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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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  • Restaurants, bars, art galleries and so much more, Stroll along the Milwaukee River all the way down to the beautiful Lake Michigan Lake Front,  more »
  • Although I was on business trip to Milwaukee, I chose my restaurants in third ward area. The reason was that I was able to park my car and walk a bit. The area is very well maintained and I could see ...  more »
  • So nice to see inner city revitalization bringing back the charm of how the area was originally built, decorated etc. Many, many shops, restaurants, art galleries, retail etc.  more »

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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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