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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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  • Fun area to walk around and browse. Many fine places to eat and drink- all with their unique style and delicious. Great places for cocktails, breakfast lunch or dinner. There are a variety of shops - ...  more »
  • The Third Ward is a must-see location in Milwaukee. It has various activities ranging from a painting bar to hot new restaurants, a theater to a nail salon. The space feels safe and well-maintained, a...  more »
  • Unique gentrified warehouse district. Plenty of boutiques, bars/brewhouses, restaurants, Milwaukee Market, river tour in the summer. Near Milwaukee's Festival grounds, where every weekend in the summe...  more »