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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
“The museum sits on the lakefront with a gorgeous view in addition to all the art there is to see! There is also a parking garage across the street if the museum's garage is full or not open. ”
131 locals recommend
Museum
“Love Harley-Davidson? Then this is a must see. They also have a restaurant that I've heard good things about.”
55 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of my favorite brewery tours! Also a great spot for a classic Wisconsin fish fry and other tasty food by the river side. ”
78 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. ”
39 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.”
27 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Fun place to explore, browse and eat. Lots of food options and shops. Something for everyone!”
47 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.”
45 locals recommend
Park
“A festival park by the lakefront that has all kinds of cultural and art festivals like Polish fest, Mexican Fiesta, German fest and more throughout the year! ”
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. ”
32 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”
38 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Historic downtown area great for walking, eating or shopping. Visit your choice of restaurants, pubs, coffee shops or boutiques. Or just check out the riverwalk!”
45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“All your shopping needs in one place. Nice outdoor mall to get in your steps for the day also.”
22 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
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! ”
21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Close to home. Also a great "farm-to-table" organic menu. You will not be disappointed”
33 locals recommend
Cafe
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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).”
35 locals recommend