Group Tour Checklist

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Breweries, Wine, & Spirits Casino
Churches Factory & Business Tours
Gardens Lake and River Activities & Rentals
Mansions, Houses, and Lighthouses Milwaukee Tour Companies
Museums Shopping
Sporting Events Surrounding Areas
Theaters Zoo

Breweries, Wine Tours & Spirits

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Black Husky Brewing Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Award winning Milwaukee brewery located in the heart of Riverwest. Great taproom vibe, great beer, great neighborhood.
Cedar Creek Winery Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Enjoy our historic setting, award-winning wines, daily tastings & tours.
Corvina Wine Company Wine Bars A unique wine bar and retail wine source.
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Voted MKE's best brewery tour. Beer, Food, Store, Quirky relics, all here.
Miller Brewery Tour and Brewery Shop Tours Experience the Milwaukee Brewery first-hand on our 80 min indoor/outdoor guided walking tour.
MobCraft Beer, Inc. Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries The world’s first crowdsourced brewery! Offering a wide variety of craft beers, pizzas and appetizers.
New Glarus Brewing Company Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Craft brewery featuring a tasting room, gifts, self-guided tours & reservation-only hard hat tours.
Sprecher Brewery Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Milwaukee's original microbrewery, nationally known for producing fine European style beers and craft sodas. Only a few minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. Call for retail, tour, private parties
The Bavarian Bierhaus Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Milwaukee’s most authentic German experience is a brewery, bierhall, and biergarten that uses only the freshest imported German ingredients. With room for up to 4,000 of your friends and family, think of the Bavarian Bierhaus as the venue for everything, from your events, both large and small, to your Friday Night Fish Fry. Prost!
Third Space Brewing Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Enjoy hand-crafted beers & events in your new "third space." Large beer garden and tap room with brewing operations on-site.


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Potawatomi Casino | Hotel Casinos The best in bingo, blackjack, craps, roulette, slot gaming, and poker.


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Basilica of St. Josaphat Foundation Religious Institutions Designed after St. Peter's in Rome. One of over 35 basilicas in the U.S.
The Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill Religious Institutions Church with sky-piercing spires, stained glass windows & stunning views.
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Religious Institutions The seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, dedicated in 1853.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) Religious Institutions A MKE landmark for 170 years; Grace features gorgeous restored stained glass windows, ornate craftsman woodwork, and a Schlicker pipe organ.
St. Joan of Arc Chapel Religious Institutions This 15th-century chapel sits on Marquette's campus. Free tours available.

Factory & Business Tours

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Forest Home Tours & Events Tours An arboretum, sculpture garden & keeper of Milwaukee's History! Cemetery Tours & Events!
Harley-Davidson Museum Museums A glimpse of American history, design & culture as you’ve never seen before.
Miller Brewery Tour and Brewery Shop Tours Experience the Milwaukee Brewery first-hand on our 80 min indoor/outdoor guided walking tour.
American Family Field Sports Facilities One of the Midwest’s most unique venues, American Family Field is the perfect place to visit for a one of a kind experience. American Family Field is home of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and hosts 81 regular season home games March - September. American Family Field is also a premiere venue perfect for year-round events, large and small.
Milwaukee Public Library Historic Places of Interest Visit historic Central Library for unique collections, programs & tours.
SC Johnson Free Public Tours Tours Gallery showcases rarely-seen Frank Lloyd Wright designs & artifacts.


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Boerner Botanical Gardens Farms, Gardens & Nature Centers Intimate collection of garden spaces which host a variety of plants.
Lynden Sculpture Garden Galleries Experience 50 sculptures sited across 40 acres.
Milwaukee County Parks Parks An amazing network of trails, parks, historic attractions, golf courses, beaches, beer gardens & nature.
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Farms, Gardens & Nature Centers 185-acre nature center offering exploration & environmental education.
Urban Ecology Center Farms, Gardens & Nature Centers Climb the tower, ride the slide, hike the trails along the MKE River. Free!
Wehr Nature Center Farms, Gardens & Nature Centers Connect with nature at the prairie, savanna, woodland, wetland or lake of this 220-acre nature preserve. Naturalists lead programs. Book a birthday party or a private rental.

Lake and River Activities & Rentals

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Adventure sailing in Milwaukee by Sea Dog Sailing Boating, Fishing, Water Activities View MKE’s cityscape from Lake Michigan aboard a sailing yacht.
Edelweiss Boats - Milwaukee River Cruise Line Boating, Fishing, Water Activities Milwaukee's premier boat company featuring complete tours of downtown along the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan shoreline.
Gift of Wings, Inc. Kite Store Specialty Shopping MKE's only full-service kite store. Kites, windsocks & accessories.
Lake Express High Speed Ferry Ferry Experience fast, fun & stress-free travel aboard a high-speed ferry.
Milwaukee Boat Line - Sightseeing Tours & Private Charters Tours Sightseeing & cocktail cruises of rivers & lake on VISTA KING & VOYAGEUR.
Milwaukee Kayak Company Boating, Fishing, Water Activities Locally-owned & dedicated to the sport of paddling on the MKE River.
Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals Tours Private Boat rentals for groups of 2-49 people. Self Captained or Captained

