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Best things to do in Milwaukee

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and boasting world renowned architecture and art installments, this is a great way to spend an afternoon in Milwaukee. ”
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Museum
“We're not even big motorcycle aficionados - but this is a really great museum that combines history, design, and... well, motorcycles. ”
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Brewery
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“A wonderful craft brewery that offers tours and great food. They are located along the Milwaukee River and have a terrific outdoor patio.”
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Baseball Stadium
“Brewers in town?! Check out one of baseball’s finest stadiums. Pack the car to enjoy a tailgate, or ask your host for local shuttle suggestions. ”
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Market
“All I can say is go and try as much as you can. The fish market is great, as is Anodyne coffee, but you really cant lose with any of the options.”
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Point of Interest
“The Public Market is a lively building filled with kiosks of a variety of food from smoothies and salads to lobster rolls to tacos and wine bars and bakeries. Plus, shops including a butcher and coffee shop. Something for everyone. There is the entire second floor for seating or tables outside during nice weather. There is a farmers market on Saturdays in the summer months.”
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Museum
“An excellent way to spend a day. It is small enough to be able to see it all in a day. There is an excellent butterfly exhibit that is permanent and happens to be supervised by my nephew.”
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Neighbourhood
“Just south of downtown, there are LOTS of delicious places to eat in the Third Ward. You can also check out our river walk down there. ”
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Park
“A festival park by the lakefront that has all kinds of cultural and art festivals like Polish fest, Mexican Fiesta, German fest and more throughout the year! ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Not only does this place spot some good drinks and east it also hosts some amazing views. From the beautiful historic brick building- to the Marina and lake michigan. Its absolutely breathtaking! I suggest sitting on the patio and take a breather. You wont be let down. Favorite Options: Iced/ Hot Latte (try oat milk sub!) Iced Mystic tea with lavender Southwestern Burrito (Vegetarian) Warmed Coffee Cake Edamame Hummus Wrap”
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Science Museum
“Not only is Discovery World along the lake and a great place on its own, but it also has a replica of the Dennis Sullivan - an old sailing ship that you can ride on. Take a spin and see the Milwaukee skyline. ”
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Shopping Centre
“All your shopping needs in one place. Nice outdoor mall to get in your steps for the day also.”
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Beach
“Great place to catch a local concert, play some great beach volley ball, enjoy a cold beverage and great food or just settle into a beach chair with a good book. Beautiful sandy beach in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.”
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Café
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“Unique American food with a twist. Very up-and-coming hipster feel with some great spins on American classics. Delicious pie made daily (the blueberry is my favorite).”
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Bar
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“Close to home. Also a great "farm-to-table" organic menu. You will not be disappointed”
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Zoo
“This zoo will surprise you. It’s one of the nations largest. Check out the gorilla pavilion or pet sting rays in the aquatic center! ”
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