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Historic Third Ward

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Address: Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: 414-273-1173
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Great Multipurpose Use of Warehouse District

We drove over to see this section before shops and restaurants had opened. Not being familiar with the parking meter system it took a bit to park and figure out. A local street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove over to see this section before shops and restaurants had opened. Not being familiar with the parking meter system it took a bit to park and figure out. A local street vendor was nice enough to assist us. Then we walked the blocks to see what all was there. Most of the shops opened at 10:00 and parking... More 

Thank LAH28
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the market to the river walk and everything in between! So great knowing my daughter at college has safe places to eat as a celiac and safe places to visit! What an amazing place!

Thank Jennifer F
Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I felt the shopping was limited, food options were ok. The Public Market was ok, small when compared to Seattle's market... really small compared to Seattle's. I would not spend time here unless you have extra time to spend, Milwaukee has many interesting options worth visiting, rather than the Third Ward

Thank Barry M
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting attractions. Many places together within walking distance. Several places to have a bite or a drink. Good place to spend several hours Many people out having fun

Thank Michael R
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great tourist and rather quiet area to visit. It houses the Public Market along with other restaurants, music venue or two, and an open office (for freelances to work in).

Thank Tiffrock12
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basically a yuppie scene; boutiques, bars etc.. The thing that makes this somewhat unique is the public market located there. Fresh seafood, cheese and meats abound.

Thank Steve F
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the night in Milwaukee on our way home from a car trip. The next day we walked around the Third Ward and were disappointed to find very little shopping. Major Department stores and such are at least 7 miles away!

Thank annfredrick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon wandering in and out of shops, even though it drizzled at times. Parking at meters is free on weekends, but hard to come by.

Thank Evelyn K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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81 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often parking is scarce and traffic is slow in this neighborhood. My recent visit, for business, proved an inconvenience. Still, I recall, I have indeed eaten and imbibed well in the Historic Third Ward. Yet I'd hesitate to recommend this as an outing to anyone unfamiliar with Milwaukee, who didn't want to kill an hour or two wandering, or who... More 

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Elgin, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An area of older buildings that have been restored into shops, restaurants, galleries, offices, etc.


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