The Blog

 

Our blog is a digital compass that guides you through the experiences, stories, and insights that make Milwaukee truly special. With every post, we invite you to explore the hidden gems that await your discovery, immerse yourself in the local culture, and embark on virtual journeys that spark your wanderlust. Whether you're planning your next adventure, seeking insider tips, or simply indulging in armchair exploration, let us inspire, inform, and ignite your curiosity. Start exploring now and dive into a world of endless possibilities. 

New in MKE: Baird Center Expansion

The latest addition to Milwaukee’s growing list of completed developments this year is a total game-changer. Now open, Baird Center’s new north building has more than doubled the size of the convention center, positioning Milwaukee as a premier destination for meetings and conventions. On…

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Meet Baird Center's New Art Collection

When you think of art, a convention center may not be top of mind. You might think of the city’s art museums or galleries peppered throughout the area, and you wouldn’t be remiss in thinking about the architectural marvels that make up Milwaukee’s skyline. But, inside the newly expanded Baird…

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Baird Center, Building More

The secret is out. Milwaukee has emerged as one of the hottest travel destinations in the U.S., earning recognition from renowned sources like Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet and Airbnb. Once known for its strong brewing tradition and affinity for cheese curds, the city is now turning heads for…

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What Milwaukee's Got in Store for 2024

3…2…1…Happy New Year! As we kick off a massive 2024 for Milwaukee, there’s no better time to spotlight some of the most exciting restaurants, developments and attractions on the horizon this year. The year of Milwaukee, 2024 is set to be one wild ride that will once again put the city in the…

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2023 VISIT Milwaukee Annual Meeting

Lighting the Marquee: VISIT Milwaukee ​VISIT Milwaukee headlined the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the Summerfest on Wednesday, June 14, to raise a glass to a record-breaking year in the travel and tourism industry for the organization’s 2023 Annual Meeting. Playing a selection of the…

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Baird Center Topping Off Ceremony

Wisconsin Center District Places Final Piece of Structural Steel for $456 Million Expansion Project On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, The Wisconsin Center District (WCD), with the help of its construction management team Gilbane I Smith installed the final piece of structural steel to complete the frame…

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Cheers to Our Volunteers

As a part of National Travel and Tourism Week, we wanted to recognize the people that help us showcase everything our city has to offer. The people who act as frontline ambassadors and spokespeople for our great city on a Great Lake. The people who—through their love of Milwaukee—are willing to…

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2023 Global Meetings Industry Day

Meetings matter in Milwaukee. On March 30, the U.S. Travel Association celebrates the importance of connecting in person with Global Meetings Industry Day. Each year, thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world visit our destination. They arrive in the Cream City to connect…

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Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ Festival

An annual celebration of music, moto-culture, and Milwaukee, the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival is four days and nights packed full of entertainment, events, and live performances by some of the biggest names in music. In addition to…

Baird Center Expansion

Now that the expansion is complete, the Baird Center will offer 52 state-of-the-art breakout rooms, 300,000 contiguous square feet of exhibition space, the stunning rooftop Baird Ballroom with city views, inclusive amenities and more!