2021 Travel and Visitor Information

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Discover Milwaukee, an easy-access destination on beautiful Lake Michigan, featuring an exceptional blend of acclaimed restaurants, brewery tours, and lakefront festivals.

There’s an undeniable energy in fun, urban-easy Milwaukee. While still celebrating our beer brewing heritage, the city now has a powerhouse arts scene, big-city attractions, revitalized historic districts, numerous James Beard-nominated chefs, and a burgeoning locally-sourced culinary movement.

Milwaukee’s über-cool combination of cherished tradition and modern attitude is reflected in our architecture and in a variety of walk-around, character-filled neighborhoods. The city’s German heritage is celebrated along cobblestoned Old World Third Street, and the emerging Walker’s Point area is already nationally acclaimed for its locally made cheese, chocolate, ice cream, coffee, and craft beers.

Stroll down the picturesque RiverWalk – past the “Bronze Fonz” statue of Henry Winkler’s beloved “Happy Days” character – to the Historic Third Ward. This six-square-block, converted warehouse district contains the city’s highest concentration of art galleries, as well as theaters, specialty stores, restaurants and nightlife, and is anchored by foodie paradise Milwaukee Public Market, ranked among the top markets by Frommers.

Milwaukee is the only city in the world where the city icon along the spectacular, Lake Michigan shoreline – the Milwaukee Art Museum – literally opens its “wings” to welcome all. Next door, maritime heritage meets 21st century cool at Discovery World with its high-tech displays and fresh and saltwater aquariums. It is also the summer berth for Wisconsin’s official tall ship, the S/V Denis Sullivan.

Milwaukee is your destination for fun and entertainment – any time of the year!

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For visitor guides, maps and much more, go to https://www.visitmilwaukee.org/

Travel Information

Milwaukee is an easily accessible travel destination with Mitchell International Airport (MKE) or through Chicago’s O’Hare or Midway Airports. Wherever you are coming from, be assured that complication-free travel is possible.

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is conveniently located just six miles south of downtown Milwaukee. Whether traveling from around Wisconsin or making the short drive from northern Illinois, Mitchell Airport is easily accessed from I-94 via Exit 318 (Hwy 119).

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We acknowledge in Milwaukee that we are on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida and Mohican nations remain present.