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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Once a nondescript bingo hall in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has transformed into an entertainment destination, with slot machines, gaming tables, award-winning restaurants, a theater that attracts national acts — and now a four-star hotel.
Revitalizing Port
Emily Kapszukiewicz and her fiance, Alex Funk, chose to live in Port Washington in early 2013 because it was centrally located between their jobs.
Gather by the river
Milwaukee, according to the language of its original Native American inhabitants, means gathering place by the water. The downtown Riverwalk has become a very popular place for all sorts of gatherings. Here are seven activities to enjoy along the Riverwalk this summer.
Places: Brown Deer Village
A century ago, Brown Deer’s original village center, a triangular area surrounded by railroad tracks to the west, Green Bay Road to the east and Brown Deer Road to the north, was the hub of the community, humming with basic services like a barber shop, grocery store, ice cream parlor and service garage.
Making friends in high places
Sometime soon, you may be invited to spend the night in the arms of Apollo, the Gemini Twins or even Wild Bill. The trees at Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville all seem to have names, and Jessica Jens, the center’s executive director, would like visitors to get to know them, up close and personally.
Turner Hall
Established more than 130 years ago, Turner Hall honors Milwaukee’s rich German heritage in every sense of the word. The building was designed by a German architect, named after a German-American association and remains under the supervision of that same organization.
Trail mix
Metro Milwaukee boasts more than 300 miles of recreational trails, and you’re sure to find a perfect one to explore each month of the year. Here’s a sample of what the area has to offer.
Whitefish Bay
Located at the corner of Silver Spring and Lake drives, Winkie’s has been a family tradition for generations. The upscale variety shop, which dates to the 1940s, carries an array of novelty gift items.
SUITE success
Whether they’re here for business, pleasure, or both, visitors to Milwaukee are finding many more choice hotel rooms in town lately, with more on the horizon.
Heart of the action
The recently opened Three Bridges Park in the Menomonee Valley is the latest step in the transformation of a long-abandoned rail yard into a popular destination for families and a growing number of businesses and employees in the area.
Milwaukee Icons 08-12-13
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. 
Visit Waukesha 08-12-13
Historic charm, an ever-growing arts scene and a slew of new restaurants and gourmet food shops have revitalized downtown Waukesha.
Lower prices make winter a great time to visit the Windy City 02-11-13
CHICAGO — It’s sleek, shiny and sensational. But let’s add two more words to describe Chicago for tourists: darn expensive. On Feb. 1, admission to the Art Institute of Chicago jumped to $23 for out-of-state visitors. In the past month, a host of other price hikes that affect tourists have also taken effect: Museum of Science and Industry ticket prices rose. 

Midwest Travel 


 
Shipwrecks, lighthouses in spotlight at Toledo's National Museum of the Great Lakes  08-25-14
TOLEDO, Ohio — There have been 8,000 shipwrecks on the Great Lakes. A few of those are spotlighted in the expanded and relocated National Museum of the Great Lakes, a new Toledo attraction that opened in the spring and includes a 617-foot-long ore boat/museum ship.
A lovely day in - Gary?
Conventional wisdom says Gary is a city that time forgot — the worst, ugliest, smelliest, most decrepit, dangerous city in the Midwest, if not the nation.
In Baraboo, Wis., the circus is always in town 05-27-14
BARABOO, Wis. — Let’s begin with the obvious, and most pressing, question: How in the name of Jumbo the Elephant (he’s real — look it up) did a south-central Wisconsin town of 12,000 become the circus capital of the world?
Chicago's new 'Tilt!' puts you over the edge 05-12-14
South Bass Light Station is Lake Erie lighthouse with its own ghosts 02-17-14
Sailing a tall ship across Lake Superior 02-17-14
Ride on Richland B&O Trail survives broken windows, shaky start 02-10-14
There's more to winter sports in northern Michigan than skiing 02-03-14
Commodore Perry plays tall role on Ohio's South Bass Island, Put-in-Bay 12-16-13
A shopper's guide to Chicago's new Eataly 12-16-13
Flint Ridge is one of Ohio's most historical sites with old quarry pits 12-02-13
Believe it: The beer will be cold 11-25-13
Picnic with cannibals at Wisconsin's Aztalan State Park
10-28-13
Ohio's Sheldon Marsh features wetlands, wild Lake Erie beach, birds 10-21-13
Golfers, start your engines: Indy golf course lends itself to driving 9-16-13

