Milwaukee Tourist Information and Tourism
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin - WI, USA)
With a thriving arts community celebrated at the Milwaukee Art Museum and stunning views of Lake Michigan, this medium-sized city resides within the state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is also known for its lively summer festivals, Harley-Davidson motorbikes and local beer.
With riverfront redevelopments and popular riverwalks lining the beautiful Milwaukee River, the downtown district contains an attractive mixture of handsome old buildings and gleaming, modern glass structures. The city boasts a rich German heritage and was settled by Germans in the mid-19th century, with a strong European character being present in much of its historic architecture.
Tourism is encouraged throughout the city, with travelers always made to feel welcome. The main tourist information centers in the area are the Milwaukee Visitors Center on West Wisconsin Avenue, the LGBT Community Center on West Court Street, and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism along West Washington Street in Madison
, within driving distance of the city. Offering a range of information about Milwaukee's top sights, maps and guided tours, where to stay and eat, and general travel guides, these centers are a sensible place to visit when first arriving here. Other notable buildings include the city's main post office along West St. Paul Avenue, and the US Bank on East Wisconsin Avenue.
Accommodation in Milwaukee is plentiful and includes hostels, hotels, chain motels and lodges, with rates being higher during the summer. Hotels are particularly concentrated around the city center, close to the riverwalk and scenic lakefront, around the Third Ward District, the Kilbourntown area and Juneautown region. Further hotels can be found close to Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport (MKE), which is close to the city. More information about Milwaukee Hotels
Milwaukee is home to a host of tourist attractions, including Pabsts Mansion - a spectacular example of a 19th-century mansion; Milwaukee County Zoo - a fascinating zoo with numerous animals from all over the world; the International Clown Hall of Fame - paying tribute to clowns, and featuring an abundance of clown exhibits; the Grain Exchange Room - offering spectacular decor, the Grain Exchange Room was one the world's biggest wheat trading floors; and the Henry W. Maier Lakefront Festival Park - a magnificent parkland, together with stages and the Marcus Amphitheater. More information about Milwaukee Tourist Attractions
Some of the city's top museums and art galleries include Milwaukee Public Museum - a wonderful museum with an impressive range of exhibits and displays; the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) - a stunning modern building, housing an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures, including contemporary works; Discovery World Museum - an array of hands-on exhibits, concentrating on children under ten years of age; and America's Black Holocaust Museum - featuring an insight into racism through the ages. More information about Milwaukee Museums and Art Galleries
More Milwaukee Information / Fast Facts and Orientation
- Country: United States of America (USA)
- Location: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (WI)
- Status: city and county seat
- Area: approximately 96 square miles / 249 square kilometers
- Population: approximately 598,000
- Language: American English
- Currency: US Dollar (USD)
- Time zone: GMT - 6 hours Central Standard Time (daylight saving time is observed)
- Country dialing code: +1
- Telephone area code: 414
- Religion: various religions
- Average daily Milwaukee January temperature: -3°C / 27°F
- Average daily Milwaukee July temperature: 27°C / 81°F