown Milwaukee. Your time on the bus will be fully narrated by a Milwaukee expert ready to show you the city! During your time on the tour bus, you may stay on the bus and take the 60 minute, fully narrated tour in its entirely, or you may exit the bus at one of the scheduled stops and reboard at a later time. The bus runs on a 60 minute loop and will therefore be back at the location 60 minutes after you depart the bus. Designated Hop On Hop Off locations include: :00 The Pfister Hotel (Wisconsin Ave entrance) :05 Hilton City Center near the Convention Center and Grand Avenue :11 Hyatt Regency Hotel near Milwaukee City Hall, Red Arrow Park, Pabst Theater, Cathedral Square :18 O'Donnell Park / Milwaukee Art Museum (meet at the orange sculpture in O'Donnell ParkNearby points of interest include: Discovery World, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Lakeshore State Park, Henry Maier Festival Park (aka. Summerfest grounds), Juneau Park, Colectivo at the Lake, Bradford Beach, Northpoint Custard :26 Brady Street in front of St. Hedwigs Church / across from Sciortino's BakeryHop off to enjoy numerous restaurants, Italian bakeries and delis, and boutiques! :30 Lakefront Brewery - if desired, hop off here to check out the brewery, take a tour or enjoy a cold brew! :35 Old World 3rd Street in front of Mader's RestaurantNearby points of interest include: numerous restaurants, German cheese, sausage and spices shops, Edelweiss Boat Launch, Pere Marquette Park, Milwaukee County Historical Society, BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee Theater, UWM Panther Arena, Milwaukee Courthouse, Milwaukee Public Museum :42 Harley-Davidson Museum - if desired, hop off here to explore the Museum! :44 Iron Horse HotelNearby points of interest include: Milwaukee Intermodel Station, Great Lakes Distillery, Lost Valley Cider Co. :48 Walkers Point across from Purple Door Ice CreamNearby points of interest include: numerous restaurants and antique shops :52 Milwaukee Public Market in the Historic Third WardMeeting point is on the corner of Water St. & St. Paul AvenueHop off to enjoy numerous restaurants, eateries and boutiques!
Chicago Day Trip from Milwaukee by Train
Come experience Chicago for an amazing day of sightseeing many famous attractions. You can admire breathtaking views of up to 50 miles on the Skydeck Chicago. Look straight down to the streets of Chicago far below from the Ledge, a glass floor balcony only 1.5 inches thick. High-speed elevators zip you to the top at 1600 feet (488 meters) per minute. Explore Chicago with interactive touch-screen activities and exhibits and learn how Willis Tower went from a dream to world icon in the 9-minute movie Reaching for the Sky. Your ticket includes Fast Pass admission to the Skydeck’s 360-degree views and the Ledge glass floor balcony.The tour the continues on to Michigan Avenue Bridge, the Art Institute, Millennium Park, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Maggie Daley Park, Sheraton Hotel, Navy Pier, The Magnificent Mile, The Water Tower, 360 Chicago, and a stop at Hard Rock Cafe in the River North neighborhood.
Luxembourg American Cultural Society and Center
Tucked away along the shores of Lake Michigan, halfway between Milwaukee and Sheboygan, lies the small town of Belgium, WI. Home to less than 2,000 inhabitants and dozens of small farms, the area has a rich history of European immigration and cultural diversity dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. Although many Germans, French, and Swiss made it to the shores of the lake during this golden age of American expansion and immigration, it was the tiny duchy of Luxembourg that looms large to many of the residents of this small Wisconsin town. The Cultural Center offers you an intimate opportunity to learn more about one of Europe's smallest nations and the people who called it their home. See exhibits explaining the way of life many of these people left behind and why they were so desperate to build new ones in the American midwest. Find out what this new life was like along the shores of the Lake Michigan and how the communities and culture these people built impact the town today. If you are of Luxembourger decent, you can investigate at the research library and try to match your family lineage to records dating back to the 1640s.The Museum is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and by appointment during normal business hours the rest of the week.
Walking Photography Tour of Milwaukee
After meeting up in the historic Third Ward, your guide will lead you on a 2-hour, approximately 1-mile walking tour through Milwaukee. Throughout your tour, your guide will focus not only on pointing out some of the great sites of the city, but also on teaching you tips and techniques to taking more creative photographs. Learn about photo composition and the historical background of the city all at the same time.You will great sites, such as the Milwaukee Public Market, Wisconsin Avenue, the Art Museum and, of course, the lakefront. Each participant will receive a map highlighting some of the best photo opportunities on the route. Although this tour doesn’t focus on food, you will make a stop for some tasty chocolate along the way.
Culinary Tour of Milwaukee's Third Ward on a Party Bike
Pedal along on a food tour of the historic third ward, stopping at five eateries to sample their signature dish. Taste Milwaukee's finest pizza and other main courses, as well as desserts like uniquely flavored ice cream or chocolate truffles. As you ride between restaurants, learn about the people, events, and architecture that make the Historic Third Ward the epicenter of Milwaukee’s downtown. Please note: All food and restaurant tips are included with your tour. Book any number of tickets, from 1-12.