Top Accessible Attractions

The majority of Milwaukee's most popular attractions are accessible to all! Learn more about some of the top picks below.

  1. Bradford Beach is now one of the nation's most accessible beaches, thanks to a new 100-foot smooth concrete ramp from the street to the beach - the ramp is 8 feet wide to make it easy for people in wheelchairs to pass each other. A portable non-slip mat closes the rest of the distance between the ramp and the water, helping those with wheelchairs, walkers, or any other difficulties moving on sand access Lake Michigan. Beach wheelchairs are also available for free rental.

    2400 N Lincoln Memorial Dr
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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  2. Explore the 115-year history of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company in the wheelchair accessible Harley-Davidson Museum. Exhibits highlight the company’s strong influence in transportation, moto-racing, 20th century war, policing, and popular culture. Roll right up to “Serial Number One,” the oldest Harley-Davidson motorcycle known to exist, and conclude your tour with a bite to eat at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant.

    400 W. Canal Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 287-2789
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  3. Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

    Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

    Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

    Lakefront Brewery, founded in 1987, has been rated among the top 4 brewery tours in the United States. It is also one of the most wheelchair accessible. Visitors will see firsthand how Lakefront’s award-winning beers are brewed in Milwaukee, then packaged and shipped to 37 U.S. states and multiple countries.

    1872 N. Commerce Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53212
    (414) 372-8800
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  4. The most beautiful building on the Milwaukee lakefront is home to the city’s art museum. Watch as the “wings” extend from the rooftop, then explore a diverse collection of decorative art, drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures from antiquity to the present. The museum, its cafe, and the waterfront walkway are all accessible to wheelchairs via elevators and ramps.

    700 N. Art Museum Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 224-3200
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  5. Come face-to-face with more than 2,500 animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo through a combination of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Wheelchair accessible viewing and feeding platforms, automatic doors, and ADA-compliant bathrooms make a trip to the zoo easy and accessible for all.

    10001 W. Bluemound Road
    Milwaukee, WI • 53226
    (414) 771-3040
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  6. The Milwaukee Public Museum recently launched the MPM All In app to help museum visitors with autism or other sensory-processing issues enjoy their visit to this beloved natural & human history museum. The museum also offers Explorer Kits with 3D objects and Braille exhibit guides, captioned digital media in exhibits, and Assisted Listening Devices in the National Geographic Dome Theater.

    800 W. Wells Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53233
    (414) 278-2728
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  7. The three-mile long RiverWalk runs along the Milwaukee River and through the heart of downtown. Numerous pathways, ramps and elevators exist to provide wheelchair access to the restaurants, bars, nightlife, and shops that line the RiverWalk. Public art installations and performances by local bands add an extra touch of midwestern culture to the already vibrant scene.

    N. Riverwalk Way
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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  8. Pabst Mansion

    Historic Places of Interest

    Pabst Mansion

    Built in 1890-1893, the Pabst Mansion was home to Captain Frederick Pabst, founder of the Pabst Brewery. Wheelchair accessible tours of the Flemish Renaissance Revival mansion are possible via an elevator at the rear of the building. The mansion is today a historical tribute to the Gilded Age in Milwaukee, and has been well-preserved in spite of the city’s modernization.

    2000 W. Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53233
    (414) 931-0808
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  9. With gaming, dining, and entertainment all under one roof, this popular spot is a great homebase for travelers with disabilities. The vast majority of slot machines are wheelchair accessible, with movable chairs, and the Bingo Hall and table games also offer accessible seating. The hotel offers accessible rooms with roll-in showers, and the on-site Northern Lights Theater has wheelchair accessible spaces on both the floor and balcony levels.

    1721 W. Canal Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53233
    (800) PAY-SBIG
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