A seriously GREAT place right on a Great Lake – and we’re not just saying that because one of our staff was born and raised here!
Although Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, it is enhanced by a friendly small-town spirit and Old World charm. The city's neighbourhoods weave a patchwork of diversity, as characteristics of the German heritage blend with influences of many other cultures. Italian, Irish, Polish, African American, and Hispanic neighbourhoods with ethnic restaurants and shops make up the fabric of Milwaukee.
But what made Milwaukee famous? Of course –it’s the home of Happy Days, Harley Davidson and Miller Brewing Company! Milwaukee is also revered for holding the largest music festival in the world – Summerfest – held at the end of June each year.
Cosmopolitan downtown Milwaukee is highlighted by the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). Set right on Lake Michigan, the awe inspiring building features a magnificent cathedral-like space with a vaulted 90-foot-high glass ceiling; a moveable sunscreen with a 217-foot wingspan that unfolds and folds twice daily and a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects the Museum to the city.
Adjacent to downtown, the Historic Third Ward is a trendy rejuvenated warehouse district full of trendy art galleries, restaurants, specialty shops and the Milwaukee Public Market.
Baseball fans must see a game in Miller Park. The stadium is state of the art and the beer is cold! Speaking of beer – Miller Brewing Company is open year round for tours. If that isn’t enough, in the summer there is a festival on Lake Michigan nearly every week.
The traditions and values that made Milwaukee remain constant today; the strongly held ideals of family, ethnic and cultural diversity and warm hospitality make it a truly genuine destination.