Rediscover Milwaukee neighborhoods with GeoTour
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Don’t be scared away by the high-tech sounding name. Geocaching is just one big scavenger hunt, and it’s easy enough for all ages to partake. Already attracting more than 5 million participants around the world, this treasure-hunt meets hide-and-go-seek pastime just got more interesting and more accessible for Milwaukeeans.
Visit Milwaukee launches geocache tour
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Visit Milwaukee is launching a new geocaching tour designed to show off the city as part of National Tourism Week, it said Tuesday in a news release.
VISIT Milwaukee Launches Geocaching GeoTour
As part of National Tourism Week, VISIT Milwaukee launched a geocaching GeoTour called "Discover Milwaukee's Neighborhoods."
Milwaukee a major museum destination
Friday, May 03, 2013
On most vacations, museums are held in reserve as rainy day destinations.
When planning a visit to Milwaukee, though, museums should be at the top of the list no matter what the weather.
IndyFest Rumbles in to the Milwaukee Mile
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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IndyFest Rumbles in to the Milwaukee Mile
This action-packed two-day festival will feature live music, family activities and more!
MILWAUKEE – May 22, 2013 – The Milwaukee IndyFest brings the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and Pro Mazda Championship to the Milwaukee Mile for another year of fast cars, great music and family fun! On Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, visit the longest continually operating speedway in the world, the Milwaukee Mile, for an unforgettable time.
Activities begin on Thursday night with the Milwaukee IndyFest Street Party, hosted by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, complete with live music, food vendors and local entertainment for everyone to enjoy! There will also be autograph sessions with the drivers and vintage cars on display.
On Friday and Saturday, IndyFest has everything a racing fan would love and more! Cool off and relax at the Coors Light Music & Beer Garden where each day there will be live music beginning at 10 a.m., including the MarchFourth Marching Band, a world-renowned band that plays everything from funk, rock and jazz combined with stilt-acrobatics! On Friday, fans can also participate in the Milwaukee IndyFest Pit Stop Challenge to test out their pit crew skills against friends for some friendly competition. Later in the evening, you can see the pros duke it out for a chance to win the 2013 Milwaukee IndyFest Pit Stop Challenge Champion title.
The Family Fun Zone has activities for children of all ages throughout the festival. See the racing oval from atop the Ferris wheel, ride the merry-go-round and bump around in the bumper cars. On Saturday, Radio Disney will have two performances where kids can sing, play games, dance and win prizes!
Fans can take part in interactive IndyCar and product displays and live Q&A’s with the drivers at the IZOD IndyCar Fan Village. You can even get the autograph of your favorite driver at the autograph sessions on Saturday!
The Marcus Club, located in the heart of the IZOD IndyCar Series paddock, lets fans take in all of the action from a private viewing platform. This VIP club will feature appearances by members of the legendary open-wheel racing family Michael and Marco Andretti, as well as other IZOD IndyCar Series drivers and legends. Marcus Club members can interact with these stars during exclusive Q&A and autograph sessions.
IndyCars aren’t the only things racing during IndyFest. The inaugural World Championships of Rickshaw Racing takes place all weekend with two qualifying races on Friday and the championship race on Saturday. Featuring some of the best and brightest stars in Rickshaw Racing, this is one event not to be missed!
Make it a weekend in Milwaukee and stay at the stylish InterContinental Milwaukee with a premier on-site restaurant, Kil@Wat. The elegant and sophisticated Pfister Hotel, which houses the largest collection of Victorian artwork of any hotel in the world, is a perfect retreat for an art lover. The art deco Hilton Milwaukee offers a prime location as well as several dining options for after a long day of festivities.
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Tourism generated $2.36 billion in spending in Greater Milwaukee in 2011and supported more than 47,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Potawatomi Bingo Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.
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