The home of the
Milwaukee Brewers is an impressive attraction with its red brick
façade, arched windows and retractable roof. Baseball players and the
Racing Sausages aren’t the only ones to have graced the field.
President George W. Bush threw the first pitch on the park’s
inaugural opening day on April 6, 2001. The next year, Miller Park
hosted the All-Star Game, which ended in an unprecedented tie.
2) The Domes
Park Horticultural Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind attraction with its
trio of 85-foot glass domes that house a variety of plant collections.
The tropical and arid domes showcase plant life specific to their
environments, while the seasonal dome features rotating themes
year-round. In 2008, the domes were crowned with halos of LEDs that
3) Pabst Brewery Complex
One of Milwaukee’s
most recognizable landmarks, the former Pabst Brewery is now one of
five LEED Platinum sustainable neighborhoods in the world. The late
Joseph Zilber began redeveloping the historic complex in 2006. Today
it’s a thriving community of residential apartments, retail stores,
office space, educational facilities and the Brewhouse Inn &
Suites, an extended-stay hotel.
undergone several name changes since it first opened in 1998, the
Delta Center remains one of the key convention centers in the city.
Few residents may know that the Delta Center, located in the heart of
Milwaukee, is home to the $1.2 million Burke Family Collection of
commissioned and integrated art.
Center for Performing Arts
Located in the
center of Milwaukee’s downtown theater district, the Marcus Center
for the Performing Arts has hosted a variety of arts programming
including the symphony, ballet, opera, theater and Broadway touring
shows for more than 40 years. Last year the Marcus Center introduced
LIVE at Peck Pavilion, a summer outdoor concert series hosted at the
recently remodeled Peck Pavilion.
to as Milwaukee’s jewel box, the Pabst Theater hosts more than 200
music, dance and theater performances every year. Built in 1895 in the
Baroque tradition, the theater underwent an extensive restoration
completed in 2001. The updated venue now features a 4,000-square-foot
lobby and pub, improved gallery seating, main and mezzanine lobby
restorations and new elevators.
7) City Hall
Hall is a local icon Milwaukee residents have identified with for more
than 110 years. Built in 1895, the architectural treasure is
characterized by ornately carved woodwork, leaded glass, stenciled
ceilings and stained glass windows. Named a National Historic Landmark
in 2005, the German Renaissance Revival-style building underwent a $70
million exterior restoration from 2006 to 2008.
The world took
notice of the Milwaukee Art Museum after the 2001 completion of the
Quadracci Pavilion, the sculptural, post-modern structure designed by
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The building’s signature steel
wings — the Burke Brise Soleil — form a moveable sunscreen with a
217-foot wingspan. After falling in love with the museum addition,
director Michael Bay featured it in several scenes of the 2011
blockbuster "Transformers 3."
science and technology museum on the lakefront offers hands-on fun
exploring the worlds of science, technology and water. Lie on a bed of
nails; interact with stingrays, sea urchins and sturgeons; or explore
the Challenge, a life-size recreation of the 1852 schooner. Whatever
piques your interest, adventure awaits.10) Third Ward
With its high
concentration of art galleries, specialty stores, distinct restaurants
and clothing boutiques, it’s no wonder the Historic Third Ward has
been dubbed "Milwaukee’s Arts and Fashion District." Just
three blocks south of downtown, the area’s historic warehouse
setting only adds to the neighborhood’s ambiance. And who can pass
up the Milwaukee Public Market, featuring 20 specialty food vendors?
11) Fifth Ward
Just across the
Milwaukee River is another up-and-coming neighborhood — the Fifth
Ward. Once primarily an industrial area, the Fifth Ward has
transformed in recent years into a trendy district of warehouse lofts,
watering holes and galleries. But even with its new hip rep, relaxing
on the outdoor patio of a nearby Mexican restaurant remains a favorite
Even if you’re
not a motorcycle enthusiast a trip to the Harley-Davidson Museum is in
order. With its eye-catching exhibits and artifacts, the museum offers
a truly unique perspective of American history and culture — as seen
through the eyes of an iconic American company. Among the notable
exhibits are "King Kong" (a 13-foot motorcycle) and a 1956
KH bike that belonged to Elvis Presley. M