Conference Tours

If you want to spend a bit more time exploring everything Milwaukee has to offer — with your new WITS friends, to boot — our pre- and post-conference tours are for you!

Our destination sponsor, Visit Milwaukee, has put together a great itinerary of events for you to take part in — and even better, the events are now open for registration! Be sure to sign up quickly– with limited spaces available, these tours are sure to fill up!

Please note: we take sign ups very seriously. Please only register for an event if you plan to go. Anyone who registers for an event and does not show up will be taken off the list for subsequent tours.

 

Tacos & Tequila

Tacos Tequila

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 6-9 PM

Provided by: Milwaukee Food & City Tours

Max: 20 people

Celebrate Milwaukee’s Latino culture with Milwaukee’s all new bus-driven Tacos & Tequila Tour! You may already know the restaurants of Milwaukee’s Latin Quarter, but allow us to showcase the hidden gems of the community!

We’ll visit 3 restaurants for tacos, sope and fajitas. Each location will be paired with a half-sized margarita or tequila-infused drink. As with all of our tours, we’ll find our way through this historic neighborhood and point out interesting city factoids and landmarks along the way. And, be sure to save room for dessert – churros from a woman owned, local Hispanic bakery!

Tour departs from the Hilton City Center.

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Lakefront Brewery Tour

Lakefront Brewery Tour

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 6-7:45 PM

Max: 55 people

Lakefront Brewery believes people want to go on brewery tours for three main reasons: drink beer, be entertained and see the place. You’ll enjoy a cold brew upon arrival and quirky guides who serve up belly-busting laughs on what TripAdvisor.com ranks as the fourth best brewery tour in the nation. This progressive, award-winning brewer is the first beer company to bottle fruit beer since prohibition and the first beer to be certified gluten-free in the U.S.

Tour departs from the Hilton City Center.

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Milwaukee Art Museum/Discovery World

Milwaukee Art Museum/Discovery World

Date: Thursday, April 20, 8:30 AM to 12 PM

Max: 55 people

At the Milwaukee Art Museum, you will experience over 30,000 works of art in the world’s only moving art museum, located along the shores of Lake Michigan. Next door, you will find 120,000-square foot facility includes interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, learning labs, and more! You’ll find fun and educational experiences for all ages during your visit to Discovery World.

Pick up at 8:30AM at Hilton, drop at Colectivo until 9:40AM, drop at MAM at 9:55AM, drop off at hotel at noon.

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Craft Brewery & Cocktail Tour

Craft Brewery and Cocktails Tour

Provided by: Milwaukee Food & City Tours

Date: Thursday, April 20, 1-5 PM

Max: 26 people

This tour is focused on discovering new craft breweries and distilleries in Milwaukee – before they become famous! This isn’t a brewery tour where you learn about the brewing process – we will be meeting with the masterminds behind these locations and learn more about their craft philosophies while sampling their products.

Most of the locations we visit do not distribute their beer or spirits, but you will have the opportunity to buy directly from them if you would like to take home a souvenir or two.

Tour departs from the Hilton City Center.

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Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game

Provided by: Milwaukee Brewers

Date: Thursday, April 20, 7:10pm

Max: 30 people

Catch a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game at Miller Park, named after the Miller Brewing Company. The stadium even has a retractable roof for those cold or stormy nights. Brats and brews await for a night at the ballgame!
For questions on the Brewers or Miller Park, or to share any content published about the game or stadium, please contact Zak.Thomas@brewers.com.

Transportation is not provided to the stadium.

You must receive a physical or digital ticket from marissa@sheswanderful.com in order to get into the game. Your Eventbrite ticket will not give you access.

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Kenosha Tour

Kenosha Tour

Provided by: Visit Kenosha

Date: Friday, April 21, 10 AM – 4 PM

Max: 20 people

The Kenosha Area is located in the most southeastern corner of Wisconsin on the Lake Michigan shore. We invite you to come and experience your own #KenoshaFun! The Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will provide transportation and a step-on guide as you travel from Milwaukee to Kenosha. We’ll depart Milwaukee at 10 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. on April 21.

