A three-day itinerary built for you

Milwaukee is a city that cherishes its roots while looking toward a vibrant future and is powered by the people who call our city home. Embark on a journey spotlighting the diverse cultures of MKE.


Day 1


Many Milwaukee cultures are found inside the Milwaukee Public Museum. A Tribute to Survival pays homage to the city’s Native American roots. The European Village depicts European immigrant homes. And a streetcar replica takes you to Streets of Old Milwaukee, where you can meet Milwaukee’s first Black family.


Have lunch East Side staple, Rice n Roll Bistro, before exploring Milwaukee’s reputation as the City of Steeples. Tour the Basilica of St. Josaphat that began as a Polish American church built by immigrants in 1901 and became a basilica in 1929 at Pope Pius XI’s declaration. After feeding your soul, be sure to feed your belly at Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille.

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Day 2


Enjoy a Hispanic-inspired breakfast at Café El Sol inside of the United Community Center. Inside, explore the center's gallery complete with installations of visual arts, performing arts and hands-on educational activities at Latino Arts Inc. At the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum, in-depth tours guide you through the experience of Black people in Wisconsin from slavery to today. For lunch, take at seat at Coaches 1125, which serves soul and American food.


Jewish Museum Milwaukee offers a variety of exhibits and special programming, featuring stories of immigration, survival and community. From there you can go to Brady Street, for an authentic Italian cooking class at Glorioso’s Appetito, then shop at for ingredients to recreate the recipes at Glorioso’s Italian Market.


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Day 3


German heritage is strong in Milwaukee thanks in part to the area's beer barons. After a morning pick-me-up in the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery coffee shop, tour the space while learning about the Best family brewers and their favorite son-in-law Captain Frederick Pabst. Then visit the Pabst Mansion, for a look inside the captain’s living quarters preserved and decorated in Victorian elegance.


For lunch, enjoy the traditional festival fare of Old German Beer Hall along with beer brewed in Munich according to the 500-year-old Bavarian purity law. Then it’s time to meet another German beer baron, Frederick Miller, at the Miller Brewery Tour and Brewery Shop. Complete your Deutschland immersion with a stop at The Bavarian Bierhaus. Home to one of Milwaukee’s oldest Oktoberfest celebrations, the Bierhaus is a year-round dining option serving up amazing German cuisine and fresh biers.