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Overlooking Lake Michigan, this Italian Renaissance-style villa was designed by architect David Adler in 1923. Originally the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family, the Museum features fine and decorative arts dating...more
Was nice to see the area and the wonderful homes of all different styles. However, the interior of this house was disappointing. It had a unique art show going on that just further took away from the house. The gardens are nice (what we could...More
Villa Terrace is a mansion with an amazing backyard terrace and view overlooking Lake Michigan. The terrace includes a waterfall that flows down a well-manicured hill into gardens at the bottom of the hill. While this part of the house is terrific, there's not a...More
We arrived early, prior to opening, so we walked around the neighborhood. Big, impressive homes. Nice parks. Lake Michigan beach nearby. Arrival at Villa Terrace, when it opened, was the least interesting part of our day. No written guides to move you along. Minimal interpretive...More
This small museum housed in an old mansion overlooking Lake Michigan houses some surprises including contemporary art and some historical pieces including some interesting wrought iron work from an artist in the 19th through 20th century. Fascinating. There is a small fee to get in,...More
Went to check out the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and garden during Milwaukee Museum Mile Day. Received free admission (normally $5 for adults). Loved the water staircase and wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik.
went to the museum Saturday afternoon while part of the museum was being used for a private event the rest of the Museum and Gardens were open very very beautiful lot of decorative art the building itself was very classic the property extended from the...More
Villa Terrace is a historic mansion on the bluff above Lake Michigan. It has a small decorative arts museum and information about the Smith family that built it in 1923. It is a beautiful venue for a small wedding reception. The outdoor patio is beautiful...More
This museum is just a few minutes from downtown Milwaukee but feels like a portal into years past. The house alone is worth a visit, although it's rooms are mostly unfurnished or house examples of local decorative art. Beautiful vista to Lake Michigan. We were...More
Hi there, I'm planning on visiting Chicago in September and want to take a drive up to Milwaukee for 2 days. Below is the list of things I'm thinking of doing. I'd love to know how long people think I should allow for each. I'm also happy to hear if anyone thinks something is not worth the visit or is missing from my list. Also I'm going to be renting a car to drive to Milwaukee from Chicago so I figured I'd drive between attractions so I'm curious what the parking situation will be in each...More
May 28, 2014|
Miller Park. They do tours, which you can find info about on the Brewers website. That will give you an idea of the length of time you need. If you don't take a tour you can get a peak from the TGI Friday restaurant. It's open for lunch, so you can eat there, have a drink or just take a look around without buying anything. They don't care. There is also a gift shop that you can access on non game days. Parking is free and obviously easy when there is not a game. Make sure you park near...More