Moving to Milwaukee? Locals have seen many positive changes throughout the city in recent years as Milwaukee essentially reinvented itself while maintaining its diverse culture and strong history. With the addition of new museums, entertainment arenas, and the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the city has worked hard to increase its desirability for residents and tourists alike. Sitting right along the shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is 90 miles north of Milwaukee, attracting visitors from across the Midwest.
Milwaukee is famous for its brewing industry, most notably for being home to the Miller Brewing Company, America's oldest major brewery. Take a walking tour through the brewing facility to learn the history of the company and the techniques used in the brewing process done today. You can also visit the home of Frederick Pabst (known as thePabst Mansion) another famous icon in beer brewing history. Milwaukee is also well known for its many festivals, the largest being a music festival called Summerfest, which brings together bands from across the country to play in a series of outdoor stages over a number of days. Throughout the year, you’ll also find the German Fest, Irish Fest, Polish Fest, Festa Italiana, African World Festival, Mexican Fiesta, and of course, the Milwaukee Beer Fest.
Other attractions in Milwaukee include the Milwaukee Art Museum, which has a collection of over 20,000 works including impressive works of German Expressionism, folk and Haitian artists, and American artists. Take in the cultures of ancient civilizations from around the world, re-live Milwaukee’s earlier days at the Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit, and be amongst living butterflies at the Puelicher Butterfly Wing exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Another fun thing to do in Milwaukee is to visit the Harley Davidson Powertrain Operation where you can take a tour to see how the company manufactures engines and transmissions for these world famous motorcycles. For kids 10 years and under, the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum offers a place filled with inter-active exhibits to stimulate the little ones and encourage learning from an early age. The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is another great destination featuring beautiful displays of plants from desert, tropical and man other climates.
Milwaukee’s most beloved sports team is perhaps baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers who play at Miller Park. Bernie Brewer, the team’s mascot and the team’s name itself pay tribute to the city’s history of beer brewing. Other professional sports teams include basketball’s Milwaukee Bucks, hockey’s Milwaukee Admirals, and soccer’s Milwaukee Wave.