Our first stop will be Jelly Belly Visitor Center: We’ll learn candymaking secrets aboard the Jelly Belly Express, a free train tour that travels through the distribution center. We’ll stop in the store afterwards, for free tasty candy samples and shopping. The next stop is the Civil War Museum (includes catered lunch): We’ll “see the elephant” at this lakefront museum. CWM is one of three Kenosha museums that is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. It’s also one of only three venues in the country that features a 360-degree film experience. We’ll watch the film “Seeing the Elephant” and have a guided tour.

We’ll close the visit with a unique view of the Lake Michigan shore and Downtown Kenosha by riding an Electric Streetcar. Kenosha has a fleet of seven authentic and colorful Electric Streetcars. Learn more about the Kenosha Area at VisitKenosha.com.

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MKE Pizza Tour

MKE Pizza Tour

Provided by: Milwaukee Food & City Tours

Date: Friday, April 21, 11 AM – 2 PM

Max: 26 people

Celebrate PIZZA with Milwaukee’s bus-driven Pizza Tour! Join us as we sample the quintessential thin crust pizza, grab gourmet slices of tomato goodness, and search for the most historic pies in town.

We’ll go from old school, 5-star pizzerias to newer, upscale establishments and enjoy a variety of unique tastes that they each offer. As with all of our tours, we’ll find our way through historic neighborhoods and point out interesting city factoids and landmarks along the way. And, save room for dessert – our excursion concludes with a divine scoop of gelato!

The 3-hour bus tour will depart from the Hilton City Center and feature substantial portions. Pizza slices, dessert and round-trip transportation are included.

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Historic Milwaukee Walking Tour

Historic Milwaukee Walking Tour

Date: Friday, April 21, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Max: 15

The tour begins in Milwaukee’s historic downtown and ends at the ultra-modern Milwaukee Art Museum at the lakefront. Tour guide will help guests explore the architecture and streetscape to gain insight into how the commercial use of the rivers, lake and harbor helped create the Milwaukee we know today.

Highlights of the tour include: City Hall, Milwaukee Riverwalk, Iron Block, Chase Bank, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Building, Wells Building, Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee Club, Federal Building, Gas Light Building (designed by Eschweiler and Eschweiler), US Bank Building, Northwestern Mutual Life Data Center, War Memorial Center (designed by Eero Saarinen) and the Milwaukee Art Museum (designed by Santiago Calatrava).

Meet at the Hilton City Center.

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Yoga at the MAM

Yoga at the MAM

Date: Saturday, April 22, 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Max: 55 people

The Milwaukee Art Museum and VISIT Milwaukee present Yoga @ the Museum. Join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga in Windhover Hall, beneath the wings, of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

While this opportunity is generally provided once a month, VISIT Milwaukee has arranged for a special class just for WITS! The class is open to all levels and is a great opportunity to get some exercise before a day in conference chairs. Yoga mats will be provided.

Pick up from Hilton City Center at 6 am and return by 8 am.

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Bloody Mary Brunch Tour

Bloody Mary Brunch Tour

Provided by: Milwaukee Food & City Tours

Date: Monday, April 24, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Max: 20 people

Why was Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward once known as the Bloody Third Ward? Who invented the Bloody Mary and why are there so many variations of the popular drink? These are just a few of the many questions to be answered on this unique Sunday brunch tour that will take you throughout the City.

This tour includes traditional brunch items, plus three 6-ounce Bloody Mary samples. For those that prefer to not have Bloody Mary samples on this tour, we can easily substitute mimosas, domestic beer or non-alcoholic options for you.

Tour departs from the Hilton City Center.

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Lakefront Brewery Tour

Lakefront Brewery Tour

Date: Monday, April 24, 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Max: 55 people

Lakefront Brewery believes people want to go on brewery tours for three main reasons: drink beer, be entertained and see the place. You’ll enjoy a cold brew upon arrival and quirky guides who serve up belly-busting laughs on what TripAdvisor.com ranks as the fourth best brewery tour in the nation.

This progressive, award-winning brewer is the first beer company to bottle fruit beer since prohibition and the first beer to be certified gluten-free in the U.S.

Tour departs from the Hilton City Center. Pre-ordered lunch provided.

Sign up now.