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War Memorial Center, Milwaukee

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Honoring The Fallen …

Dedicated on Veterans Day 1957 and designated a Milwaukee Landmark in 1974, The War Memorial Center is the stunning architectural achievement of renowned Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose work also included the St. Louis Gateway Arch, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Most importantly, Saarinen’s design and the memorials throughout the facility stand as a lasting testament to those who lost their lives defending the freedoms that we all cherish.

Serving the Living …

In addition to standing as a testament to those whose made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the War Memorial Center’s is also a premier location for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, formal banquets and business meetings of all kinds.

If you would like to explore hosting your event at the Center, please visit our web site at http://warmemorialcenter.org/
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  • If you're visiting the adjacent Milwaukee Art Museum and walking the lakefront, swing by the lower level of the War Memorial for some small displays with items from conflicts in the past... 
    If you're visiting the adjacent Milwaukee Art Museum and walking the lakefront, swing by the lower level of the War Memorial for some small displays with items from conflicts in the past...  more »
  • My husband and I visited this expecting, well, something to see. Nope. The eternal flame and flag pole was pretty much all there was along with office space. Not a fitting memorial to vets by any... 
    My husband and I visited this expecting, well, something to see. Nope. The eternal flame and flag pole was pretty much all there was along with office space. Not a fitting memorial to vets by any...  more »
  • Great weather definitely a plus but the Fitch Plaza was a wonderful lakeside venue for wedding. Picturesque!!! The environment was perfect for a fun & private event. 
    Great weather definitely a plus but the Fitch Plaza was a wonderful lakeside venue for wedding. Picturesque!!! The environment was perfect for a fun & private event.  more »
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  • Milwaukee's Finest....Museum! place all in all and a great museum. Nice connection of contemporary art work. Strong permanent collection and goods traveling exhibits. Modern collection is good. Interesting building design that allows light in which can be precious in this part of the world. Good giftshop and easy accessibility throughout the facilities. The building is right on the water which makes it a bit remote to get to...but dramatic once you are there. The museum is nearby other civic venues. Make sure to check hours and protocols due to coronavirus considerations.
  • Fabulous place to have an event especially during the fireworks! We had the best time ever seeing the fireworks from the top deck which was by far the best vantage point of anywhere in the city!
  • A wonderful memorial and museum to visit during a walk along the lake. A spiritual place to visit and pay respects.
  • The War Memorial is important to me as a veteran and also for other reasons. I was homeless from June 2003 until Dec 2015 and when I "camped" downtown(esp in the colder months)I used to warm-up very early mornings after rising up from my "camp" near the lakefront. Now I am no longer homeless and don`t stay by the lakefront so if I visit the W.M. it is as a tourist only. The new displays in the gallery are very poignant and meaningful! God bless the W.M. and all it means and for giving me the "extra" help when I needed it.
  • A great place very eye-opening as well as educational a must-see for all ages.

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