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A Day in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee is the most happening city in Wisconsin and this 24 hour guide will give you exactly what you need to have a fun filled time. Tourists and travelers will benefit from this holiday guide which tells you how to go about enjoying the sights and sounds of Milwaukee. 

24 Hours in Milwaukee
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Start Your Day at the Marketplace at 8:00 am 

Milwaukee Public Market is known for being a bustling and vibrant center of activity and tourists visit this place by a dozen. Check out the prepared foods such as cheese, tacos and beer of this marketplace located in the Third Ward. You get everything from free Wi-Fi to tables at this marketplace. Don’t miss out on the frozen custard. 

Address- 400, North Water Street, Milwaukee WI
Telephone Number - 14143361111

Check out the Harley Davidson plant at 9:00 am

This is the famous plant where the iconic Harley Davidson is assembled in suburban Wauwatosa. Located close to a 20 minute drive west of downtown, these engines are built and you can get a one hour tour plus a chance to ride these awesome bikes.Admission is free here. 

Address- 11700, West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI
Telephone Number- 18778831450/14143437850

Milwaukee Public Art Museum is your destination at 10:00 am

Located in North Art Museum Drive, this museum is known for its amazing artwork and Georgia O’Keefe paintings. From galleries to photography, this museum excels in all forms of art. Adults are charged a fee of USD 15 while USD 12 has to be paid for admittance for children. 

Address- 700, North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI
Telephone Number- 14142243200
Websitewww.mam.org

Discovery World Science Center is an excellent choice at 11:00 am

A lakefront and science-technology center, this museum has freshwater and saltwater aquariums. You can also enjoy the experience of sailing in a triple masted schooner at USD 40 for two hour sessions. The center  remains open from 9 in the morning to 4 in the evening Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays. It remains closed on Mondays from September to March.  USD 18 is charged for entry for adults and USD 14 for children. 

Address- 500, North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Telephone Number- 14147659966

12:00 pm is when you head out to the Lakefront Brewery

The Lakefront Brewery is located across the river from Brady Street and you can enjoy the tours at noon and the best time to visit is Friday nights. From beer to polka band, there are many high points of spending an evening here. There are 2 to 3 pm walk through guides as well. A one hour tour costs USD 8. The museum is open from 11 in the morning to 8 in the evening Monday to Thursday and till 9 pm on Friday. The brewery also opens from 9 in the morning to the night on Saturdays and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. 

Address- 1872, North Commerce Street, Milwaukee, WI
Telephone Number- 14143728800

1:00 pm  and its time for another brewery

Miller brewery is the top place for those who want to enjoy the beer legacy of Milwaukee. Pabst and Schiltz have moved out, but Miller is still around. Visit the packaging plant where 2000 cans are filled in a single minute and around a half million cases for shipment. Don’t give up on the generous tasting session at the end of the tour which  lets you try three full size samples. From September to may, the brewery remains open from 10:30 in the morning to 3:30 in the noon Monday to Saturday.  From June to August, the brewery remains open till 3:30 pm. 

Address- 4251, West State Street, Milwaukee, WI
Telephone- 14149312337

Have a glorious lunch at 2:00 pm 

An exhaustive wine list, the best French food outside of Paris and a romantic coffee house restaurant. Trocadero is the place to go for a swell lunch.  Its year round patio is heated in winters. Mains here cost between USD 7 to 17 and opening hours are from 11 in the morning to the evening, Monday to Friday while it opens from 9 am on weekends. Bon appetite. 

Address- 1758 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI
Telephone Number- 14142720205

3:00 pm is the hour for a visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo is among the largest zoos in the US. From a sea lion show to a camel ride, you get just about every type of activity here. The zoo also has an educational program. 

Address- 10001, West Bluemond Road, Milwaukee,  WI
Telephone Number -  14147713040

4:00 pm is museum time 

Excellent collections are there for visitors to admire and you even have a simulation of tropical forests to enjoy. The exhibits here are dynamic and interesting.

Address- 800, West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI
Telephone Number -  14147713040
Website -  www.mpm.edu

Shop at the Mayfair Mall at 5:00 pm 

Mayfair Mall is the ideal place to shop if you are in the city. You can enjoy the experience of shopping at one go under one roof for different products and items. This well stocked mall has everything a shopaholic could possibly want.

Address- 2500, North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI
Telephone Number- 1 414-771-1300

Head to Brookfield Square at 6:00 pm 

Brookfield Square Mall is the best venue for those who want to shop at boutiques and enjoy the pleasure of buying quality goods at reasonable prices.

Address- 95, North Moorland Road, Brookfield WI
Telephone Number -   1 262-797-7245

7:00 pm and the shopping frenzy continues

This outdoor mall is one of the best places to shop in and it has the best dining and entertainment facilities any shopper could possibly want. 

Address- 5800, North Bayshore Drive, Glendale, WI
Telephone Number- 14149638780

Indulge in Asian culinary delights at 8:00 pm 

RuYi is the top destination for Asian cuisine and you can get everything from Singapore noodles to pho and more. The Thai dishes here are amazing too. 

Address- 1721 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI-53233
Telephone Number- 4148477335

Enjoy a little dessert at 9:00 pm 

Southside city is where the fun begins with Indian sweets and amazing cuisine. Bombay Sweets is the top destination for those with a sweet tooth who crave gulab jamuns.

Address- 3401, South 13th Street, Milwaukee, WI-53215
Telephone Number- 4143833553

Go to Kochanski’s Concertina at 10:00 pm 

Kochanski’s Concertina is where you head to next to enjoy beers from Polish to American to Wisconsin craft levels. Located within 5 miles of downtown, the music here is amazing. Open from 6 in the evening to 2 am in the night Wednesdays to Saturdays and from 1 pm on Sunday, this is a beer hall with a difference. 

Address- 1920, South 37th Street, Milwaukee, WI

Enjoy the night out at 11:00 pm at Aura club 

This is the club to be if you like music that is soothing and drinks that will set the mood for a pleasant time. Enjoy the good food and the quality drinks as you party the night away.
Address- 722, North Milwaukee Street, WI
Telephone Number- 4142250003

12:00 am  and its Von Trier for the end to a perfect day

Try Von Triers if you want good quality drinks and free popcorn to of with it. Have the best time ever at this amazing nightclub. 

Address- 2235, North Farewell Avenue, Milwaukee WI

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