Things to Do in Milwaukee
Midwest Airlines Center.Opened in 1998, the Midwest Airlines Center is downtown Milwaukee’s premier convention center, housing the main convention hall, The US Cellular Arena and The Milwaukee Theatre The facility includes 188,695 square feet of exhibit space, a grand ballroom, smaller meeting rooms and hosts trade shows, banquets and conferences. Equipped with satellite links, video teleconferencing, data transmission and audio-visual support, the Midwest Airlines Center is a stunning display of innovation and high-tech design. Visit www.midwestairlinescenter.com for more info.
Milwaukee Art Museum.The Milwaukee Art Museum is Milwaukee’s iconic symbol. Overlooking Lake Michigan, the impressive Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, features a movable screen with a 217-foot wing span. The museum features 20,000 works from the Old Masters, German Expressionists, Haitian artists as well as a large collection of works by Georgia O’Keeffe. Other noteworthy museum sites are the War Memorial Center and the Cudahy Gardens. Visit www.mam.org for more info. [Top]
Marquette University.Marquette University is one of Milwaukee’s top ranked educational institutions. Founded in 1881, it is one of the largest private Jesuit universities in the state. Situated on 93 acres near downtown Milwaukee, Marquette University’s urban campus is home to 8,000 undergrads and roughly 3,000 post grad students. Higher academics include a state of the art school of dentistry and Marquette University Law School. For information and tours visit www.marquette.edu.
Milwaukee County Zoo.Formerly located in downtown Milwaukee’s Washington Park, the 200 acre Milwaukee County Zoo houses over 2,500 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. The zoo also contains 21 bonobos, a highly endangered animal found exclusively in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Visit www.milwaukeezoo.org for more info. [Top]
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is Milwaukee’s vibrant epicenter for performing arts in Downtown Milwaukee. The Center features four theater venues is home to the Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera and the highly acclaimed Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. As artistic partners with Hotel of the Arts, our guests have an opportunity to include MSO performances in their “experience” through the “Perfect Evening” Package. Enjoy the artistry of world renowned conductors, Edo de Waart and Marvin Hamlisch along with breathtaking performances by the Orchestra lead by Concertmaster and accomplished international soloist, Frank Almond. Visit www.marcuscenter.org
Discovery World.Enjoy a full day of exploration and fun at Discovery World. Located at Pier Wisconsin on Milwaukee’s Lakefront, Discovery World introduces visitors to the world of technology, science and water through interactive exhibits and amazing fresh and salt water aquariums. For information visit www.discoveryworld.org. [Top]
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.Milwaukee’s East Side public research university is a mere five blocks from the Lake Michigan shoreline and minutes from the Maier Festival Grounds. Take a walking tour to explore the university’s quaint campus and residential neighborhood offering a myriad of shops, restaurants, bookstores and coffeehouses. Visit www4.uwm.edu.
Miller Park.The official home of the Milwaukee Brewers packs a punch for Major League Baseball enthusiasts. Enjoy the Brewer’s new and improved 41,900 seat stadium offering excellent views of all the professional baseball action. Visit milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com for more info. [Top]
Bradley Center.Enjoy premier concerts, family entertainment and sports events at this state-of-the-art entertainment facility. Sports fans will enjoy competitive NBA Milwaukee Bucks, AHL Milwaukee Admirals and the Marquette University Golden Eagles athletics. Visit www.bradleycenter.com for schedule.
Potawatomi Casino.The Potawatomi Casino is Milwaukee’s premier bingo and casino center located just minutes west of downtown Milwaukee. Discover classic casino games like poker, black jack and Russian roulette in addition to incredible steakhouses, bars and casual dining restauants.
Visitors can also catch dazzling live performance acts at the Northern Lights Theater. Find more information at www.paysbig.com. [Top]
Mitchell Park Domes.Three stunning glass domes set the stage for one of Milwaukee’s ultimate nature experiences. Known to locals as the Mitchell Park Domes, the Mitchell Park Conservatory originally opened in 1899 and contains a comprehensive collection of tropical flowers, desert plants and many other exotic flora. Visit www.milwaukeedomes.org for more information.
Urban Ecology Center.This non-profit educational community center allows visitors to explore Milwaukee’s natural habitats in order to raise environmental awareness and responsibility. Discover the diverse plant and animal life that inhabit the east bank of the Milwaukee River and the center’s 15-acre urban park land. Live animals, exhibits and plenty of resources can all be found at the Green Building in Riverside Park. Learn more at www.urbanecologycenter.org. [Top]
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.Situated on the banks of Lake Michigan just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee, the Schlitz Audobon Center includes 185-acres of pristine coastland and natural wildlife.
Discover hiking trails, breathtaking views from the 60-foot observation tower as well as a wide selection of educational programs and workshops. Visit www.sanc.org