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Milwaukee

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Brew City
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition. When Germans first arrived in Milwaukee in the mid-19th century, they set up breweries. Milwaukee became home to four of the world's largest breweries, though today only Miller remains. The city's relationship with beer is far from over, and beer halls, taverns, and brewpubs are abundant--and also rank among the popular places to visit during your trip. Milwaukee also offers those on vacation a collection of diverse museums, numerous green areas, and a lovely waterfront along Lake Michigan. The city's multicultural population has produced an excellent array of ethnic dining options. Add Milwaukee and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States online trip itinerary maker.
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Popular things to do in Milwaukee

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Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Harley-Davidson Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Lakefront Brewery ©
Brewery
Lakefront Brewery
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Milwaukee County Zoo ©
Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoo
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Milwaukee

Six Flags Great America ©
Water Park
Six Flags Great America Gurnee
3.5
Duration: 8 hours
Lake Michigan ©
Water Body
Lake Michigan Illinois
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Government Building
Wisconsin State Capitol Madison
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Garden
Olbrich Botanical Gardens Madison
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Milwaukee

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Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Religious Site
Basilica of St. Josaphat
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Pabst Mansion ©
Historic Site
Pabst Mansion
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Riverwalk
Historic Walking Area
Riverwalk
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
North Point Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
North Point Lighthouse
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Milwaukee

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Miller Brewery Tour ©
Brewery
Miller Brewery Tour
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Great Lakes Distillery ©
Distillery
Great Lakes Distillery
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Milwaukee Brewing Co.
Brewery
Milwaukee Brewing Co.
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Public Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jewish Museum Milwaukee ©
Specialty Museum
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Mitchell Gallery of Flight ©
History Museum
Mitchell Gallery of Flight
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
War Memorial Center ©
History Museum
War Memorial Center
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Milwaukee

Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear ©
History Museum
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Henry Maier Festival Park ©
Park
Henry Maier Festival Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Grohmann Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Grohmann Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
St. Joan of Arc Chapel ©
Religious Site
St. Joan of Arc Chapel
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Milwaukee

Staying in the city center puts you right in the heart of the activity, and means you can take advantage of all the things to do in Milwaukee’s walkable downtown area. Options here include big chain hotels as well as quirky inns. Party animals should sacrifice some sleep to stay close to Milwaukee’s lively bar scene, centered around Water Street. Those who want a little more rest should consider a scenic resort in the greater Milwaukee area; many of these are within easy driving distance of the main attractions.
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