1900 East Kenwood Boulevard Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Physics Building Milwaukee, WI 53211 +1 414 229 4961
Located at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Manfred Olson Planetarium offers a variety of programs to get familiar with the celestial world. Students can attend the shows especially meant for them, while shows for visitors are also available. The Planetarium also arranges Private Programs for groups, which can be an excellent idea for families or friends looking a fun and interesting way of spending time together. Check website for information on programs and more.
1702 North Humboldt Avenue Milwaukee, WI +1 414 271 6577
St. Hedwig Roman Catholic church is testament to the city's large Polish population. In fact, Saint Hedwig, also known as Jadwiga of Poland, was a queen and saint of Poland. St. Hedwig features several different architectural styles such as Romanesque and Gothic, and it was designed by local architect Henry Messmer.
740 N. Plankinton Avenue Milwaukee, WI +1 414 276 3030
The Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery is actually part of a chain, but the Milwaukee location is quite possibly the best thanks to its perfect location right on the Riverwalk. Rock Bottom has won several awards, and keeps customers satisfied with great service, and fresh, hand-crafted beers. The brews are definitely important--it is Milwaukee after all! A few of the favorites are the Badger Stripe Ale, the Rotating Dark and the White Tail Pale Ale.
740 N Plankinton Avenue # 1 Milwaukee, WI +1 608 266 2621
The Milwaukee River is 75 miles long and literally cuts the city in half. Both sides of the river are home to residential neighborhoods as well commercial areas, and the river itself offers lovely views form both sides as well as sightseeing cruises and even a boat cruise of the local breweries. The Riverwalk/a>, a stretch of restaurants and cafes along the river, is an enjoyable place to spend the day.
800 West Wells Street Milwaukee, WI 53233 +1 414 278 2702/+1 888 700 9069
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a huge complex devoted to natural history and anthropology. It also houses an IMAX theater and Planetarium. The museum, which originally opened in 1882, houses over six million specimens and spans three floors. The exhibits cover all seven continents and trace the origins of early civilizations. The sections devoted to the dinosaurs, to Native American history and to the history of Milwaukee are especially interesting. Children and adults will both be delighted to find a room full of live butterflies!
1025 North Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202 +1 414 277 2300
The Grohmann Museum, located on the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, is one of a kind. Opened in 2007, this museum features a comprehensive collection of art tracing the evolution of men and women at work. The museum boasts three floors and a roof-top sculpture garden. The museum was named for Dr. Eckhart Grohmann, an avid collector who donated most of the museum's content. This unique museum should be a must on any Milwaukee visitor's list.
1001 North 4th Street Milwaukee, WI 53203 +1 414 227 0797
Formerly called the Bradley Center, the BMO Harris Bradley Center is one the premium entertainment venues in the city with 160 events happening all throughout the year. Catch the NBA Bucks, the Milwaukee Admirals and the Marquette Golden Eagles in action as they get cheered on their home ground. It also regularly hosts World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) matches and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) tournaments. A prominent performance space with the likes of Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Pink and Sesame Street Live performing here, the BMO Harris Bradley Center is a place to be reckoned for great live acts.
900 North Plankinton Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202 +1 414 257 6100
Pere Marquette is a beautiful, 1.9-acre park with a slightly-European feel located in downtown Milwaukee. In fact, it is located right on the Milwaukee River which, understandably, adds to its charm. During the summer months, this park is home sunbathers and picnickers, and it also plays host to the River Rhythms concert series. On Friday nights in August, don't miss the open-air cinema. During the winter it is the site of the Holiday Lights Festival.
814 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53233 +1 414 286 3000
The central branch of the Milwaukee Public Library is a beautiful, ornate building located in downtown Milwaukee. The library has fairly extensive hours, so there is plenty of time for members to appreciate the rooms and rooms of publications. The library also has a special section devoted to children's literature, and the library even organizes summer camps. It's the perfect way to spark your child's interest in reading. There are also computer classes, and used book sales.
530 North 13th Street Milwaukee, WI +1 414 288 1669
The Haggerty Museum of Art, located on the campus of Marquette University, features thousands of works from both old masters and well as contemporary artists. The collection includes works for such famous artists as Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, and Keith Haring. This museum is definitely worth a visit, but check their website ahead of time as the museum is currently closed for maintenance.
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The Grohmann Museum, located on the campus of the Milwaukee
School of Engineering, is one of a kind. Opened in 2007, this museum features a comprehensive collection of art tracing the evolution of men and women at work. The ...