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City Hall

200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI (Downtown)
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Ranked #30 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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101 reviews 101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A beautiful and historic piece of Milwaukee. Gorgeous from the outside (especially the main entrance on Wells Street), but you must go inside to truly appreciate it. Once inside, you can appreciate the mosaic tile work, the ornate iron railings, beautiful columns, and intricate paint. This building's exterior went through a significant restoration about five years ago but shortly afterwards... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

City Hall was erected in 1895 and was then the largest inhabitable building in the nation. It may or may not rank any where near that today, but if you stand in the lobby and peer up the 380 odd feet atrium, you must be impressed. See picture. Its style was in the then popular Flemish Renaissance Revival style, and... More

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Dutchess County, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We drove around in circles for like a half an hour because there's so much construction we couldn't find the place. The outside of the building is beautiful. I think that's the main reason why it's on trip advisors must see list. The inside is nice but not the best I've ever seen.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When we decided to visit doors open Milwaukee, city hall was the starting point so it was a no brainer. Wow, it is so ornate and beautiful. On our tour we were able to see the clock tower bell and get a tour of the building. We also met the mayor of the city on the tour. A true gem... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We got to view this beautiful building during the Doors Open Milwaukee city wide event. We really would have liked to take the bell tower tour but they are so spaced apart that we didn't want to miss seeing more sites as we just moved to this city. I will go back next year and plan to do the bell... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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202 reviews 202 reviews
85 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Visited the City Hall building during Doors Open Milwaukee weekend. Someone suggested we go to the third floor to visit the City Council room, but through why stop at three electing to head for the top. Looking down over the rail yields a magnificent view of the building and skylight looking up. The angle of the building is more obvious... More

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Enjoyed the poster explanations of the architecture, construction and city-of-its-time in this building and looking at the building itself.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The architecture is wonderful and has the flavor of the Milwaukee that we are slowly but surely losing. The neighborhood character that drew me to Milwaukee years ago. I enjoy the building and the activity in it. Couldn't be more MIlwaukee.

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I bartended across the street and watched how they repaired this building. The time and money was well spent. You will enjoy this beautiful building from many angles when traveling through downtown.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Saw this during Open Doors Milwaukee. The building is beautiful art deco interior. The view up from the lobby to the different open levels is striking.

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