Trip Planner:   USA  /  Wisconsin  /  Milwaukee  /  War Memorial Center

War Memorial Center, Milwaukee

4.3
#11 of 16 in Museums in Milwaukee
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/
Make War Memorial Center a part of your Milwaukee vacation plans using our Milwaukee trip planner .
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including War Memorial Center
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
War Memorial Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
43 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • I visited the Memorial Center on a rainy Thursday morning. There were no other visitors. I spent about an hour in the Center looking at the memorials inside and outside the building. I was impressed b...  more »
  • initially I think it's like a museum, but we find out that just has very little exhibit in the lower level, not much to see, a bit disappointed,  more »
  • The location of the memorial is very appropriate. Located overlooking Lake Michigan and next to the historic art museum; the war memorial is a legacy for all. It is great for weddings and unique meeti...  more »
Google
  • Had my wedding here in June. The staff is amazing and helpful! They answered any and all questions. They are super knowledgeable about the wedding vendors in Milwaukee and even helped us find our other vendors. They were so flexible the day of our wedding and made everything seem effortless! The event space itself is beautiful. The newly renovated ballroom is perfect. Fitch plaza has a great view of Lake Michigan and is perfect in the summer! Would recommend to anyone getting married in Milwaukee!
  • Great place to reflect on sacrifice. Great view of downtown and Lake Michigan. Go to the third floor and see vintage war posters on the walls, and if you enter from the ground floor there's a great display of hand carved soldiers in period uniforms. You can read about Douglas McArthur and his ties to Milwaukee, as well as view a large model of a PT 105. It's worth the trip downtown and it's free!
  • The War Memorial Center is dedicated in honoring the men and women who have given their lives since WWII. It is a beautiful building along Milwaukee's Lakefront which also includes an outside memorial to Vietnam and an Eternal Flame to honor all.
  • As a Veteran, this is an awesome place to visit and see a piece of the Twin Towers from 9-11.
  • Excellent place to walk thru and learn some history. Scenic views of Lake Michigan in the back
Places to stay near War Memorial Center

Plan your trip to Milwaukee

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Milwaukee

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Milwaukee

3.5
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Milwaukee

4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Milwaukee

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Breweries & Distilleries in Milwaukee

4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Milwaukee

4.6
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Plans to War Memorial Center by other users

43 days in United States, Niagara Falls & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, extra fast, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Extra fast 36 days in Southeast Wisconsin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Chicago & Bengaluru BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in Chicago & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Chicago & New York City BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, culture, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Chicago, Boston & New York City BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Milwaukee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Milwaukee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 50 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Mundelein & Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Wisconsin BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, culture, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Southeast Wisconsin BY A USER FROM HUNGARY July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans