Milwaukee Sights

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Milwaukee Public Museum

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Considered among the best natural history museums in the country, this museum houses more than 6 million specimens and artifacts. One...

Milwaukee River Cruise Line

  • Tour–Sight

Like the Chicago River, Milwaukee's namesake waterway has become a focal point of its downtown. From the Edelweiss boats, you can view...

Mitchell Park Conservatory

  • Garden/Arboretum

Known to locals simply as "The Domes," the conservatory consists of three 85-foot-high glass domes that house tropical, arid, and seasonal...

River Walk Boat Tours and Rentals

  • Tour–Sight

Cruise the Milwaukee River on the 45-seat Brew City Queen or the 20-seat Milwaukee Maiden; you can also rent a private pontoon. Nightly...

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

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Forests, ponds, marshland, and trails attract nature lovers to this 185-acre wildlife area and environmental research center, which is...

St. Joan of Arc Chapel

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This small, stone 15th-century chapel with tiny stained-glass windows was moved from its original site near Lyon, France, to Long Island...

St. Josephat's Basilica

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Built at the turn of the 20th century, this basilica has a copper dome modeled after the one atop St. Peter's in Rome. Inside is a collection...


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Frank Lloyd Wright built his summer residence about a two-and-a-half hour drive from Milwaukee (Taliesin West was his winter home in...

The Pabst

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Built in 1895 and remodeled in 1976, this Downtown Victorian theater—which presents top musical and theatrical entertainment—is on...

The Pabst Mansion

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Completed in 1892 for beer baron Captain Frederick Pabst, this is one of Milwaukee's treasured landmarks. The 37-room Flemish Renaissance–style...