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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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  • Really lovely, quaint area with a real tie to the past. The area along the river is particularly nice. 
  • I love the Third Ward. There are shops at all price points, great dining, usually plenty of parking if you don't mind walking a block or two, and many events going on in the area. It's safe and very w...  more »
  • The Historic Third Ward is one of the best places to hang out with friends in Milwaukee. Whether you're looking for coffee, food, or unique shopping during the day, or bars and clubs at night, it is k...  more »