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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

If you’re in Milwaukee, you’re going to need to get your appetite ready.

The folks in Brew City, known for Friday fish fries and beer, among other things, eat and drink very well. So it’s no surprise that on a recent visit eating and drinking took up about 75 percent of our outings. 

VISIT Milwaukee launches new tourism website for Wauwatosa

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

VISIT Milwaukee launched a new tourism website,, for its strategic partner Wauwatosa. The new website helps to centralize visitor information for travelers looking to discover Wauwatosa and highlights the city's shopping, culinary experiences, sports and recreation, and the charming historic Village district.

New meeting planning approaches emerge from Great Recession

Monday, February 09, 2015

While the corporate event planning industry has significantly rebounded since trudging through the Great Recession, the sector has not completely surfaced from the economic downturn.

Visit Milwaukee taps beer tourism in new video

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The fifth film in Visit Milwaukee's promotional series features taps, toasts and smiles to promote beer tourism and the industry's long history in the city.

American football: Why it’s worth taking a holiday for

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A word too for Milwaukee, which is the (American) definition of “neat”. There’s no football team in the city, but it’s a good stop if you’re on your way to see the Green Bay Packers a couple of hours up the road.

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Steampunk Winter Fun at Geneva Steam Midwinter Carnival March 6-8

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


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Steampunk Winter Fun at Geneva Steam Midwinter Carnival March 6-8

MILWAUKEE– (February 25, 2015) – Steampunk meets winter fun at the first annual Geneva Steam Midwinter Carnival to be held at the scenic Grand Geneva Hotel in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin the weekend of March 6-8.

Steampunk fans created this lively winter event to celebrate the genre and introduce it to a new audience. The public is invited to come join in the fun of indoor and outdoor games, cardboard toboggan run, skiing and other winter activities, while learning more about Steampunk and its colorful costuming and character development from representatives of local groups. Make-and-take art is on offer, along with vendors selling Steampunk costumes, accessories and trinkets.

A highlight of the carnival is the Grand Ball on Saturday night, March 7, which will featureDead Man's Carnival from Milwaukee performing electro-swing music, side show acts, juggling, magic, dance and more.

Geneva Steam welcomes fans already into Steampunk, along with those who are curious to check it out and experience the fun and frivolity of this eclectic hobby, all in the beautiful winter setting of the Grand Geneva Hotel.

For more information and a list of daily activities, see:

About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 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 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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