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Milwaukee Tour Companies Museums
Shopping Sporting Events
Surrounding Areas Theaters
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Breweries, Wine Tours & Spirits

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Black Husky Brewing Company Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Take a seat in the family and dog friendly taproom.
Cedar Creek Winery Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Enjoy our historic setting, award-winning wines, daily tastings & tours.
Central Standard Craft Distillery Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Distillery & Tasting Room in MKE, creating craft spirits & cocktails.
City Lights Brewing Company Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Iconic buildings-Idyllic setting-Incredible beers make thirst worthwhile.
Corvina Wine Company Wine Bars A unique wine bar and retail wine source.
Good City Brewing Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Brewery/urban tap room-fresh, bold, full kitchen-delicious, family-friendly
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Voted MKE's best brewery tour. Beer, Food, Store, Quirky relics, all here.
Miller Brewery Visitor Center & Girl in the Moon Brewery Shop Gift Shops Experience the brewing process first-hand on our 1 hr, guided walking tour.
Milwaukee Brewing Co. Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries A beer in hand is a great way to get to know us. Private tours available.
MobCraft Beer, Inc. Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries The world’s first crowdsourced brewery.
New Glarus Brewing Company Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Craft brewery featuring a tasting room, gifts, self-guided tours & reservation-only hard hat tours.
Pabst MKE Brewery Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Nostalgia & heritage you connect with PABST that’s never going to go away.
Ray's Wine & Spirits/Growler Gallery Beer & Liquor Stores Family-owned, devoted to bringing Wisconsin the best wine, spirits & beer!
Sprecher Brewery Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries MKE's original microbrewery. Award-winning beers, sodas & Hard Root Beer.
St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant Brew Pubs Brewery & restaurant serving up heavenly food & sinfully good beer.
The Bavarian Bierhaus Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Enjoy German & American cuisine & entertainment. Brewery, dining & park.
The Explorium Brewpub Brew Pubs It's great beer, a moment in time, spent among those whose company you love
Third Space Brewing Company Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Enjoy hand-crafted beers, tours & events in your new "third space."

Casino

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

Churches 

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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.
Basilica of the 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 MKE dedicated in 1853.
Eastbrook Church Religious Institutions Exists to proclaim & embody the love of Jesus Christ in the city & world.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) Religious Institutions A MKE landmark for 167 years; gorgeous stained glass, ornate woodwork.
School Sisters of St. Francis Religious Institutions Visit St. Joseph Chapel, a sacred landmark of Romanesque Revival design.
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 MKE's History! Free Tours.
Harley-Davidson Museum Museums A glimpse of American history, design & culture as you’ve never seen before.
Jelly Belly Visitor Center Tours Jelly Belly Video Tours, Interactive Exhibits & Visitor Center/Retail Store open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Miller Brewery Visitor Center & Girl in the Moon Brewery Shop Gift Shops Experience the brewing process first-hand on our 1 hr, guided walking tour.
Miller Park Sports Facilities Retractable roof makes it a great day for Milwaukee Brewers baseball every day.
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance / Milwaukee Soldiers Home Historic Places of Interest Free walking tour of MKE's Soldiers Home, a National Historic Landmark.
Milwaukee Public Library Community Resources Visit historic Central Library for unique collections, programs & tours.
Palermo's Pizza Pizza http://www.palermovillainc.com/the-palermo-experience/palermo-insiders/
SC Johnson Free Public Tours Tours Gallery showcases rarely-seen Frank Lloyd Wright designs & artifacts.

