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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Its collection contains nearly 25,000 works of art. It is one of the largest museums in the United States!”
  • 133 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Museum
“Within the walls of the H-D Museum you will find motorcycles and artifacts that tell the story of the Motor Company’s rich history and heritage. Every gallery and exhibit is an astonishing testimony to the legendary bikes, the people who built them and, of course, every individual who ever felt the powerful rumble on a long stretch of road. Enjoy the ride!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of my favorite brewery tours! Also a great spot for a classic Wisconsin fish fry and other tasty food by the river side. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Baseball Stadium
“Brewers in town?! Check out one of baseball’s finest stadiums. Pack the car to enjoy a tailgate, or ask your host for local shuttle suggestions. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Market
“All I can say is go and try as much as you can. The fish market is great, as is Anodyne coffee, but you really cant lose with any of the options.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Museum
“An excellent way to spend a day. It is small enough to be able to see it all in a day. There is an excellent butterfly exhibit that is permanent and happens to be supervised by my nephew.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Historic Third Ward is one of the city’s creative hubs, home to art galleries and studios in former warehouses, and performing arts venues like the Broadway Theater Center. Restaurants are upscale and trendy, and patio dining is popular. Indie boutiques sell fashion and homeware, while the indoor Milwaukee Public Market has produce, cheese and fish vendors. Henry W. Maier Festival Park hosts events and concerts.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Place to shop
“This is an amazing place to visit for a huge variety of food and little treasures!”
  • 49 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Science Museum
“Not only is Discovery World along the lake and a great place on its own, but it also has a replica of the Dennis Sullivan - an old sailing ship that you can ride on. Take a spin and see the Milwaukee skyline. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Not only does this place spot some good drinks and east it also hosts some amazing views. From the beautiful historic brick building- to the Marina and lake michigan. Its absolutely breathtaking! I suggest sitting on the patio and take a breather. You wont be let down. Favorite Options: Iced/ Hot Latte (try oat milk sub!) Iced Mystic tea with lavender Southwestern Burrito (Vegetarian) Warmed Coffee Cake Edamame Hummus Wrap”
  • 37 locals recommend
Park
“A festival park by the lakefront that has all kinds of cultural and art festivals like Polish fest, Mexican Fiesta, German fest and more throughout the year! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Beach
“Great place to catch a local concert, play some great beach volley ball, enjoy a cold beverage and great food or just settle into a beach chair with a good book. Beautiful sandy beach in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A local reimagined shopping mall with boutiques, restaurants and live entertainment”
  • 23 locals recommend
Zoo
“This zoo will surprise you. It’s one of the nations largest. Check out the gorilla pavilion or pet sting rays in the aquatic center! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Odd Duck was born in early 2012 from the partnership of owners Ross Bachhuber and Melissa Buchholz, a Bay View couple who had long worked in the Milwaukee restaurant industry. Their commitment to creativity, collaboration, and constant development has produced a more dynamic and ever-changing restaurant than either could have imagined at the inception. ODD DUCK IS LOCATED IN THE BAY VIEW AREA OF MILWAUKEE, SERVING AN EVER-CHANGING SMALL PLATE AND SHAREABLE MENU INSPIRED BY LOCAL INGREDIENTS AND WORLD CUISINE WITH DINING OPTIONS FOR VEGETARIANS, VEGANS & OMNIVORES ALIKE!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Unique American food with a twist. Very up-and-coming hipster feel with some great spins on American classics. Delicious pie made daily (the blueberry is my favorite).”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“One of my favorite brewery tours! Also a great spot for a classic Wisconsin fish fry and other tasty food by the river side. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Not only does this place spot some good drinks and east it also hosts some amazing views. From the beautiful historic brick building- to the Marina and lake michigan. Its absolutely breathtaking! I suggest sitting on the patio and take a breather. You wont be let down. Favorite Options: Iced/ Hot Latte (try oat milk sub!) Iced Mystic tea with lavender Southwestern Burrito (Vegetarian) Warmed Coffee Cake Edamame Hummus Wrap”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Odd Duck was born in early 2012 from the partnership of owners Ross Bachhuber and Melissa Buchholz, a Bay View couple who had long worked in the Milwaukee restaurant industry. Their commitment to creativity, collaboration, and constant development has produced a more dynamic and ever-changing restaurant than either could have imagined at the inception. ODD DUCK IS LOCATED IN THE BAY VIEW AREA OF MILWAUKEE, SERVING AN EVER-CHANGING SMALL PLATE AND SHAREABLE MENU INSPIRED BY LOCAL INGREDIENTS AND WORLD CUISINE WITH DINING OPTIONS FOR VEGETARIANS, VEGANS & OMNIVORES ALIKE!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cafe
“Unique American food with a twist. Very up-and-coming hipster feel with some great spins on American classics. Delicious pie made daily (the blueberry is my favorite).”
  • 36 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Open since April of 2001, LuLu is an eclectic cafe and bar located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee. Offering a variety of unique hot sandwiches, salads, and soup, this turn-of-the-century building has become a fun and funky spot for a quick lunch or a relaxed dinner. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“This tasty cafe also has a large gift and food market to explore while you wait for your table. I like their vegetarian options like the sweet potato and black bean burrito. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another 5 minute walk gets you to this local Mexican favorite. Enjoy great tacos and other Mexican dishes, tequila, beer and more. Tuesdays and Thursday are crowded due to $2 tacos. If you have to wait for a table, you can head across the street to Fink’s for a cocktail, while you wait for the text that your table is ready.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
“Honeypie was opened in 2009 and from the very beginning our goal has been to make great, Midwestern-inspired food from scratch with great Wisconsin ingredients. From our pickles to our pie crust we believe that good food is rooted in the way our grandparents used to cook. Real good food made from scratch. Our critically acclaimed pies are baked by our very own talented pie-makers, we have a nicely curated liquor and beer list, well crafted signature cocktails, a lovely daily menu that includes breakfast all day and a belly-warming weekend brunch menu complete with handmade buttermilk biscuits and house-infused bloody marys. ”
  • 33 locals recommend

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