History & Architecture

A city with an expansive and diverse heritage, Milwaukee has a rich history just waiting to be explored. Dedication and commitment to preservation and revitalization means many of the city's favorite buildings are still in use today, some as museums and some as office buildings, restaurants, shops and more. You'll experience Milwaukee's vibrant history wherever you go in the city, but check out these spots to learn more.

Video: Imagine Milwaukee

Experience a unique blend of old world charm and new world vigor in Milwaukee.…

Experience a unique blend of old world charm and new world vigor in Milwaukee.

James Beard Foundation Awards

Milwaukeeans have always known that our restaurants have something special, but you don’t have to take local…

Milwaukeeans have always known that our restaurants have something special, but you don’t have to take locals’ word for it – just ask James Beard! You’ll get a taste of some of Milwaukee’s best when you visit these restaurants recognized by the Restaurant and Chef Awards Committee for the James Beard Foundation Awards.

Blast from the Past

The heritage of Blatz, Pabst, Schlitz and Miller helped to shape our city. Delve deeper into Milwaukee’s bre…

The heritage of Blatz, Pabst, Schlitz and Miller helped to shape our city. Delve deeper into Milwaukee’s brewing heritage at these local icons.

Other Interests

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Aerial Milwaukee

See the city from a whole new perspective.

City of Festivals

Come celebrate in the City of Festivals! From street festivals to the world’s largest music festival, brew fests and ethnic festivals, there’s always a party going…

Sobelman’s Bloody Mary

Owner Dave Sobelman creates the famous Sobelman's Bloody Mary!

S/V Denis Sullivan

Set sail on Wisconsin’s flagship the Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan!

Things to Do

Spend a carefree weekend without spending a fortune. No matter what you're looking to do, experience, or enjoy ---- you'll find it easy in Milwaukee. Visit…

Dining

A world of culinary traditions, farm-to-table, small plates, pub food to fine dinning — see why we're known for our vibrant restaurant scene. Visit Milwaukee. You'll…

Visiting the Pfister Hotel

Take a look inside the iconic Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI with Chief Concierge, Peter Mortensen.

Milwaukee Kayak Co. Timelapse

Take a virtual tour with VISIT Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Kayak Company through downtown Milwaukee, then get out there and experience it for yourself!

Tosa Farmers Market

Check out a snapshot of the Tosa Farmers Market, then head 20 minutes west of Milwaukee to Wauwatosa every Saturday early summer through fall!

Milwaukee Art Museum

Come and see the newly redesigned galleries at the Milwaukee Art Museum, with 1,000 new works on display!

Gaming at Potawatomi

Check out gaming and fun at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino!

See Marquette’s St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Visit the Marquette University campus, home to the oldest church in the U.S., the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The legendary chapel was built more than…

While You’re Here

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