What to see in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Attractions

Wisconsin may not have a reputation for glamour, but there's plenty to see and do in Milwaukee for visitors to this friendly city. Highlights include the enormous Lake Michigan and the RiverWalk system along the Milwaukee River, which jointly ensure that fresh air, pretty views, and water sports opportunities are in abundance.

Apart from beaches, lakes, and rivers, Milwaukee is home to a lot of architectural landmarks, ranging from the imposing St Josaphat Basilica and City Hall to the sleek and modern Milwaukee Art Museum. The Domes, huge glass structures in Mitchell Park, are just as stunning outside as they are inside, housing habitats from different ecosystems.

There are a number of interesting museums in Milwaukee, including the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and the Harley-Davidson Museum. Kids will love interactive attractions at the Public Museum, containing an IMAX theatre and planetarium, as well as the Discovery World Museum at Pier Wisconsin, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Milwaukee is also known as 'Brew City', and is home to both large-scale producers and local microbreweries in abundance. Miller-Coors Brewing Company and the Pabst Brewery are perhaps the most recognisable and offer tours. Smaller operations also offer tours and tastings on weekends, including the Sprecher Brewery, Lakefront Brewery, and the Great Lakes Distillery.

Lambeau Field

Home of the Green Bay Packers football team, Lambeau Field is a landmark among America's football stadiums. When it underwent extensive renovations a few years ago, fans pleaded for the…

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Miller Brewing Company

The Miller Brewery, established in 1855, is a landmark in Milwaukee. Visitors can participate in a free, entertaining, one hour guided tour of the brewery, packaging centre, and historic caves on the…

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Miller Park

Miller Park is the home of major league baseball's Milwaukee Brewers. Opened in 2001, the ballpark combines state-of-the-art features, including a unique fan-shaped convertible roof, with…

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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is commonly referred to as 'The Domes', due to its memorable architecture. Its three giant glass vault-like structures are bursting with diverse plant life.…

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The House on the Rock

Sticking up out of nowhere in the flat Wisconsin landscape, the House on the Rock is a truly unique tourist attraction. Eccentric millionaire Alex Jordan Snr built the house, both in homage…

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Wisconsin Dells

About two hours' drive from Milwaukee is Wisconsin Dells, which takes its name from the distinctive sandstone formations in the glacial gorges of the Wisconsin River. The city bills itself…

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