Festivals

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Gardens

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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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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 Specialty Shopping MKE's only full-service kite store. Kites, windsocks & accessories.
Lake Express High Speed Ferry Car Ferry Experience fast, fun & stress-free travel aboard a high-speed ferry.
McKinley Jet Ski and Motor Scooter Rentals Boating, Fishing, Water Activities Rent Jet Skis & Motor Scooters. Lakefront near Bradford Beach April-Oct.
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.
Milwaukee Offshore Fishing Charters Boating, Fishing, Water Activities For only $375 you get to fish on our custom tournament Salmon fishing boat.
Milwaukee Paddle Tavern Tours MKE's 1st Pedal-powered party boat-14 people per boat-2 boats-see the city.
Riverwalk Boat Tours & Rentals Tours Sunset themed cruises, weekend brewery tours, Sunday Bloody Mary Cruise.
Wheel Fun Rentals Boating, Fishing, Water Activities Rent pedal boats, kayaks & stand up paddle boards in Veterans Park lagoon.
Adventure sailing in Milwaukee by Sea Dog Sailing Boating, Fishing, Water Activities View MKE’s cityscape from Lake Michigan aboard a sailing yacht.

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 Community Resources Visit historic Central Library for unique collections, programs & tours.
North Point Lighthouse & Museum Historic Places of Interest Lighthouse & keeper's quarters restored as a museum of maritime artifacts.
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.
Ten Chimneys Museums The estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne.
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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Badger Coaches, Inc. Charter Buses & Motorcoachs Providing the MKE area with the best quality transportation since 1920.
Explore Milwaukee Hop On/Hop Off Sightseeing Tours Tours Narrated sightseeing tour; 11 hop on/hop off stops; photo opportunities.
Fun Beer Tours Milwaukee Tours The city's premier craft beer & historical brewery tour company.
Gothic Milwaukee Tours Guided haunted, historical walking tours, Holiday Lights tours, self-guided walking tours. Available for private and custom tours.
Historic Milwaukee Community Resources Historic and architectural tours and events like Doors Open Milwaukee.
KBC Tour Company Tours Tour planning assistance, sightseeing tours, step-on guide service.
Lamers Tour & Travel Charter Buses & Motorcoachs 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!

Museums  

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Bast Bell Museum/Dheinsville Settlement - Germantown Historical Society Museums 6-point crossroads Hamlet has 22 original buildings restored by the society
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery Historic Places of Interest Beer History Tours, Tavern, Gift Shop & ornate Banquet Halls.
Betty Brinn Children's Museum Museums Designed specifically for kids ages 10 & younger.
Cedarburg Visitors Center Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce Cedarburg offers unique shopping & great restaurants in historic buildings.
Charles Allis Art Museum Museums Former home of Charles Allis, one of MKE's most elegant historical mansions
David Barnett Gallery Galleries WI's oldest & largest gallery with 6,000+ artworks in the Button mansion.
Discovery World Museums Milwaukee's own science museum includes interactive exhibits, educational programs & more!
EAA Aviation Museum Museums Internationally renowned museum with more than 100 airplanes on display.
East Troy Railroad Museum Museums 14-mile train rides, historic trolleys-40 min from MKE. Weekends Apr-Nov.
Grohmann Museum - Man at Work Art Collection Museums World's most comprehensive collection of the evolution of organized work.
Haggerty Museum of Art Museums Special exhibitions from old masters to contemporary works. Free admission.
Harley-Davidson Museum Museums A glimpse of American history, design & culture as you’ve never seen before.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee Museums Explore stories of immigration, survival & community through exhibits.
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 has become the place for people to learn about and to 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, music & theatre performances, art classes-all ages.
Racine Art Museum Museums America's largest contemporary craft collection; offers a unique museum store.
Tripoli Shrine Center Event Facilities Completed in 1928. Ornate interior, trappings & fixtures. Tours for 10+.
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Museums Renaissance villa & gardens. Decorative arts & Cyril Colnik wrought iron.
War Memorial Center Event Facilities Stunning memorial to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts Museums Quilts, traditional & contemporary fiber arts on an 1850s farm site.

