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Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s new Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has won numerous awards for its fantastic design. The white “wings” of the hall open twice a day – 10 am and 5 pm (8 on Fridays)…. Continue Reading →

Milwaukee Public Market

In Milwaukee and can’t decide where to have lunch or an early dinner? Make everyone happy at the Milwaukee Public Market! This upscale food emporium carries a wide range of items, from fresh seafood, wines, spices, fruit & veg, chocolates,… Continue Reading →

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Despite being closed for awhile in 2016 due to falling concrete, the Domes are once again open. The egg-shaped conservatories contain three ecosystems –  tropical, desert and “show” dome. The collections at the domes are vast, large, healthy and very… Continue Reading →

Lake Express High-Speed Ferry

Wishing for a vacation on a sandy beach but don’t have the cash for the Carribean? The Lake Express High Speed Ferry whips you across Lake Michigan in two and a half hours to hundreds of miles of clear, gorgeous… Continue Reading →

Lynden Sculpture Garden

Hidden behind a weathered wooden fence, on an unremarkable road, is a truly fantastic collection of modern sculpture.  The Lynden Sculpture Garden, opened 2010, houses more than 50 large-scale modern pieces spread over 40 acres of grounds. The wide, open,… Continue Reading →

Mary Nohl’s House

Artist Mary Nohl has an out-sized reputation in Wisconsin. Lauded as an “outsider artist”, despite her Art Institute of Chicago degree, she has been demonized, vandalized, lauded and mocked. After her death, Nohl’s collection of whimsical yard art became the… Continue Reading →

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center contains a very elegant nature center, well-tended trails, good parking and a nice lookout tower. Not surprising, as it is located just north of the tony village of Fox Point, north of Milwaukee. The Nature… Continue Reading →

Milwaukee River Greenway

The Milwaukee River Greenway is an area of close to 900 acres in the heart of Milwaukee. It sports numerous trails along the river, playgrounds, a very nice dog park, skate parks and, during summer months, biergartens for the discerning… Continue Reading →

Haggerty Museum of Art

The Haggerty Museum of Art is a small but elegant museum located on the Marquette University Campus, Milwaukee. The museum regularly has 2-3 exhibits on display. Take an hour when you are in Milwaukee to admire both the art and… Continue Reading →

Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is strangely hidden in plain site. Two doors down from the Catholic Financial Life building and directly across Highway 43 from the Milwaukee Courthouse, the museum is incredibly easy to overlook. The museum was founded… Continue Reading →

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