Our Venue

If you’re thinking about staying with our WITS ’17 venue and hotel partner, Hilton Milwaukee City Center, you’re definitely not alone. We are so excited to work with this beautiful hotel and can’t wait to share it with you, inside and out!

Here’s some great info on what to expect should you stay with us at Hilton Milwaukee. Don’t forget to book your room here for just $149/night — we only have a limited number of spaces and they will sell out! Room rate is available starting 3 days before and ending 3 days after WITS ’17.

Thanks to Visit Milwaukee and the Hilton Milwaukee City Center for all of the information below!


The Hilton Milwaukee Downtown hotel is a classic art deco hotel with rich furnishing and distinctive architecture built in 1927. Originally called The Schroeder Hotel, today the Hilton Milwaukee Downtown is recognized as the city’s largest hotel with a tradition of excellence spanning nearly 85 years. The gracious style of the hotel is reflected in impeccable service and attention to every detail provided by a tenured team of hospitality professionals. We are proud to say we are a AAA Four Diamond hotel.


Hilton Milwaukee Lobby

Hilton Milwaukee Starbucks


Hilton Milwaukee City Center

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is located among the downtown Milwaukee hotels on Wisconsin Avenue, the main thoroughfare of downtown living, and is connected to the city’s convention center. It is also steps from many popular attractions including the Lake Michigan parkland and shoreline, the Henry Meir Festival Grounds (home to the World’s Largest Music Festival, Summerfest; and many other ethnic festivals), the BMO Harris Bradley Center Sports Complex, the Milwaukee Theatre, and a bounty of boutique shops. Families will enjoy the Discovery World and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum.



Since the Hilton is in downtown Milwaukee, there are a number of ways to get there, including:

As Milwaukee is only a 90 minute Amtrak ride from Chicago, many attendees may choose to fly to Chicago and take the Amtrak from there to Milwaukee.


If you are planning to stay in Milwaukee, everything will be walkable during the weekend of WITS (in some cases, free transportation options will also be provided). You will only need a car if you are planning to leave Milwaukee to explore other areas on your own.


Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.

Discovery World

Discovery World connects innovation, science, technology and the environment with exploration and learning through interactive exhibits and experiential learning programs.

Betty Brinn Childrens Museum

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years—from birth through age ten.

Harley-Davidson Museum

Much more than a nostalgia trip for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Milwaukee Museum offers a glimpse of American history and culture like you’ve never seen it before.

Pabst Theater

The Historic Pabst Theater is the 4th oldest operating theater in the United States and is the perfect Milwaukee attraction for concerts, private performances, plays, dance competitions, lectures, beauty pageants, local dance or musical groups, as well as national touring musicians.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Home to the finest performing artists in Wisconsin, such as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Company, Florentine Opera Company, First Stage Milwaukee, and Broadway shows.

Miller Park

Where a fan upon encountering the brick facade and structural elegance can’t help but feel the reincarnation of baseball’s romantic past.

Milwaukee Public Museum

MPM is the intersection of human history and natural science. They educate, explore, discover and preserve the world and its people.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino

Thrilling action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offering some of the highest payouts of any casino in the area, Potawatomi Bingo Casino is where you can come, relax and … play.

Lakefront Brewery

Lakefront Brewery is a leader in brewing the best beers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Riverwest Stein is Lakefront’s Flagship beer, but Lakefront also brews it’s popular New Grist, an award winning gluten free beer.

For information on Milwaukee attractions and museums, please email us at info@hiltonmilwaukee.com, or call 414-271-7250.