Things to do in Milwaukee?

posted 3 years ago in Milwaukee
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

THe best brewery tour is the Lakefront Tour! There are a ton of great restaurants- I am contemplateing making a trip just to go to BelAir Cantina-it is so good.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ieatunicorns:  +1 to the Lakefront Brewery tour.

You should also check out the Safe House (restaurant)!

I also love visiting the break wall in Lake Michigan and walking along there.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Drink and eat cheese!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love the zoo there, but it’s definitely pretty chilly out and there’s a lot of walking around. The museum is nice if you’re into that, and there’s some great places to eat as the previous poster said.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The Milwaukee Zoo is really good, best zoo I’ve ever been to and I’ve been to the San Diego wild animal park which according to locals is better than their zoo. I also recommend the Sprecher Brewery tour. I’d definitely go for a walk along the lake front or take a drive along lake drive if it’s cold (That’s where the really expensive houses are, which can be fun to look at). The art museum is pretty good too, even if you just drive past, the Calatrava is pretty cool. I’d also suggest swinging by the Public Market on Water street, it’s a great lunch spot.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsBeck:  +1 to the Safe House!! Love that place. 🙂

OP, I don’t have much to contribute, I just wanted to steal ideas from people since our wedding will be near Milwaukee and I want to list things for our guests to do when the wedding stuff isn’t happening. Thanks for posting the question!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Check out The Domes!  I went on a pretty chilly day this spring, and it was nice and warm inside.  Plus you get to see some really pretty plants and birds.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ooh I forgot about the Public Market, that’s a fun place to grab a bite. There’s also Cafe Benelux right near there too, we ate there last time we visited. There’s some shopping right there as well I think.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Phamnomenon:  oh yes! I forgot about the domes! I love the domes!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Lakefront brewery is by far the best brewery tour in Milwaukee!  It doesn’t cost a lot of money and you get an awesome tour and a lot of beer to drink!  You can go to their website and reserve a spot for the time you want, which means you can “skip the line” when you go.  

If you want more beer, Estabrook Beer Gardens is “closing down” for the season all weekend.   Estabrook is an outdoor beer garden, themed after the ones in Germany, and this weekend it is half off beer, or bier as they call it!  Here is the link tot he Facebook event for it, https://www.facebook.com/events/673352282690042/.  Just keep in mind that it is outside, so you will either need to dress warm or drink enough beer where you don’t care!

The Art museum is pretty good if you are into that kind of thing.

The Safe House is the spy themed resteraunt.  It is different and kind of cool.  But keep in mind you go somehwere like that for the atmosphere and the experience, not the food.  The food itself was over priced and not very good, BUT it was the coolest “dining out” experience that I’ve ever encountered.  

 

One of my favorite places to just walk around, shop & eat is the Historic Third Ward.  Parking is a bit annoying around there, but you can walk or bus there easily from downtown (if that is where you are staying).  If you go to the Third Ward, stop at the public market!  I absolutely LOVE the public market!  

The website onmilwaukee has declared that October is Dining Month, so they have been posting the highest voted resteraunts in the city in many different categories. So if you want to find a good resteraunt, check their website out, http://www.onmilwaukee.com/dining/recently.html.  Or if you want a few personal suggestions I can let you know those too!  

If you are a Harley person you can go to the Harley museum.  I’m not a Harley person, so I’ve never gone and I can’t telly ou personally what I thought about it, but I know many have really enjoyed it.

Oh, do the River Walk!  It is downtown and pretty cool. There is even a bronze statue of the Fonz you can find!

Brady street is something that you might want to check out too.

Of course if the weather is nice, go to the lake shore!  There are a few different parks over there, like Veterans, Lake Park, etc.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I thought of one more cool thing!

There is a painting bar in the Third Ward, so if you like drinking and art, you can do both at the same time!  

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I honestly never new Safehouse had food, I just thought it was a bar, lol

 

ETA:

I love playing hammerschagen at the German Beer Hall if you two decide to go out at night!

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ieatunicorns:  You aren’t missing out!  The food is dry and crappy, but the booze and experience is fun!

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