Mansions, Houses & Lighthouses 

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Burnham Block, Inc. Historic Places of Interest Guided tours of this restored American System-Built Home, Model B-1.
Kilbourntown House Historic Places of Interest Built in 1844. Originally located in the area known as Kilbourntown.
Lowell Damon House Historic Places of Interest Built 1844-47. Tosa's oldest home. Classic example of colonial architecture
Milwaukee City Hall Historic Places of Interest Landmark of Flemish Renaissance design completed in 1895.
Milwaukee Public Library Historic Places of Interest Visit historic Central Library for unique collections, programs & tours.
North Point Lighthouse - Museum Historic Places of Interest Restored 1888 lighthouse and keeper's quarters with a maritime museum featuring exhibits and artifacts about Great Lakes shipping and lighthouse history. Climb the tower and tour the museum.
Old World Wisconsin Museums Fun for all ages at one of the US Top 10 Living History Destinations.
Pabst Mansion Historic Places of Interest Mansion of beer baron Capt. Pabst, a testament to Victorian Era elegance.
Historic Trimborn Farm Park Farms, Gardens & Nature Centers Unique example of a mid-19th century industrial & farming complex.

Milwaukee Tour Companies 

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Gothic Milwaukee Tours Guided haunted, historical walking tours. Available for private and custom tours.
Historic Milwaukee Tours Historic and architectural tours and events like Doors Open Milwaukee.
Lamers Tour & Travel Charter Buses & Motorcoaches Providing public & customized escorted tours, receptive & other services.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours Tours Walking & bus tours; generous food tastings; use code VISITMKE for $3 off.
Untapped Tours Tours 3 hour bus tour of MKE that includes history, architecture, cheese & beer!
City Tours MKE Tours You haven’t seen Milwaukee the way we want to show you Milwaukee! From iconic locations to the best local finds, we show you what makes Milwaukee unique. Join us to experience places where you and your friends can make unforgettable memories. Expect fantastic multicultural food destinations and learn about our rich history in the brewery industry. Check out unique art and architecture or our wonderfully gritty dive bars where a PBR on tap never tasted so good. Check it out!


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Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery Historic Places of Interest Beer History Tours, Tavern, Gift Shop & Banquet Halls.
Betty Brinn Children's Museum Museums Milwaukee's children's museum featuring hands-on exhibits and interactive programs. A fun place where children and grown-ups play and learn together.
Cedarburg Visitors Center Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Information Unique shopping, great museums, & terrific restaurants in historic buildings. Come for the day or stay for the weekend!
Charles Allis Art Museum Museums Experience one couple’s passion for art, shown in their grand 1911 mansion.
David Barnett Gallery Galleries The David Barnett Gallery is Wisconsin's premier gallery with the broadest range of art available in the region.
Discovery World Museums Milwaukee's own science museum includes interactive exhibits, educational programs & more!
East Troy Railroad Museum Museums 14-mile train rides, historic trolleys-35 min from MKE. Weekends Apr-Nov.
Grohmann Museum Museums The Grohmann Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work.
Haggerty Museum of Art Museums Enriching the intellectual and creative lives of students and communities at large through collections, exhibitions, and programs. Free admission.
Harley-Davidson Museum Museums A glimpse of American history, design & culture as you’ve never seen before.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Museums Explore exhibits and programs that build bridges between diverse communities though shared histories and examine contmeporary issues though the lens of Jewish history, art, and culture.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Galleries Acclaimed arts center: unique exhibitions, performances, cafe, museum shop
Milwaukee Art Museum Museums Discover world-class art & dramatic architecture along Lake Michigan.
Milwaukee County Historical Society Museums The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 and is the place to learn about and celebrate Milwaukee. Extensive museum & research library in a historic Milwaukee bank.
Milwaukee Public Museum Museums The Milwaukee Public Museum is Wisconsin’s Natural History Museum, where every visit is a new adventure through the world of natural science and human history!
Mitchell Gallery of Flight Museums Home of WI Aviation history, Billy Mitchell, Lawson Airliner & more.
Museum of Wisconsin Art Museums One of the top regional art museums in the country. 12 exhibitions annually
Plymouth Arts Center Galleries Fine art exhibits showcasing WI artists, gift shop, music & theatre performances, art classes-all ages. Bus tours and school groups welcome. Accepting new members.
Racine Art Museum Museums America's largest contemporary craft collection; offers a unique museum store.
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Museums Each step into the villa & gardens over Lake Michigan brings new delights.
War Memorial Center Event Facilities Stunning memorial to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Perfect lakefront location for your special event or wedding
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Museums Quilts, traditional & contemporary fiber arts on an 1850s farm site.


