Milwaukee Journals

Milwaukee Fun

A travel journal to Milwaukee by MarkR37

Pabst Mansion Photo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin More Photos
Quote: Milwaukee is best known for the shows Lavern and Shirley and Happy Days, Beer and Brats. But Milwaukee is working hard to change this perception and at considerable expense.

Milwaukee Fun

Overview

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Major Projects have been undertaken such as the 100 million dollar Milwaukee Art Museum addition, 350 Million dollar Miller Baseball Park, The beautiful canal walkway and now there is talk of a downtown light rail system to connect people to these places in an efficient elegant way. Milwaukee is a fun place to visit and I recommend it highly. Quick Tips: Summer is the right time to visit Milwaukee. The lake moderates the midwest heat and there are lots of festivals and outdoor concerts to attend. The lakefront is particularly attractive here with a huge linear park which can only be enjoyed in warm weather. Best Way To Get Around: Driving is still the way to get the most out of Milw...Read More

Kopp's Frozen Custard

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Restaurant

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Chicago is known for its hot dogs and deep dish pizza, Philadelphia for its cheese steaks and Milwaukee is known for its beer. But Milwaukee should be known for its Frozen Custard and the mother of all frozen custard is made fresh and served every day at Kopps. Frozen custard is god's gift to human beings who throw caution and calories to the wind in order to experience frozen food nirvana. It is addicting stuff and once you try it you will be hooked for life. Kopps has a couple of restaurants in Milwaukee and they are the undisputed king of this delicious food. On any given day there are only 3 flavors served. Chocolate, Vanilla, and a special. For first timers you must go for the cho...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2001

Kopp's Frozen Custard
multiple locations
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

King and I Authentic Thai Cuisine

Restaurant | "The King and I"

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The King and I is one of our favorite restaurants in Milwaukee. Located 2 blocks from the Bradley Center on Old World Third Street this Thai Food jewel is an oasis in a gastronomical desert of bratwurst, spatzel, and beer. The interior of the restaurant is inviting with a small bar area in the front for people to wait for there tables. The decor is nice with a Thai theme but the food is the true star of the show. My mouth is watering as I type this! Our favorite dishes are the string beans with chili sauce and the Pad Thai which is made with a delicious and fragrant sauce. Also the Chicken and beef Satay for an appetizer is excellent. The wait service is fast, efficient and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2001

King and I Authentic Thai Cuisine
823 N 2nd St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
414-276-4181

Pasta Tree

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Restaurant

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This is one of those restaurants that only locals know about and is a real treat for people in the mood for good Italian food. The Pasta Tree is located in a somewhat unassuming little store front building on N Farwell between the downtown area and the upscale downer street area to the North. The interior small and cramped and the tables are very close together. If you are planning on dining here on the weekend, reservations are a good idea. The decor is Victorian with antique tables, screens and pictures on the wall. To tell you the truth this is not the look I would go for if I owned this restaurant but it is not objectionable. The food is outstanding. On the pasta front, I liked t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2001

Pasta Tree
1503 N Farwell Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
414-276-8867

Pabst Mansion

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Attraction

Pabst Mansion Photo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Located on the somewhat seedy side of town, The Pabst Mansion is well worth a tour to see how the movers and shakers lived at the turn of the century in Milwaukee. Captain Pabst started his career as a ship hand when he was a young boy. He was so taken and enthusiastic about his experience that the ship's crew made him an apprentice to be a ship captain which stared his business career. Of course Captain Pabst became a beer magnate around the turn of the century and at the height of his fortune he made this beautiful mansion for his retirement home. The mansion is made to look like his idea of a hunting lodge. The building was painstakingly restored after many years spent as a house fo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2001

Pabst Mansion
2000 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
(414) 931-0808

Milwaukee Art Museum

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Attraction

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Wisconsin's largest and best museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum has been undergoing a major expansion project for the past several years which is finally coming to completion this summer. A giant glass winged structure designed by Santiago Calvatrava which retracts to regulate heat inside the building is a marvelous and inspiring piece of architecture and the city hopes will prove to be the signature building for which it is known. If nothing else, go down to the lake and check it out while strolling along Lake Michigan. If you choose to go inside you, will be thrilled by the first rate collection of art the museum. There is a large permanent collection of American Folk Art which rivals any museu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2001

Milwaukee Art Museum
750 North Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
(414) 224-3210

Miller Park/Milwaukee Brewers

Attraction | "Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park"

Miller Park/Milwaukee Brewers Photo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Miller Park is the brand new baseball stadium erected for the Milwaukee Brewers. Complete with a retractable domed roof and a live grass field this park is an architectural marvel that is a spectacular addition to the city. Old parks have tradition and there is nothing I like more than watching a Cubs game on a sunny afternoon in that great old ballpark. But some of these newer parks shine in a different way. Huge walls of glass on three sides of the stadium let in large amounts of light even when the roof is closed. This gives the park an outdoor feel while the noise level from the crowd bounces around to make the park much louder than most open air facilities. Also the sight lines are fantast...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2001

Miller Park/Milwaukee Brewers
One Brewers Way
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214
(414) 902-4100

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Perhaps no other company besides Miller Brewery exemplifies Milwaukee than Harley Davidson. For working class folks nothing defines status like a Hog and Milwaukee is a working class kind of town. So why not take a tour of the plant and see how the proud folks at Harley make these one of a kind motorcycles. I read that Harley tried unsuccessfully to patent the sound their bikes make when the throttle is engaged. For any of you who have ever been annoyed and or frightened by this roar of motor noise you can curse the fact that this is done on purpose by the manufacturer to sound big and mean. I'll bet the CEO of the company doesn't have top live next door to a biker bar and if he/she did they wou...Read More