Shopping

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Bayshore Town Center Department Stores & Shopping Centers Over 100 stores & restaurants. Familiar destination, different every time.
Cedar Creek Settlement Specialty Shopping A charming village of 25 unique shops nestled in restored 1864 woolen mill.
Clock Shadow Creamery Cafe, Deli & Markets MKE's first cheese factory! Fresh curds on Wednesdays & Fridays!
Glorioso's Italian Market Specialty Foods Deli, pasta, pizza, fresh sausage, cheese, wine, bakery, gelato & espresso.
Hal's Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Old School Redefined. We do business the old fashioned way. We say YES at Hal's HD!
Mayfair Department Stores & Shopping Centers Offering over 140 retailers for shopping, dining & entertainment.
Milwaukee Harley-Davidson Motorcycle The "must-see" H-D dealership in the area. Take home a piece of history!
Milwaukee Public Market Cafe, Deli & Markets Year-round indoor market featuring the freshest & most delicious products.
The Shops of Grand Avenue Department Stores & Shopping Centers Downtown retail center with stately architecture & contemporary additions.
The Mayfair Collection Department Stores & Shopping Centers The hottest in new retail & dining. Nordstrom Rack, J. Crew Mercantile.
Usinger's Famous Sausage Specialty Foods America's finest sausage, 75+ varieties! Brats, old-world ham & gift boxes.
Antiques on Pierce Antiques SW WI's largest antique mall, minutes from downtown.

Sporting Events

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Brewcity Bruisers Sports Teams MKE's all-female, skater-owned & operated flat track roller derby league.
Marquette University Higher Education A Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown MKE.
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.
Milwaukee Bucks Sports Teams See the Bucks play the world's best NBA opponents. Groups welcome.
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 Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce Cedarburg offers unique shopping & great restaurants in historic buildings.
City of Wauwatosa Community Resources Not far from MKE, home to a charming historic shopping village & more.
Cudahy Tourism Commission Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce Parks, neighborhoods, schools, airport, ideal for living, working, visiting
Delafield Promotion & Tourism Council Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce Tours-lodging-restaurants-winery-shops-galleries-trails-parks-golf-day spas
Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce Community Resources Located in the heart of Ozaukee County on State Hwy. 60 & I-43.
Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce A gem along Lake Michigan just 30 minutes south of MKE.
Ozaukee County Tourism Council, Inc. Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce Enjoy the Countryside, Lakeside & Historic Places in Ozaukee County!
Port Washington Tourism Council Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce Like a seaside getaway. Historic tours, lighthouses, charter fishing.
Real Racine Visitors Center Visitor Information & Chambers of Commerce Wind Point Lighthouse, art museum, Kringle, Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.

Theaters

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Black Arts MKE Performing Arts & Theaters Black Arts MKE, Ko-Thi Dance Co., Ton Ko-Thi Children's Perf. Ensemble.
Fireside Dinner Theatre Performing Arts & Theaters Enjoy memorable dining, great gift shops & professional Broadway musicals.
Florentine Opera Company Performing Arts & Theaters Productions reflect the highest musical & theatrical standards.
In Tandem Theatre, Inc. Performing Arts & Theaters Live performances that inspire, enlighten, provoke & entertain.
Latino Arts, Inc. Performing Arts & Theaters Displaying MKE's Hispanic Heritage with visual & performing arts.
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Performing Arts & Theaters WI's entertainment showcase, offering a variety of year-round events.
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.
Northern Lights Theater Performing Arts & Theaters Intimate venue. Cabaret-style lower level & theater seating in balcony.
Optimist Theatre-Shakespeare in the Park Performing Arts & Theaters Free, professional, outdoor theatre of the highest caliber. #ShakeThePark
Pabst Theater Entertainment Venues A MKE Landmark & National Historic Landmark hosting music, comedy & more.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Performing Arts & Theaters A nonprofit multi-disciplinary cultural arts center.
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 Downtown theater hosting the most popular touring musicians & comedians.
Turner Hall Ballroom Entertainment Venues Historic venue hosts popular up-and-coming musicians, comedians & events.

Zoo

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Milwaukee County Zoo Zoos Over 3,000 exotic animals on 200 park-like acres.