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Milwaukee
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is perhaps best known for its famous breweries and the Major League Brewers, but there's more to the city than beer and baseball. Milwaukee is rich in historical and cultural attractions, making it the perfect place for a weekend of exploring. Check out the newly expanded Milwaukee Art Museum or the Mitchell Park Horticultural Society, which hosts an annual show of the same flora and fauna seen in Georgia O'Keefe's paintings. Those interested in the city's history can visit the grand Pabst Mansion, former home of one of the city's famous beer barons, or the Milwaukee Public Museum, to see what life was like in Old Milwaukee. If the kids are along, don't miss the... more Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is perhaps best known for its famous breweries and the Major League Brewers, but there's more to the city than beer and baseball. Milwaukee is rich in historical and cultural attractions, making it the perfect place for a weekend of exploring. Check out the newly expanded Milwaukee Art Museum or the Mitchell Park Horticultural Society, which hosts an annual show of the same flora and fauna seen in Georgia O'Keefe's paintings. Those interested in the city's history can visit the grand Pabst Mansion, former home of one of the city's famous beer barons, or the Milwaukee Public Museum, to see what life was like in Old Milwaukee. If the kids are along, don't miss the Milwaukee County Zoo or the Betty Brinn Children's Museum. Of course a trip to the "Genuine American City" would not be complete without a tour of the Miller Brewing Company and a Brewers game at Miller Park. less

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Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Museum boasts an extensive collection of nearly 20,000 works, representing such artists as Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe and Andy Warhol.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Harley-Davidson Museum
Harley-Davidson Museum
Owner description: Harley-Davidson motorcycles bring heart-thumping adventure, life-changing freedom and a bit of rebellion into the lives of people around the world. But whether you were born to be... more Owner description: Harley-Davidson motorcycles bring heart-thumping adventure, life-changing freedom and a bit of rebellion into the lives of people around the world. But whether you were born to be wild - or mild - makes no difference at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Much more than a nostalgia trip for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Museum offers a glimpse of American history and culture like you've never seen before - through the successes and trials of an iconic American company. Interactive, eye-catching exhibits present an unparalleled collection of legendary stories of our nation's last century. Located on 20 acres in downtown Milwaukee, the Museum offers free parking, Motor Bary & Restaurant, Cafe Racer, The Shop, park-like outdoor spaces, special event rentals, guided tours for group of 15 or more, and Steel Toe Tours of the Powertrain Operations, home of the big-twin engine. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Basilica of St. Josaphat
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Owner description: The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of Milwaukee in Historic Lincoln Village. The Basilica is a Franciscan center for... more Owner description: The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a ministry of the Conventual Franciscans on the South Side of Milwaukee in Historic Lincoln Village. The Basilica is a Franciscan center for prayer and spirituality, inspiration and beauty. It is home to a vibrant Roman Catholic parish and remains a testament to the faith of the Polish immigrants that created it. We invite you to join us for a visit, a tour, for worship or in prayer. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites
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Miller Park
Miller Park
Home of the Milwaukee Brewers, this state-of-the-art stadium features a fan-shaped convertible roof and four choices of front-row seats for baseball fans.
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum
Owner description: Featuring more than 4.5 million objects and a variety of exciting exhibits, this is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United States. Kohl's Thank You... more Owner description: Featuring more than 4.5 million objects and a variety of exciting exhibits, this is considered one of the best natural history museums in the United States. Kohl's Thank You Thursday allows free admission to the museum the first Thursday of every month with extended hours (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.). less
Attraction type: Natural History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Glorioso's Italian Market
Glorioso's Italian Market
Ranked #1 of 1,503 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Sanford Restaurant
Sanford Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,503 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Paul Fish Company
St. Paul Fish Company
Ranked #3 of 1,503 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in
Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-in
Ranked #4 of 1,503 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Blue's Egg
Blue's Egg
Ranked #5 of 1,503 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Quality Suites Milwaukee Airport
2.5 of 5
Quality Suites Milwaukee Airport
$77 - $136
Ranked #33 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
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Acanthus Inn Bed and Breakfast
$75 - $125
Ranked #5 of 10 Milwaukee B&B and Inns

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Baymont Inn & Suites Mequon Milwaukee Area
2.5 of 5
Baymont Inn & Suites Mequon Milwaukee Area
$79 - $152
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mequon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
$133 - $280
Ranked #2 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Airport
2.5 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Airport
$102 - $200
Ranked #3 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
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Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport
$104 - $258
Ranked #4 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Iron Horse Hotel
4.0 of 5
Iron Horse Hotel
$223 - $501
Ranked #1 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
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The Pfister Hotel
4.5 of 5
The Pfister Hotel
$184 - $314
Ranked #5 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
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Ambassador Hotel
4.0 of 5
Ambassador Hotel
$124 - $296
Ranked #10 of 56 Hotels in Milwaukee
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