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Pair your cocktail with pears

Friday, September 19, 2014

The coming of fall is a bit easier to swallow with the wonderful shift in seasonal flavors. Ephemeral pears stand out, with their subtle flavor and intense juiciness. Chefs share their passions for pear cocktails with us.

Four Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways

Monday, August 25, 2014

It’s not too late to get out of Chicago for the holiday this weekend.

World’s largest celebration of the Irish culture

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It’s been called the world’s largest celebration of Irish culture, food and music and it takes place right across the big lake. August 14-17 they’re celebrating Irish Fest in downtown Milwaukee.

Harley-Davidson Museum

Monday, August 11, 2014

It’s the most popular tourist destination in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for good reason. The Harley-Davidson Museum is a place of interest for people that have never even considered sitting on a motorcycle.

Want to Experience Peace? Go Kayaking #visitmke

Thursday, August 07, 2014

I’m finding it quite odd that most of the things that are on my short list of things to get my adrenaline going, I usually end up doing because of this blog. Not because I plan for it, but because one day, someone emails me and says, “Hey, you want to go kayaking?” and before my conservative side can kick in, I reply with a resounding “YES,” and just like that, I’ve signed up to traverse a river in nothing but a plastic kayak, and the guidance of someone who has done this before. That’s how I found myself at the riverbank at the Milwaukee Kayak Company.

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Milwaukee to Host NCAA “March Madness” in 2017

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


For more information contact:

Katy Deardorff, Communications Manager
VISIT Milwaukee
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Milwaukee to Host NCAA “March Madness” in 2017

After 2014 success, BMO Harris Bradley Center to host first and second rounds

MILWAUKEE – (Nov. 18, 2014) – Marquette University and the BMO Harris Bradley Center will once again serve as hosts of March Madness in 2017, when the city welcomes eight of the 64 teams in the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

“There are few, if any, sporting events as magical as March Madness,” said Marquette University Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl. “As a community and an institution, we should all take great pride in being selected to host a portion of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament in 2017.”

Fans from all over the country will head to Milwaukee March 16 & 18 to support their teams as they look to advance to the Sweet 16. Visitors, as well as local and regional NCAA fans attending the games, will find the city offers plenty of off-court action during tournament time as well, resulting in impressive economic impact for the Greater Milwaukee area.

Referring to this year’s NCAA rounds in Milwaukee, Steve Costello, president & CEO of the BMO Harris Bradley Center, commented, "We were pleased to partner with Marquette University and VISIT Milwaukee on this successful effort in 2014, and we look forward to working with them and the NCAA to bring the excitement and significant economic impact back to Downtown Milwaukee.”

With over 18,000 attendees expected daily, economic impact in the city in the areas of lodging, transportation, food and beverage, retail and recreation is estimated at $6.6 million.

“The NCAA Tournament is a great way to showcase Milwaukee to the thousands of basketball fans who will return to our city in 2017,” said Paul Upchurch, president & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee. “The fact that our city was selected again is a true testament to the phenomenal fan experience in Milwaukee.”

For more information regarding the NCAA tournament, please visit

About VISIT Milwaukee
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. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013 and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & 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


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