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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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  • This is encouraging to see what a city can do to change it's appeal. The 3rd Ward has great restaurants and shops. Definite go see.  more »
  • I took the local trolley ride for $1 and hopped off at the Public Market. The Market was a fun stop full of food vendors, souvenirs, a cheese and wine shop, spices and desserts. Venture out of the mar...  more »
  • Milwaukee's spot for great eats. Fun area to stroll around and find a place for lunch or dinner. Lot's of outdoor s-eating! Fun shops as well.  more »