The Milwaukee Blacksmith is a unique business – blacksmithing for beginners!
Milwaukee’s Natural History museum is a safe bet for entertaining a group of people with diverse interests. There’s dinosaurs, live butterflies, very dead bugs, minerals and shells, ancient cultures, the rain forest and dioramas galore.
An engineering art museum may seem like a dichotomy, but the Grohmann Museum, presented by the UW-Milwaukee School of Engineering, is a fascinating and excellent blend of the two. This surprisingly large museum is elegantly designed and the collection presented… Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
As of Dec. 2020, the museum is closed. Its collection has been moved to the Cedarburg History Museum. The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is strangely hidden in plain site. Two doors down from the Catholic Financial Life building and directly… Continue Reading →
If you’re in the Wauwatosa area, take a few minutes to go look at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Though it rarely allows visitors in for tours, this crazy, unique building is worth a look. Built by the high priest… Continue Reading →
The Milwaukee Latino Arts Inc. center is just a stone’s throw from the Third Ward. This community center contains a small gallery featuring work of Latino artists. Additionally, they offer numerous concerts of both traditional and contemporary Latin American music,… Continue Reading →