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Lying on the shores of picturesque Lake Michigan, this Midwestern beauty is the largest city in Wisconsin—want to raise a glass to that? Hit Milwaukee Brewery, the country’s oldest still-functioning major brewery, or make sure you visit for Summerfest, once listed as the largest music festival in the world.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Milwaukee. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Milwaukee flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Lying on the shores of picturesque Lake Michigan, this Midwestern beauty is the largest city in Wisconsin—want to raise a glass to that? Hit Milwaukee Brewery, the country’s oldest still-functioning major brewery, or make sure you visit for Summerfest, once listed as the largest music festival in the world.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Milwaukee. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Milwaukee flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Milwaukee

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DO Milwaukee - Some Other Sights

Written by MilwVon on 23 Sep, 2013

In addition to the three locations I've written individual reviews/stories on, I also made very brief visits at three others participating in the Doors Open (DO) Milwaukee event. With around 125 locations throughout the City of Milwaukee, it was impossible to see more than…Read More


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A Little Bit About DO Milwaukee

Written by MilwVon on 20 Sep, 2013

DO Milwaukee is the common name for the annual event "Doors Open Milwaukee" promoting many of our city's most well known landmarks and historical buildings. Organized and hosted by the nonprofit organization Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI), the purpose of this weekend event is to promote…Read More


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Milwaukee Custard - so what's the big deal?

Written by MilwVon on 25 Jun, 2013

I fondly remember the custard stand located near where I grew up. It was located on Hwy 50 and Annandale Road, in Falls Church, VA. A visit there required a 20 minute ride and often standing in line for more than 15 minutes.…Read More


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Professional Bowling (PBA) Returns to Milwaukee

Written by MilwVon on 08 Jun, 2013

It was big news when the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced earlier this year that they would be returning to the Milwaukee area for a multi-tournament event which would award four titles plus a special "made for television" king-of-the-hill event. This was their first…Read More


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A Sampling of Milwaukee's 19th Century German Churches

Written by MilwVon on 11 Nov, 2012

In the 19th century, Germans were fleeing for America with many making their way to what would later become known as Milwaukee. Wisconsin was rich in farmland, similar to what Europeans were accustomed to in their homeland so very quickly the area gave rise…Read More


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Lots of History Throughout the City

Written by MilwVon on 06 Nov, 2012

For visitors coming to Milwaukee, I encourage you to enjoy a walk or ride through the city to take in a snippet of history through the architecture that has been well preserved in many areas. I have always been impressed with all that surrounds…Read More


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Walking Tour of Downtown Milwaukee

Written by RoBoNC on 12 Oct, 2009

The Milwaukee River is a 75 mile stretch of water that empties into Lake Michigan. The river cuts through downtown Milwaukee. The river is a tourist attraction in and of itself. Boaters constantly travel up and down the river sometimes stopping for…Read More


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2. Through the Main Gate at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Written by flyingscot4 on 22 Sep, 2008

If you're lucky enough to have a "Complementary" admission, just go through whichever entrance you parked closest to. If you come by bus or shuttle, you will be dropped off in front of the Main Gate. If not, there are ticket booths at…Read More


Dining Milwaukee Style

Written by MilwVon on 26 Jul, 2007

If you haven't ever lived in Milwaukee or spent considerable time there, you might miss the wonderfully eclectic dining scene offered in the city and throughout the suburbs! I didn't realize just how unique Milwaukee's dining options were until moving to boring Ames, Iowa. This…Read More


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Lake Express - High Speed Ferry

Written by gigglynell on 23 Mar, 2005

Since I hate to drive and I hate dealing with lots of traffic, I decided to try the new Muskegon-to-Milwaukee high-speed ferry when I took a trip to Milwaukee to see my best friend last summer. The trip was interesting; I had been on…Read More


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