Milwaukee is a great value, our city features big-city entertainment at small-town prices. Milwaukee offers the one-of-a-kind attractions that make visits memorable, including the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum, the lively atmosphere of the Milwaukee Public Market and the soaring wings of the acclaimed Milwaukee Art Museum.
From Progressive American and French to Traditional Italian and Indian, Milwaukee’s restaurants are as diverse as its people. With James Beard Award-winning chefs and restaurants, specialty foods made in Milwaukee and a farm-to-table community that will satisfy even the most devout locavore, Milwaukee offers a place and a taste for all visitors.
No other major Midwestern city can claim a location where three rivers flow into a 22,000-square mile Great Lake. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and at the confluence of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic Rivers, Milwaukee is filled with waterfront excitement. Get out on the water on a river cruise or a sailing expedition on Lake Michigan, or explore the three-mile long RiverWalk that winds through the city.
Explore Milwaukee’s rich architectural history, from the Gilded Age splendor of the Pabst Mansion to the stunning modern look of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Six of the known thirteen Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes are found here in his native state, and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa was one of Wright’s last works. Other beautiful churches include the Basilica of St. Josaphat, School Sisters of St. Francis Chapel and the St. Joan of Arc Chapel, which stood for more than five centuries in France before being rescued and moved to Milwaukee.
Milwaukee has a diverse cultural arts scene. It has the attractions. It also has something other places don’t have: the people. What distinguishes Milwaukee from other cities is the warm hospitality and friendly attitude of the people who live and work here. This personal touch and heartfelt welcome make it an extraordinary place to visit, and one that will leave a positive impression on everyone who visits.
It’s easy to get here, Interstates 94 and 43 flow into and out of the city for quick freeway access throughout downtown and the outlying areas. Milwaukee is within a single day’s drive of many Midwestern cities and just 1.5 hours away from Chicago.