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What to do in Milwaukee ?

Going to be in Milwaukee for about 20 hours.. Only public transportation and staying downtown.. What is a must see, must do, or must eat here in my short stay?

Milwaukee (Wisconsin)   Wisconsin (WI)

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Carly from Wisconsin

It is easy to fill a day of activities in Milwaukee! There has been lots of great suggestions so far. Start the morning at Colectivo Coffee - Lakefront Cafe that is in a historic building and take a walk down Veterans ParkGreat views of the lake and Milwaukee skyline. There is Discovery World along the lake front that could take up an hour or 2 of your time. There is the Milwaukee Art Museum- it is being renovated right now (3/31/15) but there are still some small exhibits available to view. Historic Third Ward has lots of great little shops in a few blocks to walk through like Bangles and Bags, and Red Elephant Chocolate has great treats.  You can walk to Cathedral Square to view the church and there are some great eateries around there like Elsa's On the Park, including Classy Girl Cupcakesshop. Then you can continue to walk to water street for a bunch of Milwaukee original bars such as Rumpus Room or Water Street Brewery and go across the river onto 3rd street for some sausage at the Milwaukee Brat House.


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Elaina
Holy moly!! Thank you so much. Much appreciated!
 

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Elaina
Holy moly!! Thank you so much. Much appreciated!
 
 
 

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Sarah from Milwaukee

I suggest going over to the Milwaukee Public Market and from there, take a snack or meal with you while you stroll the Riverwalk (which you can connect to right across the street). If you want to stop for a beer, I'd suggest Milwaukee Ale House for local Milwaukee Brewing Company beers (my favorite being the Weekend at Louie's but it's a summer seasonal). It's a short walk to the Milwaukee Art MuseumDiscovery World - the former being great to see from the outside - right now a lot of the collection is off-view as they are doing renovations. 

For dessert, it might be a little long walk to Purple Door Ice Cream but worth it. Also in that area is the Milwaukee Brewing Company brewery that has tours in the evenings most nights. Also a good little stop is the Clock Shadow Creamery for cheese curds and other wonderful Wisconsin cheeses. 

These are some of my favorite places! I don't take public transportation much so can't be of much help, but on a nice day, most of these places should be reachable by walking!


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Elaina
Thank you thank you!! I'm excited for it!
 
 
 

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Vince from Milwaukee

If nice out for sure check out the Milwaukee Art Museum and Veterans Park on the lake front. My favorite place to eat and relax is the Milwaukee Public Market, specifically St Paul Seafood.


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Cheryl from Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum, if you are 21 -Riverwalk Brewery Boat Tour or any other brewery tours, Brewer's baseball game, check for any good shows at the The Pabst Theater. To eat, try a Mo's Irish Pub or Mo's: A Place for Steaks.


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Hannah from Milwaukee

Hey Elaina,

With a short amount a time I would check out Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory! Cool place. For things to eat, Wolf PeachCosmos Cafe or Holey Moley Coffee + Doughnuts would be good places! All accessible from public transportation :)


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Blair from Ann Arbor

Must have a drink atop the The Pfister Hotel in the blue room (great views!) and check out the Milwaukee Art Museum. If you're up for a mile walk or more, wander to E Brady St.


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