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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.

10Best: Bookstores around the USA

Thursday, July 24, 2014

While it's not especially big or old and there are no in-store events, it seemed crucial to include Renaissance due to its location inside Milwaukee's international airport.

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News Releases

VISIT Milwaukee Releases DearMKE Film Featuring MONDO LUCHA!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


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VISIT Milwaukee Releases DearMKE Film Featuring MONDO LUCHA!

The newest film depicts the iconic Milwaukee wrestling event to take place Sept. 5

MILWAUKEE— (Aug 27, 2014) – VISIT Milwaukee has released its tenth DearMKE film on, this time showcasing MONDO LUCHA!. This colorful annual event, featuring High Flyin’ Pro wrestlers, national burlesque acts and musical performances, will take place on Sept. 5th at 8 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall.

The film gives a behind-the-scenes look at MONDO LUCHA!, which co-creator and executive producer Andy Gorzalski describes as a “crazy variety show” and a “Muppet show for adults”. Gorzalski is also a producer at Milwaukee advertising agency Cramer-Krasselt.

The annual event debuted in 2008 and has since become a quintessential, Milwaukee-made extravaganza that features both national and local talent, including this year’s music headliner, Body Futures, a Milwaukee-based band. A leader in the Indy wrestling scene, Milwaukee’s MONDO LUCHA! draws hundreds of people to the Turner Hall Ballroom each year. 

“This is just another great example of how Milwaukee shines through the creative and talented individuals who live and work here,” said Paul Upchurch, president and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee.  “Mondo Lucha! is such a unique event, we felt we needed to capture the story in our DearMKE series.”

The DearMKE film series is a first-ever collaborative project that brings together an all-Milwaukee creative team under the direction of VISIT Milwaukee and Hollywood producer Jack Turner, who grew up in Milwaukee.

DearMKE paints a picture of Milwaukee and its many facets as told through the stories of Milwaukeeans. The project is designed to build Milwaukee’s image, attract new businesses, bring more visitors to town and, of course, build the pride of the individuals who live here.

People can also upload their own pictures and stories to the website.  To see an additional 1,000+ video clips, stories and photos of Milwaukeeans sharing their love and city pride, go to

DearMKE can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Share your Milwaukee pride by tagging Instagram and Twitter images with the hashtag #DearMKE.

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 2013and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, 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

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