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Antiques on Pierce Antiques SW WI's largest antique mall, minutes from downtown.
Bayshore Department Stores & Shopping Centers Bayshore offers over 70 options for shopping, dining, and entertainment in a comfortable community setting.
The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement Specialty Shopping A charming village of 20 unique boutiques & restaurants nestled in a restored 1864 woolen mill.
Glorioso's Italian Market Specialty Foods Making new traditions, one meal at a time. Bring Italy home by learning how to make traditional Italian dishes, cooking for your friends and family using our family recipes and homemade products, or hosting your next family event with us.
Milwaukee Harley-Davidson Motorcycle The "must-see" H-D dealership in the area. Take home a piece of history!
Milwaukee Public Market Food Hall Year-round indoor market featuring the freshest & most delicious products.
Usinger's Famous Sausage Specialty Foods America's finest sausage, 75+ varieties! Brats, old-world ham & gift boxes.

Sporting Events

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Marquette University Higher Education A Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Club Sports Teams Featuring some of the best hockey talent, tickets starting at just $15.
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club Sports Teams Join baseball's best fans in cheering on the MLB Milwaukee Brewers.
Pettit National Ice Center Sports Facilities Official U.S. Olympic Training Site. Daily/Weekly public skating sessions.
Road America Auto Racing World's fastest permanent road racing circuit. Racing Apr-Oct.
The Tempel Lipizzans Performing Arts & Theaters Rare, white Lipizzan stallions perform elegant dances & breathtaking leaps.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Athletics Sports Teams NCAA Div I Horizon League Panthers compete against top teams in 15 sports.

Surrounding Areas

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Cedarburg Visitors Center Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Information Unique shopping, great museums, & terrific restaurants in historic buildings. Come for the day or stay for the weekend!
City of Wauwatosa Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Information Not far from MKE, home to a charming historic shopping village & more.
Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Information Located in the heart of Ozaukee County on State Hwy. 60 & I-43. with the Milwaukee River flowing through our downtown.
Visit Kenosha Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Information Friendly and affordable destination on Lake Michigan between CHI and MKE.
Ozaukee County Tourism Council Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Information Enjoy the Countryside, Lakeside & Historic Places in Ozaukee County!
Port Washington Tourism Council Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Information Like a seaside getaway. Historic tours, lighthouses, charter fishing.


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Black Arts MKE Performing Arts & Theaters Black Arts MKE is preserving the culture by increasing the availability and quality of African American arts.
The Fireside Dinner Theatre Performing Arts & Theaters Enjoy memorable dining, great gift shops & professional Broadway musicals.
Latino Arts, Inc. Performing Arts & Theaters Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Latino Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Hispanic cultural arts programming for our community and beyond. From visual arts and performing arts to hands-on educational activities, we have something for everyone.
Marcus Performing Arts Center Performing Arts & Theaters MPAC is a non-profit organization that provides Broadway and arts & cultural programming, educational and community engagement experiences, venue rentals, and more.
Miller High Life Theatre Performing Arts & Theaters The Miller High Life Theatre is a spectator-friendly destination theater with 4,100 seats in three sloped tiers, and built-in flexibility to offer intimate settings for 2,400.
Milwaukee Ballet Performing Arts & Theaters 25 professional dancers, 20 trainees & features its own symphony orchestra.
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Performing Arts & Theaters Our talented local artists tell literary stories through theatrical work.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Performing Arts & Theaters Experience world-class theater - comedy, drama, classics, musicals & more.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts & Theaters Performing concerts annually, including classical & family entertainment.
Next Act Theatre Performing Arts & Theaters Touching upon human struggles, challenges & triumphs in today's world.
Optimist Theatre-Shakespeare in the Park Performing Arts & Theaters Free, professional, outdoor theatre of the highest caliber.
Pabst Theater Entertainment Venues The Pabst Theater is the centerpiece of Milwaukee’s downtown theater district; able to accommodate virtually all performing art forms with the stunningly beautiful backdrop of a European opera house.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Performing Arts & Theaters Situated in a beautiful 400-acre park in Brookfield, Wisconsin, the Wilson Center focuses on three main disciplines: Performing Arts, Arts Education, and Visual Arts, while celebrating our five core values of excellence, innovation, passion, stewardship, and collaboration. Since opening in 2002, the Wilson Center has grown to annually welcome more than 55,000 people, including more than 10,000 students—many of whom are being introduced to the arts for the first time.
Skylight Music Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center Performing Arts & Theaters Performing Broadway musicals, operas & more in the exquisite Cabot Theatre.
The Riverside Theater Entertainment Venues Named for its location along the Milwaukee River, The Riverside Theater is one of the most opulent of Milwaukee’s theaters, welcoming high caliber artists ranging from Kevin Hart and Neil Young to Norah Jones and Aretha Franklin.
Turner Hall Ballroom Entertainment Venues Located within Turner Hall, a National Historic Landmark, Turner Hall Ballroom is the perfect backdrop to an eclectic mix of shows that welcomes all ideas, ages and cultures.


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Milwaukee County Zoo Zoos More than 2,100 animals and we’re situated on 190 park-like acres.