Vacation Spots


 
In Nevada, Lake Las Vegas is a bit too sleepy 11-10-2014

Perfect day in Carmel: Beach picnics, wine walk and sunset concert 11-10-2014

How to take a bite out of the Big Apple, without breaking the bank 11-03-2014

In Nevada, close encounters of another kind  11-03-2014

Free skiing for kids keeps families on their toes 10-27-2014

On Florida's Amelia Island, a mix of tranquility and history 10-27-2014

Catching fish and history at Pike Place Market on Seattle's bustling waterfront 10-20-2014

South Lake Tahoe's in makeover mode 10-13-2014

Feeling at home with New Orleans dining 10-13-2014

Autumn shows it true colors in northeastern Pennsylvania 10-06-2014

It's easy to fall for Dunsmuir 10-06-2014

Off the grid in Taos, N.M. 09-29-2014

The big paddle along Kauai's coast 09-29-2014

After the fires: Autumn beauty and mountain-biking in Winthrop, Wash. 09-22-2014

Mount Rushmore, Black Hills provide South Dakota's view for the ages 09-22-2014

Beauty awaits the adventurous at Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 09-15-2014

What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway 09-15-2014

Rafting the river of time: Riding the Colorado 09-09-2014

Molokai offers a taste of unspoiled Hawaii
09-02-2014

A family trip to D.C. mixes politics, pandas and play time
09-02-2014

Secrets of the North Carolina Coast
08-25-2014

Shift into the Portland, Ore., spirit with a bike tour around town 08-18-2014

Not your average New Mexico brewery 08-18-2014

Mountains, border, mix of cultures draw tourists to El Paso 08-11-2014

Camping in Brooklyn 08-11-2014

Ben Franklin's Philadelphia 08-04-2014

Destination Omaha: City breathes new life into old neighborhoods 08-04-2014

The Homestead, established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before Revolutionary War 07-28-2014

The charms of Cape Cod: Making a bucket list 07-28-2014

Universal Orlando's new retro resort - A blast fro the space age past  07-21-2014

Seeing Eleanor Roosevelt's side of Hyde Park 07-21-2014

South Carolina's Beaufort: Where time slows down but still plenty to do 07-14-2014

Moose, McKinley and motorcycles: Taking the scenic route through the 49th state  07-14-2014

Make like Lewis and Clark with a river trip that captures their spirit 07-07-2014

West of old, new and myth meet in Durango, Colo. 06-30-2014

How new rights museum carries Atlanta's story forward

06-30-2014

Boating's class act: Offshore Sailing School in Fort Myers, Fla. 06-23-2014

Everything is beautiful along U.S. 84 north of Santa Fe
06-23-2014

Dwarfs, wizards & princesses: Busy summer for Florida's theme parks 06-16-2014

At peace in Ojai: California hippie town is 90 miles and a world away from LA 06-09-2014

 

Travel Features


 
Paradise Found
Gardens can be fascinating places for meandering, meditation or mental and physical healing. And, southeastern Wisconsin is home to some of the loveliest public gardens in the country, where you can explore the many gifts of nature.
Drive and dine
Sometimes the best road trips are those with a savory reward at the end: an unforgettable restaurant meal. Fortunately, within an hour of downtown Milwaukee are several decadent options, from a throwback steakhouse with Lake Michigan views to a pizzeria with pies that rival those baked in Italy.
Mobile streaming
Aaron Carman likens owning a vintage Airstream trailer to owning a classic car, both for the wow factor on the open road and the ongoing maintenance issues. He and wife Amy found the 1971 Airstream about five years ago on eBay — it was in a barn in Eau Claire — and have been restoring it ever since.
The life loyal
Several times each year, Loyal Mehnert, 34, will veto a resort-style vacation in favor of a volunteer project.
Make your escape
It’s springtime, a season for slipping into a driving mode and rambling. Among the limitless "best" driving destinations are long-time favorites and several new explorations to consider. The only criteria: Get up and go! With this season’s high gas prices, the following suggestions are within a half-day drive from greater Milwaukee, making it easy on the pocketbook.
Reunited
The holidays have a natural hustle and bustle to them that charms children and puts everyone in a good mood. But if the thought of the upcoming holidays feels more like a hassle, maybe it’s time to rethink your celebration.





   










 






 





 

 

 

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