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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. ”
137 locals recommend
Museum
“We're not even big motorcycle aficionados - but this is a really great museum that combines history, design, and... well, motorcycles. ”
58 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Best tour in the city! Also the best cheese curds. Awesome beer, beautiful river front seating, great fish fry. Can't say enough good things about this place.”
85 locals recommend
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. ”
42 locals recommend
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.”
51 locals recommend
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.”
46 locals recommend
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.”
29 locals recommend
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. ”
48 locals recommend
Park
“The country's biggest musical festival is just a 5 minute drive from us. Go to this site to see all of the bands that will be featured. https://summerfest.com/2019-lineup/”
45 locals recommend
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”
39 locals recommend
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. ”
33 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“All your shopping needs in one place. Nice outdoor mall to get in your steps for the day also.”
23 locals recommend
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.”
36 locals recommend
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).”
38 locals recommend
Bar
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“Considered by many to be the best restaurant in Milwaukee, Odd Duck is two blocks from the house and deserving of the hype! Reservations recommended, especially on the weekends, but they do serve the full menu at the bar as well!”
35 locals recommend
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! ”
24 locals recommend