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Famed high wire artist Wallenda to attempt longest walk ever at State Fair

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A unique kind of headliner was announced bright and early this morning for the Wisconsin State Fair, as the festival announced famed high wire artist Nik Wallenda will attempt his longest walk ever at the State Fair.

Fun Finds in Milwaukee

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.

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USA Powerlifting High School National Championships this weekend

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


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USA Powerlifting High School National Championships this weekend

Teams from around the country to compete 3/27-29

MILWAUKEE – March 24, 2015 – More than 360 high school powerlifters and up to 900 spectators per day are expected at the USA Powerlifting High School National Championships at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport March 27-29.

Hosted by the Wisconsin High School Powerlifting Association (WHSPA), the event will attract teams from Milwaukee to Los Angeles and from around the country.During the competition, scoring is done within weight classes for girls and boys and involves the combined total of the highest achieved attempt of each of the three lifts: squat, bench and deadlift. 

A unique combination of determination and strength, the sport of powerlifting provides the opportunity to become more confident at an individual activity, while still contributing team points.  

Many of the top finishers in this competition will receive a nomination to the national sub-junior team, which will compete in Prague, Czech Republic at the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in September. Last season, Wisconsin contributed eight team members to the national team. At least one member of the national team coaching staff is also from Wisconsin. 

In 2013, the WHSPA submitted a bid to host this event in Milwaukee and was thrilled to win out over Orlando.  The goal of the WHSPA was to bring the competition back to the north and utilize an experienced event crew that has ran 50+ powerlifting competitions in the Milwaukee and Racine area over the past 30 years. 

The event is open to the public. Daily admission fees run from $8-$12 and weekend passes are available. For more information on the WHSPA and to experience high school powerlifting at its best,see:

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