Located in the state of Wisconsin lies the popular city of Milwaukee. It is one of the largest cities in the Midwestern United States and can be found ticked along the water’s edge of Lake Michigan. As a city along the shores of a lake, it provided neat things to see and do that most landlocked cities cannot offer. See Milwaukee for yourself, and have a juicy, tender steak at one of their fantastic steakhouses or hit the Riverwalk for some fun.
The Milwaukee Riverwalk
The Riverwalk is an addition to Milwaukee and visitors as well as residents love it. It stretches for miles, and has shops, restaurants, breweries, great views, and is a fantastic way to get out and see the city of Milwaukee. It is easily accessible and is a large part of the downtown area. It is free to the public, so take advantage of such a perfect place. Guided boat tours are available, and there are dinner cruises that take you out on the lake. Major hotels are nearby, and many are within walking distance. The Riverwalk is raved about, and people love to spend the day experiencing Milwaukee.
A motorcycle museum usually isn’t on most people’s agendas, but the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee might change your mind. It has informative and striking displays of Evil Knievel, World War II, and many other topics that many never realized dealt with motorcycles. Short movies and audio help you learn about how it all began and the startup of the infamous Harley Davidson. If you are a bike enthusiast, you will be impressed. Add the museum onto your activities in Milwaukee, and you won’t be disappointed.
Take a step back in time when you visit this enormous mansion built by Captain Frederick Pabst, who was Milwaukee’s famous beer baron. It cost over 200,000 dollars to build in the 1800’s, so the worth now would be incredible. There are three floors of the mansion to tour. It had 66 original rooms, ten bathrooms, 14 fireplaces and is 20,019 square feet. 12 servants kept the place up and running, and they stayed on site. You can do a self-guided tour if you would prefer, and explore yourself. Admire the ornate woodwork, the pocket doors, butler’s pantry, gorgeous décor, and not to mention the amazing architecture, and all done without power tools. The Pabst mansion has impressed all that have entered its doors and is a must-see while you’re in the city.
Milwaukee Art Museum
The architecture of the art museum is as interesting as the art itself. The museum has an amazing and diverse collection, and the displays and exhibits are well done and interesting. Favorites are the button sculpture, the infinity room, the Bradley collection, and the war memorial section. Many eras and time periods are covered as well, and there is something for all ages to enjoy. The museum is located on the waterfront of Lake Michigan, and it has lovely views of the lake. The café is delicious and has good service, and there is a coffee shop that serves great espresso. Plan on at least a few hours exploring and being impressed, as this museum is ranked high in the things to do in Milwaukee.
Basilica of St. Josaphat
The basilica was modeled after St. Peter’s church in Rome and is stunning. The church is huge, and a large dome stretches towards the sky. Once inside, you can spend hours staring at the beauty of this massive church. The altar area, the pews and stone floors, the paintings and stained glass are exceptionally well done and breathtaking. Learn the history of how the basilica came to be and take in the magnificent architecture. A give shop is available to take a treasure home with you if you so desire. Don’t forget your camera, as some state this is the most stunning church they have ever seen.
Milwaukee County Zoo
The Milwaukee Zoo is considered one of the best zoos in the country. There is a petting zoo for your kids, and the grounds are beautiful as well as clean. There is a great variety of animals for a smaller city, and they all look happy and well cared for. A train-trolley eases it way along the paths, and animal displays are up close and fantastic. The staff and keepers are friendly and polite, and you can learn a lot from them. There is a lot to see and do and people who visit a state that this is one of the nicest zoos they have ever been to.
Beer Tastings and Tours
Wisconsin is known for its breweries and beer, so naturally taking a trip would be a neat thing to do in Milwaukee. There are several different guided tours you can take, and you can walk or use the transportation that is provided so that everyone stays safe while sampling some of the best beer in the country. Brewery tours are interesting and neat, and you can travel to several around the city. There are waterfront tours, and others to choose from as well.
Scenic and Fun Milwaukee
Milwaukee is a great city to visit. The lake provides some fantastic views, and the Riverwalk is fun and entertaining. There are some significant landmarks, museums, and historical places to visit that are simply amazing and worth your time. Come and experience the city that people love to visit!