A city built on manufacturing and industry, Milwaukee has never forgotten the value of making. That do-it-yourself sensibility permeates the culture, giving life to boutique stores that feature local artists and artisans, homegrown companies that make local pride their brand, and maker markets and buy-local shopping events that bear little resemblance to your grandma’s craft fair. Go local and support Milwaukee’s makers during your visit.

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