Milwaukee Travel Guide


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Plan Your Milwaukee Vacation

A friendly Midwestern atmosphere prevails in Milwaukee, which is not so much a city as a large collection of neighborhoods situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin's largest city is an international seaport and the state's primary commercial and manufacturing center. Modern steel-and-glass high-rises occupy much of the downtown area, but they share the skyline with restored and well-kept 19th-century buildings from Milwaukee's early heritage. First settled by Potawatomi and later by French fur traders in the late 18th century, the city boomed in the 1840s with the arrival of German beer brewers, whose influence is still present. Milwaukee is known as a city of festivals, the biggest being Summerfest (the "World's Largest Music Festival"), held in late June and early July.


Milwaukee Restaurants

Milwaukee is known for its wide variety of good ethnic restaurants, especially those that serve German cuisine. Despite its small-town atmosphere, more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Milwaukee

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Milwaukee Experiences

  • Custard—That Oh So Dairy Treat

    Because Wisconsin has a long and tasty history relating to the dairy industry, it should come as no surprise that great custard can be found here—frozen... Read more

  • Breweries & Brewpubs

    Say Milwaukee, and most people think "beer." Beer built the city, starting with the founding of Miller Brewing Company in 1855. Brewery barons... Read more


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