Fill in Your Free Time with Milwaukee's Must-See Attractions
Whether you're a sports fiend, a history buff, a beer lover or a cultural connoisseur, our city's diverse selection of annual events, year-round attractions, renowned museums, famed festivals and fascinating historical landmarks makes Milwaukee a great destination for everyone.
From the Miller Brewing Company Headquarters and the Milwaukee Brewer's Miller Park baseball stadium to more fun-for-the-whole-family locales like the Discovery World Children's Museum and the Milwaukee County Zoo, our city's selection of pleasant diversions is virtually endless.
There's Something for Everyone In Milwaukee:
Take advantage of the numerous area attractions available for your educational, entertainment, and recreational pleasure. Below are a few of our favorite spots:
This designated historical landmark, designed after the famous Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, was erected out of materials from a demolished Chicago post office in 1901.
This one's for the kids! Bring those in for a day of hands-on play and learning exhibits children 10 and younger are sure to love.
Set out on an educational and exciting interactive expedition into the world of technology, science, innovation and aquatics with virtual environmental tours, the amazing Reiman Aquarium, and an experiential tour of the world's latest technological inventions.
For more than 25 years, The Shops at Grand Avenue have been the go-to shopping spot for locals and visitors alike. Boasting an eclectic selection of unique retail spots-from décor and jewelry to games and gadgets-Grand Avenue is sure to suit shoppers of all stripes.
Enjoy a round or two of golf at one of the area's largest and most beautiful driving ranges. We even have a newly remodeled 18-hole miniature golf course for kids and less experienced golfers.
The Harley Davidson Motor Company was founded right here in Milwaukee 100 years ago. Take in the history of this legendary company and its iconic motorcycles while visiting the company's headquarters and museum-complete with a mind-blowing display of the world's best-beloved bikes.
Backed by more than 150 years of proud brewing history, the Miller Brewery provides daily guided tours for our guests. Tap into our brewery's beginnings, take a look at our cutting-edge brewing process of today, and enjoy samples of your favorite flavors.
Enlighten your artistic side with a visit to this esteemed museum. Established in 1888, this homage to aesthetics features an impressive collection of nearly 20,000 masterworks from acclaimed artists from antiquity to today. Our permanent collection, rotating exhibitions, gorgeous architecture, and outdoor sculpture gardens are not to be missed.
Cruise the Milwaukee River, Harbor and Lake Michigan on the Iroquois and Voayager excursion vessels. Enjoy a scenic view of Milwaukee from the comfort of our fine boats, which are available for public cruises and private charter.
(800 W. Wells Street)-With an ever-evolving offering of exhibits featuring fossils, mummies, bugs, exotic animals, European homes, rain forests, ancient civilizations, a planetarium, IMAX theater, and much more, this wonderful science and history museum has filled its four beautiful floors with a diverse display of exhilarating discoveries for attendees of all ages.
Enjoy award-winning Broadway musicals, exclusive concerts, and fun family shows at The Milwaukee Theatre, the grandest destination theatre in all of Wisconsin.
(524 S Layton Boulevard)-Popularly known as The Domes, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory pays living testament to our planet's diverse array of plant life. Escape urbanity and visit the seasonally curated Floral Show Dome filled with a rainbow of nature's flowering greenery. Step into the Arid and Tropical domes housing a cornucopia of living plants particular to their respective environments. No one walks away from The Domes without a sense of wonder and deep respect for the unique diversity of nature.
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We've provided just a small sampling of Milwaukee's premier attractions. Please be sure to check out the area's complete listing of attractive spots sure to entertain and amuse.