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Sightseeing in Milwaukee - what to see. Complete travel guide

This place with rich history is one of the largest U.S. cities. Milwaukee literally translates as "good earth". This name was given to the city by its first settlers from Indian tribes. In the end of the 19th century the main manufacturing in the city was brewing. Brewing began developing under the influence of German immigrants who invaded the town in the middle of the century. Until the mid-20th century Milwaukee was a leading beer producer in the world. Even today one of the oldest plants still works in its territory. Travellers can also feel the atmosphere of the last century in numerous taverns and bars of the city.
In Milwaukee you will find many notable historic places of interest that will be interesting to any guest. First of all, you should visit old churches and buildings made of the so-called cream brick. The the bricks in this area are made of clay of unusual cream color, so the houses look so strange and unusual. Evangelical Lutheran Church is one of the most beautiful buildings created from their cream-colored brick.
Among popular cultural facilities we should mention the Milwaukee Art Museum, which traditionally amazes visitors by its unusual architecture and interior decoration. Here you can see works by famous artists, the majority of which belong to the early 19th century. Modern technologies fans will surely enjoy the tour to the Discovery World Museum. Its appearance it resembles a spaceship emitting laser beams of acid colors in all directions. The expositions of the museum demonstrate the power and majesty of modern technology. Besides this Milwaukee is home to world-famous Harley Davidson motorcycles, so tourists will have an opportunity to see the factory and the headquarters of the company. Complete your cultural program by visiting the Miller brewery. Copyright
In the vicinity of Milwaukee is Lake Michigan, which never ceases to attract lovers of natural attractions. This picturesque lake is surrounded by extensive parks. There are excellent conditions for walking and cycling, as well as playing sports. Tourists can visit these places accompanied by a guide and see the most interesting natural attractions, or walk along the lake coasts on their own. For those who do not want to leave the city, the Riverwalk route can be recommended for walks. It passes along the banks of the Milwaukee River in the heart of the city. Here, you can also admire the wonderful natural scenery and relax away from the noisy city streets.
Fans of painting should pay attention to the Art Museum of Milwaukee. It is located in one of the most remote areas of the city, so it is not known to all tourists. This museum presents works of art by the most famous painters of the state. Some of the paintings stored in the museum are more than one hundred years old. In the cultural center, there are special rooms for temporary exhibitions, during which you can get acquainted with the works of contemporary painters and photographers.
In the vicinity of Milwaukee is the world-famous Harley-Davidson Factory, which continues to produce engines for the most high-class motorcycles in the world. Several times a week, the factory conducts excursions for tourists, during which they can observe the production process. Going to the plant will be an unforgettable adventure. Visitors are allowed to travel through its territory only in special uniform and shoes.
Milwaukee Art Museum, at night Milwaukee continues to draw the attention of fans of event tourism. Every year, in the first half of July, one of the world's largest music festivals, Summerfest, takes place here. For 11 days, the town turns into a concert platform. 10 open platforms are set on its territory to conduct events. This festival is visited by performers from all over the world, as well as thousands of fans of rock, jazz, blues and country music. In addition to musical concerts, during the festival, there are interesting events dedicated to contemporary art. Most of the events take place in the most picturesque central area of ​​Milwaukee, on the shore of the lake.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Milwaukee
♥   Shopping area ' Historic Third Ward' Milwaukee, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Milwaukee
♥   Recreation Area 'Walkers Point' , 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Mitchell' , 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Wilson' , 8.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Allis' , 13.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   City Park 'Franklin Woods' , 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Milwaukee and around
♥   Art museum 'Grohmann Museum' Milwaukee, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Milwaukee Art Museum' Milwaukee, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art' Milwaukee, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum' Milwaukee, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Milwaukee from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Noahs Ark Waterpark

From the series “The greatest and fanciest water parks”
The aquapark is notable not only for a variety of rides, but also for the spectacular design. Hundreds of trees and shrubs grow on its territory. Visitors always have an opportunity to sunbathe on a green lawn or have a picnic in the shade of trees. Excellent playgrounds are set for the youngest guests. Many believe Noah's Ark Waterpark to be the best aquapark in North America. … Read further

Buckingham Fountain

From the series “The most spectacular fountains in the world”
The multifunctional fountain, the diameter of whose main basin forms 84 meters, is decorated with the interesting seahorse sculptures. For the design of the well the rare pink marble was used. The structure of the fountain is very symbolic. Its main pool symbolizes Lake Michigan and four groups of seahorses - four lakes surrounding the lake. The total volume of the water, which is constantly in the fountain, is about 5 700 000 liters. In the well there are 134 nozzles, from which more than 65,000 liters of water are ejected every minute. In the evening the wonderful fountain is illuminated with 840 colorful lamps. … Read further
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