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Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee
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Walk through Historic Third Ward, the city's booming Art and Fashion District in an old warehouse setting. This neighborhood, which features about 10 square blocks listed on the National Register of Historic Places, used to be an Irish immigrant neighborhood full of factories. Today the city has filled these warehouses with hundreds of diverse businesses. The neighborhood has undergone a sort of renaissance, which is evident through its many boutique shops, restaurants, galleries, and hip residential buildings. The architecture alone is worth a look; it ranges from Victorian Gothic style to Art Deco-influenced designs. The area is home to the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Public Market, and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, which attracts many young artistic people and events to the area. To visit Historic Third Ward and other attractions in Milwaukee, use our Milwaukee vacation generator.
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  • Lots of high priced shops that are out of our range or interest. But also we found some quirky affordable shops as a paper store, a boutique Goodwill, etc. so it was worth peeking in store fronts in s...  more »
  • Something more than just food and drink. Shopping experience and something to view with exciting buildings and history. 
  • Love to visit during the holiday season. Beautifully decorated and wonderful places to visit -- restaurants, shops .. even a great Goodwill store!