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This is my hometown. If you were here just for one day, you could successfully hit all of these in 24 hours and have a good feel of the city in winter or summer. It is a good staging area on the way to Door County in the north, or the Wisconsin Dells in the west. Just 90 miles north from Chicago, This city once had the highest occupied building in America. Now it has the only occupied building that has wings that move.
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400 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
A concept borrowed from Seattle's Fish Market without the fish, the Milwaukee Public Market is an interesting shopping stop near the lake front, and on the edge of the Third Ward. The Historic Third Ward, mainly the Commission Row area, holds...
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550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Harbor House is the best place to eat if you want a good view of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Rely on the valet parking as public parking is quite limited. Try eating in the bar area as the tables are more available than the dining room.
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424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Pfister Hotel was built in 1893 and this ceiling is right above the lobby. Renovated in 2008, This hotel is my first lodging suggestion for anyone that wants a hotel that has no chain feel. The lobby bar is a logical meeting place, and across...
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200 E Wells St # 205, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Finished in 1895, the Milwaukee City Hall was then the largest inhabited building in the United States. Open to the public, looking up inside the building is quite a sight. Perhaps the Hyatt Regency got the atrium idea from this building?
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Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Calling," by Mark di Suvero, is within sight of the Milwaukee Art Museum in a nice urban park. This photo was taken on a nice blue day, but the orange is quite welcome on winter grey days. It is the best known of Milwaukee's public art.
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700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the lakefront and has become a symbol of the city. The wings move at noon every day that winds are below 30 mph. So if you want to visit, try and time if for that event and wait on the bridge that can be seen...
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1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214, USA
This home to the Milwaukee Brewers was completed in 2001. It has an unusual retractable roof that can be closed like a fan. A roof that can be closed is an important option for a sport that is played in a city where opening day can have snow. Even...
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524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215, USA
Mitchell Park has three domes that are three different climate zones of the Horticultural Conservatory. First built in 1898, the current domes were constructed starting in 1959, consisting of three beehive-shaped (not geodesic) glass domes, 140...