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Address: 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI
Phone Number: 414/286-3200
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Visit during Doors Open & visit the Bell Tower

Cool building - take the tour of the inside, and if you can, catch a spot on the Bell Tower tour. Very fun! Great view! (Actually a small bunch of us got to go up farther than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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413 reviews 413 reviews
186 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Cool building - take the tour of the inside, and if you can, catch a spot on the Bell Tower tour. Very fun! Great view! (Actually a small bunch of us got to go up farther than that -- all the way up to the little tower with the flag on top. That was pretty amazing, but I don't think... More 

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Milwaukee
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148 reviews 148 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Took a wonderful tour of historical City Hall. Fascinating story behind this building. We were even treated to tour the steeples and giant bell tower. Got as far as the Mayor's office. Again, well worth taking this tour when in Milwaukee.

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you like to view various aspects of Architecture. It is worth a look inside and out. At the time I was there they were doing outside work.

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MILWAUKEE
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The City Hall is an architectual gem. It's an amazing structure right on Water Street across from another gem, The Pabst Theatre. Cit Hall is a turn of the 19th century structure housing all the major City functionaries, including the Mayor and City Council. Open free of charge to the public, it's worthy of a trip downtown to see it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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108 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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